María likes to develop curatorial and communication strategies for others, individuals and institutions. She grew up in Guayaquil, Ecuador, lives and works between the streets of Berlin and the world. She was trained as an art historian at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and at the Elite Netzwerk Bayern’s interdisciplinary program Historische Kunst-und bilddiskurse.
Together with Paul Sochacki, she founded the street journal on poverty and wealth, art and society "Arts of the Working Class“, which they edit and publish with Alina Kolar. "Arts of the Working Class“ contains contributions by artists and thinkers from different fields and in different languages. Its terms are based upon the working class, meaning everyone, and it reports everything that belongs to everyone. Everyone who sells this street journal earns money directly. Vendors keep 100% of the sales.
María has joined THE NEW INSTITUTE in fall of 2021.