Director of Consonni, Bilbao
She has a degree in Sociology and Political Science and a Master’s degree in Cultural Management from Deusto University (Bilbao). Today she is the director of the Bilbao contemporary art production company Consonni (www.consonni.org). She has worked in this company since 1999, inviting artists to create projects that are not an art object in an exhibition space but make use of their own contemporary tools for creations in immensely varied formats, which have included a TV programme, a Basque typeface auction, guided tours of an abandoned funfair or a zombie walk, to subvert, criticise or merely study the society they form part of Consonni has had its own publishing company since 2009, to experiment with the varied possibilities of art books. María was the co-founder of the feminist art group Pripublikarrak (2005-2009), and has taken part in numerous cultural policy research projects.