My six year bachelors degree is from La Catolica University in Lima with a specialization in Painting. My thesis was titled Shipibo–Conibo Survivors, artistic development and influences of a living culture, from drawing to painting. This thesis stu died the art development of the Shipibo-Conibo, a Central Amazonian native community.
My masters degree is from a cooperative program between Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg University and the IT University, Chalmers University, in Sweden. I have family ties to Sweden, it was the land of my grandfather who left his homeland to live the rest of his life in the Peruvian tropical rainforest. My masters degree is in Fine Arts with Specialization in Digital Media and my thesis was titled: Legacy: a gift of property, a journey through the context of the artist and the art, which connected Amazon immigration to Sweden between 1973 and the present.
After finishing my studies I decided to come back to Peru and to Pucallpa where I worked for a time as an art teacher in the state art school Eduardo Mesa Saravia of Pucallpa, the main art school of this region. This experience heightened my aware- ness of the regional art culture and movement.
During my art studies I felt that the most enriching experiences have been the opportunity to experience art with others, sharing ideas and projects with fellow artists and people in general in a open, multidisciplinary atmosphere. This personal experience, combined with my life connection to the Amazon area is what initially inspired the program.
CS creates an international collaborative art residency program where locals and foreigners can gather and work on specific projects in an atmosphere of shared knowledge."
For more information on Diana Riesco Lind’s work: http://www.driescolind.blogspot.com/