Alicia Zamora Noguera
Alicia Zamora Noguera was born in Jinotega, in the northern part of Nicaragua in 1978, in the midst of the popular insurrection war. The daughter of two community teachers: Rene and Daisy, who came to Managua fleeing the military conflict, in search of better opportunities.
Her father graduated as a teacher in geography and history, and her mother as a teacher, with an emphasis on pre-school education and later as a lawyer and notary. Her mother, who died recently, did not stop studying until she was 69 years old, the age at which she suffered a stroke. Both parents cultivated in her, a love of travel, art, teaching and sharing.
Alicia, herself, graduated with a degree in sociology in 2000, with honors. At the same time, she taught herself art and, since 1997, she has participated in a series of regional and international seminars, exhibitions, workshops and congresses on different topics of cultural management and contemporary art. From 2013 to 2015 she was director of the Spanish cultural center in Nicaragua. She has received many national and international awards, scholarships and residencies.
The Tonátzin Collective for Women Artists
Alicia is a cultural manager, artist and sociologist, with more than 27 years of experience, which she now shares with a Women’s Collective in Granada, made up of girls from the Granada community, between 12 and 24 years old. These girls have called themselves the Tonántzin Collective and are currently being the protagonists of their own history: selling their own art to support their family income, through fair trade and solidarity of their works. The Tonántzin Collective was born 5 years ago, born from the need to merge art and technology to protect the identity of girls online and also to improve their income to continue their studies at primary, secondary and university. All this has been achieved from one of the poorest countries in Latin America, and with great courage and a high sense of honor. Alicia has managed in these years to benefit 22 families with girls at risk, in a city whose rates of sex tourism and human trafficking have managed to decrease, among other things, thanks to Collective work, the sale of art and feminist awareness.
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