Nelly César (Mexican, b. 1986) is an interdisciplinary artist exploring sculpture, installation and drawing in connection to performance. Her multifaceted experimental projects work to propose alternative ways of experiencing art, and to build stronger and more diverse artistic communities. César attempts to decolonize artistic and urban territories by reclaiming spaces and creating self-organizing structures outside of hegemonic economic and social systems. César’s commitment to constructing alternatives to institutional traditions is central to her work as the creative director and co-founder of Pandeo, an independent cultural centre in Mexico City. Pandeo creates new ways of thinking about public space and feminist practices, focusing on the interpersonal and affective interactions between the arts, audiences and creators. César is also a founding member of Prras!, an art and editorial project engaging with issues of labour, economy and professionalization for women in the arts.Her work has been shown in Mexico, Canada, Argentina, Hungary, France and the US, and is included in the Museo de Mujeres Artistas Mexicana and in Archiva: Masterpieces of Mexican Feminist Art by Mónica Mayer. César received her MFA from the University of British Columbia.