Born & Based
San José, Costa Rica.
Drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, set design, dramaturgy
of dress, performance & video.
MFA, Fulbright scholarship, George Washington University, DC; French Government scholarship and Japan Foundation scholarship; Licentiate in Visual Arts, University of Costa Rica.
Costa Rican National awards Aquileo J. Echeverría, 1998 & 2003; Chapingo Biennial, México, 2008, PROARTES; Costa Rica, 2010, Francisco Amiguetti 2020 , Costa Rica, among others.
Performances & Biennials
Matamoros has exhibited, individually and collectively, in more than 135 exhibitions for over 30 years, in Costa Rica, USA, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, Colombia, Argentina, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador, Peru, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Washington DC, & New York.
Biennials: Venice, Italy; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tijuana, Mexico; Chapingo, Mexico; Bienarte, Costa Rica; El Salvador, Marte & Idearte, Honduras.
“What I admire about Rossella Matamoros’ work
is that it truly integrates every art form,
from ancient to new.”
Artist and Founder of Franklin Furnace,
New York, NY 2014
“Gives a sense of her tremendous energy and statements that remind me of the Hubble telescope’s images of the Cosmos. She is a force of nature. A Tsunami of earth, wind, roaring geysers, and stone silence. In my mind I am surrounded with a gallery full of this crashing and bellowing universe, and seem to see the noise. Then I remember her person, delicate, sensitive, and dedicated. Amazing!”
Rachel Rosenthal, Interdisciplinary artist.
Artistic Director, The RR Company.
Founder of TOHUBOHU Theatre.
Los Angeles, California, September 2011
"I discovered that Rossella Matamoros is an artist of the night that is constantly rising to the light of day."