Johanna Hamann

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Johanna Hamann Mazuré
BornJuly 21, 1954
DiedApril 7, 2017(2017-04-07) (aged 62)

Johanna Hamann Mazuré (Lima, Peru. July 21,1954-April 7, 2017) was a Peruvian sculptor. She emerged as a contemporary artist in the early 1980s and she is known for her sculptures that explore and represent the human body through unconventional perspectives. [1]

She became a professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 1984. Later, she became the director of studies of PCUP's Department of Art and Design and researcher of the public art of Lima.[2]


Hamann studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PCUP) where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a mention in sculpture.[3]

She continued her education at PCUP and received a master's degree in Humanities.

In 2011, she received her Phd in Public Space and Urban Regeneration from the University of Barcelona. [4] Her doctoral dissertation, Monumentos Públicos y Espacios Urbanos. Lima, 1919-1930, focused on the public art in Lima and its effect on the processes of the city's development and construction. [5]


“Barrigas”, (1978-1983). Metal structure, plaste, resin. A sculpture of three hanging "wombs" from meat hooks. This sculpture was created in sharp contrast from the stereotype of pregnancy. Created during Peru's transition from an authoritarian dictatorship to democratic rule[6], her purpose of this piece was to address the violence women faced in Peru while exhibiting the harmful social expectations of motherhood[1] [7]

"El Cuerpo Blasonad" (1997).[edit]

A series of life size self portraits created to depict and reflect on life, pain, and death. [8]

  • "Cuerpo I (Opresión)", (1994-1997). Wax. A life size wax sculpture of a nude woman. The figure's hands are held behind her back and her head is tilted to look up. [9]
  • "Cuerpo II (Libertad)", (1994-1997). Olive tree. This sculpture is created out of olive tree to resemble a human figure. The human arms and torso stretch into wood carved moth wings. [10]
  • "Cuerpo III (Ejecución)", (1994-1997). Wax, steel. A wax sculpture of a woman with long hair seated holding a stainless steel guillotine that cuts her thighs. The metal sheet that resembles the guillotine's blade allows viewers to faintly see their own reflection.


  • "Antológica", ICPNA Miraflores: March 1-April 10, 2016[11]
  • "Radical Women: Latin American Art", 1960–1985, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles: September 15-December 31, 2017[12]
  • "Radical Women: Latin American Art", 1960–1985, Brooklyn Museum, New York: April 13-July 22, 2018[13]
  • "Cuerpo, frágil refugio", Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, Municipalidad de Miraflores, Lima, Perú: 2002-2003
  • "El Cuerpo Blasonado Esculturas", Centro Cultural de la Municipalidad de Miraflores, Lima, Perú: 1997
  • "Muestra Antológica 1983/1991", Bienal Iberoamericana de Lima Casa de Nicolás Ribera El Viejo, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, Perú: 1997
  • "Johanna Hamann Esculturas y Dibujos", Centro Cultural de la Municipalidad de Miraflores, Lima, Perú: 1991
  • "Johanna Hamann Obra Gráfica Reciente", Galería Trilce, Lima, Perú: 1988
  • "Johanna Hamann Esculturas y Dibujos", Galería Camino Brent, Lima, Perú: 1985
  • "Johanna Hamann Esculturas", Galería Forum, Lima, Perú: 1983

Honors and Awards[edit]

  • Teacher Appreciation Award, PUCP. 2009[3]
  • Recognition for Research, PUCP. 2012[14]
  • DAI Research Prize, PUCP. 2008[14]


  • Monumentos públicos y espacios urbanos. Lima, 1919-1930. 2011[15]
  • El Nacimiento De Lima: La Imposición De Un Nuevo Orden. 2012[16]
  • Lima: Espacio Público, Arte y Ciudad. 2013[17]
  • El cuerpo, un familiar desconocido. 2013[18]
  • El arte en el espacio público: interdisciplinariedad y convergencia. 2015
  • Leguía, el Centenario y sus monumentos. Lima: 1919-1930. 2015[19]


  1. ^ a b Radical women : Latin American art, 1960-1985. Fajardo-Hill, Cecilia,, Giunta, Andrea,, Alonso, Rodrigo,, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center,, Brooklyn Museum,, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Project). Los Angeles. pp. 30–32, 48, 287–288. ISBN 9783791356808. OCLC 982089637.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Johanna Hamann (1954-2017)". PUCP. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b Remesar, Antoni, aremesar@ub.ed., and Marien1 Ríos. “Johanna Hamann. La Dificil Aventura de La Interdisciplina. In Memoriam. (Catalan).” On the W@terfront, vol. 53, Apr. 2017, pp. 9–40. EBSCOhost,
  4. ^ "Johanna Hamaan". Educast PUCP. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  5. ^ Hamaan, Johanna (21 January 2011). "Monumentos Públicos y Espacios Urbanos. Lima, 1919-1930". Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa.
  6. ^ "Peru 1979". Constitution Writing and Conflict Interest.
  7. ^ Frank, Priscilla (2017-10-23). "Radical Latinx Artists Reveal The Violent Sides Of Pregnancy And Motherhood". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  8. ^ Gutierrez, Stephany (2016-03-14). "[AS 191]Cuerpos sutiles". Revista ASIA SUR (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  9. ^ Calvo, Max Hernández (3 March 2016). "Our Review on the Exhibition "Johanna Hamann 1977-2015"". El Comercio. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  10. ^ Mitrovic, Mijail (March 2017). "Johanna Hamann: The Variations of the Body". Poder. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Textos Arte 2016" (PDF). November 2016.
  12. ^ "Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985". Hammer Museum.
  13. ^ "Brooklyn Museum" (PDF). Brooklyn Museum. December 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Johanna Hamann". PUCP. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  15. ^ Hamann, Johanna (21 January 2011). "Monumentos públicos y espacios urbanos. Lima, 1919-1930". Tesis Doctorals en Xarxa. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  16. ^ Mazuré, Johanna Hamann. “El Nacimiento De Lima: La Imposición De Un Nuevo Orden.” On the W@terfront, vol. 21, Mar. 2012, pp. 23–37. EBSCOhost,
  17. ^ Hamann, Johanna (2013). Lima: Espacio Público, Arte Y Ciudad. Lima, San Miguel, Perú: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. ISBN 9786124206023.
  18. ^ Hamann, Johanna (10 September 2013). "El cuerpo, un familiar desconocido" (PDF). Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  19. ^ Hamann, Johanna (2015). Leguía, el centenario y sus monumentos. Lima: 1919-1930. Lima. ISBN 9786123171452.

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