Regina José Galindo 2014
The performances of Regina José Galindo (born 1974 in Guatemala City where she lives and works) investigate the ethical dimensions of discrimination and violence resulting from unequal power relations. She subjects her body to the physical and mental strain of extreme existential situations and puts herself in harm's way to test the limits of her control over the experimental set-ups. As both the performer and the object of her art, she defies the viewer to take a stand and to decide whether to remain a spectator or voyeur or whether to act as someone who assumes power and responsibility.
With the dictatorial regime and the genocide in Guatemala as their primary point of reference, Galindo's works also gesture beyond this specific context towards universal experiences at a collective and an individual level. Thus, she radically questions the distinction between art and life and challenges the relevance of political art.
Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien:
Regina José Galindo - Im Schaufenster, 31 March to 16 April 2014.
|2011||Prince Claus Award, Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development|
|2010||First prize Juannio, Guatemala|
|2005||Golden Lion at Venice Biennale for best artist under 30|
Selected solo shows:
|2014||Estoy Viva, PAC Milano|
|2013|| Anatomy Lesson, Jakopič Gallery. 30. Internationale Graphikbiennale Ljubljana |
Piel de Gallina, CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria;
TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Teneriffa
Selected group shows:
|2013||Nell´acqua capisco, collateral event 55. Biennale von Venedig, Libero Pisano|
|2010||Une idée, une forme, un être - poésie/politique du corporel, Migros Museum, Zürich|
The Beauty of Distance, 17th Biennale of Sidney
|2008||NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas;|
P.S.1, New York
|2005||Always a Little Further, 51th Venice Biennale|