Regina José Galindo in conversation with Aimé Iglesias Lukin, director and chief curator of Visual Arts.
Join us live on Instagram from your cell phone, or watch here and on YouTube live or after, for a series of remote visits to artists' studios to bring Americas Society's Visual Arts public programs to your home. Every Wednesday this month, contemporary artists will dialogue with our Visual Arts department about their work and practice.
About the artist:
Regina José Galindo is a visual artist and poet, whose main medium is performance. Galindo lives and works in Guatemala, using its own context as a starting point to explore and accuse the ethical implication of social violence and injustices related to gender and racial discrimination, as well as human rights abuses arising form the endemic inequalities in power relations of contemporary societies. She received the Golden Lion for Best Young Artist in the 51st Biennial of Venice (2005) for her work ¿Quién puede borrar las huellas? and Himenoplastia, two crucial pieces of her ouvre which critique Guatemalan violence that comes from missconceptions of morality and from gender violence, while she demands the restitution of the memory and humanity of the victims. In 2011 she was awarded with the Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands for her ability to transform injustice and outrage into powerful public acts that demand a response. She has also participated in 49th, 53rd, and 54th Venice Biennials; Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel; the 9th International Biennial of Cuenca; the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts of Ljubljana; the Shanghai Biennial (2016); the Biennial of Pontevedra in 2010; the 17th Biennial of Sydney; the 2nd Biennial of Moscow; the First Triennial of Auckland; the Venice-Istanbul Exhibition; the 1st Biennial of Art and Architecture of the Canary Islands; the 4th Biennial of Valencia; the 3rd Biennial of Albania; the 2nd Biennial of Prague; and the 3rd Biennial of Lima.
More digital content from Visual Arts at Americas Society:
- Read the exhibition catalogue for Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo.
- Watch the documentary Feliciano Centurión: Abrazo Íntimo al Natural, directed by Mon Ross (2016).
- Watch videos of recent events:
Image caption: Regina José Galindo. Courtesy of the artist.