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(Image: Jennifer de Leon)
In the Studio: The Spine of Music – Alberto Rodríguez Collía
Watch the video: Visual Arts held a discussion with the Guatemala-based engraver and cinematic artistic director.
In conversation with Natalia Viera Salgado, assistant curator of Visual Arts.
Join us live on Instagram from your phone, or watch on YouTube after, for a series of conversations with the contemporary artists of Joaquín Orellana: The Spine of Music to bring Americas Society's Visual Arts public programs to your home. Every other Wednesday this month, contemporary artists will dialogue with our Visual Arts department about their work and practice.
About the artist
Alberto Rodríguez Collía lives and works in Guatemala. With his work, he tries to explore the historical memory, sordid aspects of the human being, and the ridicule of the societies that are imposed over others. He graduated as Engraver from Art School no. 10 of Madrid, and for his final project received the honorable mention at Aurelio Blanco awards. In 2007 he co-founded the TEGG, the only engraving workshop in Guatemala, where he taught and organized exhibitions related to graphic arts. He was awarded with the residencies of FONCA / CASA of Oaxaca, Mexico; Des.Pacio of San José, Costa Rica; Fundaçao Armando Alvarez Penteado in São Paulo, Brazil; and AIT in Tokyo, Japan. He also participated in thirty-second Biennial of Ljubljana, in the XVI and XVII Biennial of Guatemala, the VII Central American Biennial, and in exhibitions on Palais de Tokyo, Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, and the Roppongi Art Complex of Tokyo. From 2010 to 2014 he was in charge of the Cinematographic Art Center of the CCEG, coordinating films screenings and workshops of cinema. Also coordinated the Contemporary Film Festival (MUCA) and has worked for the human rights oriented film festival “Memoria, Verdad, Justicia” since 2013. He participated in the films Even the Sun Has Spots (artistic co-director with Julio Hernández) that won the Prix Espérance and honorable mention in the FID of Marseille, and also was screened at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and Hopefully the Sun Will Hide Me (artistic co-director with Andrea Mármol) both films from Julio Hernández Cordón. At the beginning of 2020 he worked in the theater play of Marco Canale La velocidad de la luz, on its Tokyo version.
More digital content from Visual Arts at Americas Society:
- Read the exhibition catalogue for Joaquín Orellana: The Spine of Music.
- 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:
- Art at a Distance: Promoting Visual Arts during the Health Crisis
- Curator's Perspective – Jacopo Crivelli Visconti
- "I Am Reborn at Every Moment" – Contemporary Reflections on Feliciano Centurión and AIDS
- Ulises Carrión – Art, Mail, Books, and So…
- Book Launch: Alejandra Seeber – Picture This Featuring the Artist in Conversation with Guillermo Kuitca