Central American Studies

Regina José Galindo

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:00am

Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall

Regina José Galindo was born in 1974 in Guatemala City, where she resides. She is an internationally renowned contemporary artist specializing in performance art. Her work explores the ethical implications of social injustice, racial and gender discrimination, and inequality. She has shown her work at the Venice Biennale, at the Graphic Design Biennale of Ljubljana, as well as in the following biennales: Sharjah, Pontevedra, Sydney, Moscow, Auckland, Venice-Istambul, Islas Canarias, Albania, Prague, and Lima, Perú.  

In 2005 she received the prestigious Golden Lion Award at the 51st Venice Biennale in the category of Emerging Artist. In 2007 she received the first prize in the V Edition of Inquieta Imagen video art festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in Costa Rica. In 2010 she received the first prize in the Juannio Biennale in Guatemala. In 2011 she received the Prince Clauss Award in the Netherlands for her work. In 2011 she received the grand award at the 29th Graphic Arts Biennale in Ljubljana. 

Currently her work is on view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York as part of the Under the Same Sun show. Also, this year she has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Milan, Italy and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Central American Studies 15th Anniversary Lecture Series. This event is sponsored by the Central American Studies Program, the Central American Research and Policy Institute (CARPI), the Central American United Student Association (CAUSA), the College of Humanities, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Institute on Mexico and Latin America, the Office of the Provost, the Art Department, the department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.