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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Regina José Galindo

Guatemala,
Guatemala

Regina José Galindo (b. 1974) was born in Guatemala City. Her work has been included in group shows like Venice-Istanbul, Museum of Modern Art, Intanbul; Into Me, Out of Me, P.S.1, New York. and Kunst-Werke Berlin; MASH, Miami; Las Fronteras del Género, Zaragoza, Spain; Estrecho Dudoso, Teoretica, Costa Rica; MENS mankind, S.M.A.K., Belgium; Courants Alternatifs, PARVIS, Paris and Bordeaux, France; Eretica, Palermo, Italy; Il Potere delle Donne, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy; Produciendo Realidad, Lucca, Italy; First Festival of Corporal Art, Caracas, Venezuela; She has been invited to participate in the Moscu Biennal 2007; I Bienal Arquitectura, Arte Paisaje Islas Canarias in 2006; III Biennale of Tirana, Albania in 2005; Venice Biennal in 2001 and 2005; II Biennal in Prague in 2005; and III Biennal in Lima, Peru in 2002. She won the Golden Lion Award for young artists for her participation in the Venice Biennal in 2005. She has published a monography of her work Regina José Galindo by VanillaEdizioni, and PrometeoGallery, Italy 2006, and the book of poetry Personal e Intransmisible, editorial Coloquia, Guatemala, 1999

Feminist Artist Statement

I’m a woman and, as such, I can’t un-attach myself from the term “feminist”. However, not all my work is only about this. In many cases, I work on pain and human emotions from a universal point of view. We are all the same and feel the same, regardless of our gender or geographic location.

In specific cases, I do work on certain issues that directly affect women.

Quote from an interview held by the artist and Maura Reilly.

Translated by Jodie Dinapoli

Mi cuerpo no como cuerpo individual sino como cuerpo colectivo, cuerpo global. Ser o reflejar a través de mi, la experiencia de otros; porque todos somos nosotros mismos y al mismo tiempo somos los otros. Un cuerpo que es, entonces, el cuerpo de muchos, que hace y se hace, que resiste y se resiste…

My body, not as an individual, but as a collective, is a global body. Being and showing trough my body the experience of others; because we are ourselves and, at the same time, we are others. A body is, then, the body of many, configured little by little, resisting and resisting.

Translated by Jodie Dinapoli

<p>¿Quién puede borrar las huellas?</p>

¿Quién puede borrar las huellas?

Who can erase these prints was made in 2003, during which Galindo walked from Guatemala’s building of Congress to the National Palace, dipping her bare feet at intervals in a white recipient full of human blood. This work is a vigorous protest against the presidential candidacy of Guatemala’s former dictator José Efraín Ríos.
Photo: Víctor Pérez

¿Quién puede borrar las huellas?

Who can erase these prints was made in 2003, during which Galindo walked from Guatemala’s building of Congress to the National Palace, dipping her bare feet at intervals in a white recipient full of human blood. This work is a vigorous protest against the presidential candidacy of Guatemala’s former dictator José Efraín Ríos.
Photo: Víctor Pérez

¿Quién puede borrar las huellas?

Photo: Víctor Pérez

¿Quién puede borrar las huellas?

Photo: Víctor Pérez

¿Quién puede borrar las huellas?

Photo: Victor Pérez

Mientras, ellos siguen libres

Photo: David Pérez (karmadavis)

Mientras, ellos siguen libres

Photo: David Pérez (karmadavis)

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