Regina José Galindo’s performances and poetry address social injustice, gender discrimination, and racism, focusing mainly on the governmental atrocities of the Guatemalan dictatorship. Through the process of physical interrogation, the artist effaces individuality, thus representing a collective body—one that personifies social turmoil.
Regina José Galindo was born in Guatemala in 1974. She currently lives and works in Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala. She has exhibited and performed at numerous locations including Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands (2008); prometeogallery, Milan, Italy (2007, 05); Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporánea, Trento, Italy (2006); and Ciudad de Guatemala (2003). Her group exhibitions include Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY (2008); Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain (2007); Venice-Istanbul, Istanbul Modern, Turkey (2006); Into Me / Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, traveled to Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2006-07); and Venice Biennale, Italy (2001, 05).