South-America

Galinda Regina José
1974 - Guatemala

 

 Regina José Galindo (Guatemala City, 1974) is a Guatemalan artist who is known for her body art and performances. She was born in Guatemala City during the Guatemalan Civil War. Her themes are violence, injustice and oppression against women in particular.  Own meat Her first performances were in 1999 in Guatemala with which she gained international fame. She hung herself in a crucifix pose and projected newspaper articles about woman abuse on her naked body. She dumped herself in a garbage bag at the municipal rubbish dump in 2005 and carved the word perra (bitch) into her flesh. In her work Himenoplastia, the video shows how her hymen was surgically repaired, an operation many women in the world are undergoing for fear of rejection and humiliation.

 

For this she received the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale in 2005. She had to sell this award to be able to pay for her plane ticket home.

 

The aftermath of the civil war is also a theme in Galindo's work. During the performance ¿Quién Puede Borrar las Huellas? (Who can cover the tracks?), Conducted in 2003, she walked from Congress to the National Palace in Guatemala. She dipped her feet in human blood to leave a mark. With this little original action, she protested the candidacy for the presidency of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt. She also had herself sprayed by a water cannon under the title Social Cleansing. Appear More recent work seems to indicate that Galindo no longer only uses her own body as a starting point for her work. In 2007 she made a video triptych XX. Here she showed the funeral of dozens of unidentified bodies of men, women and children who disappeared into the ground in plastic bags.

 

The artist placed a white gravestone with the inscription "Guatemala 2007" and a double X in front of the unnamed dead. In 2008, the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem exhibited her work from the past 10 years. Three years later, in 2011, she was once again in the spotlight in the Netherlands with an award in one of the Prince Claus Awards.

Galindo Regina José - Limpieza Social

2006 - Lampdaprint on forex - 155 x 104 cm

Lamas Nicholas

1980 - Peru

 

Nicolás Lamas ° 1980, Lima (PE) – lives and works in Ghent (BE)  Nicolás Lamas creates alternative visions of reality, drawing inspiration from everyday life and what he finds around him - the street, the city, Internet and nature. He carefully manipulates images, text and objects to visualize the countless possibilities packed within them. He is always on the lookout, focusing more on the development of ideas and his ability to generate new possibilities rather than on the conclusion or closure of a point of view.  

 

Lamas is giving shape to conceptual ideas, consolidating knowledge while remaining wary of it, bringing in aesthetics as well as politics, and questioning the ambiguity of complementary forces while seeking their point of intersection – all at once. It has been said that man has always created a vision of his environment for himself. Nicolás Lamas reinforces the instability of this vision and challenges our certainties.  Nicolás Lamas has shown his work internationally at venues such as Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Brand New Gallery, Milan; Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels; Kunsthalle Mulhouse; Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin; Bienal de fotografía de Lima; Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam; Enough room for space, Brussels; and Witte de With, Rotterdam.

Lamas Nicholas - National Geographic

2016 - Ink on paper - 25,5 x 34,5 cm

Ottiker Giannina

1966 - Peru

 

Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker makes suggestive pictures with a strong pictorial character. Her subjects are bathed in dark and sober backgrounds. Intriguing atmospheres that invite the spectator to speculate on the person photographed or wonder through the intriguing landscapes. She plays with subtle layers of light and darkness, fiction and reality. Her pictures ask from the viewer more than a quick look. They come to life during the process of looking and you become aware of looking itself.  Bram Van Oostveldt - professor Leiden University /Amsterdam University

Ottiker Giannina - Urmuneta 

Yaque José

1985 - Cuba

 

José Yaque belongs to the youngest generation of Cuban artists. His pictorial technique results in highly material and vibrant landscape compositions where materials are applied by hand and encrusted directly onto the canvas. Further transformation occurs when the artist wraps the paintings in a plastic film, removes it when the magna is dry resulting in an eroded looking painting.

Yaque José - Circon I

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