Regina José Galindo|
(b. Guatemala, 1974). Lives and works in Guatemala.
Regina José Galindo’s work is a clarification of the violence inflicted upon women’s bodies in today’s world, and more specifically in Central America. At the same time Galindo states, "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."
Her most recent exhibitions include: "Regina José Galindo", ARTE CONTEMPORANEA – Centro Culturale Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (2012); "Piel de gallina. Regina José Galindo", ARTIUM – Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2012); "Show me your hair", Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2011); "Corpo Social", Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Galeria Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Recife, Brazil (2011); "Movil", MUAC – Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2011).
Her work has been included in group shows like Venice-Istanbul, Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul; Into Me, Out of Me, P.S.1, New York. and Kunst-Werke Berlin; MASH, Miami; 2011 Encuentro International de Medellin (MDE11); Las Fronteras del Género, Zaragoza, Spain; Estrecho Dudoso, Teoretica, Costa Rica; Venice Biennial, Italy (2001, 2005).
For this interview MoLAA curator Idurre Alonso speaks to Regina about the foundations of her most recent work. This interview was conducted in two session, the first in May 2012 as part of the preparation for the exhibition Regina José Galindo: Vulnerable at the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach. Parts of this interview have been reproduced in the exhibition catalog. The second part of this interview was conducted in September 2012.