Performance Art in Guatemala

Regina José Galinda stands naked on a lone standing piece of land. the area around her has been dug away.


Here, a group of artists and curators have been using art as an effective tool for addressing past traumas, and as a way of building a alternative future. (As the CIA notes on their own website, the US was involved—along with the United Fruit Company—in supporting a 1954 coup against Guatemala’s democratically elected president Jacobo Arbenz. This culminated in a civil war that paralyzed the country for 42 years, and which ended only with the peace accords of 1996). (Guggenheim)

Artist and Performance Art Groups
  • Collectives
  • Las Curanderas
  • Ix Saq’il ik’
  • Mujeres Ajkchowen


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