Descrizione Opera / Biografia
A band of 45 professional musicians march backwards through the streets of Guatemala City while performing martial marches.
A metaphor for the political and social setback that is lived not only in Guatemala but throughout the world.
Regina José Galindo is a visual artist and poet, whose main medium is performance. Galindo lives and works in Guatemala, using its own context as a starting point to explore and accuse the ethical implication of social violence and injustices related to gender and racial discrimination, as well as human rights abuses arising form the endemic inequalities in power relations of contemporary societies.
Galindo received the Golden Lion for Best Young Artist in the 51st Biennial of Venice (2005). In 2011 she was awarded with the Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands for her ability to transform injustice and outrage into powerful public acts that demand a response.
She has also participated in 49th, 53rd, and 54th Venice Biennials; Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel; the 9th International Biennial of Cuenca, the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts of Ljubljana, the Shanghai Biennial (2016), the Biennial of Pontevedra in 2010, the 17th Biennial of Sydney, the 2nd Biennial of Moscow, the First Triennial of Auckland, the Venice-Istanbul Exhibition, the 1st Biennial of Art and Architecture of the Canarian Islands, the 4th Biennial of Valencia, the 3rd Biennial of Albania, the 2nd Biennial of Prague, and the 3rd Biennial of Lima.