Born 1974 in Guatemala. Lives and works in Guatemala.
Regina José Galindo won the Golden Lion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 as best artist under 35 for “creating a courageous action against power”.
Regina’s research concentrates on the use of her own body to denounce violence against women, and more generally to address the social, political and cultural difficulties of contemporary society. She has held exhibitions in numerous museums and in major international institutions. These include: ARTIUM – Centro Artium Vitoria Gasteiz (2012); Migros Museum, Zurich (2010); Museo Madre, Naples (2010); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2010); Le Plateau in Paris ; Kunsthalle, Vienna (2010); MAM – Miami Art Museum, Miami (2009); MoMA-PS1 New York (2008); PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2014).
She participated at the 49th, 51st, 53rd and 54th Venice Biennials; 10th Bienal de la Habana, Cuba; the Sidney Biennial; 29th Ljubljana Biennial, 3rd Tirana Biennial and the Sharijah Biennial 2011.
Her work is also present in important private and public collections, such as: Museo Rivoli in Torino; the Miami Art Museum and Cisneros Fontanals Collection, Miami; Centre Pompidou, Parigi; MEIAC- Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz; Fondazione Galleria Civica, Trento; MMKA, Budapest; Daros Foundation, Zurigo; Blanton Museum, Austin; UBS Art Collection, Basilea; Miami Art Museum; Madco-Museum of Contemporary Art, Costa Rica.
Regina’s research concentrates on the use of her own body to denounce violence against women, and more generally to address the social, political and cultural difficulties of contemporary society.
At RAVE, for the first time, Regina addressed the question of otherness beyond the boundaries of species, using her own body to reconstruct the suffering and discrimination not just of the human other, but also of the animal other.