Nadie atraviesa la región sin ensuciarse


Nadie atraviesa la región sin ensuciarse | Regina José Galindo
as part of dialogicCENTRALsolutions
Curated by Roc Laseca
OPENING RECEPTION Friday, October 2, 2015 | 7-10pm
ON VIEW October 2 – November 8, 2015
ArtCenter [Little River Edition] 7252 NW Miami Ct, Miami 

dialogicCENTRALsolutions is a platform comprised of a symposium on contemporary art practice in the region titled Central What? Central America!; an editorial series featuring essays from scholars and artists, and an exhibition and performance by Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo. Whether through the lens of architecture, art, cultural industries, history or literature, dialogicCENTRALsolutions focuses on discussing new approaches on thinking about Central America. In the framework of these discussions, Galindo will produce a large-scale solo exhibition that will transform ArtCenter’s new temporary space in the Little River neighborhood of Miami into a muddy morass on top of which the specific conditions of the region will be discussed.


Regina José Galindo | Guatemala City, 1974 | Lives and works in Guatemala City

Galindo a visual artist specializing in performance art. Her work explores the universal ethical implications of social injustice, discrimination related to race, gender, and other abuses involved in the unequal power relations that operate in our current society.

She has participated in events such as the 54, 53, 51 and 49th Venice Biennale; XI International Biennial of Cuenca; 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts of Ljubljana; The Sharjah Biennial; Pontevedra Biennial 2010; 17th Biennale of Sydney; II Moscow Biennale; First Auckland Triennial, Venice-Istanbul; First Biennial of Art and Architecture Canary Islands; IV Bienal de Valencia; Third Biennial of Albania; Prague Biennale II and Third Biennial of Lima. Her work is represented in numerous prestigious private and museum collections including Centre Pompidou; Guggenheim Collection; Tate Modern, Essex; Pricenton University; MEIAC, Spain; Fondazione Teseco, Pisa, Italy; Fondazione Galleria Civica, Trento, Italy; MMKA, Budapest, Hungary; Counseling of Murcia, Spain; Foundation Mallorca, Spain; Rivoli Museum of Torino, Italy; Daros Foundation, Switzerland; Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas; The Gaia Collection; UBS Art Collection; Miami Art Museum; CIFO; and Museum of Contemporary Art in Costa Rica, Madco.


Minutes before Guatemalan artist Regina Jose Galindo immerses herself in a gallery full of mud for her performance in Miami on October 2nd, she learned that a landslide hit a town just outside the capital near her home in Guatemala. According to CNN  (Tuesday, October 6th at 1:47am), 161 people have died and hundreds are still missing.

Galindo’s piece, Nadie atraviesa la region sin ensuciarse which translates into “Nobody crosses the region without getting dirty,” took on a completely different meaning and she spent her two hours of performance thinking about this tragedy in her home country as she herself in buried in mud where others have just lost their lives.

As part of her exhibition which is on view through November 8, 2015 at ArtCenter [Little River Edition] at 7252 NW Miami Court, Miami, FL 33150, we are collecting funds to donate to victims of the tragic landslide.

Please join the staff, board and audience of ArtCenter/South Florida (South Florida Art Center) in helping to support the friends, family and neighbors of the artist. We will be donating the funds to the Guatemalan Red Cross (Cruz Roja Guatemalteca) at the end of the exhibition.

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