Visual Artist in Residence, 2022
Alejandro De La Guerra is a multidisciplinary artist who works on the aestheticization of power, collective memory, and monumental languages of public spaces. He uses performance, large-scale works, sculptures, embroideries, and relational art. He conceives of his art as a single multi-layered project driven by an exploration of violence and healing, art-activism, and relations of power in human relationships.
A graduate of the Nicaraguan School of Fine Arts, De La Guerra was part of the first art generation of Space for Artistic Research and Reflection (EspIRA). He is a co-founding member of the cultural zone temporary autonomy for Nicaragua and Central America Malagana-Mácula, and has participated in three Central American biennials, residencies at the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation; the Artist Protection Fund with the support of SFA and El Instituto of UCONN; URRA in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Câmera Sete Casa da Fotografia de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and RAPACES in Central America.
Represented by Beverly’s (NY) and Grace Exhibition Space (NY), his work has been exhibited internationally in venues including Museum of Zapopan and Chopo Museum, México City; Infinito Gallery, Buenos Aires; Vermelho Gallery, Sao Paolo; T20 in Spain, Fuso in Portugal, Regina Rex, P.A.D. and the PINTA fair in New York; the Contemporary Art Gallery of UCONN in Storrs CT; The Anderson in Richmond, Virginia; Continental drift Arab, Romania; Real Academia de España, Rome; Sies+ Hoke Contemporary art gallery, Düsseldorf; TEOR/éTICA, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, Costa Rica; Codice gallery and Museum Ortiz Gurdian, Nicaragua. His work is in the collection of the Ortiz Gurdian Foundation.
Photo credit to the artists.