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Guillermo Gómez (mex)

Guillermo Gómez-Peña (Ciudad de México, 23 de septiembre de 1955​) es un artista de performance, escritor, activista y educador chicano. Gómez-Peña ha creado una obra a través de múltiples medios, que incluyen al performance, la radio experimental, el video, la fotografía y la instalación. En sus diez libros ha escrito ensayos, poesía experimental, escritos sobre performance y crónicas en español, inglés y espanglish. Es miembro fundador del colectivo artístico Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo y director de la tropa artística de performance La Pocha Nostra.

Gómez-Peña ha contribuido a los debates culturales durante varias décadas realizado piezas de arte performático, que incluyen Pareja en una jaula: dos amerindios no descubiertos visitan Occidente (con Coco Fusco, 1992–93),​ Cruci-Fiction Project (con Roberto Sifuentes, 1994), Temple of Confessions (1995), The Mexterminator Project (1997–99), The Living Museum of Fetishized Identities (1999-2002), la serie Mapa / Corpo (2004-2009), Corpo Ilicito (2010-2011) y Corpo Insurrecto (2012-2013). Su trabajo interpretativo combina una estética experimental, política activista, humor spanglish y participación de la audiencia para crear una “experiencia total” para el lector / espectador de la audiencia.

 

Guillermo Gómez-Peña (Mexico City, September 23, 1955) is a Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator. Gómez-Peña has created a work through multiple media, including performance, experimental radio, video, photography and installation. In his ten books he has written essays, experimental poetry, performance writings and chronicles in Spanish, English and Spanglish. He is a founding member of the artistic collective Border Arts Workshop / Taller de Arte Fronterizo and director of the artistic performance troop La Pocha Nostra.

Gómez-Peña has contributed to cultural debates for several decades by producing pieces of performance art, including Couple in a Cage: Two Undiscovered Amerindians Visit the West (with Coco Fusco, 1992–93), Cruci-Fiction Project (with Roberto Sifuentes , 1994), Temple of Confessions (1995), The Mexterminator Project (1997–99), The Living Museum of Fetishized Identities (1999-2002), the Mapa / Corpo series (2004-2009), Corpo Ilicito (2010-2011) and Corpo Insurrecto (2012-2013). His interpretive work combines experimental aesthetics, activist politics, Spanglish humor and audience participation to create a “total experience” for the audience reader / viewer.

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