GALINDO, Regina José
Movilización (carguen con sus muertos) / Mobilization (carry your own dead)
Thursday November 16 7:30 pm
Sur Gallery, 100-39 Queens Quay East, Toronto (east of Yonge Street)
Canadian mining companies extract over seventy percent of the planet’s minerals, causing a devastating impact on Latin America and other continents. Canadian companies are responsible for human rights violations and environmental disasters all over the planet. Regina José Galindo’s performance entitled Mobilization (carry your dead) is an invitation to all Canadians to take responsibility for the damage caused by their government.
Regina José Galindo is a performance artist and writer. Galindo has had solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford (2009); Fundación Joaquim Nabuco, Recife (2011); Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California (2012); and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2013); among many others. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions such as: Arte ? Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas 1960–2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York (2008); Under the Same Sun, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); and I Have a Dream, Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art, Salonika (2013). She has participated in various biennials and has received prominent awards for her work. Regina José Galindo lives and works in Guatemala City and is considered to be one of the most subversive voices in contemporary art today.