Regina José Galindo: Piedra

Regina José Galindo (b. 1974) was born in Guatemala City, where she now continues to work. She is a visual artist who specializes in performance art. Her work explores universal ethics implications, social injustice, racial and gender discrimination, and other abuses of power. About her piece, Piedra, Galindo states, “the history of humanity has remained inscribed on the bodies of Latin American women. On their bodies— conquered, marked, enslaved, objectified, exploited, and tortured—one can read the terrible stories of power and struggle that shape our past. Bodies are fragile only in their appearance. It is the female body that has survived conquest and slavery. Like a stone, it has stored the hatred and rancor of memory in order to transform it into energy and life.”

From Piedra:

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