2022 | NYC | Artist
Alejandro De La Guerra
Alejandro De La Guerra, "La Caída (The Downfall)", 2014, social-sculpture, performance, Credit of video-register Gabriel Serra/Alejandro De La Guerra
Artist Name: Alejandro De La Guerra
Residency Dates: October 2022 - October 2023
Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua
Lives & Works: New York, NY
2017, Space for Research and Artistic Reflection EspIRA-La ESPORA, Managua, Nicaragua
2009, Bachelor's degree, Graphic Design, Polytechnic University of Nicaragua
2006, Fine Arts, Escuela Nacional de Artes Rodrigo Peñalba, Managua, Nicaragua
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, and conceives his art as a single multi-layered project driven by an exploration of violence and healing, art-activism and, relations of power on human relationships.
A graduate from 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.
Support: Alejandro De La Guerra's residency is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and thanks to the The New York City Safe Haven Program, a coalition led by ArtistSafety.net, Artistic Freedom Initiative, Residency Unlimited, Artists at Risk Connection and Westbeth Artists Housing.