Guillermo Gomez-Pena Guillermo
Interdisciplinary artist/writer Guillermo Gomez-Pena was born in Mexico City and came to the US in 1978. Since then he has been exploring cross-cultural issues with the use of performance, multilingual poetry, journalism, video, radio, and installation art. His performance work and critical writings have helped develop debates on cultural diversity, identity, and US-Mexico relations. A collection of his writings was recently published by Greywolf Press under the title Warrior for Gringostroika. Gomez-Pena is the recipient of a 1991 MacArthur Fellowship and a 1989 Bessie Award; his work has been featured internationally at the 1992 Sydney Biennale, as well as the 1993 Whitney Biennale and the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, among many others. Gomez-Pena was a founding member of the Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo, a contributor to the national radio program Crossroads, and the editor of the experimental arts magazine The Broken Line/La Lunea Quebrada.

Rice University Art Gallery

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