Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA1997

    Born in Mexico City, interdisciplinary artist/writer Gomez-Pena came to the United States in 1978. Since then he has been exploring cross-cultural issues and North/South rela­tions through performance, bilingual poetry, journalism, video, radio and installation art. He has contributed to the national radio magazines Crossroads (1987-90) and Latino USA, and is a contributing editor to High Performance magazine as well as to The Drama Review. He is a 1991 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. Warrior for Gringostroika, a collection of his essays and performance texts, was recently published by Graywolf Press. His second book, The New World Border, was released in 1996 by City Lights, and has just received the American Book Award. A third book in collaboration with artist Enrique Chagoya entitled Friendly Cannibals appears from the Art Space Publishers, and the catalog for the exhibit The Temple of Confessions was published by Powerhouse Books this year.

Last Known Location:

  • Mexico/USA. 


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