Sandra Monterroso Guatemalan, b. 1974
- Meditando el Error, 2008
- La Devolución del Penacho de Vucub Caquix, 2014
- Rakoc Atin/Hacer Justicia, 2008
- Mac/Culpa, 2006
- Respiración del espíritu [Breath of the spirit], 2016
- Lix Cua Rahro / Tus tortillas mi amor, 2003 - 2004
- Colorando y Decolorando las Hebras, 2011
- Expoliada II, 2016
- Nudo Gordiano, Es Más Fácil Cortarlo que Desatarlo,, 2011
- Puntos en Resistencia I, 2011
- La Otra Línea Histórica, Cara o Cruz, 2017
- Triángulo / Rax, 2019
- Volviendo al Punto de Partida, 2012
- Tu Ashé Yemanya, 2015
- Tejido IIII, 2020
- Efectos Cruzados V, 2020
- Efectos Cruzados VI, 2020
- Composiciones Acuáticas III, 2019
- Composiciones Acuáticas IIII, 2019
- Composiciones Acuáticas II, 2019
- Patrón en Azul, 2019
- Fluido Azul, 2019
- Desequilibrio II, 2019
- Desequilibrio I, 2019
Born into the middle of Guatemala's three-decade civil war, Sandra Monterroso (b.1974) has developed a socially and politically motivated practice in which she strives to recover and restore her cultural heritage as a Mayan artist, as well as explore other Latin American indigenous cultural practices.
Her work ranges from video and performance to sculpture and drawing, bound together by her committed insistence to foreground Mayan culture and the Q’eqchi’ language. Monterroso is, in Sara Garzón's words, 'one of the major exponents of indigenous contemporary Latin American art'.
Recently Sandra's work has been acquired by the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid as part of a donation to the museum by the collectors Jorge Pérez and Mario Cáder-Frech. Her work is held in collections at The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina, Madrid; University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Costa Rica; Fundación Ortíz Gurdián, Nicaragua and the Paíz and YAXS Foundations in Guatemala. She has had exhibitions in institutions such as The Getty Center, Los Angeles; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, California; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Havremagasinet, Suecia; Exit, Academia de Arte de Viena, Vienna, Austria
Sandra MonterrosoCosmopolis #2 at the Centro Pompidou, Paris 23 Oct - 23 Dec 2019Sandra Monterroso participated in the group show, Cosmopolis #2, at the Centro Pompidou, Paris. Curated by: Kathryn Weir, and Zhang Hanlu Monterroso's statement on her work, Columna Vertebral Roja: 'It...
Sandra MonterrosoThe Latin American Pavilion At The 56th Venice Biennale 9 May - 22 Nov 2015Sandra Monterroso was part of the group exhibition, Indigenous Voices, at the Latin American Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano (IILA) Latin American Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale Istituto...
Artwork In FocusA series that spotlights forthcoming artworks of note April 27, 2020With our programme on pause because of the current global situation, Cecilia Brunson Projects launches Artwork In Focus, an online series shining a spotlight on...
Further Reading'Sandra Monterroso: Cultural Subversions' by Sara Garzón April 23, 2020Sandra Monterroso, Meditando el Error, 2008, Video-Performance, duration 5:48 mins To understand more about Sandra Monterroso and how her practice communicates with indigenous cultures, we...