Regina José Galindo was born in 1974 in Guatemala City where she currently still working.
Her work explores the universal ethical implications of social injustice, discrimination related to race, gender and other abuses involved in the unequal power relations that operate in our current society. She has participated in events such as the 54, 53, 51 and 49th Venice Biennale. XI International Biennial of Cuenca. 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts of Ljubljana. The Sharjah Biennial. Pontevedra Biennial 2010. 17th Biennale of Sydney. II Moscow Biennale. First Auckland Triennial. Venice-Istanbul. First Biennial of Art and Architecture Canary Islands. IV Bienal de Valencia. Third Biennial of Albania. Prague Biennale II. Third Biennial of Lima.
Galindo received the Golden Lion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005, the young artist category for her work Who can erase the traces and Hymenoplasty. In 2011 receives the Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands for her ability to transform personal anger and injustice into powerful public events that require a response that disrupts the ignorance and complacency to approach the experience of others.
In 2011 also wins the grand prize at the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. In 2010 the first prize in Juannio Guatemala. In 2007 the first prize in the V edition of Imagen Inquieta Madco, Costa Rica. She has received residencies as Trebecise Casttle, Cz., In Paris with space LePlateau, in San Antonio Texas with ArtPace and a grant for projects from CIFO Miami.
Galindo is also a poet. In 1998 she received the Award for Poetry from Myrna Mack Foundation. Her texts are part of several anthologies and magazines, and in 1996 Coloquia Foundation published his book Personal e Intransmisible.
Her work is part of collections such as Centre Pompidou. Guggenheim’s Collection. Tate Modern. Essex. Pricenton Universtity. MEIAC, Spain. Fondazione Teseco. Pisa, Italy. Fondazione Galleria Civica, Trento, Italy. MMKA, Budapest, Hungary. Counseling of Murcia, Spain. Foundation Mallorca, Spain. Rivoli Museum of Torino, Italy. Daros Foundation, Switzerland. Blanton Museum, Texas. The Gaia Collection. UBS Art Collection. Miami Art Museum. Fountanal Cisneros. Museum of Contemporary Art in Costa Rica, Madco