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Guadalupe Maravilla, 2021
Photo by Steve Benisty

Guadalupe Maravilla, 2021
Photo by Steve Benisty

Guadalupe Maravilla (b. 1976) currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, and his MFA from Hunter College in New York. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Additionally, he has performed and presented his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida; Queens Museum, New York; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Museum of Art of El Salvador, San Salvador; X Central American Biennial, Costa Rica; Performa 11, New York; Performa 13, New York;, Shelly & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York; the Drawing Center, New York; SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, Texas; and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, among others.  Maravilla has received numerous awards and fellowships including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2019; Soros Fellowship: Art Migration and Public Space, 2019; MAP Fund Grant, 2019; Franklin Furnace Fund, 2018; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, 2018; Art Matters Fellowship, 2017; Creative Capital Grant, 2016; Joan Mitchell Emerging Artist Grant, 2016; The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Award 2003, among others. He has also completed residencies with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York; SOMA, Mexico City; Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine; and the Drawing Center, New York.

GUADALUPE MARAVILLA

b. 1976, El Salvador
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2013    
M.F.A. Hunter College, New York, NY

2003    
B.F.A. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022    
Guadalupe Maravilla: Purring Monsters with Mirrors on Their Backs, Musem of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO (forthcoming)
Guadalupe Maravilla: Tierra Blanca Joven, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY  
Sound Botánica, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

2021    
Luz y fuerza, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Planeta Abuelx, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Seven Ancestral Stomachs, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

2019    
Provocations, ICA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Portals, ICA Miami, Miami, FL
Saga, Jack Barrett, New York, NY

2015    
XOLO YAWNING, Y GALLERY, New York, NY

2011    
Temple of the Bearded Man, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022    
Fire Figure Fantasy: Selections from ICA Miami's Collection, ICA Miami, Miami, FL
Salutary Sculpture, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, MO 
Native America: In Translation, curated by Wendy Red Star, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL 

2021    
Sin Fronteras / No Borders, Espacio Mínimo, Madrid, Spain
Crip Time, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Plus One, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Absence-Presence, ANOTHER SPACE, New York, NY
Cruising the Horizon, The Latinx Project, NYU, New York, NY
Stories of Resistance, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2020    
States of Mind, Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Houston, TX
Borders of Freedom, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA
100 Drawings from Now, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Displaced: Contemporary Artists Confront the Refugee Crisis, Site Santa Fe, NM
We Fight to Build a Free World, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Noplace, P·P·O·W, New York, NY
Hell is a Place in Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head, P.P.O.W, New York, NY (online)
All of Them Witches, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA

2019    
Borders of Freedom, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
What’s Love Got to Do with It?, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
AXxoN N., Essex Flowers, New York, NY
Room for Failure, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Garzón, Uruguay
Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2018    
In the rabbit hole, Mother Gallery, New York, NY
Running Towards the Sun, Jack Barrett, New York, NY
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
The Neighbors: Love Thy Neighbor, Bronx Museum, New York, NY

2017    
UPROOT, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Exquisite Corpse: Moving Image in Latin Art, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
First We Take Manhattan, Ethan Cohen, New York, NY

2016    
10, an exhibition celebrating MATRE Contemporary’s 10 year anniversary, Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE), San Salvador, El Salvador

2014    
El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2011    
Hair Tactics, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

SELECT PERFORMANCES

2021    
Summer Solstice Festival with Healing Sound Bath, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY

2019    
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas, Queens Museum, New York, NY

2018    
OG of the Undocumented Children, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2017    
BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM SWOOSH!, Texas State Capitol
Prophets, thieves, and lovers: A Performance by Guadalupe Maravilla, Rubin Foundation, New York, NY
Between Illegality and Personhood, The New Museum, New York, NY

2014    
The Magus Performance, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2011    
Crossing Performance, United States-Mexico Border
Temple of the Bearded Man, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY
Performa 11, The Dating Game, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY

2010    
Performances, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

SELECT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX 
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Olso, Norway 
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL 
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, Portland, OR 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain 
New Mexico State University Art Museum, Las Cruces, NM 
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY 
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021    
ICA Miami. “Guadalupe Maravilla: Portals,” Miami, FL: Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, 2021.

2020    
Ahlbeg, Joanna. “100 Drawings from Now,” Drawing Papers 143.

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

Joan Mitchell Foundation Inaugural Fellow
Lise Wilhelmsen Art Award
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation & Ford Foundation Latinx Artist Fellowship
Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship
Creative Capital Grant
The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Award

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Disease Thrower #15, 2021

Disease Thrower #15, 2021
gong, steel, wood, cotton, glue mixture, plastic, loofah, and objects collected from a ritual of retracing the artist's original migration route
98 x 96 x 52 ins.
248.9 x 243.8 x 132.1 cm

Migratory Birds Riding the Celestial Serpent (Aves migratorias montando la serpiente celestial), 2021

Migratory Birds Riding the Celestial Serpent (Aves migratorias montando la serpiente celestial), 2021
Mixed media sculpture with maguey leaves, glue mixture and objects collected from a ritual of retracing the artist's original migration route
131 x 303 x 13 1/2 ins.
332.7 x 769.6 x 34.3 cm

Disease Thrower #18, 2021

Disease Thrower #18, 2021
gong, steel, wood, cotton, glue mixture, plastic, loofah, and objects collected from a ritual of retracing the artist's original migration route
96 x 50 x 66 ins.
243.8 x 127 x 167.6 cm

My health has continued to deteriorate Retablo, 2021

My health has continued to deteriorate Retablo, 2021
oil on tin, cotton, glue mixture, wood and found bronze crab
76 1/2 x 69 x 9 ins.
194.3 x 175.3 x 22.9 cm

Guadalupe Maravilla Tripa Chuca 1, 2020

Guadalupe Maravilla
Tripa Chuca 1, 2020
Ink and paint on dehydrated tortillas, and mixed media on inkjet print
20 x 30 ins.
50.8 x 76.2 cm

Disease Thrower #9, 2019

Disease Thrower #9, 2019
gong, steel, wood, cotton, glue mixture, plastic, loofah, and objects collected from a ritual of retracing the artist's original migration route
144 x 56 x 63 ins.
365.8 x 142.2 x 160 cm

Disease Thrower #15, 2021

Disease Thrower #15, 2021
gong, steel, wood, cotton, glue mixture, plastic, loofah, and objects collected from a ritual of retracing the artist's original migration route
98 x 96 x 52 ins.
248.9 x 243.8 x 132.1 cm

Migratory Birds Riding the Celestial Serpent (Aves migratorias montando la serpiente celestial), 2021

Migratory Birds Riding the Celestial Serpent (Aves migratorias montando la serpiente celestial), 2021
Mixed media sculpture with maguey leaves, glue mixture and objects collected from a ritual of retracing the artist's original migration route
131 x 303 x 13 1/2 ins.
332.7 x 769.6 x 34.3 cm

Disease Thrower #18, 2021

Disease Thrower #18, 2021
gong, steel, wood, cotton, glue mixture, plastic, loofah, and objects collected from a ritual of retracing the artist's original migration route
96 x 50 x 66 ins.
243.8 x 127 x 167.6 cm

My health has continued to deteriorate Retablo, 2021

My health has continued to deteriorate Retablo, 2021
oil on tin, cotton, glue mixture, wood and found bronze crab
76 1/2 x 69 x 9 ins.
194.3 x 175.3 x 22.9 cm

Guadalupe Maravilla Tripa Chuca 1, 2020

Guadalupe Maravilla
Tripa Chuca 1, 2020
Ink and paint on dehydrated tortillas, and mixed media on inkjet print
20 x 30 ins.
50.8 x 76.2 cm

Disease Thrower #9, 2019

Disease Thrower #9, 2019
gong, steel, wood, cotton, glue mixture, plastic, loofah, and objects collected from a ritual of retracing the artist's original migration route
144 x 56 x 63 ins.
365.8 x 142.2 x 160 cm

Videos

Art21's New York Close Up, Guadalupe Maravilla & the Sound of Healing, 2021