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Edgar Calel

Edgar Calel (Guatemala) uses various media to explore the complexities of the Indigenous experience, through the lens of Mayan Kaqchikel cosmovision, spirituality, rituals, community practices and beliefs, in juxtaposition with the systematic racism and exclusion faced by Guatemala’s Indigenous people. Notable solo exhibitions include at SculptureCenter, New York (2023) and at Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City (2021). Additionally, Calel has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions and participated in artistic residencies like the 35th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil (2023); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2023) and the 14th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2023). His works are part of the permanent collections of the National Collection of the Netherlands, Hammer Museum, USA, Tate Modern, UK, and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Spain, among others.


Exhibition: The One-Straw Revolution

An exhibition curated by iLiana Fokianaki exploring permaculture as a methodology for exhibition-making