biography

Guatemala City, 1985

Lives and works in Guatemala. With his work tries to explore the historical memory, sordid aspects of the human being and the ridicule of the societies that are imposed over others.

He graduated as Engraver from Art School no. 10 of Madrid, and with his final project received the Honourable mention at Aurelio Blanco awards. He was awarded with the residencies of FONCA / CASA of Oaxaca, Mexico; Des.Pacio of San Jose, Costa Rica, Fundaçao Armando Alvarez Penteado in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and AIT in Tokyo, Japan. Also participated in the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin of 2018, the 32nd. Biennial of Ljubljana, in the XVI  and XVII  Biennial of Guatemala and the VII Central American Biennial.

In 2007 he co-founded the TEGG, the only engraving workshop in Guatemala, where he teached and organized exhibitions related to graphic arts. Along with Erick Menchú developed the project “La Favorita”, which is dedicated to the rescue of the Guatemalan traditional graphic design. From 2010 to 2014 he was in charge of the Cinematographic Art Center of the CCEG, coordinating films screenings and workshops of cinema.

Rodriguez also coordinated the Contemporary Film Festival (MUCA) and has worked for the human rights oriented film festival “Memoria, Verdad, Justicia” since 2013. He participated in the films "Even the Sun has spots" ((co-direction of Art with Julio Hernández) that won "Prix Espérance" and "Honourable Mention" in the FID of Marseille and also was screened in the Museum of the Moving Image of NY) and "Hopefully the sun will hide me" (co-direction of Art with Andrea Mármol) both films from Julio Hernández Cordón.

As a graphic designer, he has worked mainly Editorial design for books like the 3rd edition of “Eternal spring, eternal tyranny” of Jean Marie Simon, exhibitions catalogues like “Blue necromancy” of the artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, in Turin, Italy, “Acts of aggression” from the SMU Pollock Gallery in Dallas, Texas, the film festival catalogues of “SECA” (Extraordinary week of contemporary film) and “MUCA”, the theatrical script “Naciendo” from Las Poderosas collective and the collaboration with Lucía Menéndez for the poems book of Regina José Galindo, “Stop shooting”.

His work can be found in the Obayashi Collection in Tokyo, the National Library of Spain in Madrid, in La Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba, in the Arts Center of San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico, in the TEGG of Guatemala and private collections in Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Spain and Japan.

 

 
 

solo exhibitions

2017
El regalo, Trama, Guatemala City, november

2016
Autohystœria", Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, february-june

2014
No Lugar, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Odeon Art Fair, Bogota, Colombia, october
Pop bastardo", La Erre, Guatemala City, october

2013
El mico Sandoval, William Walker, Pedro de Alvarado, su hijo Álvaro Arzú y el Rayo Chapín contra la Reforma Agraria y la Conspiración Comunista, S1, Guatemala city, november

2012
Estampida, Des.Pacio gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica, september
Siempre Juntos”, Brita Prinz, Madrid, Spain, march

2008
Hotel Pasabien, El Attico gallery, Guatemala, september

2007
El Cincel, Metropolitan Cultural Centre, Guatemala, june

 

collective exhibitions

2018

BIM, Universidad Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, november
Roppongi Art Complex, Tokyo, Japan, august
Yu-un, Tokyo, Japan, july
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Luminor Hotel de Ville, Paris, march
Video Sur, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, february
Cuando despertó… Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, january


2017

War, Koroška Art Gallery, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia, december
Conglomo, La Construcción, Guatemala City, october
Guatemala from 33,000 km, MCA Santa Barbara,  USA, september
Void, Galerija Kresija, Ljubljana, Slovenia, july
32nd. Ljubljana Biennial, Slovenia, july
Proyectos Ultravioleta, Arco, Madrid, Spain, february
9th Yebisu International Festival, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, february


2016

Sin Título, La Erre, Guatemala City, september
Museo de la Luna, C-41, Antigua Guatemala, april


2015

Tristes, y no tan tristes, trópicos, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Liste Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, june
Tocar Madera, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, april
Imaginaria Disidente", Centro Cultural de España, Guatemala City, january


2014

Tal véz deberíamos de estar muertos, La Erre, Guatemala City, july
Ojalá el Sol me esconda, Teorética, San José, Costa Rica, march 2014.
Ante Ayer, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, december 2013-january


2013

Tecún, La Erre, Guatemala City, september
Divided against ourselves, Yamamoto Gendai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, july


2012

Pláticas, Art-Bus, New York, USA., november
Mujer en la curvatura de la historia, Archeologichal Museum, Guatemala City, october
Proyectos Ultravioleta presenta Proyectos Ultravioleta…, Christinguer de Mayo,
Zurich, Switzerland, august
Both Ends, Edel Ashanti Gallery, London, England, june
Así que se vaya, Proyecto Kamín, San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala, april

2011

BYOB Guatemala, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, june
Hoja Blanca, Arte Centro Paiz, Guatemala City, may
Me gusta pero me asusta, Diablo Rosso, Panama City, march
Weisses Blatt, Schmuck Inc, Zürich, Switzerland, march
III Salón de Grabado, Archeological Museum, Guatemala City, march
Esa historia a la vuelta de la esquina, Centro de Formación, Antigua, Guatemala, january


2010

De Guatemala a Guatepeor, Proyectos Sauna, Bogota, Colombia, december
Bienal Centroamericana, Ruben Darío Theatre, Managua, Nicaragua, november
Los Padres, La Distancia y el Speed, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, september
Gráfica Sur, 4o. Contemporáneo, Oaxaca, june
XVII Bienal Paiz, Guatemala City, april
Proyectos Ultravioleta, Circa Labs 10, San Juan, Puerto Rico, january


2009

Espectros, Centro Cultural de España, Guatemala City, october
Nuestro Paisaje, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Guatemala City, september
In to the Woods, Carlos Woods Gallery, Guatemala City, may
Después de Gütenberg, Excéntrico, CCE/G, Guatemala City, april-march
Muestra de Arte Iberoamericano, Museo del Ferrocarril, Oaxaca, Mexico, march
Muestra de Arte Iberoamericano, Centro Cultural de España, Mexico City, january
Primer aniversario del TEG, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Guatemala City, january


2008

Muestra de Arte Iberoamericano, CENART, Mexico City, december
Vuelo, Centro de las Artes de San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico, november
Autcion 08, Museum of Latin American Arts, Long Beach, California, october
Masculino/Femenino, Centro Cultural de España, Guatemala City, september
Diálogos Horizontales, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Guatemala City, august
XVI Bienal Paiz, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Guatemala City, july
Horror Vacui, Centro de Formación, Antigua Guatemala City, june
II Bienal de Grabado, Modern Art Museum, Guatemala City, february
Inauguración del Taller Experimental de Gráfica, Centro Cultural Metropolitano,
Guatemala City, january

 

2007

18/1, Attico Gallery, Guatemala City, september
Ejercicios de lo Efímero, Centro Cultural de España, Guatemala City, june-august
La Jóven Estampa", Casa de las Américas, La Habana, Cuba, may
Valoarte, National Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica, may
Aprender a mirar, Exhibitions Gallery of the Retiro, Madrid, Spain, november
Jóvenes Creadores, School of Fine Arts, Oviedo, Spain, january


2006

Jóvenes Creadores,Casa de la Moneda, Madrid, Spain, june


2005

XV Certamen de Dibujo Gregorio Prieto, Gregorio Prieto Museum,
Valdepeñas, Spain, september