Art and Activism in Latin America – year I (2016)
Lives and works in San Salvador, El Salvador. His practice and his actions are intrinsically related to the social context and popular culture, from where he builds strong bonds with the public, who react and /or engage and often become part of his piece, not as a passive spectator but as a catalyst that activates the social context.
Rodriguez is a member of the Fire Theory, San Salvador El Salvador. He has participated in several exhibitions and projects by the Curating Agency, Agency for Spiritual Guest Work, curated by Anne Brand Galvez; “From the Tangible to the Intangible”, 4th Edition Nomadic Center of Contemporary Art “Tropical Interzone” & “The Virtual Residency program” Zurich; “Relocating SAL”, curated by Claire Breukel and Lucas Arevalo Ernst, Hilger Gallery, Vienna; “Peripheral Spectacular”, curated by Eder Castillo, Mexico City & Poporopo Project, Guatemala City & la-embajada.org.; “Documenting Memory”, Art Center / South Florida (USA); “ Performance Festival – acciones en el espacio publico, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; “Landings 5”, Art Museum of the Americas, in Washington DC; “Landings 6 and 7”, Haydee Santamaria Gallery, Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba; “Landings 8”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan. Solo shows include: “Circunstancias de los restos”, Lokkus Arte Contemporáneo, Medellin, Colombia; “Neutropolitan Attack”, Eclectic Arts Festival, FEA, El Salvador.
ART AND ACTIVISM IN LATIN AMERICA is a Despina project, with the support of the Dutch organization Prince Claus Fund. The project extends for three years (2016, 2017 and 2018). Each year, a theme will guide a series of actions, including occupations, workshops, talks, film screenings, exhibitions, public talks with important names of contemporary artistic + activist thought and a residency programme. For this first edition, the project brings the PUBLIC SPACE as its main theme and it runs from September to October. For more information, videos and pictures gallery, click here.