Alejandro Guzmán

Alejandro portrait - Tim Detweiler

Alejandro Guzmán creates performance sculptures that have an active life as catalysts. His artistic goal is to generate unexpected exchanges in the realm of everyday public spaces. These “creative misunderstandings” inspire an examination of human interaction with abstracted forms, ritualized actions, and the participants’ emotional and intellectual responses through the lens of their own personal histories and traditions. Guzmán directs the choreography and special effects for each of the performances, overseeing the involvement of artists, families, and allies who will gather together to create the larger activation.

Alejandro Guzman - El Vejigante

nGangulero Performance Sculptures, 2015

mixed media

Alejandro Guzmán was hosted in Seattle in an alliance between the Seattle Art Museum and MadArt. In MadArt’s studio, with the help of staff and volunteers, Alejandro created a family of nGangulero “performance sculptures”. These sculptures were designed to move from MadArt into spaces around Seattle, as part of events connected to Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, an exhibition on view at the Seattle Art Museum that summer.

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