Guillermo Gomez-Peña
Performance Artist
San Francisco, CA
2012 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Samuel Hoi.

Guillermo Gomez-Peña is a performance, video, and installation artist, writer, and cultural theorist. He moved from Mexico to the U.S. in 1978. In his performances and writings, Gomez-Peña focuses on cross-cultural issues, immigration, the politics of language and the body, and U.S.-Mexico border issues. His mix of experimental aesthetics with activism results in works that have been called “Chicano cyber-punk performances.” Gomez-Peña has won several awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship (1991).

Portrait photo courtesy X Tavera.
  • Artwork by Guillermo Gomez-Peña
    Gomez-Peña as El Warrior, Gringostroika, 1992; photo courtesy Walker Art Center
Artwork by Guillermo Gomez-Peña