Luis Guerra is an artist and writer (1974) from Santiago de Chile. His work investigates questions of performance and materiality, often incorporating movement and text. Guerra is currently preparing his project, “Gramsci’s seminar”, to be exhibited at La Capella, Barcelona, in November-December. The “seminar” is developed as a platform for knowledge production and sharing. In addition, The Bomb Case, an article on current protests in Santiago, appears in the current issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.
Luis Guerra is currently artist in residence at Errant Bodies. His proposal focuses on considering strategies for collective performance, exploring ideas of scripting and rehearsal, collaboration and labor.
Luis Guerra has recently been awarded by BCN Produccio Grant 2012, La Capella, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Spain. With studies in Visual Arts, Art History, Modern and Contemporary Latin American Poetry, Continental Philosophy, Performance Art, Law, Andean Music, Latin American Films (1960-1980) and Tarot of Marseille (since 1994 till now), Luis Guerra has worked as a teacher at several Universities in Chile between 1999-2008, as well as cultural adviser for Chilean Governmental Institutions between 2002-2007 (CONACE, Matucana 100 Cultural Center).
Luis Guerra has been awarded by: Conicyt Grant (National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research) 2011-2012; DIVA 2009, The Danish International Art Council; The Canada Council for the Arts 2009 International Program; Flaggfabrikken Center of Photography and Arts International Residency Program 2008; DIRAC 2008 and 2003 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Government of Chile, FONDART 2002 Ministry of Culture-Government of Chile.
He has been guest artist for International Guest Artist Studio, Hamburg, Germany; International Residency Program at Flaggfabriken Photography and Image Center, Bergen, Norway; International Residency Program at Darling Foundry, Montreal, Canada; International Residency Program Arhus City, Denmark.
His artwork has been exhibited since 1998 in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, USA, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, New Zealand and China. His has participated at ArteBA 2008 (Buenos Aires Art Fair); Liste Young Art Fair, Basel 2008; CIGE, Beijing, China, 2008.