Guadalupe Maravilla

Intensive with Guadalupe Maravilla

Guadalupe Maravilla believes in the combination of art as a living practice and as self-care. For Maravilla, this means focusing on the realities of the immediate present such as COVID-19, racial injustice, and gender inequality present across America and the world. In focusing on the current moment, Maravilla will present examples of how artists both now and historically have dealt with different challenges by using art as a tool for change. Maravilla will both lecture on his contemporary art influences, provide opportunities for attending artists to workshop their art, as well as group discussions.

Questions that Maravilla and his students will explore are: What is the relationship between the artist and content? What is the relationship between art and the viewer? How do we judge and critique art?

Feb 14th - Feb 25th

Mon, Tues, Wed
10:00 am - 12:30 pm EST



Guadalupe Maravilla is a transdisciplinary visual artist, choreographer, and healer. At the age of eight, Maravilla was part of the first wave of unaccompanied, undocumented children to arrive at the United States border in the 1980s as a result of the Salvadoran Civil War. In 2016, Maravilla became a U.S. citizen and adopted the name Guadalupe Maravilla in solidarity with his undocumented father, who uses Maravilla as his last name. As an acknowledgment of his own migratory past, Maravilla grounds his practice in the historical and contemporary contexts of immigrant culture, particularly those belonging to Latinx communities. 

Maravilla currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Additionally, Maravilla has performed and presented his work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Queens Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and many more. 

Awards and fellowships include; LatinX Fellowship 2021, Lise Wilhelmsen Art award 2021, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 2019, Soros Fellowship: Art Migration and Public Space 2019, Map fund 2019, Creative Capital Grant 2016, Franklin Furnace 2018, Joan Mitchell Emerging Artist Grant 2016, Art Matters Fellowship 2017, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship 2018, Dedalus Foundation Grant 2013 and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Award 2003. Residencies include; LMCC Workspace, SOMA, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Drawing Center Open Sessions.

Guadalupe Maravilla, Healing Sound Bath, 2021, Courtesy of the Artist and P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, Photo by Mx Oops.
Guadalupe Maravilla, Seven Ancestral Stomachs, Installation View, 2021, P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, Courtesy of the artist.
Guadalupe Maravilla, Spirit Level Workshop, 2019, Still, Courtesy of the Artists and P.P.O.W Gallery, New York.
Guadalupe Maravilla, Disease Thrower #4, 2019, Installation, Sculpture, Mixed media, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Courtesy of the artist.

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