Carlos Mérida (1891-1985)
Artistas / Guatemala / Maya / XXth century

Carlos Mérida (1891-1985)

Born in Guatemala City Carlos Merida studied at the Instituto de Artes y Artesanias in Guatemala City and Queltzaltenango. From 1908 to 1914 he lived in Paris, and after traveling through Europe, he made his home in México where he became active in the Mexican mural painting school. In 1927 he abandoned his figurative style to became one of México first non- Continue reading

Luis Rolando Ixquiac Xicara (b.1947)
Artistas / Guatemala / Maya

Luis Rolando Ixquiac Xicara (b.1947)

Born in Quetzaltenango. Biography: He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas “Rafael Rodríguez Padilla” in Guatemala, and continued his studies in Paris, France. He is known, principally in Latin America, for his ability to combine abstract art with vernacular art forms to represent elements of the natural Guatemalan landscape, including animals. While Ixquiac Xicara Continue reading

Aníbal López (A-1 53167) (1964-2014)
Artistas / Guatemala / Maya

Aníbal López (A-1 53167) (1964-2014)

Born in Guatemala. Biography: Aníbal Lopez considers as general premise to question the codes of information and communication that are established by diverse entities of a society. He begins for trying to erase an ethnic specific belonging: to use his number of certificate instead of his first name, Aníbal Lopez in this way turns in A-1 53167, eliminating the reference to his cunning Continue reading