Sandra Monterroso

  • Sandra Monterroso is a Guatemalan artist of Maya Q'eqchi' decent. As is the case with many Guatemalans, Maya Q'eqchi' were not completely acknowledged for a significant portion of Monterroso life. In her work, Monterroso explores the dynamics of indigenous culture in the postcolonial era, gender issues, and other constructs of power across media including tapestry, painting, video, installation, and performance. Monterroso started her artistic career in performance in the late 1990s as part of a pivotal generation that helped Guatemala transition from its long civil war to an as of yet unfulfilled peace. Her work aims at contributing to the reparation of continuing colonial practices and power relations in Guatemala while reckoning with an Indigenous past she was indirectly forced to ignore.

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Sandra Monterroso is a Guatemalan artist of Maya Q’eqchi’ decent. As is the case with many Guatemalans, Maya Q’eqchi’ were not completely acknowledged for a significant portion of Monterroso life. In her work, Monterroso explores the dynamics of indigenous culture in the postcolonial era, gender issues, and other constructs of power across media including tapestry, painting, video, installation, and performance. Monterroso started her artistic career in performance in the late 1990s as part of a pivotal generation that helped Guatemala transition from its long civil war to an as of yet unfulfilled peace. Her work aims at contributing to the reparation of continuing colonial practices and power relations in Guatemala while reckoning with an Indigenous past she was indirectly forced to ignore.