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Andrea Monroy Palacios

Andrea is born, lives and works in the Central American country of Guatemala. She is an architect and since 2011 also works as an artist.

She develops her work with different techniques and mediums addressing topics ranging from gender, history-memory and Guatemala textile tradition. Her textile production stands out from taking as a base the research, design, and production of “güipiles” (Maya garment). Nowadays, she is getting more involved with the artisan process related to the textile Guatemalan movement. This process has taken Andrea in a better understanding of the craftwork context and it has influenced her development as an artist. Her work shows how she understands, remembers and feels the work made by others.

Her art production has been showcased in various collectives and known art spaces in Guatemala as Bienal de Arte Paiz, Juannio Auction/Contest of Latin American Art and Centro de Cooperación Española. Since 2014 she is part of the project “Sitio/Seña” (Site/Sign). This is a group formed by artists from Guatemala and Panamá. The members share their interest in textile as a basic medium for art production and especially explore issues related to migration. The group has shown their work in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Bienal Centroamericana de Arte, Costa Rica; New School, New York; and Museo Tambo Quirquicho, Bolivia.