Alejandro De La Guerra is a multidisciplinary artist, drummer, and poet. Born in Managua,
Nicaragua, lives and works in New York City. Is currently at Residency Unlimited RU with
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and thanks to The New York City Safe
Haven Program, a coalition led by ArtistSafety.net, Artistic Freedom Initiative, Artists at Risk
Connection and Westbeth Artists Housing.
De La Guerra addresses the aestheticization of power, collective memory, and monumental
languages of public space. performance, sculptures, embroideries, and relational
aesthetics, through an exploration of violence and healing, art-activism, and, relations of
power on human relationships.
De La Guerra was part of the first art generation of Space for Artistic Research and
Reflection (EspIRA). He is a co-founding member of the cultural zone temporary autonomy
for Nicaragua and Central America Malagana-Mácula, and has participated in three Central
American biennials, residencies at the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation; the Artist Protection
Fund with the support of SFA and El Instituto of UCONN; URRA in Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Câmera Sete Casa da Fotografia de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and RAPACES
in Central America. as a drummer he has collaborated with artists Ernesto Salmeron,
Williamson Brasfield, and Somoto Blues Band, TOKONOMA.
Photo credit: Michelle Albertson