QUIENES SOMOS // WHO WE ARE
PIEDRIN considers contemporary artistic practices in, from, and around Guatemala. A collection of small pieces, Piedrín gestures toward building something, in conversation. /// Piedrín considera las prácticas artisticas contemporáneas en, desde, y alrededor de Guatemala. Una colección de pedacitos, Piedrín es un gesto para construir algo, en conversación. Piedrín es un proyecto publicado por Laura August con el aporte del Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. /// Piedrín is a project published by Laura August with generous support from the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.
Piedrín is also supported through collaborations with writers, translators, artists, activists, and other friends and colleagues.
Special thanks to:
Oscar René Cornejo
Reyes Josué Morales
Gabriel Rodríguez Pellecer
Julio Serrano Echeverría
Translations are by Fernando Feliu-Moggi, unless otherwise noted.
LAURA AUGUST makes texts and exhibitions which find points of connection between our emotional lives and quotidian collaborations, and between our regional histories and landscapes. She works in conversation with artists, poets, activists, and loved ones. Her recent work has been about mud and stones in our shared geographic and metaphorical landscapes. She is founding director of the Guatemala City project Yvonne and co-founding collaborator of Houston-based Francine. Laura completed the critical studies residency at the Core Program of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2018. She holds a PhD in Art History, and is a recipient of The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Piedrín. Her writing has appeared in numerous international artist monographs and exhibition catalogs, as well as in Art Forum, Artishock, Art Lies, Art Review, Arts & Culture Texas, Gulf Coast, and Pastelegram. She lives in Houston and Guatemala City, where she is co-curating the 2018 Paiz Biennial, Más Allá.