Benvenuto Chavajay

Benvenuto Chavajay is a Guatemalan artist whose body of work includes sculpture, interventions into objects, installation, performance, and painting. The artist rearranges unconventional materials in ways that often appear innocuous at first glance, but are in fact deeply political, based on the cancellation of objects as they relate to the violence that surrounds them. Chavajay draws inspiration from many different contextual realities in order to produce his work. His creative process alludes to the present context not only in Guatemala, but also in Latin America and beyond, in the sense that one part always affects the whole. He is a member of the Tz’utujil Maya people.

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