"In 1996, Galindo began writing poetry, and her practice evolved to utilizing her body during readings. Not long after her poems grew into performance, Galindo won the Golden Lion at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Her expedited success no doubt stems from the poetic potency of her work," writes Kellie Bornhoft in a "Burnaway" magazine review of Regina José Galindo's Davidson College exhibition.
The exhibition, "Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness," will run through Oct. 24 in Davidson's Van Every/Smith Galleries, Belk Visual Arts Center. Galindo is an award-winning Guatemalan visual artist who specializes in performance art; the Davidson exhibition features 23 of her artistic acts portrayed through videos, photos and objects and spans 15 years of Galindo's performances. Director of the gallery Lia Newman curated the first-ever exhibition of the artist's work in North Carolina.