May 28, 2024

José Ignacio, Uruguay

Ama Amoedo


Marilyn Boror Bor

Marilyn Boror Bor (San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, 1984) is a Mayan-Kaqchikel artist who questions patriarchy and racism through photography, painting, printmaking, installation and performance. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. She was a Fellow of the Utopia Foundation (Spain, 2016), received the Espira/La Espora Residency for Emerging Central American Artists grant three times (Nicaragua, 2011-2014) and participated in residencies and conferences in the United States, Central America, Mexico, Germany, Chile and Spain. Her work has been presented at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (San Juan), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá, the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid), the Galerie im körnerpark (Berlin), WhiteBOX (Munich), the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (California), the Museo Precolombino de Arte Chileno (Santiago) and the NUMU (Guatemala), among others. She participated in the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo del Sur (Guatemala, 2021), the Bienal en Resistencia (Guatemala, 2018 and 2021), the Bienal de Arte Paiz (Guatemala, 2014, 2016 and 2021). Lives and works in Guatemala.
During the FAARA residency, Marilyn Boror Bor worked on the social perception of indigenous populations in Uruguay, contacting activists and visiting museums and memory spaces. She also used the studio at Casa Neptuna to work with Salsipuedes soil, creating drawings and collaborating with Uruguayan landscaper Alejandro O’Neill.

  • Marilyn Boror Bor. Lápida de Defunción, from the series ‘Edicto Cambio de Nombre’, 2019.
    Direct carving in marble. 50 x 60 cm.
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  • Marilyn Boror Bor. Monumento Vivo, 2021.
    Performance. Guatemala City Central Square, 2021.
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  • Marilyn Boror Bor. Peinar las raíces 2, from the series ‘Rituales Sepultados’, 2022. Installation. Concrete and threads. Variable dimensions.