Central America Contemporary

This blog was started by Julia Pimes and Óscar Diaz to compile an extensive database of Contemporary Art coming out of Central America and it's diasporas. We are both artists and committed to studying the region. Julia is Salvadoran and Óscar is Salvadoran as well. You can also request info in spanish info if need be. for diaspora artists they will be tagged diaspora. The cositas link is for miscellaneous things having to do with art in Central America and it's diasporas. This tumblr does not claim the rights to any of these images. cacontemporary@gmail.com for any concerns such as being removed or added etc. Óscar also runs salvadoranarthistory on tumblr as well.
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Romeo Gilberto Osorio | El Salvador | U.S Diaspora

Quetzalcoatl | 2002

Yanira Elizabeth Elias Rivas | El Salvador
Círculo Rosa 2009

Óscar Rivas | Nicaragua

CIT 2851119 | 2003 | Catálogo IV Bienal Nicaragüense Fundación Ortiz-Gurdian

Aurora Sánchez Nadal | Nicaragua

El Arca Del Siglo XXI | 2001 III Bienal Nicaragüense Fundación Ortiz-Gurdian

Leonidas Correa | Nicaragua 

Homenaje a la escultura | 2001 | madera y plexiglás | III Bienal Nicaragüense Fundación Ortiz-Gurdian

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Victor “Crack” Rodriguez | El Salvador

unico apoyo ante la fresa 1,2 &3 | 2008

Victor “Crack” Rodriguez | El Salvador

unico apoyo ante la fresa 1,2 &3 | 2008

Senalka McDonald | Panamá

Songs of Surrender ‘89 | 2014

McDonald explores the relationship between pop culture and international war in “Songs of Surrender ’89,” a disk set and video performance. In 1989, in an effort to make Panamanian leader, general, and dictator Manuel Noriega surrender, the U.S. military played loud pop-rock music day and night. McDonald covers the 95 songs used, in a salsa-heay style reminiscent of her Panamanian youth.

Dell M. Hamilton | Belize | Honduras | U.S Diaspora

Banana Republic: Conflations & Migrations | 2011 | Dimensions Variable

Using ephemeral materials such as dried plantain leaves, rotten bananas, coat-hangers, denim, vellum, cardboard, plastic, thread, urine, and good old-fashioned time, “Banana Republic: Conflations and Migrations” investigates the impact of American political economy and violence on Honduran history and contemporary culture. Photo by Daisy Patton.

Dell M. Hamilton | Belize | Honduras | U.S Diaspora

Banana Republic: Conflations & Migrations 2011 Dimensions Variable
Using ephemeral materials such as dried plantain leaves, rotten bananas, coat-hangers, denim, vellum, cardboard, plastic, thread, urine, and good old-fashioned time, “Banana Republic: Conflations and Migrations” investigates the impact of American political economy and violence on Honduran history and contemporary culture. Photo by Daisy Patton.

Mauricio Ancalmo | El Salvador | U.S Diaspora

Llafretaw [reverse fountain] | 2014 | 5 CRT monitor video installation

Luis Morales Alonso l Nicaragua 

Paisajes Urbanos de la Memoría l 2014 l Installation l IX Nicaragua Bienal

Robert Rodríguez | Costa Rica
Todo está bien, OK | 2012 | Construcciones / Invenciones: De la Suiza Centroamericana al país más feliz del mundo” realizado en el Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo -MADC- de Costa Rica. 

Robert Rodríguez | Costa Rica

Todo está bien, OK | 2012 Construcciones / Invenciones: De la Suiza Centroamericana al país más feliz del mundo” realizado en el Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo -MADC- de Costa Rica. 

Ian Díaz | Honduras
200 Horas para hacer Arte | 2011 | Video documentación |Acción |Intervención en el espacio público |1:42min

Mira Valencia | Argentina | Panamá

Marlen 2004 | print on silk pillows | Collective show Artesconsult Gallery Panamá 

Alexia Miranda | El Salvador
Imagenes Contemplativas I y II | 2009 | Video Performance | Colección Privada

Alexia Miranda | El Salvador

Imagenes Contemplativas I y II | 2009 | Video Performance | Colección Privada