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Jessica Kairé (Guatemala, 1980) is a Guatemalan artist based between New York and Guatemala City. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo – NuMu – in Guatemala City, an egg-shaped museum that aims to satiate the lack of other contemporary art institutions in the country. Her work deals with the Guatemalan and Latin identity in general and specific subjects of her native country: violence, underdevelopment, and tropicality as well as gender issues and her Jewish background. She has participated in exhibitions at local and international venues including: La 2nda Gran Bienal Tropical, Puerto Rico; 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA; Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, Guatemala; NY; XVII Paiz Art Bienniale, Guatemala City, Guatemala; SOMA Centro Cultural, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design, NY, USA; El Museo del Barrio, New York City, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC), Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY; Plato’s Cave at EIDIA, Brooklyn, NY, USA; San Jose, Costa Rica; Christinger de Mayo Gallery, Zurich; Sol del Río, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Concepción 41, Antigua Guatemala; Centro Cultural de España, Guatemala City, Guatemala and Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Jessica Kairé, co-founder of NuMu in Guatemala City, will speak about developing the first contemporary art museum in Guatemala.read more »