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Benvenuto Chavajay

(San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala, 1978) Mixed media artist, performer, and community activist. He lives and works between Guatemala City and San Pedro La Laguna. Benvenuto graduated from the National School of Plastic Arts (ENAP) in Guatemala City (2000). He received a scholarship to study at the National University of Costa Rica (2002) and at EspIRA / La ESPORA Escuela Superior de Arte in Nicaragua (2007). He is co-founder of the Tzun-Ya Collective in San Pedro La Laguna, Atitlán, Sololá, and coordinator of the Chi-Yá Festival of Art and Culture of San Pedro La Laguna. He has presented his work in various solo shows and group exhibitions in Guatemala and abroad. His work is part of important collections such as El Museo del Barrio in New York, the Museum of Latin American Art-MOLAA in Long Beach, and the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.