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Esvin Alarcón Lam

(Guatemala, 1988) works in different media including sculpture, installation, photography, painting, sound, video, and performance. Many of his projects involve critical thinking in relation with history and political notions related to people's and material displacements, sometimes inspired by his familiar histories a spart of the Chinese Diaspora in Central America. Contemporary debates interest him as part of a complex world in constant transformation. His work has been exhibited, in 2021: “Omniscent”, Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York; “MESOTRÓPICOS”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá; “Counterflags”, Abrons Arts Center, New York; in 2020: “This Might Be a Place for Hummingbirds”, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin; in 2019: “Amarica”, UnB, Brazil; “A LA DEFENSIVA”, Bienal en Resistencia, Guatemala; MARICAribe, Playa de Gibara, Cuba, in 2018: “The Sun Teaches Us That History is Not Everything”, Osage Foundation, Hong Kong, and in 2014: “Spatial Acts” The Americas Society, New York, among others. He has been artist-in-residency in Art Omi, New York (2021), Masaha / Misk, Saudi Arabia (2021), Residencia de Al Lado, Perú (2018), Hidrante, Puerto Rico. (2018), and OCA/CAL, Brazil (2017). Lam lives in Guatemala where he organizes the artistic research independent residency program Pagoda Imaginaria.