Aníbal López’ work consists in proposing to people a way of thinking that with plans or without them could unveil doubts or solutions. He opens a discourse where people could discuss themes that could help solve lives as a community. His work questions and examines the world with projections to the future, where armed conflicts are kids’ toys, for children that have faith in living and not in hating (to live without hate).  He did not consider himself a conceptual or minimalist, but utilitarian of these mediums, as a precise way of approaching concrete subjects without much paraphernalia.
He considers as general premise to question the codes of information and communication that are established by diverse entities of a society. He begins for trying to erase an ethnic specific belonging: to use his number of certificate instead of his first name, Aníbal Lopez in this way turns in A-1 53167, eliminating the reference to his cunning identity, across his surname, in a society who is assumed – for different reasons – like predominantly Mayan.

Aníbal López
Guatemala, 1964

Solo Shows

Antologia de la violencia en Guatemala, prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan/Lucca, Italy

Economía informal, (Ex)Céntrico – Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Arboles urbanos, Casa Roja. Guatemala, Guatemala

ARTBUS, New York, Usa

Group Shows

Transacciones, Centro cultural de España, Guatemala City, Guatemala dOCUMENTA13, Kassel, Germany

Transacciones, Galeria Horrach Moya, Palma de Mallorca, Cataluña, Spain

Monument to Transformation, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia
Bienal de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain

Espectros: Arte y transición, Centro Cultural de España Guatemala (CCE/G), Guatemala City, Guatemala
Pintura: El proyecto incompleto, Centro Cultural de España Guatemala (CCE/G), Guatemala City, Guatemala
Madre coraggio: L’arte, Villa Rufolo, Ravello (SA), Italy
Ohne Uns! Kunst und alternative Kultur in Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Monument to Transformation, Tranzit and City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Monument to Transformation, Centre for Visual Introspection, Bucharest, Hungary

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Guatemala Country of birth: Guatemala Date of birth: 1964