Performance artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña resides in San Francisco where he is artistic director of La Pocha Nostra. Born and raised in Mexico City, he came to the US in 1978 to study Post-Studio art at Cal Arts. His pioneering work in performance, video, installation, poetry, journalism, photography, cultural theory and radical pedagogy, explores cross-cultural issues, immigration, the politics of language, the politics of the body, “extreme culture” and new technologies. A MacArthur Fellow and American Book Award winner, he is a regular contributor to National Public Ratio, a writer for newspapers and magazines in the US, Mexico, and Europe and a contributing editor to The Drama Review (NYU-MIT). He is an active member of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

For twenty-five years, Gómez-Peña has contributed to the cultural debates of our times staging legendary performance part pieces such as, “Border Brujo” (1998), “The Couple in the Cage” (1992), “The Crucifiction Project” (1994), “Temple of Confessions” (1995), “The Mexterminator Project” (1994), The Living Museum of Fetishized Identities (1999-2002) and the Mapa/Corpo series (2004-2007).