Guadalupe Maravilla @Liverpool Biennial

Discover Guadalupe Maravilla’s ‘Disease Thrower’ series at this year’s uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things.

These structures are autobiographical constructions which are at once sculptures, shrines, wearable headdresses, and healing instruments, reflecting on the artist’s own experiences as an undocumented migrant and cancer survivor. Elements of the work are crafted from objects collected during Maravilla’s retracing of his childhood migration route made alone to the USA at the age of 8 to escape the civil war in El Salvador, interwoven with items from the spiritual and shamanic practices the artist experienced after his diagnosis with colon cancer in his mid-30s.

Don’t miss the chance to see these works at the Tate Liverpool until September 17, 2023.

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