Alberto Rodríguez Collía
Alberto Rodríguez Collía (b. 1985) lives and works in Guatemala. Through his works, he tries to explore historical memory, the sordid aspects of human beings, and the absurdity of societies that bully and impose on others. Collía studied Printmaking at Escuela de Arte 10, and his final project received an honorable mention in the Premios Aurelio Blanco in Madrid. He is co-founder of Taller Experimental de Gráfica in Guatemala. He has participated in artist residencies such as: CASA in Oaxaca Mexico; Des.pacio in San José, Costa Rica; FAAP in São Paulo, Brazil; and AIT in Tokyo, Japan. Collía has also participated in the 16th and 17th Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala and the 6th Bienal Centroamericana.
From 2010 to 2014, Collía directed the film programming at Centro Cultural de España in Guatemala. He also participated in the organization of the Muestra de Cine Actual (MUCA) and the 4th, 5th, and 6th editions of the Muestra de Memoria Verdad y Justicia. Collía co-directed the art direction of the films Hasta el sol tiene manchas (winner of the Premio Esperanza and an honorable mention at FID Marseille, and also presented at the Museum of the Moving Image, NYC) and Ojalá el sol me esconda alongside Andrea Mármol (winner of DOX:LAB in Copenhagen); both films directed by Julio Hernández Cordón.
His works are included in the Obayashi Collection in Tokyo; the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid; in La Casa de la Américas in Havana; the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín Etia in Oaxaca; and the Taller Experimental de Gráfica in Guatemala.