Roberto Guerrero (San José, Costa Rica, 1978) is an artist and independent researcher. He earned a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Graphic Design from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in 2004. He has undertaken studies in Art History and is presently a candidate for the Master of Arts with an emphasis on Cinematography at the University of Costa Rica (UCR).
His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in several national and international art spaces: the Museum of Costa Rican Art, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC), Jacob Karpio Galería, Panama Museum of Contemporary Art, El Salvador Museum of Art (MARTE), Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, Roebling Hall Gallery (Manhattan), Pérez Art Museum (Miami) and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, among other exhibition spaces. He has also participated in several international contemporary art fairs: Art Basel Miami Beach 2005 and 2007, Scope Miami Beach 2008 (United States), Scope Basel 2008 (Switzerland) and Art LA 2011 (United States). He has been selected on four occasions (in 2003, 2005, 2011 and 2016) to represent Costa Rica in the Central American Isthmus Biennial.
He has curated several exhibitions for the National Gallery of the Costa Rican Center for Science and Culture, and co-curated the exhibition Behind the Red Door: A View of Erotica in Costa Rican Art for the Costa Rican Art Museum. He has collaborated as a panelist and with publications on the subjects of the image, contemporary art and gender, and sexual dissidences for the Costa Rican Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Central Bank Museums, Ars Teorética Foundation, Veritas University and University of Costa Rica. In 2016, he was awarded Costa Rica’s Francisco Amighetti National Prize in Visual Arts in the category of ‘other media,’ for the exhibition Vergüenza Ajena / Embarrassed for You.
MADC Catalog for Vergüenza Ajena / Embarrassed for You: MADC Catalog
Vergüenza Ajena / Embarrassed for You: Exhibition