Guadalupe Martinez is an artist, researcher and educator living in Vancouver, BC since 2008. Her practice explores the poetic and political relationship between the body, memory and place. Through a research-based practice Martinez creates installations and performances that elicit the invisibility of particular narratives and their historical relation to identity, time and place. Her ongoing research in performance art and pedagogy infuses her artistic and teaching practices through embodiment, phenomenology, healing, decolonization of bodies and institutions. Martinez sees performance art as a way to learn, to create and share knowledge; a way to occupy and transform space; a process and a methodology.
Martinez has shown her work in Canada at The Vancouver Art Gallery, VIVO Media Arts, Griffin Art Projects, Latitude 53, Access Gallery, Grunt Gallery, and The Commons Gallery; in Buenos Aires at CIA (Centro de Investigaciones Artisticas), Palais de Glace, Museo del Grabado, Centro Cultural San Martin and Centro Cultural Borges, as well in Mexico, and Italy.
Residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, The Foreshore in Vancouver, Dorchester Projects in Chicago, IL, and Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC; were of great significance in her artistic development.