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8 Latinx Artists You Should Know

Guadalupe Maravilla

Salvadoran-American Guadalupe Maravilla (1976) is a transdisciplinary artist who uses his art as a tool for healing. His assemblages, drawings, sculptures and performance pieces — inspired by pre-colonial Central American imagery and personal mythology — address the trauma caused by immigration, displacement, disease and war. An immigrant who escaped El Salvador’s brutal civil war as a child, Maravilla discovered the healing powers of sound as a cancer survivor, and integrates sound baths into his exhibitions. His traveling exhibition, Mariposa Relámpago, or Lightning Butterfly, is currently on view at Ballroom Marfa, in Marfa, Texas, through March 2024.