Huixtán, Chiapas, México 1988.
Gerardo K’ulej (Gerardo Alfredo Culej Vazquez), generative, multidisciplinary artist and a student of science. He explores his contemporary Tsotsil identity, among the multi-tensions with the Lum-glogal (global world): and defines his art as abstract bio-Mayan, “My art is not derived only by science or Mayan symbolism, but more good for my sensitivity as a Mayan artist.
His creative process developes in three states: solid (the creation of inert objects, sculptures positioned in space), liquid (kinetic works in a space-time level) and hyper-liquid (generative art).
For him, “the appropriation of technological resources is the path for intercultural transformation, a way of articulating the futuristic Mayan-Tsotsil vision and the possibility of dismantling mechanisms or objects foreign to it, such as communication devices both visual and auditory”.
Art transgresses borders and transcends cultures.
In 2016, he had his first exhibition, “Yik’al Xojobal” (Abstract Art). In 2017 he held his first residency at Galería MUY, concluding in an exhibition titled “Science and spirituality in Mayan visual art”. Since then he has participated in different artistic group projects, making visible the quality of contemporary Mayan/Zoque art and its social relationship.
- Spatel Nopvenetik (Shaping ideas), Galería MUY, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 2022.
- Metaphorical Shapes, exhibition with Pedro Gómez, Galería MUY, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 2021.
- Mayan and Zoque interpretations of the (In)visible pandemic, virtual exhibition, Galería MUY, 2020.
- Spoxil Sch’ulelal (Medicine of the soul), multidisciplinary exhibition, Centro Médico siglo XXI, Ciudad de México, 2019.
- Art with me, group exhibition, Tulum art club, Quintana Roo. 2019.
- Animaetik (Day of the dead), Galería la rueda (Oaxaca, 2018).
- Jnatik natik (We miss our house), Museo Corpus Cristi, Ciudad de México, 2017.
- “Science and spirituality in Mayan plastic arts”, solo exhibition, Galería MUY, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 2017.
- “Yik’al Xojobal” (Abstract Art), group exhibition, Galería MUY, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 2016