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Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Guillermo Gómez-Peña was born and raised in Mexico City. He came to the United States in 1978. His work includes performance art, video, audio, installations, poetry, journalism, and cultural theory exploring cross-cultural issues, immigration, the politics of language, and border culture. The first Chicano/Mexicano artist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship (1991), he has published ten books and is the 1997 recipient of the American Book Award. 

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