“For this project, I will look at the intersection of imperialism, brownness, and queerness by drawing from my personal experiences. Currently, my research focused on the historical connection between the US and Central America by examining the continuous effect of imperialism.”
Martín Wannam (b. 1992, Guatemala) is a visual artist and educator whose work looks critically at the historical, social and political climate of Central America, specifically examining its impact on the queer individual. He uses photography, sculpture, and performance as a tool of iconoclasm for a constant evaluation of systematic structures such as religion, folklore, and white supremacy through a queer lens.
He received his MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico in Spring 2020, a Diploma in Contemporary photography from La Fototeca (GT) in 2016, and their BA in Graphic Design from the Universidad Rafael Landivar (GT) in 2015. Wannam has exhibited nationally and internationally, including various group and solo shows in Guatemala, The United States, Rotterdam, and Korea. Wannam is the recipient of a Special Mention in the category Serie in PHOTO PRIDE 2020, Fulcrum Fund 516 (2020), Coke Newhall Photo Fellowship (2020), MaryAnn Evans Grant (2019), SPE Student Award for Innovations in Imaging (2018), and Site Scholar (2018-2019). Currently, he resides in Albuquerque, NM working with the Fronteristxs Collective and teaching as an Adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico.
Exhibition Runs: September 27 – November 4, 2021
Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, October 14
Martín Wannam, Blood Banans, Installation, 2020
Martín Wannam, Ser Hueco en mi Pais, 2019, Performance Art
Fronteristxs Collective, Banner Prison Divestment, Banner, 2020
Martín Wannam, Falso Reformador, Installation, 2021