Regina José Galindo was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in 1974, where she currently lives and works.
She has taken part in numerous events including: Documenta14, Kassel and Athens, editions 54, 53, 51 and 49 of the Venice Biennale, the XI International Biennial of Cuenca, 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, The Sharjah Biennial, Pontevedra Biennial 2010 , 17th Biennale of Sydney, II Moscow Biennale, First Auckland Triennial, Venice- Istanbul, First Biennial of Art and Architecture Canary Islands, IV Bienal de Valencia, Third Biennial of Albania, Prague Biennale II, Third Biennial of Lima. Galindo received the Golden Lion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005, in the “Young Artist” category. In 2011, she was awarded with the grand prize of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. The artist is also an acclaimed poet: in 1998 she received the Myrna Mack Foundation prize for poetry. Her writings are part of some anthologies and magazines, and in 1996 the Colloquia Foundation publishing house published her book “Personal y Intransmisible”.
Regina José Galindo’s works are part of important collections, including: Center Pompidou, Guggenheim’s Collection, Tate Modern, Essex, Princeton University, MEIAC, Fondazione Tesco, Fondazione Galleria Civica, MMKA, Counseling of Murcia, Foundation Mallorca, Rivoli Museum of Turin, Daros Foundation, Blanton Museum, The Gaia Collection, UBS Art Collection, Miami Art Museum, Fontanel Cisneros, Museum of Contemporary Art in Costa Rica, Marco.
In 2021, the video Tierra (2013) becomes part of the collection of the MoMA in New York as the third work of the artist acquired by the museum. In the same year she was awarded the Robert Rauschenberg Award. Marina Abramovic, curator of WePresent, has selected her among the 5 most interesting artists in the world in the performance field.