Tania Bruguera, ‘El Peso de la culpa’, Conceived in 1997; printed ca. 2001, Phillips

Signature: signed, titled and numbered "Tania Bruguera - El Peso de la Culpa - 5/10" lower right

Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, Desde el cuerpo: Alegorías de lo femenino, February 15, 1998

Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

About Tania Bruguera

Political and social justice are at the core of Tania Bruguera’s performances, events, community projects, and exhibitions. She confronts repressive governments and societal systems—and gives voice to the voiceless—through her work, which touches directly on the Cuban Revolution and immigrant rights. Although Bruguera presents her work as art, she does not necessarily want it to appear that way. As she explains, “For me the most important moment for an art piece is when people are not sure if it’s art or not.” She describes this juncture as the “productive moment.” Bruguera has been awarded and arrested for her presentations. In 2014, she was apprehended by the Cuban government for attempting to stage a performance in Havana’s Revolution Square. She had planned to set up a microphone and invite people to express their visions for Cuba.

Cuban, b. 1968, Cuba, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

Museum of the City of New York, 
New York, NY, USA,
Art in the Open