Guillermo Galindo

Eureka Fellowship Awardees 2020

Guillermo Galindo is an experimental composer, sonic architect, performance artist, and visual
media artis, who redefines the conventional limits between music, the art of music composition, and the
intersections between art disciplines, politics, humanitarian issues, spirituality, and social awareness. His
compositions have been performed at the CTM Festival in Berlin; the San Francisco Jazz Festival; San
Francisco Electronic Music Festival; and Schrin Kunsthalle in Frankfurt; among many other venues.
Galindo’s work has been featured on BBC Outlook in London, NHK World in Japan, Vice Magazine in
London and Canada, HFFDK in Germany, RTS in Switzerland, NPR, CBC, Canada, Art in America,
Reforma Newspaper, Mexico, CNN, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York
Times. His unique collaboration with award-winning photographer and prior Eureka recipient, Richard
Misrach (2011-2017), called Border Cantos, became a traveling exhibit and an award-winning book
published by Aperture Foundation. Border Cantos features Misrach’s photographs of the U.S./ Mexico
border and Galindo’s sonic devices and graphic musical scores created from detritus left behind by
immigrants and the border patrol apparatus. Among many other venues, Border Cantos has been
shown Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, MA; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in
Bentonville, AR; Pace Gallery in New York, NY; and the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, CA.
Galindo is presently working on an oratorio about gender issues which will be workshopped and
performed and the end of 2020 and developing the work he did for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time for
a larger body of work including sound and three-dimensional art. His individual pieces from Border
Cantos will be shown at the Cantor Museum at Stanford University as part of the When Home Won’t Let
You Stay exhibit in 2020 and will be presented at the High Line in New York, NY in 2020-21 as part
of The Musical Brain exhibit.