Guadalupe Martinez (Argentinian, b. 1980) holds a BFA from IUNA (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and an MFA from University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. Her research in space and materiality, performance and pedagogy function as means to develop forms of somatic activism, healing, and embodied interventions through radical presence. Martinez is an active participant and creator of CUERPO, an ongoing research, collaboration and mentorship process articulated through performance. Most recently, in conjunction with Or Gallery, CUERPO took the form of a series of embodiment workshops which culminated in a public performance at Cathedral Square in downtown Vancouver (2019). Martinez has shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s FUSE, Griffin Art Projects, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Latitude 53 (Edmonton), Access Gallery, the Apartment, Satellite Gallery, and grunt gallery.