Interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (2007)

Interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña of La Pocha Nostra, conducted by Roberto Gutiérrez Varea as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title CORPOLÍTICAS en las Américas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and Gender


Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a performance artist/writer and the director of the transnational arts collective La Pocha Nostra. He was born in Mexico City and came to the US in 1978. Since then he has been exploring cross-cultural issues with the use of performance, multilingual poetry, journalism, video, radio, and installation art. His performance work and eight books have contributed to the debates on cultural diversity, identity, and US-Mexico relations. His art work has been presented at over seven hundred venues across the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Russia and Australia. He is a MacArthur Fellow, American Book Award winner, and a Senior Fellow of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. He is a regular contributor to National Public Radio, a writer for newspapers and magazines in the US, Mexico, and Europe, and a contributing editor to The Drama Review (NYU-MIT).


Background Information
  • TItle: Interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña
  • Alternate Title: Guillermo Gómez-Peña
  • Date: Jun. 16, 2007
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Interviewee: Guillermo Gómez-Peña
  • Interviewer: Roberto Gutiérrez Varea
  • Duration: 22 minutes