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Omar Pimienta

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Lady7
our lady of libertad , 2007 Object Variable
Cen3
centerpiece, 2004 Object Variable
Clicka6
litera, 2008 Photo Variable
Ffd2
foto de frontera diaria , 2005 Photo Blog
Lib2
libreria, 2007 Artist Book
Tluz3
tragaluz, 2008 Photography
Collar
collar, 2004 Industrial Jewelry
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Cosulado Movil/Mobile Consulate, 2012 to date Performance Variable
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Pasaporte Libre, 2012 to date Artist Book Variable
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Lady Libertad V2, 2009 Sculpture 15ft By 15fh By 25ft
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Archivo Libre/Archivo Libre, 2012 to date Archival Material Variable
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Tijuana México
Birth year
1978
Lives in
Tijuana/San Diego
Works in
San Diego
Schools
University of California San Diego, MFA Visual Arts PhD all but dissertation Literature.
Tags
mixed-media, installation, video-art, collective, photography, graffiti/street-art
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2017
Un-Documenta
Oceanside Museum of Art
Statement

Omar Pimienta is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works in the San Diego / Tijuana border region. His artistic practice examines questions of identity, migration, citizenship, emergency poetics, landscape, and memory.  He is currently a Ph.D candidate in Literature at the University of California, San Diego and he received his MFA in Visual Arts from the same institution. His work has been shown in museums and cultural centers of the U.S. Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colomibia, Denmark, Germany, Marocco, and Spain. He has published four books of poetry: Primera Persona Ella (2004), La Libertad: Ciudad de paso (2006), Escribo desde Aquí (2010) was awarded the Emilio Prado 10th International Publication prize from the Centro Cultural Generación del 27 Malaga Spain in 2009 and his most recent book, Álbum de las rejas, soon to be published by Cardboard House Press with translations by Jose Antonio Villarán under the Title the album of fences. His work as a visual artist has been recently shown at the 3ème Biennale Internationale de l'Art Contemporain de Casablanca Maroc, and will be part of the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA: in two of its venues, Oceanside Museum of Art and Anaheim’s Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center.