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.
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