The Supreme Exodus - Exodo Supremo / by Antonio Jose Guzman

Antonio Jose Guzman’s largest project to date commissioned by Detras del Muro, 13th Havana Biennial.

An internationally renowned artist who investigate the work of genetic research and study the history of textiles traces. Guzman has created a unique performance piece for the opening of the 13th Havana Biennial, highlighting the positive role of migration in the Americas, using his mixed DNA on textile fabrics and a genetic music composition based on his own Panamanian ancestry.

The result of a five year’s research in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America, The Supreme Exodus is a metaphor of migration and exodus through the use of abstract genetic landscapes. Guzman collaborate since 2009 with genetic researchers, musicians and textile designers, using DNA sequences from his own genome data. Guzman conceptualise the human transcultural identity using DNA sequences on photographic silkscreen printing, paintings, music and textile patterns.

His work is collected internationally and held in numerous public and private collections.

13th Havana Biennial