falso león

In the year 2005, I won the León de Oro for best artist under thirty-five years old at the 51st Venice Biennial.

In 2007, I sold the León de Oro to the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra, who in turn resells it to a collector.

In 2011, I commissioned an exact copy of the León de Oro to my fellow Guatemalans, friends and sculptors, Angel and Fernando Poyón. They deliver an exact copy fired in bronze and coated in Guatemalan gold.

20 cm x 9 x 16.5 cm

(Pabellón de América Latina IlLA. 54th Venice Biennial. Venice, Italy. 2011)