Gilda Batista

Gilda Batista

Tegucigalpa ~ Honduras

Gilda Batista, honduran born artist, writer [member of the Honduran Women Writers Guild -ANDEH] and human rights defender: firmly supports freedom of expression as well as cultural and scientific expression [Article 19 & 27 Declaration of Human Rights] and blends in art [painting and sculpture], writing and other forms of art expression with human rights. g. Batista is constantly fighting for civil, political and social rights. Batista also supports non violent civil disobedience in order to request the halt of injustice that has brought the People's of Honduras to their knees. Gilda Batista is constantly under persecution by the Government of Honduras due to her art and writing expression in the request for freedom. The artist also fights for tolerance in favor of the LGTBIQ Community and supports their art forms and contributions to the cultural heritage of Honduras. g. Batista admires the art proposed by the ancient Mayans specially those who lived in Copan, the Capital of the Mayan Empire. Batista gets inspired primarily on the continuing struggle of human beings especially those in Honduras, which is composed primarily of a population that lives submerged in poverty and lives a day to day struggle that leads to great suffering both mental and physically which is reflected in paintings and sculptures. It should be noted that Batista is an active member of this population, however this artist is always in a continuing search for balance in the mental, social and economic realms. The artist resides in the historic city of Tegucigalpa in the inspiring Barrio La Leona. Batista also owns an art gallery whose name is g. Batista Art Gallery. g. Batista also enjoys writing children's books. Other interest of g. Batista are: promotion of arts, writing, acting, film, and human rights [social, political and civil rights]. Contact info: Gilda Batista (504) 9861 3708 gbatistaart@gmail.com