Helwing in his home.

Helwing Villamizar (Caracas, 1974) is a US-based artist whose intricate, palimpsestic drawings and abstract, decalcomaniac paintings explore themes of displacement, identity, and the blending of cultural influences.

Taking a biographical cue from the socio-economic and political shifts in Venezuela over the past two decades, and an uprooted, multicultural and protestant upbringing spanning both core and periphery, Villamizar's work highlights the self as a "data structure" that is "constantly poetically rebellious" against ideological systems of power and emerging group dynamics.

Villamizar has shown his work at Galería Blasini, Sala Mendoza, Sala RG, Museo de Bellas Artes, Museo Alejandro Otero, and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas; and at the X Iberoamerican Art Fair, the International Biennial of Contemporary Art ULA, and the KuZo Culture Zone Sziget Festival.