Veronica Gonzalez Peña

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Veronica Gonzalez Peña
CitizenshipUnited States
OrganizationRockypoint Press

Veronica Gonzalez Peña is an American writer and filmmaker, and is a faculty member at Stetson University, Florida.[1]


In 2006 she founded rockypoint Press, which is a series of artist/writer collaborative prints, books, and films.[2]

Gonzalez Peña's 2007 novel twin time: or how death befell me (Premio Aztlán Literary Prize, 2008).[3][4][5] Her book on the Mexican drug war, So Far From God was part of the semiotext(e) exhibition in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.[6]

Since 2013, Gonzalez Peña has moved into increasingly performative work, writing scripts for films she directs and produces. Her first play, Neck of the Woods,[7] premiered in Manchester 2015, and starred Charlotte Rampling and Hélène Grimaud. Her films include On Becoming, with Michael Silverblatt, Chris Kraus, and Hedi El Kholti and Cordelia, with Michel Auder, Pat Steir, and Alice Zimmerman. Her documentary Pat Steir: Artist premiered at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New York Jewish Film Festival in 2019.[8][9][10] She is currently working on a documentary about Lawrence Weiner.


  • Juncture, 2003 (Soft Skull Press). ISBN 1887128913
  • twin time: or, how death befell me, 2007 (Semiotext(e)). ISBN 1584350482
  • The Sad Passions, 2013 (Semiotext(e)). ISBN 1584351209[11][12][13]
  • So Far From God, 2014 (Semiotext(e)). ISBN 1584351543[14]


  • Like a Shadow (2013), 38 minutes
  • On Becoming (2014), 49 minutes
  • Cordelia (2015), 75 minutes
  • Pat Steir: Artist (2019), 74 minutes

External Links


  1. "Faculty and Staff". Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  2. Press, The MIT. "Veronica Gonzalez Peña". Retrieved 2020-02-23.
  3. "Twin Time". Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  4. "2007 Believer Book Awards". Believer Magazine. 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  5. "Premio Aztlán Literary Prize Winners". Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  6. "Semiotext(e)". Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  7. Sulcas, Roslyn (2015-07-09). "Wolves, Woods and Magic at Manchester". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  8. Tóibín, Colm (2019-05-11). "The Flow of Chance: Pat Steir's 'Waterfall' Paintings". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  9. Sheets, Hilarie M. (2019-01-18). "Pat Steir Gets Discovered, Again". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  10. "Pat Steir: Artist". Film at Lincoln Center. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  11. "'The Sad Passions' paints haunting tale of loss and art". Los Angeles Times. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  12. Locascio, Lisa. "A Ladymass in the Distrito Federal: Veronica Gonzalez Peña's "The Sad Passions"". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  13. "The Sad Passions". Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  14. scottmanleyhadley (2018-11-16). "So Far From God by Veronica Gonzalez Peña". Triumph Of The Now. Retrieved 2020-02-18.

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