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Museo del Atlántico, Barranquilla Colombia.
Curator: Jaider Orsini.
Born in Maracaibo, 23rd of November, 1979.
He lives and works in Aruba since 2003. He is a contemporary artist, producer and teacher. Founder of Art Rap Foundation Aruba. Started his formation at a young age. His work can be considered a hybrid platform which harmonizes audiovisual elements, performance and installments.
He has realized individual expositions in Aruba, Curacao, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and the Netherlands with interventions and collective participations in other countries. Many of these projects are some way related to the social and the integration of the individuals and their surroundings.
During his career he has received recognition in Venezuela, the Netherlands and Aruba. Recently he received a grant from the Mondriaan Fonds in the Netherlands, for his project “The Garden of Heavenly Delights in the 12th Biennial of Havana and from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribbean Area for the residence Canibal of the Divulgar Foundation of the Colombian Caribbean.
1979 – Resident of Aruba since 2003.
1986/ 1990 Art workshop for children. Cultural Center Carlos Parra Bernal. Maracaibo, Venezuela
(after school art education).
1996 / 1998 BA of Humanities, aspect fine art. Julio Arraga School of Fine Arts, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1998-2001 Experimental Graphic Workshop. Superior school of fine arts, Neptalí Rincón, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Uninterrupted Pedagogic forming in artistic expression, corporal and linguistics. Foundation institute for Expression and Creativity, FIDEC, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Black/white Photography, School of Photography Vengoechea Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Taxidermy and Tattoo art
Individual Expositions (2010-2016)
2010 OroubO Casino, Atelier's 89 Aruba, Rembrandt Street San Nicolaas and other locations in San Nicolaas.
2012 Identity Pill. Magazijn, Amsterdam.
The Divine Tit. Ateliers’89, Aruba.
Psychographic Acts, Gallery Alma Blou, Curacao.
2013 Milk Drops Multidisciplinary Art Project. National Library, Aruba.
Milk Drops Multidisciplinary Art Project. Landhuis Bloemhof, Curacao.
Identity Pill, Atelier 89, Aruba.
2014 Organic Situations, Foundation INSIGHT for the Arts Aruba.
2015 Vamos a ver si eso es verdad. Dutch Embassy, Habana.
2016 Net Niet. Museo del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Colombia.
Trilogía surrealista marachucha. MACZUL, Venezuela.
Art Direction for Theater
2005 Balashi Orchestra. Cas Di Cultura, Oranjestad Aruba. Community Theater San Nicolaas, Aruba.
2009 One in soul Multimedia Theater Collective, Cas Di Cultura. Oranjestad, Aruba and Kas di Alma Blauw, Curacao.
Project ‘Who am I?’ Street theater. Israel Steeg, Tolerance zone, San Nicolaas Aruba.
2010 Actor and producer of the project ‘The woman from Boton (E Muher di Boton) Cas di Cultura, Oranjestad, Aruba.
Full House, Candy Shop. Street theater, Footage of the Mr. Charles Brouns street, Center of San Nicolaas, Aruba.
2011 Cultural Scene FFF (Scena Cultural FFF) Fashion Salon Aruba, Granha Santa Rosa, Aruba.
2011-2012 The bad night (La Mala Noche). Accion 101, Cas di Cultura Aruba. Co Direction Gloria Bryce
I don’t know yet... (Ainda Mi no sa...) Community Theater Santa Cruz, Aruba. Co Direction Gloria Bryce
2015 Vamos a ver si eso es verdad. 12 Bienal La Habana, Cuba.
Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia MACZUL, Venezuela- Ministerie van ustitie Aruba. Aruba Bank, Aruba- Landhuis Kenepa, Museo Tula, Curacao, Dutch embassy Havana, Cuba. Represented in private collections in many countries
2000. WATAMULA International Artist Workshop, Curacao. (CCA Trinidad,Triangle Arts Trust UK) 2008 San Nicolaas TV, Serie Documental, Art Rap Aruba 2013. A Twenty miles walk UNESCO and Film Tent Rotterdam 2011-2012. Aruba Biennial, Government of Aruba, Prins Bernard Fonds Caribbean and Mondriaan Fonds. 2015 Vamos a ver si eso es verdad. Aruba representation in the Havana Biennial. Government of Aruba, Prins Bernard Fonds Caribbean and Mondriaan Fonds.
Prizes and recognitions
2004 Prize Young Artist. Regional Space for the Visual Art. Contemporary Art Museum Zulia, MACZUL, Maracaibo.
2010 Absolute winner for Direction of the project ‘Who am i?’ for the National Monolog Festival. Street Theater. Israel Steeg, Tolerance Zone, San Nicolaas Aruba.
2011-2013 Grant Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.