Multi-personalidad. Ruben, 
VIDEO HD- Gif Animado. 

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.



Nelson González 


Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1979 – Resident of Aruba since 2003.

Realized Studies

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.

Superior Schooling

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.

Self-Education (actual)

                                 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

Important Productions

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.


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