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About Nelson



Born in Maracaibo, 23rd of November, 1979.


Venezuelan Intellectual leak, before Chavez.
20 years of professional career in the Dutch Caribbean as contemporary artist,
producer, curator, teacher and filmmaker.

I live and work in Aruba formally since 2003 and I have been married to a Dutch citizen since 2006. I have 4 Aruban / Venezuelan children.


 I have achieved more than 10 personal exhibitions as an Aruban artist , while also representing Aruba internationally in more than 12 countries.



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


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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