Becoming an artist was the natural result for my restlessness. A need to transform what seems useless or obvious into something meaningful, is a condition that activates my intuition and imagination to reach creative and tasteful solutions.
Obtaining my Journalism degree in Venezuela was my first attempt to structurize my unidentified calling. Trough my second degree in Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design - Paris I found myself. Remarking the diversity of teaching techniques, my passion for observation, asking, learning, collaborating with others and inventive problems solving led me to focus on my own potential abilities. I had my first solo show in Paris in 1993 and have been an active photographer, painter and potter showing frequently in Venezuela, France and the USA in private galleries and institutional group shows. I am a drawing teacher up to date in diverse cultural centers in Caracas, Paris and Miami where I live.
2020 Portrait workshop by photographer Ricardo Peña. Roberto Mata School of Photography, Miami.
2019 Digital III workshop by photographer Roberto Mata. Roberto Mata School of Photography, Miami.
2018 Self Portrait workshop by photographer Xavier Luján. Roberto Mata School of Photography, Miami.
2018 Spotlights workshop by photographer Roberto Mata. Roberto Mata School of Photography, Miami.
2017 Photoshop by photographer Pedro Wazzan. Roberto Mata School of Photography, Miami.
2017 Lightroom by photographer Pedro Wazzan. Roberto Mata School of Photography, Miami.
2017-Present Artist in residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Studio #29.
2014 Artist residency, The Chill Concept, Miami
2014 Teaching Artist Training Program, Lincoln Center Education
1985-89 University Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela; degree in Journalism
1989-92 Parsons School of Design, Paris. Fine Arts Foundation
1999 Workshop with the Venezuelan artist Antonio Lazo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, Venezuela
1987-89 Instituto Federico Brandt, Caracas, Venezuela; Drawing, painting, sculpture workshops. Classic and Contemporary Art History courses.
1985-87 Escuela Cristobal Rojas. Sculpture workshop with the Venezuelan artist Pedro Barreto, Caracas, Venezuela
1987-88 Château Beau-Cèdre, Montreaux, Switzerland; Drawing, sculpture, photography, culinary arts
1974-79 Pottery and sculpture workshop with the Venezuelan artist Beatriz Plaza, Caracas, Venezuela
2015 Fleeting Body, La Ventana Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Vinyl Body, Le Studio du 17ème, Paris, France
The Rapture of the Drift, The Chill Concept, Miami, FL
2014 Suturas, La ventana Art Gallery, Caracas.
2006 Chez soi, Combes Gallery, Paris, France
2005 Air acuarium, Grupo Li, Caracas, Venezuela
1996 Liquid imaginary, Grupo Li, Caracas, Venezuela
1993 Beasts and Prodigys, Venezuela Embassy, Paris, France
GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND ART ACTIVITIES
2017 Art Basel Bakers Brunch, Open Studios, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami
X FUNDANA: Re-Thinking Venezuela From Different Latitudes, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami
CECCA Auction, Centro de Arte Los Galpones, Caracas
2015 Artwood Miami Gallery, during Art Basel, Miami, FL
Por definir, Galería Beatriz Gil, Caracas, Venezuela
Small format, La Ventana Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2014 Angels at the Los Palos Grandes Square, Caracas, Venezuela; municipal project of urban intervention
2012 FIA, Feria de Arte Latinoamericano, Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2011 FIA, Feria de Arte Latinoamericano, Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2006 Una Obra para los Benefactores de la Colmena de la Vida, Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2005 Unidos por el Arte, Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2004 Pecadillos, Espacio Abierto Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Amnistía Internacional, Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2003 Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui, Espace Auteuil, Paris, France
Salón del Reciclaje, MACSI Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, Venezuela
2002 35x, Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2001 Colectiva. Blassini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Maestros y Artistas Contemporáneos, Grupo Li, Caracas, Venezuela
1997 Colectiva. Díaz-Mancini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1996 Acción Solidaria, Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Cosecha 96, Grupo Li, Caracas, Venezuela
1994 Salón de Dibujo, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
1993 XXVII Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco; Monte Carlo, France,
2020 Drawing workshop. Online experience with venezuelan students around the world.
2015-present Imago, Art in Action, Miami, FL; Exploring Miami through Drawing
2014 Teaching Artist Training program, Lincoln Center Education, New York City, NY
2014 Art workshops, The Chill Concept, Miami, FL
2012-present Drawing and painting teacher for teenagers and adults, Artkao, Caracas, Venezuela
1996-2012 Drawing and painting teacher for children, teenagers and adults, Grupo Li, Caracas, Venezuela
2005-2006 Director Board Member, at both Culture and Inter-Institutional Comissions, Alliançe Française, Caracas, Venezuela
2006 Peccatos Gourmet, Artisanal creative sherbets and chocolate truffles project and factory, Caracas, Venezuela
1996- 2002 Drawing and painting teacher for children, teenagers and adults at Integral El Ávila School, Cristo Rey-Altamira School, Díaz-Mancini Gallery,
and at my studio; Caracas, Venezuela
Spanish, English, French, Italian.