Artists: Mariella Agois, Alberto Borea, Jorge Cabieses, Casari & PPPP, Valentino Sibadon, Miguel Aguirre, Haroldo Higa, Edi Hirose, José Luis y José Carlos Martinat, Musuk Nolte, and Patrick Tschudi.
Curator: Jorge Villacorta
April 23 – May 23, 2015
Lucía de la Puente Galería de Arte
Celebrating 20 years of the gallery. Group exhibition.
Artists: Jane Benson, Alberto Borea, Ángel Delgado, Javier Téllez, Lan Tuazon, Jorge Wellesley.
Mobility and Its Discontents
March 6 – May 30, 2015
The 8th Floor
NY, NY, USA
The exhibition examines the dynamics of mobility and its physical, psychological, socio-economic, geographic, and political boundaries. Mobility and Its Discontents signals a shift in the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation’s mission, now focused on broadening public access to artistic and cultural activities in New York City. Featuring artists from Venezuela, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines, alongside two Cuban artists from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, the show brings the Rubins’ dedication to contemporary Cuban art into conversation with a wider artistic community, reflecting the diversity of New York’s cultural life. The works in the exhibition convey experiences of separation, isolation, and distance, experienced on both a local and global scale, in sites such as the United States-Mexico border, New York City’s financial district, and Havana, Cuba. Collectively, they contribute to a dialogue about the barriers encountered in contemporary life, suggesting possibilities for transformation enabled by connectivity and increased access.
Image: Alberto Borea, “Wall Street”, 2013
Artists: Mariella Agois, Miguel Aguirre, Ricardo Alcaide, Alberto Borea, Jorge Cabieses, Alberto Casari, Aldo Chaparro, Margarita Checa, César Cornejo, Dare Dovidjenko, Sandra Gamarra, Huanchaco, Billy Hare, Haroldo Higa, Edi Hirose, Fernando La Rosa, Nicolás Lamas, Julio Le Parc, Benjamín Moncloa, Vik Muniz, Musuk Nolte, Pedro Peschiera, Jorge Piqueras, Liliana Porter, Emilio Rodríguez Larraín, Valentino Sibadon, Pier Stockholm, José Tola, Adriana Tomatis, Patrick Tschudi, and Alice Wagner.
January 14 – February 6, 2015
Galeria Lucia de la Puente
Image: Alberto Borea, from the series American Deconstruction, 2015, Collage on canvas, 150 x 190 cm.
Artist: Alberto Borea
We Are All Gone
October 10 – November 12, 2014
New York, USA
Continuing with his research on cartography, urban identity and the relation between center and periphery, the artist presents a group of works derived from recent explorations. Borea takes the position of an “archeologist of the contemporary” who rescues the materials and used objects which are “residues of civilization“. These artifacts are undergoing a creative process leading to innovative results featuring the artist´s unique vision about ruins and progress.
A cage that is broken and open, “We Are All Gone” shows the tautness derived from the concept of “contention”. This sculpture works as an expanded drawing. Chaos, transgression and geometry coexist in the paradoxical nature of this piece.
In “Haus”, the german word for house, the artist recycles and transforms four doors of New York City taxi cabs. The resulting object is a hybrid device sharing the characteristics of a living architectural structure and a moving vehicle. Permanence and transition are concepts in dialogue in these four works, which are settled on the exploration of what has been called heterotopic spaces.
“Immigration”, on the other hand, is a sculpture made with a metal cement trowel and wheels that the artist found in the streets of Lima. This object is a strong statement about roots, transit, migration, and art as a social and spiritual practice. For “Self-portrait”, Borea works with the idea of souvenir and global identity. The bottle with an Inca portrait named Biondi is attached to a corn broom, this combination of two different things leads to the creation of a new object. This innovative device shows the different layers of cultural information and manipulation, leaving for posterity a new sort of “huaco”or totem.
The transitional nature of existence is an underlying conceptual principle common to all the works in the show. They are the result of a sensitive reaction to the contemporary and its physical expression, manifested in the combination and manipulations of objects leading to new metaphorical artifacts.
Alberto Borea lives and works between New York and Lima. His work is characterized by the continuous displacement and use of diverse media and materials. He attended residencies and fellowships including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, (Fundacion Cisneros de Patricia de Phelps), Art Omi International Residency 2009, Vermont Studio Center (Jackson Pollock Krasner Fellowship), International Studio and Curatorial Program NYC (ISCP), Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, Default Masterclass in residence, Lecce and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). Borea’s work has been shown in diverse exhibitions in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. including Queens Museum of Art in New York City, Museo del Barrio in New York City, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (Cisneros Fontanals Collection), Dublin Contemporary, Museo Laboratorio in Italy, Art Museum of the Americas in DC, and Museo de Huelva in Spain.
My work is characterized by the continuous displacement and use of diverse media and materials. The openness towards these media helps me defining the development of an artistic proposal, where the object’s time and history take a fundamental importance within the plastic discourse.
I am interested in the relation between different cultures and histories, between the so-called center and its periphery.
The concepts related to ruins and progress are part of my interests as an artist.
Raised in Lima in the 80’s during the Peruvian civil war influenced my practice and my relation with the objects and their symbolism.
The position of distance about cultural, economic and social events constitute an important part in the process and execution of my projects.
I find myself attracted to the residues of civilization and in mapping and conceptualizing these materials for my work.
Mi trabajo se caracteriza por el uso y continuo desplazamiento de diversos medios y materiales. La apertura hacia estos medios, me ayuda a definir el desarrollo de una propuesta artística, en donde el tiempo y la historia del objeto cobran una importancia fundamental en el discurso plástico y en su proceso.
Me interesa la relación entre distintas culturas e historias, entre el llamado centro y la periferia. Los conceptos relacionados con la ruina y la promesa de la modernidad son algunos de los intereses conceptuales en mi práctica.
Haber vivido en Lima durante la guerra interna de los años ochenta ha influido en mi práctica como artista así como en mi relación con los objetos y sus simbolismos.
La posición de distancia ante fenómenos culturales y económicos constituye una parte importante en el proceso y en la ejecución de mis proyectos.
Estoy atraído por los residuos de la civilización y en la idea de mapear y resignificar estos objetos en mi trabajo.
Selected Biographical Information
Prizes / Fellowships
- 2011: Sculpture Space Residency, Utica, United States.
- 2013: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), New York City, United States.
- 2010: International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York City, United States.
- 2009: Pollock Krasner Grant, VSC, Vermont, United States.
- 2009: Art OMI, New York, United States.
- 2008: Fundacion Cineros de Patricia de Phelps, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, United States.
- 2013: “La Naturaleza de la Defensa”, Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima, Peru.
- 2012: “Because of Construction”, Y Gallery, New York, United States.
- 2009: “S/T”, Galeria Isabel Hurley, Malaga, Spain.
- 2008: “Residencia”, Espacio La Culpable, Lima, Peru.
- 2008: “Ruinas y Ciudades”, Galeria Lucia de la Puente, Lima, Peru.
- 2014: “Permission to be Global“, Museum of fine Arts Boston, Boston, United States.
- 2013: “Queens International“, curated by Hitomi Hiwasaki and Meiya Cheng, Queens Museum, New York City, United States.
- 2013: “The Name, The Nose”, curated by Raul Zamudio, MuseoLaboratorio, Citta San Angello, Italy.
- 2012: “New York”, Art Museum of the Americas, curated by Paco Cano, Eva Mendoza and Jodie Di Napoli, Washington DC, United States.
- 2012: “Tracing the Unseen Border” curated by Ian Coffre and Omar Lopez Chahoud, La Mama Gallery, New York City, United States.
- 2011: “Dublin Contemporary“, curated by Jota Castro and Christian Viveros Faune, Earls Terrace, Dublin, Ireland.
- 2011: “El Museo Biennial, The S files“, curated by Elvis Fuentes and Rocio Aranda Alvarado, Museo del Barrio, New York City, United States.
- Madeira Corporate Services Collection, Portugal.
- CIFO, Cisneros Fontanals, Miami, United States.
- Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, United States.