Adonis Flores

Born in 1971 - Cuba

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1971 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Adonis Flores has graduated from the Architecture School of the Universidad Central de Las Villas in Cuba in 1997.

His artistic practice includes photography, video, installation, performance, video and public space interventions.

He puts into question the human condition through themes such as fragility, violence, insecurity, power, irrationality and death. His work is inspired by the experience of living during the Castro regime, his stay in Angola in 1989, during his military service, and especially today?s international situation.

His funny performances and humorous and playful attitudes are a way of showing the various facets of a soldier or of any person. His practice is connected and concerned by the rest of the world when it comes to these themes.

Adonis Flores was awarded the Premio Nacional de Curaduria, a Cuban prize that distinguished the best exhibitions in 2010 and 2011.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2012
“Pesquisas”, Salle Zéro de l’Alliance Française, (Cuba)

2010
“Memorial”, Galeria Habana, La Havane, (Cuba)

2009
“Toque de Fondo”, Miramar Trade Center, La Havane, (Cuba)

2008
“Camuflajes”, Pierre François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montréal, (Canada)

2007
“Carne de Cañon”, Galeria Habana, La Havane, (Cuba) & Galeria Myto, México city, (Mexico)

2006
“Performances Oidor, Visionario, El arte de la primavera, et Ornamental”, Festival Slideshow, Nottingham, (UK)


GROUP SHOWS

2012
“Revolution Not Televised”, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, (USA)
“Escapando con el paisaje au Centro Provincial”, Artes Plásticas de La Havane, (Cuba)
“ Ya sé leer au Centro de Arte Wilfredo Lam”, La Havane & Sandra Montenegro Gallery de Miami, (USA)
“Body Memories”, New Jersey, (USA)

2011
“Body Memories”, gallery Chashama, New York, (USA)
“Cuban Visions”, Metropolitan Pavillion, New York, (USA)
“Action-Actual”, Museo del Barrio, New York, (USA)
“Shifting World”, Magnan Metz Gallery de New York, (USA)
“Body Memories”, gallery Chashama de New York, (USA)

2010
“Cuban Avant-Garde”, Xin Dong Chen Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, (China)
“Video Cubano”, Fondation Rubin, New York, (USA)
“Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba”, 5 cities, (USA)

2008
Festival international de photographie, Bogotá, (Colombia)

2007
“Zona MACO”, Mexico, (Mexico)
FIAC, Paris, (France)

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