“The Other Dimension: Contemporary art practice as the existence of higher dimensions” presents new works by Cuban-born Miami artist Antuan Rodriguez.
His sculptural works address the human concern for universal communication through forms, symbols and codes.
November 30, 2016 – January 22, 2017
Curated by Jorge Luis Gutierrez
November 30th, 2016 | 7–10pm
Open to the public
Admission: $30 | Free for MOCA members, NoMi residents, and Art Basel VIP
Live Performance from the SPAM ALL STARS
Soundscape by DJ Umber Bandi Ville:
“I work diverse and mixed media in art. Art has a great relationship with seduction. I like that art may alter our perception. It scripts history and feeds on the present to denounce the future. More than aesthetics, art is history. There are two recurrent elements in my art: the object and the human form.” –Antuan
About the Artist – Antuan Rodriguez
Antuan was born in Villa Clara, Cuba, January 9, 1972. He is a graduate of the Elemental School of Art, Eva Olga Alonso, Villa Clara, 1985; the San Alejandro National Academy of Arts, Havana, Cuba, 1987; and received a B. A. in Fine Arts from the Universidad Félix Varela, Villa Clara, Cuba, 1996. With an intense training in visual arts and an emphasis in sculpture and tridimensional work, Antuan leaves Cuba for France to continue his training and education in art. In 1997 he obtains his Master in Bronze Casting under the direction of sculptor Josep Castell in Perpignan, France. In 1998 he moves to Spain and receives a Fine Arts Scholarship granted by Bancaja Foundation, Valencia, Spain specializing in a Master Program in Iron and Resin at the Atelier D’Art Ros Mari in Valencia, Spain.
In 2010 he designs and produces Base Paint, Epic, Miami, FL, during Art Basel Miami Beach, a monumental humanitarian project through which Caribbean artists intervened to decorate tents used as classrooms for Haitian children victims of the earthquake. The project was also presented and widely acclaimed in Port Au Prince. His work has been studied and assessed by critics and curators such as Paco Barragan (Spain), Noel Smith (USA), Dennys Matos (Cuba), Jorge Luis Gutierrez (USA-Venezuela) and Orlando Britto Jinorio (Spain) among others. Antuan is included in many art reviews, articles and books including Latino America Al Limite/Arte Latino Americano Contemporaneo, Chile, 2014; Art.Es Magazine, Spain, 2015; Primera Trienal Internacional del Caribe, Santo Domingo, 2010; and the Panama Biennial, 2013. His latest exhibitions and venues include Global Caribbean IV, Miami, USA, 2012; Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Cadiz, Spain, 2014; Instituto Buena Bista and IPS Center for Contemporary Art, Aruba, 2014. VideoConcreta, Matucana 100 Art Center, Chile 2015; CINTAS Foundation Fellows Finalist Exhibition, Freedom Tower Museum of Art Design, Miami, 2016; and a solo exhibition Vibración 7.8 at the Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, 2016.
Coming from a peripheral country (Cuba), and later a stranger to a historical Europe and pragmatic USA, his “uprootedness” has contributed to the building of a more independent and non-partisan retelling of reality and representation. Antuan is a real Miami contemporary artist.