Luis Edgardo Gomez Armenteros

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The work of Luis Gómez put on stage “power relations”. He unfolds an itinerary that explores the conventions used by traditional analysis of the productions of meanings and thought processes; which reveal frequent tensions between the real and the western “canon”. In this way he highlights the vices performed by hegemonic categorizations and translations that often distort the true source codes. His proposal talks about the stereotypes that have governed the appreciation of cultural practices that are not generated from the known institutionalized power systems, the understanding of which are ruled by the ignorance and prejudice.

For this artist, art is a process that occurs during the encounter between the spectator’s experience and the artwork. Hence the creation of environments through installations, the uses of space and the preference for using a variety of media such as photography, drawing, painting or video; they are all just research tools that contribute to the freedom of experiment without the intervention of “the victory of the rational” that moves our modern world.

Luis Gómez 1968, Havana, Cuba. Graduate in 1991 of High Institute of Art in Havana (ISA). He is Chair Head of New Media Lab of the ISA, Havana, Cuba.

His work has been exhibited at National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, in the 49 Esposizione Internazionale D´ARTE, Venice Biennale, Italy, in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, EUA, at the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, at the Barbican Center, London, UK, in Art Bassel and Maastricht, in the headquarters of the IFA, Germany and the Havana Biennial event organized by the Center for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam. He has participated in several Art Residences from institutions which include: the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, EUA, the Europe University of Madrid, Arizona State University and Ohio State University, Ohio, EUA. His work is part of different collections such as the Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany, the Arizona State University Art Museum, EUA, the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, EUA, the NINART, Mexico City, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, the Van Reekum Museum Apeldoorn, Holand and the Wakita Museum of Art, Japan.

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