Cortesía del programa de Davidoff Art Initiative

Compártelo en redes

Nacimiento: 1975 en San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Residencia: Reside en San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Próximas exposiciones colectivas: XIV Bienal de Cuenca, XXI Bienal de Arte Paiz
Profesionales que le han comisariado:
Premios ganados: Davidoff International Art Residency 2017
Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan: Roberto Paradise
Profesionales con obra: John T. Belk
Enlaces oficiales Web 
Publicada el 03 jun de 2014      Vista 514 veces

Descripción del Artista

Jesús Cruz Negrón, fondly known as Bubu, re-contextualizes the everyday with minimal intervention and relational approximation, revealing historic, social, and economic vitality. He studied at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, and he lives and works in the city’s Puerto de Tierra neighborhood, where he is part of the grassroots preservation community Brigada PDT. He was awarded the “Golden Pineapple” prize for best artist at the inaugural Bienal Tropical de Puerto Rico (2011). Negrón has exhibited widely across the globe, including the 2007 Sharjah Biennial (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates) and Tropical Abstraction, curated by Ross Gortzak at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 2005. Recent exhibitions include Low Budget Drawings, Robert Paradise (San Juan) at ARCO Madrid, 2013; and A Reflection Room, curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates for Henrique Faria Gallery, New York, 2016. ARTISTIC STATEMENT As a self-taught artist, my practice varies from simple gestures to site specific interventions or labor-intensive manual work. I like describing my work as circumstantial art. Each project starts with a study of the context and a collective reflection of the problematic that define it; the context however always determines the medium I chose to express an idea. My work is informed and influenced by folk art, social activists, arte povera and socially engaged art. , I try to find ways through which to engage with each context’s culture, their techniques and historical failures, so as to create pieces that will trigger a discussion in the context of contemporary art. For this residency, I hope to get to know and learn from the people, experience and share artisan techniques and discover previously unknown (to me at least) traditions as a method towards developing my projects. The goal would be to convert these experiences into artistic ethnographic documents that transcend borders between popular art and contemporary art. Puerto Rico and the Caribbean have not been excluded from the cultural impact from China. As a country in the world leader stage, China is rich in traditions and unique visual culture that has proven to be powerful enough to become globally known. I would love to explore Chinese culture more directly and experience it in situ, contrary to the present outsider and western lens that I’ve been exposed to about Chinese culture and traditions. From this, I would like to build on the foundations of a project that I have already commenced here in Puerto Rico. * Fuente programa de Davidoff Art Initiative.


el 14 jun de 2017 por ARTEINFORMADO


¿Quieres contactar con el gestor de la ficha?

Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Jesús Bubu Negrón
28 abr de 2016 - 18 jun de 2016

Reflection Room

Henrique Faría - New York / Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos

Jesus Negrón
10 jul de 2013 - 05 ene de 2014

Interpretación del Soneto de las Estrellas (Homenaje a Esteban Valdés)

Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros (SAPS) / Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México

Jackpot Series
Desde 15 mar de 2012

Jackpot Series

Roberto Paradise / San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Cartel de la XIV Bienal de Cuenca
23 nov de 2018 - 03 feb de 2019

XIV Bienal de Cuenca

Bienal de Cuenca / Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

16 ago de 2018 - 16 sep de 2018

XXI Bienal de Arte Paiz

Fundación Paiz para la Educación y la Cultura / Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala

Exposición PM
27 ene de 2018 - 17 mar de 2018


Galería Embajada / San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Descubre más obras en ARTEINFORMADO

{{ artwork.title | limitTo:16 }}, {{ artwork.year }}
{{ artwork.artistName | limitTo:28 }}
Compártelo en redes

Artista en promoción

Noticias relacionadas

Artista en promoción

volver arriba