Exhibition: Nelson González’s “U.S. The Unification of States”

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Edge Zones presents “U.S. The Unification of States”—the first exhibition of Aruba-based Venezuelan artist Nelson González in the United States. The exhibition will be up only a few days as this is one of the stops in Nelson González’s international tour. To preview by appointment (through January 31, 2019), please contact Edge Zones director Charo Oquet. The exhibition opening will take place on February 1, 2019, from 7:00 to 11:00pm, at Edge Zones Art Center (located at 3317 NW 7th Avenue Circle, Miami, Florida).

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Description: Nelson González—born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1979—lives and works in Aruba since 2003. He is a contemporary artist, producer and teacher. He is founder of Art Rap Foundation Aruba. His work can be considered a hybrid platform that harmonizes audiovisual elements, performance, and installments.

He has realized individual exhibitions in Aruba, Curaçao, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, and the Netherlands, with interventions and collective participations in other countries. Many of these projects are some way related to the social and the integration of the individuals and their surroundings.

During his career, he has received recognition in Venezuela, the Netherlands, and Aruba. Recently, he received a grant from the Mondriaan Fonds in the Netherlands, for his project “The Garden of Heavenly Delights” in the 12th Biennial of Havana, and from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds-Caribbean Area for the residency Canibal of the Divulgar Foundation of the Colombian Caribbean.

He is currently doing an artistic research and production of new works in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Entre dos Aguas (Between two Waters), in his most recent travel, passes through Venezuela, Curaçao, and Miami. Soon it will include the Dominican Republic and Holland, finishing in South Korea in June 2019.

Contact: Nelson González (305) 842-0356, llngonzalez@gmail.com

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