MSA-X visits Rafael Vargas Bernard’s Studio


Check out MSA Xperimental for a video of a studio visit to Puerto Rican artist Rafael Vargas Bernard.

MSA had the opportunity to visit the artist Rafael Vargas Bernard at his studio in downtown Miami in the MANA Contemporary Miami art space. [Teo Freytes writes] “To our surprise, Rafael was working on some of his art piece installations. They could be called sound art noise, which he has followed through most of his life, also incorporating performances, body art, and constructions as well as ambiguous object art.”

Rafael Vargas Bernard (bio from MANA Contemporary): Born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Rafael Vargas Bernard studied computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, sculpture at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico, and La Práctica at Beta Local. His work explores functional and non-functional systems (including power structures, economic systems, and generative systems) and societies’ relationship with these. His work has been exhibited at Exit Art (New York), Peripher (Zürich), and Las Naves (Valencia), and is part of the permanent collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico.

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