Juan-Sí González


González describes himself as a communicator who doesn't subscribe to any one discipline or style; his choice of media depends on the idea. He works with installations, photography, video, drawings and performance. In Cuba, he used ephemeral forms, street performances, and underground videos. In the United States, he began building large-scale mixed media installations with videos and photography pieces. He studied at the Higher Institute of the Arts in Havana and was selected to participate in the first and second Havana Biennales. In 1987, he co-founded "Ritual Art-De" (standing for art and rights) and began doing interactive political performances in the streets of Havana and underground video to talk about social issues in Cuba. González left Cuba for Costa Rica in 1991 as a political refugee. González has lived in Yellow Springs since 2003 and he has been awarded three Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, the Award of Merit in the Rosewood Arts Center, the Spaces World Artists Program Residency in Cleveland, the Artist Residence Project in Wittenberg University, the Visiting Artists Program in Kenyon College, Gambier and the Individual Artist Residence Project in Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Errol Barrow Art Center, Barbados; the National Contemporary Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Costa Rica; the Frost Art Museum, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Naples Museum of Art, the Cuban Museum of Art, The Miami Art Museum, The Spain Cultural Center, and the Hardcore Art Contemporary Space in Miami; the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California; El Museo del Barrio, Exit Art and Ollantay Foundation in New York; Spaces Alternative Gallery, Dayton Visual Art Center, Herndon Gallery and the Dayton International Peace Museum in Ohio; The Museum of Art, Indiana; the Art Contemporary Gallery, Walters State Community College and Slocumb Gallery at Tennessee State University; Sarah Moody Gallery at The University of Alabama; Louisiana Art Gallery, Louisiana Tech University; Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University; International House Gallery, Philadelphia; the Arlington Arts Center, Virginia, Pennsylvania; the Cambridge Arts Center, Massachusetts; Blaffer Gallery, University of Texas, Houston; Katherine Nash Gallery and Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico; Centre Georges Pompidou, France; SOF Art House Gallery, Toronto, Canada; the House of Culture in Prague; Kunsthalle Museum in Rostock, Germany; Rabindra Gallery and Lalit Kala Art Gallery, New Delhi, India; National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Manzar Akbar Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan; Gallery of the Madurodam Foundation, the Hague; Cultural Center of Bechem, Belgium; House of Culture of Pitea, Sweden; the Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia; the Galerie Vincent Kunstraume and the Institute of Hispanic Culture, Vienna, Austria. He has also participated various international art fairs including, Art Chicago; Art Belgium; Arco Madrid; Photo Buenos Aires, Pinta London; Art Miami, Arte Americas and Art Basel in Miami. His work is included in several private and public museum collections

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