JavaScript Menu is only visible when JavaScript is enabled. PLEASE enable JavaScript Geandy Pavón at the Mindy Solomon Gallery | Miami, Florida


Half
2016
30" x 40"
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Geandy Pavon is a Cuban-American painter and photographer born in 1974. He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts (ENA) in Havana, Cuba, also studying at the School of Fine Arts El Cucalambé, in Las Tunas, Cuba. Geandy Pavón lives and works in the New York metropolitan area since 1996. Pavón is an artist interested in the “conceptual aura” of ruins and decay, and in everyday practices of power display, issues that he has developed in his “Empire” and “Wrinkle Portraits” series. This latest work gained him critical acclaim, being praised by the New York Times art critic Holland Cutter. In his work Pavón also engages issues like iconoclasm, totalitarianism, and ideology. Nemesis (2010-­2012), one of his best known works, consisted on guerrilla projections of photographs of renowned dissidents and political prisoners on the facades of the embassies and consulates (specifically, those representing their country of origin of this prisoners in the U.S. and Europe). Pavón’s work has been featured in individual and collective exhibitions such as Caribbean: crossroads of the world, at the Harlem Studio Museum and the X Files Biennale, at El Museo del Barrio. His work can be found in private and public collections in Mexico, Cuba and the United States.

GEANDY PAVON

Born in Las Tunas, Cuba in 1974 EDUCATION

-B.F.A. Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas (National School of Fine Arts), Havana, Cuba.

-Escuela de Artes Plasticas (School of Fine Arts), Las Tunas, Cuba SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

-The Cuban-Americans. Cervantes Institute of New York, NY. NY

2011

-Nemesis Ai Weiwei. White Box Gallery, NY, NY

2010

-Itinerant performance Art-Project 'NEMESIS. This is an ongoing project that has been exhibited in New York, Barcelona, Washington DC and Madrid.

2008

-Idolatry: The Aesthetics of the Iconoclast. Milk Gallery. New York, NY

2007

-Iconoclasia y Barroco. Milk Gallery. New York, NY

2003

-De libros y de Pliegues. Casa Hispanica, Columbia University, NY

2001

-Pintura de Noche. Agustin Gainza. Fine Cuban and Latin American Art. Miami, FL

2000

-El Mito del Centauro. Hotel Presidente Gallery. Quintana Roo, Mexico.

1999

Aporias. ARS Atelier, Union City, NJ.

-The Guardians. Hoboken Public Library, Hoboken, NJ

1998

-Babel. General Consulate of Nicaragua, New York, NY

 

1996

-Estetica Edw. Iglesia de San Jeronimo, Las Tunas, Cuba

1994

-El color despues del color. Graduate project. National School of Fine Arts, Havana. Cuba

1993

-Balas de plata. Casa de la Cultura de Playa, Havana, Cuba

1991

-Junglas. Galeria Fondo de Bienes Culturales, Las Tunas, Cuba

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

-Cardinal Points. Ca D' Oro Gallery, NY. NY

2015

-Iconocracia: Las imagenes del poder y el poder de las imagenes. Artrium Museum, Vitoria, Spain.

2014

-Habitar, Construir, Pensar: Perspectivas poeticas y discursivas en el video art contemporaneo cubano. Espacio de Creacion Contemporanea (ECCO), de Cadiz, Espaila

-Caribbean: Cross Roads of the World. PAMM, Miami, FL

-Cuban American: An Empire State of Mind. Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx. NY, NY

2013

-Habitar, Construir, Pensar. Centro Cultural Espanol, Tampa Contemporary Museum of Art. Tampa, FL

2012

-Caribbean: Crossroads of the World. Harlem Studio Museum, NY, NY

2011

- The S Files Bienal. El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

2010

- Video Cubano, Rubin Collection. New York, NY

 

Neighborhood Collection. Jersey City Museum. Jersey City, NJ

2007

-Expresiones/Expressions: Caribbean and Latin American Art from the Benjamin Ortiz Collection. Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT

2003

-Art at the Silk Factory, Union Arts Building, Union City, NJ

-Beyond the Skin. Sono Gallery. New York, NY

-Images of Deception. Cuban Artist Fund. New York, NY

2002

-Contemporary Cuban Art in New York, Bill Maynes Gallery. New York, NY

-First Salon of Cuban Art on Paper. Sono Gallery, New York, NY -Cuban Fusion. The Greenwich Art Council, Greenwich, CT

2001

-The Connection. Sono Gallery, New York, NY

2000

-Contemporary Mexican and Cuban Art. The Rye Art Center, Rye, NY

1998

-Caribbean Connections/Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT

1996

-Salon "Fayad Jamie. Las Tunas, Cuba

1995

-Salon "La plastica en abril". Las Tunas, Cuba

1994

-Cronica, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts). Havana, Cuba

1993

-XII Salon, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas. Havana, Cuba

1992

-IV Annual Salon of Design and Illustration, Havana, Cuba.

 

1994

-Yo No Quiero Vestirme de Rojo. Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Havana, Cuba

1989

-Academica. Group "La Campana". Las Tunas, Cuba

--Luz Verde. Art group "La Campana", Las Tunas, Cuba

1988

-Proyecto No.1, La Vidriera. Las Tunas, Cuba

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAFY

2012

Caribbean: Art at the Cross Roads of the World by Deborah Cullen, Elvis Fuentes, Yolanda Wood and Derek Walcott

2012

John Coppola, Miami herald. Cultural Crossroads. 01/08/12

2011

Editorial, Wall Street Journal. Ai Weiwei's face projected onto Chinese Consulate 05/25/2011

2011

Editorial, Huff Post. Geandy Pavon projects artist Ai Weiwei's face onto NYC Chinese Consulate. 05/23/11

2011

Cotter, Holland, New York Times. Artists whose vitality flows from the street. June 16, 2011

2011

-Menendez-Conde, Ernesto, Artexperience. Geandy Pavon: Ai Weiwei visits the Chinese Consulate in NY

2010

-Chavez, Juan Carlos, El Nuevo Herald. "El rostro de Zapata en sedes diplomaticas de Cuba". Miami, USA. May 2010

-Serra, Catalina, Diario El Pais. "Indignacion en el Muro". Barcelona, Espana. April 2010

2004

-Bosch, Lynette. Cuban-american Art in Miami: Exile, Identity and The Neo-baroque, Aldershot, Hampshire [England] ; Burlington, Vt. : Lund Humphries, 2004.

 

-Ichikawa, Emilio. "Geandy Pavan: del arte y la teoria" Sep. 2004

2003

-Mulero, Eugene. "Exhibit at Silk Factory Jumpstarts Scene", Oct. 2003. West New York Reporter.com

2002

-Ichikawa, Emilio. "Cuba es su pintura", el Nuevo Herald, Miami, Sept. 6, 2002

2001

--Alvarez Bravo, Armando. "Las luminarias de Geandy Pavan", el Nuevo Herald, April 15, 2001

-Harrison Roman, Gail. "Introducing Friends and Neighbors: Contemporary Mexican and Cuban Art", exh. cat., 2001

-Menendez, Aldo. "The Connection" 2001

-Risco, Enrique del. "Geandy Pavan o la avidez absoluta", Luminarias Exh cat. 2001

2000

-Hesse E, Yvette. "Geandy Pavan, el centauro del arte", Cultura, Cancan, June 2, 2000

-Lombardi, D. Dominick "The Magical and the Mythical. From Mexico and Cuba, Paintings With Color, Humor and Devotion to Detail", The New York Times, October 22, 2000

-Miliez, Ofelia. "Hablemos de arte", Trato Hecho, June 3-9, Mexico DF, 2000

-Torres, Esteban. "El arte, desde la Mirada de un cubano: Geandy Pavan", Quintana Roo, Mexico. La voz del Caribe, June 9, 2000

1999

-Martinez, Arturo. "Painted in style of Freedom", Hudson Report, Oct. 1, 1999

-Valdes, Gustavo. "Geandy Pavan Zayas: un suicidio a las puertas del cielo", Ars Magazine, New York, NY. Summer 1999

-Brioso, Jorge. "Sombras suele vestir: la vision y la mirada en la pintura barroca de Geandy Pavan Zayas". Carlton Collage Publications

LECTURES

2006

-Meet the Artist: Geandy Pavan, Queens Library Gallery. Queens. NY

 

2004

--Iconoclasia y Barroco, DOT Fifty One Gallery, Miami, FL

--De Libros y de pliegues. Casa Hispanica, Columbia University, New York, NY

2000

--Contemporary Cuban and Mexican Art, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY

--El Mito del Centauro. Hotel Presidente, Quintana Roo, Mexico

1999

--De Angeles. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Geandy Pavon's work can be found in private and public collections throughout Mexico, Cuba and USA