Articles of ‘Irina Leyva-Pérez’

Espejo de Lidzie (Lidzie’s Looking Glass)

Espejo de Lidzie (Lidzie’s Looking Glass)

Diana Lowenstein Gallery - Miami
Curated by Marilyn Sampera
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
The work of Lidzie Alvisa (born 1969) has always being autobiographic. This is evident in her latest solo exhibition, and her first in Miami, “Espejo de Lidzie” (Lidzie’s Looking Glass), at Diana Lowenstein Gallery. The show brings together a selection of pieces from as [...]



Gustavo Acosta: Paper Trails

Gustavo Acosta: Paper Trails

Known for his peculiar urban renderings as representations of symbols of power, Gustavo Acosta (Havana, 1958) has based his work on the social and political aspects that architecture represents. He talked to ARTPULSE about what has influenced him through the years, how he dissects his surroundings with an almost cinematographic eye, and how [...]



Nina Dotti: Tipping Point

Nina Dotti: Tipping Point

Dot FiftyOne - Miami
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
In “Tipping Point,” Nina Dotti continues working with two of her series, the scales and P.M.S. (Princess, Mother and Superwoman), and brings in a new element: gold as a reflection of happiness and success. The exhibition includes two series of photographs, two videos, collages, an installation and sculptures.
The [...]



Archives of the Ephemeral: Ten Artistic Interventions in Nature

Archives of the Ephemeral: Ten Artistic Interventions in Nature

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Curated by Laura Bravo
Organized by Fist_Art Foundation

By Irina Leyva-Pérez
Nature has always fascinated humans, first as a response to the symbiotic relationship between primal need and survival, and later becoming admiration. Art history is full of examples of artworks inspired by nature, including in a traditional manner such [...]



Tracey Snelling: An Urban Narrative

Tracey Snelling: An Urban Narrative

Many contemporary artists, especially those who work with videos, rely on storytelling and the narrative that flows from it. Tracey Snelling is one of these artists whose work is structured based on a story. Her unique scale models are made from imaginary buildings, sometimes creating small towns. These buildings show fragments of movies [...]



Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia

Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia

Who Cares? 16 Essays on Curating in Asia. Edited by Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya and Michael Lee. Hong Kong: Para/Site Art Space with Studio Bibliothèque and seed | projects, 2010. 187 pages. ISBN 9789889896393
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
This book opens the forum with a simple yet intriguing question: Is it different to curate an exhibition in [...]



Urbanitas

Urbanitas

Pan American Art Projects - Miami
Curated by Irina Leyva-Pérez
By Raisa Clavijo
“Urbanitas” assembled the work of ten artists who have approached the theme of the city from different perspectives. The exhibition included works by Gustavo Acosta, Luis Cruz Azaceta, José Manuel Fors, Tony Berlant, Luis Enrique Camejo, Carlos Estévez, Santiago Porter, Rogelio López Marín (Gory), Magnus [...]



Milton Becerra

Milton Becerra

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space - Miami
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
Milton Becerra is among the most visible and active contemporary Venezuelan artists, with a successful and solid career that covers more than three decades. Along the way, his work has been exhibited at prestigious institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in Paris; the Ludwig Museum [...]



Nelson Leirner: What’sWhat and Who’sWho?

Nelson Leirner: What’sWhat and Who’sWho?

Now Contemporary Art - Miami
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
Whenever we think about sarcasm from a political viewpoint in contemporary art, one of the names that immediately comes up is Nelson Leirner. He is known for his farcical attitude, especially towards society and the art market. Despite the obvious difficulties that this position has brought to [...]



Gabriel Kuri: Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab

Gabriel Kuri: Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab

Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston
By Irina Leyva-Pérez
“Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab” is the title of Gabriel Kuri’s first solo exhibition in a museum in the United States. The exhibition was organized by the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, and is currently on view at the Institute of [...]