Curated by Marisa Caichiolo
If Dominican artist Eliú Almonte had to capture the essence of his artwork in one word, that would be “transdisciplinarity.” He draws on science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, linguistics and politics to do performances, create video installations, drawings, collages, paintings and sculptures that allow him to explore and better understand the most pressing issues and events unfolding and shaping the world today.
Almonte currently lives in Los Angeles (California), where he has been working on sculptures and installations that bring together his Latin American past with his present experiences in the world’s most powerful nation. He now describes himself as a “Latin American islander whose contact with California has unleashed his cowboy spirit.”
Almonte’s artistic career spans over two decades. During this time, he has had solo exhibitions in Madrid, Mexico and Dominican Republic, and he founded the “La Plataforma Dominicana de Performance” in 2011. In 2011 and 2012 he was the curator of the International Festival of Independent Performance.