Jorge Pineda


Jorge Pineda is born in Barahona, Dominican Republic. Painter, installation artist, lives and works in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Madrid, Spain. Studied 4 years of architecture in the Universidad Autónoma of Santo Domingo. Worked in graphic design, standing out in the creation and design of signs and posters, wining several national and international awards. By the end of the 80s he moves to Paris where he studies lithographs at Atelier Bordas. In 2005 he is invited by the Institut Réginonal D’Art Visuel de Fort de France in Martinique, to teach a workshop seminary about the processes of making an installation. At the end of 2008 he is invited by Cátedra Juan Gris of the Complutense University of Madrid, developing the project he called The Practices of the Utopias. In 2010 he was judge of the XXVIII art contest Eduardo León Jiménes in Dominican Republic. In February 2013 has the individual exhibition After all tomorrow is another day, at the IVAM (Valencia’s Institute of Modern Art) and in the same year participates in the Panama Biennial and in the Martinique Biennial (BIAC); in September 2012 has his 14th individual exhibit Shadows and Other Fairy Tales at Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery in New York City, curated by Mariluz Hoyos. He has been in the Cuenca Biennial in 2011, curated by Fernando Castro, and the Habana Biennial with the group Quintapata, under the curatorship of José Manuel Noceda. In the same year he participated in the exhibit curated by Nancy Hoffman: Who’s more sci-fic than us? In Ammersfoort, Holanda and in Caribbean Crossroads of the world in New York at the Queens Museum. His work centers in the fragility of the child and the innocence that survives in the adult, as Aracelis Corbo writes in the II Volume of the MUSAC collection. His work has been shown in Madrid, Paris and New York, at the Brooklyn Museum, in the exhibit Infinite Island curated by Tumelo Mosaka. In Miami and in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Global Caribbean. He exhibited at the 52 Venice Biennial and the XXIII Bienal de Artes Visuales de Santo Domingo where he got the first prize for installations. He has also exhibited at the Pontevedra Biennial, in Pontevedra, Spain and in the exhibit Modelos para Armar curated by María Inés Ramírez, Octavio Zayas and Agustín Pérez Rubio at the MUSAC in León, Spain. His pieces are part of the following collections: MUSAC (Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León), IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern Art), Patricia Phells de Cisneros Collection, DA2 (Museum of Contemporary Art of Salamanca), Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo, Centro León in Santiago, Dominican Republic. And other private and public collections.

Artist Statement:
“It may be that Jorge Pineda is simply underscoring the function of the veil, warning us that the enigma is superficial, and that, as in the Japanese packets that fascinated Roland Barthes, the decisive thing is the luxury of the exterior appearance, no matter what the interior. Jorge Pineda delivers us the pleasure of the epidermal, and leads us, elliptically, to understand that the contemporary subject (permanently connected as part of mechanical avatars) is one more card or chip in the general exchange of bits and is inevitably un-centered. Pineda knows that the fundamental fantasy must remain inaccessible because if the subject comes too close, that obsessive nucleus loses consistency. This need for repression separates him from a spontaneous ingenuousness. The unconscious is an inaccessible phenomenon in the most radical sense, not as an objective mechanism regulating my experience of the phenomenon. What Jorge Pineda does is open up the possibility of mining the control exercised over us by fantasy through the path of an over- identification with it, in other words, by simultaneously embracing, in the same space, all the multiplicity of apparition- like elements; in a certain measure he projects or reflects (once again the specular matrix) the constitutional lacking of the subject which is, simultaneously, an excessive presence of the “impossible.” The Real, in the psychoanalytical sense, in no “true reality” behind the virtual simulation, but rather emptiness itself which makes reality incomplete/ inconsistent, and the function of every symbolic matrix consists of hiding this inconsistency; one of the ways to achieve this hiding is precisely to pretend that behind the incomplete/inconstant reality we know, there is another reality not structured around an impossibility. It ́s not the moment of the disappearance of the veils or of the lifting of the theater curtain, but rather that of the acceptance of the screen. Jorge Pineda understands reality as permanent interpretation, in other words, as a mask behind which there is no definitive face but rather a game of successive maskings.

2014 La Práctica de la Utopía, Fondation Clément, Martinique. Curator: Sophie D’ingianni.
After all tomorrow is another day, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Mambrú, Maison de l’UNESCO, Salle Miró. Paris, France.
2013 After all tomorrow is another day, Valencian Institute of Modern Art, Valencia, Spain.
2012 Shadows and Other Fary Tales. Hunter college. Curator: Mariluz Hoyos.
2008 ¡Qué viene caperucita!. Raquel Ponce Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Entropía, District & Co. Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2007 Niñas Locas, Espacio Liquido Gallery. Gijón. Spain.
2006 Frágil. Raquel Ponce Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2004 Trampas. Confluences Gallery, Lyon, France.
Varelli, contemporary art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2002 Postales desde el Paraíso. Casa de América. Madrid, Spain.
2001 Curador Curado. Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2000 Marcas. Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2014 The real marvelluos, Contemporary Spanish and latin american art from Musac Collections.
Bienal de La Habana, La Habana, Cuba.
2013 XXVII Bienal de artes Visuales, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Invited artist.
Una oportunidad de escape, Musac. Castellón, Spain.
ADN, 55 Bienal del venecia , Venecia, Italy.
Bienal de Martinica, BIAC.
Bienal de Panamá
Exposición Castellón
2012 COLAPSO, Rehearsal of a failure. Sala de Exposiciones, Hospedería Fonseca (Salamanca) Spain. Comisarios: Alberto Marín y Agustín Pérez Rubio
Bienal de la Habana, Con el grupo QUINTAPATA. Curated by José Manuel Noceda. La Habana, Cuba.
Who more sci-fi than us?, contemporary art from the Caribbean. Curated by Nancy Hoffman. Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Bienal de Aruba.
2011 Bienal de Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador. Curator: Fernando Castro Flores.
Bienal del fin del mundo. Ushuaia, Argentina, Curator: Consuelo Ciscar.
Global Caribbean. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Juan. Puerto Rico. Curated by Comisario: Edouard Duval-Carrié.
Mover la Roca. Curated by Fernando Castro. Centro Cultural de España in Mexico, Mexico
Crisis… América Latina, arte y confrontación
1910 – 2010. Curated by Gerardo Mosquera. Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes y Ex Teresa Arte Actual Mexico.
Chic Dessin, Cabinet de dessins contemporains. Feria de Arte Contemporáneo de Dibujo. Stand: A6. JM’ Arts. Paris, France.
2010 Mover la Roca. Centro Cultural de España. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
La Recoletta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Feria ARCO. Madrid, Spain.
ART Miami, Lyle O`Reitzel Gallery.
Bisarro S.O.S 4.8, curated by Fernando Castro Flores, Murcia, Spain.
Bienal Pontevedra, curated by Santiago Olmos, Pontevedra, Spain.
Caribean Global, SET Francia, curated by Edouard Duval Carrié, CT, France.
Modelos para armar. Pensar Latinoamericano, para colección del MUSAC, Curatorship Agustín Pérez Rubio, María Inés Rodríguez, Octavio Saya.
I Trienal de Caribe Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.
Señales Rojas. Curated by Patricia Rivadeneira. Instituto Italo Latinoamericano. Rome, Italy.
2009 Kreyol Factory. Intersecciones, Embassy of France, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Feria ARCO. Madrid, Spain.
Mover la Roca. Centro Cultural de España. Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.
Kreyol Factory. La Villette, Grande Halle, Paris, France.
Mover la Roca. Centro Cultural de España. Lima. Perú.
Courrant Chaud, Museo Muphana, Puerto Príncipe, Haití.
Artenavas, Ávila, Spain.
Feria de Arte Maco, México D.F., Mexico.
Pulse. Raquel Ponce Gallery. Miami, USA.
The Global Caribbean Project. Curated by Edouard Duval Carrié.
2008 La Escultura en el IVAM. Valencian Institute of Modern Art. Valencia. Spain.
CIRCA. Raquel Ponce Gallery. San Juan. Puerto Rico.
Festival Negro Amaro. Curated by Irma Arestizabal. Otranto. La Puglia. Italy.
Balelatina Basilea, Switzerland. Espacio Liquido Gallery
XXII Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.
2007 Feria Art-Miami. Miami. USA. District & Co. Gallery.
Feria Arco. Madrid, Spain. Raquel Ponce Gallery.
Feria Arte américa, Miami, USA. Varelli, Contemporary Art.
Feria CIRCA, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Raquel Ponce-Espacio Líquido
Ojos de Mar. Curated by Rafael Sierra IVAM, Valencia, Spain.
Herbario. Curated by Sara Hermann, District & Co. Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Delirio Curated by Javier Panera Domus Atrium 2, DA2, Salamanca, Spain.
Bienal de Venecia. Curated by Irma Arestizabal Pabellón Latinoamericano. Palacio Zenobio, Dorsoduro, Venice.
Feria Bale Latina, Basilea, Switzerland. Espacio Líquido Gallery
Proyecto de arte público. Vallas Sarmiento Curated by Sara Hermann. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales. Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo- MAM- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Infinite Island. Curated by Tumelo Musaka. Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Corrientes Cálidas. Artistas contemporáneos de Haití y República Dominicana. Curada por Michele Alfred. Casa de Francia. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. And Varelli. La Marina, La Romana, Dominican Republic.
IV Salón del Dibujo. Artistas Invitados. Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.
Feria de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
Proyecto Colectivo. DA2, salamanca. España
Feria de Salamanca, Salamanca. España
2006 Agua, Varelli Gallery Contemporary Art, La Romana, Dominican Republic.
XXI Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.
Tre, contemporaneidad dominicana, Centro Cultural Dominico-Alemán, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. And Cambridge Multicultural Center, Cambridge, USA.
ARCO 2006. Raquel Ponce Gallery. Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I. Madrid. Spain.
Feria CIRCA 06. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Espacio Líquido Gallery.
Feria VALENCIA ART 06. Raquel Ponce Gallery.
Festival ACP, África-Caribe- Pacífico. Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Bienal de Zamora, Zamora, Spain. With Espacio Líquido Gallery.
Agua, Varelli Gallery, Contmporary Art. La Romana, Dominican Republic.
Feria ART SALAMANCA 06. Raquel Ponce Gallery.
2005 Emergencias. MUSAC. Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León, León, Spain.
ARCO 2005. Varelli Gallery. Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I. Madrid, Spain.
Cuerpo Impropio. Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
XXIII Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2004 Post cards from Cuba, a selección from the 8th Habana Bienal. Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Oslo Noruega.
Curador curado. Espace Clark. Montreal. Canada.
A vous de jouer. Département du Rhône-Museum, Lyon, France.
Island Nations-Islas Naciones, New art from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Diapora. The RISD Museum. Providence. Rhode Island. USA.
2003 Eter Kuntsnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
VIII Bienal de La Habana, La Habana, Cuba.
XXII Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2002 Feria de Arte ARCO. Galería Lyle O’Reitzel. Madrid, Spain.
Curador-Curado. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2001 Bienal de Cuenca. Cuenca, Ecuador .
Afinidades y Vínculos. Embajada Francesa, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2000 Fortaleza de Instalaciones. Festival Cálido de invierno, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

2003 Puentes. Teatro Nacional, Sala Ravelo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1998 Salomé U: Cartas a Una Ausencia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. New York, USA.
1996 Wish-ky Sour. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. New York, USA. Caracas, Venezuela. San José, Costa Rica. Miami, USA.

2006 Premio Instalación XXI Art Contest Eduardo León Jimenes.
2005 Artist Residency in Paris, given by the French government.
Premio instalación, XXIII National Biennial of Visual Arts of Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2003 Premio del Público, XV National Biennial of Fine Arts of Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2002 Premio Bienal de Arte Visuales E. León Jimenes.
1996 Mención en Dibujo, “Bienal de Artes Visuales E. León Jimenes”, Palacio Consistorial, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Tercer Lugar “Concurso de Casa de España”, Casa de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1995 Beca “Odas y Cantos a Neruda”, Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Mención, “Salón del Dibujo”, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
ABCD Semanario cultural del periódico ABC, Spain. Cover, critique and interview about the exhibit Frágil at the Raquel Ponce Gallery. May 13th 2006
El Cultural Semanario cultural del periódico El Mundo. Spain. Critique about the exhibit Frágil at the Raquel Ponce Gallery. May 4th 2006
Art-Nexus No. 62, volume 5. Critique exhibit Frágil at the Raquel Ponce Gallery.
LETRA Internacional, Number 91. Tri-monthly magazine about literature and culture, printed by the Pablo Iglesias Foundation, Madrid, Spain.
ABCD Semanario cultural del periódico ABC, Spain. Invited artist of the month. December 23rd 2006.