Aruban born contemporary visual artist Ryan Daniel Oduber (MFA) (1972) has a long trajectory in the visual arts dating back to the early 90-ties. After developing a series of organic furniture’s in Aruba he focused on drawings and installations. After winning a prize at the Dutch Caribbean Art exhibition: Arte 99, he bought his first "Digital 8" handy cam in 2000 and started doing video art and video art installations. As a contemporary artist he has been representing his island as of 2001 on different international exhibitions from biennials to group exhibitions in the Dominican Republic, USA, Cuba, Taiwan, China, Germany, Portugal, Costa Rica, Curaçao, The Netherlands, Brazil, Venezuela, etc. He has a skeptical conceptual view on the world through his art as well as a sharp cut technical skill. This year he did his debut as co-director in the short film "10 Ave Maria". This short film premiered at the Aruba International Film Festival and was invited to the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, which took place in September 2011. “10 Ave Maria” was awarded by the jury as Best Short Film. He also did the direction of photography and the editing in the short artistic film "Muhe Frida" (best Aruban short at the Aruba International Film Festival 2011). In June 2011 Oduber was the first recipient of the J. C. "Padu" Lampe award, a price awarded for his cultural endeavors in Aruba for the visual arts.
For more information on the artist go to: www.ryanoduber.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org