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Elvis Fuentes

El Museo del Barrio

I am a PhD student in Art History at Rutgers University. I served as curator at El Museo del Barrio between June 2006 and January 2013, where I organized shows on the Caribbean, the permanent collection and two biennials of contemporary Latino art.
Born in Cuba, I studied Art History at University of Havana, and worked as a curator at The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. I also lived and worked in Puerto Rico for two and a half years before moving to New York in 2006.
I love the work of Félix González-Torres and Ana Mendieta. I wished I had met them.

Comments (9)

Re: Elvis Fuentes

Hi Elvis, It sounds like you are working on very interesting projects that would be quite appealing to Miami audiences. I hope that you are considering working with Miami-based artists, as many art venues here and artists here have strong ties to the Caribbean. As an art critic in Miami, I would be happy to share ideas with you. Best, Elisa Turner

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29 Mar 2010, 19:03

Miami

Hi Elisa,
Many thanks for your comment. Indeed, Miami and Florida in general, as well as Louisiana and the coast of Texas, are part of Caribbean history. From Pensacola to St. Augustine to Tampa to today's Orlando and Miami with Little Haiti and Hialeah, we will be featuring the work of artists from the region and your help will be much appreciated. Actually, I would love to hear your recommendations on subjects and stories to be told. Do you have a bibliography on the subject of Caribbean Florida?

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5 May 2010, 18:23

Re: Miami

Hello Elvis ,
Sounds very interresting , in Suriname right now there is a very interesting exhibition of Marcel Pinas.
Especially his installations a very worthwile
by the way Elvis do you have like a blog because i'am very interested in how you (or perhaps other curators ) come to the end results.

carlos

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30 Jun 2011, 16:15

Reggae Poster Contest 2012

Dear Elvis,

I have launched the First International Reggae Poster Contest 2012

The objective of the First International Reggae Poster Contest 2012 is to continue to build awareness for Reggae music and to celebrate the global achievements of Reggae and its positive impact on the world. The term Reggae encompasses all the popular Jamaican musical genres; Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and the unique Jamaican Sound System. The Poster competition is part of a bigger vision that seek to establish a Reggae Hall of Fame in Kingston, Jamaica.

Please share, Thank You! http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/

Michael Thompson

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8 Jan 2012, 6:05

Re: Reggae Poster Contest 2012

Thanks, Michael,
I posted on my facebook, where I have over 3000 "friends".
Good luck with all,

Elvis

Michael Thompson:
Dear Elvis,
I have launched the First International Reggae Poster Contest 2012
The objective of the First International Reggae Poster Contest 2012 is to continue to build awareness for Reggae music and to celebrate the global achievements of Reggae and its positive impact on the world. The term Reggae encompasses all the popular Jamaican musical genres; Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and the unique Jamaican Sound System. The Poster competition is part of a bigger vision that seek to establish a Reggae Hall of Fame in Kingston, Jamaica.
Please share, Thank You! http://www.reggaepostercontest.com/
Michael Thompson

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8 Jan 2012, 6:24

Staying In Touch

Elvis,

Great you are doing fantastic. Would love to come to NY for the opening it is on my calendar. Diaspora Vibe is on track to go to Suriname in 2013 to work with Kurt Nahar.
Would like to talk with you about your experiences there. Where did you stay?
Just returned from Jamaica at Edna Manley College.
www.diasporavibevirtualgallery.com

Talke care , Rosie

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27 Apr 2012, 16:16

art in grenada

elvis, great to be in touch.

i am an independent artist http://artstung.blogspot.com/2012_03_25_archive.html

as well as the project officer for the Grenada Arts Council http://grenadaartscouncil.blogspot.com/

hope grenada can be part of your wider caribbean project

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27 Apr 2012, 21:40

Carlos Goico

Hello Elvis,
I am in the process of arranging for multiple exhibitions in 2013 of a Dominican artist named Carlos Goico, who died in 2009. There is great interest here in the art community in doing an exhibition that places his works in the context of the great abstract expressionists of North America and Europe. Here is a link on some basic info:
http://www.colonialzone.net/carlos-goico-a-fleeting-glimpse/
I love the work you are doing at the museum and I hope that we can discuss doing something together on this theme.
Best,
Thomas Donnelly

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7 Nov 2012, 22:23

Caribbean: Crossroads

I am a graduate student in Colombia who has been studying the Caribbean Crossroads exhibit. I am interested particulary in the room in Museo del Barrio that hosted the Mulata cartagenera painting by Enrique Grau. I would like to know what other works where in the same room, near this painting. Many thanks!

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10 Nov 2013, 22:32
 
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