March 7 - April 3, 2018
Curated by Fountainhead Alum Curator Dermis Leon
Generously funded by The Hillsdale Fund
Marlon Portales Cusett (Cuba, 1991) studied visual arts at the Carlos Hidalgo Professional Academy of Fine Arts (2010) and he is currently in his final academic year at the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) in Havana. Portales is a multidisciplinary artist, working with several media, including painting, performance, installation and video. He has a political and ideological worldview that results in works with sociological and philosophical questionings, taking as a starting point the historical cultural context in Cuba to create dialogues and more universal reflections.
In his short career, he has been included in several group exhibitions and solo shows in Cuba, United States, Spain, Germany and Italy. He has participated in residencies such as Illy & UNIDEE in Citta del Arte – Fundazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy (2016) and Art OMI in OMI International Art Center, Columbia, New York (2015).
ART OMI 2015. Catálogo digital. New York, USA. 2015. (http://www.artomi.org/cms/uploads/artomi2015.pdf)
Publicaciones en la Revista ARTonCuba. https://artoncuba.com/tag/marlon-portales-cusett/
Yudinela Ortega y Claudia Taboada, Objetos de la re-existencia. http://cnap.cult.cu/actualidad/objetos-de-la-re-existencia
Marlon Portales on Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/user26636075