Mid-Career Artist Award
Adán Vallecillo (b. 1977) studied Fine Arts and Sociology in Honduras and Puerto Rico. The methodology of his practice is strongly based on field researches. From a socio-aesthetic approach, Vallecillo reveals a variety of strategies to enhance and redefine the materials, actions and objects used for his projects.
He has participated in International biennials such as: FEMSA, Mexico (2020); Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador (2016); San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2015); Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2015); Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay (2014); 7th Curitiba Biennial, Brazil (2013); 54th Venice Biennale, Italy (2011), among others.
His works can be found in the following collections: Phoenix Museum of Art, Arizona, USA; Bronx Museum, N.Y., USA; Daros Latin-america, Zurich; LARA, Singapore; Teorética, San José, Costa Rica; CIFO, Miami; Museum of Latin American Art (MoLaa), California, USA; Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York-Caracas, among others.
“I take art as a tool of knowledge and an excuse for spurring reflection and critical debate.” - Adán Vallecillo.
Photo courtesy of the artist.
A Look Inside:
Danlí, Honduras, 1977. Lives and works in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, National University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2010) | Visual Arts, National School of Fine Arts, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (1997).
Awards and residencies│
CAN, Centre d´art, Nuechatel, Switzerland (2019) | FLORA, Bogota, Colombia (2018) | LARA (Latin American Roaming Art). Panama City, Panama (2017) | La Práctica, Beta Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2014-2015) | Illy SustainArt Prize, Bevilacqua la Masa Foudation, Venice, Italy (2013) | Demolición Construcción, Córdoba, Argentina, (2011).
“Hipercapnia”, Diablo Rosso Gallery, Panama City, Panama (2019) | “Sobrenatural”, Extra Gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala (2018) | “Materia Remota”, MIN, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2016) | “32 con 8”, El Lobi, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2015) | “Earthworks”, 80m2 Gallery, Lima, Peru (2015) | “Residual”, PM8 Gallery, Vigo, Spain (2015) | “Interpelaciones”, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico (2014) | “Chocobananagame”, Christinger de Mayo Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2014) | “Adonde Va…”, Palazetto Tito, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italiy (2013) | “Eccepolis”, Sala Luis Miro Quesada, Lima, Peru (2013).
“Throwing Stones: Meditations on Resistance and Healing from Central America”, The Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, Virginia, USA (2020) | “Portadores de Sentido”, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, (2019) | “Al Dictado”, Medellin Art Museum, Medellin, Colombia (2018) | “First Day of Good Weather”, Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany (2018) | “Everyday Alchemy”, Von Bartha gallery, Basel, Switzerland (2016) | Cuenca International Biennial, Ecuador (2016) | Trienal Poligráfica of San Juan, Puerto Rico (2015) | Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2015) | “Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict”, CIFO. Miami, USA (2014) | “Uncertain Identities”, Carroll Fletcher Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2014).