Tony Vazquez-Figueroa portrait
Nationality Venezuelan
Born b. 1970

Tony Vazquez-Figueroa

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Venezuelan-born, Mexico City-based artist who explore the substance of crude oil and its many manifestations with the intention of understanding what happened to one of the world's richest countries, which ultimately forced him to flee. Using crude oil as a key material in the creation of works that include drawings, photography, oil-ink blots, three-dimensional objects and prints, he has produced a personal archive of the products that form his country’s and his own collective memory and patrimony. He has exhibited extensively across the Americas, particularly Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Venezuela and the United States, and also in Paris and South Korea.

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Tony Vazques Figueroa: Spectacular Modernity
    Zona Maco Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

    2019
    Drawing from the Underdeveloped/ Line One
    LnS Gallery, Miami, FL

    2018
    Black Surface—The undoing Process
    LnS Gallery, Miami, FL

    2017
    Crude Inventory
    La Galería en Zona 14 – Fundación Rozas Botrán, Guatemala City, Guatemala

    2016
    Within the Gaze
    Artmedia Gallery, Miami, FL

    2011
    Closepop
    D’griss Art Gallery, Panama City, Panama

    2008
    Catalogos
    Galería Artepuy, Caracas, Venezuela

    2006
    Ad/iconic
    Galería Mad, Caracas, Venezuela

    2004
    Venezuela Turmoil
    South Florida Art Center, Miami, FL

    2003
    Notations
    Espacio D’stefano, Caracas, Venezuela

    2002
    Retro/Prospective
    Centro Cultural Capuy, Caracas, Venezuela

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2019
    The Artful Book
    LnS Gallery, Miami, FL

    Referencias y diálogos
    Beatriz Gil Galeria, Caracas, Venezuela

    2017
    Routes Of Influence
    Perez Art Museum/ PAMM, Miami, FL

    Works on Paper National Exhibition
    Long Island Beach Foundation, Long Beach, NJ

    Oolite
    LnS Gallery, Miami, FL

    The Collective Debut
    LnS Gallery, Miami, FL

    Crudo/Archivo
    Espacio Cultural Fundación Rozas-Botrán, Guatemala City, Guatemala

    2016
    Inventory/Takes
    The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY

    Arte en Mayo
    Museo de Arte Moderno de Guatemala, Guatemala

    Works on Paper National Exhibition
    Long Island Beach Foundation, Long Beach, NJ

    2015
    Rozas-Brotran Foundation Exhibition
    AG Gallery/ Northern Trust Bank, Miami, FL

    Works on Paper National Exhibition
    Long Island Beach Foundation, Long Beach, NJ

    The Color of Latin
    Gyeongnam Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea

    2014
    63rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition
    Boca Museum, Boca Raton, FL

    Venezuela/Ukraine: Unexpected Conversation
    Black Square Gallery, Miami, FL

    Urbanism
    Coral Gables Museum, Miami, FL

    Paper Work Project
    Black Square Gallery, Miami, FL

    2013
    Summer Reading
    Black Square Gallery, Miami, FL

    Dessine Moi
    Galerie 208 Chicheportiche, Paris, France

    2012
    Acquired
    The Bakehouse Art complex, Miami, FL

    Tridimensionnel
    Galerie 208 Chicheportiche, Paris, France

    2011
    Utilitaria
    Galería Mad, Caracas, Venezuela

    Sauvages
    JP Platform Gallery, Miami, FL

    2010
    65 salón
    Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela

    Identidades
    Galería Mad, Caracas, Venezuela

    Collect Collage
    Galería Estudio Arte 8, Caracas, Venezuela

    Brasil Re-imaginado
    Brazilian Consulate, Caracas, Venezuela

    Retomando el Rojo
    Galería Mad/Studio 64, Caracas,Venezuela

    Eclectic
    Galería G7, Caracas, Venezuela.

    2009
    V Bienal de Maracaibo
    Maracaibo, Venezuela

    Pixeles
    Gabriela Benaim Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

    Bridge to the Americas
    Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Los Angeles, CA

    2007
    Individualidades
    Galería Artepuy/ Beatriz Gil Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

    2004
    Ground Art
    Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

    2001
    Merit Show
    New York Studio School, New York, NY

    1998
    Untitled
    Salón Servando Cabrera, Havana, Cuba

  • 2002
    Slade School of Painting at University College London
    , England
    New York Studio School/ New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

    1998
    Academia de Arte San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba

    1993
    Emerson College,
    Boston, MA
    BFA in Film

  • ‘Black Gold’ Oil Museum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL

    Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA

    The Villanueva Collection, Caracas, Venezuela

    Fundación la Previsora, Venezuela

    The Kluger Kaplan Collection, Miami, FL

    The Capriles Collection, Caracas, Venezuela

    The Maldonado Collection, Miami, FL

    The Rozas-Botrán Foundation Collection, Guatemala City, Guatemala

  • 2020
    Ellies Creator Award Winner, Oolite Arts, Miami, FL

    2017
    Honorable Mention, Works on Paper Long Island Beach Foundation for the Arts, Long Beach, NJ

    2015
    Latin American Award, Rozas Botrán Foundation, Miami, FL

    2014
    First Prize, 63rd Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Museum, Boca Raton, FL

    2001
    First Prize, Good Will Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela