Anthony Goicolea

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2013

 

Galerie Ron Mandos proudly presents a new exhibition by Anthony Goicolea (USA, 1971), a first-generation Cuban American artist. He grew up in the Deep South of the United States of America, in the midst of the Cuban refugee crises, coupled with the advent of the AIDS crises, and the rise of the religious right. Goicolea was socially stigmatised for being Cuban, gay, and Catholic. These circumstances brought about a heightened awareness of social constructs, and the changing nature of identity in politics – a theme that continually in uences his work. Goicolea explores themes ranging from personal history and identity, cultural tradition and heritage, to alienation and displacement.

The backbone of Goicolea’s practice is painting and photography. The key process of painting is a combina- tion of inks, paints, graphite, and enamel applied directly on layers of Mylar. By painting front and back layers of semi-translucent frosted Mylar lm, he adds and subtracts areas of varying opaqueness.

In the series “Anonymous Self-Portraits” displayed at Galerie Ron Mandos, Goicolea paints sexually ambiguous gures caught between various states of dress. Many of the faces are obscured by large elds of white oil paint, roughly corresponding to shifting shapes of clothing. These architectural shapes abruptly divide the body and simultaneously conceal and unveil key components of traditional portraiture. The identity of each sitter lies in the body language and gesture rather than on facial recognition. The feature of a gnarled hand, a twisted arm, or a hunched shoulder are the identifying factors that characterises each (seemingly) anonymous portrait as that of an individual sitter with his own unique, personal identity. 

 

 

The artist has exhibited widely throughout the world, notably at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the International Center of Photography, New York; the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands; and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. Goicolea’s art is held in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; as well as the Yale University Art Collection, New Haven, Connecticut; the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; and Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia. 

Lives and works in New York

EDUCATION
1994 - 1996
Sculpture and Photography, Pratt Institute of Art, M. F. A

1992 - 1994
Drawing and Painting, University of Georgia, B. F. A.

1989 - 1992
Art History and Romance Languages, University of Georgia, B. A.

1989
La Universidad de Madrid

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2006
The Cintas Fellowship 

2005
The BMW Photo Paris Award 

1998
The Bronx Museum, 'Artist In The Market Place' program 

1997
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
HERE and ELSEWHERE: Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014
Middle Ending: Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany
NSEW: Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
WIDOW'S SPEAK: Luis Adelantado, DF, MExico

2013
PERMANENT MARKER: Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Netherlands
WANDERING WILD: La Galeria Particulier, Paris, France

2012
DOMESTICATED: Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain

2011
Pathetic Fallacy: An Exhibition of New Drawing and Photographs by Anthony Goicolea, Postmasters Gallery, New York City, NY
ALTER EGO:
A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea;
NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, USA
Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA, USA
21c Museum, Louisville, KY 

2010
HOME; Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
DECEMBERMAY; Galerie SCheibler Mitte, Berlin
RELATED; Houston Center for Photography, TX

2009
Anthony Goicolea, MCA, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art
THE LAST MAN STANDING; a retrospective of photography and video works
Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
ONCE REMOVED; Postmasters Gallery, NY

2008
RELATED I; Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany
RELATED II; Haunch of Venison, London, UK
RELATED III; Sandroni Ray, Los Angeles, CA, USA
ALMOST SAFE: Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto
ALMOST SAFE; Photographs, Drawings, and Video, Postmasters, NY
THE SEPTEMBERISTS: Photographs by Anthony Goicolea; Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
THE SEPTEMBERISTS: New Drawing, Photographs, and Video by Anthony Goicolea, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto
Anthony Goicolea, Photographs, Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany
THE SEPTEMBERISTS, Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany
ACTOS COMPULSIVOS, MAPR, San Juan, Puerto Rico
DRAWINGS: Sandroni Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2005
Anthony Goicolea, Photographs, Drawing and Video: The Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ, USA
SHELTERED LIFE, New Drawings, Photographs and Video Instillation, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
OUTSIDERS, Photographs and Video, Cheekwood Musuem of Art: the Contemporary Temporary Series, Nashville, TN, USA
ESTACIONES, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain
Anthony Goicolia, Galeria Adelantado Miami, Miami, FL, USA

2004
SHELTERED, New Drawings, Photographs and Video Installation, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
RECENT WORKS, New Photographs, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
KIDNAP; New Drawings, Photographs and Video Installation, Sandroni-Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
KIDNAP; New Drawings, Photographs and Video Installation, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
TEA PARTY, New Video Installation, Madison Avenue Calvin Klein Space, New York, NY
Anthony Goicolea, New Videos, Spazio-(H), Milan, Italy
Boys Will Be Boys, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, USA
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
Sandroni-Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2003 
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
Photos & Films, The GREEN BARN, Sagaponack, NY, USA
Gow Langsford, Sydney, Australia
Gow Langsford, Auckland, Australia
Cotthem Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Cotthem Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Videos, Gallery 845/LAAA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Casa De America, Madrid, Spain
Contemporary Center of Photography, Melbourne, Australia
The Sargeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand

2002
Land, RARE Gallery, New York, NY
Water, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, USA
Art Space, Auckland, New Zealand
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA
Torch Gallery, Amsterdan, Netherlands

2001
DETENTION; RARE Gallery, New York, NY
Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
The Corcoran College of Art and Design, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
MCMAGMA, Milan, Italy

2000
SOLO, Vedanta, Chicago, IL, USA
Fabien Fryns, Marbella, Spain
Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
I AM: Always New: KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

2014
A BOOK BETWEEN TWO STOOLS: Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
CUBAN AMERICA: AN EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York, USA
VANITAS: Works from the Collecgtion of Stephane Janssen, Arizona State University Museum of Art
HYBRIDITY: 21C Museum, Bentonville, AK

2013
'The Adventures of truth" curated by Bernard-Henri Levy Foundation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

2012
3am: WONDER AND PARANOIA: Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2011
Performing for the Camera, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, USA
HIDE/SEEK, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cuba Now, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY, USA
Dead_lines; Death in Art-Media-Everday Life, von der Heydt Kunsthalle, Wuppertal, Germany
30: A Brooklyn Salon; Celebrating Thirty Years of Contemporary Art, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, NY
Colorific: We Make an Art Rainbow, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Late Summer Blues, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010
HAUNTED, Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NY
IKON Gallery, Birmingham, England
TOOL, Fotofestival Cultuurcentrum Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
OPEN SEASON, Flanders Gallery
Transparency and Trans-formations, US Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden
Superfices del Desso, Museo Universadrio Arte Contemporaneo, Unviversidad Nacional Autónoma de México
HIDE/SEEK, Different and Desire in American Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, USA

2009
Group Show, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC
MASCULINE: Interpretations of Manhood, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
MI VIDA, From Heaven to Hell, Mucsamok, Budapest
MYTOLOGIES; Haunch to Venison, London, UK
Generation, Art Gallery Alberta, Alberta, Canada

2008
Oh L'AMOUR, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USA
BOYS OF SUMMER, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY, USA
DARGER-ISM, Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger, American Fold Art Museum, New York, NY
BADLANDS, New Horizons in Landscape, Mass Moca, MA, USA
GEN-X, Post Boomers and the New South, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, USA
AMERIKA, Back to the Future, Postmasters, NY, USA
PEOPLE AND PLACES, Selections from the Allen Thomas Jr Photography Collection, SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
RETHINKING LANDSCAPE, Contemporary Photography from the Allen Thomas Jr Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA, USA

2007
New Directions in American Drawing, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA, USA
Kunst Film Biennale, vertreten durch SK Stiftung Kultur, Koln, Germany
New Directions, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA, USA
ICH WAR'S NICHT, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
OMNIOUS ATMOSPHERE, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
PLANO INTIMO, Cicio de Videoarte, Sala Parpallo, Valencia, Spain
SHELTER, Museum De Fundatie Zwolle, Heino, NL
Contemporary Cool and Collected, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, USA
OPENING SHOW, Max. Durchfahrts-hohe, Berlin, Germany
STALKING SUBURBIA, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, USA
EXISTENCIAS, Museo De Arte Contemporeaneo De Castilla Y Leon, Spain
Mat Collishaw & Anthony Goicolea, Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland
GLOBAL ANXIETIES, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH, USA
ROLE EXCHANGE, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
BEHIND INNOCENCE, Gallery Hyuandai, Seoul, Korea
International Video Art Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2006 
Sensacions en Primeira Persoa, CGAC, Spain
CONNIVENCES: Collection of Stephane Janssen, Musee Dixelles, Brussel and Arizona ASU Museum
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHS, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA
LOOPED, engages in time, CAS Gallery, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
KRIEG DER KNOPFE, Ursula Blickle Stiflung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, Germany
DIE JUDGEND VON HEUTE, Schim Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
MIDDLE GROUND: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Columbia University, New York, NY
CINTAS EXHIBITION, Finalists, The Buena Vista Building, Miami, FL, USA
THE HUNGRY EYE, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
ARCADIA, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
MAKING A SCENE, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Isreal
EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPE, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005
IN FOCUS, Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas Jr Collection, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
WESTERN BIENNALE, The John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, USA
DESVELAR LO INVISIBLE, Videocreacion contemporanea, El Consejeia de Cultura y Deportes, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain. 
MIXED UP CHILDHOOD, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
MY SO CALLED LIFE, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, Canada
OBSERVITORI 2005, Museo de las Artes, Valencia, Spain
NARRATIVES OF THE PRESUMED INVISIBLE, Kunsthalle Lophem, Lophem, Belgium
Representing Representation VII: Amot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

2004
Tombe La Neige, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Only Skin Deep, Changing Visions of the American Self, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Fripon Fripon et Demi, Pour une école Buissonnière, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France    
True Fictions, Lebende Bilder in der Fotokunst der Postmoderne, Stadtmuseum Hofheim/Taunus, Germany 
The Amazing and the Immutable, University of South Florida, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL                                                           Nocturnal Emissions, Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Out of Place, Part II, Indianapolis Museum of Contemprary Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Is One Thing Better Than Another, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
KunstFilm Biennale, Cologne, Germany 
Tea Party, Video Installation, Madison Avenue, Calvin Klein Space, New York, NY   
Boys Will Be Boys, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, USA
ME, MYSELF, & I: Photographs, University Galleríwa, Florida Atlantic Univeristy, Boca Raton, FL, USA
DITTO: Multiples From the Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA
EXCESS: Food as Metaphor and other Strategies of Consumption, Fine Arts Center Galleries University Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA
PRETTY WORLD, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
SWIMMING POOL, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings on Paper, Lucas Schoreman Gallery, New York, NY
DREAM WEAVER, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
The Drawing Show, The GREEN BARN, Sagaponack, NY
New Location, Sandroni-Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Royal Hibemian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
OPEN HOUSE: Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA
LIJF, Reizende tentoonstelling over het lichaam, RAZA, Flanders, Belgium
SCHOOLIN', AOV Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2003
Mursollaici, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
Interplay, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Child in Time, Gemeente Museum, Helmond, Netherlands
Naked Before God, The Museum of New Art, Parnu, Estonia
Reality vs. Fiction, Jamaica Center for the Arts, Queens, NY
Regarde, il neige (schizogéographie de la vie quotidienne), Centre national d'art et du paysage de Vassiviere, France 
Mama's Boy, White Columns, New York, NY
Tombe La Neige, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris 
POTENTIAL IMAGES OF THE WORLD; SPEED Art Museum, Louisville, KY, USA
Pictures from Within, American Photographs, 1958-2003, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,NY
Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Momus, Atlanta, GA, USA
Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland
WHISPER, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
Anthony Goicolea and Patricia Piciinini, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
WINDSTILL, Cotthem Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
COMIC RELEASE, Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Constructed Realities, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Group Exhibition, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
HOW HUMAN: Life in the Post-Genome Era, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

2002
Neue Fotographien und Zeichnungen, Aurel Scheibler, Köln, Germany
Situated Realities, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD. USA
Situated Realities, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA
Situated Realities, MCAD Galleries, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, USA 
Guide to Trust No. 2, Yerba Buena Center for Arts, San Francisco and other locations 
Constructed Realities, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, USA
Interplay, Miami Design District, Miami, FL, USA
Home Movies, SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, CA, USA
Hash Browns Potatoes, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Enough About Me, Momenta, Brooklyn,NY, USA
The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos, New York, NY
Art Downtown: New Photography, WallStreet Rising, New York, NY

2001
Collector's Choice, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, USA
FOR SKIN, Henrique Faria Fine Arts, New York, NY
2000
New New York, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, TX, USA
EXIT ART, New York, NY
Untitled (Conjecture), Angstrom Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Summer Show 2000, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
Flesh of the Boy Flesh of the Girl, P.S. 122, New York, NY 
Sidelong Glance, IM n IL, New York, NY
Good Business Is the Best Art, The Bronx Museum, New York, NY
Manly, Art in General, New York, NY
Posers, White Columns, New York, NY
Hard, TATE, New York, NY
Vedanta, Chicago, IL, USA
Galeria Luis Adelantato, Valencia, Spain

1998
TATE, Open, New York, NY
Gender (Con)sumption Assumption of Gender, Stony Brook Union Art Gallery, New York, NY
Artist in the Marketplace: Eighteenth Annual Exhibition, The Bronx Museum of Art, NY
CBGB's Gallery, New York, NY

COLLECTIONS
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

The Indianapolis Museum, Indianapolis, IN

The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh Durham, NC
 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 
The Museum of Modern Art, New York 
The Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York 
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
 
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
 
The Museum of Helmond, Nederland
 
The Groninger Museum, Groninger, Nederland 
 
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago 
Yale University Art Collection, Photography, New Haven, CT
 
El Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla, Leon, España
 
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
 
Centro Galego De Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, España 

University of Georgia Library, Rare Books Collection, Athens, GA