González-Torres, Félix

Félix González-Torres (b. 1957, Güaimaro - d. 1996, Miami) The minimalist artist Félix González-Torres began his career in photography but expanded to create installations and conceptual work. His pieces were included the biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Venice Biennial and the Sydney Biennial and in exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, among other venues. He had solo exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum in Progress in Vienna, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Musée dArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris, as well as in museums in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. One of his pieces was selected for the exhibition Latin American & Caribbean Art presented by the Museum of Modern Art at El Museo del Barrio in New York. He received fellowships and grants from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst program in Berlin, the Gordon Matta-Clark Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Art Matter, Inc. He studied at the Pratt Institute and at the International Center for Photography in New York. An extended interview with González-Torres appeared in the 1996 book Between Artists. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 1989-90)

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