Arturo Herrera

Born 1959
Hometown Caracas, Venezuela
Lives and Works New York, NY and Berlin, Germany
MFA, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1992
BA, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, 1982

Arturo Herrera Gallery Art


Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, NY
Dieu Donné, New York, NY
Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England
Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

Boston Museum of Art, Boston, MA
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Tate Modern, London, England
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Working in a variety of mediums, Arturo Herrera's work includes collage, works on paper, sculpture, relief, wall painting, photography, and felt wall hangings. He often appropriates images from cartoons, coloring books, and fairy tales, and re-contextualizes them to evoke memory, recollection, and subconscious. By juxtaposing these familiar icons of innocence against imagery of violence and sexuality, he adds a darker, psychological layer to many of his compositions and collages.

Herrera has had solo exhibitions at Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City among others. His work appeared in the Whitney Biennial (2002), and he has received many awards including a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Fellowship.

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