MICHELENA Andres

Born in 1963 in Caracas, Venezuela, he studied Architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela from 1981 to 1986.

In 1987 he was the recipient of the Corpbanca Grant, and then in 1992, he received a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the Federico Brandt Institute of Fine Arts in Caracas.

His first solo show, Opus Nigrum in 1989, was the starting point of a series of exhibitions throughout the world in a lapse of more than 20 years career, including venues like New York, Paris, Chicago, Atlanta, Madrid, Lyon, Stockholm, Lisbon, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Brasilia, Milano, Barcelona and Tenerife, among others.

In 2000 he moves to Miami, Florida; marking a turning point in his career. He went from painting to explore new media, installations and Video Art.

In 2006 he won the 4th Prize with his piece “No-Thing” at the “MoLAA Awards”, ( Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California). In 2015 received an Honorable Mention at the Rozas-Botrán Awards

He has also participated in special projects as “Planair d’Ete Randezvous de Tableaux des Caribes”, Germany, 2004; “VISION: A” Instituto Cervantes (around the world) 2007-2008; “1ra Trienal del Caribe” Santo Domingo República Dominicana, 2010-2011, Bienal Interna- cional de Arte Contemporáneo, Merida, Venezuela, 2010, “REMEMBERING /

PROVIDING / RESISTING” a tandem project with Eugenio Espinoza at Centro Cultural Es- pañol in Miami and “El dibujo fuera de si” in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, with Magdalena Fernandez and Alejandro Otero. His last solo project “Fragile Action” curated by Roc Laseca, took place at Ideobox-Saludarte. His most recent solo show was “Elíptico”, at Sala Mendoza in Caracas Venezuela, 2016 in collaboration with Henrique Faria Fine Art.

His works are present in many private and public collections like Estrellita Brodsky’s Collection, Brillembourg-Capriles Collection, Arturo Filio, Arturo Mosquera, Lothar Muller, Miami Dade College’s Collection and MoLAA’s Permanent Collection, Julian Nebreda and Juan Carlos Maldonado Art Collection (JCMAC), to name a few.