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EDUCATION

 

1997-2003          MFA/BFA – Armando Reverón Higher Education School of Fine Arts, Caracas, Venezuela

 

2000-2003          Experimental Photography I & II, Nelson Garrido Organization, Caracas, Venezuela

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

 

             

2016             Political  Iconoclasm and other forms of civil disobedience”, Bibliowicz Gallery, Cornell University,

                    Ithaca, New York, USA

 

2016             “Marx Palimpsest”, Carmen Araujo Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

 

2015             “RAW Material”, Mandragoras Art Space, New York City, USA

 

2013             “Action and Cult”, Bolivian Biennial SIART 2013, Fine Arts Academy, La Paz,Bolivia

                    “Action and Cult”, Chacao Cultural Center, Espacio La Caja, Caracas, Venezuela

 

2011             “Untitled 9/11”, OFICINA #1, Los Galpones Art Center, Caracas, Venezuela

 

2009             “Caracas The New Circus: Curators and Artists Bestiary”, OFICINA #1, Caracas, Venezuela

 

2008             “Documents in order: Supersudaca”, El Anexo/ Contemporary Art. Caracas, Venezuela

 

2006             “Caracas Branch Office” , Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

 

2005             “South American Cleaner”, White Cubicle WC3, The George & Dragon, London, UK

 

2002             “Hand Work”, CELARG, Center for Latin American Studies, Caracas, Venezuela

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS    

                          

2015              “Feminist Art III”, Centro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain and La Paz, Bolivia

 

2014              “New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America”, Museum of Arts and Design,

                      New York City, USA

 

2013              “XII Eugenio Mendoza Award” Sala Mendoza, Special Guest, Caracas, Venezuela

 

2012              “Country Pieces II” OFICINA #1, Los Galpones Art Center, Caracas, Venezuela

                     “The Quinquennium” Chacao Cultural Center, Espacio La Caja. Caracas, Venezuela

                     “CACRI Caracas Contemporary Art”, OFICINA #1/ Casa de la Hacienda La Trinidad. Caracas, Venezuela

                     “Editorial II. Videos exhibition” El Anexo/ Contemporary Art. Caracas, Venezuela

 

2011              “ID Performance” Velada Santa Lucia, Maracaibo-Venezuela

 

2010              “ID Performance” Chacao Cultural Cente, Caracas, Venezuela

 

2009              “Re-creating/reinventing stories” Contemporary Art Museum Rufino Tamayo, México, DF & New Museum, NewYork, NY

 

2008              “[BELONG HERE]” Spain Cultural Center, Santiago, Chile

 

2007              “Private Collection” Espacio Escala Collection, Collective Exhibition, Seville, Córdoba, Spain

 

2006              “Latin-American Project” Photo Spain.  Madrid, Spain

                     “Don't trust”, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

 

2005              “South American Cleaner”, Buenos Aires PHOTO Exhibition. Argentina

                     “Occurrences: artists’ crossroads”, Chicago, IL

 

2005              “London in Six Easy Steps”, Institute of Contemporary Arts “ICA”, London-UK/ Project by Pablo Leon de La Barra

                     “The struggle” 2006 Calendar. Latin-American Art Exhibition, Nelson Garrido Organization, Caracas

 

2003              “XI Eugenio Mendoza Award Showroom” Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

                      “Contradiction/New Venezuelan Photography, Sala Mendoza, Caracas

                     “VI CANTV Showroom, Young Artist with the Latin-American Art Exhibition”), “2003 Calendar”, Caracas

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2015              The Banff  Center. Artist in Residence  Program in Visual Arts, Alberta, Canada

 

2014              Atlantic Center for the Arts #151, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

 

2007              London Print Studio, London, UK

 

AWARDS

 

2015               NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, New York, NY

 

2013                Armando Reverón Award: Venezuelan Association of Fine Artists (AVAP): “Young artist” category, Caracas

 

2003                XI Eugenio Mendoza Award. Sala Mendoza, Caracas,

 

2003                Second Award. VI Salón CANTV jóvenes con FIA, Atene, Caracas, Venezuela

 

ASSISTANTSHIPS

 

2000                Mona Hatoum Solo Exhibithion, Sala Mendoza, Caracas

 

2001                Steve Mac Queen Solo Exhibithion, Sala Mendoza, Caracas

 

WRITING

 

NYC Arts correspondent: www.Backroomcaracas.com

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Collection “Mercantil Bank”, Venezuela

Collection “Caja Sol Savings Bank”, Seville, Spain

Private collections in Venezuela, Spain, United States and United Kingdom

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Press

 

2013                  “Four Artists will Be Recognized by the Venezuelan Association of Fine Artists (AVAP by its initials in Spanish)”                               Carmen Victoria Mendez, El Nacional, Page 3, Culture, May 7, 2013.

                          “Four Artists Receive the Armando Reverón Award” by Jessica Moron, El Universal, Page 2-10, May 8, 2013

                          “Deborah Castillo, Iconoclast” by Daniel Fermin, El Universal, Page 2-11, February 26, 2013

                          “Deborah Castillo against Power” by Sergio Moreno, Ultimas Noticas, Page 4, April 7, 2013

                          “Deborah Castillo Parodies Current Reality” by Carmen Victoria Mendez, El Nacional, Page 5, Culture, February 26

2012                   “Disappointment Epic” by Dubraska Falcon, El Universal, Caracas, February 26, 2012

2009                   “Monday’s Individual Exhibition” El Nacional, Caracas, July 20

2009                   “A New Circus Shows the Weirdoes of Arts” El Nacional, Page 8, Culture, July 11, 2009

2008                   “Déborah Castillo Becomes Supersudaca” by Marjorie Delgado, El Nacional, Agosto 23, 2008

2006                   “Art Works Rooted in Today’s Fervor” by Edgard Alfonzo-Sierra. El Nacional, page B, 14, February 19, 2006

2006                   “An Ambiguous Lounge Bar in the Mendoza Showroom” by Edgard Alfonzo-Sierra, El Nacional, January 26, 2006

2006                   “Fetishes and Stereotypes of Déborah Castillo” by Jenny Lozano, El Universal, Page 3-12 January 26, 2006

2003                   “Exile Also Helps Artists” Interview by E.A. Moreno-Uribe, El Mundo, October 6, 2003

                          “Déborah Castillo won the XI Eugenio Mendoza Award” by Yasmin Monsalve, El Universal, October 6, 2003

2003                  “12 Erotic Calendars Won the XI Eugenio Mendoza Award” by E.A. Moreno-Uribe, El Mundo, Page 14, October 6

 

Magazine & Books Publications

 

2014                 New Territories, Museum of Arts and Design

                        PANORAMICA: Arte Emergente en Venezuala 2000/2012, Fundacion Telefonica

2013                 “Déborah Castillo” by Susana Benko, international magazine Artnexus. Pages 105-106, N° 90, volume 12

                        “Déborah Castillo, Interview” by Ana Maria Khan, Complot magazine, N° 123, pages 48-51

                        "Photographic Rehearsal: Déborah Castillo – Action and Cult” OJO magazine, N° 19, pages 32, 33, 34, 35

2011                 “Déborah Castillo untitled” by Ana Khan, Complot Magazine, September issue

2009                 “Fashion kills” by Luis Cobelo, Platano Verde Magazine, N° 15

2006                  Pulgar Magazine by Gabriela Salgado, N° 21, year 2006

2005                 “Déborah Castillo” by Jaime Gili, Lapiz International Art Magazine, N° 216, page 84

2004                 “Who is afraid of stereotypes?” by Carmen Hernández, Extra camera, Photography Magazine, N° 25, pages 62, 63

 

Digital Bibliography

 

http://www.analitica.com/va/arte/oya/3762028.asp

http://www.complotmagazine.com/articulo.php?id=1748

http://www.lacasaazulada.com/2010/10/deborah-castillo-y-el-deseo-de.html

http://www.lacasaazulada.com/2011/10/domadora.html

http://www.artishock.cl/?s=deborah+Castillo

http://www.paginasiete.bo/cultura/2013/10/23/castillo-trae-videoarte-instalacion-3959.html

http://www.panfletonegro.com/v/2013/03/17/accion-y-culto-la-expo-de-deborah-castillo-una-mujer-con-ovarios/

http://revistaojo.com/2013/04/03/la-patria-a-lenguetazos/

http://backroomprojects.com/la-lucidez-es-una-condena-entrevista-a-deborah-castillo/

http://artesplasticasporcrisol.blogspot.com/2013/02/deborah-castillo-accion-y-culto.html

http://www.analitica.com/va/arte/actualidad/5488555.asp

http://www.artnexus.com:80/Notice_View.aspx?DocumentID=26381

http://apuntesgranujas.wordpress.com/tag/deborah-castillo/

http://revista-climax.com/2013/06/13/la-historia-hecha-imagen/

 

Lectures

 

2013      A conversation with the curator Carmen Hernández, Nelson Garrido Organization, Caracas

2012      Conversations: “Three bodies, three registries” Oficina #1, Caracas, Venezuela

2008      Lecture about Plastic art, Centro Cultural Seville. Spain

2006      Tutorial and Art work talk at Wimbledon College of Art, London UK.

2005      Conversations with Latin-American artists and sociologists, “Right to pleasure”, Caracas, Venezuela

2005      Art in society, Déborah Castillo & Antonieta Sosa, Rómulo Gallegos Center for Latin American Studies, Caracas, Venezuela

2005      Contemporary Art Chair I.U.E.S.A.P.A.R. “Armando Reverón” School. Caracas, Venezuela

2003      New Venezuelan Photography, Déborah Castillo, Alexander Apóstol, Gabriela Rangel, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela