FÉLIX SUAZO – NEW COLLABORATION WITH ARTE AL DÍA
Arte al Día presents renowned curator Félix Suazo as a writer and editorial collaborator.
Among the new segments that Arte al Día has been introducing, Suazo's stands out for its sharp observations, eloquent commentary and a range of international content that approaches the contemporary art scene and reflects on aspects such as the impact of new technologies, the dynamics of the art market, exhibition practices, among others. In his texts, the curator and critic plays with the counterpoint between novelty and the past.
Born in Cuba, Félix Suazo has developed his career in Spain, Venezuela and the United States, in addition to the multiple projects and collaborations in which he has participated. His line of work traverses different spatio-temporal contexts to address issues such as the role of art, the use of different practices, and the reception of artistic strategies by professional and general circles in the art ecosystem.
“As a curator, critic and teacher I am interested in artistic processes, in their different levels of creative, institutional and social articulation. In each of these contexts, the works and their authors acquire specific connotations that must be attended to with meticulousness and empathy. For me, the important thing is to establish significant relationships between art and its environment, emphasizing the complex dynamics of the diverse and the common, the individual and the public. I understand curatorial, critical and educational activity as a platform for mediation and reflective exchange, whose ultimate meaning lies in sharing the experience of art through its sensitive, intellectual and human qualities.”
Félix Suazo (Havana, 1966) graduated from the Higher Institute of Art of Havana, with special mention in Sculpture, in 1990. Between October 2002 and February 2003 he completed a Master's Degree in Museology at the University of Valladolid, Spain, as a fellow of the Caroline Foundation. Residing in Venezuela, he has developed as a teacher, art critic, researcher and exhibition curator. He currently resides in Miami, Florida, where he works as a curator and consultant for art projects.
Between 1997 and 2003 he worked as a researcher at the National Art Gallery (GAN), an activity that he also developed at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas (MAC) from 2004 to 2008. He was also exhibition coordinator and curator at Periférico Caracas / Arte Contemporáneo from 2008 to 2013. In 2018 he was appointed Pedagogical Curator of the XIV Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador and in 2021 he was in charge of the curatorship of the Special Projects section in the 15th edition of Pinta Miami, Florida.
In addition, he is the author of the books “A diestra y siniestra. Comentarios sobre arte y política” (Fundación de Arte Emergente, 2005), “Umbrales de la museología” (El Anexo / Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, 2013) and “Panorámica. Arte Emergente en Venezuela. 2000-2012” (Fundación Telefónica, Caracas, 2014).