Aluan Argüelles

Aluan Argüelles
April 5, 2015 ARTempo
Aluan-Arguelles Cuban Artist

Aluan Argüelles

Artist's Statement

Much of my work is very closely linked to the concept of island and its relationship to the periphery. The voyage, in all its stages: departure itinerary or arrival condenses a strong aspect of the immigrant experience. Dualities like loss and hunting, beginning and end, meeting and parting, are key points from which I construct stories.

I take on the issue of migration not only from the insular condition, but with a more universal approach and relate it to current issues such as communication and uprooting caused by the disappointments and loss of expectations in contemporary society.

I find myself more attached to the concept so I approach it through different media: painting, photography, video, installation and new media.

Brief Bio

Born:  1982

Year of First Sale:  2006

Awards

2011: Artist in Residence, Museo Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea Dynamica, Macerata, Italy
2009: Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA
2008: Special Student Program of the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
2007: Scholarship from the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

Collections

Dynamic Museo Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea, Tolentino, Italy; Ms. Terry Dudnick Taffer, USA; Ms. Emily Milroy, USA; Ms. Fritzie Paine, USA; Ms. Lydia Cardenas, France; International Journal ARTEFACTO, Caracas, Venezuela; CdeCuba Magazine, Spain; Art OnCuba, Miami, USA; and other collections in Mexico, Belgium and Sweden