The Artist Behind the Republican Dream Series: Miguel Caréra
By Alejandro Martínez
This art series in painting and video talks about the ambitions and actions of many Republican politicians and the effect they have on the course of American history and the world. The series aims to present a critical look at who they are and what they want to get in favor of their own interests.
The Republican Dream Series
Sat, Oct 10, 4-6pm
Who is the artist behind the series?
Miguel Caréra is a conceptual artist interested in the visual media. His art work is an artistic interpretation of open subjective judgments based on social-political concepts. He presents the viewer with a critical look at some of the issues that he considers should be widely known and subject to discussion among the intellectual community in contemporary society, such as racism, tolerance, and distribution of wealth.
He has studied painting, art history, and social anthropology at the Universidad de Guanajuato and the Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City. His artistic production occupies areas such as painting, sculpture, graphics, drawing, performance art, music, video art, and installation, used in conjunction and in relation to the concept, to harmonize the development of “The Concept” and enable a better grasp of the message.
Some of his art works in painting are found in prestigious private collections in several countries in Europe, Asia, and America, as well as public collections such the Mizuno Seiji Collection in Tokyo, Japan; the Wiley College Collection in Texas, USA; and the Patricia Obed Collection in Durban, South Africa.
He has done solo exhibitions, presenting in each one a conceptual series made in painting, installation, and video art, in venues such as the Casa de Europa en México, El Liceo de la Lengua Española, La Biblioteca, and the Casa de la Cultura de Celaya.
As part of his public activity, the artist has completed projects aimed at promoting the arts among the youth of Guanajuato and rural communities in the region, presenting collective exhibitions at Galerie Miguel Caréra in San Miguel de Allende, in order to invite the public to represent his own reality and their environment through the various forms of visual production.
He is the co-founder of the cultural magazine and co-founder of the Compañía de Artistas, a civil entity created to summon producers of art and social activists to participate directly in projects that inspire to create a political and cultural movement in México. He currently lives and works in San Miguel de Allende.
The art opening of the Republican Dream Series will be held on Saturday, October 10, at 4pm at Mesones 49, Centro and will be presented to the public until November 15, 2015.
To learn more about the artist and the Concept Series please visit www.miguelcarera.com.