The work of Luis Gomez put on stage “power relations”. He unfolds an itinerary that explores the conventions used by traditional analysis of the productions of meanings and thought processes; which reveal frequent tensions between the real and the western “canon”. In this way he highlights the vices performed by hegemonic categorizations and translations that often distort the true source codes. His proposal talks about the stereotypes that have governed the appreciation of cultural practices that are not generated from the known institutionalized power systems, the understanding of which are ruled by the ignorance and prejudice.
Luis Gómez 1968, Havana, Cuba. Graduate in 1991 of High Institute of Art in Havana (ISA). He is Chair Head of New Media Lab of the ISA, Havana, Cuba.
His work has been exhibited at National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, in the 49 Esposizione Internazionale D´ARTE, Venice Biennale, Italy, in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York, EUA, at the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, at the Barbican Center, London, UK, in Art Bassel and Maastricht, in the headquarters of the IFA, Germany and the Havana Biennial event organized by the Center for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam. He has participated in several Art Residences from institutions like the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, EUA, the Europe University of Madrid and The Ohio State University, Ohio, EUA. His work is part of different collections such as the Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany, the Arizona State University Art Museum, EUA, the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, EUA, the NINART, Mexico City, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, the Van Reekum Museum Apeldoorn, Holand and the Wakita Museum of Art, Japan.
The absolute Reality
2003, Performance, Translucent fabric, seven readers (reading sacred texts in their original language), On-site installation, The 8th Havana BiennialView artwork in context
The temptation to exist
2001, Obscure camera held in a room of 6 x 3 x 4 m, itinerant tent and paper screen, On-site installation, 49 Esposizione Internazionale D´ARTE, Venice BiennaleView artwork in context
La rivoluzione siamo noi
250000 business cards on wooden pallet, Pavilion of Republic of Cuba at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2015View artwork in context