Contributors

Franklin Fernández

Franklin Fernández (Caracas, 1973). Cultural promoter, graduated from the Taller de Poesía del Celarg (1999) and received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (2003) from the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón (now Uneartes, Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes), in Caracas. He has published the books La Imagen Doble (interviews with Latin American visual artists and poets; Fundación Editorial El Perro y La Rana, Ministerio de la Cultura. Caracas, 2006); Simples (a book of poems, Fundación Editorial El Perro y La Rana, Ministerio de la Cultura. Caracas, 2006); La Escritura y tú (aphorisms, Sistema Nacional de Imprentas, Estado Anzoátegui, 2010); Breves (aphorisms, Editorial El Pez Soluble. Caracas, 2000).

His visual and literary art has been published in numerous national and international magazines and newspapers. Fernández has received, among other awards, third Prize of the “II Bienal de Artes Plásticas PDVSA Oriente”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de  Cumaná (2013); “Luis Luksic” in the Gran Salón Nacional Mauro Mejías (Barcelona, Anzoátegui, 2012); “Rafael ‘Fucho’ Tovar” of the X Bienal Nacional de Escultura Francisco Narváez (Porlamar, Isla de Margarita, 2009); “Rita Valdivia” of the First Salón Oriental Galería Pedro Báez (Barcelona, Anzoátegui, 2008); and the Grand Prize “VI Salón Regional de Jóvenes Artistas” of the Galería de Arte del Consejo Legislativo (Barcelona, Anzoátegui, 2001). He participated in the tenth “Festival Mundial de Poesía”, celebrated in Caracas (2013) and in the controversial exhibition “Eufemismos Imperiales” produced in the Museo de Bellas Artes of Caracas and in the Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas in Havana, Cuba.

He has worked as the manager of the Tienda de Arte of the Fundación Red de Arte and as a specialist in Cultural Management (Fine Arts), in the Ministry of Popular Power for Culture, Anzoátegui State. Currently, Fernádez acts as President Ad Honorem for the Ateneo “Miguel Otero Silva” in Barcelona.