Interview with Daniel MedinaFriday, April 23, 2021
Daniel Medina demonstrates that the ways in which we perceive and represent space, and define its boundaries, affect how we understand and differentiate ourselves. He often manipulates familiar commercial documents such as postcards or geopolitical maps thus displacing the referential qualities of these elements and allowing new possibilities of reinterpretation. In this video the Caracas based artist reflects on his ever-evolving practice.
About the artist
Daniel Medina (Caracas, 1978) studied Sculpture at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Cristóbal Rojas (1997-1999) and Painting at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón (2000-2004). He has participated in various artistic residencies including LA LLAMA Artists in Residence (Caracas, 2004), TUPAC Foundation Residence (Lima, 2006) and Foundación / RIAA Residence (Buenos Aires, 2009).
His individual exhibitions include: FuturoPasadoPresente, Carmen Araujo Arte (2014); Mitografías y desapariciones, Periférico Caracas/Arte Contemporáneo (2012); Orienteering, Maddox Arts (London, 2011); Space Invaders, Periférico Caracas/Arte Contemporáneo (2006). Medina has obtained several recognitions including the VII Salón CANTV Jóvenes con FIA (Caracas, 2004), XI Bienal Luisa Palacios de Miniaturas Gráficas, Carlos Cruz-Diez Museum (Caracas, 2004); VI Salón Pirelli de Jóvenes Artistas, MACCSI (Caracas, 2003). Medina has participated in numerous group shows in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, and his work is present in important national and international collections.
Interview conducted by Ileana Ramírez, Tráfico Visual. Produced by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Tráfico Visual, and En la Mesa; photography by Ezequiel Carías; direct sound and audio post-production by Kyril Elneser; and edited by Ricardo López.