Interview with Dulce GómezWednesday, May 6, 2020
In this video Venezuelan artist Dulce Gómez elaborates on her work and practice that often focus on personal, quotidian experiences.
About the artist
Dulce Gómez (Caracas, Venezuela, 1967) lives and works in Caracas. She studied art at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Cristóbal Rojas between 1983 and 1986 and obtained a bachelor's degree from the Universidad Experimental de las Artes, Caracas in 2010 along with a Master's degree in Plastic Arts from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) in 2019. From the beginning of her career she has been interested in working with three media: painting, assembly, and installation. In 2009 she moved to New York thanks to a residency program for artists living outside the United States offered by The Bronx Museum of the Arts. There, she had the opportunity to attend the seminar Artist in the Market Place (AIM), where she realized the differences between working in her usual workshop in Caracas and outside of it.
Gómez has been actively showing her work in local and international exhibitions. The thesis she developed for her Master's degree consisted of research on painting as an individual visual representation system, the relationship between painting and memory as part of the act of painting, and the role played by intuition as a vision that anticipates the future in the present, activated by the imagination.
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.