Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born in Cuna, Cuba, in 1957 and moved to Puerto Rico, studying art at the University. There he won a scholarship to go to New York, and it is in that city where he consolidated his career, reaping significant successes in the art world.
The work of Gonzalez-Torres expresses three themes: death, love, and mourning. With impeccable discourse making an impact on several generations.
His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions. Among them are “The Workspace: Felix Gonzalez-Torres,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 1988; “Projects 34: Felix Gonzalez-Torres,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1992; “Migrateurs: Felix Gonzalez-Torres,” Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, 1993; “Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Traveling,” The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1994; “Felix Gonzalez-Torres,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1995; “Sin Título. Bogotá,” Banco de la República, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogota, Colombia, 2000; “Felix Gonzalez-Torres,” Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2007; and “Specific Objects without Specific Form,” Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, 2010. Gonzalez-Torres Represented the United States at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.
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