Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz of artist duo Guerra de la Paz were both born in Cuba. Alain Guerra studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Neraldo de la Paz at the Northern Illinois University, De Kalb. They met in Chicago the day that Alain was moving back to Miami. They live and work in Miami, Florida. Established in 1996, Guerra de la Paz work in a variety of media, from paintings to sculpture and installation. Currently, they focus on textile work made from unwanted clothing.
In the second part of the interview with Guerra de la Paz, we get deeper insight into their work. Guerra de la Paz talk about art and politics, their sources of inspiration, the essence of their work, the impact of Art Basel on the art scene in Miami and their new projects in the US and abroad.
This weekend their solo show “Otherworld” opens at the gallery Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art in Miami. The show runs until the 10th March, 2009. In June Guerra de la Paz have another solo exhibition called Power Ties at Daneyal Mahmood in New York (June 4 – July 31, 2009). They are also participating the upcoming group show The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture at the Saatchi Gallery (dates to be announced).
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