Hector Arce-Espasas uses images that are inherent to the geographic and cultural milieu of the tropics. He appropriates and transfigures some of these images in order to transgress their current symbolic meaning in a sensuous play of conflicting alliances. The images lure and repel while playing with the idea of the pineapple as the easily attainable commercial fruit of 'tropical paradise'.
Born 1982, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lives in New York
2011 MFA, Hunter College, New York, USA
2005 BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
‘Rema Hort Mann Foundation’
‘Van Lier Fellowship’ (ISCP)
Hector Arce-Espasas (born 1982, San Juan, Puerto Rico) completed an MFA at Hunter College, 2011. Following this, Arce-Espasas was nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation and grnated the Van Lier Fellowship for The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). He has also participated in various exhibitions including the Swiss Institute's Dark Fair, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon; Marvelli Gallery, New York; Contemporary Art Society; London; The Green Gallery, Milwaukee; and University Galleries at Illinois State University.