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artist statement

Javier Dragustinovis

His work has been exhibited since 1995 in different localities throughout Mexico and southern United States including Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Tamaulipas; The International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, Texas; Centro Cultural Nuevo Laredo, and in the Richardson Art Gallery at The University of Texas at Brownsville, among others. Likewise, special projects and installations have been presented at the Festival Internacional Tamaulipas and the Festival Internacional Cervantino.

He has published, “Soy más que mis manos/Los diferentes mundos de la mujer en la maquila” (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung/SJOIIM) in partnership with PhD. Cirila Quintero, book that analyzes women as labor workers in the maquiladoras from a journalistic, socialistic, and artistic perspective. As Creative Director of Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Tamaulipas, he has curated many exhibitions including, “La revolución permanente” which portrays the development of art since the Nintheenth Century through present day, and “Provocando al ojo” themes of color, technology and art. Javier Dragustinovis’s work nurtures from its physical surroundings, the Mexico-US Border, the reflection of time, and the memory: its lost and its search. Journalism is also a constant concern that is mixed into his work. He has utilized sculpture, installation, video art and photography as means of expression.

Individual Exhibitions

Summa (2010 / Galería Albertina, Matamoros; Galería UTPA, McAllen, Texas), Nieve (2007 / XV Festival Internacional de Otoño), Cuaderno de viajes (2006 / Galería del Centro Cultural Nuevo Laredo), La vía láctea (2003 / XI Festival Internacional de Otoño), Espacios (2001 / Richardson Art Gallery-UTB), El lugar y el tiempo (2000 / Centro Cultural Mario Pani).

Collective Exhibtions

Vértices (2009 / Galería Antigua Aduana de Nuevo Laredo), Black and White (2008 / McAllen International Museum), Frontera y Migración (2007 / Galería Albertina), No Borders (2006 / Centro Cultural Tamaulipas, Casa de la Cultura de Nuevo León), Corrientes Alternas (2005 / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Tamaulipas), Tendidos por el arte (2003 / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Tamaulipas) Jóvenes Artistas Tamaulipecos (2002 / XXX Festival Cervantino).

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