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Marcos Lora Read | Dominican Republic

Born in 1965 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,
Lives and works in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Installations, painting, sculpture, video

Graduated in fine arts and illustration from the Altos de Chavón School of Design (1989), he completes his training in bronze founding in the Sculpture Center in New York, USA (1991) and in the Anherm Superior School of Art, The Netherlands (1993).

Marcos Lora Read won the Gold Medal in the 4th Caribbean Biennial in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2001), the National Critic Award for the best dominican exhibition abroad (1999) and received the 3d prize in painting during the 30th International Festival of Painting of Cagnes-sur-Mer (1998).

His last individual shows include : a presentation in Anherm, The Netherlands (2012) ; De la Serie Cápsulas at the Centro Mirador in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2012) ; Re-Visión at the CIDAV in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2011) ; Past & Present at the gallery Florian Walch in Munich, Germany (2010) ; Territorios at the Galería Saro Leon in Las Palmas, Spain (2009) ; Cabezas de Palos (2007) and Sacros y Paganos (2006) at the Galería Principal of Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic ; Croix at the Galerie Nikki Marquardt in Paris, France (2005) ; Men in Mars at the Cité Internationale des Arts of Paris, France (2004) and Kid Kapikua at the Metis Gallery in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2002).

Regarding his participation to collective exhibitions, his work was showcased in : Who More Sci-Fi Than Us at the Kunsthal KadE in Amersfoort, The Netherlands (2012) ; New Media at the Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival (2011) ; Vous Êtes Ici at the Fondation Clément in Martinique (2010) ; Kreyol Factory at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France (2009) ; Liquid Archive at the Platform 3 in Munich, Germany (2009) ; Latitudes – Terres de Guyane (2007) and Latitudes (2004) at the Hôtel de Ville (town hall) of Paris, France; ACP Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2006) ; Cuerpo in(propio) at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2005) ; Itinerant images at the Zentrum für kultureproduktion in Berne, Switzerland (2004) ; Poeticas Artisticas de la Violencia at the Contemporary Arts Space of Castellón, Spain (2004) ; Breaking The Seals of Paradise at the Stedelijk Museum of Shiedam, The Netherlands (2000) and Caribe – Exclusión, fragmentación y paraíso at the MEIAC of Badajoz, Spain (1998).

Marcos Lora Read participated in the Triennial of the Caribbean in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2010), in the 50th Venice Biennial (2003), in the 4th Caribbean Biennial (2001) ; in Eventa 5, Biennale of Contemporary Art of Uppsala, Sweden (2000) and in the 4th & 5th Havana Biennial (1991, 1993).

His work was showcased in the art fairs ARCOmadrid and Pulse.

Marcos Lora Read’s artworks are contained in the collections of the following institutions :

Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ; Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany ; CAAM – Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Gran Canaria, Spain ; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo of Costa Rica ; Miami Art Museum or the Colección Cisneros.