PUERTO RICO

JESÚS "BUBU" NEGRÓN

PRESENTATION

Jesus Bubu Negrón is an artist whose work is characterized by minimal intervention, a re-contextualization of everyday objects, a relative approximation in artistic production as an act revealing historical, social and economic dimensions. Negrón lives near Puerta de Tierra in San Juan; he is part of the PDT brigade, a community for the preservation and well-being of the neighborhood, its history and its population.

Since the completion of his first artist residency with M&M Proyectos in 2002 in Puerto Rico, the work of Jesus Bubu Negrón has been shown in numerous galleries and institutions around the world, individually and collectively. Some of his most notable collaborations include: the Abubuya Km0 project organized by the Kiosko Gallery in Bolivia; The Obscenity of the Jungle with the Ultravioleta Project within the framework of SWAB Barcelona in Spain (2013); the 1st “Tropical Biennal” in Puerto Rico (2011), where he received the “Golden Pineapple” award for best artist; Interpretation of the Soneto de las estrellas with Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico (2013), organized by Taiyana Pimentel; Trienal Poligráfica in Puerto Rico (2009), organized by Adriano Pedrosa, Julieta González and Jens Hoffmann; Sharjah Biennial in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2007), organized by Mohammed Kazem, Eva Scharrer and Jonathan Watkins; the Whitney Biennial in New York (2006), organized by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne; the T1 Triennale of Turin in Italy (2005), organized by Francesco Bonami and Carolyn Christov – Bakargiev, and Tropical Abstraction at the Steidelijk Bureau Museum in Amsterdam (2005), organized by Ross Gortzak.

 

His work has been resumed in major publications, including Flash Art, New York Times, Journal des Arts, LA Times, The Art Newspaper, Art Nexus, Frieze.

ARTWORKS

SOLO & GROUP SHOW

SOLO SHOW (SELECTION)

 

2016

Nothing Conceptual: La Meme Era @ La Barra de Paquito, curated by Radamés "Juni" Figueroa, at Embajada, San Juan, Puerto Rico ​

A Reflection Room (about the past, the present and beyond), curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates at Henrique Faria | New York

2014

Cardboard and Carnival Abstraction, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Aparición, commissioned installation for the Mima & César Reyes collection, Naguabo, Puerto Rico

 

2013  

Low Budget Drawings, Roberto Paradise at ARCO, Madrid, Spain

Interpretation of the “Soneto de las estrellas” (Homage to Esteban Valdés), curated by Taiyana Pimentel, Sala de Arte Público Proyecto Siqueiros, D.F., Mexico

 

2012

Folkloric Encounter between Loíza-Zürich, curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Christinger de Mayo, Zürich, Switzerland

Jackpot Series, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

Solo Project, Pinta Art Fair, Roberto Paradise, London, UK

Cigarette-butt /  Street-rug / Cruce Frontera / Igualdad, Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy

 

2011

New Works, curated by Chemi Rosado Seijo, Chemi Room, Santurce (San   Juan), Puerto Rico

Alive and Kicking, curated by Radamés ‘Juni’ Figueroa, La Loseta, Puerta de Tierra (San Juan), Puerto Rico

 

2004

Jesús “Bubu” Negrón 2001 – 2004, Galería Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Concierto de Subterráneos, ARCO ‘04 (Futuribles/Cutting Edge), M&M Proyectos, Madrid, Spain

GROUP SHOW SELECTION

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2016 

El MÁS (Museo de Arte Singular) at La Gran Bienal Tropical, curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Radamés 'Juni' Figueroa, Marina Reyes Franco, Stefan Benchoam and Jesús 'Bubu' Negrón, Loíza, Puerto Rico​

Art and Activism in Latin America, a residency project by Despina association, curated by Bernardo José de Souza, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

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2015

The Spirit Behind the Vejigante Mask, Qué no se acabe la fiesta! at The Hole, curated by Nathan Budoff, New York City, New York ​

4th Poli/Graphic Triennial of San Juan, Latin America and The Caribbean, curated by Gerardo Mosquera, Alexia Tala and       Vanessa Hernández Gracia, San Juan, Puerto Rico

TXT, curated by Beatriz López at Instituto de Visión, Bogotá, Colombia

2014

Abubuya Km0, organised by Kiosko Galeria, Bolivia

NADA Art Fair, Roberto Paradise, Miami (Florida), USA

Liste Art Fair Basel, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Basel, Switzerland

NADA Art Fair, Roberto Paradise, New York, USA

Stuff: notes about the tridimensional object in Puerto Rican contemporary art, curated by Abdiel Segarra, Arsenal de la Marina del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2013

The Obscenity of the Jungle, Proyectos Ultravioleta for SWAB Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain [Proyectos Ultravioleta was recipient for best gallery award in this edition]

NADA Art Fair, Roberto Paradise, New York, US

From the Good Savage to the Conceptual Revolutionary, curated by Pablo León de la Barra at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid, Spain

Zona MACO, Henrique Faria Fine Art, D.F., Mexico

Interpretation of the “Soneto de las estrellas” (hommage to Esteban Valdés), curated by Taiyana Pimentel at the Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico

2012

NADA Art Fair, Roberto Paradise, Miami (Florida), USA

Selected Portfolio (Travel Size) and Chica Cherry Master (Jackpot Series), Roberto Paradise and Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK

The Dependent Art Fair, Roberto Paradise, New York, USA

The Way In, curated by Io Carrión, Banco Popular, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Living as Form - Creative Times, curated by Nato Thompson, New York, USA

2011

Crisiss in Latin America: Art and Confrontation 1910-2010, curated by Gerardo Mosquera, Palacio de Bellas Artes, D.F., Mexico

Art Rio, curated by Pablo León de la Barra and Julieta González, Roberto Paradise, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                                                 

Trópico Abierto: Great Tropical Biennial, curated by Pablo León de la Barra, La Loseta, Loíza, Puerto Rico                                    

CACRI, Henrique Faria Fine Art, Caracas, Venezuela

Paradise (Paraíso), LTD Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Family Back Portrait, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1st Cheverista Encounter, curated by La Loseta and Pablo León de la Barra, Medellín, Colombia   

2010

Capestrano Biennial, curated by Dr. Madrid, Trujillo Alto 

Puerto Rico Ultrapuñeta, curated by Stefan Benchoam, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City, Guatemala​

2009

2nd Poli/ Graphic Triennial of San Juan: Latin America and The Caribbean, curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Jens Hoffman, Arsenal de la Marina Española del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Art and Context II, III and IV, curated by Julieta González, Espacio 1414 / The Berezdivin Collection, Santurce (San Juan), Puerto Rico  

              

2008

5th International Biennial of the Banner, curated by Marta     Palau, Tijuana, Mexico         

An Unruly History of the Ready Made, curated by Jessica Morgan, Jumex Collection, Estado de Mexico, Mexico                 

2007

Famous Adults as Children, Famous Children as Adults, curated by José Lerma, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, USA                                                 

Sharjah Biennial: Art, Ecology and Politics, curated by Mohammed Kazem, Eva Scharrer and Jonathan Watkins, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates   

   

2006

VIP Sketch, Art Statements, Art 37 Basel, Galería Comercial, Basel, Switzerland

Traditional gambling games, Museums and Fairs, Public Art Projects, Art 37 Basel, Galería Comercial, Basel, Switzerland

Whitney Biennial: Day for Night, curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne, Whitney Museum, New York, USA

Cruce Frontera, Frontera Corozal, curated by Laboratorio Curatorial 060, Chiapas, Mexico

Grupo Alambre/ Dile sí a la piratería, TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica

35mm, Laboratorio Curatorial 060, Chiapas, Mexico

2005

NADA Art Fair, Galería Comercial, Miami (Florida), USA

S-Files 05, El Museo del Barrio, curated by Deborah Cullen, Miki Garcia and Marysol Nieves, New York, USA

Tropical Table Party, curated by María Inés Rodríguez, Centro de Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

Tropical Abstraction, curated by Ross Gortzak, Steidelijk Bureau Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Fourth Floor, Western Exhibitions, Chicago (Illinois), USA

Coordinates of the Unconscious, Espacio 1414 / The Berezdivin Collection, Santurce (San Juan), Puerto Rico

Junky Rose, The Pantagruel Syndrome: T1 Torino Triennale Tremusei, curated by Francesco Bonami and Carolyn Chrisnov - Bakargiev, Torino, Italy

2004

1st Poli/Graphic Triennial of San Juan, Latin America and The Caribbean, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española del Instituto de    Cultura de Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico ’04 [Tribute to the Messenger], M&M Proyectos, Añasco, Puerto Rico

Stray Show, Galería Comercial, Chicago (Illinois), USA

Back Portrait, M&M Proyectos, Art Miami, Miami (Florida), USA           

 

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach, M&M Proyectos and Pablo León de la Barra, Miami, Florida, USA    

Valet Parking Services, V Bienal del Caribe, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Colectivo La Flexible, V Bienal del Caribe, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Stock Show, Galería Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico

24/7, New York / Vilnius, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

We Surrender, Venice Biennale, Italy

Essay: Chemi Rosado, Jesús “Bubu” Negrón and José Lerma , Galería Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Not a day goes by…, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, D.F., Mexico

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach, with M&M Proyectos, Miami (Florida), USA

Puerto Rico ‘02 [En ruta], M&M Proyectos, San Juan, Puerto Rico

First Aid, ARCO, with M&M Proyectos, Madrid, Spain

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