The Cuban-American artist will receive the winning prize, including one $50,000 purse and showcase of the museum
NEW YORK, September 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Maestro Dobel® Tequila, creator of the world’s first Cristalino from an 11th generation tequila maker Juan Dobelin partnership with El Museo del Barrio, the nation’s first Latinx cultural institution located in the heart of New York Cityproudly announces Carlos Martiel as the recipient of the inaugural Maestro Dobel Latinx Art Prize.
The biannual award, created to raise awareness and amplify the cultural production of Latinx artists, a historically underrepresented segment in the art world at large, awards Carlos Martiel a $50,000 grant and a showcase in the multidisciplinary space Room 110 at El Museo del Barrio, which will be unveiled in spring 2024. Welcoming nominations from Latinx artists from everywhere United States And Porto Ricothis award aims to highlight the work and creations of talented Latinx artists.
“On behalf of our jury, I am delighted to announce Carlos Martiel as the recipient of the 2023 Maestro Dobel Latinx Art Prize,” said Patrick Charpenel, executive director of the Neighborhood Museum. “Martiel’s work beautifully explores the complexity and nuances of racism and racialization, gender, immigration, and the legacy of colonialism in the Americas. We are grateful for our partnership with Maestro Dobel Tequila, who shares our commitment to supporting Latinx artists in United States“.
After reviewing a wide range of candidates submitted by leading curators and experts from around the world United States based on predetermined criteria established by El Museo, the jury committee – composed of Cesar Garciafounder, director and chief curator of The Mistake Room at Los Angeles, Husband Carmen RamirezWortham, curator of Latin American art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Alexandra Martinezcreative director of Maestro Dobel Artpothecary and founder of Anonimo Colectivo and Patrick Charpenelexecutive director of Museo del Barrio – deliberated and selected Carlos Martiel from a shortlist of talented Latinx artists.
Juan Dobelfounder of Maestro Dobel Tequila, added: “We are proud to award Carlos Martiel with the inaugural Maestro Dobel Latinx Art Prize. Through this award and our collaboration with El Museo del Barrio, we hope to continue our long-standing commitment to championing artist communities,”
Carlos Martiel was chosen as the recipient of the Maestro Dobel Latinx Art Award because of his exceptional work as a visual artist, his thought-provoking performances, and the impact of his art in highlighting important themes that find resonating with today’s Latinx audiences.
“I am honored to have been selected as the inaugural winner of the Maestro Dobel Latinx Art Prize, an award that celebrates my community and highlights the crucial role of Latinx art in the creative world. With this award, I look forward to producing new work that will continue to fuel conversations about important topics and shine a light on the importance of representation,” said Carlos Martiel.
The collaborative journey of El Museo del Barrio and Maestro Dobel Tequila continues as Carlos Martiel will also be celebrated at El Museo’s gala, taking place at The Plaza in New York City the evening of Thursday, September 7, 2023. This gala will also honor artist Coco Fusco for excellence in the arts and Juan Beckmann for exceptional patron of the arts.
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About the Neighborhood Museum
El Museo del Barrio is the country’s leading Latin American cultural institution. The Museum invites visitors from all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive permanent collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals and special events.
The museum is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, New York City. The Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.. Pay what you want. To connect with El Museo via social media, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information, please visit www.elmuseo.org.
About Carlos Martiel
Carlos Martiel (born in 1989, Havana), lives and works in new York. He graduated in 2009 from the National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, in Havana. Between the years 2008-2010 he studied at the Cátedra Arte de Conducta, directed by the artist Tania Bruguera. Martiel’s works were included in the 11th Lanzarote Biennial, Spain; Biennial of the Americas, UNITED STATES; 4th Vancouver Biennial, Canada; 14th Sharjah Biennale, United Arab Emirates; 14th Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador; 57th Venice Biennale, Italy; Casablanca Biennial, Morocco; Biennial “La Otra”, Colombia; Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom; Biennial of Pontevedra, Spain; Havana Biennial, Cuba. He has had performances at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York; UNITED STATESSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; UNITED STATESThe Neighborhood Museum, New York; UNITED STATESStedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Tertulia Museum, Cali, Colombia; Contemporary art center, Quito, Ecuador; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, UNITED STATES; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, UNITED STATES; Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia (MACZUL), Maracaibo, Venezuela; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; Nitch Museum, Napoli, Italy. He has received several awards, including the Franklin Furnace Fund in New York, United States, 2016; “CIFOS Grants and Commissions Program Awards” in Miami, UNITED STATES, 2014 ; “Arte Laguna” In Venice, Italy2013. His work was exhibited at the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil; The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long beach, UNITED STATES; Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanée (ZAC), Palermo, Italy; Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Art, Miami, UNITED STATES; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; The neighborhood museum, New York, United States, among others. His works are in public and private collections such as the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, new York; The Pérez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM), Miami; Rio Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro.
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