Jhafis Quintero

Jhafis Quintero is a Panamanian artist, working and living in Verona, Italy. Born in La Chorrera, Panama, 1973.

 

http://www.jhafisquintero.com/


Quintero began his career as an artist during his 10-year prison sentence, by the hand of Haru Wells, a woman determined in demonstrating that art is an effective substitute for crime. Wells taught art to Jhafis, who found in this discipline a natural way to nourish and re-channel the appetite for transgression that led him to crime, and to find a way to be himself without harming others.

Quintero has been widely exhibited in countries like Argentina, Costa Rica, USA, Switzerland, Panama, Italy, Brazil, France and the Netherlands, among others. In the years 2010-2011 Quintero made the prestigious artist residency Rijksakademie van Kunsten in Beeldende, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In 2013 he participated in the 55th Venice Biennale with a video and a performance made during the opening days of 'The Atlas of Impero' Italo-Latin American Institute Pavilion.

His work is part of acclaimed private collections as the Cisneros Collection, DAROS Collection, Borusan Contemporary Art Collection or VideoInsight Foundation and public collections such as the MACBA, Spain; MUSAC, Spain; Museu Dragao do Mar, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Costa Rica and El Museo del Barrio, New York, USA.


CV - Jhafis Quintero

Solo shows

2015   Reforma. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2014  Cambalache. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2014  Ten years in jail. Analix forever Gallery. Genéve, Switzerland.
2013  Sobreviviendo. Diablo Rosso Gallery. Panama.
2011  La ley es dura pero es la ley. Galería Despacio Federico Herrero, San José, Costa Rica.
2009  El santo del tren. Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica.
2008  Egresados. Máximas de seguridad, Hágalo usted mismo. Instituto Panamense de Arte. Curitiba, Brazil.
2007  In Dubia Tempora, project of documentary photography, texts and catalogs. San José, Costa Rica.
2006  In Dubia Tempora. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panama City, Panama.
2006  La vida es corta pero puede ser larga mientras dura. Festival Internacional de las Artes. San José, Costa Rica.
2004  In Dubia Tempora. Centro Cultural Español. San José, Costa Rica.

Group shows
 

2017     Singolare e Plurale. Palazzo Barolo. Torino, Italy.

2017     Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles / Latin America.  Regen Projects. Los Angeles, USA. (Curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas and Gabriel Kuri).

2017     Dura lex, sed lex.  BIENALSUR, Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de América del Sur. Centro Cultural Parque de España. Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. (Curated by Juliana Gontijo & Raphael Fonseca).

2016     L’eté Photoraphique De Lectoure: Utopies, Espoirs, Colères. Centre de photographie de Lectoure. Lectoure, France. 
2016     X Bienal Centroamericana. San José, Costa Rica.
2016     La sens de la peine. La Terrase. Espace d’art de Nanterre. Nanterre, France.
2016     Art et Prison. La Terrasse. Espace d’art de Nanterre. Nanterre, France.
2015     10th Mercosul Biennial. Messages From a New America. Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre.

2015     Babel. Terminal. San José, Costa Rica.

2014  La Belle Échappée. Centre d'Art Contemporain Les Châteaus de la Drôme. Montélimar, France.
2014  La Vietnamita. Espacio OTR. Madrid, Spain.
2013  Move Movie - danse et arts plastiques. Centre-plastiques Yverdon-les-bains. Genéve, Switzerland.
2013  Six videoworks from six international private collections. Art and Science Videoinsight® Foundation. Torino, Italy.
2013  Miradas insobornables miradas en presente continuo. Hotel de imigrantes Buenos Aires Argentina
2013 Colección Madc. Aproximaciones Al Espacio. MADC Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo. San José, Costa Rica.
2013  Biennale di Venezia - 55th International Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
2013  La hora garrobo. LOOP - The Video Art Fair.
2013  We only exist when we communicate. La nuit européenne des musées. Chateau des Adhémar. Montélimar, France.
2013  Ressucita-me. Museu Bispo do Rosario. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2013  Octava Bienal De Artes Visuales Del Istmo Centroamericano. BAVIC. Panama City, Panama.
2013  Public enemy. Magda Danysz gallery. Paris, France.
2013  Art Paris.
2012  Extra muros. Bienal Centroamericana. Panama.
2012  Los del Patio. Panama.
2012  Reflexiones de emancipación. Galería Metropolitana. Santiago, Chile.
2012  Caribbean: Cross Roads of the World. Museo del Barrio. New York, USA.
2012  Who More Sci-Fi Than Us, contemporary art from the Caribbean. Kunsthal KAdE. Amersfoort, The Nederlands.
2010  Agenda. Rijksakademie OPEN. Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. Amsterdam, The Nederlands.
2010  Utrópicos. XXXI Bienal de Pontevedra. Pontevedra, Spain.
2010  Máximas de seguridad, El Contrato del Dibujante. Open Studio of Carlos Garaicoa. Madrid, Spain.
2008  Lúdico / Mordaz. Centro Nacional de la Cultura. San José, Costa Rica.
2007 La ruleta de las potencias, El gusto es mío. Bienarte VI. San José, Costa Rica.
2007  Estrecho dudoso. Teorética. San José, Costa Rica.
2007  4ª Mostra VentoSul. Instituto Paranaense de Arte, Curitiba, Brazil.

 

Art fairs

 

2017     ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2016     ArtBo. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Bogota, Colombia.

2014     Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Turin, Italy.

2014     Swab Fair. Analix Forever Gallery. Turin, Italy.

2013     LOOP. Barcelona, Spain.

 

Residencies


2010 - 2011 Rijksakademievan Beeldende Kunsten. Amsterdam, The Nederlands.

 

 

Public Collections
 

The Museum of Destiny

CAAM (Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno), Spain.

CNAP (Centre Nacional des artes plastiques), France
MACBA, Spain
MUSAC, Spain
Museu Dragao do Mar, Brasil
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, Costa Rica
Museo del Barrio, New York, USA


Private Collections
 

DAROS Collection
Cisneros Collection
Borusan Contemporary Art Collection
Videoinsight® Foundation