Edison Peñafiel

Edison Peñafiel at the Bienalsur 2021

Sabrina Amrani is pleased to annouce Edison Peñafiel’s participation in BIENALSUR 2021, an international biennial that expands from Argentina to multiple countries of the global south. "Land Escape: Multimedia Installation" will be shown at the Centro de Arte - Universidad Nacional de La Plata as part of Punto de Fuga (Vanishing Point) an exhibition curated by Marina Aguerre.

Edison Peñafiel artist-in-residence at the McColl Center

Through video projection and its interaction with multimedia elements, Edison Peñafiel has created a language to talk about the world around us. Clashing ideologies and the repetitive cycles of history produce the crises expressed by his art. Utilizing irony, and heavily influenced by German expressionism, he often integrates sculpture and animation to create disturbing reflections on the realities we participate in and witness every day. Peñafiel continues to probe contemporary society, asking uncomfortable questions that it must confront. These conflicts with injustice through surreal imagery produce something we need in the world today: empathy for the oppressed.

Art and Inmigration in the Pandemic Age

Exploring the immigrant experience, FATVillage’s latest art installation feels more relevant than ever in these socially distant times. Taking over the 8000-square-foot exhibition space, the artists merge textiles and technicolor animation to capture the global odyssey of migrants. 

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Nagari Magazine: A voice in Walls and Windows

Edison Peñafiel's pieces are made up of video art, multichannel sounds and the combination of installations that include various materials. His inspiration consists of a current theme lived by him and many others who accompany him: migration and its circumstances. In this article you can find information about "Land Escape I" and "Land Escape II".

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The Persitent Caravan. Multimedia installation

Site-Specific Collaborative Multimedia Installation with Aurora Molina for The Projects, FAT Village, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Assorted Fabric, Sculpture, Single Channel Sound, Multichannel Video.

Edison Peñafiel explores migration for Voz de América

What are they running from? What are they afraid of? What do they lack? Possibly, these are some of the questions that viewers ask themselves when observing the animated characters in Edison Peñafiel's multimedia installation.

Arte al día: Florida Prize in Contemporary Art Award

"Some artists open a dialogue about latent tensions or real confrontations, while others offer an escape route," explained Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, curator of the OMA, adding: "Peñafiel's work speaks strictly of our time and our society through complex and uncomfortable questions ”.

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Installation in Corsicana, Texas

Edison Peñafiel’s multimedia installation, Land Escape, combines video projections and physical objects to create an immersive audiovisual environment. Through the combination of mediums such as drawing, photography, video, and found objects, his installation stages a caravan of masked characters gradually marching through an animated never-ending terrain.

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Edison Peñafiel Wins Florida Prize in Contemporary Art 2019

Now in its sixth edition, the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art is an event organized by the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) whose purpose is to recognize and reward the artistic abilities of the artists by promoting their continuous research aimed at innovation and the creation of new artworks.

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