Opening on September 14th. 17:30-21 hrs. 1210 Sherbrooke Est.
September 28 - October 28, 2017 (Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm)
Reception – September 27, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
Curated by Tambaran Gallery and James Trotta-Bono
Tambaran Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Internationally acclaimed visual artist Damián Siqueiros.
Damián spent his formative years in Mexico before moving to Montreal, Canada. Over the past seven years Damián has served as the distinguished photographer for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.
Damián is a self-proclaimed “artivist". His purpose is to create art while simultaneously championing important social and global causes. His beautiful and dramatic style expresses a colorful vision, combining the exuberance of stylized movement with a profound technical understanding of his craft. As an “artivist" Damián is an avid defender of gender equality. The work on display at Tambaran Gallery reveals this fusion of purpose and art in a most masterful way.
The creation of his images bring about a multidisciplinary practice: Damián becomes a make-up artist, stage designer, director, photographer and digital artist. These elements combine in a cohesive manner. Damián is a beauty seeker, the kind that often hides from the eyes, one that embraces and enhances the transformative power of art. He is a seeker of beauty because, as Dostoyevsky said, "beauty will save the world" and Damian plans to do so one image at a time.
Damián Siqueiros’ works are in many important private collections as well as the collections of the The Museum of Latin American Art (Los Angeles), the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, the University of Monterrey Museum, the Art Museum of the Americas (Washington D.C.) and the Til Kleinstück Collection (Germany).
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Frida Kahlo and To Russia with Love, Artist's Corner Gallery, Hollywood, 05/14.
Retrospective. Galerie D, Montreal, 09/13.
El cuerpo presente, Libre de Derecho Gallery, 03/13.
The Present Body, University of Monterrey / Canadian Consulate of Monterrey, 09/12
Variations S, Espace Parc Lafontaine, Montreal, 07/12.
Festival Latinórdicos, Cinérobothèque de Montréal, 09/11.
The Journey of Flowers, Galería Libertad, Querétaro, México, 08/11.
Sacred performances: a couple of rules, CECUT Museum, Tijuana, Mexico, 05/11.
Sacre du genre- Rito de género, Mexican Consulate of Montreal, 04/11
Launch of 2011-2011 Season of the Grands Ballets Canadiens à Montréal, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, 04/11.
F14: La vida como un performance, La casa del Mezcal Gallery, Nueva York, 01/11.
F:14, La vie comme une performance, Galerie SAS, Montréal, 11/10.
Life as an everyday performance. Center for the Arts of Baja California, Mexico, 12/09.
Map of a memory, Galería Arte Actual Mexicano, Monterrey, Mexico, 09/05.
Love, I Ate, « Fotoseptiembre », Galería Arte Actual Mexicano, Mexico, 09/03.
Photo Independent Contemporary Photography Fair, Hollywood, 04/14.
Round Hole, Square peg, Artist Corner Gallery, Los Angeles, 01/14.
Dance photography exhibition for the rehabilitation of the park E. Gammelin, Montreal, 08/13.
Xposé CAPIC, Todmorden Art Gallery, Toronto, 05/13.
Art Sida, Galerie Dentaire in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, 04/13.
Dance, dance or we are lost (video). Festival Art Souterrain, Montreal, 03/13.
International Masters of Photography, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, 02/13.
Art takes TIMES SQUARE, NY, 06/12
Trans Egeria, Nowhere Gallery, Montreal, 04/12.
Baronesque, Montreal Council for the Arts, 04/12.
The Journey of Flowers. Festival Art Souterrain, Montreal, 02/12.
Fênetre sur cours, Galerie SAS, Montréal, 12/11.
El autorretrato y los otros yo, Parque Fundidora, Monterrey, 09/11.
Possible Worlds, Gabarron Foundation, N.Y, 09/11.
Possible worlds: Photography and Fiction in Mexican Contemporary Art. Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C., 07/11.
One night stand, La petite morte Gallery, Ottawa, 04\11.
Female in a leading role, Art Souterrain, Festival Montreal en Lumière, 02/11.
Small is beautiful, Galerie SAS, Montreal, 12/10.
México, paisaje infinito, Centre for the Arts of Nuevo León, Mexico, 10/10.
« Arte los 40 », National Centre for the Arts, Mexico, 10/10.
« Art Souterrain », Montreal, 02/10.
IX FEMSA Biennale, Monterrey, Tijuana and Puebla, Mexico, 2010.
For your eyes-only. Galería Arte Actual Mexicano, Monterrey, Mexico, 2009.
La magia del Universo, Alfa Planetary, Mexico, 2007.
« IX Prix Fundación Unicaja », Spain, 2007.
Las Moradas del Alma, Cultural Centre Parque Fundidora, Mexico, 2006.
Digital Art Exhibition, Universidad Politécnica de México, 2006.
Exposition of Academia de San Carlos, Mexico, 2005.
Biennale de Arte Joven de Monterrey, Mexico, 2002.
Ford Domination project, Canada, 2013
Finalist Prix Coup de Cœur Art Souterrain- Banque Scotia, Montréal, 2012.
Finalist Prix Coup de Cœur Art Souterrain- Banque Scotia, Montréal, 2011.
Winner of the contest Xposé, organized by CAPIC, Canada, 2010.
Winner of the Prix Coup de Cœur Art Souterrain- Banque Scotia, Montréal, 2010.
Honourable mention, « International Photography Awards », 2010.
Finalist: IX FEMSA Biennale, Monterrey, Mexico, 2009.
Selected artist: Art Souterrain, Montreal, 2010.
Finalist « Raymond Weil Club International Photography Prize 2007 »
Grant recipient, “Arts Décoratifs” program, partership between the National Endowment for Art and Culture of Mexico and l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, 2007-2008.
Honorable mention: 3e Grand Prix de la Photographie de Paris, 2007.
Selected: IX Prix Fundación Unicaja, Cadiz- Málaga, Spain, 2007.
Grant recipient. Youth creation program, Endowment for Art and Culture ofBaja California (FOECA), Mexico, 2005.
Grant recipient, Graduate Studies Program, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), 2004-06.
Winner of the contest: “Monterrey en los límites de la noche”. Alliance Française and Cultural Centre of Nuevo León, Mexico, 2003.
Finalist: « Bienal de Arte Joven Monterrey », Mexico, 2002.
La Violencia Familiar. Private Collection Til Kleinstück, Germany, 2007.
Icarus I, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC, 2011.
Icarus II, University of Monterrey, Mexico, 2012
Siddhartha, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, 02/13.