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Abdul Vas  1981, BE

Rank (2014): 9414 

Artwork:

Abdul Vas, Food Truck
Food Truck, 2005
PRETEEN GALLERY

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to top Most exhibitions in:

Country
Spain 21
USA 9
Mexico 7
Netherlands 5




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Artist Rank
Damián Ontiveros Ramírez  14827 6
Wojtek Ulrich  9203 5
Emma McCagg  29184 5
Riiko Sakkinen  6758 5




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Institution
PRETEEN GALLERY PRETEEN GALLERY, Mexico 4
  Galería Casado Santapau, Spain 4
  Galeria Pepe Rebollo, Spain 3
  Art Industry Gallery, Netherlands 3



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15.3.1981 Born in Maracay (VE)

Born in Maracay, Venezuela, in 1981, Abdul Vas grew up living between Surinam, Guyana, and Belgium. He studied Fine Arts at EAVRA, Maracay, and later at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. He has created handmade books and zines, photographs, collages, drawings, paintings and murals. Since 2004, he has realized several solo exhibitions for commercial galleries in Europe and the Americas, and has participated in many group exhibitions. In 2009, he was selected for the Beijing Biennale; in the same year, he exhibited My 57 States AC/DC (Georgetown, Guyana). Since 2010, he has been working on the project North-American Truckers and AC/DC Power, exhibited at Disk Union (Tokyo, Japan). Abdul Vas lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

Abdul Vas work broaches heavily the obsessions of his home country Venezuela with the symbols of the American dream. Heavily influenced by Marc Chagall and James Ensor, Vas's work heavily consists of depictions of roosters that represent the masculine element of the American cowboy-culture. Therefore his pictures are full of references to the National Rifle Association, the American baseball team Cincinnati Reds or SUVs. Another common theme in his work is the Australian rock group AC/DC, particularly lead singer Brian Johnson. Many of his other artworks are named after AC/DC songs or albums.
Lives and works in Madrid (ES)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 45  Please report missing Information



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2013
   Abdul Vas - Shoot To Thrill - Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid

2010
   Abdul Vas - Maximum Overdrive - Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid

2009
   Anything Goes - La Fresh Gallery, Madrid

2008
   Thunderstruck - Galeria Pepe Rebollo, Zaragoza

2007
   Missing since 1983 - Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo T20, Murcia

2003
   SIR ATITLAN=SIR BARRY - Galeria Pepe Rebollo, Zaragoza

2000
   hanen en lange woorden - Art Industry Gallery, Amsterdam
   hanen en lange woorden - Art Industry Gallery, Amsterdam

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2013
Description and image  ON PAINTING - CEART - Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente, Madrid
   On Painting - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
   I don´t know it´s an illusion I don´t care  - Vamiali's, Athens
   Din A33 - Louis 21, Palma de Mallorca
  PRETEEN GALLERYBeer Picnic (Stink Finger Clit) - PRETEEN GALLERY, Mexico City Send message

2012
   So Confused lol - Group Show - Beo_Project, Belgrade
   Celebrity Skin - White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA
   Reservoir - Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid

2011
Description, image and works of art Pristine GalerieCosmopolis - Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, NL Send message
   Twizy Parade Arte Eléctrico - Matadero Madrid, Madrid
   La Red Bull Music Academy Y Pensart Presentan El Ruido De Las Burbujas - Matadero Madrid, Madrid
  PRETEEN GALLERYBlack Hoes Black Holes - PRETEEN GALLERY, Mexico City Send message
   Javier Peñafiel / Abdul Vas - Zé Paciencia - - masART Galería, Barcelona (closed, 2012)
Description  How to Philosophize with a Hammer - White Box, New York City, NY
   La fábula mística - - masART Galería, Barcelona (closed, 2012)

2010
  PRETEEN GALLERYUNCUTCOCK - PRETEEN GALLERY, Mexico City Send message
Description  The Waste Land - White Box, New York City, NY
   Spring Rape - atm Gallery, New York City, NY
Description, image and works of art Pristine GalerieEse oscuro objeto del deseo - Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, NL Send message
  PRETEEN GALLERYSpring Rape - PRETEEN GALLERY, Mexico City Send message
   Twilight Of The Idols - Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid
   Wunderkammer - Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo T20, Murcia

2009
Description and image Galeria Luis Adelantado - ValenciaBASE(S) - Galeria Luis Adelantado - Valencia, Valencia Send message
   Radiografías. Mitomanía e Identidad - Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón
   Radiografías. Mitomanía e identidad - Centre de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón
Description and image  Constellations: The First Beijing 798 Biennale - Beijing 798 Biennale, Beijing

2007
   kunstroute leiden - Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
  CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art FoundationIKF Latin American Art Auction 2007 - CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL Send message

2006
   BLEMISH - Luis Adelantado - Miami, Miami, FL
  CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art FoundationIKF Latin American Art Auction 2006 - CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL Send message
   LUIS ADELANTADO IN GARASH GALLERY - Garash Galería, Mexico City

2005
  Galeria Luis Adelantado - ValenciaSEPTIMA CONVOCATORIA INTERNACIONAL DE JOVENES ARTISTAS - Colectiva - Galeria Luis Adelantado - Valencia, Valencia Send message

2004
   Cartografia Americana - Solar, East Hampton, NY
   Artists at Play - Solar, East Hampton, NY

2002
   VITALITY OF PAINTINGS - Galeria Pepe Rebollo, Zaragoza

2000
   Art Auction, Dare to MIX! - GO Gallery, Amsterdam

1999
   RARE - Art Industry Gallery, Amsterdam

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Mexico

preteengallery.netPRETEEN GALLERY, Mexico City eMail
www.pristinegalerie.comPristine Galerie, Monterrey, NL eMail

Netherlands

 Gallery LL, Amsterdam

USA

 Solar, East Hampton, NY
 Luis Adelantado - Miami, Miami, FL

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Sweden

 Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm

USA

 Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

Venezuela

 MACCSI Museo Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Caracas

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