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Enriquillo Amiama

I like art and the lives of artists, so much that I ended up becoming one of them.

It all starts with an idea.

My thoughts materialize with words. The first thing I learned was to decode those little symbols or signs that we call letters, syllables, and words. My mother taught me to read and then both my father and my grandfather turned me into a bookworm. Already at the age of five, I was devouring works such as “The Thousand and One Nights”.

I think that made me an imaginative being. I lived my childhood, creating heroes and beautiful women that I rescued.

Love has always been at the center of my equations. By inheritance, I am a rational mathematician and I do almost nothing without a thorough and objective analysis. I must make a great effort not to always fall into cold and dispassionate logic.

My perfect grades in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, physics, and the Spanish language got me used to see life as a great theorem solved with concrete and objective steps. I consider myself a problem solver and likewise I approach the arts, as aesthetic problems that must always have an approach, hypothesis, development, and a conclusion.

I have had to learn to be flexible and allow emotions to play a role. Without passion, art could be perfect but maybe dead. And life fascinates me!

 

Education

Master in Digital Marketing and Communication. (Technology for art). CEREM and University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid. Spain. 2018-2019.
Workshop beyond the click. Photo display. Instructor Pedro Genaro Rodriguez. Visioners: Ángel García (Spain), Santiago Llobet (Spain) and Gianni Dal Más (Italy). 2016.
Laboratory Workshop and Theory «The Practice of the Practical» With Pepón Osorio. Modern Art Museum, Santo Domingo 2014.
Diploma in Photography, Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo 2011-2012.
Web design and digital edition, New York Sessions.Edu 2001-2004.
Chromatic Experimental Workshop “Metaphor of the ephemeral” with international Master Carlos Cruz-Diez. Museum of Modern Art. Santo Domingo. 1994.
Alberto Bass and Servio Frias schools. Art Nouveau Center. 1982-1984.
National School of Fine Arts. 1980-1985.
Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, UASD. Drawing I and II, Photograph I and II, Aesthetics, Cinema, Art History, Advertising. 1980-1983.
Artistic Drawing and Comics. Modern Schools. California. USA 1976-1977.

Résumé

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Awards

Acquisition Prize XXI National Biennial. Museum of Modern Art. Santo Domingo 1999.
Third Place Painting Competition Vermont Studio Center. Sponsored by USIS. 1992.
Honorable Mention 1st Centennial San Pedro de Macoris. 1982.
Young Art Contest Award. Banco de Reservas. 1981.
1st Place Contests Arawak Art Gallery 81 and 82.
Honorable Mention Jaime Colson Landscape Contest. 1979.
First Prize in the Santo Domingo Aqueduct Corporation Contest. CAASD «The Water That Is Lost Is Life That Goes »1978.

Featured In Hoy Newspaper

Throughout a creative and productive trajectory that spans four decades, Enriquillo Amiama (1962), experiments with different techniques, styles, resources, media, and themes, during the laborious process of construction of personal visual narratives and/or mythologies, polysynthetic, sophisticated, and powerfully suggestive that reaffirm him as one of the most innovative, notable and respected Dominican artists of the last five decades.

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Santo Domingo, D.R.