Exploring Identity and Language: Marco Caridad Presents ‘A Particularly Vicious Tongue’ at Mundo Arte Gallery

North Miami Beach, FL – March 31, 2024 – Marco Caridad, the Miami-based artist, is set to showcase his latest exhibition, “A Particularly Vicious Tongue,” at Mundo Arte Gallery from April 11 to May 9, 2024. Curated by Fernando Fernández and featuring texts by renowned art critic Katherine Chacón, the exhibition explores identity, language, and societal norms through Caridad’s expressive and thought-provoking artworks.

Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1985, Marco Caridad’s practice is deeply rooted in his journey as a Latinx individual with indigenous heritage, an immigrant, and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Through his unique blend of expressionism, Caridad delves into the intricacies of existing within collective frameworks while challenging established conventions. His works serve as a dialogue between his internal experiences and the external social landscape, reflecting a constant process of self-awareness and introspection.

In “A Particularly Vicious Tongue,” Caridad employs the motif of the “tongue” – both organic and linguistic – to explore themes of sensuality, eroticism, and the power of language in shaping individual and societal identities. Drawing inspiration from LGBTQ+ literature, his artworks serve as pleas for the inclusion of diverse narratives and realities, highlighting the importance of embracing new stories and perspectives.

The exhibition features various mediums, including painting, video performance, installation, and mixed media. Highlights include “Untitled,” a painting series derived from Caridad’s video performance “Desigual Makeup,” which challenges heteronormative societal norms through expressive body paint. Additionally, the series “Lenguas afuera,” “Hombres de maíz, barro o madera,” and the installation “Metrópolis” explore the dichotomy between tenderness and violence using rolled and tied books as a symbolic medium.

Caridad’s works are characterized by their narrative complexity and emotive depth. They invite viewers to engage in contemplative reflection on the human experience in a diverse and evolving world. Through his bold use of symbolism and imagery, Caridad presents a visually stunning and intellectually stimulating body of work that resonates on both personal and societal levels.

The opening reception for “A Particularly Vicious Tongue” will occur on Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 9 pm at Mundo Arte Gallery, 13525 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach, FL 33181. Admission is free, and all art enthusiasts are invited to attend and immerse themselves in Marco Caridad’s rich tapestry of artistic vision.

Please visit Mundo Arte Gallery’s website or contact mundoartegallery@gmail.com for more information.

Event Details:

  • Exhibition Dates: April 11 – May 9, 2024
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 6 – 9 pm
  • Location: Mundo Arte Gallery, 13525 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami Beach, FL 33181
  • Admission: Free

About Marco Caridad:

Marco Caridad is a Venezuelan-American interdisciplinary artist based in Miami. His diverse and experimental fusion of mediums challenges stereotypes. He celebrates the complexity and diversity of human identities and feelings by exploring the intricate nuances of his experiences as an immigrant, queer, and a descendant of indigenous peoples. His artwork has been shown in prestigious institutions such as the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum, the Miami Historic Post Office Museum, Centro de Bellas Artes De Maracaibo, DORCAM, the Miramar Cultural Center, the Koubek Center, and MIFA, among others. Caridad has authored “Sans Stereotypes” and co-wrote “Desarrolla Tu Creatividad con Ejercicios Teatrales.” The artist holds a Master’s in Arts from The Art Institutes, MIU, and a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design from the University of Zulia. He has shared his expertise as an adjunct professor at the Istituto Marangoni and the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Caridad participated in artistic residencies at the ICA A+RC, Loop Art Critique, and IS projects. He actively contributes to the local community as a FAMA board member while serving as the Artistic Director at MIFA. Marco has also worked on creative projects for notable entities, including Google, Hard Rock International, Lenny Kravitz, and Delta Airlines.

About Mundo Arte Gallery:

Mundo Arte Gallery is a contemporary space dedicated to fostering the growth of local emerging artists while also providing a platform to showcase the work of established artists. We proudly take on the responsibility of engaging with our community to advance culture in South Florida, promoting creativity, diversity, and meaningful artistic expression.

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