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Iván Abreu

Cuba (1967)


Using a wide range of mediums and formats, such as drawing, photography, engraving, new media and industrial design, Iván Abreu explores the veracity and instrumental capacity of the sciences and technology in the arts context; as well as the possible political value of the discoveries and poetic exceptions that arise from this intersection.

His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries such as the Palazzo delle Arti in Napoli, Italy; The NTU School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore; The National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan; Front Gallery in San Diego, USA; Sonnenschein Gallery and Albright Gallery in Chicago, USA; the Center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria; Greusslich Contemporary Gallery in Berlin, Germany; the Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, the San Ildefonso College, Laboratorio de Arte Alameda and Casa del Lago in Mexico City. Abreu has received awards and scholarships by the The Prix Ars Electronica, FONCA, CINTAS Foundation and the CENART Arts and Media Program. He is currently part of the FONCA National System of Art Creators.

His work is part of public and private collections such as FEMSA Collection, CINTAS Foundation, Historic Downtown Board, Casa Vecina, Televisa Foundation and the Ibero American and Extremaduran Museum of Contemporary Art.

Currently he is Headmaster of the Digital and Interactive Media Department in CENTRO University and he manages his own lab where ideas on the intersection between arts, design, sciences and technology are researched and developed.


Très lent
Giclée print on Hot Press
Ed. 3 + 1 AP
55 x 39 in


Similitude (National Anthems MX-US)
Print on metallized polyester
Ed. 3 + 1 AP
42.5 x 42.5 in

looming 2

Giclée print on Hot Press
12.5 x 25 in


Natural Order
Giclée print on Hot Press
Ed. 3 + 1 AP
24 x 106 in