Nicolás Dumit Estévez

Nicolás Dumit Estévez is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited and performed extensively in the US as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havanna Biennial, The III International Theatre Festival of Santo Domingo, PERFORMA 05, and others. Awards include the PS1/MoMA National Studio Program, the Lambent Fellowship Program of Tides Foundation, the Michael Richards Fund, a program of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, NYArts Magazine, The Boston Globe, Art Nexus, Flash Art, and in major publications in Mexico, Spain, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. He has been commissioned to create a public intervention for the MacDowell Colony Centennial Celebration in 2007. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Estévez lives and works in the South Bronx.


Selected Honors Awards and Residencies

2007  The MacDowell Colony Centennial, Peterborough, NH (commission/award)
          Jentel Arts (residency)
          The Art/Life Institute, Kingston, NY (residency with Linda Montano)
2006  Urban Artists Initiative, NYC (Grant)
          MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (artist in residence)
          Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (Plumsock Residency)
2005  Michael Richards Fund from LMCC, NYC(grant)
2004  Franklin Furnace Fund For Performance Art, NYC (grant)
          Workspace: 120 Broadway, LMCC, NYC (artist in residence)
          Longwood Arts Project Cyber Residency, Bronx, NY (artist in residence)
2003-2005   Lambent Fellowship Program of Tides Foundation, NYC (grant)
2001-2002   P.S.1/MoMA, The National Studio Program, NYC (artist in residence)


Selected Solo Exhibitions and Performances

2007  Pleased to Meet You, presented as part of the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire and as part of Idensitat, Calaf, Spain
2005 -06  For Art's Sake, public intervention developed for Franklin Furnace and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Presented with collaborating institutions: El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Jersey City Museum, The National Museum of the American Indian, Longwood Arts Project and The Center for Book Arts 
2004   The Passerby Museum (in collaboration with María Alós), Universidad Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City
Rehearsed, Hostos Community College, Longwood Art Project, Bronx, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances 
2007  The Prague Quadrennial, Czech Republic, Prague
2006  Plataforma 01, Puebla, Mexico
          Tropicalisms, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
          Intersections, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI
          This Skin I'm in: Contemporary Dominican Art from El Museo's           

          Merengue: The Visual Codes, Museo del Barrio, NYC
          IX Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba
          The Only Book, The Center for Book Arts, NYC
2005  CAFKA 05 – Ex Industria), Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
          Madrid Abierto, Madrid, Spain
          Freedom Salon, Deitch Projects, NYC (in collaboration with Mel Chin)

Selected Bibliography (U.S.)

Genocchio, Benjamin, –œDown by the River,– The New York Times, NY (September 2006)
Cotter, Holland, –œE7,– The New York Times, NY (September 2006)
Genocchio, Benjamin, –œTristate Talent Search Hits a High Note,– The New York Times, NY (August 2006)
Bischoff, Dan, –œArtists on the Rise,– The Star Ledger, NJ (August 2006)
Morrison, Mandy, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, NYARTS, NYC (August 2006)
Cotter, Holand, –œArt in Review,– The New York Times (February 27, 2004)

2000 Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA







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