Manny Prieres

Artist Bio

Manny Prieres was born in Madrid in 1972. He immigrated with his parents (originally from Guantánamo, Cuba) to Miami. After graduating from Miami International University of Art & Design. He open (with Leyden Rodriguez Casanova and Jose Reyes) one of the first artists run space called Box that ran from 1997 to 2004. Box was adjacent to another D.I.Y collective called Space Cadet Records. The proximity of these two spaces created an environment that inspired discourse and collaboration that was lacking and helped coalesce a creative community within Miami in the mid 90s.

Prieres has shown work at venues in Auckland, Mexico City, New York, Istanbul, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Miami. He was an artist-in-residence at Cannonball (formerly LegalArt) Miami. Prieres was featured prominently in the New Works group exhibition at the Miami Art Museum (renamed Pérez Art Museum Miami) in 2010. He has been featured in publications including Art Papers, Art Nexus, El Nuevo Herald, Installation Magazine and Whitehot Magazine.

In 2013, Prieres’ had his first museum solo exhibition, It Was A Pleasure to Burn, was staged at The Bass Museum of Art, Miami. In 2015 Prieres was one of the artists picked for Dialogues in Cuban Art. The main thrust of this exchange initiative is to provide a discursive platform and opportunities for artist-to-artist encounters between Cuban-American artists in The United States and their Cuban counterparts in Havana. Prieres lives and works in Los Angeles.

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Madrid, Spain
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Meet in the Place Where There is No Darkness, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA, May 5th – June 17th, 2017

2016

SURFACE TO AIR. Art & Culture Center / Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

2013

IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN. Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

2012

LOCK THEM OUT AND BAR THE DOOR. LOCK THEM OUT FOREVERMORE.
Spinello Projects, Miami, FL

2009

WHAT WE DO IS SECRET. Spinello Projects, Miami, FL

2006

WE WILL FAULTER. Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, FL

2002

SAFE. Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Project Room), Coral Gables, FL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

ANALOG WATCH. CES Gallery Los Angeles, CA

2015

SHARP CONTRAST. Boehm Gallery at Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
HUMAN OCCULT POWERS. Circuit 12, Dallas, TX

2013

CLASSROOM NO. 203. Curated by Anthony Spienllo, Cutlog, New York, NY

2012

COURSE/DISCOURSE. The Park School, Baltimore, MD
HELP/LESS. Curated by Chris Habib, Printed Matter, New York. NY
PERFECT LOVERS. Curated by Anthony Spienllo, White Box, New York, NY
COLLECTION REHANG. Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
JOIN, Spinello Projects, Miami. FL

2011

FOUR MINUTES, THIRTY-THREE SECONDS. Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Legal Art Miami, FL
HIS WIFE & HER LOVER. Primary Projects, Miami, FL

2010

NEW WORK MIAMI 2010. Curated by Peter Boswell, Assistant Director for Programs/Senior Curator, and René Morales, Associate Curator. Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

2009

THE PAPER CHASE, curated by Aaron Bondaroff and Al Moran. OH-WOW & Play Thing.
Auckland, New Zealand
DEBRA AND DENNIS SCHOLL’S COLLECTION. Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Miami, FL
CONFECTION. Curated by Pres Rodriguez, OH-WOW, Miami, FL

2007

MIAMI CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: CREATING A SCENE. Curated by Gean Moreno Art Center,
Miami, FL
UNDERTOW: A SURVEY OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONTEMPORARY ART.
University College of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey
LIFE SIZE. Scion Installation L.A., Los Angeles, CA
PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS. Curated by Gean Moreno, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2004

DRAWING CONCLUSIONS 2. Curated by Nina Aries, Rocket Projects, Miami, FL

2002

NO SHOW. Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

2001

MIAMI ART EXCHANGE JURIED EXHIBITION: “UNAFFILIATED BASEL SHOW.
Organized by Bernice Steinbaum, Miami, FL
HOME WRECKERS. Curated by William Cordova, Eugenia Vargas’ Home Show Series, Miami, FL

2000

ROBOT. Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

PROJECTS / SYMPOSIUMS / WORKSHOPS & TALKS

2016

Dialogues in Cuban Art, An artist exchange program between Miami & Havana. Program: Phase 2, Symposium Panel II, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

2015

SHARP CONTRAST. Artist Panel, Boehm Gallery at Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
Dialogues in Cuban Art, An artist exchange program between Miami & Havana. Program: Phase 1, Symposium Panel I, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba.

2010

New Work Miami 2010, Artist Lecture Series, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

2008

Sympathy For The Devil, Lecture Series, MOCA at North Miami, Miami, FL

2007

People Under the Stairs, Artist Panel, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

1997-2004

One of the founders of Box, an artist run exhibition space, Miami, FL

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley, Art F City, “Material Art Fair: The Most Important Art Event of the Year for Artists” February 5, 2016

Moret, Installation Magazine, “On The Fringe” Issue 02, 2013

Rob Guyanese, White hot Magazine, “Lock Them Out and Bar the Door. Lock Them Out Forevermore.”, December, 2012

Emily Nathan, artnet.com, “Footloose and Fancy-Free” March, 2012

Gean Moreno, Art Papers, “A Peace Understanding Dosn’t Broker” January, 2010

Carlos Suarez De Jesus, Miami New Times, “Art Walk, Anyone?” September 8, 2009

Janet Batet, El Nuevo Herald “Manny Prieres: identidad, arte y liturgia” September 6, 2009

Alfredo Triff, Miami Bourbaki “Manny Prieres: What We Do Is Secret” September 5, 2009

Thomas Hollingworth and Richard Haden, Artlurker “Hyperculture, Whirl Crash Go! and What We Do Is Secret” August 31, 2009

wetheat.tv, “Studio Drive By, Season 1” 2009

Alfredo Triff, Sunpost, “The Kids Are Just All Right,” July, 2007

Alfredo Triff, El Nuevo Herald, “El Arte Que Nos Merecemos,” February 2, 2007

Carlos Suarez De Jesus, Miami New Times, “Found in the Fun House,” February 1, 2007

Amir H. Fallah, Beautiful Decay, “…Is The Public Enemy,” June, 2006

Alfredo Triff, Miami New Times, “Current Art Shows,” June 10, 2004

Alfredo Triff, Miami New Times, “Gregvugaris at Dorsch,” September 13, 2002

Martinez Mercado, El Nuevo Herald, “Stay Tuned, papr ver,” January, 2002

Michael Betancourt, Miami Art Exchange,”Violent Nights Motel,” November 14, 2002

Eugenio Espinosa, Art Nexus, “Arte Actual,” 2000

Armondo Alvarez Bravo, El Nuevo Herald, “Arte Actual En Coral Gables,” 2000

Soren Triff, El Nuevo Herald, “Asalto De La Imaginación,” 2000

Paola Arencibia, The Miami Herald, “Artist Think Outside The Box,” 2000

 

PUBLICATIONS

Miami Contemporary Artists Paul Clemence and Julie Davidow, intro
by Elisa Turner Schiffer Publishing, 2007

 

RESIDENCIES

2010 – 2011

Cannonball, Miami, Live/Work Residency Program

 

PUBLIC COLLECTION

The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

 

EDUCATION

Miami International University of Art & Design