Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico. He went on to doctoral level coursework in Education, and Comparative Religion at New York University. In 1982, he traveled to India, China and Japan to study art, literature and the cultural history of these regions. He studied photography with Jan Jurasek and attended the School of Visual Arts and the Maine Photographic Workshop.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011

SLUCAG - Southeastern. Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery, Louisiana, United States (Curated by Dale Newkirk)

2009

Displacement, Dislocation and Encounter. Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, United States

2008

Tierra de Mudos. New York Photo Festival, Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, New York
Body to Body. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

2007

Diálogos. Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

2006

Selected Works, Galerie Lina Davidov, Paris, France
Liquids and Signs. Espacio Proyecto ACE , Buenos Aires, Argentina
Liquids and Signs. Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

Selected Works. Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
El Ojo Ajeno. Photography Center, Lima, Peru
Liquids and Signs. Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States

2004

Liquids and Signs, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, United States

2003

Requiem for / by a Culture. Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
L.A. International Biennial Art Invitational. Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Ancestros. Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
Borders. Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, United States

2001

Body and Memory. Installation, Galeria Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Recent Works. Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, United States
Selected Works. Galería de Arte Contemporáneo David Pérez-Mac Collum, Guayaquil, Ecuador

2000

Cultura-Natura, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Recent Works. Photography/Installation, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas, United States

1999

The House of Souls. Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States
The House of Souls. Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

1997

Body and the Bird. Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Cuenca Biennial,Cuenca Ecuador

1996

Body and the Bird. Galería Botello, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1994

The Self Portrait and Extended Body. Galería Botello, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1993

The Realm of Waiting. Hostos Gallery, Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York, United States

1992

The Realm of Waiting. Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

1991

Victor Vazquez’s Photography. Galería Latinoamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1989

Rites. Galería Latinoamericana, Photography Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rites. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

1987

Eloquences : China and Its People, Liga de Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1986

Eloquences : China and Its People, Galeria Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Selected Group Exhibitions

2011

Phantoms, Shadows and Phenomena, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, Ohio, United States (Curated by Petra Kralickova)
The Dinning Room Project, Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, United States (Curated by Marcus Cain)
ArtBo Art Fair, Bogotá, Colombia
Art Miami, Miami, Florida, United States

2010

Philigráfica, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia
Out of Focus, MoLaa Museum, Long Beach, L.A., United Stated

2009

PHOTOSHOPPING. Museum of Latin American Art, Molaa, Los Angeles
El Golem. Point Of Contact Gallery, Syracuse University, United States
Art Miami Art Fair.,Juan Ruiz Gallery, Miami Fl, United States
Human Geography. Museum Of America, Washintong DC,United States
Fia Caracas. Juan Ruiz Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

2008

CIRCA International Contemporary Art Fair, Walter Otero Gallery, Puerto Rico

2007

Faccia Lei. Spazio Thetis, Arsenale. 52nd International Art Exhibition Venezia Italia.

2006

Rewind..Rewind…Puerto Rican Art Video, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Present Art XII, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States
Reality (i) reality- Biennial, XIV Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografía 2006, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gigantografías, Fachada del Palais de Glace. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Muestra Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Foto Miami, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States
Feria Arte América, Galeria Juan Ruiz , Miami, Florida, United States

2005

Galerie Lina Davidov, Paris, France
FIA, Galeria Juan Ruiz , Caracas, Venezuela
Classical and Contemporary Art Fair of Chicago, Galeria Juan Ruiz , Chicago, United States
Feria Arte América, Walter Otero Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States
Galerie Parisud , Art Paris, Paris, France
L.A Art Fair, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States
ARCO, International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

2004

Assassins of the Mirror: The Body and the Writing, Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Miami Art Fair, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States

2003

Foto L.A., Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States
Only Skin Deep, International Center of Photography, New York, United States
Art Basel, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States

2002

Paris - Photo, Galerie Baudoin Lebon , Paris, France
Hot City, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States
Photography as Concept, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Noorderlicht Foto Festival, Fries Museum, The Nertherlands
Art has no Homeland but the Artist does, Photo Biennial, Museum of Fine Arts and Rice University Media Center, Houston, Texas, United States

2001

Latin Artists Photographers, The Lehigh University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Museo del Barrio, Nueva York, United States
Art in Puerto Rico Across Time, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2000

New Perspectives in Photography, San Antonio Gallery, San Antonio Art University, Texas, United States
Puerto Rico in Paris, Maison de l’UNESCO, Paris, France
Puerto Rican Art 2001, Instituto de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999

Soul / Searching, Rockford Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Twenty Years, Galeria Botello, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tracing time: Photogravure – Eight Latin American Photographers, Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont, MADC, San José, Costa Rica

1998

Four Latin American Artists, Sicardi Gallery, Houston,Texas, United States
Small Format, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1997

L.A. International Biennial Art Invitational, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States
ARCO, International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
Sixth Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba
American Voices, Smithsonian Art Gallery, Washington D.C., United States
Art Chicago Fair, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States

1996

Recents Works, Galería Botello, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fotoseptiembre, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico, D.F., Mexico
Fotoseptiembre, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1995

Still Life: Body as Objet in Contemporary Photography, American Society, Nueva York, United States
International Photo Meeting (Photography Biennial), Sao Paulo, Brazil,
3rd National Competition of Plastic Arts, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Adquisition Price)
Island Journey, Hostos Gallery, Hostos Communitty College, Bronx, New York, United States
Cross Roads, 6 Latin American Photographers, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru

1994

Small Format, Galeria Luiggi Marrozzini, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Latin American Photography Meeting, Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas, Venezuela
V Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba
Caribbean Art Today, Document Halle, Kassel, Germany
FotoFest (Photography Biennial), Houston, Texas, United States
Olympic Art, Chase Manhattan Bank Exhibit Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
ARTIS: Images against AIDS, Paris, France / Barcelona, Spain

1993

Greetings to the Tenth Biennial of Latin American Prints, Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
First National Plastic Arts Show, Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Carnival: Traditions, Myths and Magic, Galería Normandie, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1992

Foto’92, Museo Latinoamericano del grabado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ninety Years of Puerto Rican Still Life, Galería Latinoamericana, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1991

First National Competition of Plastic Arts, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1990

Puerto Rican exhibition against Hunger, Chase Manhattan Bank Exhibition Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Photo’90, Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rites and Sacrifices, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

1989

Images of Silence, Itinerant exhibition, in the Caribbean, United States and Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Paris.

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Awards

Honorable Mention, Cuenca Biennial, International Association of Art Critics, Puerto Rican Chapter

Angel Ramos Foundation, Prize of adquisition, for "Flowers for a Death", Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Best Book Award for The Realm of Waiting, International Association of Art Critics, Puerto Rican Chapter

National Endowment for the Arts

Scholarship for Graduate Studies from New York University and New York State for Study Abroad in India, China and Japan

Fellowship from Seton Hall University, New Jersey, United States

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Collections

Artium Center, Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo,Victoria Gasteiz, Spain
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (MOAFL), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, United States
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Argentina
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Smithsonian Institution, OAS Art Museum, Washington D.C., United States
Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
Casa Las Américas, Havana, Cuba
Lehigh Photography Collection, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
ARTIS, Paris, France
Museo del Barrio, New York, United States
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Museum of Art Los Angeles (MOLAA), Los Angeles, United States
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Point of Contac Gallery Syracuse University, Unites States
Fundacion América, Chile Santiago
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, Paris, France

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Comissioned Works

Resident Artist, Painted Bodies, American Foundation, Santiago, Chile
ARCO, International Contemporary Art Fair, Recorridos Fotográficos Arco, Madrid, Spain, Curated by Octavio Zaya
Rites, Installation, Fotofest, Houston, Texas, United States
The Realm of Waiting, ARTIS, Paris, France
Public Installation, "La barca de barro", commissioned by the Goverment of Puerto Rico

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