Mariojosé Ángeles was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1965 and is a visual artist with more than 30 years of experience and international background. In 1982, he began studying Architecture (University Autonomous of Santo Domingo) and three years into the program, he decided to completely change direction and study Painting.
Mariojosé Ángeles has held various collective and individual exhibitions in the Dominican Republic, starting in 1988. After his exhibition "Iconos Caribe" (1997) in the Archaeological Museum of Altos de Chavón, he was selected to participate in the Salon "Grands et Jeunes d'Aujoud' hui" in Paris. From 1998 to 2007 he lived and worked in Brussels, Belgium. In 2000, he studied Sculpture in the Academy of Fine Arts Jean Jacques Belliard, Brussels Belgium. Some recent exhibitions 2018 - Permanent Exhibition Singulart Gallery, Paris. 2018-PHOTOimagen 2018 - Individual photographic exhibition “I dreamed you, I looked for you and I finally found you”, La Vega, Dominican Republic. 2019- BYBLOS collective exhibition of visual arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Mariojosé Ángeles works in different disciplines including painting, photography, fine art digital photography, installation, drawing, graphic design, sculpture. From 2000 to 2004, he was a Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the Kingdom of Belgium, The Netherlands and the European Union. At the moment, he lives and works in the Dominican Republic.
His curatorial work and exhibition and event-organizing background since 1997 include many projects. He recently organized the group show “MASCARILLA”, with 18 participating Dominican artists, whose central axis is the Covid-19 pandemic. He was appointed as the curator of the CROMA curatorial project and representative in the Dominican Republic of the ArteLatAm cultural organization, based in New York City.
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