A man dressed in an executioner’s outfit walks through the forest with a table on his back like a rucksack, in his rucksack he carries a series of items loaded with meaning for a possible eco-whitewashing…
Pedro Déniz – Biography
Artist from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, 1964. Advertising Design Technician at the School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trades of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1987. Long-term multidisciplinary artist. His ideas are thorough, engaged and daring. He has been developing works and experiences since the 1990s, with examples ranging from objectual to installation artworks. He has made forays into photography and video, cultivating performance art, visual poetry and graphic design. His universe is composed of teaching, research, activism and cultural management. Some of his projects have been presented at different biennial exhibitions and festivals: Welcome, at the African Biennial Exhibition of Photography of Bamako, 5th edition (Mali, 2003); III Biennial Exhibition of Lanzarote (Art, landscape and tourism) with the Back-garden project. (Spain, 2005); With his video-action Ajuy, letters to the sun, as part of the multimedia collective project Meeting Point, at the Dakar Biennial Exhibition (Senegal, 2006); Who’s watching? Who can see? XIII International Festival of Digital Arts and Cultures of Gran Canaria, Canariasmediafest, (Spain, 2008); Interactive installation Trench of Thought; at the 10th Havana Biennial Exhibition (Cuba, 2009). His work appears in public collections such as that of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain. Atlantic Centre of Modern Art (CAAM). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain Space C, Camargo, Santander, Spain. Fundación MAPFRE GUANARTEME Collection, Canary Islands, Spain. Moleskine Foundation Collection, Milan, Italy.