Enrique Martínez Celaya
born in Cuba, 1964
lives and works in Florida
Born in Cuba and raised in Spain and Puerto Rico, Enrique Martínez Celaya lives and works in Florida. Martínez Celaya studied Applied Physics and electrical engineering and pursued a Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and received his M.F.A from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Martínez Celaya has created projects for art venues such as the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig and the Miami Art Museum as well as non-visual art institutions such as the Berliner Philharmonie and St. Mary's Church in Limerick, Ireland.
In 1998 he founded the publishing house Whale & Star, which publishes books in the areas of art, poetry, art practice and critical theory.. His artwork is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig and others.
Latest exhibitions include Boca Raton Museum of Art, „An Unfinished Conversation: Collecting Enrique Martínez Celaya“, (2009-2010), Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, „Nomad“ (2007) as well as Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Leipzig, „Schneebett“ (2006).
29.4. - 30.5.2010
Changin the World
(Group exhibition at ARNDT Berlin)