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Davidoff Art Initiative announces next artists

Raquel Paiewonsky

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Raquel PaiewonskyPolibio Díaz and Raquel Paiewonsky are the next two Dominican artist to be included in the Davidoff Art Residency program. 

On September 17th, the Davidoff Art Initiative announced the next Dominican artists that will take part in the Davidoff art residency program: Polibio Díaz, who will be in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, and Raquel Paiewonsky, who will be in residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany.

polibio_diaz_davidoff_art_residencyAbout Polibio Díaz

Polibio Díaz is the second artist to be sent to the International Studio and Curatorial Program by the Davidoff Art Initiative, and he started his residency the 1st of September until the 30th of November.

Polibio Díaz (born in 1952, Barahona, Dominican Republic) is a contemporary artist who has dedicated himself to working in photography and performance since 2003. He studied photography at the University of Texas A&M, where he graduated from Civil Engineering. His works have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Park La Villette, Paris, Casa de America, Madrid and the Museum of Modert Art, MAM of Santo Domingo. He participated in the Venice Biennal, Havana and the Caribbean, where he received several awards, including the V Caribbean Biennal Publishing Award in 2003 and the First Prize and the first mention in Climate of Casa de las Americas, La Habana 2009.

raquel_paiewonsky_davidoff_art_residencyAbout Raquel Paiewonsky

Raquel Paiewonsky is also the second artist from the Davidoff Art residency program to do her residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, who will start her residency from the 1st of April until the 22nd of June.

Raquel Paiewonsky (born in 1969, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) works across a range of media, including painting, sculpture, installation art and photography. She has been presented at 15 solo exhibitions in the Dominican Republic and the United States, as well as group shows in US, France, Dominican Republic, Brazil. Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Ecuador, and others. Her work is included in international collections that include Daros-Latinoamérica, Zurich, Switzerland; The RISD Museum, Rhode Island; Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic. She has also received the Gran Premio Eduardo León award in 2006, 2008 and 2012, and was included in the XX and the XXII editions of the National Visual Arts Biennial of Santo Domingo. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts (B.F.A) from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

In January 2015, The Davidoff Art Initiative will establish the new artist in residency program here in the Altos de Chavón School of art and Design. We are anxiously awaiting the announcement of the six Dominican artists that will be in residence in our “village of the artists”, in January of next year.

As part of the Davidoff Art Residency, a new Artists-In-Residence facility was designed by architect Adolfo Despradel, director of planning and design for Costasur, and is currently under construction.

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