every measure of zero (for Jack Whitten)
Bronx, New York
Ronny Quevedo (b. 1981, Guayaquil, Ecuador) received an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from Cooper Union. Quevedo's work has been exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, the Albright Knox Gallery, Foxy Productions, Upfor Gallery, James Fuentes Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Queens Museum. Solo presentations include Silueta at the Rubber Factory and no hay medio tiempo / there is no halftime at Queens Museum. Group exhibitions include Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art at the Whitney Museum and the traveling exhibition Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly. His work has been reviewed in Artforum and Hyperallergic and is held in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and Albright Knox Gallery. His work is highlighted in Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, Politics by Arlene Davila.
Joan Mitchell Fellowship
My visual language incorporates topographies that echo the strategies of pathfinding utilized by migrants. The movement of bodies, like those of constellations, posit geography and space as liminal positions, like players in space. The improvisational movements in sports act as a metaphor for a persistence on survival by constantly adapting to one’s changing environments. By incorporating games, I invoke an architectural and narrative space where boundaries are malleable, limits are negotiable, and competition is a generative force for evolving identities.”