Amalia Caputo, 1964.
Bachelor in Art and Art History from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, MFA in Studio Art/ Photography at New York University and the International Center of Photography.
Caputo has devoted to her career as a photo and video based artist, dealing with multiple subjects regarding mostly the body as the core of her work. She concentrates into exploring in depth the medium itself, along with the presence of the corporeal or its absence, in ways that it can be related to a variety of concepts such as time, art history, memory, narrative, theatricality, and ultimately, as an archive of ideas.
Her thoughts about photography convey it’s duality, being both, a narrative or a non-narrative tool, always as an intermediate between the thought and the action of clicking, and registering/choosing a specific frame, such as one could say that the paintbrush is the extension of the brain for a painter, or the pen for the writer.
In her most recent photo and videos, she has addressed the concerns of art history, memory, cultural icons, domesticity and the obsessive/compulsive as a stigma of our times.
Since 1989 Amalia Caputo has exhibited widely in museums and galleries in her native Caracas, also in Barcelona, Miami, London, Mexico, New York, Taipei, DC, to name a few. In 2006 she showcased a solo exhibition "Fe, Cuerpo y Artificio", curated by Costanza De Rogatis, at the Museo Alejandro Otero in Caracas and Museo de Arte Acarigua Araure, in Venezuela. In 2010 had a solo exhibition "Tableaux" at Dot Fifty One Gallery, in Miami.
She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Her work is represented in various public and private collections including those of the Galeria de Arte Nacional in Caracas Venezuela, the Fundación Banco Mercantil Collection in Caracas, Museum of Latin American Art - Molaa, in LA, and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection and the Arturo and Liza Mosquera in Miami, among others.
Lives and works in Miami, Florida, since August 2003.
Transferencias, curated by Lorena González, Centro Cultural La Caja Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela (Upcoming in November, 2012)
Amalia Caputo -Obra reciente, Galería ArTepuy, Caracas, Venezuela (Upcoming in November, 2012)
El beso, Art @ Work, Mosquera Art space, Miami Fl
Tableaux , Dot Fifty One Gallery, Project Room, Miami, Fl.
Fe, cuerpo y artificio. Obra reciente de Amalia Caputo, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela.
Traveling show to Museo de Arte Acarigua Araure, Venezuela, August – November 2007.
Masculinefemenine, Oolong Alternative Space, Barcelona, Spain.
Quilt Convent of Sant Agustí, 10ª Primavera Fotográfica, Barcelona, Spain.
Somatic, 80 Washington Sq. East Gallery, NYC, USA.
Group exhibitions (selected)
Memories of the Oikos: The House Re-presented, curated by Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos, Centro Cultural Español, Miami, Florida
Women´s Perspectives. Group exhibition at Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, Florida
Unresolved Circumstances, Video Art from Latin América, Curated by Idurre Alonso and Cecilia Fajardo-Hill,
Museum of Latin American Art, Molaa, Long Beach, California.
Collective show, curated by Lorena González for Galería Artepuy, FIA Caracas, Venezuela.
After Process, Pip Brandt, Amalia Caputo, Patricia Figueroa, Dinorah Rodríguez de Jesús and Odalis Valdivieso,
curated by Denise Delgado, Miami Beach Regional Public Library, Miami Beach, Fl.
Inside-Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection,
curated by Simon Baker and Tanya Barson,Tate Modern, CIFO, Miami, Florida
BANG! II Barcelona Art Mooving Festival, Punt Multimédia, Barcelona, Spain.
NW MIAMI 2010- as part of the collective Talking Heads Transmitters- THT, Curated by René Morales and Peter Boswell, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA.
Dentro y estando fuera – Galería Artepuy for FIA Caracas, Venezuela.
Dialogues: Chapters of Latin American Art in the MOLAA Permanent Collection,
curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California
Imperfect Archives, Collective show, 801 Space, Miami, Fl.
Ocupa, works by Amalia Caputo, Odalis Valdivieso, and Eugenia Vargas Pereira, Farside Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
Dwell, Summer group show, Douz and Mille, Washington D.C.
Photoshopping and more: MOLAA Collects Photo-Based Art. Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, USA
Morsel, Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Survival of the Fittest, Art Rouge Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
Photo Buenos Aires, Kunsthaus Santa Fe, Booth 25, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Auction Exhibition 07, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, USA
ArtDC, Kunsthaus Miami, Booth 238, Washington DC, USA
The Model at Hand, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, USA
Aqua Art Fair, Lemonsky Projects + editions, Art Basel Miami Beach, USA
In the loop, Douz & Mille at DIVA, Digital and Video Art Fair, NYC, USA
Arteamericas art fair, Kunsthaus Miami Contemporary Art Space, Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, Florida, USA
Witnesses… Kunsthaus Miami Contemporary Art Space, works of Florencio Gelabert, Nelson Gutierrez, Amalia Caputo, Ronald Moran & Guido Albi Marini, Miami, Florida, USA
4X Fotografías de Luis Brito, Amalia Caputo, Jorge Parra y Antolin Sanchez, Spazio Zero, Caracas, Venezuela.
Scope London, Douz & Mille, St..Martins Lane, London, UK
III Salon Exxonmobil, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Open Vessel, Oldowan Projects Space, Works of Amalia Caputo, Alessandra Fonseca and Stephan Tugrul. Curated by Simone Porto. Miami, Florida, USA
Ephemeral Trends III, Arteaméricas Art Fair, Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami, Florida USA
Big Chill, Space + Douz & Mille, Washington DC, USA
Miami Sites 04, Lummus Park, Curated by William Keddell and Brook Dorsch for Art Basel 2004, Miami, Florida. USA
Extremities. Amalia Caputo & Eugenio Espinoza.Douz & Mille, Potomac, Md, USA
63rd Arturo Michelena Biennial, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela
Photo NY Fair. Grapa Contemporary Art, NY, NY, USA
VIII International Cuenca Biennial, Central Bank Museum, Cuenca, Ecuador. Invited by Independent Curator Maria Elena Ramos to represent Venezuela among Alexander Apóstol and Juan Araujo
Tunnel Vision/ Art Basell & Art Miami, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
PhotoSeptember, Festival of Light, Ateneo de Caracas- Embassade du France, Caracas, Venezuela
Fragment & Universe. Centro Cultural Corp Banca, Curated by María Elena Ramos, Caracas, Venezuela
No hay línea. Group Show. Grapa Studio of Art, Curated by Sandra Colmenares, Miami Florida, USA
59th Arturo Michelena Biennial, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela
Four Venezuelan Photographers from Abroad: Angela Bonadies, Amalia Caputo, Marianna Collet & Marisela
LaGrave, Art al Rec Gallery ( Now Alicia Ventura Gallery) Barcelona, Spain
Fundación Itaca/Funón EAPN, Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain
12 Artists From The Michelena, Galleries of the Industrial Banc Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela
New Art - Art al Rec Gallery, Barcelona Sants Hotel , Spain
IV Christian Dior Biennial of Visual Arts, Curated by Luis Angel Duque ,Centro Cultural Corp Banca, Caracas, Venezuela
57th Arturo Michelena Biennial, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela
56th Arturo Michelena Biennial, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela
A selection of the V Biennial of Guayana, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
V Biennial de Arte de Guayana, Museo Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolívar, Curated by Ruth Auerbach, Venezuela
III Salon Pirelli , Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber
Tallers Oberts, Centre Cìvic Pati Llimona, Barcelona, Spain
Performance and Installation in collaboration with Claudia Costa
Anatomies of the Soul, Espai 13, Curated by Ferran Barenblit, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
The furor of change, Curated by Kathleen McQueen, Pulse Art Gallery, NYC, USA
II Salon Pirelli, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imbe Curated by María Luz Cárdenas and Luis Angel Duque, Caracas,Venezuela
Cross Section. New York SoHo Biennial, 473 Broadway, NYC, USA. Curated by Mark Hungerbueler
Sangre de mi Sangre, Centro de la Imagen, Curated by Patricia Mendoza, México D.Féxico
Self Identity and Portraiture, Curated by Laurie de Chiara, Rosemberg Gallery, NYU, NYC, USA
III National Salon of Young Photographers, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Venezuela
National Biennial of Young Photographers, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Venezuela
Miami Art Sites, Curated by William Keddell and Brook Dorsch, Lummus Park, Miami, Florida, USA
Arte por el Sí, Mural in Chacao neighborhood, Caracas made by several artists on the ocassion of the Referendum in Venezuela
Art around the Park, Tompkins Square Park, NY, NY
Reviews and bibliography (selected)
Amalia Caputo, la valentía de sus imágenes incómodas, by Adriana Herrera, Palante Magazine, July 2011
Fotografía en Cifo: la cercanía entre lo evidente y lo vedado, by Adriana Herrera, El Nuevo Herald, March 06, 2011.
Inside Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection. Catalog essay for the exhibition by Simon Baker and Tanya Barson, December 2010.
Amalia Caputo and Jose Luis Landet by Janet Batet, Art Nexus Magazine # 77, August 2010
Jose Luis Landet y Amalia Caputo, diálogos a puerta abierta entre el artista y el arte by Adriana Herrera, El Nuevo Herald, Miami, January 20, 2010
Tres habitaciones propias llenas de ficción en Farside by Adriana Herrera, Artes & Letras, El Nuevo Herald, Miami, September 13, 2009
Amalia Caputo by Sonia Casanova, Art Nexus, #65, June-September, Miami Florida, USA 2007
Fé, cuerpo y Artificio by Costanza di Rogatis. Catalog essay for solo exhibition,Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas Noviembre 2006
Amalia Caputo. El cuerpo del cuerpo by Xiomara Moreno, Revista Veintiuno, Caracas, Venezuela, Junio-Julio 2005
62 Salón Arturo Michelena by Freddy Carreño, Arte Al Dia Newespaper, Caracas, Venezuela, December 2004
Three Venezuelans at the VIII Cuenca Biennial by Maria Elena Ramos, Venezuelanalitica.com, June 2004
The body's memory, the city's transfiguration, the reflection of art about itself by María Elena Ramos in Arte al Dia Newspaper, Caracas, Venezuela, June 2004
Catalogue for the V Biennial of Guayana, Jesus Soto Museum, Guayana City, Published May 2004
Catalogue for the VIII International Cuenca Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador. April 2004
21 Venezuelan Photographers by Adriana Gibbs, Estampas Magazine, El Universal Newspaper, Caracas, Venezuela, February 2004
Tunnel Vision: A Contemporary Odyssey by Lilia Fontana, Arte al Día Magazine # 101, Miami Florida, USA, February 2004
Parody, bodies and movie. About the recent work of Angela Bonadies, Amalia Caputo and Lisbeth Salas. By Carlos E. Palacios. Extracámara magazine # 22, 2003
21 Venezuelan Women Photographers by Maria Teresa Boulton, Editorial Arte, Caracas Venezuela, 2003
Fragment & Universe by Sonia Casanova, Art Nexus # 48 April-June Miami Florida, USA. 2003
Fragment and Universe by María Elena Ramos, Venezuelanalitica.com, Februray 2003
Aesthetics of the Fragmentary by María Elena Ramos, Verbigracia at El Universal Newspaper, October 26th, Caracas, Venezuela, 2002
Amalia Caputo studies the human body through photography by Marie Claire Uberqoi ,El Mundo Newspaper, , Barcelona Spain, January 11, 2001
Constructivism and erotism in the Michelena, Literary Body, El Nacional Newspaper by Ricardo Bello, January 4th, Caracas Venezuela, 2000
Scandalous Good Art by Ruben Witzoski, El Nacional Newspaper, Cultural Pages, October 25th Caracas Venezuela, 1998
Deconstructivism: a path tor re-starting by Sandra Pinardi, Extracámara Magazine # 3 April-June, Caracas, Venezuela 1995
Portfolio of Amalia Caputo by Sonia Casanova, Estilo Magazine, 6th year # 25, Caracas Venezuela 1995.
MA in Arts in Photography, New York University/International Center of Photography NY, USA.
BA in Art History & Theory, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela.
Grants, awards & fellowships
2006 Juried Resident Artist, South Florida Art Center, Miami, USA.
2004 Juan Lovera Award, 62º Salón Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela.
2003 Fellowship for Editorial Project, CONAC - Consejo Nacional de la Cultura, Venezuela.
1999 Braulio Salazar Award, 57th Salón Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela.
1998 Henrique Avril Award, 56º Salón Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela.
1995 CREA Grant for the Arts, Polar Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela.
1992-1995 Fundayacucho Scholarship for MA at NYU/ ICP, USA.
Teaching and lectures
Guest Instructor at Miami Art Central, Digital Photography courses, Miami, Fl, USA.
Guest Lecturer at American Intercontinental University, Plantation, Florida, USA.
Guest Lecturer with Rafael Badía about Art and Photo Editing, Altaír Bookstore, Barcelona Spain.
Photography Instructor at The photography Centre at the Can Basté Centre Civic, Montserrat, Barcelona
Summer Art Resident Instructor at Can Serrat, Monsterrat, Spain.
Guest Lecturer at Imagomundi Photography Institute, Caracas,Venezuela.
Lecturer at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela.
Public and private collections
Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela.
Colección Fundación Banco Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela.
Alejandra Ellenberg Collection, Barcelona, Spain.
Samuel Wagner Collection, Miami, Florida, USA.
Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami, Florida, USA.
Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela.
Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Caracas,Venezuela.
Museum of Latin American Art – Molaa, Long Beach, California, USA.