Artists

Caracas, Venezuela (1952)

José Armando García, Nanín, is a visual artist, museographer, musician and art restorer of constructivist and kinetic art. He studies plastic arts at the School of Champertier in Paris, France (1978-1981) and architecture at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo en la Universidad Central de Venezuela (1981-1986). He assists artist Carlos Cruz-Diez in Paris (1978-1981) and in Caracas (1981-1991).

From then, he works in the area of museum design and production. He has participated as museographer in national and international exhibitions such as the design and installation of Venezuela's participation in the XXI and the XXVI Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Brazil, with artists Alejandro Otero, Ana María Mazzei, Jesús Soto, Gego, Mario Abreu and Carlos Cruz-Diez.

Among his individual and collective exhibitions, the following stand out: Salón Arturo Michelena, Valencia (1981); “Proceso y concepto”, Galería de Arte Ángel Boscán, Universidad Central de Venezuela (1983); “Treinta y tres gráficas, escrituras’, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela (1985); Primera Bienal de Guayana, homenaje a Alejandro Otero (1987); “Lectura”, Galería Graphic/CB2, Caracas (1991); “Código”, “Mega exposición II del Arte Venezolano”, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas (2004); Centro de Arte de Maracaibo Lía Bermúdez, Maracaibo (2006); “Partituras”, Galería Graphic Art, Caracas (2006); Salón D’Autonne, Paris (2007); Artbo, Bogota (2006); “Nanín”, Espacio Meyer Zafra, Paris (2008); “Comparaisons”, Grand Palais, Paris (2008) ; “Pixeles”, Galería Gabriela Benaim, Caracas (2009).