Luis Gispert


Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 1, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Located at the Southeast Museum of Photography

Blasterettes, from the film still of Stereomongrel, 2005

"...'hyper, supra, and marvelous real' hybridized with the unattainable ideals - both physical and economic - found in hip-hop music videos and fashion magazines." - From Luis Gispert & Jeffrey Reed on "Stereomongrel"



Luis Gispert is an internationally renowned visual artist who creates art through a wide range of media, including photographs, film, sounds, and sculptures, focusing upon hip-hop, youth culture, and Cuban-American history. Gispert comingles biographical narratives with interests in cinema, art history, and urban culture; he is often cited for his deft analysis of cultural symbols and value systems by incorporating objects such as turntables, chrome tire rims, and boom boxes, into functional designs usable in other manners, such as furniture. He first rose to fame due to his well received Chearleaders set of art photographs which he started in 2000 - several of the pics feature chonga style women, and helped to establish congas as a Miami icon, comparable to "ghetto fabulous" imgages. 


Gispert's exhibition "decepción", from 2011, at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York, documents a small subculture of people that craft custom designs from counterfeit materials - including clothes, interiors of homes, and car interiors. 









"These people are hijacking signs of wealth, bastardizing logos and turning them into something completely unique." -Luis Gispert, from The Daily Beast, Counterfeit Fashion Meets High Art by Lizzie Crocker.

 Gucci Gloom, 2011


Gispert earned an MFA at Yale University in 2001, a BFA in Film from Art Institute of Chicago in 1996, and attended Miami Dade College from 1990 to 1992. He has exhibited extensively at museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Royal Academy in London, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, Shanghai MoCA, Shanghai China, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. His work is included in various permanent collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is represented by Mary Boone Gallery, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, OHWOW Gallery and Mallorca Landings. Luis Gispert was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.



ARTIST TALK: Tuesday, July 1, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Located at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Mori Hosseini Building (#1200),

Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114.

This event is free and open to the public.


The appearance of Luis Gispert is made possible by Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist in-Residence Outreach Program.  


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