Adrián Melis

1985, La Habana


Adrian Melis currently lives in Barcelona. Adrian Melis takes as a starting point the current socio-economic circumstances in Cuba and in Europe. Based on issues such as unemployment, bureaucratic inefficiency and political corruption, the artist creates mechanisms in which the stories of third parties are integrated into the execution of his work. Its methodology introduces ironic and absurd qualities into the works while allowing the manifestation of certain elements through their absence. Melis graduated in 2010 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba. He obtained a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam between 2014 and 2015. Among the individual exhibitions of Adrian Melis is Selective Memory, in ADN Galeria, Barcelona (2018); Absolute silence does not exist, Cerezales Foundation, León (2018); Surplus Production Line, ADN Gallery, Barcelona (2015); STOCK, MAS – Museum of Modern Art of Santander (2013). His work is present in public and private collections, including: MAS Santander (Spain), MACBA Barcelona (Spain), Collection Alain Servais (Belgium), Collection Lemaître (France), Collection A. de Galbert (France), Collection Teixeiras da Freitas (Portugal).

Last update: October 17th, 2019.