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Raúl de Nieves at the Carpenter Center at Harvard

  • Carpenter Center, Level 3, Bookshop 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

Raúl de Nieves is a multi-media artist, performer, and musician. De Nieves was born in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico in 1983, and re-located to the United States in 1993. His body of work encompasses narrative painting, large-scale figurative sculpture, ornamentally crafted garments, and multimedia performance, often with his band Haribo. De Nieves has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad, and was included in the seventy-eighth edition of the Whitney Biennial in 2017 as well as Greater New York at MoMA PS1 in 2015. De Nieves lives in Brooklyn, New York and is represented by Company Gallery, New York.

On view now in Boston’s Fenway is de Nieves’s mural All is One (2018), which depicts the seminal moment of Saint George slaying the Dragon in the mythical legend that illustrates resilience in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. With the story serving as an ongoing metaphor for personal empowerment and service to one’s community more broadly, de Nieves has continuously explored this tale and its themes throughout his career. Originally produced as a watercolor on paper, All is One will come to life at a monumental scale through a building wrap that will cover the entire surface of the wall, standing at 143 feet high.  

In collaboration with Goodman Taft.

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