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Christopher Vazquez (b. 1983) is a Cuban queer artist born in Miami, FL works in Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA. Vazquez is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts in Miami where his experimentation with photography, video and sound developed into a concentration in electronic inter-media studies. Vazquez is known for his multimedia work incorporating photography, video, light and sound that draws inspiration from cultural memory, politics, and the human condition. These pieces have been presented by various institutions including The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; The Bass, Miami; and The Pérez Art Museum, Miami. His practice has been recognized through awards including The Bass Museum Art History Award (2001), Scholastic Arts National Portfolio Gold Key Award (2002).

1983.
Born Miami, Florida
Christopher Vazquez lives and works in Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA

2006.
BFA, New World School of the Arts | University of Florida, Miami, FL

2002.
Design and Architecture Senior High, Miami, Florida

Solo Exhibitions
2007.
Zenith, Buena Vista Building Dacra Project, Miami Design District, FL

Group Exhibitions
2022.
Imminent Mode: US, ARTS at King Street Station, Seattle, WA  
2019.
Suspiria, Cloud Gallery, Seattle, WA  
2014.
Summer Solstice, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
Beat Nite: Exchange Rates, The Vazquez, Brooklyn, NY
2010.
Project Room, Norte Mar, Brooklyn, NY
2007.
Over the Rainbow, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami, FL
2006.
Fight or Flight, Wynwood, FL
The Big Deal, Locust Projects, Wynwood, FL
Summer 06, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Wynwood, FL
Phantasmagoria, Salome Fine Art Gallery, Wynwood, FL
VIP, New World Gallery, Miami, FL
Queens and Kings, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami, FL
2005.
Esplorazioni Visive / Visual Explorations, Palazzo Mediceo, Seravezza, Italy
2004.
Art Basel, New World Gallery, Miami, FL Frenzy, Wynwood, FL
2003.
League of Innovation, Wolfson Campus Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Rising Stars, New World Gallery, Miami, FL
2002.
Optic Nerve IV, Museum of Contemporary Art , Miami, FL
Senior Showcase, The Jackie Hinchey Gallery, Miami, FL
The Looks That’s Say, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
2001.
Thirty Thumbs, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Megacosom, The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

 
Public Collections
Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL
Phatspace Video Library, New South Wales, Australia

Private Collections
William Boucher, Private Collection, Seattle, WA
Patrick Nunn, Private Collection, Seattle, WA
Norte Maar Private Collection, New York, NY
Steven Scuro Private Collection, New York, NY
David Hart Private Collection, New York, NY
John Spencer Private Collection, New York, NY
Brown Davis Private Collection, Miami Beach, FL
Jay Richard DiBiaso Private Collection, Miami, FL
Ray Azcuy Private Collection, Miami, FL
Jerry Chasen Private Collection, Miami, FL

Artist in Residence
Art Center South Florida. Miami Beach, FL
NIW Lab Bass Museum of Art. Miami Beach, FL

Film Festivals
2003. Miami Film Festival. Miami Beach, FL
2002. Optic Nerve IV, Museum of Contemporary Art. Miami, FL

Awards
2002. Scholastic Arts National Portfolio Gold key Award
2001. The Bass Museum Art History Award

Selected Bibliography & Media
Arnold, Sharon. Christopher Vazquez, Imminent Mode:US, Publisher: Public Display Art, Imminent Mode — PublicDisplay.ART

Strangeways, Michael. Imminent Mode Returns For 2022 With Huge Show At King Street Station, Seattle Gay Scene 

Leddick, David. Christopher Vazquez, Nude Male: 21st Century Visions, Publisher: Rizzoli Damiano

Perez, Henry. Artist Spotlight Christopher Vazquez, Miami ArtZine