Luis Romero (b 1967, Caracas, Venezuela) is a Visual Artist, Curator and Editor. He has exhibited his work in his native Venezuela and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Latin America and Europe. To name only a few: Projectruimen Centrum, Rijksakademie Amsterdam; “Siete”, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela; “Blac & Hi”, Galería Fernando Zubillaga, Caracas; “Pulgar”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MUSAC), Castilla y León, Spain; “Obertura”, Oficina#1, Caracas; “Cosmos”, Nube Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and “Hipernova”, Diablo Rosso, Panamá. Group Exhibitions: 2002 IV Bienal Internacional de Dibujo, Drill Hall Gallery Camberra, Australia 2004 Bienal Internacional del Caribe. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana y PR04. Proyectos M&M. Rincón Puerto Rico, 2005 “Uno a la vez”. Colección Mercantil, MACZUL. Maracaibo, Venezuela, “Jump Cuts: Venezuelan Contemporary Art”. Americas Society. New York, USA. y “Colección Cisneros”. Museo Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. 2006 “Don’t Trust”. UCLA. Los Angeles, California, USA 2007 “Jump Cuts: Venezuelan Contemporary Art”, Colección Mercantil. CIFO. Miami, USA. , “Cart(a)jena. Intervenciones Urbanas”. Cartagena, Colombia y “Documenta 12 Magazines”. Kassel, Alemania 2008 CIFO Grants & Commissions Programs Award. Miami, USA 2009 Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan Puerto Rico. Arsenal, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2011 en la 8a Bienal de Mercosur: Ensaios de Geopoética”. Porto Alegre,
Luis has received awards from CIFO Grants & Commissions Programs Award, Miami; Unesco-Aschberg Bursary, Rijsakaemie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Exxon-Mobile, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela and others. He has also participated in the following residencies: Nes Art Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland; Orientation Trip Bamako-Dakar-Casablanca, Prince Claus Fonds; Gasworks’ Studios, London, UK; Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Holland, amongst others.
In 1994 he curated the exhibition “Indice”, at Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas. From 1999 – 2010 he was the Editor in Chief of “Pulgar”, magazine for contemporary art. In 2000 he organized the 1st. International Workshop for Artists LA LLAMA, Tacata, Edo. Miranda, Venezuela, and was its Director from 2000-2004 (residencies and artistic exchange). From 2003-2013 he created and directed the project “Tipos Móviles “. In 2005 he co-founded Oficina #1, independent space for Contemporary Art in Caracas, where he has organized and curated more than 60 exhibitions and remain its Director to this day. From 2013-2015 he became a member of the board of the graphic artists associated Taller TAGA, Caracas.
In 2015 he will also participate in a solo exhibition “Aenciclopedia” at Sala Mendoza, Caracas, and an anthological exhibition of his work at the Sala TAC of Caracas, Venezuela, in 2016. He lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela