Memorias acumuladas / Ángel Delgado




soap, objects, wood

Delgado continues to create work based on his incarceration in the early 1990s, where he began carving soap that was readily available. This installation is made up of 1,000 bars of soap inlaid with mundane objects, such as keys, pins and clamps. Wooden boxes enclose each series of ten similar objects, creating a room-sized display. The multiple soap bars fill the room with the heady scent of citronella.
About the Artist
Ángel Delgado was born in Havana, Cuba and lives in Long Beach, California. He earned his degree at the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana and went on to earn a more advanced degree in Fine Arts at the Higher Institute of the Arts in Havana in 1986.  
Delgado’s work revolves around the freedom of the individual or lack thereof. His artwork is based on the limitations, restrictions, prohibitions, controls and lack of freedoms imposed on human beings within society. He takes everyday life situations and creates them into elaborate paintings, photographs, drawings, videos, installations, and performance art.  
His art has been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally, including Building Bridges Art Exchange, Santa Monica; Aluna Art Foundation, Miami; Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas; Queens Museum, New York; Artane Gallery, Istanbul; Galería Fúcares, Madrid; Haus der Kunst München, Germany; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, throughout Cuba and more. 
Delgado’s art is owned by private collectors, museums and public collections including, Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam; Faber Collection, New York; International Sculpture Center, New Jersey; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; and Perez Art Museum, Miami, among others. 
October 3, 2004 – April 24, 2005
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