Adán Vallecillo (Danlí, Honduras, 1977), studied art and sociology in Honduras and Puerto Rico. His artistic practice is multifaceted and is nourished by in situ research projects that combine the sociology and splendor of cities like Iquitos, Venice, Lima, Tegucigalpa, Curitiba, Mexico City, San José or Zurich. From a social-aesthetic standpoint, Vallecillo reveals a multiplicity of strategies that strengthen and reinterpret the materials, actions or objects used in his artworks.
Among his recent individual projects are Interpelaciones, Sala de Arte Public Siqueiros, Mexico City (2014); Chocobananagame, Galería Christinger de Mayo, Zurich, Switzerland (2014); Adonde Va… , Palazetto Tito, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy (2013); Pintura Política, Galería PM8, Vigo, Spain (2013); and Eccepolis, Sala Luis Miro Quesada, Lima, Peru (2013).
He has participated in group exhibitions such as Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. CIFO, Miami; Uncertain Identities, Carroll Fletcher Gallery, London; Mirroring, Galería PM8, Vigo, Spain (2014); El día que nos hicimos contemporáneos, MADC, San José, Costa Rica, (2014); De su largo llanto se formó El Amazonas, Sala Raúl Porras, Lima, Peru (2014); Alternative Histories, Christinger de Mayo Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2013); and Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, Museo del Barrio, New York, USA, (2012).
Vallecillo has also had a presence in international biennials such as Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay (2014); Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City (2014); Bienal de Cartagena, Colombia (2014); 7th Bienal de Curitiba, Brazil (2013); (S) Files, Museo del Barrio Biennial, New York, USA, (2011); 54th Venice Biennale, Italy (2011); Primera Trienal del Caribe, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2010); Bienal de Cuenca Ecuador (2001); Bienal del Istmo Centroamericano (2001, 2003 and 2008); 10th Bienal de la Habana, Cuba (2009).
In 2014, he was nominated for the EFG ArtNexus prize and in 2013, he won the illy SustainArt prize, a three month residency in the Fundación Bevilacqua la Masa in Venice, Italy. His artworks are included in important collections, such as Daros Latin América, Zurich-Río de Janeiro; LARA, Singapur; CIFO, Miami, Florida; Sayago y Pardón, Los Angeles, C.A; Teorética, San José, Costa Rica; Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York-Caracas; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano MoLaa, California; Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica; and Saxo Bank, Denmark, among others.