|ADRIÁN REGNIER (Mx), V.I.S.A, 2013
V.I.S.A. is a work made to instill into the viewer an uncomfortable mixture of both mindful repetition and tiresome scrutiny. It confronts him/her with the set of protocolary questions all United States of America’s embassies ask to anyone interested in issuing a Visa. A rite of international passage for which matters like proficiency in Israeli martial arts, history of presidential assassinations and human tissue trafficking are a big ‘no,no’.
In the end, Various Implications, Solid Appraisals is about acknowledging these important matters not to a flag/nation, nor to a mother/father, but to something much less forgiving: one’s heart.
It is advised to revisit V.I.S.A. regularly: if not for the peace of mind it offers, at least for the automated response it ensues.
Adrián Regnier Chávez was born in Mexico City, México in 1989. Lives and Works in Mexico City, México. Has a BFA in Visual Arts by Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado ‘La Esmeralda’. Since 2012, his work has been selected and awarded in more than 50 international video and animation festivals, such as X & XII National Experimental Video Contest by ICBC– Winner (Mexico, 2012 & 2014, respectively); Translations, by Emergent Art Space, international juried art show – first place (U.S.A., 2014); Pantalla Global – first place, by Barcelona’s ICCB (Spain, 2012).
Major exhibitions / events: Habrán Más Cosas Buenas En Las Cosas Buenas Que Habrán, at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, México, 2015, (solo show); Estas Bombas Son A Nosotros Lo Que Nosotros Somos A Estas Bombas, at Museo Universitario Leopoldo Flores, México, 2015, (solo show); 3. Adrián Regnier @PAS, by Public Art Screens, Norway, 2014, (solo show); 4. Fleeting Imaginaries – CIFO 2013-2014 Grants & Commissions Program, by The Cisnero Fontanals Art Foundation, U.S.A., 2014, (fellowship, grant, commission, collective show).