Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pérez Art Museum Miami Acquires Yanira Collado's Work, Emerson Dorsch



Pérez Art Museum Miami Acquires Yanira Collado's Work

MAY 26TH, 2020

Pérez Art Museum Miami acquires Yanira Collado's & Untitled / sumando lineas for Pecolia Warner, 2019 from Emerson Dorsch for their permanent collection.

The museum made an extraordinarily meaningful gesture last week with the acquisition of artworks from seven leading Miami galleries. We are proud to stand among them. PAMM’s initiative shows great leadership in supporting the ecosystem that produces great art in our city.  René Morales, PAMM’s chief curator and director of curatorial affairs, said, “It would be hard to overstate the importance of our local art galleries to Miami’s cultural and economic well-being. We hope this gesture will inspire others to support these spaces (and others) during this challenging time. We are all in this together.

All of us at the gallery would like to express our heartfelt thanks to PAMM’s curatorial team: René Morales, Maria Elena Ortiz, Jennifer Inacio, Maritza M. Lacayo, and Franklin Sirmans. Leadership matters most with stalwart support, so thanks as well to PAMM’s Collectors’ Council, Acquisitions Committee, and Board of Directors.

The artwork PAMM acquired is Yanira Collado’s Untitled / sumando lineas for Pecolia Warner,” an assemblage installation she made for Fragment, a group show at the gallery last year. The installation concerns the poetics of cultural remembrance. We are also proud to announce that the gallery now represents Yanira Collado. We very much look forward to sharing our deep appreciation of this artist and her vision with you.


Yanira Collado is a conceptual artist who is “interested in concepts that allude to the restoration of things once muted due to the paradoxes in time.” She was born in 1975 in Brooklyn, NY, and then moved to the Dominican Republic when she was three with her mother. From the age of 10 to about 14 she moved back and forth between Santo Domingo and Miami frequently, until in 1992 she attended high school at Miami’s New World School of the Arts. She later received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited widely in Miami and around the country.

Collado’s artist residency fellowships include Bridge Red Art Center, North Miami, FL (2013-present), Project Row Houses, Houston, TX (2015), Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL (2020), and the Joan Mitchell Foundation residency in New Orleans, LA (2020). She was awarded an Ellie Creator Grant from Oolite in 2019, first place in the 2013 South Florida Biennial at the Art and Cultural Center/ Hollywood, FL and was named a Joan Mitchell Foundation fellow in 2018. Her work has been featured in numerous group shows, including Penumbras: narrative of presence, Project Row Houses, Houston (TX);  Monarchs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL (2018); Penumbras, PRIZM Art Fair (2018); Connectivity, Deconstruction, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL (2018); Transmissions, The Franklin, Chicago, IL (2016); Dirt, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (2016); and Ascent: Black Women’s Expressions, Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2015). Her work was pictured in’s Critic’s Pick, to accompany the review of Fragment, a group exhibition at Emerson Dorsch. In 2016, Collado had a one-person exhibit at Museum of Art + Design at Miami Dade College, in collaboration with Bridge Red Studios, and she had solo exhibitions with Under the Bridge and Farside Gallery in 2018. An interview with her by Onajide Shabaka was published in BOMB Magazine in 2019. Collado is represented by Emerson Dorsch Gallery.

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Emerson Dorsch
5900 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Fl  33127

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