Richard Vergez /USA




Richard Vergez is a Cuban-American visual and sound artist. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, worked and lived in New York as a member of the Brooklyn Collage Collective, and currently works and resides in South Florida. His background in graphic design and audio/visual collaboration is reflected through his hand-made collaged works on paper and mixed media. Imagery which combines both human and technological elements relates to ideas surrounding an ever-evolving modern dystopian identity.
He has exhibited work in New York, London, Chicago, Miami, Sydney, and Fort Lauderdale.
His various music projects explore eclectic sound montage. Drowning the Virgin Silence is solo experimental ambient sound collage. His collaborations with choreographer Ana Mendez extend the sonic palette to score modern dance pieces, which have been presented at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami Art Museum, MoCA, Bas Fisher Invitational and the De La Cruz Collection. And most recently, his Night Foundation project concentrates on soundscapes composed implementing analog synthesis and vintage synthesizers, with a vinyl release on London based label Lobster Theremin.

Richard Vergez es un artista visual y sonoro cubano-americano. Nació en Filadelfia, PA, trabajó y vivió en Nueva York como miembro del Brooklyn Collage Collective, y actualmente trabaja y reside en el sur de Florida. Su formación en diseño gráfico y colaboración audiovisual se refleja en sus obras de collage hechas a mano sobre papel y medios mixtos. La imaginería que combina elementos humanos y tecnológicos se relaciona con las ideas que rodean una identidad distópica moderna en constante evolución. Ha expuesto su obra en Nueva York, Londres, Chicago, Miami, Sydney y Fort Lauderdale. Sus diversos proyectos musicales exploran el montaje sonoro ecléctico. Drowning the Virgin Silence es un collage sonoro experimental en solitario. Sus colaboraciones con la coreógrafa Ana Méndez amplían la paleta sonora para marcar piezas de danza moderna, que se han presentado en el Adrienne Arsht Center, el Miami Art Museum, el MoCA, el Bas Fisher Invitational y la De La Cruz Collection. Y más recientemente, su proyecto Night Foundation se centra en paisajes sonoros compuestos con síntesis analógica y sintetizadores vintage, con un lanzamiento en vinilo en el sello londinense Lobster Theremin.


SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITION & SPECIAL PROJECTS


2021
A Quiet Scene
Roger and Brian Eno Mixing Colours project
Outdoor film installation
Presented by The Music Center LA in collaboration with dublab
Los Angeles, CA


2020
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - Live Score
Commissioned by the Coral Gables Art Cinema
Miami, FL


2019 
All Grown Up
&gallery at Irsonside; Miami, FL
Solo exhibit
Curated by Annie Berkowitz


World Collage Atlas
Verbeke Foundation; Stekene, Belgium
Group show
Curated by Bram en Brunhilde


Odd Year
&gallery; Miami, FL
Group show
Curated by Annie Berko