My work takes a critical look at dominant representations that circulate in popular culture in order to challenge racial and gendered stereotypes. Specifically, I seek to deconstruct commonly held views of black and female bodies and to offer alternative ways of seeing them. I do this by simultaneously exposing the histories and structures that sustain racism and sexism and by finding provoking ways to reimagine them. In doing this, I draw from the cultural resources of my native Cuba and its rich African heritage as well as from the staggering diversity of New York City, where I currently reside. I work on large formats and often use recycled materials and found objects to mix various techniques such as silkscreen, collage, collagraph and painting. While primarily a painter, I also incorporate photography and sculpture, into my work. Overall, I am committed to using art to help us imagine more liberating futures.
Born in La Habana, Cuba 1984. In 2011 he obtains the BFA degree of the Fine art academy “San Alejandro” in Havana 2011. A year later, Jiménez Guerra opened his own studio gallery in Havana called the “Almost Famous Gallery.” He used the space to exhibit his work, create art and hold workshops.
Two years later, on June 4, Jiménez Guerra flew to the USA as part of a group of artists called “The Wall” to collaborate with the American collective “Arte Libre.” He has lived and worked in New York ever since. Jiménez Guerra has participated in workshops and art shows at such institutions as the Aicon Gallery( NYC), the Cuban Art Space Gallery( NYC), the Learning Center Gallery(NYC), the Children’s Museum of the Arts(NYC), Art Basel( FL), among many others. His work has also been exhibited at the University of Essex, London, UK.
Mr. Jiménez Guerra has been awarded twice by Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners of Union City, NJ for his distinguished participation in the Art Gallery at City Hall and in the Cuban Independence Day Cultural Program.