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Rafael Rangel was born in New York in 1978. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. He graduated with honors in the Visual Arts at Pratt Institute in 2001. That same year, he worked as an assistant for Matthew Barney and started his exhibition career. Since then, he has participated in group shows in Germany, Canada, Spain, the United States and Venezuela. In 2013, he had a major solo exhibition at the museum Centro de Bellas Artes in Maracaibo, Venezuela. His works have been exhibited in Venezuela at the most important museums such as Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas MAC, Galería de Arte Nacional, Museo de Bellas Artes, Centro de Bellas Artes de Maracaibo and MACZUL. Among the awards he has received, the Pérez Mujica Award, Armando Reverón Award of the Salón Arturo Michelena and the Venezuelan National Young Artist award from AVAP stand out as the most prestigious. He has been commissioned by local authorities to produce large scale public art in Margarita island and Sabana Grande Boulevard in Caracas. Rangel’s work belongs to distinguished institutional and private collectors such as Coleccion Mercantil and Universidad Simon Bolívar among others.

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