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CARLOS PÉREZ MACIAS (Nicaragua, Managua b. 1950 / act: USA)

Carlos Pérez Macias Carlos Pérez Macias was born in Managua of Nicaragua in 1950, the son of a coffee trader and a housewife. He went to Catholic School and studied Law at the Jesuit University of Nicaragua. Between 1974-1978 he studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, France. Parallel to his studies and up to 1981 Pérez Macias worked as freelance photographer for New York Times and Elle Magazine. He moved to New York in 1979, Nicaragua during the revolution in 1981, and Los Angeles in 1983. He entered the City College of Los Angeles to study Cinema and graduated in 1989.

Carlos Pérez Macias has presented the following personal exhibitions: La Galerie de Lille, Paris, France (1977); Les Sorcieres Mecaniques, La Galerie de Lille, Paris, France (1978); La Galerie de Lille, Paris, France (1979); Erickson Gallery, New York, NY (1981); Spanish Culture Institute, Managua, Nicaragua (1981); Mechanical Sorceries and Clowns, New Directions Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1984); Woods of Holly Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA (1993); Uforum, Mayhood Center, Santa Monica, CA (1993); Galerie Seraqui, Paris, France (1993); and Images from Zakhar, Cobalt, Los Angeles, CA (1994). He has also taken part in many group exhibitions, such as at The June Group, Leslie Lohman Gallery, NY (1981); Galerie Seraqui, Paris, France (1982); Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1989); Glendale Public Library, Glendale, CA (1991); Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (1991); Onyx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1991, 1992); Galeria Otra Vez, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles CA (1993); Galeria Victor Navarro, Mexico City, Mexico (1993); Galeria Lourdez Chumacero, Mexico City, Mexico (1993); Onyx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1993); UFO Expo West National Convention, Los Angeles, CA (1993); Tann Gallery, Taos, New Mexico (1993); Downtown Lives 94, DADA, Los Angeles, CA (1994); LA Rhythms, Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1994); Galeria Las Americas, Los Angeles, CA (1994); Montebello City Hall, CA (1994); UFO Expo West National Convention, Los Angeles, CA (1994); Celebrate Dance, Arts Center, Juried Exhibit, Santa Barbara, CA (1994); Creativity and Peace in Nicaragua, Casa Cultural Nicaraguense, Los Angeles, CA (1994); Carlin G. Smith Center, Los Angeles, CA (1994); Discovery Tour, Random Gallery, Los Angeles,CA (1994); Andres Art Gallery, Breda, The Netherlands (1994); Downtown Lives 94, DADA, Los Angeles, CA (1994); LA Rhythms, Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1994); Jacobo Karpio Atma Gallery, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela (1994-5); Galeria Praxis International, Mexico City, Mexico (1995); and Pallete des Artists, Pasadena, CA (1995).

Carlos Pérez Macias has traveled extensively in India, Morocco and Mexico. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

[Megakles 05/2006]

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