• Transcorpus

    “Transcorpus”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 68"x 22"x 22"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Mixed Media
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Impetu

    “Impetu”

    Date 2007
    Dimensions 68"x 22"x 22"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Mixed Media
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Interior y exterior

    “Interior y exterior*”

    Date 1998
    Dimensions 3"x 94"x 12"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Wood box, glass and dirt
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 20th Century
    Collection *Title Translation: Interior and exterior
  • Lumiere

    “Lumiere”

    Date 1998
    Dimensions 30"x 10"x 4"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Mixed Media
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 20th Century
  • Espera

    “Espera*”

    Date 1998
    Dimensions 13"x 10 1/2"x 6 1/2"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Mixed Media
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 20th Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Waiting
  • Caliente y frio

    “Caliente y frio*”

    Date 1998
    Dimensions 80"x 37"x 16"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Mattress and andirons
    Genre Contemporary
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translations: Hot and Cold
  • Ilusion

    “Ilusion”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 5"x 7"
    Category Print
    Medium Digital print on paper
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
  • Encuentros

    “Encuentros*”

    Date 2008
    Dimensions 5"x 7"
    Category Print
    Medium Digital print on paper
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection *Title Translation: Encounters
  • Musas

    “Musas*”

    Date 2004
    Dimensions 72"x 55"x 55"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Cast bronze
    Genre Scenes
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Muses
  • Fruta Favorita

    “Fruta Favorita*”

    Date 2000
    Dimensions 36"x 64"
    Category Sculpture
    Medium Cast bronze
    Genre Still life
    Period 21st Century
    Collection * Title Translation: Favorite Fruit
  • Transcorpus
  • Impetu
  • Interior y exterior
  • Lumiere
  • Espera
  • Caliente y frio
  • Ilusion
  • Encuentros
  • Musas
  • Fruta Favorita

Annex Burgos

New York, USA, 1965

Biography Details

Sculptor, painter, and creator of installations, assemblages, and constructions. Burgos earned her BA in Art, with a specialty in painting, from the Puerto Rico School of Plastic Arts in 1992, and a master’s in painting from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1997. She has become increasingly more interested in three-dimensionality, producing a number of sculptures, installations, assemblages, and constructions. Her first solo exhibition, in 1998, made clear her interest in that transformation. In both her more personal work and her work for public spaces, she occasionally makes use of prefabricated and “found” materials as well as industrial materials such as cement, and she is interested in provoking the viewer to discover interactions between objects and ideas. Her best known works for public spaces include Favorite Fruit (popularly known as Avocados), on the entrance plaza at the farmer’s market in Santurce, and The Muses, which stand also on the entrance plaza in front of the Fine Arts Center in Santurce. In her recent work, Burgos explores the multiplicity of corporal experience, presenting the body as an act of reaffirmation and transformation. Her installation titled Transcorpus was the centerpiece of the 2005 exhibition of the same name at the Ibero-American Festival of the Arts. The installation proposed differing readings of acts of transformation—bodies in transit. 

Artist Statement

The body has become a point of reference/ a metaphor to filter existential issues that nurture my work. Ideas that redefine my being are conveyed symbolically in sculptures that use the body as a code carrier. The body becomes a weapon of transformation, of re-imagining the soul. The body is identifiable, but incorporates elements that defy familiar interpretations. 

Annex Burgos, 2013

“Embestida”, Fioridella, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2013.

Formation

Education

1997

  • Master’s Degree of Arts. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

1992

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Arts. Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Professional Experience

1994-1996

  • Founding Member. Pratt Artist League, New York, United States

1989-1992

  • Founding Member. Forging New Identities F.I.N., San Juan, Puerto Rico

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2013

  • Embestida, Fioridella, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cinema Paradiso, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008

  • Simbiosis: Annex Burgos y Néstor Otero en diálogo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2007

  • Laberinto, Galería Petrus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2005

  • Transcorpus, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004

  • Musas, Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002

  • Ojo Público: Habitáculos, Vitrina del Atelier Luis Antonio, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2000

  • Fruta favorita, Plaza del Mercado, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999

  • Hotel Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1998

  • Perpetuo, Hotel Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Interiores, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Exteriores, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1996

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Studios Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, United States

Group Shows

2007

  • Contexto puertorriqueño: del rococó colonial al arte global, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2006

  • Arte en Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Muestra Nacional de Arte, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Gran Subasta, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002

  • Transferencias: Saludo a la XIII Bienal de San Juan, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001

  • Arte en Puerto Rico a través del tiempo parte II: 1970-2001, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Muestra Nacional de Arte, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 15 minutos, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Subasta de arte, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2000

  • Pequeño formato: 10”x10”x10”, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Inauguración de nueva cede, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 3 artistas, 3 instalaciones, 3 historias, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pre-apertura, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999

  • Arte joven, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico; City Bank, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Noche Navideña, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1998

  • 100 años después…100 artistas contemporáneos,Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Artistas frente al SIDA, Paseo de La Princesa, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Una noche navideña, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 14”x36”: Un espacio para 11 artistas, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pequeño Formato, Luigi Marrozini Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Artistas de la Galería Raíces, Galería Raíces, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1996

  • ZOOISLA, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pratt MFA, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Puck Building, New York, United States
  • Cuatro tiempos, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

1995

  • Aproximación Caribeña, Colegio Dominicano de Artistas Plásticos, Dominican Republic
  • Decenio, Liga de Estudiantes de Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • New Nork > Nylo, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • IV Bienal de Arte Joven, The Chase Manhattan Bank Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1994

  • Convergence, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Géneros, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina Española, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1993

  • Ángeles y Neones, Casa Olaverri Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pequeño formato 93, Luigi Marrozini Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1992

  • Arte Joven en América, Conservation Studio, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • F.I.N., Galería Francisco Oller, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pequeño formato 92, Luigi Marrozini Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1991

  • Certamen de Artes Plásticas, Ateneo Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pequeño formato 91, Luigi Marrozini Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1990

  • Segunda Exposición de Arte, Colegio de Tecnólogos Médicos de Puerto Rico, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
  • Exposición taller – Grupo F.I.N., San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • F.I.N. en M.S.A., M.S.A. Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Awards, Distinctions and Achievements

2006

  • Award. Proyecto miniatura en Portada 2006, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2002

  • Merit Award. Fondo Puertorriqueño para el Financiamiento del Quehacer Cultural, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001

  • Merit Grant. Fondo Puertorriqueño para el Financiamiento del Quehacer Cultural, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1997

  • Merit Award. Fondo Puertorriqueño para el Financiamiento del Quehacer Cultural, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1994

  • Merit Grant. Fondo Puertorriqueño para el Financiamiento del Quehacer Cultural, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Hotel Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Museo de San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Plaza del Mercado de Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bibliography

Catalogues

“Embestida”, Fioridella, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2013.

 

“Interiores/ Exteriores”, Museo de Las Américas; Galería Raíces, San Juan, PR, 5 al 19 de junio de 1998.

 

Newspapers

Álvarez Lezama, Manuel. “Burgos’ present exhibit shows a more mature artist”. The San Juan Star, (San Juan, PR), 16 de julio de 1998, pp. 52.

 

Delgado Esquilín, Gabriel. “Annex Burgos…del cemento y lo público”. El Vocero, Escenario (San Juan, PR), 27 de febrero de 2002, p. E16- E17.

 

Pérez García, Mariana. “Los Laberintos del cuerpo”. El Nuevo Día (San Juan, PR), 8 de noviembre de 2007, pp. 88-89.

 

Rodríguez, Jorge. “Arte al vuelo y en la tierra”. El Vocero (San Juan, PR), 31 de octubre de 2002, pp. 16-18.

 

Rivera, Carlos Rubén. “Arte en relación”. Primera Hora (San Juan, PR), 3 de julio de 2008.