Lionel Cruet



Entre Nosotros (Between Us) Variation II, 2017, audiovisual installation, a floor of sand and a rowboat © Lionel Cruet, 2017


Lionel Cruet Entre Nosotros (Between Us) Variation II at the Masur Museum of Art


Opening Reception: August 3, 5pm

August 3 - September 28, 2017

Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-5pm


Masur Museum of Art

Upstairs Gallery,

135 Arts Alley, Monroe, LA 71201


UPSTAIRS gallery, in partnership with the Masur Museum's AltEx program, will present Entre Nosotros (Between Us) Variation II, an immersive video installation by the artist Lionel Cruet.


Upcoming Exhibition at the Masur Museum



Lionel Cruet

Bronx Calling: 4th Biennial Bronx Museum of the Arts


Opening Reception: July 27, 6pm

July 22 - August 22, 2017


Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10456


Museum Hours

Wednesday-Sunday: 11am-6pm

Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial features work by 72 artists from the 2016 and 2017 classes of the Bronx Museum's Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial is organized by Christine Licata, Director of Community and Public Programs, The Bronx Museum of the Arts; Aylet Ojeda Jequín, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana; and, Heather Reyes, Exhibitions and Collections Manager, The Bronx Museum of the Arts.


At the End of Daybreak, 2017, audiovisual installation, translucent cube, 8 x 8 x 8 feet © Cindy Bell Photography, 2017


Lionel Cruet, "At the End of Daybreak" for "Seen and Heard" at the Everson Museum of Art


June 10 - August 27, 2017

Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-5pm


Everson Museum of Art

401 Harrison St,

Syracuse, NY 13202


The Everson Museum of Art present the exhibition "Seen and Heard," curated by DJ Hellerman, which features a work by Lionel Cruet. Cruet's work, titled "At The End of Daybreak," draws interpretation from Aimé Cesaire's book, Cahier d'un retour au pays natal, and transforms the gallery space.


Lionel Cruet and 'Seen and Heard' Contemplate Possibilities Beyond Colonial Frameworks

Everson Museum of Art presents 'Seen and Heard' exhibition


The Shades of Paradise II, 2016, photo installation, variable sizes, 20 x 30 inches and 12 x 12 inches © Lionel Cruet, 2016


make__ place at the New York Immigration Coalition


June 22 - December 22, 2017

By Appointment


New York Immigration Coalition

131 West 33rd Street

New York, NY 10001

make ___ place, is a cultural production organized by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and co-curators Eva Mayhabal Davis and Emilia Shaffer-Del Valle. In make ___ place, artists engage mechanisms of storytelling, documentation, and self-care that continually assert immigrant experiences. In the following months, works by multi-disciplinary artists will broaden conversations and visually inform dialogues for visitors, members, and allies at the NYIC offices.


Entre Nosotros (Between Us) Variation I, 2017, large scale audiovisual installation, a floor of sand and a rowboat © Lionel Cruet, 2017

Lionel Cruet


Curated by Sofia Reeser del Rio


May 6 - 14, 2017

12 - 7pm



300 Flatbush Avenue Extension

Brooklyn, NY 11201

This art installation is supported in part by SPRING/BREAK Art Show, and we want to thank Lincoln Center Education and The Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice (DIAP) MFA program at The City College of New York for its support.



Art Reveal Magazine, Entre Nosotros (Between Us)

Spring/Break Art Show Trades Labyrinthine Rooms for Immersive Installations

BKLYN Immersive - Spring/Break Art Show, ArteFuse, New York, NY


The Shades of Paradise, 2016, installation, variable sizes, 60 x 60 inches © Lionel Cruet, 2016


Culture of One

Curated by Sophia Skeans at Rockaway Artist Alliance


April 22 - May 21


Rockaway Artist Alliance

Studio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden,

Gateway National Recreation Area,

Far Rockaway, NY 11695


We are composites of our origins, experiences, exposures and limits. We are people of different backgrounds, beliefs and influences. The different facets of our lives create our individual identity. Culture of One examines the intersection where the culture of origin meets with the notions of American individualism and aims to better look at the experiences that create one's present identity.


This program, is supported, in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Entre Nosotros (Between Us), 2017, rendering for audio-visual installation © Lionel Cruet 2017


Lionel Cruet: Entre Nosotros (Between Us)

Presented by Lincoln Center Education and Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

5:30 - 9:00 pm


Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

250 W 65th Street

New York, NY 10023

An audio-visual and interactive installation recreates the illusion of a beach environment in an indoor space, using video projections, sounds, lights and a selection of objects that reminds us of the intimate yet universal experience of gathering in the place where the land and ocean meet.



Bestiario (Menagerie): A Group Show, at the Adobe Book Gallery in San Francisco, curated by Ángel Rafael Vázquez Concepción Cranium Corp.

2da Bienal Tropical 2016 San Juan, Puerto Rico

VideoBardo 2016 video poesía Bueno Aires, Argentina

ROtaTive RepOSiToRy of Latin American Video Art, New Latin Wave

Armario Local article

The Lucky Jotter


Puerto Rico Art News

Live Taos


Intangible Sites, 2016, audiovisual installation in storage container, 8' x 10' x 8'. © Lionel Cruet, 2016.

I Intangible Sites is an immersive environment in a mobile container that displays reflections through images and sounds collected from the immigrant community of New Mexico. The installation functions as a portal that responds to the people that inhabit this geographical area, allowing them to connect their experiences using metaphors found in the natural landscape. The integration of images and audio gives the project and overall look that is very particular of the American southwest. This project was possible thanks to the community partners from the Adult Learning Center, University of New Mexico in Taos and also Thankfully sponsored by The PASEO Project, The PFLAG Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Art.


From April to August 2016, I was part of the AIM program with The Bronx Museum for the Arts.

Floods Aftermath and Other Hurricane Stories, 2015, (installation view) paint on blue tarp, 6 x 8' © Lionel Cruet, 2015


In June 2016, I participated of a group exhibition entitled, INCITE//INSIGHT in CoLab Factory, Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition was curated by Audra Lambert and it's a contemporary approach on the impact of insight in the arts and startup communities. INCITE//INSIGHT highlights the significance of revelation as a transformative tool but revealing the artist's' surprising and unexpected juxtapositions of material and concepts.

In June of 2016, art:i:curate in London published an interview In Conversation with Lionel Cruet.


In April 2016 I was invited by La Escuela de Artes Plasticas San Juan Puerto Rico to present an artist talk on The Dispossession of the the Artistic Practice through Open Calls, and Artist Applications.


In February of 2016, designboom published an article on the project Intangible Space.




In the beginning of the year 2015, I was featured in the publication Made in Mind Magazine. I took part in an exciting interview about my artistic practice and my process. Please check the following link for the issuu version, or the following one to request a printed edition.

In addition, the studio produced a limited printed publication of a portfolio that includes a brief selection of recent projects.

In June of 2015, my work was included in an exciting group exhibition entitled Colonial Comfort, curated by Lisa Ladner at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Puerto Rico. The exhibition explored the concept of 'comfort' as a disassociated word used to describe the colonial status of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Before it was mounted in Puerto Rico, the exhibition was on view in the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in St. Croix. One of the images below shows my work in situ; the other shows me giving an artist tour to a visiting group from the Caribbean Cultural Center for African Diaspora in New York.

I then spent six weeks in Vermont, where I collaborated with Burlington City Arts for its artist residency program. In Burlington, I developed a project around topics related to the behavior of Latin culture and social economics using video installation.

The research extended into a series of paintings on blue tarps of properties flooded and stranded in the middle of the environment.

In September 2015, The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts awarded me a fellowship, so I was thrilled to travel to Ithaca, New York, after a brief trip back to New York. As a resident artist at Saltonstall, I researched economic systems in the Caribbean, and explored the points at which cultures and individuals in the region are transformed by those systems. The result of that research is The Shade of a Paradise, which I made using photographs and news articles on the Caribbean island's economic crisis.


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