Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo

(Image: Beatriz Meseguer)

Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo

On view: through

Americas Society is pleased to invite you to the first solo exhibition of Paraguayan artist Feliciano Centurión in the United States, curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. Centurión created textile works engaging with folk art and queer aesthetics in 1990s South America. Through the embroidery and painting of vernacular objects such as blankets and aprons, Centurión rendered poetic readings of his youth in the tropics, his love experiences in the metropolis, and his spiritual reflections before his untimely death due to AIDS-related illness.

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Take a look at individual artworks in the installation:

Press & Publications
Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo

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The Art Newspaper 

Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo includes "visually rapturous metaphors for shelter, protection, warmth and the immigrant experience," writes Gabriella Angeleti in The Art Newspaper.

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"With an emphasis on colorful, embroidered and painted works on blankets, the exhibition charts Centurión’s artistic evolution," writes Cassie Packard in Hyperallergic.

Artforum on Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo


Centurión's queer textuality conveys the gravest matters of life and death through the decorative and often devalued idiom of feminized housework, writes Artforum's Chloe Wyma.

El silencio del descanso


"Atravesados por las manualidades, los trabajos tienen una sencilla apariencia que contrasta con la intimidad y emotividad que sugieren", escribe Victoria Verlichak sobre Feliciano Centurion: Abrigo.

Exhibition Funders

The presentation of Feliciano Centurión: Abrigo is made possible by the generous support of waldengallery, Galeria Millan, and Cecilia Brunson Projects. The exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support is provided by Sharon Schultz.

Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle members: Estrellita B. Brodsky; Virginia Cowles Schroth; Diana Fane; Galeria Almeida e Dale; Isabella Hutchinson; Carolina Jannicelli; Luis Oganes; Vivian Pfeiffer and Jeanette van Campenhout, Phillips; Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti; Erica Roberts; Sharon Schultz; Diana López and Herman Sifontes; and Edward J. Sullivan.