Motorists traveling along U.S. 40 just outside of Greencastle are seeing an outdoor art installation commissioned by DePauw University and created by Cuban-American artist Felipe Dulzaides.
: A Billboard Project" will remain on view through November 19. Dulzaides, a Cuban-born artist who currently resides in San Francisco, was commissioned by DePauw to create two billboards, which are located on U.S. 40, one-half mile west of U.S. 231 South, just outside of Greencastle.
...Felipe Dulzaides was born in Cuba in 1965 to a family of musicians and poets.His
work spans installation, video, photography and public art.He earned a BFA in theater from the Instituto Superior de Arte de la Havana (1989), and an M.F.A. in new genres from the San Francisco Art Institute (2001). His
work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
, San Francisco; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centro Cultural de España in Havana, Cuba; REDCAT, Los Angeles; and the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, among others.He
was selected to participate in the 2008 Gwanju Biennale in South Korea, and is the recipient of a Cintas Fellowship (2001) and received a Creative Work Fund award (2004-05). He is currently based in San Francisco, where he is a visiting faculty member in the new genres department of the San Francsico Art Institute.
The billboards will be installed through Nov. 19, a period of time concurrent with ArtsFest 2008, DePauw's annual celebration of the arts that showcases the creative and performing talents of members of the DePauw community and visiting artists.