Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born in Guáimaro, Cuba in 1957 and passed away in New York in 1996. He received a BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 1983 and a MFA from International Center of Photography, New York University in 1987. He participated in Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 1981 and 1983.
During his livetime, he held solo exhibition at the Guggenheim museum, New York (1995); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1994); The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (1994); University of California, Berkeley Art Museum (1994); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1993); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1992); Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (1990); and The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1988).
His work has further been shown to a large extent, including solo exhibitions at the PLATEAU and Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2012); MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2011); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011); Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (2010); Artpace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas (2010); the American pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2007); The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (1999-2000); and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (1996).