Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection

September 9, 2021 – April 24, 2022

Plural Domains is drawn exclusively from the collection of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros to foster cultural exchange and enrichment of the arts. The foundation’s mission is to support and advance cultural understanding and educational dialogue among Latin American artists and global audiences. Since its inception, CIFO has shaped one of the most extensive and substantial programs of contemporary Latin American art. Plural Domains features photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and large-scale multimedia installations by 30 established, mid-career, and emerging artists from 10 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Many of the artists are immersed in a range of multidisciplinary or hybrid practices in which both traditional and the most innovative methods come together, as they incorporate into their work the infinite variety of resources that constitute the repertoire of contemporary art. Plural Domains is curated by Jesús Fuenmayor, Program Director & Visiting Curator at University Galleries, School of Art + Art History, University of Florida.


This exhibition is presented simultaneously in two venues, UF’s University Galleries and the Harn Museum of Art. The presentation of Plural Domains at the Harn was co-organized with Dulce Román, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern Art at the Harn.


This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor UF Office of the Provost. Additional support is provided by Fine, Farkash and Parlapiano P.A., the Harn General Program Endowment, Cal King, Cox Communications, Manny and Mercy Quiroga, and Charles and June Allen. 


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Public Conversation 

Saturday, October 2, 3 pm 
Chandler Auditorium and Livestreamed on the Harn YouTube channel 

Join us for a conversation on collecting and supporting dynamic artists from Latin America with Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Founder & Honorary President of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO); and Jesús Fuenmayor, Program Director and Curator at the UF University Gallery. Hosted by Onye Ozuzu, Dean of the UF College of Fine Arts. Learn more here.




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Thursday, September 9, 6 p.m.
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Slide 1
left: Marcius Galan, 3 Secciones (3 Sections), 2011, installation, Grant Award 2011, photography by Coco Laso
right: (foreground) Manuela Ribadeneira, Artificial horizons, reflex instruments. The space between doubt and certainty, from the series The art of sailing, 2013, optical lenses, optical mirrors, wood, brass, levels, filters, glass and plumbs Dimensions variable; (background) Jorge Méndez Blake, Black Pavilion/Open Library, 2013, mixed media, Emerging Award 2013
Slide 2
left: Jorge Pedro Nuñez, Nature Morte with Monuments, 2010, installation consisting of sculptures made from vinyl records, Grant Award 2010, Photography by Oriol Tarridas
right: Glexis Novoa, A.C.P.O.Z.T., 2010, 2012, Commission Award 2012
Slide 3
Horacio Zabala, Hipótesis para 25 signos y 17 monocromos (Hypothesis for 25 Signs and 17 Monochromes), 2017, acrylic on canvas and enamel on wood, Photography by Coco Laso 
All works courtesy of the CIFO Collection