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DANNY ZAVALETA (1981)
Born in El Salvador, lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
He studied visual arts with a specialization in graphic design. He graduated from the school of arts at the University of El Salvador. Zavaleta takes the iconographic environment, clichés, stories and calligraphy as an input for his artistic creation.
Among his works is “Literacy” which translates us more easily the form of communication of gangs in Central America. “Wanted” pictures of the informal vendors of San Salvador. “Soy City” portrays us icons of Soyapango that evade nomenclature. “Spoken Portrait” album of photos and documents that tell us the life of a Salvadoran ex-convict and his time in a U.S. prison.
Works like the previous ones have been exhibited at the Art Center BRAC Brox River, Museum of contemporary art and design of Costa Rica MADC, Museum of Long Beach-California Molaa, Art Museum of El Salvador MARTE, Museum of Art in Pontevedra, Galicia Spain, Miami Biscayne Art House, Medellin Colombia / South American, among others. Zavaleta has earned several awards including: honorable mention in the V Bienal of Central America, First Place Award for young artists in 2005 and 2008, Second Place 2010 at the Cultural Center of Spain in El Salvador.