Biographical information/Professional background
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on 26 February 1973; Chichi Reyes studied art at the Design School of Altos de Chavón. He also studied architecture at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo and advertising at the Catholic University of Santo Domingo.
With a significant pictorial career and a very personal style, Reyes is one of the most recognized contemporary artists of his generation. His works are exhibited in Europe, the United States and the Caribbean.
After a figurative, light and colourful creative process, Chichí turned to Abstraction. In 2011, he moved to Paris and Brussels, where he still lives and works.
His works have been exhibited at the Biennale des arts visuels in Santo Domingo, the Havana Biennale, the European Parliament in Brussels and at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in 2015, where he was chosen with prestigious Cuban and African contemporary artists to pay tribute to the 100 years of abolition of slavery, the relationship between the Slave Route and contemporary art.
On 31 May 2017, Chichí Reyes was honoured with the highest honour awarded by the French Senate, the Medal of Merit, as part of the Week of Latin America and the Caribbean in France 2017.