Pascal Meccariello
Voracious Aquarium [detail], 2009. Collage and mixed media, 51 x 120 inches

Pascal Meccariello

Pascal Meccariello

Pascal Meccariello (b. 1968, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, drawing, ceramic, video art, photography and performance.

He attended the Red Gate Gallery Residency from May – June 2014.

He has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions inside the Dominican Republic and abroad, and is the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including a Fulbright Scholarship, a UNESCO-Aschberg Bursary for Artists, and Grand Prize at the XV National Biennial of Visual Arts in Santo Domingo.

Meccariello’s work focuses on deconstructing abstract concepts such as freedom and justice in contemporary society.


“My work is seeking ways to show the essence of every one of the spectators, subtly, encouraging them to discover their world through mine”

What will you be preparing in Beijing? What would you like to work on?
I am very open to new findings and the influence of new surroundings, but basically, I am interested in working with emblematic materials of Chinese culture, such as traditional papers, graphic characters, pictures and patterns. I will integrate these to my personal iconography, looking to create new connections that express a symbiosis between my previous work and the process that I will be going through in Beijing.

I would like to make a video and a performance piece.

Are you going to do something site-specific?
If it is appropriate, a site-specific project could be a piece of art that reflects the significance of my relationship with the environment that welcoming me.

How do you think the city of Beijing and Chinese culture will influence your work?

I have always been an admirer of the artistic expressions of China. It is very natural for me to be permeated by everything my eyes can seize as aesthetic information. This endless process takes place wherever I can move. I am sure the strong identity of Chinese culture will leave an indelible mark on all of my upcoming projects and thoughts.