PARKING is a PRIVILEGE
Dimensions Variable presents PARKING is a PRIVILEGE, a site specific installation by artist misael soto. The project is scheduled to run from December 2, 2020—June 16, 2021.
PARKING is a PRIVILEGE is a temporary installation in the parking lot of Dimensions Variable in Miami’s Little Haiti/Little River neighborhood. misael soto’s original customized road signs have been site-responsively designed and positioned in order to create tension between passersby and their surroundings, interrogating and subverting expectations while leading to new contextual associations and possibilities.
Born in Puerto Rico (1986) and based in Miami, misael received their MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2018) and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Florida Atlantic University (2008). misael was the first ever Art in Public Life Resident with the City of Miami Beach’s Department of Environment and Sustainability and Oolite Arts, where they founded the Department of Reflection. Beyond their public artworks which they have shown extensively for many years, misael has exhibited at MCA Chicago, Open Engagement 2015, the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Material Art Fair in Mexico City, David Castillo Gallery in Miami, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, and Young at Art Museum in Davie, Florida, amongst others. misael has participated in the ACRE Residency Program in Steuben, WI and HomeBase Project’s HB Build Artist-in-Residence program in Berlin, and will participate in Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ Fall 2020 Residency Program in Omaha, NE and Santa Fe Art Institute’s 2021 residency.