Miguel Abreu was born in New York City in 1962 and grew up in Paris. He established his namesake gallery in 2006 to nurture and promote what Abreu describes as “conceptually challenging, and plastically realized” art works. In 2010 he co-founded Sequence Press, a publishing enterprise focusing on contemporary philosophy and the arts.
Miguel Abreu with Andrew Woolbright
How did the show The Poet-Engineers come about? When I think of the Lower East Side, and I think about its difference and the texture of it, I think about Miguel Abreu Gallery, and I think about that show, in particular. Its a show that still stays with me and I still consider and think about. And I think part of the reason is it really articulated a philosophy or it believed in an exhibition that was a way forward, or an examination of the present, or a series of possibilities. And I think that that oftentimes gets lost in things. So I just, I'm happy to be sitting down with you and wanted to know, how did this show come about? What I think is the perfect show.