Manuel Solano’s Portraits Re-Envisions Subjecthood

Martha Lochhead, Berlin Art Link, October 15, 2019

Manuel Solano’s first solo exhibition at Peres Projects is a colourful, intimate and, at times, silly commentary on the interpersonalnature of identity. Solano lost their vision in early 2014 due to an HIV-related infection. As a result, some of the faces depicted in the portraits they create are of people that the artist has never seen. The portraits comment on the artist’s memory, their experiences and self-identity.