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K-Man Biography


K- History:


1977 Began conceptual art performance and mail art actions from Kendall. Established underground imaginary logistics company, “Rocket Shippers” in order to send mailing tubes painted up like space rockets to parts all over the world. Developed a base of operations on Chapman Field and another at Miami Dade Community College (MDCC) Kendall Campus.

Christo Surrounded Islands Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami. Florida. From April 21, 1983 through June 29, 1983 established flight path from Chapman Field in Kendall to Pelican Island in North Miami Beach with two regular daily flights of the Fiat car-top phantom object jet transport.

Hyena Highway. September 24, 1983 – May 17, 1984. South Dixie Highway, from SW 27 Avenue to SW 152 Street. Developed the Hyena Highway flight path along South Dixie Highway from 152 Street to Downtown Miami.

Meet the Composer. 8:00 PM, Wednesday March 7, 1984. Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, 1212 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida. Aircraft maneuvers.

MDCC Art Kendallman Jet Show. Monday, April 2, 1984 through Friday, April 6, 1984.Third Annual Miami Waves Experimental Film and Video Forum. MDCC Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus. Downtown Miami, Florida. Participated by personal invitation of the director of the show Marilyn Gottlieb-Roberts.

Air Maneuvers. April 1984. Chapman Field 124 Street and Old Cutler Road, Miami, Florida. Mini model Aircraft maneuvers by Ana Pulido, Karen Chappelear, John Lamka, Denis Daley, Teo Freytes and Art Kendallman.

Mr. Jupiter Comes Down To Earth and Finds Reality. May 10, 1984. Warehouse Gallery Theater, SW 13th Street and 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida. By personal invitation of the curator Mr. Mick Upright. However, when Mr. J. landed at show in his cumbersome space suit and helmet, delivering controversial informational fliers, he was roughly arm-locked behind his back and unceremoniously thrown out by off-duty Miami Police Officer on the orders of the organizer. At this, the later to be named “Foodspot” group: Ana Pulido, Steve Nestor, John Lamka, Luis Padreda and Teo Freytes, all decided to walk up to their own paintings and remove them and themselves from the show. The fallowing day the gallery is permanently closed down.

USA Air Gathering Evidence. September 21, 1984 – September 21, 1985.

Participation in the “Gathering” project by Marilyn Gottlieb-Roberts that traveled to several southeastern United States art spaces. Depicted home base in the Artists Conceptual Map of Miami and environs such as “Foodspot,” home of the dreaded Foodspot Gang, aka Art Kendallman. Flight path: September 21, 1984. New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida. January 9, 1985. Valencia Community College, East campus Gallery, Orlando, Florida. March 3, 1985. Broward Community College, South campus Multi Arts Institute, Pembroke Pines, Florida. May 3, 1985. Artist Alliance, Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, Florida. May 17, 1985. Nexus, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia. May 31, 1985. Center Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. June 28, 1985. 200 East Gallery, Knoxville Tennessee. July 12, 1985. Moon Gallery, Mt. Berry College, Rome, Georgia. September 6, 1985. Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Wolfson Campus MDCC, Miami, Florida. September 21, 1985. New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida.

Mini Hand Held Aircraft Fly-in. 12:30 PM, Saturday, October 13, 1984. Establishing of the Farmers Market Airfield, Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida. First flight to Homestead Air Force Base from 1:45 – 4:00 PM.

Nada de Nada. October 26, 1984. SS. Kendall helicopter carrier escort mission of the Nada art group exhibition and Art show at: Coral Way Cafe, Miami, Florida.

Big Peace USA. 10:00 – 3:00 PM. Saturday, October 27, 1984. Farmers Market Airfield, Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

Art Kendallman and The Stiff. 1:00 PM Saturday, November 3, 1984. 13th Annual South Miami Art Festival, South Miami, Florida. Deployment of the miniature aircraft carrier Big Peace USA.

Arrastrao Art Missile Tank Maneuvers. 7:40 - 8:15 PM, November 30, 1984. Conceptual Art Action and penetration of the Florida International University B.F.A. Student Show, Miami, Florida.

Big Bone Blow. Tuesday, December 4, 1984. Get Fresh art night at Fire and Ice nightclub, Miami, Florida. Performance art action of assembly of X-M missile at center stage and symbolic detonation

Kendallman Air force strike. Art Action and protest at the State of the Art Party of the Lowe Art Museum, 1984. Miami, Florida. Fly-by of banner exposing the hypocrisy of attempting to “use” under ground avant-garde motif to promote self-interested main stream art trade. At the instigation of Ira Lich, the director of the Lowe Art Gallery, Art Kendallman and Ana Pulido are summarily banned for three years from University of Miami grounds.

Mango Air Show. 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996 & 2001. Mango Strut Parade, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

Kendall King Air Show. 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 & 1990. King Orange Jamboree Parade, Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida.

Art Kendallman Aircraft Bombing Art Maneuvers.1984, 1985, 1986 & 1987. Performance air Art action of hand-held model aircraft at Coconut Grove Art Fest, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

Kendallman Airway Conceptual Art. 1984 – 1985. Development of mode aircraft flight paths from Kendall to the Cultural Arts Center in downtown Miami.

Member of the MSA (Movimiento Sintesista Actualizado) Art Gallery. 1985 – 1990. Espacio Experimental Sintesista, 266 Calle San Fransisco, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Mr. Missile. January 7, 1985. Conceptual Art Action and penetration of Florida International University student art show.

Missile and Rocket. January 26, 1985. Performance Art Action at entrance to the Bread and Puppet Theater show held at the Jewish Cultural Center, Miami (South) Beach, Florida.

Third World Aircraft. February 9, 1985. Conceptual model aircraft reconnaissance of Third World concert at Bicentennial Park, Miami, Florida.

Composer in Performance. Thursday, February 28, 1985. Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, 1212 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida.

Missile, Rocket, and Arrastrao. March 3, 1985. Conceptual Art Incursion into the Paseo Latin parade, Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida.

Art Whoring. 2nd State of the Art Show. Wednesday, March 6, 1985 S. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida. Undercover art penetration and performance of miniature aircraft paper bombing raid on off limits territory. A three year ban on U .M. property had been imposed on Art Kendallman and Ana Pulido the year before.

Metro Nada. March 15, 1985. Mr. Missile and Mrs. Rocket fly at a Nada Art group event on Metrorail train stations, Miami, Florida.

Konker. March 18, 1985. 7:30 – 5:15 PM. 304 miles round trip. Flight to Key West, Florida.

Burnt Toast. 7:00 – 11:00 PM June 14 and July 19, 1985. Moosart Gallery, 4001 NE Second Avenue, Miami, Florida. Performance Art by Missile and Rocket at Burnt Toast art show.

Konker. Friday, September 6 – 8, 1985. Flight to Key West Florida. Art DecoWeekend. Saturday November 12, 1985.

Art Kendallman Falconry Display. November 22, 1985. Vulture Culture parade, Downtown Miami, Florida. Falconry demonstration and airport runway clearing techniques of bird populations that interfere with aircraft paths.

Paloma Mensajera. January 23, 1986. Establishment of messenger pigeon communication link with MSA gallery in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

E1 Guaraguao. 11:20 AM Wednesday, January 29, 1986. First flight of the Guaraguao publication to the MSA Gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Art Kendallman Flight to Ft. Lauderdale Art Museum. March 1986. Ft. Lauderdale Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Ft. Lauderdale-San German Flight. March 1986.Universidad Interamericana, recinto de San German, Puerto Rico. Series of Cargo flights to San German, Puerto Rico to deliver Art pieces to the Art Pollution Exhibition.

Ace. March 22, 1986. Conceptual art model aircraft action that resulted in the imaginary shot down and fatal crash of pilot Ace at the Folk Art Festival held at the Cultural Art Center, Downtown Miami.

Art Kendallman Art-Act. April 3, 1986. Aircraft maneuvers at Horizons nightclub art night. 2054 NW 23rd Avenue, Miami, Florida.

Art Kendallman Expedition to Shark Valley. April 12, 1986. Reconnaissance flight into the Everglades, Florida.

Art Kendallman. April 19, 1986. Miami Magic Festival, Miami, Florida.

MSA Airlines. June 27, 1986. Launch of the MSA Airlines to New York – Miami – Puerto Rico.

KAKA. 10:00 PM, Friday, June 27, 1986. KAKA art performance at Steve Nestors art show “Voodoomigration” at Artifacts l623 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

Kendall Wildlife. July 4, 1986. Filming of the Kendall Wildlife video about the conceptual art aircraft flights, observation tower and airport established at Indian Hammock Park, Kendall, Miami, Florida.

Mojo. Monkey Joe ape action. October 31, 1986. Miami Beach, Florida.

Metro-Jet. November 21, 22 & 23, 1986. Three day conceptual art extravaganza and display of the Art Kendallman air, land and sea art forces all along Metrorail from Dadeland station in Kendall, to Miami-Dade Community College, downtown campus.

Wave-Jet. November 21, 22 & 23, 1986. Three day conceptual art extravaganza and display of the Art Kendallman air, land and sea art forces at the annual Miami Waves Art Festival, MDCC, Downtown Miami, Florida. Video by Mike Jarvis.

MSA Art Invasion. 1986. Art invasion of the Puerto Rico art space at the MSA Gallery, 266 Calle San Fransisco, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Micro Art Show. August 1, 1986. Artifacts Salon, Miami Beach, Florida.

Arrest of Mojo. Friday, November 7, 1986. Miami Book Fair, Miami, Florida.

Monkey Joe is arrested for “acting like a monkey at Metro Rail and possibly endangering the public.”

Art Invasion. 1986. MSA Gallery, 266 Calle San Francisco, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Air Ass-ault on Pope John Paul and President Reagan Parade. September 10, 1987. Art Kendallman launches symbolic aircraft strike on the Pope and President of USA motorcade. KMAN is choked and arrested by Miami Police for “wearing mask in public.”

Trans-Atlantic Micro 87″. Now Gallery, New York. June 4 – July 10. Artifacts, Miami Florida. August 7 – September 16, 1987. The Micro Show is a traveling exhibition of small artworks by literally hundreds of contemporary artists from New York to Miami.

Bykk-Jet. 4:45 PM, Friday, July 10, 1987. Alice Wainwright Park. Kman conceptual art-action performance as witnessed by Miami Herald writer Irene Lacher, Lively Arts section. “First of a series on the people and places that make South Florida art scene unique,” July 19, 1987.

Miami – New York Exchange Show. January 30 – February 20, 1988. 7 – 9 PM, January 30. Tobe Art International, 116 West Houston, NY. 9 – 11 PM, January 30. Mars Bar, Second Avenue at First Street, NY.

7 – 10 PM, January 30, 1988. Artifacts Art Salon 1625 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

KMAN Aero Art Tokyo. October 31 – November 2, 1988. Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan. Establishment of conceptual air link between Tokyo – Miami – Puerto Rico.

KMAN MDCC MSA Stiff. November – December 1988. Kman air-art conceptual action at MDCC, Kendall, Miami, Florida.

KMAN 90″. 1990. Airshow 90. Opalocka Airport, Opalocka, Miami, Florida. Performance by invitation at the annual Miami Air show.

KMAN. July – December 1990; January 22, 1991. Miami Arts Asylum, Cameo Theater, 1455 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

KMAN at Asylum Hits The Streets. March 30, 1991. Street performance and participation in Susan Brauns Play. Also contributed paintings for backdrop of play.

New Times. Best of Miami. March 27 – April 2, 1991. Diversions section. “Best Place To See A Performance Clown With A Helicopter On His Head.” Miami Arts Asylum, 1445 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

El Kaiman. February 19 – 23, 1994. Miami International Boat Show, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida. Miniature Naval Forces invade the boat show at Biscayne Bay Marriott Marina and at the Miami Beach Marina.

“Ship Lanes”. Thursday, December 29, 1995 through Monday, March 18, 1996. 13 week development of sea lanes from The Kapong, 3995 El Prado, Coconut Grove to Key Biscyne and then to Puerto Rico.

KMAN F-5 Flight to Hallandale Beach. 11:16 – 12:29, Wednesday, July 3, 2002. 42.8 miles.

Return of KMAN. Friday, September 5, 2003. One Ear Society Gallery, Streets of Mayfair, 2911 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

Art Kendallman Live! Saturday, September 13-20-27, 2003. One Ear Society Gallery, Streets of Mayfair, 2911 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

Art Kendallman + Brian Kent “The Dismal Project.” Saturday, October 11, 18 & 25, 2003. One Ear Society Gallery, Streets of Mayfair, 2911 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

KMAN Orange Bowl Parade. Take-over of the defunct OBP. December 31, 2003. Downtown Miami, Florida. Grand Marshal Art Kendallman.

Black Ship Float-Boat construction from July 21, 2004 through July 24, 2004. 100 inch wooden missile cruiser for car roof top and bike wheel adapters.

Black Ship Float-Boat first sea trials. Saturday, July 24, 2004. 19:13 – 01:29.

Hell-I-copter ARK AKT. September 16, 2004. Green Giant 1:48 scale canvas chopper flight to Downtown Miami. 10:46 – 15:05, 42.9 miles.

Twin Jet 1:48 ARK AKT. Tuesday, September 21, 2004. Flight to Downtown Miami. 07:27 – 12:13, 50.4 miles.

8mm Camera Jet ARK AKT. Wednesday, October 6, 2004. Flight to Downtown Miami. 14:04 – 22:30, 47.3 miles.

Video of Robert a.k.a. Angel. Thursday, October 7, 2004. By chance met Robert at street corner.

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