Born in 1981 in Mexico City, Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes is one of the artists who have collaborated in the expansion of the Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA).
He has a degree in visual arts and a specialization in cultural management, contemporary production and curatorship. Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes has exhibited his works in different national spaces (Museum of Sciences and Arts in Mexico City) and international (Prague, New York and Barcelona) . In his role as curator he has worked with the Institute of Culture of Yucatán, with the Museum of Contemporary Art Ateneo de Yucatán and the Marista University.During the last three years, Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes has been an assistant to the sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor in his works for the MUSE found in the surrounding area Cancun,Women Island and Punta Nizuc.
The Beetle sculpture, created by Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes
Rodrigo Quinones Reyes is one of the five artists that make up the integrity of this Cancun Underwater Museum One of the pieces that make up this underwater ride is a Volkswagen Beetle, as part of the Think Blue initiative, which seeks a healthier environment, collaborating with the conservation of the place. The German firm Volkswagen collaborated with this great Arrecife Blue project, for the underwater museum. Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes was the artist who carried out this project as a contribution to the marine ecosystem and the Coral reefs.
Making the Beetle
The work of Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes, which took four months of work, was created with marine cement and fiberglass rods. These materials are ideal to prevent corrosion and also help the species of the depths to obtain an artificial reef and make this space a permanent home.
The work of Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes was immersed in the waters of the Caribbean Sea and has properties similar to those of a natural rock, which will allow corals, sponges and algae to settle in the sculpture and, this in turn attract marine species such as : hedgehogs, crabs, lobsters, hawksbill turtles, among many others.
Discover how you can know this incredible aquatic work
You can know the Underwater Museum through the various tours in Aquaworld, which will allow you to appreciate in all its splendor the work of Quiñones and other artists You can take a great underwater walk with the tour of the submarine Paradise Subsee because inside it has a transparent background which will allow you to appreciate these incredible works of art more easily.
You also have the possibility of exploring the depths of the sea with expert guides and instructors in diving under the waters of the Caribbean Sea and thus admire the MUSA sculptures. You can even snorkel and take advantage of your tour to visit the area and appreciate the works of the Mexican artist Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes.
The underwater tour will allow you to observe how underwater nature is in harmony with the sustainable actions carried out by MUSA such as the development of eco-friendly products and technologies, which arise from the use of natural resources and by raising awareness in society about responsible actions, all this through its artists such as Rodrigo Quiñones Reyes in this case.