I grew up in Honduras, a place where there is a mixture of Catholic and Indigenous beliefs, which are reflected in daily life. Honduras has been affected by wars, as well as devastated by hurricanes and other natural phenomena. The syncretism of its traditions, and its social and environmental issues has affected my perception of life, and in turn, affects how I depict the world around me.
— Nahum Flores



NAHUM FLORES was born in Honduras in 1974. He immigrated to Canada at the age of seventeen. In 2001, Nahúm graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in drawing and painting. He has been showing his work since 1996. Presently he lives and works in Toronto.

Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Nahúm’s work has been showcased in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Croatia, Serbia and the United States. He has received numerous grants including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2014.

Nahúm was the recipient of the Corporate Purchase Award at the 2011 Artist Project in Toronto, and won the same award three years earlier, in 2008.

In 2013, Nahúm participated in the Serie Project-Artist Residency in Austin Texas. Since 2008, he has been a Visual Arts Workshop Leader at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.