Biography

Born in Cuba.
Live and work in New York. USA

1980-1987 Escuela Provincial de Arte “Joaquín Tejada”. Santiago de Cuba. Cuba.
1987-1992 Facultad de Educación Artística del Instituto Superior Pedagógico
“Enrique José Varona”. Havana. Cuba.
2004-2005 Rijksakademie van beldeende kunsten. Amsterdam .Holland

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1993
“Arqueología de la Simulación”. Centro de Arte 23 y 12. Havana. Cuba.
1996
“Nostra Nusquama”. Galería Espacio Estudio. Havana. Cuba.
“Des-Colon-izando el entorno”. Centro Wifredo Lam. Havana. Cuba.
1997
Obra Reciente. Galería Ángel Romero. Madrid. Spain.
1998
Obra Reciente. Sala de Exposiciones Palacio de Abrantes. Salamanca. Spain.
1999
Recent Works. Gary Nader Fine Art. Miami. (USA)*
ROPA USADA. “Para los otros del tercer mundo”. Galería Ángel Romero. Madrid. Spain.
2000
“Más Allá”. Centro Wifredo Lam. Havana. Cuba.
Recent paintings. International Art Studio Valjevo. Yugoslavia
2001
Más Allá”. Museo Iberoamericano de Arte contemporáneo.(MEIAC)Badajoz. Spain.
La angustia de las influencias”. Galería Theredoom. Barcelona. Spain.
“In utero”.Gary Nader Fine Art.Miami.USA.*
2002.
Arte en las Venas.Sala Rivadavia. Fundacion de la Diputacion Provincial de Cadiz. Spain
Arte en las Venas. Museo Cruz Herrera. La Linea de la Concepción. Cadiz. Spain.
From my bathtub. Galeria RAY GUN. Valence. Spain.
Con permiso de mi antropólogo. Galeria Ad Hoc. Vigo .Spain.
2003.
Esteticamente correcto. Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
2004
Paintings..Project Room East. Rijsakademie van beeldende kunsten. Amsterdam. Holland
2005
Beautiful World. Project Room Oost. Rijksakademie van Beeldende
Kunsten. Ámsterdam. Holland.
Ámsterdam. Recent Paintings. Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
2006
Crash/Clash. Hof & Huyser Gallery .Ámsterdam. The Netherlands
The Night inside of the painter’s house. Galerie Jean Brolly. Paris France
2007
Tervuern’s Tales . Grusenmeyer Art Gallery Deurle. Belgium.
Interiors. Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
2009
Drilling America. Pan American Art Projects. Miami. FL. USA
2012
Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester. 8th Floor Space. New York NY USA
The Waste Land. Thomas Jaeckel Gallery. New York NY. USA

Under the Red Light. Galerie Christoffer Egelund. Copenhagen. Denmark

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1990
El Objeto esculturado”. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales. Havana. Cuba.
1994
“Los dados de medianoche”. Galería Espuela de Plata. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales. Havana. Cuba.*
Salón Provincial de Dibujo de Ciudad de la Habana. Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño. Havana. Cuba.
1995
Primer Salón Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cubano. Castillo de la Fuerza y Palacio de Bellas Artes. Havana. Cuba.*
1996
Río Almendrales. Ni fresa ni chocolate. CENCREM. Havana. Cuba.*
Tercera Bienal de Pintura del Caribe. Museo de Arte Moderno. Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic. *
1997
Cuatro Artistas Cubanos”. Exposition Identification. Salle Allende. Université Libre de Bruxelles. Bruselas. Bélgium.
VI Bienal de La Habana. Casona del Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales. Havana. Cuba.
“Inside”. International Art Exhibition. Kassel. Germany.
1998
Hidden Art of Revolution. Contemporary Cuban Art. Toronto. Ontario. Canada.*
“Caribe, exclusión, fragmentación y paraíso” M.E.A.C. (Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo. Badajoz. Spain.*
XXXe Festival internacional de la Peinture. Château-Musée Grimaldi. Cagnes sur Mer. France.*
1999
Internacional Exhibition. ART/OMI Residency. New York. USA.
Heterotopias. Project rooms-Cambres d’art. INTERART 99’. Valence. Spain.*
2000
The Young Ones. Gary Nader Fine Art. Miami. USA.
Paraíso Cero. Eventa 5. Contemporary Art Biennial . Uppsala. Sweden. *
2002
Itinerarios.VII Convocatoria Becas de Artes Plasticas Marcelino
Botin. Marcelino Botin Foundation. Santander. Spain *
Decada de los 90.The Berardo Modern Art Collection. Museo de Sintra .Portugal.
2002
Atravezados. Fundación Telefónica.MADRID.ESPAÑA*
Show y Basura.Foro Sur. Caceres. Extremadura. Spain
DerGlobalKomplex. OK. Centrum fur Gegenwartskunst. Linz. Austria.
Premio L’Oreal de Arte Contemporáneo. XVIII Edition. Madrid
Erased Border. Contemporary Fair. Project Room. Miami FL. USA
2003
Centimetro a centimetro Fernado Pradilla Gallery. Madrid .Spain
Catastrofe Minime. Museo de Nuoro. Cerdana.Italy.
La Colección. Espacio Camargo. Cantabria. Spain.
VIII Bienal de la Habana. La Cabaña.Havana .Cuba.
2004
Inside/outside. Contemporary Cuban Art. Charlotte and Phillp Hanes Art Galllery. Wake Forest University. Florida.USA.
Collective. Galeria METTA, Madrid .Spain.
Open Ateliers. Rijskakademie van beeldende kunsten. Amsterdam. Holland.
Affirming a Legacy .Art from Robert E. Holmes Collection H.C. Taylor Gallery of the Dudley Building. North Carolina .USA
2005
Contemporary Paintings of Latin-America. The DeVos Museum. Northern Michigan University USA.
Mi Cuerpo ,Mi Pais. Cuban Art Today. U.V.A Art Museum. University of Virginia. Virginia. USA
Open Ateliers. Rijskakademie van beeldende kunsten. Amsterdam. Holland.
Berezdivin Collection. Espacio 1414 .Opening Exhibition. San Juan .Puerto Rico
Winter Show. Hof & Huyser Gallery. Ámsterdam. Holland
Young Painters. Grusenmeyer Art Galerie. Deurle. Belgium.
New Paintings. Group show Hof & Huyser Gallery. Ámsterdam. Holland
New adquisitions. The Nederlandsche Bank. Ámsterdam
2006
New Acquisitions. CBK Ámsterdam.Holland
Looking Back, Looking Black African-American, African, and Latino Images from the Robert E. Holmes Collection. The Kansas African-American Museum .Kansas USA.
More than Meet the Eyes. Perspectives from The Robert E Holmes Collection. California Africa-American Museum L.A USA
2007
Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection..Harn Museum of Art . Florida USA
Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection.. Ringling Museum. Tampa Florida. USA
Restos. Estudio Arteologico. Muestra tematica de la coleccion permanente. Contemporary Art Museum of Puerto Rico. San Juan. Puerto Rico.
2008
Deconstruct. Hof & Huyser Gallery. Amsterdam .Holland
Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. California. USA
Visiones Publicas .Pasiones Privadas. Contemporary Art Museum of Vigo.Vigo. Spain
Something and Something Else .Exhibition Oce Art Foundation in Museum Van Bommel van Dam.Venlo Holland
2009
Peregrinatio. Arte en las Ermitas de Sagunt. Sagunt. Valence. Spain.
Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection. The Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg Canada.
2010
Without Mask. Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art. Johannesburg Art Gallery. Johannesburg. South Africa
Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection. Lowe Art Museum. University of Miami. FL.USA
Keloids. Centro Wifredo Lam. Havana. Cuba.
Keloids. Mattress Factory. Pittsburg. USA
Sinergias. Latin-American Art in Spain. MEIAC. Badajoz. Spain.
Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection. Katonah Art Museum. New York .USA.
Open Studios ISCP .Brooklyn New York. USA
2011
Sinergias. Latin-American Art in Spain Macuf Contemporary Art Museum Union Fenosa. Coruna. Spain
Open Studios ISCP .Brooklyn New York. USA
Keloids. Race and Racism in the Cuban Contemporary Art .The 8th Floor. Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation. New York. USA
Buy what you love 2011.The Rema Hort Mann Foundation. Marianne Boesky Gallery. New York.
The Museo’s Biennal (S) Files. Museo del Barrio. Rotunda Gallery .Brooklyn. New York. USA
2012
Building Identities. Contemporary Cuban Art from the Shelly and Donald Rubin Private Collection. Cleveland Clinic’s Art Program Arts & Medicine Institute. OH USA
Skyline Adrift. Cuban Art and Architecture. Art Omi Sculpture Field Park. New York. USA
2013
Fifteen. Recent Acquisitions from the Deutsche Bank Collection. USA
Revolutionary Island:Tales of Cuban History and Culture. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. California.USA

Citizens of the World. Cuba in Queens.The Queen Museum. New York . USA

Lenguaje de Papel. Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid . Spain

2014

Post Picasso. Contemporary Reactions.  Museo Picasso. Barcelona. Spain

Without Mask. Contemporary Afro Cuban Art.The Von Christierson Collection/Wacht Hill Foundation .Museum of Anthropology of the University of British Columbia. Vancouver .Canada

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Deutsche Bank Collection USA
21cMuseum.Kentucky.USA
Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection. New York. USA
Sarah and Darius Anderson Collection. California.USA
Howard Farber Collection. New York .USA
Centro Wifredo Lam. Havana. Cuba.
ART/OMI Residency. Nueva York. USA
ASU Art Museum: Arizona. USA
Colección Berardo Museo de Arte Moderna.. Sintra. Portugal
Museo Extremeño Iberamericano de Arte Contemporáneo. MEIAC.
Marcelino Botín Foundation.Spain
National Museum of Valjevo. Yugoslavia.
Espacio C. Camargo. Cantabria. Spain.
Diputación Provicial de Cadiz .Sala Rivadavia. Cadiz. Spain
Coca Cola Foundation.Spain
CEGAM.Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporaneo.Galicia .Spain
University of Virginia Art Museum. Virginia. USA
Rijskakademie van beeldende kunsten . Amsterdam. Holland.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Havana . Cuba.
Stichting Oce Kunstbezitp. Venlo. Holland
De Nederlandshe Bank. Holland.
Arttoteek Den Hagg. Holland

PRIZES AND AWARDS
Segundo Premio I Salón Nacional de Arte contemporáneo Cubano.
Castillo de la Fuerza y Palacio de Bellas Artes. Havana. Cuba.1997
Mención de Honor XXXe. Festival International de la Peinture. Château-Musée Grimaldi. Cagnes sur Mer. Francia 1998

RESIDENCIES/Fellowships/stipends.
Artist Studio in Residency Bronx Museum 2011
Chashama Studios. Brooklyn. New York 2011
The Pollock–Krasner Foundation Grant. New York. 2011
The Christopher Reynolds Foundation. New York. 2010
Mattress Factory Residency Programs. 2010
ISCP. Brooklyn. NY.USA 2010 \ 2011
Raid Project. Los Angeles California.2009
Dutch Ministry of Foreing Affairs, DCO/IC.2005
Dutch Ministry of Foreing Affairs, DCO/IC.2004
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education,Culture and Science,2004-2005
Fundación Marcelino Botín 2000.España
ART/OMI Residency. Nueva York. USA.1999.