In 1995 he graduated from the Professional School of Visual Arts (Middle Level), in Trinidad, Cuba. He continued his studies at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), where he did a Degree Course in Visual Arts from 1996 to 2001. He lives and works in Havana, and has developed his work in the fields of installation and drawing. His pieces have been exhibited in important biennials of visual arts such as the Havana Biennial and the Venice Biennial. He was a professor at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) during a decade (2001-2011) and is a member of the Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba (UNEAC).

He has obtained scholarships and art residences such as Atelier Calder, Cité International des Arts and Le Pavillon, in France; Fountainhead and Vermont Studio Center, in the USA; Museum of Contemporary Art of Castille and Leon, MUSAC, in Spain, and Batiscafo, London.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS – selection –

 

2017

Standby. ArteMorfosis-Galería de Arte Cubano, Zurich, Switzerland

2016

La Historia es de quien la cuenta II (History Belongs to the One Who Tells It II) Artis 718 Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2014

Making of. Villa Manuela Gallery, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba

Quantum State. TUB Gallery, Miami, USA

Open Studio. Atelier Calder Residence, Saché, France

La Historia es de quien la cuenta (History Belongs to the One Who Tells It). Afro-Asian Institute, Graz, Austria

2011

Intelligence, Defense and Security. Odile Ouizeman Gallery, Paris, France

2010

Holiday. La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2009

Caja negra (Black Box). 26 de Julio Firing Range, Havana, Cuba

2008

Memory Stick. 23 y 12 Gallery, Havana, Cuba

El salto (The Jump). NM Projects, Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

2007

Plastic Girl. Ángel Romero Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2006

Espectador (Spectator). Servando Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2004

Flashback. Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba

2001

Mi mejor estrella no es un actor, sino un reproductor (My Best Star Is Not an Actor but a Reproducer). 23 y 12 Gallery, Havana, Cuba

1998

Yunieski y Yolexi en escena (Yunieski and Yolexi on the Stage). Galería DUPP, Development Center for the Visual Arts, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba

1997

Luna de miel en Zulueta (Honeymoon in Zulueta) (Intervention). Parrandas de Zulueta (Zulueta carnival), Villa Clara, Cuba

La boda de Yunieski y Yolexi (The Wedding of Yunieski and Yolexi) (Intervention). El Ciervo Encantado Café-Theater, Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba

GROUP EXHIBITIONS – selection –

2017

Kalei2copio Havana (Kaleidoscope Havana). Mário Sequeira Gallery, Braga, Portugal

2016

Tradiciones (des)dibujadas. Vitamina D para el contexto cubano (Blurred Traditions. Vitamin D for the Cuban Context). Villa Manuela Gallery, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba

Fuerza y sangre. Imaginarios de la bandera en el arte cubano (Strength and Blood. Imageries of the Flag in Cuban Art). Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba

2015

Detrás del muro 2: en el medio de la nada (Behind the Wall 2: in the Midst of Nothing). Collateral 12 Havana Biennial,

Malecón (sea drive) of Havana, Cuba

Aloud. 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York, USA

2014

Y se hizo la luz (Et facta est lux) (And There Was Light). Museum of Contemporary Art Gas Natural Fenosa (MAC), La Coruña, Spain

Las otras narraciones: una década de animación en Cuba (The Other Narrations: a Decade of Animation in Cuba). Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana, Cuba

2013

Derrumbando muros (Knocking Down Walls). National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba

Open Studio. Vermont Studio Center Residence, Vermont, USA

Behind the Wall. The 8th Floor Rubin Foundation, New York, USA

2012

Detrás del muro (Behind the Wall). Collateral 11 Havana Biennial, Malecón of Havana, Cuba

Entre Trópicos (Between Tropics). La CAIXA Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011

Adjoining Islands. The Cuban Pavilion in Manhattan. Magnan Projects, The 8th Floor, New York, USA

Aleph II. 54 Venice Biennial, Cuban Pavilion, Island of San Servolo, Venice, Italy

2010

Ámbito Heterotópico (Heterotopic Space). Factoría Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Océano digital (Digital Ocean). Puerta Cerrada Gallery, Botín Foundation, Córdoba, Spain

XI Festival de Artes Visuales de Campeche (11 Visual Arts Festival of Campeche). Campeche, Mexico

Text tospech, l’altro linguaggio. Bonelli Lab, Canetto, Italy

Trópico estoico (Stoical Tropic). MUCA Roma, Mexico City, Mexico

2009

Latitudes (Latitudes). Hotel de Ville. Paris, France

Crossing Fashion. Reininghaus, Graz, Austria

Género, (trans)género y (des)generados (Gender, (Trans)gender and (De)generate). Raúl Oliva Gallery, Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba

2008

V Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo (Fifth Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art). Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba

Cubanos convertibles (Cuban Convertibles). Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba

2007

Versus. Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Quels sens? Odile Ouizeman Gallery, Paris, France

Workshop Le Pavillon. Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; New Delhi / Chandigarh / Agra / Benares, India

2006

Latido (Beat). Traveling exhibition to museums of contemporary art in Norway

Drawn and Quartered. Center for the Arts. Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, USA

2005

IV Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo (Fourth Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art). Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba

2004

Zonas eventuales (Eventual Zones). Result of Batiscafo Residence, Gasworks / Triangle Art Trust. London-Havana

2003

Sentido común (Common Sense). Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba

2000

1, 2, 3… probando (1, 2, 3… Testing) Galería DUPP at 7 Havana Biennial, Morro-Cabaña Historical Military Park, Havana, Cuba

Con un pensar abstraído (With a Detached Thought). Galería DUPP in Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba

1999

Con un mirar abstraído (With a Detached Glance). Galería DUPP in La Rampa, Havana

La Época (The Age). Galería DUPP in La Época Shopping Center, Havana, Cuba

1998

First Ana Mendieta Performance Festival, Galería DUPP, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba

1997

Antes de la lluvia (Before the Rain). Collateral 6 Havana Biennial, Higher Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba

COLLECTIONS – selection –

  • Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Kunstlaboratorium. Vestfossen, Oslo, Norway
  • Collection National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido. Aragon, Spain
  • Collection Jumex. Mexico City, Mexico
  • Collection Museo Rufino Tamayo. Mexico City, Mexico
  • Collection Farber. New York, USA
  • Collection Solita Cohen de Mishaan. Colombia / USA
  • Private collection Darius Anderson. California, USA
  • Private collection Pizzuti Collection. USA
  • Collection Ana María Olabuenaga Chemestri. Mexico City, Mexico
  • Private collection Alfredo Chedraui. Mexico City, Mexico
  • Collection Gilbert Brownstone. France / Cuba
  • Private collection Zoe and Nabil Debs. Beirut, Lebanon
  • Collection Claudio Marinelli. Italy-Cuba

 

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