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Cuban O! Major Exhibit of Cuban Art at Northrup King Building, Minneapolis

October 1, 2015

Northrup King Building,
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

In a first-of-its-kind exhibit for the Twin Cities, a wide-ranging exhibit of contemporary Cuban art by more than a dozen internationally-recognized Cuban artists will be displayed from October 1st through October 4th in northeast Minneapolis.

The exhibit, consisting of dozens of works and called Cuban O!, is curated by Cuban artist Ciro Quintana, who has been recognized as one of the most well-known and influential figures in Cuban art over the last thirty years. Creator of Pure Group, Quintana is part of a legendary generation of artists that emerged in Cuba in the early 80s and who are responsible for a revolution in Cuban Art.

Art from the following artists will be represented: Gustavo Acosta; Jairo Alfonzo; Kenia Alguiñao; Nestor Arena; Henry Ballate; Jose Bedia; Ariel Cabrera; Consuelo Castañeda; Tomas Esson; Carlos Estevez; Adrian Morales; Ciro Quintana; Pedro Vizcaino.

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Rafael Lopez-Ramos: CHROMATIC APORIAS, at MOCA Proyect Gallery, North Miami

September, 19 2015   7-9pm

Museum of Contemporary Art
North Miami
Joan Lehman Building
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, Florida 33161


In Chromatic Aporias the artist includes realistic renderings of tropical fruits paraphrasing the gaze of colonial Art; the syncretism of Afro-Cuban religious symbols and Catholic images; and the Revolution’s propaganda iconography. Now he adds typical Americana popular culture characters, and esoteric symbols related to the American political tradition. The carnivalesque mixture of such dissimilar narratives may connote the cultural, philosophical and political paradoxes faced by the Cuban soul today, in a contemporary reenactment of the Aristotelian concept of Aporia: the equality of contrary conclusions.

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Gustavo Acosta: “Timeline”, at Latin American Masters Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

September 12 – October 31, 2015

Reception for the Artist: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6 – 8 PM

Latin American Masters Art Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave E2,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Latin American Masters is pleased to present, Timeline, an exhibition of recent paintings by Gustavo Acosta (Cuba, b. 1958). Acosta’s Timeline paintings feature the neo-romantic architecture of a seemingly abandoned city. Acosta’s treatment of surface, particularly the staining and layering of color, reinforce an awareness of time’s imprint. Yet, his paintings have an enigmatic, A-temporal quality, as if haunted by history. Rather than ghost towns, they appear as constructions from a parallel world that can never be entered, where threedimensional space flows seamlessly into two-dimensional geometry.

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Rafael López-Ramos in group show Alpha & Omega at Arevalo Gallery, Miami

April 25- 26
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

April 27 – 28
by appointment

Arevalo Gallery
151 NE 40th St. Ste. 200.
Miami FL 33137
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Glexis Novoa, recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation 2013 Painters & Sculptors Grant

The Joan Mitchell Foundation announces the 2013 Painters & Sculptors Grant Recipients

December 13, 2013

New York, NY – The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-five recipients of the 2013 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program in the amount of $25,000 each.
The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual artists. The grants are given to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality.Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, whom they feel deserve more recognition for their creative achievements and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. The candidates’ images were viewed for consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel that convened this fall at the office of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and art educators.
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The Silent Shout: Voices in Cuban Abstraction 1950-2013 – Miami

Opening on November 1st from 6-10pm


ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries
169 Madeira Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

“The Silent Shout” is the first exhibition outside Cuba featuring these groups of artists from different generations, including three artists being shown in Greater Miami for the first time. 

This exhibition provides an overview of these nine important abstract artists from Cuba, as well as a glimpse into that nation’s historically significant “10 Pintores Concretos” and “Los Once” groups.

One of the curators of Pinturas del Silencio—José Angel Vincench—is an artist whose work is included in The Silent Shout as well as being one of its three curators. Other artists whose paintings are included in The Silent Shout are Hugo Consuegra, Sandú Darié, Carlos García, Luis Enrique López, Raúl Martínez, Pedro de Oraá, José Rosabal, and Loló Soldevilla.


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Ofill Echevarria’s “El Mundo de los Vivos” is Released

This first book of Cuban American artist Ofill Echevarria (La Habana, 1972) is presented in collaboration with Un-Gyve Limited. Debuting as a member of Grupo Arte Calle in 1988, a graduate of la Academia San Alejandro, Ofill Echevarria has since exhibited his work in galleries and museums internationally. He lives and works in New York City, the urban reality of which is vividly depicted in “El Mundo de los Vivos” book and touring exhibition.

Unveiled in Mexico City with the support of Galeria Alfredo Ginocchio and the exhibit “Momentum,” the work has now launched in the United States with the coinciding solo exhibition “The Real World,” new large scale oil paintings from Ofill and a selection of his moving pictures, at the Carriage House Center for the Arts, sponsored by the Cuban Cultural Center and the Gabarron Foundation, New York City.

The 125 page clothbound hardcover with text contributed by Carol Damian, Emilio Garcia Montiel and Alejandro Robles, translated by Marilu Menendez is now available for purchase online.

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Works on Paper

September 13 – October 6, 2013


Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center
111 SW 5th Avenue
Miami, FL

The ” Works on Paper” exhibit aims to establish a general vision of the importance and variety of the art of Drawing in Contemporary Cuban Art.

Twenty four comtemporary cuban artists will participate in this exhibit-
some emerging, some established.


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Glexis Novoa Exhibits in Brooklyn

May 5 – June 9, 2013

Opening May 5, 5:30 – 8 PM

Five Myles
558 St Johns Place

FiveMyles is pleased to present Empire, a group exhibition that brings together twelve contemporary artists whose works address themes of conquest through ethnic conflict, landscape, exploitation of the body and commercialization.

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Cuban Americans at Art Platform LA

September 27 – 30, 2012

Art Platform Los Angeles
Pan American Art Projects Booth 301
at the Barker Hangar Santa Monica
3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica

Participating Artisits:

Luis Cruz Azaceta, Jose Bedia, Salvador Corratge, Allan D’Arcangelo, Leon Ferrari, Guido Llinas, Raul Martinez, Raul Milian, Louise Nevelson, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Mariano Rodriguez, Carolina Sardi, Lolo Soldevilla, Mark Tobey, and Andy Warhol.
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Carlos Estevez:Memorabilia & Elsa Mora:Femina Plantarum

September 7 to November 3, 2012

Pan American Art Projects
2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

Artist reception-September 6, 2012 from 6 to 9 PM

Pan American Art Projects is very pleased to announce the beginning of the 2012 / 2013 art season with exhibitions by Cuban-American artists Carlos Estevez and Elsa Mora. In this two – person show each artist is individually exploring his/her own ideas of transformation.

link to Gallery

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Jose Bedia – The Netherlands

May 6 to August 26, 2012

Museum Het Domein
Kapittelstraat 6
Museum Het Domein proudly presents a double exhibition by Cuban-American artist José Bedia (Havana, Cuba, 1959) and Belgium-based Dutch artist Hans Lemmen (Venlo, the Netherlands 1959). The two artists share an interest in anthropology and in crossing borders between different cultures. Their work is an antidote to disenchantment in the world, and they seek to create connections between traditional cultures and contemporary society.

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Carlos Estevez – Intersticios – Panama

July 18 to August 18, 2012

Allegro Galeria
Calle 73 #16 San Francisco
Allegro Galería tiene el placer de presentar “Intersticios”, la segunda muestra individual en   Panamá del reconocido artista cubano residente en los Estados Unidos, Carlos Estévez (1969).

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Jose Bedia – Interview on Retrospective

19 minute video, interview of Jose Bedia by Dennys Matos.

July 2012

In spanish

Click on Read More to view.

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Diluvios Intimos – Carlos Estevez

June 21st to July 21st, 2012

Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery
Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

La galería de arte contemporáneo Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, presenta por segunda vez en el país al artista cubano Carlos Estevez, con un show elegante y cautivante: “Diluvios Íntimos” a partir del jueves 21 de junio, 2012 a las 8:00pm.

Carlos Estevez (La Habana, 1969), reconocido artista de origen cubano radicado en La Florida, interpreta todo lo que acontece, todo el mundo de los objetos y de la cultura, a través del prisma de la espiritualidad y de la reflexión acerca de la existencia. La mayoría de sus proyectos artísticos invitan a meditar sobre un hombre que es a la vez cosmos, que reflexiona y actúa continuamente desde esa perspectiva trascendente en su afán de comprender el universo.

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Glexis Novoa – Building Bridges

Bridge Red Studios Project Space,
12425 NE 13th Ave., Suite 5;
Miami, FL


Some of the first structures humans ever made were bridges. We knew we wanted to cross over to new territory, and then be able to come back again.

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Jose Bedia – Miami Art Museum

Major career retrospective of the work of Jose Bedia

Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, September 2, 2012

Miami Art Museum
101 W Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130
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Jose Bedia – Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery- Santo Domingo

Historias de un Pais Gentil

May 3 – June 3, 2012

Opening May 3, 2012 8:00pm

Galería Lyle O. Reitzel (Santo Domingo)
Gustavo Mejía Ricart, Torre Piantini Suite 1 & 2 A,
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Jose Bedia- New Orleans

March 3 to April 28, 2012

Heriard-Cimino Gallery
440 Julio St
New Orleans, LA
Hours: Tues-Sat 10 am to 5 PM
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Humberto Castro Video Paris Exhibit

Video taken during the opening of the recent exhibit  of Humberto Castro’s work at Gallerie Akie Arichi in Paris where he is interviewed by Zoe Valdes.

Video by Ricardo Vega.

In spanish

Click on more below to view-

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Humberto Castro – Gallery Akié Arichi, Paris

Contemporary Fables

From March 6 to April 18, 2012

Gallery Akié Arichi
26 Rue Keller, 75011  Paris
Opening Tuesday March 6 6 to 8:30 PM

Gallery Akié Arichi is proud to anounce the exhibit of the recent work of Humberto Castro.  The artist will be present at the opening.

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Jose Bedia – Art Miami.TV

Is the quintessential “Trans-cultural Spiritual Pilgrim”. He is the archetype traveler whose painterly passages refer to his experiences of mobility and transpassing. Jose in many respects is a modern day Indiana Jones. His trips abroad start off about his encounters and observations jotted down in his journal, followed by dialogue, apprenticeship and ultimately long term friendships. His travels have produced a plethora of spiritual keepsakes, art and even shamans who have become friends for life.

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Announcing Art Wynwood

International Contemporary Art Fair – Wynwood

Friday, Feb 17th – Sunday Feb 19th 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Monday Feb 20th 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location:         Art Wynwood Pavilion | Midtown Miami – Wynwood

3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33137

Exhibiting- Gustavo Acosta, Tomas Esson, Offill Echevarria, Gina Pellon, Tomas Sanchez, Guerra de la Paz and others.

Art Wynwood, the highly anticipated inaugural International Contemporary Art Fair, and sister fair to Art Miami, is pleased to announce several highlights from its upcoming debut. Taking place during President’s Day Weekend, Thursday, Feb. 16, to Monday, Feb. 20, in the spacious 100,000-square-foot Art Miami Pavilion, Art Wynwood has drawn international support and attention for its impressive program of performances, paintings, photography, sculpture, art video and new media, conceptual art and street art by 500 celebrated and emerging artists, as represented by more than 50 galleries from Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands, Venezuela, United Kingdom and the United States.

VIP Preview: February 16, 2012   from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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Gustavo Acosta – Frederick Boloix Fine Art, Sun Valley, Idaho

Gallery Walk, sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association, will take place Friday, Feb. 17, from 5-8 p.m.  Join Wendy Jaquet, co-founder of the Sun Valley Gallery Association, for a free guided Gallery Walk that starts from the Sun Valley recreation office at 5 p.m.

Frederick Boloix Fine Art Gallery -The Galleria, 351 Leadville Ave., at Fourth and Leadville—Frederic Boloix Fine Arts will be extending and adding to the show of paintings by Cuban/American artist Gustavo Acosta. Featured will be a large-scale work titled “The Great System,” which shows the city of Paris as seen from the highest point of the Sacre Coeur. Appetizers offered at Rolling in the Dough in the Courtyard.

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Gustavo Acosta – Raymaluz Art Gallery Madrid


February 14 to March 18, 2012

Raymaluz Art Gallery
San Lorenzo 3
28004 Madrid
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Ruben Torres Llorca

How long can you keep the wolf from the door? A powerful title for a powerful piece of art. Conceptual artist Rubén Torres Llorca is considered a living master. He works in many mediums and creates his installation art sets entirely by hand. His incredibly detailed paintings weave romantic film noir novels in constructed spaces that resound with quietness, impending drama and leave the audience riveted. He is akeen to the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock.

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Humberto Castro – Farside Gallery


Exhibition of Works by Artist Humberto Castro

On View January 9 – February 8, 2012

Opening Reception:  Saturday, January 21, 2012

Humberto Castro is a Cuban artist born in Havana in 1957.  He is a graduate from the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in 1977 and earned his master degree from the Higher Institute of Art of Havana in 1984.

The exhibition at Farside Gallery will highlight the relationship between man and animals in Humberto Castro’s artistic exploration.  The exhibition also showcases the close connection between his drawings, which span over several decades, and various recent paintings.

Since the beginning of his career in Cuba, he received numerous awards in printmaking, drawing, painting, and installations among them the First prize in printmaking at the Salon de Piquant Format, at the Salon Trace de Matzo, at the Concurs Literature en la Plastic, at the Encounter de Grabado`83, and at the Casa de Las Americas.  He also received First prize in installation at the Salon UNEAC, the National prize in drawing at the Salon Trace de Matzo and at the Salon Provincial de Arts Plastics in Havana.

He is also the recipient of various international awards:  First international prize in drawing at the Triennial Intergrafic of Berlin, First international prize in printmaking at the Triennial de Arte Contra la Guerra of Poland, and First Prize in printmaking at the VII San Juan Print Biennial of Puerto Rico.

In 1983, he founded the team Hexagon in which, alongside other artists, he mounted installations aimed at provoking public participation in the work.  Castro is one of the most active members of the group widely recognized as the “Cuban 80’s Generation”, which generated changes in the aesthetic and conceptual art scene of the island.

In 1989 he immigrated to France, where he lived for ten years and became active in the Parisian intellectual scene, holding exhibitions and giving conferences across Europe. Castro was an appointed member of the Maison des Artistes Français and he received the prize Toison d’Or at the Art Jonction fair in Cannes in 1994. Thereafter, he moved to the United States, where he lives and works since 1999.

Humberto Castro’s work is represented in numerous museums and public collections such as: the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; the Museum of Art Against the War of Lublin, Poland; the Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo, Brazil; the Museum of Arts Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the Frost Museum of Florida International University, Miami, FL; the Museum of Latin-American Art of Long Beach, California; the Snite Museum of Art of Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana among others.

In addition, his work has appeared in books and publications worldwide, among them New Art of Cuba by Luis Camnitzer, Memoria: Cuban Art of the 20th Century (California/International Art Foundation), and Cuba Siglo XX: modernidad y sincretismo (Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona, Spain).

The opening night reception for Feeding Your Soul is Saturday, January 21, 2012, 7 – 9 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from January 9 through February 8, 2012  weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm.

The artist is represented by ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, FL.

Free parking is available across the street at the Central Bible Assembly of God on opening night.

Venue:                                   Farside Gallery

On view:                                January 9 through February 8, 2012

Event name:                          Feeding Your Soul

Event contact:                      Raissa Soler

Event time:                            weekdays 11 am to 5 pm, by appointment

Event email:                          farsidegallery@bellsouth.net

Venue address:                    1305 SW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33174

Event phone:                        305-264-3355

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Raw – Homespace Art Gallery

1128 St. Roch Ave,

New Orleans, LA

January 14 to February 5, 2012

Participating artists:

Alejandro Aguilera, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Carlos Estevez, Geandy Pavon among others.

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Urbanitas-Pan American Art Projects

December 10, 2011 – February 4, 2011

Opening reception Saturday, December 10  2-9 pm

PanAmerican ArtProjects

2450 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
telephone 305.573.2400

Featuring the work of:

Gustavo Acosta, Gory, Carlos Estevez, Luis Cruz Azaceta and others

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Tomas Esson- IMPERIALISMO 2011

Ramis Barquet

532 West 24th Street New York, NY 10011 tel 212.675.3421 fax 212.675.3432
Nov. 10 – Dec. 17, 2011

Reception: Thursday, November 10, from 6 –8 PM

Ramis Barquet Gallery is pleased to present IMPERIALISMO 2011, our first exhibition devoted to the flags of Tomás Esson. This will be the artist’s second solo show at the gallery.

Tomás Esson is one of the most important and influential contemporary Cuban painters. A leading figure in the storied 80s Generation, his work forms part of a Cuban pictorial tradition with links to artists including Wifredo Lam, Amelia Peláez and René Portocarrero. Yet over the last 25 years, trawling the great reservoir of libido, Esson has in his vast body of work developed a unique, highly charged and often controversial visual language that extends beyond his origins and is uniquely his own.

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