Tag : Humberto Castro

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Humberto Castro – “Tracing Antilles”

16 October  – 16 February  2014

Opening Reception October 16th from 6-9pm

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 SW 17th St.
Miami, FL

Humberto Castro executes an artistic journey across the Antilles in an ever-transforming exhibition that conceptually circumnavigates the islands of the Caribbean. FIU’s Frost Art Museum commissioned the Cuban-born contemporary artist to create a new multimedia site-specific installation entitled Tracing Antilles. Curated by Ana Estrada, the exhibition is the result of an artistic investigation of the historical events that have shaped the region’s cultures through colonization and emigration.

Humberto Jesús Castro García (Havana, Cuba, 1957– ) is one of the most active members of the “Generation of the 1980s,” which transformed the aesthetic and conceptual art scene of Cuba. He studied at the San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts and at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana. In 1983 he founded the creative team “Hexagon” in which, alongside other artists, he mounted installations aimed at provoking public participation in the work. In 1999, he moved to the United States and currently lives and works in Miami.

Link:>>Exhibition catalogue

 

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The young and the Restless: Contemporary Art

Opening July 5, 2013

 

Cernuda Arte
3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL

Exhibiting:

José Bedia,  Humberto Castro,  Demi,,   Julio LarrazManuel MendiveClara MoreraGina PellónArturo RodríguezTomás Sánchez, and others.

 

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Humberto Castro, Drawings & Sculpture

October 4 – November 10, 2012

Opening Thursday, October 4, 2012 , 7- 10 PM

Oxenberg Fine Art
50 NE 29 Street, Miami, FL 33137

….In his early years, he also delved into performance art, especially using it as a vehicle for social criticism in Cuba. Castro is one of the most active members of the group widely recognized as the “Generation of the 80s” in Cuba, which generated changes in the aesthetic and conceptual art scene of the island.

Link>> Press release

Link >> Art Talk Humberto Castro & Pau LLosa

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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

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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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Humberto Castro – Farside Gallery

FARSIDE GALLERY PRESENTS Feeding Your Soul

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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Humberto Castro – Video

ArtMiamiTV Video from series Artist Profiles

November 2011

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Cuba Avant-Garde Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection

The Farber collection contains art from both inside and outside the island. The book is an review of contemporary cuban art over the last 20 years.

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Humberto Castro – Solo show at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries

By Irina Leyva

Art Nexus

Issue #79 Dec – Feb 2011

Traces of Migrations, Humberto Castro’s most recent individual show, brings together a group of works that are like snapshots of his own life. As the title indicates, this is a representation of the artist’s vision through his years of exile and of what he believes has marked him as a person.
Stylistically, there is a return to previous periods in his career, almost like a revision in a general sense. We find the artist revisiting his iconic androgynous, stylized figures of the 1990s.

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Humberto Castro

Various exhibits at Virginia Miller Galleries

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