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All my work in a general sense deals with the question of identity, understood as the system of judgments about a person, culture or phenomenon. This question is generally treated from the prism of Caribbean popular culture, using the humor and elements of this culture, and such cliches formed about the culture, that when it comes from them, it builds images that simultaneously incarnate that reality, and question it.

The ambivalence of genres is also a topic that is near to me, a game of illusions with the spectator, the doubt in the identity of a concept or an image, the phenomena that pretend to be one thing, but that are really something else or both at the same time.

Although my work has a conceptual root, where the idea conditions formal elements; the sensory sense, the sensations that emanate from the forms of my work are fundamental to them. In my artwork I am used to working with different media depending on how interested I am: painting, installations, sculptures, prints, ceramics; this, however, has been associated generally with the soft sculpture (sewn and stuffed fabrics), a technique that brings me closer to the craftwork of the popular cultures of the Caribbean, incorporating real chosen objects.

ELIO RODRIGUEZ

February 20th, 1966. Havana, Cuba

Lives in Spain

 

ACADEMICS STUDIES

1989 Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba.

1984 San Alejandro Art Academic, Havana, Cuba.

 

RESIDENCIES

2015 Hutchins Fellowship, Harvard University, MA, USA.

2010 Artist in Residency. Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. USA.

2003 Artist in Residency. El Museo Diego Rivera & Francisco Oller, Buffalo, NY, USA.

2002  Guest Professor. Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

  Guest Artist. Ceramic Workshop. Harvard University. Boston, USA.

 

PERSONAL SHOWS

2014  "Corridas y Venidas" Breese Little Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

2012  "Selva en las Paredes" Pumps Project, Contemporary Art Center "Las Cigarreras", Alicante, Spain.

"Carnival/Cannival" Elio Rodriguez and Douglas Perez. Breese Little Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2009 "Ceiba Negra"  L´Escorxador, Elche, Alicante, Spain

2007 "Remakes"  Frick Fine Arts Gallery. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. USA.

2006  "Elio Rodríguez/Mayra Alpizar" Cervantes Institute. London, United Kingdom.

"Ceiba"  (with Susana Guerrero) IX Havana Biennial. Provincial Center of Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

2005 "Remakes"  Gallery 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba.

2003 "Quilts & co."  Open Studio, VII Havana Biennial. Casa Gaia, Teniente Rey # 157, H. Vieja, Havana, Cuba.

2001 "El Macho: Made in Cuba"  El Museo Diego Rivera & Francisco Oller, Buffalo, NY, USA.

2000 "Vogue"  Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

"Elio Rodríguez" UNEAC/ Nicolás Guillén Foundation, Havana, Cuba

"Elio Rodríguez/René Peña" Galerie Winance-Sabre, Tournai, Belgium

1999 "Mulatisímas"  La Casona Gallery, FCBC, Havana, Cuba.

1997 "La Gran Salsa" 23 y 12 Gallery, VI Havana Biennial Havana, Cuba.

1996 "Las Perlas de tu Boca" Gallery Serigraphy Workshop, Havana, Cuba.

1995 "Paladares" Alternative Gallery “Espacio Estudio”, Havana, Cuba

"Paladares" Student Union Gallery, Jersey City State University, NJ, USA.

1994 Tropical Gallery House of Young Creator, V Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.

"Recent Works" Arts Space Gallery, Jersey City State University, NJ, USA.

1993 "Morboutopías" Center of Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1991  "El Macho" Provincial Arts Center, Havana, Cuba.

"¿Mami, qué será lo que quiere el negro?" Facultad de Arte, Havana University, Havana, Cuba

 

COLECTIVE SHOWS

2014  "Without Masks" MOA, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

"All Together Now"  Bresse Little Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

"Drapetomania" The 8th Floor Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

"Paintings and Sculptures" Thomas Jaeckle Gallery, New York, NY. USA.

"Old Tin Cutlery Before the Invention of the Fork" Breese Little Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2013  "Citizens of the World. Cuba in Queens" Queens Museum, NYC, NY. USA.

"Drapetomania" Center of Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

"Drapetomania" Provincial Arts Center. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

2012  "Queloides. Raza y Racismo en el Arte Cubano Contemporaneo" Rudenstine Gallery. Du Bois Institute for African and Afro American Research, Boston. MA, USA.

"Queloides. Raza y Racismo en el Arte Cubano Contemporaneo" The 8th Floor Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

2011 "Ya se Leer. Imagen y Texto en el Arte Latinoamericano" Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba.

2010  "Queloides. Raza y Racismo en el Arte Cubano Contemporaneo" Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. USA.

"Gold Prints, Cuban Contemporary Prints" London Print  Studio, London, United Kingdom.

"Without Masks" Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

"Queloides. Raza y Racismo en el Arte Cubano Contemporáneo"  Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba

2009 "Art Jaen 2009" International Art Fair, Jaen, Andalucia, Spain

"Genero (Trans)Genero y los Degenerados" X Bienal de la Habana. Cultural Center Bertold Berth, Havana. Cuba

"Proyecto Banderas" ExpoCuba, Havana, Cuba

"Alta Tension" Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2008 "Arte Contemporáneo Español. Obra Gráfica" Galeria Espace Mercerie. Lausana, Switzerland.

"We are Porno, Si!" Aglutinador Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

"Ghost Posters" 23 y 12 Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

"Terapia de Grupo" Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2007 "Art and Satire, Subversion: The Power of Parody. 5 Iberoamerican Visions" Casa de America. Madrid, Spain.

"Christian Walter, Dos Décadas de Serigrafía" Cultural Center Caja Granada San Antón, Granada, Spain.

"AfroCuba: Works on Papers, 1968-2003" Lowe Art Museum, FL, EUA.

"Estampa 2007 International Print Fair" Centro de Exposiciones, Madrid, Spain.

"IVAM Electra 2007" Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valencia, Spain.

"La Mirada Perversa" Aural Gallery. Alicante, Spain.

2006 "Enjoy!" IX Havana Biennial. Performance and Video International Event. Salon La Tropical, Havana, Cuba.

"Estampa 2006 Internacional Print Fair" Centro de Exposiciones, Madrid, Spain (Stand Christian Walter).

2005 "!LA CUBANIDAD! Cuban Posters 1940/2004" MAK Works on Paper Room, Austria

"AfroCuba: Works on Papers, 1968-2003" San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, L.A. / Kennesaw State University, Georgia/ Indianapolis Museum of Art/ Lowe Art Museum, USA.

2004  "Cuban Posters" Track 16 Gallery, Santa Mónica, LA, USA.

"Labores Domesticas" Provincial Art Center , Pinar del Río/ Centre of Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

"La Escuela de Columbia" Gallery “Mariano Rodríguez”, Villa Panamerican, Havana, Cuba.

2002 "Arte Contemporáneo de Cuba" Latin America Memorial, Biennial of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo. Brazil.

"Arte Cubano Contemporáneo" Center of Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

2001 "III Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo"  Center Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba.

"La Isla Infinita"  Centro Cultural La Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"Tenía que ser Negro"  Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

2000 "Arriba la Carpa"  VII Biennial Havana (performances project), Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba. (curator)

"Arte Contemporánea Cubana" Centro de Exposiciones Prefectura Santo Andrés, Sao Paulo, Brasil.

"Subasta de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo"  VII Havana Biennial, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba.

"La Tentación"  Museo Nacional de Artes, Puerto Príncipe, Haití.

"International Young Art 2000"  Sotheby's Tel Aviv, Israel / Sotheby's Chicago, EUA / Sotheby's Viena, Austria

1999 "Cinq Artistes de Cuba"  Musee Ianchelevici, La Louviere, Belgium.

"La Huella Múltiple" CENCREM. Havana, Cuba.

"Queloides" Center of Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1998 "II Salón de Arte Contemporáneo" Center of Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

"Arte Cubano de Fin de Siglo"  Baluarte de la Candelaria. Iberoamerican Festival of Cádiz, Spain.

"El Cuerpo, Poder y Carnaval  en la Pintura Cubana de los 90s"  Afrocaribean Festival of the Institute of Culture, Veracruz, México.

1997 "Ni músicos ni deportistas"  Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana, Cuba.

"A mitad del Sueño II"  Celaya Culture House Gallery, Guanajuato, México.

"Havana/Newark’97" Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, Newark, NJ, USA. (Curator)

"Queloides I Parte"  Africa House Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

"Realidades Virtuales"  Cuba Pavilion. VI Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba. (Curator)

1996 "Havana/Newark’96"  Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, Newark, NJ, USA. (Curator)

"¡Cuba! Art & Revolution"  Southside Gallery, Oxford. MS, USA.

Cinque Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

"Latin American Art in the 90’s" St. John’s University, Queens, NY, USA.

"Giros de Tuerca"  Gallery Workshop of Silk Screen “René Portocarrero”, Havana, Cuba.

"I Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo"  Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

1995 "El Tema Histórico en la Pintura Cubana"  National Art Museum, Havana, Cuba.

La Boheme Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, FL, USA.

1994 Bratton Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA.

"II Bienal Internacional de Pintura del Caribe y Centroamérica"  Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic .

1992 "Arte Cubano. Nuevas Tendencias, Nuevos Creadores" Gallery House Golferichs, Barcelona City Hall, Spain.

"Cambio de Bola"  Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1991 "El Humor en la Plástica Joven"  VII Biennial del Humor, San Antonio de los Baños, Havana, Cuba.

"En sus Marcos…Listos!"  Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

"La Huella del Pulgar"  Havana Gallery, IV Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.

"Olor a Tinta"  Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

"Plástica Cubana Actual"  IV Havana Biennial, Panamerican Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1990 "El Objeto Esculturado" Center of Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

"1er Salon National de Satire y Humor"  San Antonio de los Baños. Havana, Cuba.

1989 "National Salon of Small Format"  Las Tunas, Cuba.

"¿Arte Sexo?" Arts Faculty, Havana University. III Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

1988 "Suave y Fresco" National Museum of Arts, Havana, Cuba.

"Centro Havana  Salon" Galiano Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1987 "1st Festival of Creation and Artistic Investigation" ISA, Havana,Cuba.

1986 "Relevo" II Havana Biennial. ISA, Havana, Cuba.

 

COLLECTIONS

Museo Nacional de Artes, Cuba.

Jersey City State University, USA.

Cuban Embassy, China.

Foundation AMBA, Brazil

Hainaut City Hall, Belgium.

Museo del Humor, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.

Bratton Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA.

Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS, USA.

La Boheme Fine arts Gallery, Miami, FL, USA.

Cinque Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA.

Center for Cuban Studies, New York, NY, USA.

Arte y Naturaleza, Madrid, Spain

Wifredo Lam Contemporary Arts Center, Cuba.

Peggy Crafitz Collection, Washington DC, USA.

Chris Von Christierson Collection, London, UK.

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Collection, New York, NY, USA.

Du Bois Institute for African and Afro American Research, Boston. MA, USA.

 

LECTURES

New York University, NYC, NY, USA. (Nov. 2010)

CUNY. Graduate Center. New York University, NYC. USA. (Nov. 2007)

Connecticut University, Hartford, Connecticut. USA. (Oct. 2007, Nov 2010)

Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh. USA. (Oct. 2007, Nov 2010)

Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Habana, Cuba (March. 1997)

Centre of Development of Visual Arts, Havana City, Cuba (Sept. 1998)

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Oct. 2001)

University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA (Nov. 2001/Oct. 2002/Nov 2007)

Hunter College, New York, NY, USA (Sept. 1995)

Rutgers State University, Newark, NJ. USA. (March. 1996)

Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, USA (1995/96/97/2000/2002)

Mississippi University, Oxford, MS, USA (1998)

Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA. (Oct. 2001)

Sumei Interdisciplinary Arts Center, Newark, NJ, USA (1995/1996)

Arts University “Miguel Hernández”, Altea, Alicante, Spain. (Oct. 2005)

Du Bois Institute for African and Afro American Research, Boston. MA, USA. (May 2012)

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