All my work in general 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 used to work 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

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Black Gardens

Vogue

ELIO RODRIGUEZ

February 20th, 1966. Havana, Cuba

Lives in Spain and Havana.

 

ACADEMICS STUDIES

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

1984 San Alejandro Art Academic, Havana, Cuba.

 

RESIDENCIES

2015 Hutchins Fellowship, Harvard University, Cambridge, 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

2017 Black Gardens Factoria Habana, Cuba.

2016 Puzzled 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

On Guard (Con la guardia en Alto) Rudestine Gallery, Hutchins Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, PA, USA.

2014  Presión Contenida Gallery Charpa, Valencia, Spain.

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 Serigraph 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 Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.

1991 El Macho Provincial Arts Center, Havana, Cuba.

¿Mami, qué será lo que quiere el negro? Art Faculty Gallery, Havana University, Havana, Cuba.

 

COLLECTIVE SHOWS

2017 X Years After 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, NY, NYC.

Without Masks. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba.

Memorias. Grabado Cubano 80´90´en la Colección Centro de Arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam Centro de Arte Contemporanero Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba.

89 Noches Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia.

The Last Picture Show  532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, NY, NYC.

Context Art Fair New York  NY, NYC. 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery

Context Art Fair Miami Miami, FL, USA. 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery.

2016  El Silencio de Duchamp Factoria Habana, Havana, Cuba.

Desde Cuenca hasta la Habana. 50 Años de Serigrafia en España. Taller Experimental de Grabado de la Habana, Cuba.

Art Southampton 2016. 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York.

Havana Design Biennial Fábrica del Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba.

Drapetomania DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL. USA.

Context New York Art Fair New York, NY, USA. 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery.

Portate Bien Fabrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), Havana, Cuba.

Pulse Art Fair New York, NY, USA. 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery.

Dos Generaciones y Media Galeria Odalys, Madrid, Spain.

Drapetomania African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA.

Context Art Fair Miami Miami, FL, USA. 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery.

2015  Watermill Benefit Summer Auction NY, USA.

Flux Art Fair Harlem New York, NY, USA.

Still Running Multicultural Art Center, Cambridge, MA, USA.

En Voz Alta Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Drapetomania Cooper Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA

2014  OJO=MANCHA. Serigrafias  Galeria El Butron, Sevilla, Spain.

Manipulacion mediatica en el Arte Cubano Contemporaneo  Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.

Estrategias de la Desobediencia Galeria Punto, Valencia, Spain

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 Jaeckel 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 Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.

Drapetomania Centro Provincial de Artes. 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, Cambridge. 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 Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, 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  Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

2009 Art Jaen 2009 Feria International de Arte, Jaen, Andalucia, Spain

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

Proyecto Banderas ExpoCuba, Havana, Cuba

Alta Tension Galeria Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, Spain

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

We are Porno, Si! Galeria Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba.

Ghost Posters Galeria 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba.

Terapia de Grupo Galeria Fernando Pradilla, 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  Centro Cultural Caja Granada San Antón, Granada, Spain.

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

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

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

La Mirada Perversa Galeria Aural. 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 Centro Provincial de Arte, Pinar del Río/ Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.

La Escuela de Columbia Galeria “Mariano Rodríguez”, Villa Panamericana, Havana, Cuba.

2002 Arte Contemporáneo de Cuba Memorial de Latinoamerica , Biennial of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo. Brazil.

Arte Cubano Contemporáneo Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.

2001 III Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo  Centro 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  Mussanta ee Ianchelevici, La Louviere, Belgium.

La Huella Múltiple Convento de Santa Clara, CENCREM. Havana, Cuba.

Queloides Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.

1998 II Salón de Arte Contemporáneo Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.

Arte Cubano de Fin de Siglo Baluarte de la Candelaria. Festival Iberoamericano  de Cádiz, Spain.

El Cuerpo, Poder y Carnaval  en la Pintura Cubana de los 90s Festival Afrocaribeño del Instituto de Cultura de Veracruz, México.

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

A mitad del Sueño II Casa de Cultura de Celaya, Guanajuato, México.

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

Queloides I Parte  Casa de Africa, Havana, Cuba.

Realidades Virtuales Pabellon Cuba. 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 Taller de Serigrafia “René Portocarrero”, Havana, Cuba.

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

1995 El Tema Histórico en la Pintura Cubana Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 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 Galeria Casa Golferichs, Barcelona City Hall, Spain.

Cambio de Bola Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba.

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

En sus Marcos…Listos! Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba.

La Huella del Pulgar Galeria Habana, IV Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.

Olor a Tinta  Galeria Habana , Havana, Cuba.

Plástica Cubana Actual IV Havana Biennial, Galeria Panamericana, Havana, Cuba.

1990 El Objeto Esculturado Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.

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

1989 National Salon of Small Format  Las Tunas, Cuba.

¿Arte Sexo? Facultad de Artes , Universidad Havana. III Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

1988 Suave y Fresco Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba.

Centro Habana Salon Galeria Galiano, 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 Bellas Artes, Havana, 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

Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, 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, Cambridge. MA, USA.

 

LECTURES

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba. (May 2017)

Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, USA (March. 2016)

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (Feb. 2015)

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)

Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba (Sept. 1998)

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

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

Hunter College, New York, NYC, 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, MA, USA. (Oct. 2001)

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

Universidad de Artes “Miguel Hernández”, Altea, Alicante, Spain. (Oct. 2005)

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

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