BIO

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RAFAEL VILLARES (b. Cuba, 1989)

Lives and work in Havana, Cuba

 

EDUCATION

2010-2015 Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba

2005-2009 National Fine Art Academy San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba 

2003-2005 Visual Art Experimental Center, Havana, Cuba

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019 Encounters in the landscape, Miler Lagos-Rafael Villares, Montenegro Art Projects, Bogota, Colombia, 2019

 Unknown Land, NG Art Gallery, Panama City, Panama

2018 Divergence: Liquid Paradigm, Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba

2015 Echo´s morphology, Artis 718 Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2014 Inventory, Ludwig Foundation, Havana, Cuba

2012 Itinerant Landscape, public space installation, collateral XII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

2010 Two Instants, Visual Arts Center (CDAV), Havana, Cuba

2009 About Human Loneliness, Conference Room, San Alejandro Academy, Havana, Cuba

2008 Breath, José Antonio Díaz Peláez Gallery, San Alejandro Academy, Havana, Cuba

2007 Where too much light forms walls with dust, Poetry House, Havana, Cuba

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 10 de 500The curvature of the circle, Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba

 Zona Maco, Mexico DF, Mexico.

Cartographies of the spirit, Open Studio Carlos Garaicoa 15.0, Madrid, Spain

2019 Arsenal-Open Studio / Havana Art Weekend, Havana, Cuba

Connections, Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba

Killing a monk, Barcú, MAP, Bogota, Colombia

The Vancouver Ideas, Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada

Cuba: Utopic horizons, Palazzo Ca’Zenobio, Venece, Italy

Cuba: Identity y Difference, Palazzo Ca’Zenobio, Venece, Italy

Intersections, XIII Havana Biennale, Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba

HB – Contemporary Cuban Art, Collateral XIII Havana Biennial, Great Theater of Havana, Havana, Cuba

Meridian 80 West, Collateral XIII Havana Biennial, NG Art Gallery-La Habana, Havana, Cuba

Lights, Maxima Estudio-Taller, Collateral XIII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Scope Art Fair, NY, USA

2018 Meraki, NG Art Gallery, Panama City, Panama

Clear Boundaries, NG Art Gallery, Panama City, Panama

The given Land, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba

The mystic of the body, National Museum of Art (MNA), La Paz, Bolivia

2017 The mystic of the body, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Scope Art Fair, Miami, USA

Sonique, Hispano-American Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba

 Ad líbitum, Open Studio k-51. Havana, Cuba

2016 En un dos por tres, Cuban artist at the SIART Biennale – Bolivia, La Paz, Bolivia

Scope Art Fair, Miami, USA

In situ: visions on landscape of the Great Antilles, Dr. Pío López Martínez Art Museum, Puerto Rico

Pulse Art Fair NY, New York, USA

Line Up, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Intersections Havana-Portland, The Hoffman Gallery, Portland, USA

2015 Maretti Art Prize, CDAV, Havana, Cuba

Footnote, Espacio Abierto Gallery, Revolución y Cultura Magazine, Havana, Cuba

Hyperthermia, Casa del Alba, Havana, Cuba

Aperture: Photography in Cuba Today, Chazen Museum – Madison, Wisconsin, USA

1st Caribbean Festival of the Image, Mémorial Act, Guadalupe

XII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba 

Behind the Wall II, Collateral XII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Zona Franca, Fortaleza San Carlos de la Cabaña, Collateral XII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

A collective project, Co Galería / 66 Arte Contemporáneo, Collateral XII Havana Biennial,  Havana, Cuba

13 Tales + 1, ISA, Collateral XII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

HB, Pabexpo, Collateral XII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

RAM ROM RUN, Loft Habana, Collateral XII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

M.O.R (Museo Orgánico Romerillo), Kcho Studio, Collateral XII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Pulse, L Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Ethics and esthetics, International Press Center, Havana, Cuba

Coordinates, Art Cartagena, MAP (Montenegro Art Projects), Cartagena, Colombia

2014 Now 12, Galería Artis 718, Havana, Cuba

 Legacy, Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba

Borders in questions 1, Artepari –Gallery for contemporary art, Graz, Austria

Borders in questions 1, Kunstraumhaaaauch-quer, Klagenfurt, Austria

Xl’2/ 6th Cuban Contemporary Art Saloon, CDAV, Havana, Cuba

POS-IT 2014, Galería Artis 718, Havana, Cuba

13 Tales + 1, Ludwig Foundation, Havana, Cuba

Ca Chi Pún / stone, paper and scissors, Cuban Art Factory (F.A.C.); Havana, Cuba

Bread and Circus, ISA, Havana, Cuba

The Order of all Things, Galeano Gallery; Havana, Cuba

Rodando se encuentran, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

2013 Art Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia

POS-IT 2013, Collage Habana Gallery; Havana, Cuba

II Art on Paper – Brussels 2013, Rainhart Gallery, Brussels

Tócate, Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2012 Scaping with landscape, Montenegro Art Project (MAP), Miami, USA

Odeón Contemporary Art Fair, MAP, Bogotá, Colombia

Listen to silence, 11 Cuban artist, Collage Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba

SenseLAB, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba

Lo inédito viable, XI Havana Biennale, ISA, Havana, Cuba

Havana Open-House, Workshop 9, Collateral XI Havana Biennial, Servando Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Scaping with landscape, MAP-CPAPD Luz y Oficios, Havana, Cuba

2011 Trivialities and common places, Cafeine Gallery, Miami, USA

Trivialities and common places, MAP, Miami, USA

Odeón Contemporary Art Fair, MAP, Bogotá, Colombia

SPRAY, Kubanishevideokunst/ Cuban video show, Das Hochhaus Kokerei Hansa Museum, Dortmund, Germany

Cascarilla at the workshop, René Portocarrero Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Cuban Art Factory (F.A.C)/ IV Edition, 2011, Pabexpo, Havana, Cuba

Three and One, Ambos Mundos Hotel Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2010 The tip of the bullet/ A decade of Cuban Art, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Calma locura del color paciente, Galería Ramón Alva de la Canal, Universidad de Veracruz, Jalapa, Mexico

2009 pc.cuba.com, Evento Internacional de cultura y medios digitales, Havana, Cuba

IV Ars Latina Biennial/ Context and Identity, CDAV, Havana, Cuba

The black tunnel, Cascarilla Gallery, San Alejandro Academy, Havana, Cuba

Sharing Dreams Retrospective, CC Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Havana, Cuba

2008 Sharing Dreams 5, Majadahonda Gallery, CC Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Havana, Cuba

CACa at the workshop, René Portocarrero Gallery, Havana, Cuba

The sculpture is more than three dimensions, Cascarilla Gallery, San Alejandro Academy, Havana, Cuba

2007 It is over & Pixel, Maqueta de La Habana, Havana, Cuba

Variaciones en blanco y negro, José Antonio Días Peláez Gallery, San Alejandro Academy, Havana, Cuba

Shot, 9 Digital Art Saloon, Havana, Cuba

1er certamen internacional de Fotografía Surrealista EIBAR 2007, Eibar, Spain

2006 Looking for space, Galería Servando Cabrera, Casa del Estudiante, Havana, Cuba

Tribute to childhood, Pedro Borras Astorga Foundation, Madrid, Spain

Awards Exhibition, 8th Digital Art Saloon, Havana, Cuba

Hi Jim, Havana opens its doors to you, La Madriguera Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Intervention 1, San Alejandro Academy, Havana, Cuba

2005 Break the line, Servando Cabrera Gallery, House of the Student, Havana, Cuba

 

GRANTS & AWARDS / BECAS Y PREMIOS 

2015 Creation Grant, El Reino de este Mundo, Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), Havana, Cuba

2010 Creation Grant, Juan Francisco Elso, Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), Havana, Cuba

2009 Creation Grant, Studio 21, Visual Arts Center (CDAV), Havana, Cuba

2006 1st Prize, 8th Digital Art Saloon, Havana, Cuba

 

WORKSHOP & RESIDENCIES / TALLERES Y RESIDENCIAS

2019 Artist in Residency, Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada

2016 Artist in Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA

2016 Artist in Residency, Casasola Non-Conventional Art & Design, Panama City, Panama

2015 Workshop Exercises by Luis Camnitzer, Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba

2013 Workshop for Installation and Performance (T.R.I.P.), Los Andes University, Colombia- ISA, Havana, Cuba

2012 Workshop SenseLab, Alanus Hoshshoule, Germany- ISA, Havana, Cuba

2007 Interchange Workshop, San Alejandro Academy- Cardinal Wiseman HS, London, UK

 

COLECCIONES RELEVANTES / RELEVANT COLLECTIONS

National Council of Arts, Cuba; Chazen Museum, USA; Minneapolis Art Institute, USA; Jorge Luis Cuevas Museum, Mexico; Lewis & Clark College Collection, USA.; Jorge M. Pérez Collection, USA; Gilbert Bronwstone Collection, France; Nina Menocal Collection, Mexico; Madeleine Plonsker Collection, USA; Casa Cortés Foundation Collection, Puerto Rico; Eduardo Salazar, Colombia;  Jorge Rais, Colombia; Harry Woldenberg Collection, Mexico; ArtOnCuba Collection, USA; Cota Cohen Collection, USA , Los Corbonell Collection, Panama-Cuba and MAP Collection, USA