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LEANDRO FEAL AND HIS GREEN HAVANA

The Green Havana project is a captured sample of a time and an attitude, the same one that transits between evasion and hedonism and the social reality of the Cuban capital, a unique and referential site of that almost isolated Cuba and of a popular culture grown in the shadow of political influences.

By Alvaro de Benito
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LEANDRO FEAL AND HIS GREEN HAVANA

By Alvaro de Benito

The Green Havana project is a captured sample of a time and an attitude, the same one that transits between evasion and hedonism and the social reality of the Cuban capital, a unique and referential site of that almost isolated Cuba and of a popular culture grown in the shadow of political influences.

May 29, 2024
WINNERS OF THE 2023-2024 CINTAS FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED

The CINTAS Foundation announced the 2023-2024 Fellows for the programs of: Architecture & Design, Creative Writing, Brandon Fradd Music Composition, Sondra Gilman González-Falla Photography and Visual Arts.

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WINNERS OF THE 2023-2024 CINTAS FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED

The CINTAS Foundation announced the 2023-2024 Fellows for the programs of: Architecture & Design, Creative Writing, Brandon Fradd Music Composition, Sondra Gilman González-Falla Photography and Visual Arts.

REYNIER LEYVA NOVO REFLECTS ABOUT THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston presented the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of Cuban conceptual artist Reynier Leyva Novo.

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REYNIER LEYVA NOVO REFLECTS ABOUT THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston presented the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of Cuban conceptual artist Reynier Leyva Novo.

JUAN FRANCISCO ELSO’S RETROSPECTIVE AT MOCA NORTH MIAMI

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Juan Francisco Elso: Por América offers a captivating retrospective of the brief, yet significant career of the late Cuban artist.

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JUAN FRANCISCO ELSO’S RETROSPECTIVE AT MOCA NORTH MIAMI

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Juan Francisco Elso: Por América offers a captivating retrospective of the brief, yet significant career of the late Cuban artist.

MARÍA MAGDALENA CAMPOS-PONS IN BROOKLYN MUSEUM

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold is a monographic exhibition at Brooklyn Museum of a visionary voice in photography, immersive installation, painting, and performance. On view since September 16th, 2023.

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MARÍA MAGDALENA CAMPOS-PONS IN BROOKLYN MUSEUM

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold is a monographic exhibition at Brooklyn Museum of a visionary voice in photography, immersive installation, painting, and performance. On view since September 16th, 2023.

RAFAEL SORIANO’S RETROSPECTIVE. THE ARTIST AS A MYSTIC

The exhibition at Casa América presents the work of Cuban painter Rafael Soriano (1920-1915), a recognized master of geometric abstraction and a figure of global transcendence in the art world of the twentieth century.

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RAFAEL SORIANO’S RETROSPECTIVE. THE ARTIST AS A MYSTIC

The exhibition at Casa América presents the work of Cuban painter Rafael Soriano (1920-1915), a recognized master of geometric abstraction and a figure of global transcendence in the art world of the twentieth century.

JUAN FRANCISCO ELSO: POR AMÉRICA

El Museo del Barrio presents Juan Francisco Elso’s exhibition Por América, offering a new, contemporary revisions on canonical figures and figures and theories from Latinx, Caribbean, and Latin American art history.

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JUAN FRANCISCO ELSO: POR AMÉRICA

El Museo del Barrio presents Juan Francisco Elso’s exhibition Por América, offering a new, contemporary revisions on canonical figures and figures and theories from Latinx, Caribbean, and Latin American art history.

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTED RAFAEL DOMENECH: ESTUARY

The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) presents Estuary [Pavilion for MOAD], a work by Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech.

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MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTED RAFAEL DOMENECH: ESTUARY

The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) presents Estuary [Pavilion for MOAD], a work by Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech.

GLADYS TRIANA'S TWO SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITIONS

The Fairfield University Art Museum and the Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph announce the closing of the monographic exhibition Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment, 1971-2021, which displays the work of Gladys Triana (b. Cuba, 1937) at these two venues simultaneously. This exhibition, which opened on September 23, 2022, marked the first collaboration between both exhibitions to provide a two-venue survey of an artist’s work.

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GLADYS TRIANA'S TWO SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITIONS

The Fairfield University Art Museum and the Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph announce the closing of the monographic exhibition Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment, 1971-2021, which displays the work of Gladys Triana (b. Cuba, 1937) at these two venues simultaneously. This exhibition, which opened on September 23, 2022, marked the first collaboration between both exhibitions to provide a two-venue survey of an artist’s work.

PAMM EXHIBITS “MARIANO: VARIATIONS ON A THEME”

Mariano: Variations on a Theme is the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Cuban artist Mariano Rodríguez (b. 1912, Havana; d. 1990, Havana) in the United States. Exhibited first at the McMullen Museum of Art in Boston, the exhibition is organized with the collaboration of the Fundación Mariano Rodríguez.

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PAMM EXHIBITS “MARIANO: VARIATIONS ON A THEME”

Mariano: Variations on a Theme is the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Cuban artist Mariano Rodríguez (b. 1912, Havana; d. 1990, Havana) in the United States. Exhibited first at the McMullen Museum of Art in Boston, the exhibition is organized with the collaboration of the Fundación Mariano Rodríguez.

UNCOVERED BOOKS AS PAINTING/SCULPTURES BY REFAEL DOMENECH

[NAME] Publications inaugurated their new space in West Miami with the exhibition Rafael Domenech: An Oracle on a Tomato, Ubiquitous Rectangles. The exhibition includes a series of newly-commissioned objects that activate the hidden potentials in the traditional book form by unfolding it as multi-media painting-like structures.

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UNCOVERED BOOKS AS PAINTING/SCULPTURES BY REFAEL DOMENECH

[NAME] Publications inaugurated their new space in West Miami with the exhibition Rafael Domenech: An Oracle on a Tomato, Ubiquitous Rectangles. The exhibition includes a series of newly-commissioned objects that activate the hidden potentials in the traditional book form by unfolding it as multi-media painting-like structures.

LOWE ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS ‘RADICAL CONVENTIONS: CUBAN AMERICAN ART FROM THE 1980’S’

Radical Conventions is presented in collaboration with the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries. Curated by Elizabeth Cerejido, PhD., the exhibition will be on view until June 12th.

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LOWE ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS ‘RADICAL CONVENTIONS: CUBAN AMERICAN ART FROM THE 1980’S’

Radical Conventions is presented in collaboration with the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries. Curated by Elizabeth Cerejido, PhD., the exhibition will be on view until June 12th.

CUBAN LEGACY GALLERY PRESENTS BARUJ SALINAS: 1972–2022

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Cuban Legacy Gallery, in collaboration with the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, presents Baruj Salinas: 1972–2022, a thematic survey of the acclaimed Miami-based Cuban American painter’s abstract work. Curated by Adriana Herrera, the show spans a half century of Salinas’ artistic career and features 40 works and includes paintings, works on paper, glazed ceramics, and an artist’s book. The works are borrowed from Miami collections, including that of the Cintas Foundation. The exhibition will be on view until August 14, 2022.

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CUBAN LEGACY GALLERY PRESENTS BARUJ SALINAS: 1972–2022

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Cuban Legacy Gallery, in collaboration with the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, presents Baruj Salinas: 1972–2022, a thematic survey of the acclaimed Miami-based Cuban American painter’s abstract work. Curated by Adriana Herrera, the show spans a half century of Salinas’ artistic career and features 40 works and includes paintings, works on paper, glazed ceramics, and an artist’s book. The works are borrowed from Miami collections, including that of the Cintas Foundation. The exhibition will be on view until August 14, 2022.

MARÍA MARTÍNEZ-CAÑAS: ABSENCE REVEALED

The Bass presents AbsenceRevealed, an exhibition featuring a new series of works by experimental photo-based artist Maria Martínez-Cañas on view through October 23, 2022.

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MARÍA MARTÍNEZ-CAÑAS: ABSENCE REVEALED

The Bass presents AbsenceRevealed, an exhibition featuring a new series of works by experimental photo-based artist Maria Martínez-Cañas on view through October 23, 2022.

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXHIBITS “THE EARTH LAUGHS IN FLOWERS”

As travelers walk near Miami International Airport's gate D29, Miami-based painter Yolanda Sánchez invites them to also walk through an imaginary garden of Korean-inspired, translucent fiber constructions in luscious, vibrant colors with The Earth Laughs in Flowers, the latest exhibition at MIA's “The Eye Has to Travel” Gallery.

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MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXHIBITS “THE EARTH LAUGHS IN FLOWERS”

As travelers walk near Miami International Airport's gate D29, Miami-based painter Yolanda Sánchez invites them to also walk through an imaginary garden of Korean-inspired, translucent fiber constructions in luscious, vibrant colors with The Earth Laughs in Flowers, the latest exhibition at MIA's “The Eye Has to Travel” Gallery.

The Face of Leviathan, 2021 - oil and acrylic on canvas, 108 x 240 inches

LnS GALLERY announces the inclusion of The Face of Leviathan (2021) by William Osorio into the permanent collection of El Espacio 23. This work, which is inspired by the protests that erupted in Cuba throughout the summer while compositionally quoting Picasso's Guernica (1937), was acquired by the private collection and is set to debut early this year.

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WILLIAM OSORIO IN EL ESPACIO 23

LnS GALLERY announces the inclusion of The Face of Leviathan (2021) by William Osorio into the permanent collection of El Espacio 23. This work, which is inspired by the protests that erupted in Cuba throughout the summer while compositionally quoting Picasso's Guernica (1937), was acquired by the private collection and is set to debut early this year.

ROGELIO LÓPEZ MARÍN (GORY): AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, MUSIC, AND DESIGN AT LnS

This exhibition features thirteen photographs by Gory from the Moonlight Serenade series (2012-2018). The essay by the curator Julia P. Herzberg discusses the varied contexts of the photographs, which are exhibited and discussed here for the first time.

By Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D. Art historian and curator
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ROGELIO LÓPEZ MARÍN (GORY): AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, MUSIC, AND DESIGN AT LnS

By Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D. Art historian and curator

This exhibition features thirteen photographs by Gory from the Moonlight Serenade series (2012-2018). The essay by the curator Julia P. Herzberg discusses the varied contexts of the photographs, which are exhibited and discussed here for the first time.

January 05, 2022
DAGOBERTO RODRÍGUEZ WINNER OF THE EFG LATIN AMERICAN ART AWARD

The Cuban artist was selected for the EFG International acquisition award for his work El Fin (The End) exhibited at PArC with the Piero Atchugarry Gallery. The announcement was made in Pinta Miami together with Diego Costa Peuser, Director of Pinta, Victor Echevarria of EFG Capital and Celia Birbragher, Director and Editor of ArtNexus.

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DAGOBERTO RODRÍGUEZ WINNER OF THE EFG LATIN AMERICAN ART AWARD

The Cuban artist was selected for the EFG International acquisition award for his work El Fin (The End) exhibited at PArC with the Piero Atchugarry Gallery. The announcement was made in Pinta Miami together with Diego Costa Peuser, Director of Pinta, Victor Echevarria of EFG Capital and Celia Birbragher, Director and Editor of ArtNexus.

NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE EXHIBITS WORKS BY MARGARITA CANO

Celebrating the occasion of her 90th birthday, the exhibition will be on display until February 13, 2022. The aim is to celebrate the life and work of Cuban-born, Miami-based artist Margarita Cano.

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NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE EXHIBITS WORKS BY MARGARITA CANO

Celebrating the occasion of her 90th birthday, the exhibition will be on display until February 13, 2022. The aim is to celebrate the life and work of Cuban-born, Miami-based artist Margarita Cano.

BIENALSUR: AT THE REINA SOFIA, CUBAN ARTIST BELKIS AYON HAS HER FIRST RETROSPECTIVE IN EUROPE

Colografias, the first European retrospective in honor of the Cuban engraver Belkis Ayón (Havana, 1967-1999) was inaugurated on November 16th at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in Madrid. The exhibition, which brings together around 80 works produced between 1986 and 1999, constitutes Km 10048 of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South (BIENALSUR), since it is a part, as an associated exhibition, of the biennial held in 124 venues around the world.

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BIENALSUR: AT THE REINA SOFIA, CUBAN ARTIST BELKIS AYON HAS HER FIRST RETROSPECTIVE IN EUROPE

Colografias, the first European retrospective in honor of the Cuban engraver Belkis Ayón (Havana, 1967-1999) was inaugurated on November 16th at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in Madrid. The exhibition, which brings together around 80 works produced between 1986 and 1999, constitutes Km 10048 of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South (BIENALSUR), since it is a part, as an associated exhibition, of the biennial held in 124 venues around the world.

JORGE PARDO’S EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN, MIAMI

Titled Mongrel, this site-specific installation transforms MOAD’s largest gallery into a dynamic interior that evokes domestic space and the artist’s early experiences as a Cuban refugee. A series of twenty-five new drawings created expressly for this exhibition meld a wide variety of images into arresting abstractions of pulsing color and form, while still occasionally revealing their representational sources.

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JORGE PARDO’S EXHIBITION AT THE MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN, MIAMI

Titled Mongrel, this site-specific installation transforms MOAD’s largest gallery into a dynamic interior that evokes domestic space and the artist’s early experiences as a Cuban refugee. A series of twenty-five new drawings created expressly for this exhibition meld a wide variety of images into arresting abstractions of pulsing color and form, while still occasionally revealing their representational sources.

LYDIA RUBIO: THE ARTIST IN ARCADIA

Lydia Rubio was born in Havana, Cuba, with art in her bones. She comes from three generations of women painters, to be precise. "My grandmother painted every day, whenever she could," Lydia recalls. "She worked at an office but painted in the living room. The whole family lived together, so I used to see her painting there and was trained visually. My cousin, everybody was drawing and painting, but I was the only one that took it to another level of development and commitment."

By Kristin Knox
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LYDIA RUBIO: THE ARTIST IN ARCADIA

By Kristin Knox

Lydia Rubio was born in Havana, Cuba, with art in her bones. She comes from three generations of women painters, to be precise. "My grandmother painted every day, whenever she could," Lydia recalls. "She worked at an office but painted in the living room. The whole family lived together, so I used to see her painting there and was trained visually. My cousin, everybody was drawing and painting, but I was the only one that took it to another level of development and commitment."

September 30, 2021
NOHRA HAIME GALLERY EXHIBITS JULIO LARRAZ: MAJOR WORKS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The exhibition comprises fourteen key works from major collections, including most of Larraz’ notorious themes.

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NOHRA HAIME GALLERY EXHIBITS JULIO LARRAZ: MAJOR WORKS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The exhibition comprises fourteen key works from major collections, including most of Larraz’ notorious themes.

ARTURO CUENCA MEMORIAL AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF THE CUBAN DIASPORA

The memorial of the Cuban artist Arturo Cuenca Sigarreta (1955-2021), held on the same September 21 as his birth, in the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, was a symbolic event, surely the first of many that, after his early death, will finally allow the artistic institutions to recognize the visionary character in the work of this unruly and complex creator, who, like few others, embodied a way of criticizing power, both institutional and political, that did not compromise with convenience.

By Adriana Herrera Téllez
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ARTURO CUENCA MEMORIAL AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF THE CUBAN DIASPORA

By Adriana Herrera Téllez

The memorial of the Cuban artist Arturo Cuenca Sigarreta (1955-2021), held on the same September 21 as his birth, in the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, was a symbolic event, surely the first of many that, after his early death, will finally allow the artistic institutions to recognize the visionary character in the work of this unruly and complex creator, who, like few others, embodied a way of criticizing power, both institutional and political, that did not compromise with convenience.

VARIATIONS ON A THEME - THE McMULLEN MUSEUM OF ART IN BOSTON EXHIBITS MARIANO RODRÍGUEZ’ RETROSPECTIVE

The first major exhibition on Cuban artist Mariano Rodríguez (1912–90) in the United States, this retrospective features over 140 oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings from leading museum and private collections, including the artist's estate, which has provided unprecedented access to rarely seen works and archives.

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VARIATIONS ON A THEME - THE McMULLEN MUSEUM OF ART IN BOSTON EXHIBITS MARIANO RODRÍGUEZ’ RETROSPECTIVE

The first major exhibition on Cuban artist Mariano Rodríguez (1912–90) in the United States, this retrospective features over 140 oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings from leading museum and private collections, including the artist's estate, which has provided unprecedented access to rarely seen works and archives.

GLENDA LEÓN IN THE NEW OPENFILE BY PINTA

OpenFile - video cycle where artists describe their works and elaborate on their artistic processes. In this edition, the Cuban artist describes her work with art, nature, and metaphors.

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GLENDA LEÓN IN THE NEW OPENFILE BY PINTA

OpenFile - video cycle where artists describe their works and elaborate on their artistic processes. In this edition, the Cuban artist describes her work with art, nature, and metaphors.

DAY 2 OF ARCOmadrid WITH AN OUTSTANDING LATIN AMERICAN PRESENCE

As a novelty this year, the presence of Latin America takes a different role and adjusted to reality. ARCOmadrid incorporates the REMITENTE. Latin American Art section, produced with the complicity of Mariano Mayer. The proposal shows the importance of Latin American art at the Fair and its essence is to facilitate and support the galleries that this time cannot travel to Madrid.

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DAY 2 OF ARCOmadrid WITH AN OUTSTANDING LATIN AMERICAN PRESENCE

As a novelty this year, the presence of Latin America takes a different role and adjusted to reality. ARCOmadrid incorporates the REMITENTE. Latin American Art section, produced with the complicity of Mariano Mayer. The proposal shows the importance of Latin American art at the Fair and its essence is to facilitate and support the galleries that this time cannot travel to Madrid.