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UNSETTLED ARTIFACTS: TECHNOLOGICAL SPECULATIONS FROM LATIN AMERICA. SIGGRAPH ART GALLERY, July 30- August 3, 2017
UPCOMING SHOW

For the first time in SIGGRAPH history, the Art Gallery is dedicated exclusively to works by Latin American artists and designers: speculative artifacts that apply digital technologies to map alternative futures. The gallery presents 10 provocative projects from seven countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, and México. (…)
Rodolfo Peraza explores the interiors of abandoned historical spaces designed for social engineering.JailHead.com uses internet surveillance technology to recreate one of the best panopticon buildings in the world: el Presidio Modelo, an abandoned prison in Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. As participants in this multi-player virtual-reality “game” become “inmates” identified by their IP addresses, they realize that we are all prisoners of the 21st century’s international system of observation and control. (See more)

 

SPOTS, DOTS, PIPS, TILES: AN EXHIBITION ABOUT DOMINOES
PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI(PAMM) June 28, 2017
CURRENT SHOW

Artists: Papo Colo, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Donald Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Adriana Lara, Glendalys Medina, Oscar Murillo, Rodolfo Peraza, José Patricio, Robin Rhode, Kenny Rivero, Betye Saar, Curtis Santiago, Edra Soto & Dan Sullivan, Donald Sultan, Ana Maria Tavares, Nari Ward, and Lawrence Weiner.

PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI presents Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes, on view June 30–October 29, 2017. This thematic exhibition highlights the domino game, an activity played daily in Miami, as a metaphor for contemporary art practice. Played throughout the American South, Latin America, and the Caribbean, dominoes have been used extensively in contemporary art to address notions of abstraction, politics, race, urban life, and social practice. The exhibition originated at Hunter East Harlem Gallery (HEHG) in New York and features more than 19 international contemporary artists including Adriana Lara, Oscar Murillo, Betye Saar, Donald Sultan, Nari Ward, and Lawrence Weiner working across a variety of media, including painting, mixed-media, sculpture, installation, and video. Spots, Dots, Pips, Titles is organized by Maria Elena Ortiz, PAMM Associate Curator, and Arden Sherman, HEHG Curator. (See more)

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Artists add up the history and symbolism of dominoes at Perez Art Museum Miami

Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An exhibition about dominoes. PAMM

Dominó inspira exposición en Miami

El dominó inspira la nueva exposición del Pérez Art Museum de Miami

 

CENSURA • DESCONEXIÓN
DIAGONAL. San Juan, Puerto Rico. June 3, 2017

Artistas: Arlene Ducao, Beldan Sezen, Carola Cintrón Moscoso, Irene de Andrés Vega, Migdalia Luz Barens-Vera, Miguel Figueroa, Norma Vila Rivero, Rodolfo Peraza, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Vanessa Hernández Gracia.

CENSURA • DESCONEXIÓN. Exhibición colectiva + Satélite MECA Art Fair
¿Quién o quiénes controlan la información, las definiciones de roles de género, las identidades políticas y/o culturales? ¿Desde cuáles instituciones sociales, políticas o plataformas mediáticas? ¿A través de qué mecanismos, tecnologías y/o medios? ¿De qué forma damos acceso a información privada sin cuestionar qué sucede con nuestros datos? La posibilidad de conexión virtual y el acceso a instrumentos digitales de conexión social, marcó la esperanza de nuevas formas de participación democrática, que a la vez dieron espacio para la vigilancia y el control de información de millones de personas. Los estados democráticos se han reservado el derecho de espiar a diversos niveles y en distintos espacios: gobiernos, organizaciones, ONG y ciudadanos individuales. Además del análisis masivo de los metadatos, de las comunicaciones y del acceso masivo a los datos personales, existe una censura cada vez más abierta o clandestina a través de la manipulación de información. (See more)

 

CUBAN MILLENNIALS: MAKING AND CONSUMING CULTURE IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CUBA. TALK
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU). June 1, 2017

The discussion will feature Cuban-born millennial designers, artists, and journalists who will discuss the making and consumption of culture and media on the island: Carlos Manuel Álvarez, editor, El Estornudo; Elaine Díaz Rodríguez, editor, Periodismo de Barrio; Yali Romagoza, fashion designer and multimedia artist; and Rodolfo Peraza, video game artist. (See more)

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Cuban Millennials: Making and Consuming Culture in Twenty-First Century Cuba

Contemporary Cuba’s Films & Millennials

 

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CENTRO DE DESARROLLO DE LAS ARTES VISUALES, La Habana. October 14, 2016

Artistas: Rodolfo Peraza , Cristina Garrido, Lev Manovich, Nadav Hochman, Jay Chow, Pavel Méndez, Yusnier Mentado, Yucef Merhi, Milton Raggi y Héctor Remedios.

La inauguración de la muestra colectiva Historia irracional de un conjunto de medida nula. La exposición establece una paradoja o contraste de dos conceptos matemáticos: por una parte el ‘conjunto de medida nula’, referido a un conjunto, no necesariamente vacío (puede contener números), pero que no tiene peso o medida; y por otra, los ‘números irracionales’, infinitos e imposibles de contar. Según su curadora Cristina Figueroa, “analiza desde el arte cómo nos enfrentamos ante un fenómeno que aunque generalizado en las sociedades contemporáneas es poco conocido y aplicado en nuestro contexto: el valor e influencia del análisis de los datos masivos.” (See more) 

 

SPOTS, DOTS, PIPS, TILES: AN EXHIBITION ABOUT DOMINOES

HUNTER EAST HARLEM GALLERY. NY. October 13, 2016

Artists: Papo Colo, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Donald Evans, Öyvind Fahlström, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Adriana Lara, Glendalys Medina, Oscar Murillo, Rodolfo Peraza, José Patricio, Robin Rhode, Kenny Rivero, Betye Saar, Curtis Santiago, Edra Soto & Dan Sullivan, Donald Sultan, Ana Maria Tavares, Nari Ward, and Lawrence Weiner.

An exhibition about dominoes
José Bento, Papo Colo, Donna Conlon & Jonathan Harker, Donald Evans, Radamés “Juni“ Figueroa, Sarah Hotchkiss, Glendalys Medina, Rodolfo Peraza, Kenny Rivero, Betye Saar, Edra Soto & Dan Sullivan, Donald Sultan, Tafa, Ana Maria Tavares, Talwst, Erika Verzutti, Nari Ward, Lawrence Weiner October 13, 2016 – February 11, 2017 Hunter East Harlem Gallery Curated by Arden Sherman and María Elena Ortiz (See more)

 

TEN MORE TEN- ONWARD
GALLERIA UMBERTO DI MARINO, Naples, Italy. June 24, 2016

To mark its twentieth anniversary, the Galleria Umberto Di Marino is pleased to present, on Friday 24 June 2016, the final exhibition in the cycle entitled ten more ten devote to the gallery’s archive.
Onwards is the title of the exhibition curated by Nicoletta Daldanise and refers to the possibility of overturning the standard interpretation of the concept of the archive-space. The preservation of evidence ensured by a system of rational criteria gives way to a personal interpretation and free association between objects. (See more)

 

COOL WAR: GAME ART ACROSS THE STRAITS
FANGUITO ESTUDIO & EL CENTRO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO WIFREDO LAM, La Habana. June 3, 2016

Artists: Rewell Altunaga, Cory Arcangel, Yonlay Cabrera, Rodolfo Peraza, COLL.EO, Anne-Marie Schleiner, Joan Leandre & Brody Condon, y Vladan Joler & Kristian Lukic.

Una exposición colectiva de artistas pioneros del game art de Cuba y los Estados Unidos. Dentro del contexto de la normalización de las relaciones entre las dos naciones surge Cool War, una propuesta que recuerda los maniqueísmos y tecnologías militares que estructuran los videojuegos, a la vez que señala las posibilidades lúdicas y abiertas del game art.
Cuba y los Estados Unidos han hecho historia en la tecnología de las comunicaciones: el primer telégrafo en vincular a América Latina y Cuba conectaba Punta Rassa, Florida, con Cayo Hueso y La Habana en 1867, y el primer cable de aguas profundas con un repetidor sumergible unió a las dos naciones en 1950. Sin embargo, a principios de los años 60, la comunicación bilateral empeoró; esta historia influyó en el surgimiento mismo de Internet. (Ver más)

 

ARTE CON-TEXTO
UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA Y UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA. Abril 28, 2016

Explosición se expone al tiempo con la muestra del Muua y la sala de la Universidad Nacional, en el Teatro Camilo Torres de la U. de A. Una pieza del artista méxico-boliviano Anuar Elías, en la que hace un juego con las palabras. En el texto de la exposición el curador Óscar Roldán-Alzate lo nombra poeta visual, “un artista que usa la palabra como forma y contenedor al tiempo”. La muestra son palabras impresas en unos paneles: Culpadre, graverdad, enciclopiedra, rinhorizonte, occiriente, explosición. “Reducir esta propuesta a neologismos sería un error. Más valdría hablar de compresión del lenguaje; una práctica que se fundamenta en tomar la historia tras un concepto e imbricarla con la de otro”. ConTexto está abierta hasta el 25 de junio en el Muua y hasta el 12 de agosto en la Sala U de la Nacional. (Ver más)

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Una exposición entre el arte y la literatura

ConTexto: palabra e imagen en el arte contemporáneo

 

JUGAR EN SERIO: PINTURA EXPANDIDA
CENTRO DE DESARROLLO DE LAS ARTES VISUALES, La Habana. February 23, 2016

Artists: Adonis Ferro, Adriana Arronte, David Beltrán, Dunieski García, Elizabet Cerviño, Ernesto García Sánchez, Glenda León, Nestor Siré, Pavel Acosta, Rodolfo Peraza, Yonlay Cabrera, Yornel Martínez.

Según las curadoras Beatriz Junco y Claudia Taboada, el arte contemporáneo cubano ha tenido una “preocupación filosófica” con la pintura y sus límites. “Y es que además de su interesante acoplamiento con la fotografía y el arte digital, la pintura ha asumido una expansión mayor que ha llegado a flirtear con la arquitectura, la escultura, la instalación e, incluso, la performance y las artes escénicas.” Estas exploraciones son el centro de Jugar en serio / pintura expandida (Serious Play / Expanded Painting), que abrió sus puertas anoche en la Habana en el Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV). (Ver más)

 

TIME MACHINE CLOCK 1.0 (BETA)
CENTRO DE DESARROLLO DE LAS ARTES VISUALES, La Habana. January 15, 2016

NANO, Group Show

The possibility of erasing time, a specific date-hour, tied to a collective or personal experience has been a recurrent axis among the most transcendent obsessions of the human being. TIME MACHINE 1.0 allows erasing a date-hour in a virtual environment, restarting the calendar backwards; not only erasing the selected date-hour but also making impossible its occurrence, using time as a mirror. The software deducts, from the selected time-date figures, the elapsed time until present date, it generates a new calendar with these new figures that decrease every second. (See more)

 

PILGRAM 2.0. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT/IMPLEMENTATION
WAVEMAKER GRANT 2016

Pilgram 2.0 is a conceptual work that explores the boundaries between data visualization and art made from data collection, creating a link between scientific infovis & data sublimation. Pilgram 1.0 first iteration was made in the recently opened hotspots in Havana. This new iteration will show the invisible structures that tie the U.S. (Miami) and Cuba, monitoring and analyzing the packet data traffic. The naked links iteration will be a reflection of the existing communication infrastructure. We will display how the flow of communication between the two cities and the two countries is taking place now a days. We will document in an immersive and sublimated digital form how this communication might change through the month applying same action (acceding to a .cu domain names) during a specific period of time from different points in US (Miami-Florida). The final outcome will be the visibility of the links and infrastructure, and it will be a metaphor of the change (or not), some of these, expected changes between the two countries that in other cases wouldn’t be possible to see with the naked eye. (See more)

 

ART IN TRANSIT
LUMINATO FESTIVAL & PATTISON ONESTOP, Toronto. June 19, 2015

Artistas: Rodolfo Peraza, Paulette Phillips, Lazaro Saavedra, Lester Rodriguez, Francisco Fernando Granados, Rodrigo Dada, Manolo Lugo, Daniel Salamanca, Maurizio Esquivel, Adrian Balseca, Richard Moszka, Carla Zacagnini, Nicolas Robbio, Eugenia Vargas, Cecilia Paredes, Ariana Page Russell, Omar Gamez, David Perez (Karmadavis), Los Carpinteros, Yucef Merhi, Joaquin Rodriguez del Paso y Donna Conlon.

Artists from the Pan American countries – who have never been to the city – share snapshots of the Toronto they imagine in an art installation appearing throughout Toronto’s transit system. In Welcome to Toronto, Artists are paired with a TTC subway station and tasked to create a 10-second silent video/stop frame postcard that encapsulates their vision of Toronto while reflecting the identity of their native land. (See more)

 

EMERGING VIRTUAL NARRATIVES
BOFFO. October 26, 2015.

Working in collaboration with guest curators Karen Archey, Zachary Kaplan, and Rodolfo Peraza, BOFFO is excited to unveil over a dozen new commissions on @boffo_ny over the next six months, beginning on October 26. The first series, curated by Peraza in collaboration with BOFFO, focuses on Cuban artists’ engagement of social media in light of increasing access to open Internet and shifting political climates. The next series, curated by Karen Archey, will examine feminist strategies of self-representation in the face of corporate censorship and grassroots policing against female and non-normative bodies. The final series, curated by Zachary Kaplan, brings together an intergenerational group of artists whose practices have explored the capacity of new media to accommodate DIY lifestyle branding and narrative projection. (See more)

 

COOL WAR: GAME ART ACROSS THE STRAITS
FANGUITO STUDIO, La Habana. May 29, 2015

Artists: Rewell Altunaga, Cory Arcangel, Matteo Bittanti & Colleen Flaherty (COLL.EO), Yonlay Cabrera, Rodolfo Peraza, Anne-Marie Schleiner, Joan Leandre & Brody Condon

Fanguito Estudio is pleased to announce Cool War: Game Art Across the Straits, a group exhibition of video game art from Cuba and the United States. Months after the December, 2014 announcement of the normalization of relations between the two nations, Cool War showcases artists whose work reminds us of the abiding manichaeisms and military technologies that structure video games, while also signaling the ludic and open potential for game art. (See more)

 

VR HOLE (MALLA NET 2.0)
12 BIENAL DE LA HABANA. May 21, 2015

“La obra es un editor web, una aplicación que permite crear mundos virtuales en Internet, con la característica de que estos mundos se pueden visitar, por así decirlo, usando un Oculus Reef, un dispositivo que permite la inmersión en el espacio virtual”, explica Rodolfo Peraza, autor de Malla net 2.0, obra ubicada en el Centro Wifredo Lam para la 12 Bienal de la Habana. (Ver más)

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Software y redes hacen arte en Cuba. On Cuba

Dentro de la malla virtual. Art on Cuba

 

BEYOND THE HYPEN: APPROACHING A POST GEOGRAPHIC CUBA
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, April 9, 2014


Artists: Tania Bruguera, Ana Olema Hernandez, Rodolfo Peraza, David D OMNI, Edgaro Gonzalez of Doble Filo

Beyond the hypen brought together academics and artists during a two days Conference to talk about the newly-emerging modes of communication and interchange between Cuba and the rest of the world. This event was unique and unprecedented at Princeton University or any other American institution. We’re honored to host as a special guest internationally-renowned artist Tania Bruguera who discussed her art vision with a panel of Princeton University professors. Other panels explored topics pertaining to contemporary Cuban art and literature. BTH also launched a poetry and short fiction reading along with a multimedia exhibition of younger artists. (See more)

 

CUBAN VIRTUALITIES: NEW MEDIA ART FROM THE ISLAND
SULLIVAN GALLERIES, Chicago. December 2, 2013

Artist: Mauricio Abad, Rewell Altunaga, Alexandre Arrechea, Celia y Yunior, Jairo Gutierrez, Núria Güell, Ernesto Leal Basilio, Glenda Léon, Rodolfo Peraza, Naivy Pérez, Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, Levi Orta and José Rolando Rivera.

Cuban Virtualities is the first exhibition on new media art from Cuba to be held outside the island. While a surge in access to digital technologies and the Internet has affected many urban centers in the developing world, their scarcity in Cuba is compounded by a situation of geographic, political and economic isolation. Because the Internet is substituted for a limited version of the World Wide Web on the island (an Intranet), artists working in new media have acquired a spirit of resistance, aiming to reach beyond the barriers established by the Cuban state and the United States-backed embargo. (See more)

 

CUBAN VIRTUALITIES: NEW MEDIA ART FROM THE ISLAND
KOPPELMAN GALLERY, Boston. September 5, 2013

A scarcity of resources coupled with the intellectual pursuits of a highly educated population has dramatically shaped Cuban new media art made over the past 10 years. The effects of such limited access to digital technologies and the Internet on the island – compounded by a situation of extreme geographic, political, and economic isolation – has necessitated an array of creative solutions from a generation of artists born largely during the 1970s and 1980s.
Works by Mauricio Abad, Alexander Arrechea, Celia y Yunior, Núria Güell, Jairo Gutierrez, Ernesto Leal, Glenda Léon, Levi Orta, Rodolfo Peraza, Naivy Pérez, Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, and José Rolando Rivera examine the unique applications of digital technologies in Cuban art through video installations, net art, performance documentation, and interactive media. (See more)

 

TIME(LESS) SIGNS
Künstlerhaus.Viena. 13 December 2012


Artists: Michael Bielicky & Kamilla B. Richter, Anthony Burrill, Bernhard Cella, Ilse Chlan, Erdal Duman, Hazem El Mestikawy, Harun Farocki, Nikolaus Gansterer, Wilfried Gerstel, Christoph Hinterhuber, Christian Hutzinger, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Günter Geiger & Marcos Alonso & Sergi Jordà , Karl-Heinz Klopf, Matthias Klos, Lena Knilli, Clemens Kogler & Karo Szmit, Richard Kriesche, Alexander Lehmann, Gert Linke, Stano Masár, collective migrantas, open3.at, Bernd Oppl, Olaf Osten, Hermann J. Painitz, Waltraud Palme And Richtex, Rodolfo Peraza, Philippe Rekacewicz, Andrea Ressi, Christian Rupp, Sito Schwarzenberger, Société Réaliste, Roman Týc, Niko Wahl, Michael Wegerer, Peter Weibel, Jun Yang.

Otto Neurath and Reflections in Austrian Contemporary Art
What is the state of art in today’s visual language? Signs, icons and ideograms determine our daily communication; pictographic guidance systems dominate public space. Much of what we understand as visual language originates in Otto Neurath’s Vienna Method of Pictorial Statistics, later known as ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education).

This multi-media exhibition, curated by Maria Christine Holter and Christopher Burke, features over 30 contributions from renowned contemporary Austria based artists, whose work is either directly or indirectly inspired by Neurath. The exhibition presents various artistic strategies for using pictograms and pictorial statistics to visualise political, social, global or purely individual agendas. Original works by social economist and Vienna Circle philosopher Neurath (1882 Vienna – 1945 Oxford) will feature alongside contemporary pieces. (See more)

 

DESIGNING POST-COMMUNISM: RECENT POLITICAL IMAGINARIES IN CUBAN CONTEMPORARY ART.
COLLAGE GALLERY, Miami. July 6, 2012

Obras como un videojuego que expone la moralidad pedagógica del “hombre nuevo”, fotografías sobre las ruinas soviéticas ocultas de la Habana, emblemas y discursos reapropiados de la propaganda socialista de los sesenta, son algunas de las estrategias por las cuales estos artistas trabajan con los restos de la utopía. (Ver más)

 

MORE THAN NINETY MILES AWAY: A DIALOGUE ABOUT CUBAN ART. TALK
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WDC. April 21, 2012

Rodolfo Peraza, artist, and Michelle Bird, curatorial assistant, department of French paintings, National Gallery of Art. Born in 1980, a year closely associated with the birth of “new Cuban art,” Rodolfo Peraza belongs to the generation of young artists that has inherited a legacy of the hard-fought freedom of individual artistic expression. While questions of isolation, loneliness, and self-identity persist, his work traverses the confines of geographic and personal borders through technology. Using the internet, social media, and animation, Peraza creates a body of work that explores the moral, spiritual, and social modes of conduct governing society. In his For Your Safety series, the human figure is reduced to uniformity by means of a simplified language of symbol. Constantly in conflict with its environment, the figure addresses issues of authority and control. In this conversation, which took place on February 6, 2012, as part of the Works in Progress series at the National Gallery of Art, Rodolfo Peraza discusses his emerging practice with Michelle Bird. (See more)

 

YA SÉ LEER: IMAGE AND TEXT IN LATIN AMERICAN ART
CENTRO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO WIFREDO LAM, La Habana. April-May 2011

Based on an idea by curator and art critic Elvira Rosa Castro-who worked in collaboration with three Cuban experts: Ibis Hernández, Margarita Sánchez, and Sandra Contreras-the collective exhibition Ya Sé Leer: Imagen y texto en el arte latinoamericano opened in late April at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam and at the Villena Gallery in the Plaza de Armas, in Havana. Taking as its central focus the use of texts in the region’s visual arts, the show-unencumbered with any attempt to historicize a phenomenon that has been present since the 1970s and exploded especially after conceptualism and regional trends rooted in the political and the social-was able to bring together works by 100 artists from the continent and its islands, after many documentary research explorations and personal experiences by the curatorial team. To that we must add the support offered by Havana-based institutions such as the Casa de las Américas and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, as well as private collectors and several of the artists invited to participate. (See more)

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New Endgames in Havana

 

DESCOBRIR, DEFENSAR, DIFONDRE L’ART
GALERIA SENDA, Barcelona. December 16, 2010

Amb motiu de la celebració dels 20 anys de l’associació, Galeria Senda ha volgut tornar la vista enrera un instant. Un toc d’atenció, un moment de reflexió. Com diu Pink Floyd, un missatge que es llegeix pel final, i en el que Senda fa l’exercici físic i real de traslladar-se en el temps, tornant a ocupar breument l’espai que la va veure néixer al Passatge Mercader 4. Una retorn a l’úter matern, al lloc en què va germinar la primera llavor. Anhelem trobar en aquella terra fèrtil el necessari per afrontar el creixement en un moment convuls com l’actual. (Veure més)

 

HABLANDO ALTO
LUZ Y OFICIO GALLERY. La Habana. November 2, 2010.

Artists: Manolo Castro, Rodolfo Peraza, Duvier del Dago & Angel Delgado

Estos artistas muy disímiles en apariencia, desde un punto de vista formal, mantienen una preocupación por desmontar y seccionar algunas de los temas antes puntualizados, y al hacerlo se comprometen con un legado vigente en la praxis artística, abarcando problemáticas que van desde experiencias que documentan situaciones límites del ser humano hasta reflexiones artísticas vinculadas con la sociedad cubana y su repercusión en el individuo. (Ver más)

 

UTRÓPICOS
31ª BIENAL DE PONTEVEDRA, España. June, 2010

Bajo el título Utrópicos, retrato de realidades tropicales y utópicas, se hace dialogar la presencia de artistas centroamericanos siempre en clave de conexiones, de narrar contextos, procurando que todo responda a cuestiones derivadas del proyecto. Una filosofía de Ida y vuelta que comparten muchas de las exposiciones, presentadas como capítulos de una investigación. Para la primera de ellas, instalada en el sexto edificio del Museo de Pontevedra, se eligió ese mismo título con intención de activar el diálogo desde una base histórica, con Maruja Mallo, Castelao, Emilia Prieto o Max Jiménez, para narrar la relación cultural con vínculos estéticos actuales. El comisario expone un principio de modernidad que no se agota en el resto de las exposiciones, mientras introduce temas potenciados en las instalaciones de Limber Vilorio, Jorge Perianes o Edgar León, dualidades entre ideal y realidad, y en la muestra Migraciones: mirando al sur, con la observación crítica de la emigración. La exposición más intensa, El aguacero, la siesta, el cañaveral, el tabaco completa el retrato desde componentes políticos, económicos, sociales, con un conjunto de trabajos donde distinguimos a Joaquín Rodríguez del Paso, Carolina Caycedo, Reinier Leiva, Joscelyn Gardner o Rodolfo Peraza con el totalitarismo a través de las canciones franquistas interpretadas por un coro de niños cubanos. (See more)

Catalogue: Utrópicos. 31 Bienal de Pontevedra

 

LOOP’10: CANCIONES PARA MI MOCHILA
ESPAI 2NOU2 GALLERY, Barcelona. May 20, 2010

Video Art Fair LOOP will open its doors on May 20th. Senda Gallery and Vanguardia Gallery, in Bilbao, will present the video entitled Frontera by Anna Malagrida (video loop, 6’ 25”, 2009). Malagrida chooses an ancient line between Spain and France, a scene of numerous battles, to reflect the experience of the past and the present. Through the appearance and disappearance of a red smoke in a spring landscape, ideas about bounderies, temporality and collective memories are taken up again. These collective memories are seemingly forgotten, because the who could remember them are not alive anymore. On the other hand, Espai 2NOU2, will exhibit the video-installation Canciones para mi mochila: La herencia que me dejaron mis hermanos al caer by Rodolfo Peraza. (See more)

Catalogue: LOOP’10

 

ENSAYOS PÚBLICOS #5: LA PROPIA-PERCEPCIÓN
CENTRO LASA, ATMÓSFERA, La Habana. April 15, 2010

Artists: Rodolfo Peraza, Manolo Castro, Analia Amaya, Hanoi Pérez, Yainieski Bernal Farrada & MP Aplications

Desde su inicio LASA trabaja con “jóvenes” para organizar sus acciones. Son ellos herramientas imprescindibles para el funcionamiento de LASA. Los “jovenes” de LASA son personas de poca experiencia en el dominio del arte contextual en el espacio público, pero con una curiosidad, disponibilidad y energía para la experimentación creativa. De esta manera estudiantes de arquitectura, de diseño, de sociología, instructores de arte; junto a mecánicos y marineros retirados, albañiles, carpinteros, historiadores, aficionados a la fotografía y al video participan y enriquecen el equipo LASA y el contenido del proyecto en sí mismo. Sujetos todos caracterizados por su sentido de la experimentación, pero también conscientes de su necesario proceso evolutivo. (Ver más)

 

PIEZA ÚNICA
AUDITORIO DE LA DELEGACIÓN DEL PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS, Madrid. Febryary 22, 2010

Artists: Armando Mariño, Raúl Cordero, Abel Barroso, Aimée García, Alexis Leyva, Carlos Garaicoa, Carlos Montes de Oca, Carlos Quintana, Douglas Argüelles, Eduardo Ponjuán, Ernesto Leal, Ernesto Rancaño, Esterio Segura, Glenda León, Humberto Castro, Iván Capote, Loidys Carnero, Luis Gómez, René Peña, Reyner Leyva, Roberto Diago, Roberto Fabelo, Sandra Ramos, Santiago Rodríguez, Yoan Capote, René Francisco, Hernández & Rodolfo Peraza

El arte de cubano más vanguardista se tomó hoy Madrid al asalto con una exposición en la que veintiocho creadores mostrarán hasta el 3 de marzo, cada uno con una única obra, la esencia de sus respectivos trabajos. La exposición “Pieza Única. Arte Cubano Contemporáneo” permanecerá instalada durante un mes en el auditorio de la Delegación del Principado de Asturias en Madrid. La selección de artistas en “Pieza Única” representa el arte contemporáneo de la Isla, a pesar de que los artistas residan unos en Cuba, en Europa o en Estados Unidos. Las obras expuestas son producto de diversas manifestaciones artísticas plasmadas en dibujos, instalaciones, técnicas mixtas, escultura, informática, fotografía o pintura, todas procedentes de las colecciones de los artistas o de las galerías que les representan. (Ver más)

 

OPEN STUDIO 4.0. I SHOT THE SHERIFF (HÉROES Y VILLANOS)
ESTUDIO DE CARLOS GARAICOA, Madrid. February 19, 2010

Artists: Ignasi Aballí, Allora Y Calzadilla, Cao Fei, Carlos Garaicoa, Hamlet Lavastida, Reynier Leyva Novo, Rodolfo Peraza & Lázaro Saavedra

Held each february in Madrid, Carlos Garaicoa’s Open Studio has been a significant part of artist x artist since its first edition in 2007, the Open Studio has had the mission to support emergent art and to create a platform for free exchange of ideas with the public. This horizontal, anti-hierarchical and experimental experience within the limited space of an artist studio a place off the official exhibition circuit- has made of the Open Studio a recurrent meeting spot for the local and international art public that gathers each year for the Arco Art Fair in Madrid. The first Open Studio with a specific curatorial theme brings together a group of works dealing with the construction of History, power relations and authoritarianism be it direct or mediatic. These works seem to sound out the viewer in order to find in him/her the pivot point between the hero and the villain present in each one of us. (See more)

 

SALUD, DEPORTE Y CONTROL
UMBERTO DI MARINO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, Naples, Italy. October 9, 2008

Artistas: Loidys Carnero, Yaima Carrazana, Rodolfo Peraza

The Umberto Di Marino Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition of young Cuban artists entitled Salud, Deporte y Control (Health, Sport and Control) and curated by Lillebit Fadraga on Thursday October 9. The three artists featured in the exhibition, Yaima Carrazana, Rodolfo Peraza and Loidys Carnero, will share the gallery space although, at the same time, the three rooms will be structured into three small personal exhibitions grouped under one title which refers to the slogans of Revolutionary Propaganda. For many years the Socialist Government, which has ruled Cuba since 1959, has reacted to criticism and a difficult historical context by promoting what would later be known as the victories of the Socialist. (See more)

 

LANCA CUBA
GENTIL CARIOCA GALLERY, RIO DE JANEIRO. June 28, 2008

A Gentil Carioca has the pleasure to invite you to the opening of the show Lanca Cuba that will take place on Saturday June 28th from 4p.m. to 8p.m. This exhibition will introduce the work of seven young Cuban artists showing for the first time in Rio de Janeiro. The show, curated by the artist Carlos Garaicoa, has the intention to bring together a group of very talented artists emerging in the Cuban art scene that have found and developed a new path on the visual art field inside and outside Cuba. Here the public will find many approaches to different issues not only important to the Cuban context and particular reality as a Socialist country, but also universal reflections that allude to art, desire, hope, identity, history, globalization, new technologies, etc… From the use of very precise symbols as the national anthem and the flower (Reynier Leyva Novo) that address subjects as identity and the ‘never- written’ Cuban history, to the playful reinterpretation of an homogenized society by the emptiness and dysfunctional values transmission of street signs (Rodolfo Peraza). (See more)

 

TERAPIA DE GRUPO (ARTE CUBANO ACTUAL)
GALERIA FERNANDO PRADILLA, Madrid. February 7, 2008

Artists:. Juan Carlos Alom, José Bedia, Héctor Bermejo, Lien C. Lau, Sandra Ceballos, Raúl Cordero, Alexis Esquivel, Carlos Estévez, Heidi García, Luis Gómez, Alejandro González, Glenda León, Jorge Luis Marrero, Armando Mariño, Ariel Orozco, María Cristina Padura, René Peña, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Rodolfo Peraza, Lindomar Plasencia, Michel Pou, JM Pozo, Ángel Ricardo Ríos, Elio Rodríguez, Gladys Triana, José Ángel Vincench.

Es una exhibición de más de una veintena de artistas cubanos (y un artista español invitado con una obra realizada en y por Cuba), comisariada por Omar-Pascual Castillo, comisario y editor cubano residente en Granada; la cual intenta recoger algunos de los momentos más relevantes de la trayectoria del Arte Cubano, dentro y fuera de la Isla desde la década de los 80Žs hasta nuestros días; a partir del mantenimiento de un síntoma que lo caracteriza; su sentido terapéutico.  (Ver más)

 

OPEN STUDIO 2.0
ESTUDIO DE CARLOS GARAICOA, Madrid. February 20, 2008

Artists: Loidus Carnero, Yaima Carrazana, Marlon de Azambuca, Carlos Garaicoa, Glenda León, Reynier Leyva Novo, Rodolfo Peraza, Celina Portella, Elisa Pessoa & Giacomo Ricci

Los Open Studio de Carlos Garaicoa se celebran cada Febrero en Madrid. Desde su primera edición, en 2007, el Open Studio ha buscado apoyar el arte emergente y constituir una plataforma de intercambio desenfadado con el público. Esta experiencia horizontal, anti-jerárquica y experimental en el espacio limitado del taller de un artista un punto fuera del circuito formal de exhibición ha hecho del Open Studio una cita recurrente para el público de arte local e internacional que asiste cada año a la Feria de Arco.
Esta segunda edición aúna a un grupo mayor de artistas, incluyendo muchos que viven fuera de España. Aunque aún no hay eje curatorial definido, puede ya hablarse de puntos comunes en muchas obras de las que, desde disimiles enfoques y técnicas, giran en su mayoría alrededor del tema del cuerpo, el extrañamiento y la inadaptación del ser humano a las sociedades contemporáneas y las ideologías impuestas. (Ver más)

 

FOR YOUR SAFETY. MARCAPASOS.
EDWARD DAY GALLERY, MOCCA,Toronto. Septiembre 23, 2006

Artists: : Elsa Mora, Sandra Ramos, Erick García, Rodolfo Peraza, Iván capote, Joan Capote, José A. Toirac, Lázaro Saavedra.

With Fidel Castro in decline and his Communist experiment consequently up for review, Cuban politics and culture are more fascinating now than ever. Fortunately for us, three exhibitions in Toronto provide a prime window onto the current scene. At the Royal Ontario Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Culture is presenting a concise and well-considered exhibition of work by Carlos Garaicoa, arguably Cuba’s most celebrated contemporary artist. Further downtown, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MoCCA) is exhibiting a suite of new works by Jose Toirac, another contender for top billing. And at Edward Day Gallery, a group exhibition titled Pacemaker charts the anxious heart of a nation, including works by both established and emerging artists. (See more)

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