NPC: NON PLAYABLE CHARACTER
Fanguito eStudio. 13th Havana Biennial. April 15th. 2019
Artists: Vuk Cosic| Yucef Merhi| Christian Oyarzun| Nina Coulson| Hamilton Mestizo| Filio Galvez| El Diletante Digital | Rewell Altunaga | Naivy Perez| Serones | Rodolfo Peraza. (Read more)
The works that were part of NPC… explored how the culture of video-games and the Internet have radically modified politics, information and art today, especially in its production, distribution and reception. They referred to emerging digital communities and the Internet as a surveillance site, ideological battles and resistance policies, circulation and control of fake news and lost information. (Read more)
SOLID ABSTRACTION. DISOBEDIENCE STRATEGIES IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART
Miami Biennale, US, April 19th, 2018
Artists: Filio Gálvez| Francisco Masó| Yaima Carrazana| Aurora De Armendi| Ernesto Oroza (in collaboration with Gean Moreno, Ana Olema Casanova and Annelys PM) | Glexis Novoa | Rafael Domenech| Rodolfo Peraza| Reynier Leyva Novo | Quisqueya Henríquez |(in collaboration with Gean Moreno, Ana Olema Casanova and Annelys PM)
Solid Abstraction: Strategies of Disobedience in Cuban Art includes works by ten Cuban artists living on and away from the island. All of them work with abstraction as both a trope and a strategy in their art.
Presented at the Miami Beinnale space in Miami, Solid Abstraction is curated by Aldeide Delgado. It is the first of a series of exhibitions resulting from Delgado’s 2017 award from TEOR/éTica, a Costa Rican nonprofit organization supporting critical thinking in the arts. Additional exhibitions will explore the theme of “Solid Abstraction: Political Directions in Central American and Caribbean Art.”
Carlos Garaicoa Studio, Madrid. February 2nd, 2018
Francis Alÿs| Juan Araujo, Carlos Garaicoa| Alejandro González| Orestes Hernández| William Kentridge| Hamlet Lavastida| Rodolfo Peraza| Raymond Pettibon, Renier Quer (Requer)| Fernando Renes| Hiraki Sawa.
Carlos Garaicoa Open Studio 13.0 Inauguración/Opening: 23/02/2018 10:00 – 18:00 h C/ De la Puebla 4, local bajo derecha, Madrid 28004
MEDIA UNDER DYSTOPIA 1.0. MUD Foundation
December 6th, 2017 to March 2nd, 2018
Artists: Vuk Ćosić | Filio Gálvez| Vladan Joler | Ernesto Oroza | Rodolfo Peraza
Media Under Dystopia 1.0 delves on the nature of our hyper-connected society and its promise of democracy and liberty, at a moment when its core foundation is at risk and issues such as Internet Neutrality are under attack. How are individuals, as well as local contexts with their specific histories and politics represented and served within the digital landscape? How can the physical and digital infrastructures of the Internet be mapped and what do these new cartographies tell us about today?
SPOTS, DOTS, PIPS, TILES: AN EXHIBITION ABOUT DOMINOES
PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI(PAMM) June 28, 2017
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)
UNSETTLED ARTIFACTS: TECHNOLOGICAL SPECULATIONS FROM LATIN AMERICA.
SIGGRAPH ART GALLERY, July 30th- August 3rd, 2017
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)
CENSURA • DESCONEXIÓN
DIAGONAL. San Juan, Puerto Rico. June 3rd, 2017
Artists: 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.
CENSORSHIP • DISCONNECTION.
Collective exhibition + Satellite MECA Art Fair Who controls the information, definitions of gender roles, political and / or cultural identities? From which social institutions, policies or media platforms? Through what mechanisms, technologies and / or means? In what way do we access private information without questioning what happens with our data? The possibility of virtual connection and access to digital instruments of social connection, marked the hope of new forms of democratic participation, which at the same time gave space for the surveillance and control of information of millions of people. The democratic states have reserved the right to spy at various levels and in different spaces: governments, organizations, NGOs and individual citizens. In addition to the massive analysis of metadata, communications and massive access to personal data, there is an increasingly open or clandestine censorship through the manipulation of information.
CENTRO DE DESARROLLO DE LAS ARTES VISUALES, Havana. October 14th, 2016
Artists: Rodolfo Peraza | Cristina Garrido| Lev Manovich| Nadav Hochman| Jay Chow| Pavel Méndez| Yusnier Mentado| Yucef Merhi| Milton Raggi and Héctor Remedios.
The collective exhibition “Irrational history of a set of null measure” establishes a paradox or contrast of two mathematical concepts: the ‘null measure set’, referred to a set, not necessarily empty (it may contain numbers), but which has no weight or measure; and on the other hand, the ‘irrational numbers’, infinite and impossible to count. According to its curator Cristina Figueroa, “it analyzes from the art how we face before a phenomenon that although generalized in the contemporary societies little is known and applied in our context: the value and influence of the analysis of the massive data.” (Read more)
TEN MORE TEN- ONWARD
GALLERIA UMBERTO DI MARINO, Naples, Italy. June 24th, 2016
Artists: Jota Castro – Mark Hosking – Luca Francesconi -Marco Raparelli – Alberto Di Fabio – Eugenio Tibaldi – Marc Breslin – Francesco Jodice -Ana Manso – André Romão – Pedro Neves Marques – Santiago Cucullu – Sergio Vega – vedovamazzei – Antorio Serrapica -Barbara La Ragione – Bruna Esposito -Concetta Modica – Dafni&Papadatos – Gian Marco – Runo Lagomarsino -Simon Fujiwara – Loidys Carnero – Donatella Spanaziani -Enrico Morsiani – Giuseppe Maraniello -H.H.Lim – Elena Bajo – Ulla von Branderburg – Yaima Carrazana – Federico Del Vecchio – Zak Manzi – Hidetoshi Nagasawa – Valerio Adami – Jordi Marianella Senatore – Erick Beltrán – Marcello Jori – Vetto Pisani – Rodolfo Peraza – Omar Garriani – Emilio Tadini – Ugo Nespolo
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)
Antioquia University and National University of Colombia. April 28th, 2016
The show “Art con-text” accompanies the Muua exhibition and the National University´s, at the Camilo Torres Theater of the University of Antioquia. A piece by the Mexican-Bolivian artist Anuar Elías, in which he plays with words. In the text of the exhibition curator Óscar Roldán-Alzate names him a visual poet, “an artist who uses the word as a form and container at the same time”. The samples are words printed on some panels: Culpadre, graver, encyclopiedra, rinhorizonte, occiriente, explosición. “Reducing this proposal to neologisms would be an error. It would be better to talk about language compression; a practice that is based on taking the story behind a concept and imbricating it with that of another “.
NANO, CENTRO DE DESARROLLO DE LAS ARTES VISUALES, Havana. January 15th, 2016
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)
ART IN TRANSIT
LUMINATO FESTIVAL & PATTISON ONESTOP, Toronto. June 19th, 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)
COOL WAR: GAME ART ACROSS THE STRAITS
FANGUITO STUDIO, Havana. May 29th, 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)
BEYOND THE HYPEN: APPROACHING A POST GEOGRAPHIC CUBA
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, April 9, 2014
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
KOPPELMAN GALLERY, Boston. September 5, 2013v
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.
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. (See more)
DESIGNING POST-COMMUNISM: RECENT POLITICAL IMAGINARIES IN CUBAN CONTEMPORARY ART. Miami, July 6th, 2012
(…) Works as a video game that exposes the pedagogical morality of the “new man”, photographs on the hidden Soviet ruins of Havana, emblems and reappropriated discourses of the socialist propaganda of the sixties, are some strategies by which these artists work with the remains of utopia
MORE THAN NINETY MILES AWAY: A DIALOGUE ABOUT CUBAN ART. TALK
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WDC. April 21th, 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)
DESCOBRIR, DEFENSAR, DIFONDRE L’ART
GALERIA SENDA, Barcelona. December 16th, 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)
LUZ Y OFICIO GALLERY. Havana. November 2nd, 2010.
Artists: Manolo Castro, Rodolfo Peraza, Duvier del Dago & Angel Delgado
These artists maintain a concern to dismantle and section some of the previously mentioned topics. They commit themselves to a current legacy in artistic praxis, covering issues ranging from experiences documenting human beings’ limited situations to artistic reflections linked to society. Cuban and its impact on the individual.
LOOP’10: CANCIONES PARA MI MOCHILA
ESPAI 2NOU2 GALLERY, Barcelona. May 20th , 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)
AUDITORIO DE LA DELEGACIÓN DEL PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS, Madrid. Febryary 22nd, 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
The most avant-garde Cuban art took Madrid today to the assault with an exhibition in which twenty-eight creators will show until March 3, each with a single work, the essence of their respective works. The exhibition “Pieza Única. Contemporary Cuban Art “will remain installed for a month in the auditorium of the Delegation of the Principality of Asturias in Madrid. The selection of artists in “Pieza Única” represents the contemporary art of the Island, despite the fact that the artists reside in Cuba, Europe or the United States. The exhibited works are the product of diverse artistic manifestations reflected in drawings, installations, mixed techniques, sculpture, computer science, photography or painting, all coming from the collections of the artists or the galleries that represent them.
OPEN STUDIO 4.0. I SHOT THE SHERIFF (HÉROES Y VILLANOS)
CARLOS GARAICOA STUDIO, Madrid February 19th, 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)
TERAPIA DE GRUPO (ARTE CUBANO ACTUAL)
GALERIA FERNANDO PRADILLA, Madrid. February 7th, 2008
It is an exhibition of more than twenty Cuban artists (and a Spanish artist invited with a work done by himself to Cuba), curated by Omar-Pascual Castillo, curator and Cuban editor resident in Granada; which tries to collect some of the most relevant moments of the trajectory of Cuban art, inside and outside the island since the 80’s until our days; from the maintenance of a characteristic symptom; its therapeutic sense
FOR YOUR SAFETY. MARCAPASOS.
EDWARD DAY GALLERY, MOCCA,Toronto. September 23rd, 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)
JUST IN TIME (TO PLAY).
El Oficio Gallery. December, 29th 2018
Artists: Rewell Altunaga| Rodolfo Peraza| Serones| Yonlay Cabrera| Nestor Sire
The exhibition included some of the most notable names in the field of Game Art with unpublished works (Rewell Altunaga, Heaven, 2007) or exhibited for the first time in national territory (Rodolfo Peraza, Juega y Aprende, 2006). To these were added others that barely emerged in the trend, with works linked to the pirate platforms of the gamers’ communities and the distribution of offline applications in Cuba (Nestor Siré, # cubareativa_selección GAMES, 2015-2016); modifications of such popular games with Agario-TGS (Yonlay Cabrera, 2015), brought to the gallery space through an internal wi-fi network with free access; videogames that rescue the most popular recreational traditions of Cuba (Serones, La raya, 2018) and reflect on the possibilities of monetizing through the game (online / offline) and access to the currency (bitcoin). (Read more)
HOPE / ESMoA, Los Angeles, CA, September 17th, 2017 – January 28th, 2018
Featured Artists: Juan Carlos Alom | Rewell Altunaga | Santiago Álvarez | El Diletante Digital | David Beltrán | Edel Bordón | Jenny Brito | Benjamín del Castillo | Javier Castro | Sandú Darié | Felipe Dulzaides | Pako Espinosa | Kiko Faxas | Diana Fonseca | Ernesto Fundora | Carlos José García | José Fidel García | Luis Gárciga & Miguel Moya ´Luis y Miguel´ | Ricardo Miguel Hernández | Orestes Hernández | Jesús Hdez-Güero | Hamlet Lavastida | Ofill Hechavarría | Jorge & Larry | Glenda León | Duniesky Martín | Yusnier Mentado | Nelson Miranda | Reinier Nande | Levi Orta | Yadniel Padrón | Alfredo Ramos & Katarzyna Badach | Raupa | Rodolfo Peraza | Enrique Pineda Barnet | Nelson Ponce | Yimit Ramírez | Fernando Rodríguez | Ricardo Rodríguez | Lázaro Saavedra | and many
Over the last five decades, Cuban artists have used video art to explore the sociological, anthropological, political, spiritual and cultural realities of the island and its purposeful isolation. (see more)
CUBAN MILLENNIALS: MAKING AND CONSUMING CULTURE IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CUBA. TALK
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (NYU). June 1st, 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)
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 (Read more)
COOL WAR: GAME ART ACROSS THE STRAITS
FANGUITO ESTUDIO & EL CENTRO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO WIFREDO LAM, Havana. June 3rd, 2016
Artists: Rewell Altunaga| Cory Arcangel| Yonlay Cabrera| Rodolfo Peraza | COLL.EO| Anne-Marie Schleiner| Joan Leandre & Brody Condon | Vladan Joler & Kristian Lukic.
A collective exhibition of pioneering artists of game art from Cuba and the United States. Within the context of the normalization of relations between the two nations, Cool War emerges, a proposal that recalls the military manicheism and technology that structures video games, while at the same time pointing out the playful and open possibilities of game art. Cuba and the United States have made history in communications technology: the first telegraph to link Latin America and Cuba connected Punta Rassa, Florida, with Key West and Havana in 1867, and the first deep-water cable with a repeater Submersible joined the two nations in 1950. However, in the early 1960s, bilateral communication worsened; this story influenced the emergence of the Internet itself.
JUGAR EN SERIO: PINTURA EXPANDIDA
CENTRO DE DESARROLLO DE LAS ARTES VISUALES, Havana. February 23rd, 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.
According to curators Beatriz Junco and Claudia Taboada, contemporary Cuban art has had a “philosophical concern” with painting and its limits. “And is that in addition to its interesting link with photography and digital art, the painting has assumed a greater expansion that has come to flirt with architecture, sculpture, installation and even performance and the performing arts.” These explorations are at the center of Serious Play / expanded painting (Serious Play / Expanded Painting), which opened its doors last night in Havana at the Center for the Development of the Visual Arts (CDAV).
WAVEMAKER GRANT 2016 PILGRAM 2.0. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
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)
EMERGING VIRTUAL NARRATIVES / BOFFO. October 26th, 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)
VRHOLE.NET (MALLA NET 2.0) 12sd Havana Biennial May 21st, 2015
“The work is a web editor, an app that allows creating virtual worlds on the Internet, with the characteristic that these worlds can be visited. By using an Oculus Reef, a device that allows immersion in virtual space”, explains Rodolfo Peraza, author of Malla net 2.0, work located at the Wifredo Lam Center for the 12th Biennial of Havana. (Read more)
CUBAN VIRTUALITIES: NEW MEDIA ART FROM THE ISLAND SULLIVAN GALLERIES, Chicago. December 2nd, 2013
Artists: 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)
Künstlerhaus.Viena. December 13th 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)
YA SÉ LEER: IMAGE AND TEXT IN LATIN AMERICAN ART
CENTRO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO WIFREDO LAM, HAVANA, 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)
31ª PONTEVEDRA BIENNIAL, Spain. June, 2010
Under the title Utrópicos, a portrait of tropical and utopian realities, the presence of Central American artists is always discussed in the context of connections, of narrating contexts, ensuring that everything responds to questions derived from the project. A philosophy of Roundtrip shared by many of the exhibitions, presented as chapters of an investigation. For the first of them, installed in the sixth building of the Museum of Pontevedra, that same title was chosen with the intention of activating the dialogue from a historical base, with Maruja Mallo, Castelao, Emilia Prieto or Max Jiménez, to narrate the cultural relationship with current aesthetic links. The curator exposes a principle of modernity that is not exhausted in the rest of the exhibitions, while introducing enhanced themes in the installations of Limber Vilorio, Jorge Perianes or Edgar León, dualities between ideal and reality, and in the sample Migrations: looking south , with the critical observation of emigration. The most intense exhibition, The Downpour, The Nap, The Cane, The Tobacco completes the portrait from political, economic, social components, with a set of works where we distinguish Joaquín Rodríguez del Paso, Carolina Caycedo, Reinier Leiva, Joscelyn Gardner or Rodolfo Peraza with totalitarianism through the Francoist songs performed by a choir of Cuban children.
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)
SALUD, DEPORTE Y CONTROL
UMBERTO DI MARINO CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, Naples, Italy. October 9, 2008
Artistas: Loidys Carnero, Yaima Carrazana, Rodolfo Peraza
HThe 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)
GENTIL CARIOCA GALLERY, RIO DE JANEIRO. June 28th, 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)
OPEN STUDIO 2.0
ESTUDIO DE CARLOS GARAICOA, Madrid. February 20th, 2008
Artistas: Loidus Carnero, Yaima Carrazana, Marlon de Azambuca, Carlos Garaicoa, Glenda León, Reynier Leyva Novo, Rodolfo Peraza, Celina Portella, Elisa Pessoa & Giacomo Ricci
Carlos Garaicoa’s Open Studio is held every February in Madrid. Since its first edition, in 2007, the Open Studio has sought to support emerging art and constitute a platform for casual exchange with the public. This horizontal, anti-hierarchical and experimental experience in the limited space of an artist’s workshop, a point outside the formal exhibition circuit, has made the Open Studio a recurring event for the local and international art audience that attends the Fair every year. Arc. This second edition brings together a larger group of artists, including many who live outside of Spain. Although there is no definite curatorial axis, we can already speak of common points in many works from which, from different approaches and techniques, they mostly revolve around the theme of the body, the estrangement and the maladjustment of the human being to contemporary and contemporary societies. the imposed ideologies.