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“Touch panel telephone” by Abel Barroso & ”Modern Myths” by Sandra Ramos

From: December 13st(Fri.), to 24th(Tue.), 2013 at All 2nd floor
Open:11:00-19:00(Closed on Monday)

Organized by: PROMO-ARTE Latin American Art Gallery
Projected by: Kumiko Furusawa(PROMO-ARTE), Motoi Masaki, Yumiko Okada
Supported by: The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba

 

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PROMO-ARTE is pleased to announce that an exhibition featuring the contemporary Cuban artists Sandra Ramos and Abel Barroso will open December 12 through 24, 2013. In this exhibition Ramos and Barroso exhibit cedar wood sculptures and woodblock prints, drawings, engravings, video-arts and installation of most recent works.


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Artist "Abel Barroso"


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Abel Barroso


Born July 17,1971, Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
1995 Graduated at Instituto Superior de Arte, La Habana. Cuba .
1990 Graduated at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, La Habana. Cuba.


Solo exhibitions

2003 Cuban artist ABEL BARROSO "Cafe Internet del Tercer Mundo" solo exhibition in Promo-Arte Latin American Art Gallery. Tokyo, Japan
2003 "Automobiles from Third World". La Casona Gallery, Havana. Cuba.
2003 "Tecnología de Punta", 23 y 12 Gallery, Havana. Cuba.
2004 Abel Barroso in Lisa Sette Gallery . Phoenix , Arizona. U.S.A.
2005 "De todo un poco". Art Museum (MAPRI), Pinar del Río. Cuba.
2006 "Se acabó la guerra fría a gozar con la globalización". Servando Gallery, Havana. Cuba.
2006 "Como se parece tu isla a mi isla". Espacio Gallery 2002, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.
2008 Cuban artist "ABEL BARROSO"second solo exhibition in Promo-Arte Latin American Art Gallery. Tokyo, Japan
2010 Muros reales. Muros virtuales. Espace Saint Remi. Bordeaux, Francia.
Muros reales. Muros virtuales. Galeria Villa Manuela. La Habana, Cuba.
Area de cobertura. Centro Cultual de Animacion Misionera San Antonio Maria Claret.
Parroquia Santisima Trinidad. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
2011 Ciudades compartidas. Shenzhen Fine Art Institute. Shenzhen, Republica Popular China.
2012 Abel Barroso. Galeria Michel Soskine Inc. Madrid, Espana.


Group Exhibitions


2003 Gadgets and Gizmos, ASU Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center. Phoenix. EUA.
Maneras de inventarse una sonrisa. 6ta Bienal de La Habana. Centro de Desarrollo Artes de las Artes Visuales, La Habana. Cuba.
2004 Perspectives, Gallery 106, Austin, Texas. EUA
Technology and the Future, The Brogan Museum of Art and Science,
Tallahassee. Florida, E. U .A.
Trienal Poligrafica de Grabado,San Juan Puerto Rico
“Pescando en Aguas Internacionales’’ .The Blanton Museum of Art .Austin Texas.EUA
Dando y dando . Encuentro Nacional de Grabado. Galería Villena. Biblioteca Rubén Mtnez Villena . La Habana. Cuba .
Soñar no cuesta nada. Galería Servando, La Habana. Cuba.
La Nueva Ruta del Arte Cubano. Galería Nacional de Arte. Malasia.
Huellas Múltiples en el Arte Cubano. Galería Promo-Arte, Tokio. Japón.
Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo Arco 2004, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid. España.
2005 SIDNEY MISHKIN GALLERY BARUCH COLLEGE
2006 Como en botica "Salón de la Plástica Mexicana”, Feria del Libro en el Zócalo.
Mexico D.F. México
Art as Money Money as art.Th Mary Brogan Museum of Art and
Sience. Tallahassee. Florida. E U A
Feria Estampa. Palacio de Cristal Casa de Campo.Madrid .España
La huella multiple .San Francisco de Asis .Ciudad Habana.Cuba.
2007

Homing Devices, University South Florida Museum, Tampa. USA.
A Través del Espejo Arte cubano hoy, Galería Allegro. Panamá.
La Huella Múltiple colateral a la Segunda Bienal Iberoamericana de Obra Gráfica. Palacio de la Isla, Cáceres. España.
Cuban Avant-Garde,Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection Samuel P.Harn Museum of Art ,Gainesville, Florida,USA
Manual de Instrucciones, Casa de América, Madrid. España.
Manual de Instrucciones, Gran Pale de París, París. Francia.
Manual de Instrucciones, Triennale Bovisa, Milano. Italia

2008 The First Collection, Ad Hoc Cuban Art, Toronto. Canadá.
Art De la Caraibe insulaire, Musée d´Aquitaine, Bordeaux. Francia.
Mi Isla es una Ciudad .Triennale Bovisa.Milano.Italia
Puro Arte 14 artistas cubanos .Casa de America .Madrid .España.
2009 Antecomienzo. Factoria Habana. La Habana, Cuba.
Confluencias II : Inside Arte Cubano Contemporaneo. National Hispanic Cultual Center (NHCC) Art Museum. Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico, E.U.A.
Making Connections: Contemporary Cuban Printmakers. Laconia Gallery. Chicago, Illinois, E.U.A.
X Bienal de La Habana. San Carlos de la Cabana. La Habana, Cuba.
HB. Muestrade Arte Contemporaneo Cubano. Pabexpo. La Habana, Cuba.
Glamour de Occidente. Colateral a la X Bienal de la Habana. Casa de Mexico. La Habana, Cuba.
Glamour de Occidente. Centre Culturel de Recontre Fonds SaintJacques. Sainte Marie, Fort de France, Martinica.
Feria de Arte de Los Angels. Couturier Gallery. los Angels, California, E.U.A.
2010 Collection Contemporary Art. The FUNd at ASU Art Museum. Arizona State University Art Museum. Tempe, Arizona, E.U.A.
Retratos cubanos. Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifred Lam. La Habana, Cuba.
Cuba Avant-Garde Beijing 2010. Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art. Beijing, R. P. China.
El azar concurrente. I Bienal de Portugal. Pabellon de Arte Cubano. Portimao, Portugal.
Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection. Katonah Museum of Art. Katonah, New York, E.U.A.
Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection. Lowe Art Museum of University of Miami. Florida, E.U.A.
Pieza unica. Delegacion del Principado de Asturias. Madrid, Espana.
Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba. New Orleans Museum of Art. Newcomb Art Gallery. Tulane University. New Orleans, E.U.A.
2011 50en los 50. Homenaje al aniversario 50 de la UNEAC. Galeria La Acacia. La Habana, Cuba.
Art Miami. Feria International dea Arte Contemporaneo. Miami, E.U.A. Galeria Pan American Art Projects. Miami, Florida, E.U.A.
Art Miami. Feria International dea Arte Contemporaneo. Miami, E.U.A. Juan Ruiz Galeria. Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela.
Caraibe en expansion. Centre Culturel de Recontre Fonds SaintJaques. Sainte Marie, Font de France, Martinica.
The Cuba Project. Museum of Contemporary Art(MOCA). Cleveland, Ohio, E.U.A.
Pinta. Feria de Arte Contemporaneo. Londres, U.K. Galeria Pan American Art Projects. Miami, Florida, E.U.A.
Uprooted/Transmigurations. Galeria Pan American Art Projects. Miami, Florida, E.U.A.
Living in Havana. Marlborough Gallery. Chelsea, New York City, New York, E.U.A.
Ya se leer. Imagen y texto en el arte latinoamericano. Centro de Arte Cpntemporaneo Wifredo Lam. Biblioteca Ruben Martinez Villena. La Habana, Cuba.
Untitled. Galeria Michel Soskine Inc. Madrid, Espana.
Emarging Cuban Young Artists. Galeria Promo-Arte. Tokyo, Japan.
Cuban Gold: Viva la reproduction. Prints by contemporary cuban artists. London Prints Studio. Londres, U.K.
Obras de tres continentes y mas: Colección Centro Wifredo Lam. Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam. La Habana, Cuba.
2012 Art Brussels. Feria International de Arte Contemporaneo. Bruselas.
Belgica. Galeria Michel Soskine Inc. Madrid, Espana.
Dream and premonition. Galeria Promo-Arte. Tokyo, Japan.
Arco/Madrid Feria International de Arte Contemporaneo. Madrid, Espana Galeria Michel Soskine Inc. Madrid, Espana.
Art Wynwood. Feria International de Arte Contemoraneo. Wynwood District. Miami, E.U.A. Galeria Pan American Art Projects. Miami, Florida, E.U.A.
Art Wynwood.Feria International de Arte Contemoraneo. Wynwood District. Miami, E.U.A. Juan Ruiz Galeria. Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela.
Entre Tropicos 46°05’:CUBA / BRASIL. Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro. Rio deJaneiro, Brasil.

Collections

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, C. de La Habana, Cuba.
Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, C. de La Habana, Cuba
Lombard Freid Fine Arts. NYork. USA.
Museum of Art. U.S.F. Tampa, Florida. USA.
Museum of Art. Minneappolis. USA.
.Centro Wifredo Lam. C. de La Habana, Cuba.
Museo de la Grafica. Fundacion Schreiner, Bad Steben, Germany.
National Art Gallery ,Washington DC.USA
Private Collection of Prof. Hamdi el Attar, Kassel, Germany.
Private Collection of Holly Block, Art in General, USA.
Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada.
ASU Museum of Art, Tempe, Arizona. , USA.
Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, USA.
Fundacion Bacardi, USA.
Center for Cuban Studies, New York, USA.
MEDAID Org. Austin, TX, USA.
Celia Sredni. ArtNexus. USA.
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida ,EUA.
Private colection of Claude Nobs .Canada.
Private colection of Arnon Milchan. E. U. A.
Private colection of Gerald Levin. AOL Time Warner. CEO. E. U. A.


 
Abel Barroso 2014 New works promotion video


ABEL BARROSO
by Irina Leyva-Perez

Barroso intentionally gives a “raw” finish to his pieces to accentuate its origin.
His cedar machines show a clear ludic attitude, using the technological backwardness and the keen inventiveness to solve scarcity as the ideal “excuses” for his oeuvre. The ironic undertone of his work is an astute commentary about how new social structures in his country are influenced by the existence of an external community. The exchange between both entities becomes the gearing that moves contemporary Cuban society.

Barroso has created a very personal and peculiar iconography based on the intrinsic quality of objects. By using the matrix as oeuvre instead of the traditional print, the artist is rooting for the object. His work is overall sober, avoiding superficial and distracting elements such as color or an exquisite finish.

Conceptually his oeuvre has always leaned towards a caustic approach to the chosen subjet, in this instance migration. By taking advantage of the satirical and witty tradition in Cuban Art, Barroso is masking the political content of his work behind an apparently fresh and lighthearted vision of the situation. He is offering a playful take of a new social order, where the older structures are completely obsolete and the new rules are dictated by different plyers, therefore bringing in front of us a new social scenario.
 

Sandra Ramos


Sandra Ramos was teacher at the ISA -Higher Institute of Art of Havana from 1993 to 1998. She has being Curator of the 7 editions of La Huella Multiple event and other Cuban Contemporary Art exhibitions.



Solo exhibitions

2003 "Shipwreck ?" in Gallery 23 & 12 (? biennial of Havana). Cuba
"Shipwreck" Citizen Gallery. Texas, USA
"Premonitioned Insomnia" in Promo-Arte Latin American Art Gallery. Tokyo, Japan.
"Engravings by Alicia Candiani and Sandra Ramos" in Casas de Americas, Havana, Cuba
"Testament of fish" Casas Riegner Gallery, Miami, USA
"Promise" in Casa de Americas, Havana, Cuba
2004 "Lesson of darkness" in Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
"See of sorrows" in the Fraser Gallery, Washington, USA
"Elsa Mora & Sandra Ramos" in PanAmerican Art Gallery, Texas,USA
2005 "Lesson of darkness" in Animation Culture Center of San Antonio Maria Claret, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
2006 "Escape" in C5 Collection Gallery, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
"From dawn to nightfall" in Promo-Arte Latin American Art Gallery. Tokyo, Japan.
"Sandra Ramos Fast-Forward ?" in ICAIC Film Culture Center, Havana, Cuba
"Creature of island" in Contemporary Art Space, Spain
"Engravings by Sandra Ramos" in Maison Rodolphe-Duguay, Quebec, Canada
2007 "Sandra Ramos-Aimée García" in The Fraser Gallery, Washington, USA
"Sandra Ramos-Erica Kaminishi" Exhibition in Promo-Arte Latin American Art Gallery. Tokyo, Japan.
"New Wave from Cuba" in Promo-Arte Latin American Art Gallery. Tokyo, Japan.
2008 "Inside of sea" in Matanzas Art Gallery, Matanza, Cuba
2009 "The ruins of Utopia" in Villa Manuela Gallery, Cuba
2010 Exodus. New Works by Sandra Ramos. Mayer Fine Arts. Norfolk. Virginia
3D Sandra Ramos. Salle Zero. Alianza Francesa. Havana.
2011 Sandra Ramos’: 90 Miles: Living In The Vortex. Dot Fiftyone Gallery. Miami.
2012

Sandra Ramos. Travel to The American Dream. Accola Griefen Gallery. New York.
Puentes: entre lejanías y cercanías llevadas a cabo. XI Bienal de La Habana. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Havana.

2013 Bridging the Past, Present and Future: Resent Works by Sandra Ramos. Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Arkansas


Group Exhibitions

2010 Cuban Avant Garde. Beijing 2010. Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art
Océano digital. Sala Puerta Nueva. Córdoba
Portugal Arte 10. Lisboa Biennial. Portugal.
Alicia Alonso dances here tonight. Magnan Metz Gallery. New York
Flowers, Lies and Revolution: Contemporary Cuban Art. Sheldon Museum of Art. Nebraska.
Horizontes Insulares. La Regenta Art Center. Las Palmas de Gran Canarias. Spain
Don’t call me pretty: Women in Art. Pan American Art Projects. Miami.
Pieza Única. Sala de exposiciones Delegación del Principado de Asturias en Madrid.
Cuba Avant Garde, Arte Contemporáneo de la Colección Farber. Lowe Art Museum. Florida.
Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works From Cuba, The New Orleans Museum of Art & Newcomb Art Gallery. New Orleans.
Latinas! The Nassau County. Museum. Roslyn. New York.
2011 Crisis: América Latina: arte y confrontación. 1910-2010. Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes. México DF.
Cuban Visions. Contemporary Art Exhibition. Metropolitan Pavilion. New York.
Teasers: Selected Works From The Pizzuti Collection by Women Artists. The Pizzuti Collection. Columbus. Ohio
Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba, City Gallery. Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC. / Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
Cuban Gold: Viva la reproducción. Prints by Contemporary Cuban Artists. London Print Studio.
Cuba Now. 21C Museum Hotel. Lousville. Kentucky.
Diaspora, Identity, and Race: Cuba Today. Focus Gallery Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. University of Oregon.
Horizontes Insulares. Museum of Modern Art Dominican Republic. / Wifredo Lam , Contemporary Art Centre, Havana / Foundation Clément, Martinique,
2012 The Xll Latin American & Caribbean Contemporary Art Exhibition"TODAY" PROMO-ARTE Gallery. Tokyo
Revolution not televised. The Bronx Museum of the Arts. New York.
Las Metáforas del cambio. Exposición colateral a la XI Bienal de La Habana. Factoría Habana. Havana
Haciendo Presión. Grabado Contemporáneo Cubano. Exposición colateral a la XI Bienal de La Habana. La Cabana. Havana
Restless: Recent Acquisitions from the MAM Collection. Miami Art Museum. Miami
Cuban Artists' Books and Prints, 1985-2008. Cantor Art Gallery. College of Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts
2013 Cuban Forever. The Pizzuti Collection. Columbus. Ohio
Venice Biennial 2013. Cuban Pavilion. National Museum of Archeology Palazzo Reale.Venice.
Anguish & Enthusiasm: What Do You Do With Your Revolution Once You’ve Got It? The Greater Manchester Arts Centre. Cornerhouse & The Library Theatre Company. Manchester.


Collections

Alex Rosemberg Fine Arts. New York, USA
Arte de Nuestra America-Casa de Las Americas. Havana, Cuba
Canvas Art World. Amsterdam, Holland.
Center of Cuban Studies. New York, USA.
Collection Bacardi. USA.
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. USA.
Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico D.F.
Photo Zeit Gallery. Tokyo, Japan
Rahm Gallery. Zurich, Swiss.
420x20Gallery. Arhem. Holland.
Grafik Museum Stiftung Scharainer. Bad Steben, Germany.
Lehigh University Museum. USA.
Ludwig Forum fur Kunst. Aachen, Germany.
National Palace Museum of Fine Art. Havana, Cuba.
National Royal Museum of Art. Ontario, Canada.
Press Kit Ltd. Tokyo, Japan.
Casa de Las Ame´ricas. Coleccio´n Arte de Nuestra Ame´rica. Havana. Cuba.
Fuchu Art Museum. Tokyo. Japan.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Havana. Cuba.
The Arizona State University Art Museum. USA.
The Herber F. Johnson Museum of Art. Cornell University.Ithaca. NY.USA.
The Farber Cuban Avant-Garde Collection. New York. USA
The University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art −UECLAA. England
The Museum of Fine Arts. Boston. USA
The Museum of Modern Art. New York. USA.
The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. New York. USA.
The University of Virginia Art Museum. USA.
21C Museum Hotel. Lousville. Kentucky.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary.TBA21. Vienna. Austria

  "Moderns Myths”

In the Modern Myths series I establish a dialog between the Greek & Roman ancient religion mythology narrative paradigms and the socio-political context of contemporary Cuba. My work echoes in a reflective and satirical way legends and characters such as: Narcissus, Ulysses, The Parcae, Scylla and Charybdis among others. Through the reading of these old stories and its translation and reinterpretation as modern visual image I attempted to recover the essence and contents that still maintain universal values by describing the constant searches and human goals.

In my work used as multiple medias: engraving, painting, drawing, animation and installation. In many of them appears the alter ego of the pioneer girl, a symbol of my generation. The function of this girl (a kind of self-portrait) is to comment the recent history of my country enclosed by texts. In these works I make reference to classic characters from the Cuban political cartoon as: Liborio and The Bobo of Abela they are symbols of the disagreement of the Cuban people and their governments during the first half of the twentieth century.  Also popular characters that I refer are the Jinetera (Cuban prostitute)  and the bureaucrat, among others. The animated shorts:  Shipwreck, Scape, Portrait of the Castaway, Domestication and Malecon establishes a visual narrative very focused on the history of Cuba and its major characters, reinterpreting the line of historical sequence of many of its key events. These stories exhibited critical and metaphorically the feeling of uncertainty, frustration and loss in a social project of the Cuban revolution.

by Sandra Ramos


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