Coup De Ville 2020: Chasing Flowers (Lennart Rieder)

 

COUP DE VILLE 2020 – CHASING FLOWERS

 

Every few years, contemporary art platform WARP immerses the city of Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) in the hottest new contemporary art with the ‘Coup de Ville’ arts tour.  Previous editions in 2010, 2013 and 2016 attracted over 10,000 visitors to our city.

 

The fourth edition of Coup de Ville in 2020 – ‘Chasing Flowers’ – will be a quest for flowers. For the first time since its launch WARP has given the artists a specific theme. The flower is a unique symbol connecting nature and culture. A question is, how we can – through art – create space where not only economical, but also ecological and social values are at stake.

 

Coup de Ville 2020 combines new site-specific creations, with already existing historical art pieces or oeuvres of sometimes underestimated artists. From the concept of beauty, to economics and migration, and reproduction – all the artists choose their own angle to add to a concept that takes over the city. Visitors discover both public and private spaces, historical landmarks, hidden gardens or undefined space with its own potential.

 

This edition will take place in the autumn of 2020 (September 11th – October 11th).

 

Participating artists:

Grace Ellen Barkey (BE), Boris Beja (SLO), Stefan Bertalan (RO), Marie Cloquet (BE), Gabriella Ciancimino (IT), Larissa Cluzet (FR), Jana Cordenier (BE), Peter De Cupere (BE), A.T. De Keersmaeker/ Thierry De Mey (BE), Hélène Durand (BE), Nick Ervinck (BE), Laura Fitzgerald (IRL), Nilbar Güres (TUR / AT), Eric Joris / CREW (BE), Koyuki Kazahaya (JAP), Ermias Kifleyesus (ETH / BE), Stéphanie Leblon (BE), Benny Luyckx (BE), Marc Maet (BE), Tuur & Flup Marinus (BE), Lisa Matthys (BE), Robert Mitchell (UK – statenloos), Sofie Muller (BE), Astrid Nobel (NL), Nathalie Perret (FR), Lennart Rieder (DE), Maria Roosen (NL), Ibe Ryde (BE), Jinoos Taghizadeh (IRN), Nadine Tasseel (BE), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (GR), Greet Van Autgaerden (BE), Maarten Vanden Eynde (BE), Nils Verkaeren (BE) – Pieter Léon Vermeersch (BE), Filip Vervaet (BE), Lois Weinberger (AT), Tom Woestenborghs (BE), Dirk Zoete (BE), Sarah-Joy Zwarts (NL).

 

Before this main exhibition period, a whole year programme will be dealing with the theme of ‘Chasing Flowers’, including artist talks, lectures, a film and poetry program, etc.

 

Every edition of Coup de Ville includes the publication of an extensive catalogue in Dutch and English. Guided tours in several languages are available for groups and schools. You can already make your reservation and mail us: reservaties@coupdeville.be.

 

Categories: News

Danny Rolph’s painting “Gallurese” acquired by The Highlanes Art Gallery in Ireland

Gallurese, Acrylic on canvas, 2018, 40 x 30 inches

 

We are pleased to announce that Danny Rolph’s painting “Gallurese” has been acquired by The Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery collection in Ireland. Exhibited in the exhibition “Vision X” (curated by Diana copperwhite) at The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin late last year, it becomes the third work held by Danny in Public Collections alongside the Metropolitan Museum NY and the Tate Collection London. This work is part of the series of canvases completed between 2017-2019 titled  “endangered languages of Italy”  This list of languages was defined by UNESCO a few years ago and prompted the artist, a former Rome Scholar, to create a body of work that would draw attention to this situation. Gallurese is a language spoken in north east Sardinia and is part of the Italo-Dalmation family of languages. Each painting in this series has a fiercely independent character which reflects the particular language in the title. 

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Group Exhibition: Summer Loving

Summer Loving

August 5, 2020 - September 19, 2020

Empty Beach July
Chelsea NYC: 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel is back open with our group exhibition “Summer Loving”, on view through September 19, 2020. The exhibition brings together a diverse array of evocative works drawn from the object-based practices of 22 of our favorite contemporary artists: Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez, Bernard Ammerer, Brian Cirmo, Carlos Rodriguez Cardenas, Danny Rolph, Darcie Abbatiello, Diana Copperwhite, Electric Coffin, Elio Rodriguez, Ian Hughes, John Parks, Julie Langsam, Jose Angel Vincench, Karl Petion, Lien Truong, Lennart Rieder, Lynn Stern, Marlon Portales, Paco Marcial, Per Adolfsen, Sky Kim, Susana Guerrero.

Lennart Rieder

Jungle

2019

Oil on linen

82 7/10 x 56 7/10 x inches

Lennart Rieder, Jungle, 2019, Oil on linen, 82 7/10 × 56 7/10 × 1 1/5 in

Elio Rodriguez

Tropical Garden

2018

cotton, leather, mixed media

40 × 26 × 6 inches

Elio Rodriguez, Tropical Garden, 2018, Cotton, leather, mixed media, 40 × 26 × 6 in

Jose Angel Vincench

Exilio

2016

Acrylic on sand, artist frame

10 x 10 inches

Jose A. Vincench, Exilio, 2016, acrylic on sand, 10 x 10 in.

Lien Truong

The Neurosis of Blood and Stone

2019

Oil, silk, acrylic, 19th century American cotton on canvas

60 x 72 inches

The Neurosis of Blood and Stone, 2019, Oil, silk, acrylic, 19th century American cotton on canvas, 60 × 72 in

Sky Kim

Untitled

2020

Watercolor on paper

59 x 59 inches

Sky Kim, Untitled,2020, Watercolor on paper, 59 x 59 in

Brian Cirmo

Wonder Wheel

2019

Oil on canvas

54 x 40 inches

Wonder Wheel, 2019, Oil on canvas, 54 x 40 in

Per Adolfsen

Stairs to the Beach

2020

Graphite, pencil, crayon

18 x 14 x 2 inches

Stairs to the beach, 2020, Graphite, pencil, crayon, 18 × 14 × 2 in

John Alexander Parks

Madison Square Park (Shake Shack Line)

2014

Oil on Linen

30 x 40 inches

Madison Square Park (Shake Shack Line), Oil on Linen, 30 x 40 in

Bernard Ammerer

Interface

2016

Oil on Canvas

71 x 71 inches

Bernard Ammerer, Interface, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 71 x 71 in

Danny Rolph

The Day After

2018

Mixed media on Triplewall

39 x 39 inches

The day after, 2018, Mixed media on Triplewall, 39 x 39 in

Julie Langsam

Rudolph Floorplan, Rudolf House, Sarasota

2016

Oil on panel

8 x 10 inches

Julie Langsam, "Rudolph Floorplan, Rudolf House, Sarasota", oil on panel, 8 x 10 in

Diana Copperwhite

Flash in the Dark

2020

Watercolor on paper

9 4/5 x 7 9/10 inches

Flash in the Dark, 2020, Watercolor on paper, 9 4/5 × 7 9/10 in

Karl Petion

Auto Portait

2010

Acrylic on canvas

14 x 18 inches

Auto Portrait, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 18 in

Paco Marcial

Dolce Color di un Rosso Efesto

2019

Mixed Media: aluminum, carbon fiber, epoxy resin, Lamborghini Rosso Efesto + HS UV Karlack, 1960 English Braime oil can.

24 x 13 x 11 inches

Paco Marcial, Dolce Color di un Russo Efesto, mixed media, 24 x 13 x 11 in

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez

For that the world exists it is necessary first that the world has a shape

2018

Paper sculptures

8.6 x 8.6 x 5.8 inches (each)

For that the world mirror exists it is necessary that the world has a shape, 2018, paper sculptures, 8.6 x 8.6 x 5.8 in (each)

Susana Guerrero

Camison De Espinas (Thorn Nightdress)

2018

Agave, cotton

42 x 17 x 15 inches

Camison De Espinas (Thorn Nightdress), 2018, ALS, Agave, cotton, 32 x 17 x 15 in

Electric Coffin

Fox Van Bass Line

2019

Glass, acrylic paint, wooden frame

39 x 49 x 1 inches

Fox Van Bass Line, 2019, Glass, acrylic paint, wooden frame, 34 x 49 × 1 in

Darcie Abbatiello

Christmas Memory

2019

Oil on board

9 x 12 inches

Darcie Abbatiello “Christmas Memory” 2019, Oil on board, 9 x 12 in.

Ian Hughes

Blue Twist

2015

Acrylic on canvas

46 x 36 inches

Blue Twist, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 46 x 36 in

Lynn Stern

Nude (Curvilinear)

1978

Gelatin silver print

8 x 10 inches

Lynn Stern, Nude (Curvilinear), 1978, Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in

Carlos Rodrigyez Cardenas

The Journey

2007

Acrylic on canvas

15 x 30 inches

The Journey, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 30 in

Marlon Portales

Patria III

2016

Oil on canvas

78 x 50 inches

Patria III, 2016, Oil on canvas, 78 x 50 in

Categories: Exhibitions Past

Summer Loving

Summer Loving

August 5 – September 19, 2020

 

 

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez, Bernard Ammerer, Brian Cirmo, Carlos Rodriguez Cardenas, Danny Rolph, Darcie Abbatiello, Diana Copperwhite, Electric Coffin, Elio Rodriguez, Ian Hughes, John Parks, Jose Angel Vincench, Lien Truong, Lennart Rieder, Lynn Stern, Marlon Portales, Paco Marcial, Per Adolfsen, Susana Guerrero, Sky Kim.

 

For more information contact the gallery at info@532gallery.com

 

Hours Wed and Thursday 11 – 5 pm, other hours by appointment. Facial protection required. Up to 10 visitors at one time.

Categories: Exhibitions

Marlon Portales

 

 

Marlon Portales

 

Marlon Portales – Works available on Artsy (link)

 

Marlon Portales (Cuba, 1991) graduated with the highest honor for his academics and professional achievements from the Superior Institute of Arts (ISA 2018). Portales is a multidisciplinary artist, working with several media, including painting, performance, installation and video. His political and ideological worldview results in works that pose sociological and philosophical questions, creating dialogues that invite universal reflection. Portales has been included in several group exhibitions and solo shows in Cuba, the United States, Spain, Germany, and Italy. He has participated in residencies such as Art OMI at OMI International Art Center, Ghent, New York (2015); Illy & UNIDEE in Citta del Arte – Fundazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy (2016); and Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida (2018).

 

Education
2018 – Degree in Visual Arts. Superior Institute of Art(ISA).Havana. Cuba.
2010 – Bachelor in Visual Arts (Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo. Pinar del Río, Cuba).

 

Residencies
2018 / The Fountainhead Residency. Miami, Florida, USA.
2016 / Residency Illy& UNIDEE (Unmaking: Subverting The Every-Day). Cittadellarte-FundazionePistoletto. Biella, Italy.
2015 / Residency Art OMI. OMI International Art Center. Columbia, Nueva York, USA.

 

Solo Shows
2019 – “The Voyeur”. 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York, USA.

2018 – “Museum”. OrigenesGallery, Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, Havana, Cuba.

2017 – “Grand Tour”. Galiano Gallery, Havana. Cuba

2016 – “Poems” (Poemario). Carmelo Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2015

– “The left sentence” (Duo Show withIván M. Perera). Rubén Martínez VillenaGallery, Havana, Cuba. 

– “Tropical Paradise” Pseudonymous – Enrique Rosett). 03C Gallery, Superior Institute of Art (ISA). Havana. Cuba.
– “In Extremix” (Pseudonymous-Ernesto Nereda).03C Gallery, Superior Institute of Art (ISA). Havana. Cuba.

2010

– “With the sense tax”. Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2007

– “ Roads“. Lobby Cinema Praga.Pinegrove of the River.
– “The being and he/she swims her”. Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA). Pinar del Río, Cuba.

 

Group Shows

2019
– “Illnes has a color” (Collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial). Estudio 50, Havana, Cuba.
– “Lyceum” (Collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial). Casa de Cultura de Plaza, Havana, Cuba.
– “Resonancia” (Collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial). Galería Galiano, Havana, Cuba.
– “Artífice” (Collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial). NG Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
– “En olor de multitudes”. Frábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba.

 

2018
– Meraki. NG Art Gallery, Panama.
– Arte y Arquitectura. Frábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba.
– La noche boca arriba. Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
– (Otras) Crónicas marcianas. Casa 8 Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

 

2017
– “Move Things: videocreation in Cuba”. 20th Movie Theater Las Americas, International Film Festival, Austin, Texas, USA.
– “Experiments in Cinéma”. International Experimental Film Festival, Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico, USA.
– “Missunderstanding”. Visual Arts Faculty Gallery, Superior Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba.
– “The Aproach”. Cuban Art Factory (FAC), Vedado, Havana, Cuba.
– “Le Grand Palimdrome”. French alliance, Prado, Havana, Cuba.
– “Das istkeinBild. Das iste in Bild”. BirgGalerieimVolkspark, Halle, Germany.
– “Trecehistoriasmásuna (Thirteen plus one tells)”. Ludwig Foundation, Havana, Cuba

 

2015
– “Art present: Frontier”. Sometime Art Space, Havana, Cuba.
– XXVIII Provincial Salon October 20th. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI) Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– Art OMI. OMI International Art Center. Nueva York, USA.
– F.A.P. YourSelf. Detras del Muro. XII Havana Biennial, Nerudacoffe, Havana, Cuba.
– Three. Estudio Residencial Miramar. Playa, Havana, Cuba.
– Mise en scène. XII Bienal of Havana, Superior Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba.
– VI International Video Art Festival of Camagüey. Camagüey, Cuba.
– Éticos y estéticos (Ethics and Aesthetics). Center of International Press. Havana, Cuba.

 

2014
– “Las otrasNarraciones (The other narrations)”. VIExhibition of Contemporary Cuban Art. “Wifredo Lam” Center of Contemporary Art, Havana, Cuba.
– “POST-IT II”. Expo of Contemporary Cuban Art. Collage Havana, Havana, Cuba.
– “Photo-art”, La Havana. Center for Cuban Studies, New York.
– XIII Videominuto International Contest. University of Zaragoza, España.
– “VA-POR” Alcazarstudio, Havana, Cuba.
– “Now it is the nearest approach in the future”. Center of Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

 

2013
-“POST-IT. Expo of Contemporary Cuban Art”. Collage Havana, Havana, Cuba.

 

2012
-“II Show of Contemporary Art”. Development Center of the Visual Arts. Pinardel Río, Cuba.
– XXXVI “SalonDecember 14”. Arturo Regueiro Gallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“La Concretera” Audiovisual Laboratory, 1th mixture. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI). Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“ZOOM”. It salts Real House of the Creative Youth (AHS). Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “National Salon AKDEMIK 2012”. Complex Cultural Residence Student Sanja and Aramburu, Havana, Cuba.
– “In the Curb”. Provincial Council of the Visual Arts. Pinegrove of the River.
– “When Pinar del Río Paints”. Expocuba, Pavilion of Culture. Havana. Cuba.
– “Dream City”. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI). Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2011
– “XXXV Salon December 14”. Gallery Arturo Regueiro. Pinegrove of the River.
– “Paths”. Pavilion Cuba. Havana. Cuba.
-“Infor-Morphosis” (Colateral to the XXVI Provincial Living room October 20). Gallery of the Professional Academy of Visual Arts. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“XXVI Provincial Living room October 20”. Provincial Council of the Visual Arts. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“Phase 4 of the Pinegrove Of the River / Nova Cultural Scotian Exchange”. Arturo Regueir Gallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

 

2010
– Military Service, Cuba.

 

2009
– “Provincial SalonTiburcio Lorenzo”. UNEAC. Pinegrove of the River.
– “Provincial Salon of Students and Graduates”. Professional Academy of Plastic Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“Provincial living room of Students and Egresados”. Colateral to The First Show of Contemporary Art. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
-“I Show of Contemporary Art”. Development Center of the Visual Arts. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2008
– “X Salon of Young Art. He/she marries of the Creative Youth”. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “XXXII SalonDecember 14”. Arturo Regueiro Gallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “XXV Provincial SalonOctober 20”. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI) Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “Provincial Salon of Students”. Arturo RegueiroGallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2007
– “Exhibition End of Course”. Arturo Regueiro Gallery. Pinar del Río, Cuba.
– “IX Salon of Young Art. He/she marries of the Creative Youth”. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2006
-“Salon of Students and Graduates”. Professional Academy of Plastic Arts Carlos Hidalgo. Pinar del Río. Cuba.

Prizes

2011
– III Prize XXXV Salón Diciembre 14th. Arturo Regueiro Gallery, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2009
– Prize Provincial Salon for Students. Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2008
– Academy Prize. XXV Provincial Salon October 20th. Museum of Art of Pinar del Río (MAPRI) Pinar del Río, Cuba.
Prize. Provincial Salon for Students. Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2006
– Mention. Provincial Salon for Students. Professional Academy of Visual Arts Tiburcio Lorenzo, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

 

Publications:

– Hamlet Fernández. La imagen de los otros: voyerismos de la recepción. Catalog of Museum Solo show. Havana. Mayo, 2018.

– Gladys Garrote. A propósito de Grand Tour. CdeCuba Magazine, No. 22, 2017.

– Charla CONTINUA. Unmaking: Subverting the every-day. CANTIERE 01. Publication of Citadell arte-Fundación Pistoletto and La Embajada de Rebirth / Tercer Paraíso en Cuba. Junio-Julio, 2016.

– Art On cuba 10. The Cuban Visual Arts Magazine. Marzo-Mayo, 2016.

– Thalía Díaz Vieta. Maridaje de intenciones: des de el universo de la animación. Arts and Letters Faculty, Havana University, Cuba. 2015.

– Yudinela Ortega y Claudia Taboada. Objetos de la re-existencia. Catalog of The left sentence dual exhibition. Septiembre – Octubre, 2015.

– Mirta Luaces. Interview: Marlon Portales Cusett y el mundo de las artes plásticas. ( http://www.laguiagratuita.com/2230_vida/3303205_marlon-portales-cusett-y-el-mundo-de-las-artes-plasticas.html ) Miami, USA. Agosto, 2015.

– ART OMI 2015. Catálogo digital. New York, USA. 2015. (http://www.artomi.org/cms/uploads/artomi2015.pdf)

– Susan Delson. Trend Warming. Cuban Art News, ART + AUCTION. Mayo, 2015.

– Caridad Blanco. Catálogo THREE, XII Havana Bienial, Cuba. Mayo, 2015.

– Magaly Espinosa. Marlon Portales: del lenguaje a la percepción. El correo del archivo No. 23, Havana, Cuba. 2014.

Marlon Portales: The Voyeur — Full Press Release (link)

 

Categories: Artists

Online Exhibition: Ian Hughes

Online Exhibition: Ian Hughes

June 8, 2020 - July 27, 2020

IAN PORTRAIT(WEB)

"Hughes’ central images are like disembodied viscera which seem to continue living apart from the entire bodily system. It’s as if they have, like separatist protesters, decided that they are the core or essential aspect of the body and that other systems are just not worth supporting.  These viscera must have their independence. [Hughes’ paintings] are desire embodied as biological conduits, showing that bodily desire is never consummated fully, which is in contrast to our belief that spiritual desire can be consummated fully and finally, leading to eternal bliss." -- Daniel Gauss, Arte Fuse

Scrum

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

42 x 36 inches

Scrum, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 36"

Loose Thread

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Loose Thread, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"

Constructivist Contortionist

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Constructivist Contortionist, 2019, Acrylic on canvas 72" x 60"

Saturn

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

78 x 64 inches

Saturn, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 78" x 64"

Tangled

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Tangled, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

Through Line

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Through Line, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 72" x 60"

Whiplash

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Whiplash, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"
Whiplash, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

Under Over

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

72 x 60 inches

Under Over, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 72" x 60"

"My paintings represent a longstanding belief in the possibility of translating human experience and feeling through the raw materials of painting. For quite some time I have been probing an artistic vein in which naturalistic forms shape-shift on top of an abstract color space. Regardless of what form they take, the images are rooted in the human body and more specifically, the psychological and emotional link between brain and viscera. I think this also explains my preference early on for working large scale, usually on the floor. The physicality of working large allows the body to override the brain. Only then does the door open to serendipity. Ultimately, what matters most is that, when successful, the imagery and the materials are psychologically charged and form a kind of connective tissue with the viewer." -- Ian Hughes

 

More About Ian Hughes (Artist page link)

Categories: Exhibitions Past

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez

 

Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez

 

Alberto Alejandro Rodriguez – Works available on Artsy (link)

“Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez: Destruktion”, by Robert R. Shane, June 2020 (article link)

 

(1995, Havana, Cuba)
Works and studies in Havana, Cuba

Education
2015 to present – 5th year studies in the Fine Arts University in Cuba (ISA) 
2011-2015 – Fine Arts Academy “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba  

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020   Destruktion, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York, New Yor

           SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, New York

2019   Heterotopy, The Artist Gallery, Havana, Cuba                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

2016   Inventory, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba   
          Auriga, Carmelo Gonzales Gallery, Havana, Cuba

 

Group Exhibitions

2018   May Diaries, The Artist Gallery, Havana, Cuba                                                                                
          Post-it 5, Galeano Gallery, Havana, Cuba
          Iteration, Collage Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba 2017    Alberto Alejandro Rodríguez, Eliane Adela Padrón, F.M.7, Gorría Gallery, Havana, Cuba   
            Not a Group Show, Contemporary Art Center “Wilfredo Lam”, Havana, Cuba   
            Deconstruction Area, Visual Art Development Center, Havana, Cuba     

2016    All Arts’ Mother, Contemporary Art Center “Wilfredo Lam”, Havana, Cuba    

2015    Extensions, 12 Biennale of Havana, Fine Arts Academy “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba