Abel Barroso

Pinar del Río, 1971

Education and Professional Experience

1995  Higher Institute of Art.
1990  National School of Visual Arts, Havana.

Personal Exhibitions

(selection)
2012
Cuando caen las fronteras (When Frontiers Fall). National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba. Eleventh Havana Biennial.
Abel Barroso. Michel Soskine Inc. Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

2011
Ciudades compartidas (Shared Cities). Shenzhen Fine Art Institute. Shenzhen, P. R. of China.

2010
Murs reéls, murs virtuels (Real Walls, Virtual Walls). Espace Saint Rémi, Bordeaux, France.
Área de cobertura (Coverage Area). Cultural Center of Missionary Animation St.     Anthony Marie Claret, Parish of the Holy Trinity, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

2008
Se acabó la guerra fría, a gozar con la globalización (The Cold War is Over, Let’s     Enjoy Globalization). Promo-Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2006
Cómo se parece tu isla a mi isla (How much your Island Resembles Mine!). Galería Espacio 2002, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Se acabó la guerra fría, a gozar con la globalización (The Cold War is Over, Let’s Enjoy Globalization). Galería Servando, Havana, Cuba.

2005
De todo un poco (A Bit of Everything). Art Museum (MAPRI), Pinar del Río, Cuba.

2004
Abel Barroso in Lisa Sette Gallery. Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

Collective Exhibitions and Events

(selection)

2012
Las metáforas del cambio (The Metaphors of Change). Collateral to the 11th Havana Biennial. Factoría Habana. Havana, Cuba.
Dream and Premonition. Promo-Arte Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Between Tropics 46005: CUBA/BRAZIL. Caixa Cultural Río de Janeiro. Río de Janeiro, Brazil.

2011
50 en los 50 (Fifty in the 50s). Tribute to the 50th Anniversary of UNEAC. La Acacia Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
Caraïbe en Expansion (The Caribbean in Expansion). Centre Culturel de Rencontre Fonds Saint-Jacques. Sainte Marie, Fort-de-France, Martinique.
The Cuba Project. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Pinta (Fresh Paint). Contemporary Art Fair, London, U.K. Pan American Art Projects Gallery. Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Uprooted/Transmigrations. Pan American Art Projects. Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Living in Havana. Marlborough Gallery. Chelsea, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Ya sé leer (I Can Read Already). Image and Text in Latin American Art. Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Exhibition Hall of the Rubén Martínez Villena Library. Havana, Cuba.
Untitled. Michel Soskine Gallery, Inc. Madrid, Spain.
Emerging Cuban Young Artists. Promo-Arte Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Cuban Gold: Viva la reproducción (Cheers to Reproduction). Prints by Contemporary Cuban Artists. London Print Studio. London, U.K.
Works from three continents and more: Wifredo Lam Collection. Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana, Cuba.

2010
Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection. The Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Pieza única (Unique Piece). Delegación del Principado de Asturias, Madrid, Spain.
Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba (Complementary Polarity: Recent Works from Cuba). New Orleans Museum of Art, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans. U.S.A.

2009
Antecomienzo (Prior to the Start). Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba.
Confluencias Inside. Arte Cubano Contemporáneo (Confluences Inside. Cuban Contemporary Art. National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum,lbuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Tenth Havana Biennial. San Carlos de La Cabaña, Havana, Cuba.
HB. Cuban Contemporary Art Show. Pabexpo, Havana, Cuba.
Glamour de Occidente (Western Glamour). Collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial.Casa de México, Havana, Cuba. Centre Culturel de Rencontre Fonds Saint-Jacques,Fort de France, Martinique.

2008
Yomoyama-So. Domestic Art Project, Ibaraki, Japan.
Mi isla es una ciudad (My Island is a City). Triennale Bovisa, Milan. Italy.
Puro Arte (Pure Art). Casa de América, Madrid, Spain.

2007
Homing Devices. University of South Florida Museum, Tampa. U.S.A.
La huella múltiple (The Multiple Trace) Collateral to the Second Iberian American Biennial of Engraving and Graphic Works. Palacio de la Isla, Cáceres. Spain.
Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection. Samuel P.     Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.
Manual de instrucciones (Instruction Manual). Casa de América, Madrid, Spain. Grand Palais de París, Paris, France.

2006
Currency: Art as Money. Money as Art. The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.A.
Feria Estampa. Palacio de Cristal Casa de Campo, Madrid. Spain.
La huella multiple (The Multiple Trace). Collateral to the Ninth Havana Biennial. Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Havana, Cuba.

2005
Cuban Prints. Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York; President´s Gallery,Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown,Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Fairs
2012 Art Brussels. International Fair of Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium. Michel Soskine Inc. Gallery; Arco/Madrid. International Fair of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain. Michel Soskine Inc. Gallery, Madrid, Spain. Art Wynwood. International Fair of Contemporary Art, Wynwood District. Miami, U.S.A.; Pan American Art Projects Gallery, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. 2011 Art Miami. International Fair of Contemporary Art, Miami, U.S.A. Pan American Art Projects Gallery. Miami, Florida, U.S.A.; 2009 Art Fair of Los Angeles, Couturier Gallery. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Awards and Residencies

2005 Distinction for National Culture, Havana,Cuba.
2003 National Prize for Curatorial Work, for the event La Huella Múltiple (The Multiple Trace), granted by the National Council for Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba.
2002 Prize Best Show of the Year to La Huella Múltiple. Gallery 106. Flatbed Press. Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
1995 Prize of the magazine Revolución y Cultura. First Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art. Havana, Cuba.
1992 Prize of Visual Arts. Sixth Salon of Awarded. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Prize of Acquisition of the National Salon of Engraving. Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Collections

Public
National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Museum of Modern Art (MOMA),New York; Whitney Museum,New York; Blanton Museum at the University of Texas, U.S.A.; Alex and Carol Rosenberg, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, U.S.A.; Art Museum of the University of Arizona, Phoenix, U.S.A.; Art Museum of the University of South Florida, Tampa; The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.; Polk Museum of Art. Lakeland, Florida, U.S.A.; Museum of Graphics, Schreiner Foundation. Bad Steben, Germany; House of Cuba. Tokyo, Japan; Presente Workshop, Tokyo, Japan; Bacardi Foundation, Miami, U.S.A.; Center for Cuban Studies, New York; Wifredo Lam Center. Havana, Cuba; Rosenfeld Fine Art, New York; Federal Reserve, Washington, U.S.A.; The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada; Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Private
Holly Block, New York; Howard Farber, New York; Claude Nobs, Canada; Arnon Milchan, California; Gerald Levin,  CEO, AOL Time Warner, U.S.A.; Jane Lombard, Dir., Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York; Prof. Hamdi el Attar, Kassel, Germany; Xin Dong Cheng, Beijing; Michel Soskine, New York-Madrid; Solita Mishaan, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.; Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico; Ron and Una Brasch, Colorado Springs, U.S.A.

Exhibitions

Real walls, virtual walls

Abel Barroso September 2010

Artworks

Wireless

Abel Barroso 2014

The scale

Abel Barroso 2014

Survival kit

Abel Barroso 2014

Country to go

Abel Barroso 2014

Home travel charger

Abel Barroso 2014

International news

Abel Barroso 2012

Visa Lotery

Abel Barroso 2012

The intruder

Abel Barroso 2010

Come back home II

Abel Barroso 2010