Ernesto Rancaño

Havana, 1968

Education and Professional Experience

Education
1987 San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts

Member of the Association of Artists and Writers of Cuba (UNEAC) and of the International Association of Plastic Artists (A.I.A.P.)

Personal Exhibitions

2012   La mitad de mi vida (Half of My Life), Vault D3, La Cabaña, 11th Havana Biennial, Cuba.
2011  La carta que nunca te escribí (The Letter I Never Wrote You), 23 and 12 Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
De tus ojos la sal (From Your Eyes, the Salt), Sacramento Gallery, Portugal.
Recent Works, The Cuban Art Space. Center for Cuban Studies, New York, U.S.A.
2009 Abrazos Prohibidos (Forbidden Embraces), Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2008 Todo el tiempo de los cedros (All the Time of the Cedars), UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France.
2004 Tu nombre se escribe con agua (Your Name is written with Water). Galería Habana México. Mexico City. June 3-July 15.
2001 Como colgando de sí (As if Hanging from Himself).  Museum of the Americas. San Juan, Puerto Rico. February.
1999 Te he venido suponiendo (I Have Been Imagining You). Center of Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. December.
Menú de Otoño (Autumn Menu). Hotel Inglaterra. Havana. June/September.
1998 Dos Amparados (Two Protected Ones). (acrylic on canvas). Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi, sponsored by the City Historian’s Office, headed by Mr. Eusebio Leal. Guest artist: sculptress Sandra Pérez. November.
Rancaño. Museum of the Americas, Puerto Rico. December.
1997 En el Pan de los Hidalgos (In the Noblemen’s Bread). Galería Del Monte, Hotel Ambos Mundos, sponsored by the City Historian’s Office, headed by Mr. Eusebio Leal Spengler.
La Mano Ciega (The Blind Hand) (fabrics). Galería Verde Fresco. San Juan, Puerto Rico. December/96 and first quarter 1997.
1996 La Mano Ciega  (telas) (The Blind Hand) (fabrics). First solo show by the artist. Galería IMAGO of Gran Teatro de La Habana. August.

Collective Exhibitions and Events

2011 Living in Havana, Marlborough Chelsea Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Cuban Art Showcase, The Cuban Art Space of the Center for Cuban Studies. New York, U.S.A. Cuban Art Showcase, Korean Fine Arts Association, Daejeon Metropolitan City Branch, Korea.
Un minuto de silencio (A Minute of Silence), Casa Guayasamín. Havana, Cuba.
2010  Remake, Villa Lita Hall of the Servando Cabrera Museum, Havana, Cuba.
Sencillamente Korda (Simply Korda), Arquivo Municipal. Vila Real Sto. Antonio, Portugal.
Cuba pinta a Guayasamín (Cuba Paints Guayasamín), Guayasamín Foundation, Havana, Cuba.
Pieza única (Unique Piece). Contemporary Cuban Art, Auditorium of the Delegation of the Principality of Asturias, Madrid, Spain.
2009 Cuba pinta a Guayasamín (Cuba Paints Guayasamín), Quito, Ecuador.
Señales en el mar (Signals in the Sea), Avenida del Puerto, Historical Center of Havana, Cuba.
Mañana será demasiado tarde (Tomorrow Will Be Too Late). International Press Center, Tenth Havana Biennial, Cuba.
2008 Homenaje a Carlos Enríquez. 70 Aniversario de El Rapto de las Mulatas (Tribute to Carlos Enríquez. 70th Anniversary of the Spanish-American Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba.
Este es el sitio del arte (This is the Place of Art), fifth anniversary of the TV program Sitio del Arte (Place of Art), La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2007 Luz de tu ausencia. Homenaje a Celia Sánchez Manduley (Light of Your Absence. Tribute to Celia Sánchez Manduley), Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Havana,Cuba.
Mural, together with Eduardo Abela, Chelsey Arts Club, London, England
Expo-Auction. Funds for the cause of the Cuban Five. Geneva, Switzerland.
Arte y Moda (Art and Fashion), National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Square One Gallery, London (together with Águedo Alonso and Flora Fong).
2006 Contemporary Cuban Art. Discovery Planet Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
2005 ArtCuba 2005. Together with plastic artist Vicente Bonachea, UN headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.
2004 One, two and three, what a nice trace. Together with plastic artists Vicente Bonachea and Eduardo Abela. Galería Servando, 23 and 10, Havana, Cuba.
2002 Time to See. Together with artists Rubén Alpízar and María del Pilar Reyes. Galería Espacio 304. San Juan Puerto Rico. February.
Suceden Los Espejos (The Mirrors Happen).  Museum of the city of Mexico.
Qué joven es mi equipo de pelota (How Young Is My Baseball Team) Latin American Baseball Stadion, Havana, Cuba.
2001 Suceden Los Espejos (The Mirrors Happen). Temporary Hall of José Martí Memorial. March.
Visions of the Charity of Cobre. Cuartel de Ballajá. Museum of the Americas. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November/December.
Kaleidoscope. Twenty-two Cuban plastic artists on the twelfth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Children. Teatro Nacional de Cuba, Havana. November/December.
2000 Brushes with Pointed Toes. Nelson Domínguez’s Gallery Los Oficios. Rancaño participates with one work, on the occasion of the Havana Ballet Festival. The works of this exhibition became part of the patrimony of the Museo de la Danza.
Post-Medieval Cuban Painting. Seventh Havana Biennial. Convent of St. Francis of Assisi. November.

Fairs
2012 ArtMonaco Art Fair, Monaco.
2011 JustMad Art Fair, Spain. Art Fair in Lisbon, Portugal. ArtMoscow 2011 Art Fair, Moscow.

Awards and Residencies

2007 Diploma to Artistic Merit. Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba.
2001 Djerassi Fellowship. San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Collections

National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuba; Cernuda Arte, Miami; Nina Menocal, Mexico City; Sting and Trudy Stayle, London; José Saramago, Valencia; Council of State, Cuba; National Council for Plastic Arts (CNAP), Cuba; Alicia Alonso; Marlborough Gallery, New York; Sean Penn; Governmental Palace of Miraflores, Venezuela; Museum Birthplace of Che, Rosario, Argentina, Collection Andrés Bello Project, Colombia; Djerassi Foundation, San Francisco, California; United Nations Headquarters, UN venue in Geneva, Switzerland; ICAIC, Cuba, Vilma Espín’s Birthplace Museum, Santiago de Cuba; Luciano Méndez. Sabadell Bank, representation in Cuba, Havana.

Exhibitions in Villa Manuela

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Ernesto Rancaño November 2006

R-exist

Ernesto Rancaño May 2013

VII Congreso

Collective July 2008

Artworks (24)

Post-World Love

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

City d'Odor

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

The Wealthy Man (detail)

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

The Wealthy Man

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

Lunar fish (Mabe)

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

Bed of Light

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

Detained Drawing

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

Existence

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

Oblivion

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

I Insist

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

I Insist (detail)

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

Closed Sky (Persistence)

Ernesto Rancaño 2013

The pardon

Ernesto Rancaño 2011

The letter I never wrote you

Ernesto Rancaño 2011

VII Congreso

Ernesto Rancaño 2008

Dream capturer

Ernesto Rancaño 2006

Series Noble being II

Ernesto Rancaño 2006

Utopia

Ernesto Rancaño 2006

Broken

Ernesto Rancaño 2005

Indigo

Ernesto Rancaño 2004

Your hole

Ernesto Rancaño 2004

Your name is written with water

Ernesto Rancaño 2004