Kadir López Nieves

1972, Las Tunas, Cuba

Education and Professional Experience

1990-1995: Fine Arts University (ISA) Havana, Cuba. 1986-1990: Camaguey Senior High School of Arts, Camaguey, Cuba. 1983-1986: El Cucalambé Junior High School of Art, Las Tunas, Cuba.

Personal Exhibitions

2013 The conflux of eternities,Palm Beach photographic Center.
2012 Nubes, (Clouds) Havana Biennial, La Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
Capitolio, (Capitol) Havana Biennial. Génesis Gallery,Trade Center, Havana, Cuba. Krteles, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2010 Signs, William Turner Gallery, Bergamont Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, California
2009 Signs, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2007 Kasting, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba. Kasting,Alejandro Otero Art Museum, Caracas,Venezuela.
2006 Horas Como Olas (Hours Like Waves), Galería Bolívar Havana, Cuba.
2005 Dos Pintores, (Two Painters) ARTECOVI Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Obra Reciente, (Recent Work) San Francisco de Asís , Havana, Cuba.
2003 Peces en el Suelo (Fish on the sand),  Havana Biennial VIII, Raúl Martínez Gallery, Havana.
2001 Kadirlak 72, Quiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Solo Me Llamo López (My Name is Lopez), Galería Abierta, Havana, Cuba
2000 Yo Soy el que Soy (I am who I am), Havana Biennial VII, Galería
Espacio Abierto, Havana, Cuba
Habana Secreta. (Havana Secret) Mural Project, Adams and Central Street, Phoenix, Arizona.
1999 Kdir: Oils, Watercolors & Installations, Cuban Art Space, New York.
Bingo! University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Bingo! Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba
1998 Mustafa, Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba
1997 Todo, Todo, (Everything, Everything), State Street Gallery, Dallas. Texas
Mas o Menos (More or Less), Havana Biennial VI, Casa de la Cultura, Havana, Cuba
Velas (Sails), Mars Art Space, Phoenix, Arizona.
1996 No lo Volveré a Hacer (I Will not do it Again), Galería del Instituto Cubano del Libro, Havana, Cuba
1995 Esculturas y Pinturas (Sculptures and Paintings), Ludwig Foundation,  Havana, Cuba
1992 Las Vacaciones de Lenin (Lenin’s Vacation), Casa de la Cultura de Plaza, Havana, Cuba
1990 Una Temporada en el Infierno (A Season in Hell), Centro de Arte, Camagüey, Cuba

Collective Exhibitions and Events

2013 Abstracts, Contemporary Art Museum, Korea.
Cuba Contemporary, Cultural Center Manoir, Cologny,Geneva.
Art wynwood,USA Revolutionary Island,Sonoma Valley Museum of Art,Sonoma,CA.
2012 Ibero-American Art Fair, Seul. Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
Arte de la Isla, (Art from the Island) Galeria El corte  Ingles, Lima, Perú.
Capitol, Luz Botero Fine Art,Trump Tower, Panamá
Paisaje Urbano. (Urban Landscape), Palacio de Lombillo, Havana.
HB,Havana Biennial. Pabexpo, Havana
Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center, Houston, TX.
ARTBO, International Art Fair, Bogota, Colombia.
Art Basel, Miami, USA
PINTA , International Art Fair, New York.
2011 Art-Platform,L.A. Mart,Los Angeles,USA
Cuba Connection; near & far, MACLA, San José, USA
Heritage Auctions, Dallas ,TX
MOLA Auction ,Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach,CA.
Arte con – texto (Art with -text ) Las Nieves Gallery, Bogotá ,Colombia
PINTA  International Art Fair, New York, N.Y.
Huston Fine Art  Fair, George Brown Convention Center, Huston, TX
Signs of Cuba and the Passage of Time, Naples Fine Art Center, Long Beach, CA
Treasures from Another Island, Grove Gallery, Barbados
Art Madrid, International Art Fair, Madrid ,Spain
El Arsenal (The Shipyard), Town Hall of Madrid. Spain
L.A. Art Show, L. A. Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Art Palm Beach,Convention Center, Palm Beach, Florida
2010 Luces de la Ciudad (Lights of the City), Hotel Nacional, Havana.
Casabe y Matajibaro, Camaguey Art Museum, Camaguey, Cuba
Art Moscow Invitational Exhibition, Center House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
Sencillamente Korda (Simply Korda), José Martí Center Plaza, Havana.
Love This Island, Piece Unique Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Art Palm Beach , West Palm Beach, Florida  Arte Américas , Miami, Florida
2009 Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela La Habana,
490 Años (Havana, 490 Years),Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura, Havana.
Querido van Gogh (Dear van Gogh), Centro Artes Visuales, Havana.
Illusions de Paysages , Piece Unique Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Dos Caras (Two Faces), Fundarte, Galería Nacional De Arte, Honduras
Art Shanghai Invitational, Shanghai, China.
Habana’s, Sala Subastas Retiro, Madrid, Spain
Art Madrid Invitational Exhibition, Madrid, Spain
Arte Americas Invitational Exhibition, Miami, Florida
2008 Photo Miami, Miami, Florida PINTA , International Art Fair, New York.
ARTBO, International Art Fair, Bogota, Colombia.
Juried Auction Exhibition, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California
Tots aquests camins condueixem a Cuba (All Roads Lead to Cuba),Galeria Pilar Riberaygua, Andorra.
Puro Arte (Pure Art) Casa América, Madrid, Spain
La Habana: Poste de Señales (Havana Sign Post), Zipp Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Art-Madrid, International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain The First Collection.
AD HOC, Gallery Ontario, Ontario, Canadá.
2007 A Través del Espejo: Arte Cubano Hoy (Through the Mirror: Art of Cuba Today), Allegro Galería, Panamá City,
Panama VI Salón de Dibujo (VI Drawing Exhibition), Contemporary Art Museum,  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Juried Auction Exhibition, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, USA
Cubanias, Famagusta, Gate Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
Almas Comunes (Common Souls), Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura, Havana.
Cosmos, Galería Servando, Havana.
Nuevo Milenio (New Millennium), Galería ALOVERA, Guadalajara, Spain
2006 La Utilidad de la Virtud (The Usefulness of Virtue), Miramar Trade Center Gallery, Havana, Cuba
Del Paisaje a las Vivencias Humanas, Discovery Planet Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Relatos de Viaje (Tales of Travel) San Francisco de Asís Gallery, IX Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
Juried Auction Exibition, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California
En Tránsito (The Passage), Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana.
2005 TIAFF, Toronto Internacional Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
Islas o el Camino de Cada Cual. Galería Espacios, Madrid, Spain
Subasta–Habana, (Havana Auction), Galería 23 y 12, Havana.
Imágenes del Mundo Cubano (Images of the Cuban World), Galería Bernau, Berlín, Germany
El Arte de la Apropiación (Art of Appropriation), Galería Servando, Havana. Cuba,
The Next Generation, The Cuban Art Space, New York, New York
Alternativas (Alternatives), Galería Servando,  Havana.
VI Certamen de Pintura, Nicomedes García Gómez, Madrid, Spain
Cuba from the Inside Looking Out, Elaine Jacob Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
Havana Auction Online. Galería Habana, Havana.
Aproximaciones a su Reino, Homenaje a Alejo Carpentier (Homage to Alejo Carpentier), Palacio del Segundo Cabo, Havana, Cuba
Cuban Cars in Art, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California
Elegía Cubana (Cuban Elegy), Galería L,Havana.
Cuba en Cien Imagines(One Hundred Images of Cuba), Campi Bisenzio,Villa Bellosguardo Sala del Concilio de  Lastra a Signa, Toscaza, Italy
Es para no Ser Visto (To Remain Unseen) Galería Praxis, Lima, Perú
Young Contemporary Artists from Cuba, Cheng-Cheng Art Gallery, New Jersey
2003 Contemporary Cuban Art Auction, VII Havana Biennial, Casa De las Américas, Havana.
Maneras de Inventarse una Sonrisa (Ways of Inventing a Smile), VII Havana Biennial, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana.
Café III: The Journey of a Cuban Artist, State University West Art Gallery Phoenix, Arizona.
Con los Pobres de la Tierra (With the Poor of the Earth), Ceramic Gallery, Havana.
Art and Craft, Cuban Art Space, New York
Anden 10 (Traveling Exhibition), Pontificia  Catholic University, Quito, Ecuador
Centro de Arte Moderno, Cuenca. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes  Visuales, Havana.
2002 Cuban Fusion, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, Connecticut  Terry Fox Selected Auction, Canadian Embassy, Havana.
2001 III Salon Contemporary Cuban Art, Fototeca Gallery of Cuba, Havana.
Plástica Cubana Contemporánea, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador
Viva Cuba, Alva Gallery, New London, Connecticut
Cultural Collaboration Italy-Cuba, Umbria, Italy Elb Art  N.N, Kunstausstellung, Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany
2000 Collective Works, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Two Nations, White Water Gallery, Ontario, Canada
Collective Works, Peterson Hall Gallery. Scottsdale, Arizona
1999 Biennial of Water Colors, Viña del Mar, Chile.
London International Art Fair, London, England
1998 II Salon Contemporary Cuban Art, Centro de Desarrollo de Las Artes Visuales, Havana.
New Art from Cuba, Trask Gallery, New York, New York
1997 Trabajo por Cuenta Propia, (Work on One’s Own) University of Havana, Havana.
Art on the Asphalt, Phoenix, Arizona  The Cigar, Murakami Gallery, New York, New York
The Cigar, Traveling Exhibition, Christie`s Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York, Tokyo
The Biggest Little Picture and Sculpture Show, State Street Gallery Dallas, Texas, USA.
Havana-Newark, Sumei Multidisciplinary Art Center, Newark, New Jersey
Collective works: The Empty Wall Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996 Exposición de Esculturas (Sculpture Exhibition), Centro Luz y Oficios. Havana.
Salón de la Ciudad (Art of the City), Centro Luz y Oficios, Havana.
Reflexionemos: SI DA, Casa de México, Havana.
Río Almendares; Ni Fresa Ni Chocolate, Convento de Santa Clara, Havana.
Plástica Cubana Actual. Foto-centro de la Unión de Periodistas, Beijing, China.
1995 Primer Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, Museo Nacional de Cuba, Havana.
Una de Cada Clase, Convento de Santa Clara, Havana.
Vestigios Ego: Un Retrato Posible, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales,  Havana.
1994 No Valen Guayabas Verdes, V Havana Biennial, Galería del Instituto Superior de Artes, Havana.
1993 Cambio de Bola, Galería Habana, Havana.
1992 Un Marco por la Tierra. Ecological Project and traveling exhibition, Colombia,Venezuela and Cuba.
1991 Si Tim Tiene Tim Vale, IV Biennial, Galería del Instituto Superior de Artes, Havana, Cuba
Miss Expo, Galería del Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana.
1990 Expreso I.S.A;  Galería del Instituto Superior de Artes, Havana.
Salón Guernica, Centro de Arte. Las Tunas, Cuba
1989 Luz Verde (Green Light) Grupo La Campana. Las Tunas, Cuba

Awards and Residencies

1995 Award, Contemporary Cuban Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Havana.
1992 First Prize, Province Exhibition, Art Center, Las Tunas, Cuba
1991 First Prize, Salón Guernica, Art Center, Las Tunas, Cuba.
1989 Award, Salón Provincial, Art Center, Las Tunas, Cuba.

Collections

(selection)
Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California Museum of finest Cuban Arts, Vienna, Austria.  Rubin Museum, New York, New York.
Art Nexus Collection, Bogotá, Colombia.  Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, New York Richard Guggenheim Collection

Exhibitions

VII Congreso

Collective July 2008

In transit

Collective June 2006

Sabor Metálico

Collective October 2016

Artworks

Constitution I

Kadir López Nieves 2013

Constitution II

Kadir López Nieves 2013

Texaco Kenedy

Kadir López Nieves 2016

VII Congreso

Kadir López Nieves 2008

Graffiti of a Shipwrecked Person II

Kadir López Nieves 2006

Graffiti of a Shipwrecked Person I

Kadir López Nieves 2006

Graffiti of a Shipwrecked Person III

Kadir López Nieves 2006