Liudmila and Nelson

Liudmila Velasco, Moscow, Russia, 1969. Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde, Berlin, Germany, 1969. They live and work in Havana, Cuba.

Education and Professional Experience

Work team consisting of:
Liudmila Velasco,
Moscow, Russia, 1969. Lives and works in Havana, Cuba.
Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde,
Berlin, Germany, 1969. Lives and works in Havana, Cuba. (Parallel to his career as an artist, he is director of the Fototeca de Cuba).

Studies
1989-1994 Academy of Fine Arts of San Alejandro. (N)

Personal Exhibitions

(selection)
2012 Absolut Revolution La Isla, 11 Biennial of Havana, Fortaleza de la Cabaña, Havana, Cuba.
2009 Havana Hotel, X Biennial of Havana, Fortaleza de la Cabaña.
2009 Absolut Revolution, PHOTOLOGY at the MAMM, Museum of Modern Art of Medellin, Colombia.
2007 Absolut Revolution Le Lieu Art Actuel Center, Quebec City, Canada
2007 Mare Nostrum Gallery Servando Cabrera.
2003 Absolut Revolution (Enviroment), VIII Biennial of Havana, Art with life. Fortaleza de la Cabaña, Havana, Cuba.
2002 Absolut Revolution Fototeca de Cuba.
2000 Rituals, Gal. 23 and 12.
1999 Possible Memory, Photo Library of Cuba.
1998-99 Silencios, International Painting Biennial of Cuenca, Museum of Conceptas, Cuenca, Ecuador.
1998 Fourth Blue Gallery La Madriguera.
1995 Silencios Gallery Fayad Jamis.

Collective Exhibitions and Events

2014 Labyrinth / Labyrinth Fabrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba.
2014 Rolling meet (CNAP Collection) Shanghai City Museum, Shanghai, China.
2013 Citizen of the world Cuba in Queens re-opening of the Queens Museum, Queens NY.
2013 Absolut Revolution The Island at the 55th Venice Biennale Il Palazzo Encyclopedico – Cuban Pavilion The perversion of the classic: Anarchy of the stories. Archeological Museum Nazionale di Venezia, Palazzo Reale, Piazza San Marco # 17, Venice, Italy.
2013 In viaggio with Calvino Casa della’Architettura, Rome, Italy.
2013 All roads lead to the sea, First Biennial of the South in Panama, Figali Convention Center, Panama City, Panama.
2013 The House of Cuba, Nordic Light International Photography Festival, Kristiansund, Norway.
2012 Cuba Image and Possibility National Art Museum of Brazil, Brasilia, Brazil.
2012 Cuban Art Factory Photo Library of Cuba.
2011 Cuba Absolut Revolution Gallery Arte x Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011 “Cuba: Image and possibility” Open Gallery Alvaro Obregón, Mexico City, Mexico.
2011 Cuba Absolut Revolution Gallery Arte x Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2011 Photography and Art Cuba. Museum of Latin American Art, LAKMA (Latin American Art Museum of Amersfoort), Holand.
2010 Traps of Light Instituto Cervantes, Utrecht, Holanda.
2010 COMPLEMENTARY POLARITY: RECENT WORKS FROM CUBA, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA.
2010 GuatePhoto Festival Fling, Guatemala.
2010 Contemporay Art Ruhr CAR, Essen, Germany.
2010 New York PhotoFestival Fotovizura Pabillion NYC, USA.
2010 Thesaloniki Photo Festival Thesaloniki, Greece.
2010 January “Stoic Tropic” Museum of the Autonomous University of Mexico, Colonia Roma (MUCA Rome) Mexico City.
2010 January “Complementary Polarity: Recent Art from Cuba” Museum of New Orleans and the Newcomb Art Gallery of the Tulane University USA
2010 January “Il Meleto di Tolstoj”, Arci del Trentino Trento; Museo della Carale Accattino. Italy.
2009 Cuba: Image and Possibility, Open Gallery Rejas del Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City.
2009 Cuba in images, 1959-2009, University of Bari, Italy.
2008 Homo-nudi Photo Library of Cuba, Havana, CUBA
2008 Exam of conscience Photo Library of Cuba, Havana, CUBA
2008 Incontinent Island, Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS
2008 Pingyao International Photography Festival, The Private Space Gallery, Pingyao, CHINA
2008 Visions from an island, FLACSO Arte Actual, Quito, ECUADOR
2008 Villa Manuela Gallery, UNEAC, Havana, CUBA
2008 Enfoques (First International Meeting of Photography Centers) Centro Andaluz de la fotografía, Almería, Spain.
2008 Absolut Revolution LA Galería, Bogotá, Colombia, PHOTOLOGY 6
2007 Killing time Exit Art, New York.
2007 48 hrs Medienrally ZKM – HfG, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2007 Cuba_Exchange Badisches Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2007 “Fil Rouge” 07 (Format A4) Galerie Steiner, Switzerland.
2007 Tour of Force Gallery 659, Steve Stober Studio, Toronto, Canada.
2006 Wating list Mestna-galerija, Ljubljana.
2006 The other side of the Alma Month of Photography, Bratislava.
2006 Intimate reflections Galeria Clairefontaine, Luxemburg, ParisPhoto 2006.
2006 The City and Photography, Havana 1900-2005 ?? Ninth Biennial of Havana. Gallery The Kingdom of this world National Library. http://www.bienalhabana.cult.cu/protagonicas/proyectos/proyecto.php?idb=9&&idpy=20
2006 The real is wonderful Ninth Biennial of Havana (collateral). Screen printing workshop Rene Portocarrero.
2006 Havana-Berlin inner cities Ninth Biennial of Havana (collateral) Center for Visual Arts and Design, Light and Crafts. http://www.latinarte.com/larte/eng/news_article.php?PHPSESSID=a081930bb73fa73a35fce08da847aa23&id=199
2006 Habana open season Ninth Biennial of Havana (collateral) Casa de las Américas.
2005 REFLECTIONS INTIMAS, Kunsthalle Attersee, Attersee, Austria.
2005 “DIASPORA / CUBA” 5th Reencounter of African Photography at Bamako, La Saline Royale dÀrc et Senans, France.
2005 PHOTOESPAÑA ’05, Projections of Santa Ana. Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid.
2005 Fast Track, Exit Art, New York.
2005 The other side of the Soul. (Syncretisms in contemporary Cuban photography) Kornhausforum, Bern, Switzerland. (2003 The Other Side of the Soul, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.)
2005 IV Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art. Visual Arts Development Center – Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
2004 Crosscurrents Gallery Refugium, Berlin, Germany.
2004 Cuba Untitled. Gallery Heidi Cho, New York, USA
2004 Havana inside-out. Gallery Jonathan Ferrara, New Orleans, USA
2004 Other realities, Neue Kubanische Fotografie. Gallery Refugium, Berlin, Germany.
2004 The Night Art Museum of Pinar del Río, Cuba
2004 Domestic Work, Provincial Visual Arts Center of Pinar del Río. Pinar del Río, Cuba Visual Arts Development Center, Havana, Cuba.
2003 “Between curtains” Market “Agro 3rd and C.” within the VIII Havana Biennial.
2003 “DIASPORA / CUBA” 5th Reencounter of African Photography at Bamako, Keita Modibu Memorial, Bamako, Mali.
2003 “Double seduction” Sala Amadìs, INJUVE, Madrid, Spain.
2002 Worlds Created Noordelicht, Fries Museum, Groningen, Nederland.
2002 Hidden Visions, a tribute to Lam from the photo, Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana, Cuba.
2001 III Hall of Contemporary Cuban Art. Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
2001 II National Photography Exhibition. Photo library of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
2001 Cuba insight / out. Bumbershot Visual Arts Festival, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle.
2001 II Erotic Art Salon, Gal. The Acacia, Havana, Cuba.
2001 Prize for Photo Essay of the House of the Americas, Havana, Cuba.
2000 Project more than 100 windows (Photographic intervention in public spaces), VII Biennial of Havana.
2000 First Erotic Art Salon. The Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1999 I National Photography Room. Luz y Oficios Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Awards and Residencies

HfG – ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, DAAD. 2007
Residency summer program at the Watermill Foundation 2003
Cuban Art Fund, Residency at the Vermont Studios 2005

Collections

Public collections:
Minneapolis Institute or Art (MIA), Minneapolis, USA.
Nordic Light, Kristiansund, Norway.
Lehigh University Collection, Philadelphia, USA.
MUDAM, Museum of Modern Art of Luxembourg, Luxemburg.
Collection of Cuban Cotemporáneo Art of the National Council of the Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba
Photo library of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
Sherrit International Art Collection, Havana, Cuba.
Watermill Foundation Collection (Robert Wilson), NY, USA.
WestLicht Schauplätze für Photography, Vienna, Austria

Private collections (selection):
Dr. Mag. Alfred Weidinger
Anabel González de Suero
Allison and Peter Rockefeller
Bern Arocha
Ben Rodríguez
Beth Rudin de Woody
Influent Culture (Romaric Tisserand)
Hans Naeder
Plonsker Family Collection
Turhan Bey
Jeff Stober and Steve Stober collection

Publications

(selection):
Cat. Rolling they meet (CNAP Collection) Shanghai City Museum, Shanghai, China.
Cat. Citizen of the world Cuba in Queens re-opening of the Queens Museum, Queens NY.
Cat. 55th Venice Biennale Il Palazzo Encyclopedico – Cuban Pavilion The perversion of the classic: Anarchy of the stories. Archeological Museum Nazionale di Venezia, Palazzo Reale, Piazza San Marco # 17, Venice, Italy.
Photographic lenses of the 1800`s in France by Corrado D’Agostini.
ART CUBA The new generation. Holly Block 2001 pp-144-145. Published by Harry N. Abrams Incorporated, New York.
Cat. Enfoques (First International Meeting of Photography Centers) Centro Andaluz de la fotografía, Almeria, Spain.
Cat. Killing time Exit Art, New York.
Cat. 2006 Wating list Mestna-galerija, Ljubljana.
Cat. Ninth Biennial of Havana, 2006. pp-196.
Cat. REFLECTIONS INTIMAS, Kunsthalle Attersee, Attersee, Austria.
The other side of the Soul. (Syncretisms in contemporary Cuban photography) Ed. Oehrli, Zürich, Switzerland, 2005.
Domestic Work, (versions for another history of visuality in Cuba, Gender, Race and social groups.) Ed. Pontòn Caribe S.A.
ArtForum International magazine, February 2004 issue.
Cat. Other realities, Neue Kubanische Fotografie. Edition gallery Refugium, Berlin, Germany.
Cat. The Night. Art Museum of Pinar del Río. 2004
Open Maps, Latin American photography. Ed. Lunwerg. 2003
Cat. Biennial of Havana 2003 Art with life. Wifredo Lam Center.
Cat. Rites sacrès / Rites profanes. You see Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, BAMAKO 2003.
Cat. Worlds Created Noorderlicht.
Cat. III Contemporary Art Salon.
Cat. II Salon of Erotic Art La Acacia.
Cat. I La Acacia Erotic Art Salon, p.12.
Cat. I National Photography Salon 1999, p.47.
Cat. VI International Painting Biennial of Cuenca, p.154, 224 and 225.

Exhibitions

Meetings

Collective June 2008

NON PLACES

Collective November 2016

It is not what it's

Collective November 2014

Artworks

We have and will have (detail)

Liudmila and Nelson 2014

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Liudmila and Nelson 2014

We have and will have

Liudmila and Nelson 2014

Untitled

Liudmila and Nelson 2014

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Liudmila and Nelson 2014

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Liudmila and Nelson 2014

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Liudmila and Nelson 2014

Untitled

Liudmila and Nelson 2014

From the series Absolut Revolution

Liudmila and Nelson 2002

The Zone

Liudmila and Nelson 2005