Rocio García

November 15, 1955, Cuba

Education and Professional Experience

1983 Master in Fine Arts. Répin Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1977 Graduate of the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
She currently works as a professor of painting at San Alejandro Academy.

Personal Exhibitions

2010 Very, Very Light… and Very oscuro (Un policía con Alzheimer) (Very, Very Light… and Very Dark (A Policeman with Alzheimer). Luz y Suárez del Villar Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Very, very Light… and very oscuro (Un policía con Alzheimer) (Very, Very Light… and Very Dark (A Policeman with Alzheimer). La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2007 La dama de la patica caliente (The Lady with the Hot Paw). Havana Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
El Thriller. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
2005 El domador y otros cuentos (The Tamer and Other Stories). JM. ARTS Gallery, Paris, France.
2003 El domador y otros cuentos. (The Tamer and Other Stories). Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2002 Obra Reciente (Recent Works). Alekxey Sabido Studio, Miami, Florida, USA.
2001 Domadores (Tamers). Centro de Arte. Matanzas, Cuba.
1999 Hombres, machos, marineros (Men, Machos, Sailors). Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1997 Geishas o Estampas de la vida que fluye (Geishas or Images of the Life that Flows). Centro de Arte 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba.
Homenaje a Safo (Tribute to Sapho). Common Language Bookstore, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Mis Pedacitos en venta. Racklan Building East Gallery. Universidad de Michigan. Michigan, USA.
1995 Rocío: Pinturas (Paintings). Exhibition Hall, Trianón movie theater, Havana, Cuba.
1994 Entre líneas (Between Lines). Juan David Gallery / 5th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
1993 Personajes (Characters). Centro de Arte 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba.
El eros del lobo (The Wolf’s Eros). Espacio Abierto Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1992 Interiores II (Interiors 2). Faculty of Arts and Literature, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba.
1991 Rocío: Pinturas (Paintings). Charles Chaplin Gallery, ICAIC, Havana, Cuba.
Diario de una dama (Diary of a Lady). Victoria Gallery, Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island, Spain.
Pinturas (Paintings). Exhibition hall of Club Náutico, Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island, Spain.
1988 Los Museos (The Museums). Répin Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1987 Interiores (Interiors). Centro de Arte 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba.

Collective Exhibitions and Events

2010 Turn Around, La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2010 Retratos Cubanos (Cuban Portraits), Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba.
Esta noche baila aquí (…Dances Here Tonight), Magnanmetz Gallery, New York, USA.
Contemporary Cuban Art in Beijing, Cheng Xin Dong Gallery, Space for Contemporary Art.
Boca Abajo (Upside Down), La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
ART MADRID Fair. Luz y Suárez del Villar Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Encuentros (Meetings). Spanish-Cuban Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Sala Retiro, Caja Madrid, Spain.
2009 Inside, Confluences. Natural Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dress Me Up. Posturas ante una realidad (Postures in the Face of a Reality). Guayasamín House, Havana, Cuba.
Show on Contemporary Art from Cuba. Nuremberg-Bonn, Germany.
From the Biennial. Havana Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
Querido Van Gogh. Homenaje del arte contemporáneo cubano (Dear Van Gogh. Tribute by the Contemporary Cuban Art). Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Pedagogic Project Nuevos Fieras (New Wild Animals). Rocío García’s workshop at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Tenth Havana Biennial, Guayasamín House, Havana, Cuba.
Abstract Art Project. Tenth Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
Aquí Estamos: Cuba Is Here, show en Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
2008 Erótica. Erotismo y sexualidad en el arte (Erotica. Eroticism and Sexuality in Art). National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Esta noche baila aquí (…Dances Here Tonight). Cuban Art Building, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
We are porno, sí. (We Are Porno, Yes). First Annual Show on Porno Art. Aglutinador Laboratorio, Havana, Cuba.
Bi-personal show by Raúl Martínez and Rocío García. International Day against Homophobia and Trans-phobia. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
Mujeres (Women), Havana Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland.
Arte Cubano (Cuban Art). Surrounded by Water Expressions of Freedom and Isolation in Contemporary Cuban Art, Boston University Art Gallery, USA.
2007 Subasta Habana (Havana Auction). Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Proyecto Espacio, Art, Design, Architecture. Madrid, Spain.
2006 Proyecto Espacio, Art, Design, Architecture. Havana Club Gallery, Museum of Rum, Havana, Cuba.
9th Havana Biennial, Provincial Center for Plastic Arts and Design, Havana, Cuba.
2004 Four Decades in Front of the Mirror. Great Arch of Defense, Paris, France.
SubastaHabana on line. Havana, Cuba.
Just on Time. Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2003 – Maneras de darte una sonrisa. (Forms of Giving You a Smile). 8th Havana Biennial, Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
8th Biennial, Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Arte Cubano (Cuban Art), Acacia Gallery, on the occasion of the International Congress on Sexology, International Convention Center Palacio de las Convenciones, Havana, Cuba.
SubastaHabana on line. Havana, Cuba.
Women Artists of Cuba. Cuban Art Space. The Center for Cuban studies, New York, JUSA.
2002 Project: Gallery on Wheels. Performance on the route Havana-Varadero-Havana. National Council for Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Contemporary Cuban Artists. Nicolás Guillén Foundation, CENCREM, Havana, Cuba.
Projecto: Las niñas no tiran piedras (Girls Do Not Throw Stones). Luz y Oficios Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2001 Artistas Cubanos (Cuban Artists). Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Sixth Auction of Contemporary Latin American Art. For the benefit of the Daniela Chappard Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela.
Interntional Meeting of Women Artists. Museo del Canal, Panama.

Awards and Residencies

2010 Distinguished artists in residence. Vermont Studio Center, USA.
2007 Distinguished artist in residence by the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba in Basel, Switzerland.
2005 Distinction for National Culture, granted by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cuba.
2000 National Prize of Illustration, Instituto Cubano del Libro. Havana, Cuba.
1997 Distinguished artist in residence. University of Michigan, Michigan, USA.
1994 Mention of Honor. Second Painting Biennial of the Caribbean and Central America. Museum of Modern Art. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1991 Special Mention in Painting. Salón de la Ciudad (City Salon). Provincial Center for Plastic Arts and Design (CPAP), Havana, Cuba.

Exhibitions

Beliki Tuman (The Big Fog)

Rocio García April 2019

They do speak

Collective August 2012

Artworks

Tattoo love V

Rocio García 2012

Tattoo love III

Rocio García 2012

Tattoo love IV

Rocio García 2012

Tattoo love II

Rocio García 2012

Tattoo love I

Rocio García 2012

Hum...

Rocio García 2018

...and perhaps a hero

Rocio García 2018

The chosen

Rocio García 2018

Waiting for the enemy, still...

Rocio García 2018