René Francisco Rodríguez

Undefined Person Image

Holguín, 1960

Education and Professional Experience

1982 National School of Art (ENA), Havana.
1987 Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana.

Teacher, Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana.
Member, Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), Havana.

Actions
2002 The Lender and the Debtor (concert). Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana.
2001 Tribute to San Francisco. San Francisco, California, USA (with Felipe Dulzaides).
2000 From an Absent-minded Thought. Galería Habana, Havana (with DUPP Gallery).
1998 The Return of Joseph Beuys. Ana Mendieta First Performance Festival, Havana.
1997 Reviva la ReVoltaire. Group action of Cuban artists in Spiegelgasse 1, Zürich, former location of the Voltaire kabarett,Dadá meeting place.
Joseph Beuys, 7 Days in Holguín. Holguín, Cuba.
1996 Malevi Fool, Father Fool. Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana.
1987/1988 Cuban Art Devotes Itself to Baseball (group performance) José A. Echeverría Social Club, Havana.
1987 If I depart, I arrive… Fototeca de Cuba, Havana (with Francisco Lastra).

Works of Social Insertion
2008 Agua Benita. Buenavista, Havana.
2004/05 Nin’s Courtyard. El Romerillo neighborhood, Havana.
2003 A la ca(sz)a de Rosa. El Romerillo neighborhood, Havana.
1997 From a Teaching Practice. Third edition. DUPP Gallery, Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana.
1992 From a Teaching Practice. Second edition. Department of Debates and Exhibitions. Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana.
1990 The Commissioned Pictures Free of Charge. Santa Cruz del Valle, Ávila, Spain.
1989/90 From a Teaching Practice. First edition, January-May, Havana.

Workshops
1999 Big River. Workshop Grand Riviere, Trinidad y Tobago.  National Museum. Trinidad y Tobago.
2002 Wing Attacks, Anthropological and Contemporary Art Museum of Guayaquil, Ecuador.
2004 Climbing mountains brings persons into harmony, Bergen, Norway.
2009 Connections to Ojistoh, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

Personal Exhibitions

2010 Paintings from Yesterday and Tomorrow. Servando Gallery, Havana.
2009 Interpreter. Tenth Havana Biennial. Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2009 No More Soldiers, in Salle Zéro (video creation space), Alliance Française, Havana, Cuba.
2008 Intersected Histories. PanAmerican Art Projects. Miami, USA.
René Francisco Events. The Modern Fuel Artist. Kingston, Canada.
2006 Nin’s Courtyard (Ninth Havana Biennial). Miramar Trade Center, Havana.
2005 Waiting List. Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City.
Cut Pasta. M.A. Contemporary Gallery, Berlin.
Social Work (collateral to the Matanzas Art Salon). Provincial Art Center of Matanzas, Cuba.
2003 Small Things. Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany.
Ca(sz)a persona Beuys. Foto Graphik Galerie Käthe Kollwitz, Berlín.
Accounts Balance (Eighth Havana Biennial). National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana.
2002 All That is An Abuse. Casa de las Américas, Havana.

Collective Exhibitions and Events

2011 Cuban Visions. Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, USA.
2010 Cuban Portraits. Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana, Cuba.
31 Pontevedra Biennial, Utropics. Central America and the Caribbean. Spain.
2009 Twenty Years Are Nothing. Development Center for the Visual Arts (CDAV), Havana, Cuba.
Before the Start. Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba.
Overtures, Cultural Realms in the Post-fossil Age, Artcircolo News, Munich, Germany.
Confluences- Inside Cuban Contemporary Art. National Hispanie Cultural Center, Albuquerque.
UNT Galleries, University of North Texas Art Gallery.
Ojistoh House, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
“Overtures”/ Artcircolo in80 1 – Eine Weltreise, Ars Electronica, Voestalpine and Linz09
2nd Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art, Greece.
Plaza Almada.  Development Center for the Visual Arts (CDAV), Havana, Cuba.
Assume Nothing. New Social Practice. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Canada.
2008 Cartographies of An Overseas Island. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Commonplaces. The Group Experience in Latin American Video. José Guerrero Center. Grenada, Spain.
Territories. Contemporary Latin American Art. Castello Aragonese. Otranto, Italy.
Resident artist. Mataró Art Center, Barcelona, Spain.
Post-it City. Occasional-International Cities.CCCB. Barcelona, Spain.
2007 New Techn ologies. Contemporary Art Spaces. University of Salamanca, Spain.
Balelatina 2007. Basel Foundation. Dreinlandereck, Basel, Switzerland.
52 Venice Biennial. Venice, Italy.
Killing Time (second enlarged version of Waiting List). Exit Art. New York, USA.
2006 Waiting List. Mestna Galerija Ljubljana. Slovenia. Rising Stars: North Latin Americans. Art Loves Design Program 2006. Art Basel Miami Beach 2006. Miami.USA.
Art Forum. Nina Menocal Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
On the Other Side of the Atlantic. Sacramento Gallery, Aveiro, Portugal.
Fantastic Frameworks. Architectural Utopias Designs for Life. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada.
Fast Forward. Strawberry and Chocolate Cinematographic Cultural Center, Havana.
Inner Cities: Havana-Berlin (Ninth Havana Biennial). Provincial Center for Visual Arts and Design, Havana.
The Multiple Trace. Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Havana.
2004 Just on Time. Galería Habana, Havana.
26 Sao Paulo Biennial. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Unknown Sister, Unknown Brother. Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany.
Climbing Mountains Brings Persons Into Harmony. Workshop by René Francisco with KiT and KhiT Bergen, Norway.
Cuban Artists in Residence. Installations. Mattress Factory. Pittsburg,Philadelphia, USA.
Massa Dammata. Refugium Gallery, Berlin.
Art Cologne. Refugium Gallery, Cologne, Germany.
2003 Common Sense. Galería Habana, Havana.
Ways of Inventing a Smile. Development Center for the Visual Arts(CDAV), Havana.
Art Basel Fair, Miami.
4D. Rain Project. Cuba Pavilion, Havana.

Awards and Residencies

1996 Artist Residence, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Germany.
1997 Artist Residence, Fine Arts Museum of  La-Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland.
1999 Artist Residence, Hersliya, Israel.
2003 Artist Residence, Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany.
2004 Artist Residence, Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, USA.
2004 Artist Residence, Cuban Artists Fund.

Exhibitions

Interpreter

René Francisco Rodríguez March 2009

Artworks

Píntame una naturaleza muerta

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009

Take me a picture

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009

Story of the student and the master

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009

Take me a picture (detail)

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009

Story of the student and the master (detail)

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009

Buenavista Exchange (detail)

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009

Buenavista exchange

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009

Buenavista Exchange (detail)

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009

Buenavista Exchange

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009

Buenavista Exchange (detail)

René Francisco Rodríguez 2009