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biographical notes 

 

 

born in Havanna, Cuba 

 

1993-1997   

Diploma in Sculpture from the National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro,

Havanna, Cuba

2008

Residences – USF Verftet Bergen, Norway

2013-2014   

Diploma in Video and Visual Effects at SAE Institute, Berlin, Gemany

Since 2004 based in Berlin

 

fellowships

 

2011

IFA-Exhibitions Stipendium, Germany

2006

Stipendium Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Kunst, Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

solo exhibitions

 

2009

Perpetuity, Gallery S12, Bergen, Norway

 

2007

No Land, Gallery IKM (International Culture Museum), Oslo, Norway

 

 

group exhibitions

 

2016

Wespe und Orchidee (marimbondo e orquídea) Internationales Ausstellungsprojekt für 2016/2017 in Kooperation dem Museu Casa das Onze Janelas in Belém, dem Museu de Arte Contemporânea - Dragão do Mar in Fortaleza sowie den Kulturgesellschaften/ DAAD-Lektoraten in Belém und Fortaleza und dem Centro Cultural Brasil-Alemanha (CCBA) in Recife. Brasil.

 

Call & Response. BE.BOP 2016. Volksbühne, Berlin. With the support of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Germany

 

2015

MED 15. International Art Encounter of Medellín, Museo Antioquia, Colombia

 

Ojala! Zeitgenössische kubanische Kunst, Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany.

 

2014

BEBOP 2014: Spiritual Revolutions and “The Scramble for Africa”, Black Diaspora, Narratives and Berlin Decolonial Narratives. Grüner Salon, Volksbühne, Berlin. With the support of Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Germany.

 

Sans Serif, Kesselhaus at Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

 

Zeit Unzeit, Künst Büro Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2013

Wahala: On Representation, Authenticity, Expectations and Other Inflated Concepts. Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2012 - IN OTHER WORDS: The Black Market of Translations - Negotiating Contemporary Cultures. NGBK and  Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 

2011

VI Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, Sweden

 

Other Possible Worlds Proposals on this side of Utopia, NGBK,Berlin, Germany

 

2010

29th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Confluence's Inside 2. National Hispanic Center Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

 

After the Light II, Radialsystem, Berlin, Germany.

 

Erase una vez. Galeria Guillermo Núñez, El Bosque, Chile

 

2009

Las Américas Latinas: Las fatigas del querer, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy

 

9th Video and Media Arts Biennial Juan Downey. MAC (Contemporary Art Museum), Quinta Normal, Chile

 

2008

Bowing to Lebow, Kaiskur 9, Tromsö, Norway

 

Arboleda, el cuerpo es cuerpo, Gallery Jesus Gallardo, Mexico

 

2007

Landschaften der Sehnsüchte: Arte e Vita, 11. Internationales Künstlersymposium, Barth, Germany

 

2006

Latido (hjertebank): Contemporary Cuban Art, Steinersen Museum, Oslo, RanaKunstforening, Norway

 

National Museum Vilnius/Kaunas, Littauen Stord Kunstlag, Norway, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway

 

Lillesand kunstforening, Norway, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Norway, Bodø Kunstforening, Norway

 

2005

Input, Kunsthaus Essen, Germany

 

 

 

awards

 

2008

Medienpreis der Stadt Barth (Media Prize of the City of Barth), Arte Vita 11. Künstlersymposium, Barth, Germany

 

 

 

performances

 

2010

After the Light II: Performing the Image, Radialsystem, Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

screenings

 

2016

Critical Moves, Balhaus Nauninstraße, Berlin, Germany

 

2012

10th SITAC (International Symposium on Art Theory). Teatro Julio Castillo, Mexico City, Mexico.

 

2010

Bienal de Portugal Arte 10, Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa, Portugal

 

2009

Kansk Video Festival, London, England Stories, UK

 

2008

Director's Lounge, Contemporary Media and Art, Berlin, Germany

 

2007

International Kansk Video Festival, Russia

- Director's Lounge, exhibition center Pyramide, Berlin, Germany

- Projection D'Art video, Le Lieu Unique Contemporary Art Center in Nantes, France.

- Moving fast, Cuban Video Art, EMAF (European Media Art Festival), Osnabrück, Germany

 

2006

Candela, Director's Lounge, Berlin, Germany

 

2005

International Student Forum, EMAF (European Media Art Festival), Osnabrück, Germany

 

 

lectures

 

2014

Round Table at BEBOP 2014. Spiritual Revolutions and The “Scramble for Africa” at Danish Art Workshop. Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2012

10th SITAC (International Symposium on Art Theory). Teatro Julio Castillo, Mexico City,  Mexico  

 

 

 

articles and reviews (selection)

 

2016

Carlos Betancourt, Video as Immediacy of Posterity. Art on Cuba.

 

2015

Juan Carlos Betancourt, Cuba: Yoel Díaz Vázquez and the haunting noise of the urban voices, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

 

2010

Dieter Lesage & Ina Wudtke, 'Black Sound White Cube', in Chapter VII. From the Black Atlantic to the Black Planet. Vienna: Löcker 2010, pp. 82-87.

 

Antejo Navas, Nuevas alas, New wings. Lapiz Art Magazine