Rafael Villares

Polaris, Drawing, light box, quicksilver, 227 x 126 cm

Polaris, Drawing, light box, quicksilver, 227 x 126 cm

Havana, October 18th, 1989. LIVEand work in Havana.EDUCATION 2010-2015 Higher Art Institute, Havana, Cuba. 2005-2009 National Fine Art Academy San Alejandro; Havana, Cuba 2003-2005 Experimental Center for Visual Arts; Havana, Cuba

Solo Exhibitions
2012    Itinerant Landscape. Collateral Havana’s 11th Biennial; Havana, Cuba.
Reconciliation. Havana’s 11th Biennial; Higher Art Institute, Havana, Cuba.
2010-11    Two Instants. Center for the Development of Visual Art (CDAV), Havana, Cuba.
2009    Human Loneliness. Collateral Havana’s 11th Biennial, National Fine Art Academy San Alejandro; Havana, Cuba.
2008    Breath. José Antonio Díaz Peláez Gallery, National Fine Art Academy San Alejandro; Havana, Cuba.
2007    Donde la demasiada luz forma paredes con el polvo. Galería Casa de la Poesía de la Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad; La Habana, Cuba.

                                                         

Group Exhibitions
2015    Oppening: Photography in Cuba Today. Chazen Museum – Madison, Wisconsin, E.E.U.U.
Ethics and aesthetics. International Press Center. Havana, Cuba.
Coordenadas, Art Cartagena. MAP (Montenegro Art Projects); Cartagena, Colombia.

2014    Ca Chi Pún /stone, paper, scissors. Cuban Art Factory (F.A.C.); Havana, Cuba.
Bread and Circus. Higher Art Institute, Havana, Cuba.
The order of all things. Galeano Gallery; Havana, Cuba.
Rodando se encuentran. Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center (SUPEC); Shanghai, China.

2013    Art Cartagena. Sandra Montenegro Contemporary Art; Cartagena, Colombia.
POS-IT. Galería Collage Habana; Havana, Cuba.
II Feria Art On Paper – Bruselas 2013. Galería Rainhart, Bruselas.
Tócate. Galería Habana; Havana, Cuba.

2012    Escapando con el paisaje. Sandra Montenegro Contemporary Art, Miami, E.E.U.U.
Feria de Arte Contemporáneo Odeón. Sandra Montenegro Contemporary Art; Bogotá, Colombia.
Escucha el silencio, 11 artistas cubanos. Collage Habana Gallery; Havana, Cuba.
SenseLAB Exhibition. University of Havana; Havana, Cuba.
Lo inédito viable. Collateral Havana’s 11th Biennial; Higher Art Institute; Havana, Cuba.
Havana Open-House. Workshop 9, Collateral Havana’s 11th Biennial; Havana, Servando Gallery; Havana, Cuba.
Escapando con el paisaje. Collateral Havana’s 11th Biennial; Sandra Montenegro Contemporary Art, CPAPD Luz y Oficios; Havana, Cuba.

2011    Trivialities and common places. Cafeine Gallery; Miami, U.S.A.
Trivialities and common places. Sandra Montenegro Contemporary Art; Miami, U.S.A.
Feria de Arte Contemporáneo Odeón. Sandra Montenegro Contemporary Art; Bogotá, Colombia.
SPRAY, Kubanishe videokunst/ Cuban video show. Das Hochhaus Kokerei Hansa Museum; Dortmund, Germany.
Cascarilla en el Taller. Gallery of the Serigraphic workshop René Portocarrero; Havana, Cuba.
Fábrica de Arte Cubano (F.A.C)/ IV Edición, 2011. Pabexpo; Havana, Cuba.
Tres y uno. Galería del Hotel Ambos Mundos, Centro Histórico; Havana, Cuba.

2010    El extremo de la bala/ Una década de arte cubano. Pabellón Cuba; Havana, Cuba.
Calma locura del color paciente. Ramón Alva de la Canal Gallery, Veracruz University; Jalapa, México.

2009    pc.cuba.com. International event about digital media and culture. Havana, Cuba.
IV Ars Latina Biennial/ Identities and context. Center for the Development of Visual Art (CDAV); Havana, Cuba.
The black tunnel. Cascarilla Gallery, National Fine Art Academy San Alejandro; Havana, Cuba.
Sharing Dreams retrospective. CULTURAL Center Pablo de la Torriente Brau; Havana, Cuba.

2008    DESIGNin music / Sharing Dreams 5. Majadahonda Gallery, Cultural Center Pablo de la Torriente Brau; Havana, Cuba.
CACa at the workshop. Gallery of the Serigraphic workshop René Portocarrero; Havana, Cuba.
The sculpture is not only tridimensional. Cascarilla Gallery, National Fine Art Academy San Alejandro; Havana, Cuba.

2007    It’s over & Pixel. Havana’s miniature building. Havana, Cuba.
Black and White variations José Antonio Días Peláez Gallery, National Fine Art Academy San Alejandro; Havana, Cuba.
Shot. 9th International Saloon and Colloquium of Digital Art. 23 y 12 Cinema; Havana, Cuba.
First International Event of Surrealist Photography EIBAR 2007. Eibar, Spain.

2006    Buscando Espacio. Servando Cabrera Gallery, House of the student; Havana, Cuba.
Exhibition in homage to childhood. Pedro Borras Astorga Foundation, Madrid, Spain.
Awards exhibition. 8th International Saloon and Colloquium of Digital Art; Havana, Cuba.
Hello Jim, Havana opens her doors to you. Homage to Jim Morrison. La Madriguera Gallery (AHS); Havana, Cuba.
Intervention 1. National Fine Art Academy San Alejandro; Havana, Cuba.

2005    Break the line. Servando Cabrera Gallery, House of the student; Havana, Cuba.

Awards                                                                                                                                                                                       

2010    Grant, Juan Francisco Elso, Young Cuban Artist Association (AHS). Havana, Cuba.

2009    Grant, Studio 21 Competition, Center for the Development of Visual Art (CDAV), Havana, Cuba.

2006    First Price, 8th International Saloon and Colloquium of Digital Art; Havana, Cuba.

Workshops & Residencies

2013    T.R.I.P. INSTALLATION and performance workshop. Andes University, Colombia- High Art Institute, Havana.

2012    Senselab workshop. Alanus Hoshshoule, Germany- Higher Art Institute; Havana, Cuba.

2007    Visual Arts workshop interchange, National Fine Art Academy “San Alejandro”- Cardinal Wiseman High School ; London, UK.

Collections
His works are in several PUBLIC and private collections in Cuba, México, Colombia, U.S.A. and Germany, the most relevant are: National Visual Arts Council Collection, Cuba; Museum Jorge Luis Cuevas Collection, México; Eduardo Salazar Collection, Colombia; Jorge Rais Collection, Colombia; Colección Harry Woldenberg Collection, México; Art On Cuba Magazine Collection, USA; Cota Cohen Collection, USA y Sandra Montenegro Collection, USA.