Andrés MONTALVANCUELLAR

 

 

 

 

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Andrés MONTALVAN CUELLAR

 

Born in Cuba 1966, is currently  living and working between Paris

and La Havana.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1995-2000 Higher Institute of Art (ISA), La Havana, Cuba.

1981-85 San Alejandro Academy, La Havana, BFA. Studio Arts (Sculpture and Drawing).

1983-85 Training to cast bronze, National School  of Fine Arts, La Habana, Cuba

1977-81 Intermediate School of Fine Arts, 20 de Octubre, La Havana, Cuba

 

RESIDENCY

2001  Artist in residence Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

2000  Artist in residence Sumei Multidisciplinary Art Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2004  Scenography for the dance piece "Gorge", Compagnie Agma, France.

2001 Scenography for the dance piece "La Classe", Compagnie Pierre Doussaint, France.

1995-97 Professor of  sculpture, Académie de San Alejandro, La Habana, Cuba.

1994 Member of the Cuban Association of Writers and Artists.

1985-91 Professor of sculpture and drawing, School of Fine Arts " Juan Pablo Duarte", Güira de Melena, Cuba.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 “ConversationXchange” Munson Williams Proctor Art istitute, Utica, New york, USA.

2014 “Dreams” Chenalbleu studio/gallery. Montreuil. France.

2010 “La memoire dans la peau”, Gallery La Casona, La Havana, Cuba.

2008 “Correspondencias”, Gallery La Passerelle L’IUFM Haute Normandie, France.

2006 "Atlantique (no-limit)”  Victor Hugo house,La Havana, Cuba, 9thbiennal of La Havana, Cuba.

2005 Recent work, MJC of La Celle St Cloud, France.

2002 "Opportun”, Center of Development for Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba. La Havana, Cuba.

1999 "El dolor de la Existencia”, Center of Development for Visual Arts (CDAV), La Havana, Cuba.

         "Impressions", La Casona gallery, FCBC, La Havana, Cuba.

1997 "Los cimientos del Alma”, house and workshop, La Havana, Cuba.

1996 "El hombre que Camina", Provincial Center of Art Gallery, Luz y Oficios, La Havana, Cuba.

1995 "La puerta del Espiritu", 23rd and 12th Gallery, La Havana, Cuba.

1994 "Rostros en la Muchedumbre", Forma Gallery, La Havana Cuba.

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018 “Resilience and Resistence in diáspora africaine”. Museum black civilisation, Dakar, Sénégal.

          “+Cuba Si” Galeriy Vallois. Paris, France.

2017 “Without Masks”, Contemporary Afro-Cuban art, the von Christierson collection, National Museum of  fine arts, Havana, Cuba.

2016 “Drapetomania ”  African American Museum of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, USA.

2015 “Drapetomania” at Cooper Gallery, Harvad, Boston, USA.

2014 “Drapetomania”.  8th Floor Galery. New York, USA.

         “Drapetomania” MoaD Museun of African Diaspora. San Francisco, USA.

         “Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art”. UBC Museum of Anthropology. Vancouver. Canada.

2013 "African Influences". BAB'S  Gallery. Bagnolet. France.

         "Drapetomania" Gallery  Universal of Art. Santiago de Cuba and Center of Development for Visual Arts, (CDAV). Havana, Cuba.

2012 "Dualité" Complejo Morro Cabaña Collateral 11 Havana Biennal. Cuba.

          "Art Jaén", Provincial Museum Jaén. Spain.

2011 “3rd Festival Un monde de cultures" Cultural Center Forum, City of Saint-Gratien, France.

2009 “Latitudes Tierra del Mundo” 10 th Biennial of Contemporary Art in Havana, Center of Development for the Visual Arts (CDAV), Havana, Cuba.

         “Latitudes Tierra del Mundo”, Museo de arte contemporáneo de Ciudad de Panamá

         "ART JAEN" Feria Internacional de arte contemporáneo de Jaen Spain.

2008 “Embrace” fine art fair, Atlanta, USA

2007 "Latitudes, Terres du Monde", Paris, France.

2006 "Black fine art show", New York, USA.

2005 "No country is an Island”: issues of freedom and diaspora in Caribbean Art, at Raritan Valley Community College Gallery, New Jersey, USA.

         "Black Fine Art show", New York, USA.

2004 "Latitudes , Terre de l’Atlantique", Paris, France.

          "Exposition des oeuvres de René Peña et Andrés  Montalván", Gallery Intemporel,  Paris.

          "Le Salon", Société des artistes Français, Vincennes, France.

2002 "Paris-La Habana Etc" Gallery Intemporel, Paris, France.

          "Artcité "Maison du Citoyen, Fontenay sous bois, France.

2001 "Marks of the Soul", Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, USA.

2000 "Transfhorma", Ciudadela-pavellon de Mixtos, Pamplona, Spain.

         "Transfhorma", Casa de la Cultura Venezuela Carmen Maria Montilla, Havana, Cuba.

1999 "Queloides II", Center of Development for Visual Arts (CDAV), La Havana, Cuba.

         "Insomnias del Ciclope”, Open Space Gallery, La Havana, Cuba.

         "La HuellaMultiple". Center of Development for Visual Arts  (CDAV), La Havana, Cuba.

1998 "Cuba Ambos Mundos", Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey USA.

1997  Biennal de Escultura de pequeño formato, Las Tunas, Cuba.

         "El ocultamiento de las Almas", Center of Development for Visual Arts  (CDAV), La Havana Cuba.

1996  Bienal de Escultura Teodoro Ramos Blanco, Teodoro Ramos Blanco Gallery, La Havana, Cuba.

1995  Salon de Arte Contemporáneo, National Museum of Fine Arts, La Havana, Cuba.

1994  Escultura Cubana Contemporánea, Panamerican Gallery, La Havana, Cuba.

1991  Escultura Cubana Contemporánea, V Biennal of la Havana, Museum Maximo Gómez,  Havana, Cuba.

1986  Exhibition of the professors of the School of Fine Arts "San Alejandro", Bauta Gallery Güira de Melena, Province of la Havana, Cuba.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Collection Alejandro de la Fuente, USA.

Collection Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, USA.

Collection M. Chris Von Christierson, United Kingdom.

Collection Peggy Cooper Cafritz, USA.

Collection Herbert Charles, USA.

Collection George Eberhard, Germany.

Other works en Espain, France and Cuba.

 

PROJETS IN COLLABORATION

 

1999 Making of the works for the exhibit "Lo que es arriba es abajo" of artist Jorge Luis Marrero, Center of Development for Visual Arts  (CDAV), La Havana, Caba.

1998 Making of the work for the exhibit "Quiet room" of artists Luiz Gómez, Center of Development for Visual Arts (CDAV), Havana, Caba.

1995 Making of the work "Bad foundation" for the exhibit "Arenas movedizas" of artists Luiz Gómez and Juan Carlos Alón, CENCREM, La Habana.

1994 Illustrations for the book of tails "Círculos", of Enrique González, Colección Pinos Nuevos, Editorial Gente Nueva, La Habana, Cuba.

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCULPTURE

 

1997 Environmental Sculpture (cement, 450x350x 700 cm), Hotel Sol Club Las Sirenas,  Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

1995 Environmental Sculpture (concrete), Hotel Comodoro, La Habana.

1993 Environmental Sculpture (concrete, 230x250x200 cm), Hotel Pelicano, Cayo Largo del Sur, Cuba

1989 Sculpture to Ernesto Che Guevara (concrete, natural size),  Art School "Juan Pablo  Duarte", Güira de Melena,Cuba.

         Bust of Eugenio María de Hostos (concrete, 180 cm), Filial Pedagógica "Enrique José Varona", Güira de Melena, Cuba.

         Mural "A los padres de la patria dominicana y cubana", concrete, 350x600xl50cm), Art School "Juan Pablo Duarte", Güira de Melena, Cuba.

 

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