November 19, 2017, Havana

The Artist

BELKIS AYÓN MANSO: Havana, January 23, 1967 - Havana, September 11, 1999.
Printmaker, draftsman, curator, professor.

EDUCATION

1979-1982 20 de Octubre Elementary School of Visual Arts, Havana.
1982-1986 San Alejandro Academy, Havana.
Teachers of Engraving: Pablo Borges, Carlos A. García and Ángel Ramírez.
1986-1991 Bachelor’s degree in Engraving, Higher Institute of Art (isa), Havana.
Teachers of Engraving: Luis Cabrera, Luis Lara, Rolando Rojas and Pablo Borges.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE


1999 Brandywine Workshop, Center for the Visual Arts Cuba Project, March 24-April 10, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, United States.
1999 The Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
1999 Bronski Center, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
1999 Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, United States.

SOLO, BIPARTITE AND TRIPARTITE SHOWS

1988-1989 Propuesta a los veinte años (Belkis Ayón e Isary Paulet) (Proposal at the Age of Twenty: Belkis Ayón and Isary Paulet), Servando Cabrera Art Gallery, December 23-January, 1989, Havana.
1990 Sikán Kien, Leopoldo Romañach Art Gallery, June 30, Caibarién, Villa Clara, Cuba.
1990 Sikan Kien, la poderosa y sabia (Sikan Kien, The Powerful and Wise), Galería iii Congreso, August, Ranchuelo, Villa Clara, Cuba.
1991 Recuerdo sagrado (Sacred Memory), Alamar Art Center, June 22, Havana / Art Center, Guantánamo,
Cuba.
1992 Art Cubain Contemporain (Belkis Ayón et Eduardo Yáñez) (Contemporary Cuban Art: Belkis Ayón and Eduardo Yáñez), L’Annonciation Station Exhibition Center, May 1-27, L’Annonciation, Quebec,
Canada.
1992 Grabados (Prints), saw Gallery, May 7, Ottawa, Canada.
1993 Evidencias de vindicación (Belkis Ayón, Isary Paulet, Ibrahim Miranda) (Signs of Vindication: Belkis Ayón, Isary Paulet, Ibrahim Miranda), 23 y 12 Art Center, October-November, Havana.
1993 Siempre vuelvo. Grabados de Belkis Ayón (I Always Return. Prints by Belkis Ayón), Provincial Center of Visual Arts and Design, November 30-December, Havana.
1994 Siempre vuelvo (I Always Return), Colorenero Gallery, May 17-June 11, Milan, Italy.
1994 Belkis Ayón and Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, Cheiros [Gallery], Colonnese Valeri Palace, December
8-January, 1995, Vicenza, Italy.
1995 Siempre vuelvo. Exposición personal Belkis Ayón (I Always Return. Belkis Ayón Solo Show), grau Gallery, Development Center for the Visual Arts, July, Cienfuegos, Cuba.
1995 Unterstütze mich, halte mich hoch im Schmerz. Belkis Ayón (Support Me, Hold Me in My Pain. Belkis Ayón), St Barbara Church, November 3-19, Breinig / Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany.
1996 Belkis Ayón, artiste cubaine (Belkis Ayón, Cuban Artist), Bourbon-Lally Gallery, April 19, Pétionville, Haiti.
1996 Two Contemporary Cuban Artists: Belkis Ayón and Nelson Domínguez, Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, April 21-August 2, Hempstead, New York, United States.
1997 Ángel Ramírez & Belkis Ayón. The New Wave of Cuban Art - I, gan Gallery, March 31-April 26, Tokyo, Japan.
1997 Grand Pas de Trois. Sexta Bienal de La Habana (Norberto Marrero, Belkis Ayón y Juan Carlos Me-néndez) (Sixth Havana Biennial), Zulueta corner with Refugio, 5th floor, Apt. 52, May 3-31, Havana.
1998 Desasosiego / Restlessness, Couturier Gallery, March 6-April 11, Los Angeles, California, United States.
1998 Bernardo Marqués / Belkis Ayón, Havana Gallery, August 27-December 5, Zurich, Switzerland.
1998 Belkis Ayón / Elsa Mora. Recent Work, Phyllis Kind Gallery, September 19-October 31, New York, United States.
1998 Belkis Ayón & Ángel Ramírez. The New Wave of Cuban Art - II, Gallery gan, November 6-December 20, Tokyo, Japan.
1999 Rites. Photographies de René Peña; collographies de Belkis Ayón (Rites. Photographs by René Peña; Collographs by Belkis Ayón), Bourbon-Lally Gallery, May 14, Pétionville, Haiti.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1983 Expo / Grabados Escuela San Alejandro. Estudiantes de 1ro y 2do años de Grabado (Expo / Engravings) San Alejandro School. First and second year students of Engraving), San Alejandro Academy, May 7, Havana.
1986
Seventh San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Engraving, Naval Dockyard, November 9, 1986-February 28, 1987, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1987 Premio La Joven Estampa (The Young Print Prize), Haydee Santamaría Gallery, Casa de las Américas, November 16, Havana.
Engraving ’87 Meeting, National Museum of Fine Arts, November, Havana. 
Third International Engraving Exhibition, New Delhi, India.
1988
Malerei und Grafik aus Kuba, Kunsthalle Rostock, January-February, Rostock, Germany. 
Arte Cubano en Boston (Cuban Art in Boston), Massachusetts College of Art, Administration Building, May 9-23, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Third Exhibition of Prize Winners, National Museum of Fine Arts, May, Havana.
Primera muestra de gráfica cubana en Guadalajara (First Exhibition of Cuban Graphics in Guadalajara), Cabañas Cultural Institute, Museum Area, Halls 127-130, July 7, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Eighth San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Engraving, Naval Dockyard, September 30-December 30, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Second Latin American Graphic Arts Biennial at mocha, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, United States.
1989
Tributo (Tribute), in association with the Third Havana Biennial, Alamar Art Gallery, November 1, Havana.
The 15th International Independent Exhibition of Prints, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, November 3-December 10, Kanagawa, Japan.
1990
Intergrafik ‘90, Ninth International Graphics Triennial, Exhibition Center at the Berlin Television Tower, April 17-May 27, Berlin, Germany.
Sixth International Biennial Exhibition of Portraits, Drawings and Graphics ‘90 Tuzla, Tuzla International Portrait Gallery, July 31-October 31, Tuzla, Yugoslavia.
Premio La Joven Estampa (The Young Print Prize), Haydee Santamaría Gallery, Casa de las Américas, October 13, Havana.
The 16th International Independante Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa'90 [November 22-December 9]. Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa, JAPON.
Jóvenes grabadores cubanos (Young Cuban Engravers), João Pessoa Contemporary Art Group, Paraiba / Assis Catebriant Museum, Campina Grande / Federal University Gallery, Río Grande del Norte / Evasión Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
1991
Seventh Triennale India 1991 [February 13-March 14]. Lalit Kala Gallery/Rabindra Bhavan/Bahawalpur House Complex, New Delhi, INDIA.
Desafío a la colonización (Challenge to Colonization), Fourth Havana Biennial, National Museum of Fine Arts, November 15-December 31, Havana.
Grabado contemporáneo cubano (Contemporary Cuban Engraving), Fourth Havana Biennial, Colonial Art Museum, November, Havana.
The Second Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Prints [December 9-31]. Roopankar Museum of Fine Arts, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopa, INDIA.
1992
SSilk Screen Prints from Taller de Serigrafía R. Portocarrero, La Peña Cultural Center, January 15-February 14, Berkeley, California, United States.
Von dort aus: Kuba (From There: Cuba), Ludwig Forum for International Art, March 12-May 31, Aachen, Germany.
África en América (Africa in America), Casa de las Artes, July 3-19, Vigo, Spain.
La ronda cubana (The Cuban Round), Van Reekum Museum, July 4-August 31, Apeldoorn, Holland.
x Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba / Mostra America, «Afro-América, A Contribucão Espiritual » (Tenth Print Exhibition of the City of Curitiba. Exhibition: «Afro-America, A Spiritual Contribution »), Romário Martins House, October 16-December 6, Curitiba, Brazil.
JJóvenes grabadores (Young Printmakers), Provincial Center of Visual Arts and Design, October 16-December 6, Havana.
20 plásticos cubanos (20 Cuban Artists), University Artistic Center, Almacén de las Artes Gallery, Cuyo National University, November 12, Mendoza, Argentina.
The 17th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa-92, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, November 19-December 6, Kanagawa, Japan. 
Art Festival, Shanghai, China.
1993
Premio La Joven Estampa (The Young Print Prize), Haydee Santamaría Gallery, Casa de las Américas, June 23-August, Havana.
11e Internationale Grafiek Biennale / The First International Print Biennial, Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre (mecc), June 24-August, Maastricht, Holland.
xlv Biennale di Venezia, Punti Cardinali dell’ Arte, Italian-Latin American Institute, June 13-October, Venice, Italy. 
Empassant de Collectie, Van Reekum Museum, October 1-December 4, Apeldoorn, Holland.
Symposium of Engraving ’93. Contest Exhibition, Provincial Center of Visual Arts and Design, October-November, Havana.
Con sus propias manos. Pintura, dibujo, grabado (With Their Own Hands. Painting, Drawing, Engraving), Print Gallery, Experimental Graphics Workshop of Havana, December, 1993-January, 1994, Havana.
Cinco mujeres creadoras (Five Female Creators), Palacio del Segundo Cabo, Havana.
The Seventh International Print Triennial. Graphica Creativa 93, Alvar Aalto Museum, Museum of Central Finland, October 30, 1993-January 2, 1994, Jyväskylä, Finland.
1994
La Jeune Peinture Cubaine / Jeunes Plasticiens Cubains (Young Cuban Painting / Young Cuban Artists), Schoelcher Library and House of Culture of Lamentin, January 14-February 11, Fort de France, Martinique.
Arte do momento, Gessy Lever Social Center, March 11-18, Valinhos, Brazil..
Cuba. Arte del momento (Cuba. Art of the Moment), Latin American Gallery, Casa de las Américas, April 11-16, Havana.
Vindicación del grabado (Signs of Vindication), La Acacia Gallery, March 24, Havana.
Arte cubano de hoy / Art cubain actuel (Cuban Art Today), uqam Gallery, University of Quebec, Montreal, Judith-Jasmin Pavilion, April 14-May 7, Montreal, Canada.
Una brecha entre el cielo y la tierra (A Gap between Heaven and Earth) Fifth Havana Biennial, Provincial Center of Visual Arts and Design, May 9-June, Havana.
Cuban Art. The Last Sixty Years, Pan-American Art Gallery, October 15-December 31, Dallas, Texas, United States.
1995
Las formas de la tierra (The Shapes of the Earth), Buades Gallery, February 2, Madrid, Spain.
Kunst aus Kuba. Werke auf Papier und Leinwand (Art from Cuba: Works on Paper and Canvas), Bavaria Museum, March 8-April, Zurich, Switzerland.
Una de cada clase (One of Each Kind), Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, National Center for Restoration,
Conservation and Museology (cencrem), March 26, Havana.
Exposición internacional de arte contemporáneo de los Países No Alineados (International Contemporary Art Exhibition of Non-aligned Countries), National Gallery, April 28-June 30, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Kuba Kunst Heute (Cuban Art Today), Grafiksammlung Schreiner, Stadtgalerie Bamberg, Villa Dessauer, June 30-October 10, Bamberg, Germany.
Hecho en Cuba (Made in Cuba), Luis Miró Hall, Ricardo Palma Cultural Center, July-August, Lima, Peru.
Arte del momento II(Cuba-Mexico-Brazil) (Art of the Moment II), Espuela de Plata Gallery, Development Center for the Visual Arts, July 7-August 7, Havana.
Mistica cubana: arte dell’ultima generazione (Cuban Mysticism. Art by the Latest Generation), with Luis Gómez and Ibrahim Miranda, Openspace, Palazzo dell’Arengario, October 18- November 5 / Spacio Vigentina, October 18-29, Milan, Italy.
xi Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba (11th Engraving Exhibition of the City of Curitiba), Venue of the Curitiba Cultural Foundation, October 31-December 29, Curitiba, Brazil.
First Exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, November, Havana.
Estampa Edición 95, Salón Internacional del Grabado y Ediciones de Arte Contemporáneo (International Exhibition of Engraving and Contemporary Art Editions), Upper Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, November 7-12, Madrid, Spain.
1er. Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo [noviembre 15/1995 enero 15/ 1996]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, CUBA.  
Warehouse Gallery, Lee, MA., ESTADOS UNIDOS.
Alex Rosenberg Fine Art, N.Y., ESTADOS UNIDOS.
1995-1998 
Women Beyond Borders [1995]. Wifredo Lam Center, La Havana, CUBA. / [1995]. Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA., ESTADOS UNIDOS. / [1996]. ICC Contemporary Gallery, Jerusalem, ISRAEL/ [1996]. Kunstlerhaus, Graz, AUSTRIA/ [august 7/1998]. Wifredo Lam Center, La Havana, CUBA.
1996
Joven Plástica Cubana. Mundo soñado (Young Cuban Art. Dream World), Stable Pavilion of the House of America, February 8-March 24, Madrid, Spain.
Zonder Woorden [march]. Van Reekum Museum, Apeldoorn, HOLANDA.
Arte do momento: Encontro Latino-Americano de Artes (Art of the Moment: Latin American Art Symposium), Antonio Palácio Neto Pavilion, Mons. Bruno Nardini Municipal Park, March, Valinhos, Brazil.
Cuba Siglo xx: Modernidad y sincretismo (20th-century Cuba: Modernity and Syncretism), Atlantic Center of Modern Art, April 16-June 9, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands / La Caixa Cultural Center, July 2-September 1, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands / Art Center, October-December, Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.
Grafische Werke und Skulpturen aus Kuba (Graphic Works and Sculptures from Cuba), Leuengasse Museum, September 25-November 2, Zurich, Switzerland.
La matriz en ciernes. Muestra de arte gráfico cubano contemporáneo (The Matrix in Bloom. Exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Graphic Art), Arts Faculty Exhibition Hall, University of Antioquia,
November-December, Colombia.
1996-1997
Hoy como ayer. La Huella Múltiple (Today Like Yesterday. The Multiple Trace), Development Center for the Visual Arts, December 15, 1996-January, 1997, Havana.
1997
arco ‘97. Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo (International Fair of Contemporary Art), Juan Carlos I Exhibition Center, Habana Gallery, Pavilion 5, Stand 19, February 13-18, Madrid, Spain.
Pervasive Referents. Belkis Ayón, Attila Richard Lukacs, Elsa María Mora, Manuel Ocampo [April 19-May 31]. Phyllis Kind Gallery, N.Y., ESTADOS UNIDOS.
Unmapping the Earth. Speed. Hybrid. Power. Becoming, ‘97 Kwangju Biennale, Art Museum, September 1-November 27, Kwangju, Republic of Korea.
*Participates in the «Hybrid» section.
Policromía de lo negro. Arte cubano contemporáneo (Polychromy of Black: Contemporary Cuban Art), Quintana Monterde Arte Contemporáneo, September 11-October, Mexico City, Mexico.
Encuentro de Grabado ’97 (Symposium of Engraving ’97), Provincial Center of Visual Arts and Design, November, Havana.
1998
Comment peut-on etre cubain? Peinture, Installation, Photographie (How is One a Cuban? Painting, Installation Art, Photography), Maison de L’Amerique Latine, February 9-March 12, Paris / Couvent des Minimes, July, Perpignan, France.
XII Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe (12th San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Engraving), Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, West and Central Halls of the Naval Dockyard, April 30-September 30, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Arte ba 98. Seventh Fair of Art Galleries, General San Martin Municipal Exhibition Center, May 15-24, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Arte Contemporáneo de Cuba / Cuban Contemporay Art Exhibition, Urasoe Museum, June 2- July 5, Okinawa / Hillside Forum Daikanyama, July 18-August 2, Tokyo / Iwaki City Cultural Hall, December 1-7, Iwaki, Japan.
Contemporary Art from Cuba: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island, Arizona State Art Museum, Nelson Fine Art Center and Matthews Center on the main Campus, September 26-December 13, 1998, Tempe, Arizona / Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, January 15-May 2, 1999, San Francisco, California / Cranbrook Art Museum, June 5-August 15, 1999, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan / Austin Museum of Art, September 4-November 14, 1999, Austin, Texas / Grand Rapids Art Museum, February 1-April 23, 2000, Grand Rapids, Michigan / Museum for Latin American Art, May 19-July 28, 2000, Long Beach, California / University Art Museum, University of California, October 10-December 16, 2000, Santa Barbara, California / Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, January-March, 2001, Kansas / University of South Florida, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa Bay, Florida, United States.
Kongo Criollo: Artists in Crossroads, Boricua Gallery Workshop, Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, October 23-November 21, New York, United States.
Estampa’ 98. Salón Internacional del Grabado y Ediciones de Arte Contemporáneo (International Exhibition of Engraving and Contemporary Art Editions), Exhibition Centre in the Madrid Summer Residence, November, Madrid, Spain.
1999
La Huella Múltiple (The Multiple Trace), Center for Conservation, Restoration and Museology (cencrem) / Development Center for the Visual Arts, January 15-February 13, Havana.
The 4th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints [March 12- ]. Kochi, JAPON.
Afro-Cuban Contemporary Graphic Art. Roca, Miranda, Torres and Manso [April 7-August 13]. The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., ESTADOS UNIDOS.
¡Cuba Presente! Trabajando pa’l inglé (Cuba Present! Working for Nothing), Concourse Gallery, Foyer Gallery, Ground Floor and Stalls, Barbican Centre, May 14-June 27, London, Great Britain.
Rituales (Rituals), Contemporary Hall, Casa de las Américas, May-June, Havana.
Feria Internacional de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo Art Paris (Art Paris International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art), Louvre Carrousel, September 16-20, Paris, France.
Kunst-Welten im Dialog / Art Worlds in Dialogue, Ludwig Museum, November 5, 1999-March 5, 2000, Cologne, Germany.
Arte cubano, más allá del papel (Cuban Art Beyond Paper), Caja de Madrid Foundation, Conde Duque Cultural Center, Pedro de Ribera and Juan de Villanueva Halls, December 3, 1999- January, 2000, Madrid, Spain.

MAIN COLLECTIONS

Casa de las Américas, Havana.
José Lezama Lima House-Museum, Havana.
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana.
daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr H.C. Wolfgang Schreiner, Bad Steben, Germany.
Museum of Art / Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.
Galerie Kho Kho René Corail, Fort de France, Martinique.
luag, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States.
Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.
Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany.
Sofía Imbert Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas, Venezuela.
National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana.
National Museum of Engraving, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (moca), Los Angeles, California, United States.
The Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, United States.
The Museum of Modern Art (moma), New York, United States.
The Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California, United States.
coda Museum Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn, Holland.
Antonio Pérez Foundation, Cuenca, Spain.
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas United States.
Alex Rosenberg Fine Art, New York, United States.
Brownstone Foundation, Paris, France.
The Selden Rodman Collection, Art Galleries Ramapo College of New Jersey, United States.
University of Central Florida Library, Orlando, Florida, United States.
Nelson Fine Art Center, Tempe, Arizona, United States.
Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, Holland.
The von Christierson Collection, London, Great Britain.
Metropolitan Pavilion, May 27, New York, United States.
The Farber Collection, New York, Estados Unidos.

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