SAN JUAN Rafael

STUDIES:

2002 Graduate in Art Design from the International Cinema School and Higher Institute of Art in Cinema, Radio and Television, Cuba

2001 Graduate in Scenographic Design, organized by the Ludwig Foundation

1998 Graduate in Plastic  Arts Teaching and Learning, Higher Institute of Art of Cuba

1996 Graduate from San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy of Cuba

1993 Post Grade Studies in Human Anatomy at Salvador Allende Higher Institute of Medical Science, Cuba

1991 Graduate in Ceramic, organized by the National Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Cuba

 

MONUMENTAL SCULPTURES

2016 "Homenaje", forged and shaped steel 5.78 meters hight, Altosano Urban Complex in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

2015 Sculpture of the series  " Fragmentos Inconclusos" reinforced cement, 5.80x2.20x1.90 meters, Bolongo Real Estate Premises, Punta de Mita, Nayarit

2015 " Nerea" reinforced and forged steel, 6.30 high, Nerea building by award wining architect Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon at Guadalajara Country Club

2015 " Primavera", forged and welded steel, 8.20 meters high, Malecon and Galiano Street in Havana Cuba

2015 " Sueños" forged and welded steel, 5.60 x3.20 x1.80 meters, Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City, Mexico

2013  Sculptural complex " Otoño" , five reinforced shaped steel pieces, 5 meters high each, Central Park Guadalajara Building, Mexico

2011 Sculptural complex of three 8 meter high reinforced cement pieces of the series" Fragmentos Inconclusos" at Peninsula Tower by award wining architect Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, Mexico City

2008 12 piece sculptural complex of 3 to 7 meter high, steel and concrete sculptures at the Tapalpa Golf Country Club, Jalisco, Mexico

2007 " Exodo" , driftwood and steel , 9x3x1.78 meters, San Jose del Cabo in Baja California Sur, Mexico

2004 Monumental Sculptural Project " Holocausto", bronze 5.30x7.50 meters , Guadalajara, Mexico

2002 Bust of Mayor General Ignacio Agramonte, National Center of Ex-Combatants of the Revolution, Cuba

2001 "Un Corazon para el Cayo Marmol", ceramic, 2.30 x 110 x 0.70 at Cayo Largo del Sur, Cuba

1999 Project to homage Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, bronze 3.80 meters high at the Teatro Nacionla de Cuba, Havana , Cuba

1998 " Fabio", bronze plaque at the Copacabana Hotel, Havana, Cuba

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2012 " La Muerte de un Proyecto" installation made of human bones, variable measurments at the 11 th Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba

2009 " Ataduras", painting exhibition, Guadalajara, Country Club, Guadalajara, Mexico

        " Contencion" 10th Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba

2008 " Sistole Perpetua", sculpture exhibition San Pancho Cultural Center, Nayarit, Mexico

2006 " Origenes", sculpture exhibition , Modern Art Museum Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Jal.

2005 "Origenes" sculpture exhibition, Old San Antonio Temple, Tapalpa, Jalisco, Mexico

2004 " Holocausto" Exhibition of the bronze model for the monumental project titled Holocaust, Modern Art Museum Raúl Anguiano

         " Holocausto2 unveiling of the bronze model for the monumental project titled Holocausto at the Seat of the Guadalajara Hebrew 

          Community, Guadalajara, Mexico

2002 Design and creatition of the Cuba Pavillion, International Book Fair FIL, Guadalajara, Mexico 

         "Lucha, una eterna ideologia" Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

         " Hueco Muscular" National Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Cuba

2001 " Reencuentros" Fayad Jamis Gallery, Cuba

2000 " Patria" Higher Art Institute, Valencia Spain

1999 "Fabio, Otra Dimension" , Provincial Plastic Art and Design Center, Cuba

1996 2 De Puertas para Adentro", Provincial Plastic Art and Design Center, Cuba

1995 " Lineas", Press Center, Maracaibo, Venezuela

1995 "Terriblemente Inocente" Shared exhibition with Zaida del Río at the Gran Teatro de la Habana Garcia Lorca, Cuba

1993" Inicios" René Portocarrero Gallery, Cuba

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:

2010 "Opcion Multiple" San Juan Art Foundation Venue, Plaza de Arte, Guadalajara, Jal.

        " Negro es un color" Punto Cero, Mexico City, Mexico

2009 " Relación Irracional" 1st Installations Symposium, San Pancho Cultural Center, Nayarit, Mexico

         " Negro es un color", San Juan Art Foundation Venue, Plaza de Arte, Guadalajara, Mexico

         " ¿Evolucion?" Art Latina, Visual Arts Development Center, Cuba

         Showcase of the Permanent Collection, Lezama Lima Museum, Cuba

         1st Symposium on Monumental Sculpture, San Pancho Cultural Center, Nayarit, Mexico

         CODEMA, 10th Biennial of Havana, Collateral Exposition, Cuba

2008  Art Fest 2008, Guadalajara, Mexico

          Ida Victoria Gallery, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

          Gallery 8, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

          Sol y Luna Gallery, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

2007 " Cavidades Sin Fin" Art Latina, State Center  of the Arts, Mexicalli, Baja California, Mexico

2006  Cow Parade, Guadalajara, Mexico

        " Rumbo al Guggenheim", Raul Anguiano Modern Art Museum, Guadalajara, Mexico

         " Anna Frank", Zapopan MAZ Art Museum, Zapopan, Mexico

2004 Collective Exhibition at Casa Gallo, Alejandro Gallo Cultural Foundation

2001 6th International Biennial of Ceramics, Museum of Ceramics, Cuba

        7th Biennial of Havana, Museum of Ceramics, Cuba

        International Biennial of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2000 "Arte Cubano" Blue Circle Gallery, Chicago, USA

1999  Collective exhibition Havana-San Francisco, Cuba, USA

         Sculpture Exhibition, Teodoro Ramos Blanco Gallery, Cuba

1998  Exhibition by the professors of the San Alejandro Fine Arts School at the international " Académica" Event, Cuba

        "Ceramistas" Ceramics workshop at Parque Lenin, Cuba

1997  Exhibition and Donation, Lezama Lima Foundation, Cuba

          6th Biennial of Havana, Cuba

1992 Collective Exhibition at René Portocarrero Gallaery, Cuba

1991  Exhibition at René Portocarrero Gallery, Cuba

 

PRIZES AND DISTINCTIONS

2002  to " Lucha, Eterna Ideologia", Cuban Festival, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

2001 First Prize to the play" Un Enano en la Botella" , First Monolgue Festival, Miami, USA

2001 Distinction for the scuklptural installation" LAa Rueda y el Aro2 granted by the Bates University, Maine USA

2000 Unique prize at the 1st Winter Salon at the Second Graduates Meeting of the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, Cuba

1995 Distinction for the puiece presented at 2 Lineas" exhibition at the Press Center in Maracaibo, Venezuela

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

2005 Jesus Alvarez Castillo Foundation, Guadalajara, Mexico, " Origenes"

2002 National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuba, "Sentimientos Ocultos"

        National Museum of Cuban Contemporary Ceramics, Havana, Cuba

1997 Lezama Lima Museum Foundation, Havana Cuba " San Juan de Pasmos"

* Many of the artist's work are in private collections in Europe, the USA, Latin America and Israel.