by Carlos Montes de Oca, Cuban b. 1968.
57 x 98 in. oil on canvas, signed, inscribed and titled by the artist on the back.
Gold leaf modern floater frame.
Carlos Alberto Fernández Montes de Oca
Born in Camagüey, Cuba, 1968
Self-taught artist, he has accomplished courses on engraving techniques: Serigraphy Course, René Portocarrero Workshop (1989), Havana, Cuba and Course of Chalcography, Higher Institute of Arts, Havana. He has fulfilled individual exhibitions in Cuba, United States and Mexico and group exhibitions in Cuba, Panama, Mexico, United States, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Equator among other countries. He has participated in Contemporary Cuban Art Salons in Cuba as well as in Caribbean Biennials. His works are in collections of Cuba, United States and Mexico.
1989 Course on Serigraphy, René Portocarrero Workshop, Havana
1993 Chalcography, Higher Institute of Arts, Havana
Solo Shows (selection)
2007ZEN Sentido ( ZEN Sense),La Casona Gallery, Havana
2005 15/8/68/8/4/05 Diary, Villa Manuela Gallery, UNEAC, Havana
2004 Contracción (Contraction), Pequeño Espacio, CNAP, Havana
2002 Consagración de la Persistencia (Consecration of Persistence), Wifredo Lam Center for Contemporary Arts, Havana / Vuelo Estático (Static flight), Couturier Gallery, Los Ángeles, California
2001 Para Andar en Aguas Oscuras (To walk in dark waters), Habana Gallery, Havana / Carlos Alberto Montes de Oca:Recent Work, Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico DF
Group Shows (selection)
2009Glamour de Occidente (Glamour of the West), House of Mexico, Collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial
2008 Isla in Continente, National Gallery of Art, FUNDARTE, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
2007 Through the mirror: Today´s Cuban Art, Allegro Gallery, Panama City
2006-2009 Confluencias. Inside. Contemporary Cuban Art, Clavijero Palace, Morelia, Michoacán; José Luis Cuevas Museum, Mexico DF; Museum of Modern Art of Toluca, Mexico; Juárez Institute of Culture, Villahermosa; Museum of Art of Zapopan, MAZ, Jalisco; Exhibit Hall of the State Arts Center, Mexicali, Baja California
2006 Aurora: The art purifies, Performance, Ninth Havana Biennial / Auction 2006, MoLAA Awards, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California
2005 Sol Luminoso II (Shining Sun II), Bernau Gallery, Berlín /Rampa: Signaling New Latin American Art Initiatives, ASU, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona / IV Salón de Arte Contemporáneo, Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana
2004 Household chores, Gender, race and social groups, Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana
2003 V Biennial of the Caribbean, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Humanitarian Auction Contemporary Cuban Art, Casa de Las Américas, Havana
2002 Interacidade, Arlindo Daibert Gallery of the Bernardo Mascarenhas Cultural Center, Minas Gerais, Brazil / 16 Cuban Artists in Beirut, Palace of UNESCO, Lebanon
2001 VII International Cuenca Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Ecuador / III Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, CDAV, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana / Cuba Infinite Island, Museum of Costa Rican Art, San José
2000 Artists from Camagüey, Havana Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
ASU Art Museum, Arizona State University. Tempe. AZ. USA
Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico DF. Mexico
Darrel Couturier Gallery. Los Angeles. CA. USA
Diana Lowenstein Fine Art. Miami. FL. USA