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PAVEL ACOSTA


Visual Artist and Photographer

 

Education

2003   Masters of Fine Arts. Higher Institute of Arts (ISA,) Havana, Cuba.

1993  Visual Arts Professional Degree. Academy of Fine Arts, Camaguey, Cuba.

1989  Visual Arts Degree – Medium Level. Vocational School of Visual Arts, Camaguey, Cuba.

 

Scholarships / Awards (Selection)

2015    Guttenberg Art Residence, New Jersey, US

2013    Prix Pictet Nominee, United Kingdom.

2011   Artists’ Summer Institute. Creative Capital/Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, NYC, US.

2008   Three Islands Workshop Residency. Triangle Arts Trust/Gasworks. Orkneys, Scotland, UK.

            Residency. International School for Jain Studies, New Dehli, India.

2006  Batiscafo Residency. Gasworks, London, UK/Havana, Cuba.

2004  CAFKA 04 Award.  Peace  of Mind.  Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area, Kitchener, Canada.

2003  Artist Residency. National School of Fine Arts, Paris, France.

 

Solo Shows (Selection)

2015  Present Work. Guttenberg Art Residence Gallery, New Jersey, US

2014  Stolen from the Met. Zadok Gallery. Miami. US

2009  Works by Pavel Acosta. The Print Studio, Hamilton, Canada.

2002   Private Zones, Common Places. Centre for the Development of the Visual Arts (CDAV), Havana, Cuba.

2001   Auto-reverse. Union of Cuban Artists and Writers (UNEAC), Julián Morales Gallery, Camaguey. Cuba.

 

 

Group Shows (Selection)

2015 

The Light in Cuban Eyes. a group exhibition of contemporary Cuban photography. Robert Mann Gallery, NY

In Praise of Folly. curated by Jin Y. Hwang Coleman, in The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS), Brooklyn, NY

2014   

Source Material. Lehman College Art Gallery. NY

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

Romances. Under the Bridge. Curator: Peter Menéndez. Miami. US

2013

Sgorbati Projects inaugural exhibition. New York, US.

Caribbean Cream. BrutEdge Gallery. New Jersey. US.

El Museo’s Bienal 2013: Here is where we jump. El Museo del Barrio. New York, US.

Art Southampton. Contemporary & Modern Art Fair. New York. US.

Art Wynwood Fair. Miami. US.

2012

Caribbean, Crossroads of the World. El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, US.

2011

Instantometraje, Batiscafo project , “Continentes”, 8va Biennial of

Mercosul, October 2011.

Torbellino II, Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba

2010

Juxtapositions: The Collector, the Art and the Collection. Caribbean, Latin American & LatinoWorks from the Benjamin Ortiz Collection. Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, US.

Off the Record. Edge Zones, Miami, Florida, US.

Del Pí al Pa. Gallery Villa Manuela. National Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

10&2. Contemporary Photography. Galerías Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2009

Ajiaco.  Lyman Allyn Art Museum/ Hispanic Alliance. New Haven, US.

Cuestión de Zona. Gallery Collage Havana, Havana, Cuba.

Open Studio La Casa Nostra. X Havana Biennial. Calle K, e/ 15 y 17, Vedado,  Havana, Cuba.

Open Studio LaZona. X Havana Biennial. Corrales 665, e/ Carmen y Figuras, Havana, Cuba.

REMIX. X Havana Biennial. La Casa. Calle 17, No. 609, e/ B y C, Vedado, Havana, Cuba

2008

Exhibition of the Three Islands Workshop Residency. Triangle Arts Trust/Gasworks. Islas Orkneys, Escocia, UK.

2007

Latino Latino, IILA (Instituto Italo Latino Americano). Palermo, Lecce, Bari, Cosenza, Trapani, Napoli, Italy.

Killing Time. Exit Art, New York, USA.

2006

Waiting List. Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Utilitarian Dreams. Batiscafo Residency. Headquarters of Vivarta Studio Theatre. Havana, Cuba.

Flight/Vuelo. University of Glasgow / G12 Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.

2005

Utilitarian Dreams. Brighton Festival of the Digital Moving Image, CINECTY/Lighthouse Foundation, Brighton, UK.

2004

Fleorescencia/Fluorescence. School of Arts and Letters. University of Havana, Cuba.

Peace of Mind. Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener Area. Kitchener, Canada.

Fear no Art. La Cámara Oscura. Galería Provincial de Arte, Matanzas, Cuba.

2003

Güines Record. Collective Performance. VIII Havana Biennial of Art. ENEMA Collective, Pabellón Cuba-Güines. Havana, Cuba.

Morcilla. Collective Performance. VIII Havana Biennial of Art. ENEMA Collective, La Cabaña Casttle. Havana, Cuba.

ENEMA Billboard Collective Performance. VIII Havana Biennial of Art. ENEMA Collective, Pabellón Cuba. Havana, Cuba.

New Crop Havana. ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A

Sarayeye. Collective Performance. ENEMA Collective. School of Arts and Letters,  Havana, Cuba.

From a Black Hole. Cultural Centre of Spain, Havana, Cuba.

2002

From a Black Hole. Cuba . Son Space, Pals, Spain. De Miguel Gallery, Munich, Germany; Gallery Christian Dam, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Otra mirada. Visual Arts Auction. Centre for the Development of the Visual Arts. Havana, Cuba.

Recursos humanos. Collective performance. Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Marca registrada. Collective performance. Gallery 23 & 12, Havana, Cuba.

Huella Múltiple. Centre for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Dibujo en trece etapas. Huella Múltiple Event. La Casona Gallery. Havana, Cuba.

ENEMA. Multimedia Event, during the week of the Camagueyanian Culture. Camaguey, Cuba.

Copyright. Cultural Centre of Spain. Havana, Cuba.

Presentation of  ENEMA  No. 4 (magazine). Wifredo Lam Center. Havana, Cuba

2001

First National Video-Art Festival. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba-Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC), Havana, Cuba

Suelo Raso. San Lázaro Church, December 17, Santiago de las Vegas, Havana, Cuba

You see what you feel; we see. Collective performance. CDAV, Havana, Cuba.

Presentation of  Notinema  II. (Virtual television channel). 3rd Contemporary Cuban Art Salon,  Havana, Cuba.

Llega y Pon. 3rd Contemporary Cuban Art Salon. Higher Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba.

Paladar El arte cubano. Mona Lisa Restaurant, Havana, Cuba

ENEMA. Multimedia event. Second Week of Young Art from Santa Clara. Villa Clara. Cuba.

ENEMA Multimedia event. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba,  Havana, Cuba

Mezclilla. Collective performance. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Presentation of ENEMA No. 4 (magazine). Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Havana, Cuba.

Amarrados Collective performance. Romerías de Mayo. Holguín, Cuba.

ENEMA Vs Guests  Collective performance. Latin American Stadium. Havana, Cuba.

Dibujo en nueve etapas  Collective performance. 1st Visual Arts Biennial from Trinidad. Cuba

Sarayeye Collective performance. Higher Institute of Art. Havana, Cuba.

Breaking the Ice Collective performance. Higher Institute of Art. Havana, Cuba.

2000

Habana – ISA –Club. 7th Havana Biennial. Higher Institute of Art. Havana, Cuba

Presentation of  Notinema  I. (Virtual television channel). VII Havana Biennial. ENEMA collective. Havana, Cuba.

Travelling exhibition Collective performance. ENEMA. Opening of the 7th Havana Biennial. Havana, Cuba.

Presentation of ENEMA No. 2 y 3. Multimedia event, at the presentation of ENEMA magazine. Havana, Cuba.

Homage to Lázaro. Collective performance. ENEMA. Mariano No.213 between San Pablo & Auditor, Cerro. Havana, Cuba.

North Coast.  Collective Performance. ENEMA. Marianao beaches,  Havana, Cuba.

Creative Space   Collective Performance. ENEMA. Higher Institute of Art. Havana, Cuba.

Ni a la izquierda ni a la derecha. 1st Week of Young art from Santa Clara. Santa Clara, Cuba.

Presentation of ENEMA No.1  (Art Magazine) Havana, Cuba.

1999

Time as Space. Higher Institute of Art. Havana, Cuba.

Fotocopiart. CDAV. Havana, Cuba.

Salon of the City. Alejo Carpentier Gallery. Camagüey, Cuba.

1998

Proyecto vuelo. (Public Intervention). School of Arts and Letters. University of Havana. Cuba.

Esto no Tiene Nombre . 2nd Contemporary Cuban Art Salon. ISA, Havana, Cuba .