Bio

Born in Havana, Cuba
Lives and works in US

 

EDUCATION

MFA University of Miami, Florida, 1998

MA Higher Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba, 1989

BA San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, 1981

 

FORTHCOMING PROJECT

UTOPÍAS PARALELAS, Esbaluard Museu d’Art Modern I Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2020

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

DISPLACEMENTS, IDEOBOX, Miami, FL, 2018/19

JOURNEYS: A DIALOG WITH TIME Recent works by Florencio Gelabert, Museum of Art + Design, Miami, FL, 2015

CRACK & WASTE, Urban Views, Praxis International Art, Miami, FL, 2010

LINES & CONCAVITIES, RL Art Projects, New York, NY, 2009

INTERSECTIONS, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, Miami, FL, 2008

PERSONAL LANDSCAPES, Magnan Emrich Contemporary, New York, NY, 2006

VACIO, Galería Fernando Serrano, Moguer, Spain, 2000

PARADISE O, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2000

HERRAMIENTAS, Galería Euroamericana, Caracas, Venezuela, 1999

NEW WORKS, Joan Guaita Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 1999

THE SOUND OF THE FOREST, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela, 1999

THE SOUND OF THE FOREST, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá, Panama,1998

FLORENCIO GELABERT-BEYOND VIOLENCE, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1998

THE SEASONS, Intar Gallery, New York, NY, 1998

BREAKING GROUND, Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, US, 1996

THE USELESSNESS USE, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL, 1994

COMPRESSION II, Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico, 1994

ESCULTURAS, Galería Balance, Mexico City, Mexico, 1989

PROJECTS AND SCULPTURES, Socrates Sculpture Park & Gallery, New York, NY, 1989

ESCULTURAS, Galería de Arte Casa de la Cultura de Plaza, Havana, Cuba, 1984

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

ZONA MACO Art Fair, Art Nexus Stand, Mexico City, Mexico, 2020

UN LARGO VIAJE: ARTE CUBANO CONTEMPORANEO, Art Nexus Foundation, Bogotá, Colombia, 2019

UTOPÍAS PARLELAS, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain, 2019

DESTINATION: LATIN AMERICA, LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA, US, 2019/20

THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN THE WORLD, Museum of Black Civilization, Dakar, Senegal, Dec 2018/19

MÚLTIPLES 1/86, Art Nexus Foundation, Bogota, Colombia, 2018

OFF/ BY / FOR, American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, Miami, FL, 2017/18

DESTINATION: LATIN AMERICA, South Bend Museum of Art, IN, US, 2018

THE GLOBAL SOUTH VISIONS & REVISIONS FROM THE CAPRILES BRILLEMBOURG COLLECTION, Pinta Art Fair, Miami, FL, 2016

DESTINATION: LATIN AMERICA, Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, New York, NY, 2016

FRAGMENTATIONS AND OTHER PARABLES, Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL, 2016

WILD NOISE: Bronx/Havana, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, 2016

100+DEGREES IN THE SHADE A Survey of South Florida Art at Art & Design Space, Miami, FL, 2015

BEHIND THE WALL PROJECT at 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba, 2015

CARIBBEAN: TOGETHER APART, Luciano Benetton Collection, Treviso, Italy, 2014

BEHIND THE WALL, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, NY, 2014

FROM AFRICA TO THE AMERICAS, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Miami, FL, 2013

DISRUPTED NATURE, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA, 2013

OBSERVED, IMAGINED and RECREATED, Longwood Art Gallery, NY, US, 2011

11th HAVANA BIENNIAL, Havana, Cuba, 2012

CASE STUDIES FROM THE BUREAU OF CONTEMPORARY ART, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe,

NM, 2010/11

XXXI BIENAL DE PONTEVEDRA “UTROPICOS”, Galicia, Spain, 2010

X AÑOS de TEOR/eTICA, Fundación ARS TEOR/eTICA, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2009

THE (S) FILES BIENNAL, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, 2007

INTERSECTIONS/INTERSECCIONES, Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, US, 2004

DREIDIMENSIONAL, Galerie Aus Baden-Wuntemberg, Berlin, Germany, 2003

IV BIENAL BARRO DE AMERICA, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela, 2002

INSIDE AND OUT: CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE, VIDEO & INSTALLATIONS

Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, 2001

UPPSALA CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNIAL, Uppsala, Sweden, 2000

III BIENAL BARRO DE AMERICA, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela, 1998

MESOTICA III, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1998

 

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS 

The Paraiso Park at Gran Paraiso on The Bay, Miami, FL, 2019

Garden of the Arts, City of Hialeah, Florida, US, 2015

FIU Sculpture Garden at Biscayne Campus, North Miami, FL, 2008

Miami Dade College, Miami, US, 2006

West Harlem Art Fund, New York, US, 2006

Goldberg Collection at Nassau County Museum, Long Island, NY, 2003

Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL, 2001

Centro Cultural de Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico, 1994

Absolute Vodka, New York, NY, 1992

Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY, 1989

 

AWARD & RESIDENCIES 

2006/12 Chashama Art Studios Fellowship, New York, NY

2011     Northern Manhattan Artist Alliance Grant 2010/11, New York, NY

2010     Urban Artist Initiative Fellowship 2009/10, New York, US

Northern Manhattan Artist Alliance Grant 2009/10, New York, NY

Viewing Program, Drawing Center, New York, NY

2008     Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

2005     CAF Award, New York, NY

Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, US

1996     Contemporary Artists Center, Massachusetts, US

1995     Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, US

1994     Artist in Residency at Tijuana Cultural Center, Tijuana, Mexico

1993     Fundación Santa Cruz, La Mancha, Spain

1992      Absolut Freedom Award, Vodka Absolut Campaign, New York, NY

1990      First International Contest of Wood Sculpture Toluca’ 90, Toluca, Mexico

1988/89 Socrates Sculpture Park Artist in Residency, New York, NY

 

MUSEUM & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

JORGE M. PÉREZ COLLECTION, Florida, FL, 2017

M.A. WEALTH MANAGEMENT, Long Beach, CA, 2016

CAPRILES BRILLEMBOURG COLLECTION, Miami, FL, 2016

MUSEUM OF ART+DESIGN at Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, 2015

LUCIANO BENETTON COLLECTION, Treviso, Italy, 2013

PEREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI, Florida, FL, 2013

MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART, Long Beach, CA, 2013

VIN & SPRITHISTORISKA MUSEET, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012

MUSEO NACIONAL DE BELLAS ARTES, Havana, Cuba, 2011

NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART, Purchase, NY, 2010

GOLDBERG COLLECTION at NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM, Long Island, NY, 2004

THE PATRICIA & PHILLIP FROST ART MUSEUM, FIU, Miami, FL, 2002

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, North Miami, FL, 2002

BASS MUSEUM OF ART, Miami Beach, FL, 2001

ELLA FONTANALS-CISNEROS COLLECTION, Miami, FL, 2001

NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART, Santa Fe, NM, 2000

LOWE ART MUSEUM, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 2000

MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, Panama City, Panama, 1998

MUSEO DE ARTE Y DISEÑO CONTEMPORANEO, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1998

NSU ART MUSEUM, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1997

CISNEROS COLLECTION, Caracas, Venezuela, 1994

 

SELECTED LECTURES & CONFERENCES

2016           Guest Lecturer of the American Institute of Architecture at the First Meeting of Modernist

Architecture, Havana, Cuba

2015        Lecturer, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

2010        Visiting Artist Presentation, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, US

Visiting Artist Presentation, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY

2009         Presentation, Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut, US

Presentation, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, Miami, FL

2005         Presentation, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, US

2001         Presentation, Foro Puerto de las Artes, Palos de Moguer, Spain

2000         Presentation, Uppsala Biennial at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Lecturer, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2000-01    Visiting professor, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

1999         Presentation, Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela

Lecturer, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

1998-00    Lecturer, University of Miami, FL

1998         Presentation, Museo Arte Moderno de Panamá, Panama

1994         Lecturer, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, US

1993         Lecturer, Florida International University, Miami, FL

1990         Lecturer, Social Security Institute, Mexico City, Mexico

1988       Lecturer, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

Mateo, David: Florencio Gelabert; Desmaterialización de la Escultura, Artcronica, Cuba, 2019

Francine, Birbragher: Florencio Gelabert, Ideobox Artspace, Art Nexus, US, Mar-May 2019

Matos, Dennys: Displacements: Florencio Gelabert, El Nuevo Herald, Miami, December 28, 2018

Montero, Hortensia: Desplazamientos, Art On Cuba, Cuba, December 19, 2018

Batet, Janet: Florencio Gelabert Museum of Art + Design, Freedom Tower, Art Nexus, US, Sep-Nov, 2015

Cerejido, Elizabeth: Between Materiality and Metaphor: Florencio Gelabert’s Sculptural Journeys,” Art On Cuba, Sep 2015

Tschida, Anne: Art journeys through the decaying worlds of Miami and Cuba, Knight Arts, Miami, June 22, 2015

Isaac, Andres: Florencio Gelabert: Expansión y Tiempo, El Nuevo Herald, Miami, June 14, 2015

Davidov, Shelly: Journeys: A Dialogue With Time, Miami NewTimes, Miami, June 11, 2015

Herrera Ysla, Nelson: Sculpture from one island to others, Art Nexus, USA/Colombia, Dec-Jan-Feb, 2012/13

Menendez, Ernesto: Florencio Gelabert Islands for a friend, Art Experience NYC, USA, Summer 2012

Moreno, Sarah: The Crossroads of Man and Nature. The Miami Herald, Sunday, January 4, 2009

Falconer, Morgan: The (S) Files 007. Art News, October, NY, US, 2007

Gladstone, Valerie: Florencio Gelabert at Magnan Emrich Contemporary. Art News, March, NY, US, 2007

Turner, Elisa: Florencio Gelabert at Ambrosino Gallery. Art News, January, NY, US, 2003

Jeffett, William: Active Ingredients. Contemporary, December, London, England, 2003

Jeffett, William: Florencio Gelabert. New York Arts, September, NY, US, 2000

Cotter, Holland: Art in Review: Florencio Gelabert. The New York Times, February 21, NY, US, 1997


Florencio Gelabert - 2020