ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1980 in Cuba, Rubén FUENTES lives and works in Paris after a long stay in Spain.

Before receiving his Master’s degree as well as his PhD from the University of Valencia, Rubén FUENTES was graduated from the Fine Arts Institute of Havana.

With his powerful and unique style recognized in France and abroad, Rubén FUENTES is an artist with glamorous talent, and his works are featured in multiple public collections, such as the Museum of Hunting and Nature (le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature) in Paris, the Confucius Institute as well as public institutions in the USA, Cuba, Switzerland and Spain.

Since 2004, he has participated in numerous collective or solo exhibitions in France, Spain, Switzerland, Cuba, UK, China and the USA. He has been collaborating with Galerie DUMONTEIL since 2016.

“This bestiary which exists only in the fantastic world created by Rubén, appears in known forms by conceiving another leafy and bushy flesh, which is always calm. If the animals look like an ethical monster, trees are figures from a tale by which they seem to tell us: ‘learn from my silence, everything lasts and everything is ephemeral’.

Faced with such a sense of strength and beauty, it is impossible to be indifferent. In this exhibition, we distinguish the animal subjects to events that render them valuable in front of humans: ‘...My works have an extending tree, a forest that populates and covers everything... the wild world triumphs over the civilized world... A world in which the nature has resumed her role of heroin, and as in the Chinese and Japanese landscapes of "shanshui", the human figure is like a small insect, barely perceptible...’”
                                                                                                                             
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CURRICULUM VITAE

Rubén FUENTES

1980 born in Cuba
Currently lives and works in Paris

EDUCATION

2011-2015
PhD in Arts: Production and research. Polytechnic University of Valencia UPV, Spain.

2009-2011
Master of Arts, (area of expertise: Art and Technology). Polytechnic University of Valencia UPV, Spain.

2001-2006
Bachelor of Arts degree, Higher Institute of Arts (ISA). Havana, Cuba. (Recognized by Spanish Ministry of Education, 2011).

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Coexistence, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris (France)

2018
Anthropo-scène, Galerie Felli, Paris (France).

2017
The Sixth extinction, Galerie Dumonteil, New York (USA).

2016
Les rêves du chaman, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris (France).

The souffle, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai (China).

2015
Les sens du paysage, Galerie Felli, Paris (France).

2013
Open studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, (France).

Paysages de l’esprit, Instituto Confucio, Université de Valence (Spain).

2008
Chroniques d’un Cubain en Europe, Fondation Alvargonzález, Gijón (Spain).

2004
Reflets dans l’étang, Casa de cultura de Plaza, La Havane, (Cuba).

SELECTED VISUAL ART GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
PAD (Pavilion Art Design), represented by Galerie Dumonteil, Paris (France)

PAD (Pavilion Art Design), represented by Galerie Dumonteil, Monaco

2018
PAD (Pavilion Art Design), represented by Galerie Dumonteil, Geneva (Switzerland).

2017
PAD (Pavilion Art Design), represented by Galerie Dumonteil, London (UK).

Biennale d'Issy, represented by Galerie Felli, Issy les Moulineaux (France).

PAD (Pavilion Art Design), represented by Galerie Dumonteil, Paris (France).

2016
Guardian Fine Art Asia, represented by Galerie Dumonteil, Pékin, (China).

Paysages intérieurs, Espace Art et Liberté, represented by Galerie Felli, Charenton-le- Pont (France). 

2015
Ours montagne, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (France) Diptych, Galerie Felli, Paris (France).

2014
Sans titre, Galerie Felli, Paris (France).
Biotopographies, Le Corridor, la Cité Internationale des Arts exhibition space, Paris (France).

Re Interprétation, Centre Memoire de l'Avenir, Paris (France).

Open mind, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (France).

Hacerse el chino, Havane Galerie, Zürich (Switzerland).

2012
Wo ist Cuba?, Havane Galerie, Zürich (Switzerland).

Cortadito, Cremata Gallery, Miami, Florida (USA).

XI° Biennale de La Havane, Fortaleza Morro-Cabaña (Cuba).

Ideas en proceso, Reales Atarazanas Valence (Spain).

2011
Art Al Vent IV à VII éditions (2007- 2011), Gata de Gorgos, Valence (Spain). 

2007
Estiu Art Intervencions, Castillo de Denia, Valencia (Spain).

2005
CUBA The Next Generation (II), Center for Cuban Studies, New York (USA).

RESIDENCE

2019 Museum De La Vallée de La Creuse, Éguzon-Chantôme (France)

COLLECTIONS

-Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, (France).
-Instituto Confucio, Université de Valence, (Spain).
-Havane Galerie, Zürich, (Suisse).
-Center for Cuban Studies, New York, (USA).
-Casa Museo José Lezama Lima, La Habana, (Cuba).

HONORS, AWARDS AND GRANTS

2006
Honorable Mention in the Call of the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI) and the Embassy of Spain at Havana (Cuba).

Juan Francisco Elso Production Grant, awarded by the Hermanos Saiz Association, Havana (Cuba).
  

EXHIBITIONS

2019.11.22 – 2020.01.04
Paris, France
2019.06.07 – 2019.07.13
Paris, France
2017.11.30 – 2017.12.31
New York, USA
2017.09.23 – 2017.10.10
Shanghai, China
2016.09.27 – 2016.10.22
Shanghai, China

PUBLICATIONS