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

2020
The Dreams of a Tree, Le musée de la vallée de la Creuse, Eguzon, France

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
From Shaman's Dream, 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 GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Portrait of a Bird, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
Jardin d’Eden, Galerie Dumonteil, Paris, France
The Carnival of Animals, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
Paris, as a Destination, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

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

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
35, New Space Opening Exhibition, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

2016
Guardian Fine Art Asia, represented by Galerie Dumonteil, Beijing, 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
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France
Instituto Confucio, Université de Valence, Spain
Havane Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland 
Center for Cuban Studies, New York, USA
Casa Museo José Lezama Lima, La Habana, Cuba
RESIDENCY & AWARDS/GRANTS

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

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

2020.10.22 – 2020.11.21
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.09.19 – 2020.12.26
Shanghai, China
2020.06.20 – 2020.08.01
38 rue de l’Université - 75007 Paris
2020.01.09 – 2020.03.01
Shanghai, China
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