Agustin Cárdenas  (Cuban, 1927-2001) 

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Agustin Cárdenas Biography
1927   Born: in Matanzas, Cuba
1943 - 1949   Beaux-Arts Academy of San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba
1953   received the Segundo Premio at the VI Salón Nacional de Pintura y Escultura, Salones del Capitolio Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1951 - 1955   Member of Asociación de Grabadores de Cuba (AGC), Havana, Cuba
1953 - 1955   Member of the creative group Los Once, Havana, Cuba
1955   Moved to France
1955   Awarded with the Silver Medal XXXVII, Salón de Bellas Artes, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
1957   Joined the Surrealist movement
1961   Prize of Sculpture in Biennial of Paris
1968   Started working in his studio in Nogent sur Marne, France
1976   Awarded with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and with the Fujisankey Biennal Prize at the Hakone Open Air Museum, Fujisankey, Japan
1995   Received the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas by the Cuban Ministry of Culture
2001   Died: in Cuba
Selected Exhibitions
2002   Desires and Grace, Haim Chanin Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2000   Abstract Art: Tono a Tono, Salón de la Solidaridad, Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba
1999   Art-World in Dialogue, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
1998   Internation Festival of Biarritz, France (solo)
Augustin Cardenas - Jean Prouvé, Maison Verte, Paris, France
1997   Retrospective, Galeria del Credito Valtellinese, Milan, Italy (solo)
Le Surréalisme et l'Amour, Pavillon des Arts, Paris, France
The Art Show, Jeffrey H. Loria, New York, NY
1996   The Art Show, Jeffrey H. Loria, New York, NY
The Magic of the Volume, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba
1993   Agustín Cárdenas, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, Havana, Cuba (solo)
IAM, Miami, FL
1992   Galerie JGM, Paris, France (solo)
International Art Esposition Arco, Caracas, Venezuela
Galerie du Château, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1991   International Art Exhibition, Miami, FL (solo)
Art Exhibiton in Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1990   Bois, Galerie JGM, Paris, France
FIAC, Paris, France
1989   Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Salon de Mars, Paris, France
1988   Galerie JGM, Paris, France (solo)
Trente ans de Sculpture, Galerie JGM, Paris, France
1987   Open Air Museum, Yorkshire, UK
Corea Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1984   FIAC, Paris, France (solo)
1982   Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
1980   Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1978   Festival of Lyon, Lyon, France
1973   Biennale Internationale de la Petite Sculpture II, Budapest, Hungary
1972   Musée Galleria, Paris, France
1971   Sculptures, Parc Floral, Paris, France
1969   Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL
Biennale de Sculpture, Antwerp, Belgium
1968   International Biennale of Sculpture, Carrara, Italy
1967   Biennale Internationale de Sculpture, Carrara, Italy
1965   Babel 65, Musée Galliera, Paris, France
L'Art Latino Américain, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1964   Monparnasse haute, Margarete Lauter Galerie, Mannheim, Germany
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
Exposition de l'Art latino american, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1963   Salon de la Jeune Sculpture, Paris, France
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
Exposition de l'Art latino Americain, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1962   L'Objet, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
Exposition de l'Art Latino Americain, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1961   Art Cubain Contemporain, Gallerie du Dragon
Galerie Suzanne de Connink, Paris, France
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
Exposition Internacionale du Surréalisme, D'Arcy Gallery, New York, NY
1960   Cent sculpteurs de Daumier à nos jours, Musée de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
1959   Exposition internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie Daniel Cordier, Paris, France
Galerie de La Cour d'Ingres, Paris, France
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
1957   Hommage de la Sculpture a Brancusi, Paris, France
Galerie Suzanne de Connink, Paris, France
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
1956   Gallery L'Etoile Scellée, Paris, France
Galerie Suzanne de Connink, Paris, France
Salon de la Jeune Sculpture, Paris, France
1954   Contemporary Plastic, Havana, Cuba
1950   IV Exposición Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, Centro Asturiano, Havana, Cuba
Selected Public Collections
  Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
  Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
  Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
  Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
  Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
  National Museum, La Havane, Cuba
  Musée d’Art Moderne, Caracas, Venezuela
  Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Literature
2008   Pau-Llosa, Ricardo. Cárdenas, Agustín. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008