Timeline

1970
Born in Trinidad, Cuba
1994
Graduated from the Superior Art Institute of Havana, Havana Cuba
1997
First Prize, Contemporary Art-People’s Award, El Mundo Magazine, Argentaria Foundation. ARCO Fair, Madrid, Spain
2002
Artist in residence, The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, New Castle, UK

Exhibitions

2008
American University Museum of Art, Washington D.C. (solo)
2007
Contemporary Links, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (solo)
Defeated space, Casado-Santa-pau Gallery, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2006
Perpetual free entrance, Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain (solo)
The Limit, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2005
Magnan Project Gallery, New York, NY
Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Salon de arte contemporaneo, Centro de desarrollo de las artes visuales, La Habana, Cuba
Form Follows Dysfunction, Micheal Steinberg Fine Arts, New York, NY
2004
Dos nuevos espacios, Espacio Aglutinador, La Habana,Cuba (solo)
Arte público, Mark Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Sudor. Proyecto de arte público, Havana, Cuba (solo)
Ay, Mami! Program of Cuban video at the Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Festival of Independent Film & Video, Toronto, Canada
2003
Stretch, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Kaap Helder, Oude Rijkswerf Willemsoord, Den Helder, Holland
Sentido Común, Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba
Dreamspaces-Entresueños, Deutsche Bank Lobby Gallery, New York, NY
Rest in Space, Kunstlerhaus, Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Novos Desenhos, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil (solo)
2002
The Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, New Castle, UK (solo)
Ciudad Transportable, Contemporary Art Museum of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (solo)
2001
Túneles Populares, Palacio de Abrahante, Salamanca, Spain (solo)
Los Carpinteros, Galería Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil (solo)
1998
Los Carpinteros. Project Room. Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo ARCO’98, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain (solo)
1996
Todo ha sido reducido a la mitad del original, Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1995
Ingeniería Civil, Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1991
Para Usted, Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás, Havana, Cuba (solo)
Volta Show 2, Ultra Brag, Basel, Switzerland
Fundación ARCO, Museo Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, NY
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

Literature

2002
Smith, Roberta. Retreat From the Wild Shores of Abstraction, New York Times, New York, pp. 31-33, USA, October 18.
2002
Miles, Christopher. Los Carpinteros. Your home is my home: the Global familiarity, Artnexus, No.45, Vol.3, New York, pp. 28-31 [illus.], USA, 2002.
2001
Cembalest, Robin. Where the Rube Goldberg Meets Fafka, Artnexus, New York, pp.150-151 [illus.], USA, February, 2001.
2001
Cheng, Scarlet. Have City, Will Travel the Earth, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, pp.53-54 [illus.], USA, September 23, 2001.
2001
Israel, Nico. VII Bienal de La Habana, Artforum, New York, USA, February.
2001
Sirmans, Franklin. A Mythical Metropolis Materializes in Queens, New York Times, New York [illus.], USA, May 20.
2001
Yablonsky, Linda. Pitching their tents, Time Out, New York, pp.81 [illust.] USA, May 31-June 7.
2001
Arte y parte. Revista de España, Portugal e Iberoamerica, No.31, Febrero-marzo.
2000
Túneles populares, Un proyecto para Atlántica. Atlántica. Revista de Arte y Pensamiento. No.27, Otoño, 2000.
1999
Anselmi, Inés.Entrevista con Los Carpinteros, cat. La Dirección de la Mirada. Arte Actual de Cuba, Stadthaus, Zurich, September 2-October 30,1998/Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Chaux-de Fonds, Switzerland, November 8,1998-January 3,1999.