Arturo Cuenca  (Cuban, 1955) 

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Arturo Cuenca Biography
1985   Premio Salón UNEAC, Havana 1982 - Primer Premio, Salón Paisaje '82 (First Prize Landscape Salon ‘82), National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
1987   Premio Encuentro de Grabado ‘87 (Engraving Encounter Prize), Havana, Cuba
1987   Premio Concurso “13 de Marzo” (March 13th Prize), Havana University, Havana, Cuba
1988   Premio Salón de la Ciudad ‘88, (City Salon Prize), Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana, Cuba
1992   Cintas Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY
  Selected Collections:
National Museum of Fine Arts Permanent Collection, Havana, Cuba
Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba
Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales, Havana, Cuba
Center of Cuban Studies, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, Caracas, Venezuela
Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Miami, FL
Cintas Foundation, New York, NY
Art Space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico
Fundación Metronom, Barcelona, Spain
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
2009   Thorough the Lens, Photography from the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL
2008   Arte no es Vida, Actions by Artist of the Americas 1960-2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
2007   Cuba Avant-Garde, Arte Contemporaneo Cubano from the Farber Collection, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainsville, FL
2007   Work, by Art Science, Edge Zones, Miami, FL (solo)
2006   Arte de Cuba, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2005   Aesthasy (Aesthetic Ecstasy), Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)
2004   New Work-Focus-New York, PSCA, New York, NY (solo)
2003   Photographs: Arturo Cuenca and Eduardo Muñoz, Sicardi Gallery Houston, TX (solo)
2003   New Work, PSCA, New York, NY (solo)
2003   Images of Deception, Curated by Paul Sharpe, New York, NY
2003   Mapas Abiertos (Open Maps), Latin-American Photography (1991- 2002) Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid and Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona
2003   Tinieblas: Poeticas Artisticas de la Violencia, Espai d’ Art Contemporani de Castello EACC, Castello, Spain
2002   Breaking Barriers, Contemporary Cuban Art, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahassee, FL
2002   Arturo Cuenca: a Decade of Transition, PSCA, New York, NY (solo)
2002   New Work City ( utopYssey ), Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001   New Work City, Aroca Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)
2001   Miami Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
2001   Cuban Allure, Colorado Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
2001   Armory Show, New York Art Fair, New York, NY
2001   Fragments, Colleccio Rafael Tous d’ Art Contemporani Museu de la Universitat d’ Alacant, Alacant, Spain
2000   Cuban Allure: Photography, Film and Video, Charlotte, NC
2000   Miami Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
2000   New Work, Ambrosino Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)
2000   Nostalgia Recovered, Digital Works, La Mirada Gallery, CA (solo)
2000   New Work, Galeria Antonio de Barnola, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2000   utopYssey, Galeria Brito Cimino, Sao Paulo, Brasil (solo)
2000   Cuban-American Art 2000, Art in the Embassies Program, United States Interests Section, Havana, Cuba
1999   ARCO 98, Galeria Nina Menocal, Madrid, Spain
1999   Art Chicago ‘98, Galeria Nina Menocal, Chicago, IL
1999   San Francisco Art Fair ‘98, Galeria Nina Menocal, San Francisco, CA
1998   The Promised Man, Emilio Navarro Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
1997   CUBAON: 11 Conceptual Photographers, Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, NY
1997   Summer Group Show, 123 Watts Gallery, Tribeca, New York, NY
1996   V International Contemporary Art Fair Guadalajara ´96, Galería Nina Menocal, Guadalajara, Mexico
1996   Reality Bite: realism in contemporary art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
1995   No soy de aquí (I am not from here), Rubén Gallo Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
1995   Cuba: la isla posible (Cuba: The Possible Island), Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
1995   Sharing Roots: Cuenca and Gory, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL (solo)
1995   Modernbund, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, New York, NY (solo)
1994   Homenaje a José Martí, (In Homage to José Martí), Casa de la Cultura de Tlaxcala, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1993   Arturo Cuenca: A Decade of Photographs: 1983-1993, INTAR Latin American Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1992   Arturo Cuenca, M. Gutierrez Fine Arts, Miami, FL (solo)
1992   José Bedia, Arturo Cuenca, Italo Scanga, Porter Randall Gallery, La Joya, CA
1991   5 Artistas cubanos (15 Cuban Artists), Ninart Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico
1991   Selected works of Arturo Cuenca, Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Miami, FL (solo)
1990   Los cubanos llegaron ya (Cubans are Coming), Ninart Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico