Timeline

1967
Born in Havana, Cuba
1993
Artist in residence project, City of Düsseldorf and the Paul Pozzoza Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
1989–1994
Studies at the Institute of Fine Arts of Cuba
1995
Artist in residence project, City of Biel-Bienne, Pro Helvetia and the Canton of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
1996
Artist in residence project, Art in General, New York
1997
Artist in residence project, Civitella Ranieri Center, Umbertide, Italy
1998
Artist in residence project, at the Mario Abreu Museum, Maracay, Venezuela
1998
Artist in residency project, Yaddo Corporation, New York, USA
1999
Artist in residency project, Parts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2005
Monaco International Contemporary Art Price, Monaco, France
Lives and works in Havana, Cuba and Madrid, Spain

Exhibitions

2010
Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany (solo)
2010
IMMA, Museum of Modern Art Ireland, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
2010
Tampa Musem, Florida, USA (solo)
2009
Contemporary Art of Latin America, 53 Venice Biennale, Artiglerie, Italy
2009
Carlos Garaicoa : La enmienda que hay en mí. Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
2009
The Observatory, Expo and presentation of the Public work for the City of Castleford, Art Council, the City of Castleford and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2009
Carlos Garaicoa, Colateral 10 Bienal de La Habana
2009
Carlos Garaicoa, Galería Luisa Strina, Sao Pablo, Brasil
2009
Carlos Garaicoa, La Caja Negra, Madrid
2009
Paço das Artes e o MIS de São Paulo, Brazil
2009
Videos in the Street Project , Murcia, Spain
2009
53 Venice Biennale, Artiglerie, Italy
2009
Cartografías Disidentes, Oi Futuro, Río de Janeiro
2009
Cartografías Disidentes, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, Venezuela
2009
Cartografías Disidentes, Centro Cultural de España, Mexico
2008
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Art Basel Miami Beach
2008
Cartografías Disidentes (itinerancia), Centro Cultural de São Paulo, Brazil
2008
Farewell to Post-Colonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial, 2008, Guangdong Museum of art, CHINA
2008
Lança Cuba, Gentil Carioca, Río de Janeiro, Brasil
2008
La Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2008
Revolucion o Rizoma, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China
2007
Latin Kings Music Vol. I-V, Elba Benitez Gallery, Madrid
2007
Capablanca’s Real Passion, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2007
Turbulence Auckland Triennale, New Zealand
2006
De repente livros, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2006
Overlapping, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool Biennial–International Festival of C4.
2006
Echigo-Tsumari Triennale, Nigata
2006
Less, Strategie alternative dell’abitare, PAC, Milano, Italy
2006
Ideal City-Invicible Cities, Zamonsc, Poland
2006
Capablanca’s real passion, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2006
Das Gast (retrospectiva de videos 1996-2006), Kuntshalle de Fribourg (solo)
2006
Overlapping, Liverpool Biennale, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK (solo)
2006
Capablanca’s real passion, ICA, Philadelphia, USA (solo)
2006
Carlos Garaicoa, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, USA (solo)
2005
Capablanca’s Real Passion. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA 2005, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada 2006, ICA, Philadelphia
2005
M City, Kunsthaus Graz, Vienna, Austria
2005
7th Sharjah International Biennial, Sharjah, United Arabic Emirates
2005
Carlos Garaicoa. Mass Moca, North Adams, MA (solo)
2005
Self-flagellation, survival, insubordination. Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (solo)
2005
Inverting the Map: Latin American Art from the Tate Collection, Tate Museum Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2005
Beyond Delirious: Architecture in Selected Photographs from the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Curated by Christopher Philips, Miami,FL
2005
Farsities: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2005
New Photography Series XV, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2005
51st Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy
2005
Fantasmapolis, La Ville Contemporaine Et Ses Imaginaires, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes, France
2005
Dialectics of Hope, Moscow Biennale
2005
La medida de todas las cosas, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy (solo)
2004
Future Cities. Art Gallery of Hamilton
2004
We come in peace… Histories of the Americas, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada
2004
Image Smugglers, XXVI Sao Paulo Biennale, Parque Ibirapuera
2004
Gallery Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
2004
The measure of almost everything. Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy (solo)
2003
Self-flagellation, survival, insubordination. La Caixa Foundation, Sala Montcada, Barcelona, Spain
2003
Documenta11, Platform 5, Kassel, Germany
2003
Salon des Refuses, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
2003
Artists Imagine Architecture, I.C.A., Boston, USA
2003
De ponta cabeca, I Biena de Fortaleza, Brazil
2003
La Habitacion de mi Negatividad, Galeria La Casona, Havana, Cuba (solo)
2003
Lecciones de Historia. Casa de America, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2002
Ni Christ, ni Marx, ni Bakounine, Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, France (solo)
2002
Carlos Garaicoa: La ruina; La Utopía (obras 1990-2000), Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
2002
Paisaje, Ars TeorÉTICA, San Jose (solo)
2002
Principio y fin de las fascinación, Centro Wilfredo Lam. Havana, Cuba (solo)
2002
El voluble rostro de la realidad. Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba (solo)
2002
Cuando el deseo se parece a nada. Art in General, New York, USA (solo)
2002
El espacio decapitado, Centre PasquArt, Biel-Bienne (solo)
2002
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
2001
Shifting Tides, L.A. County Museum, California/Grey Art Gallery, New York/ Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
2001
Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem, Netherlands
2001
VI Bienal de La Habana, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
2001
Mega Wave, First Yokohama Trienale, Japan
2001
Carlos Garaicoa: The Ruin; The Utopia, (Works 1990-2000). Alejandro Otero Museum, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
2001
Because Every City Has the Right To Be Called Utopia. Lombard- Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY
2000
Project: Window onto Venus, VII Biennale of Havana, Havana, Cuba
2000
Cream 2, 10 curators, 100 artists. Exhibition Catalog, Phaidon Press, London, UK
2000
Los mapas del deseo, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria/Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
2000
Mirror Edge, Bildmusee Umea, Sweden
2000
The last 10 days of the market, Festival de Aarhus, Image Gallery, Denmark (solo)
2000
Mirror's Edge, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Castello Di Rivoli, Turin; Tranway, Glasgow, UK
2000
Más allá del Documento, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1999
Survia, Gallery Center for Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1998
The beginning and end of the fascination, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1998
Comme peut on être cubain? Maison de L’Amerique, Paris, France
1997
El individuo y su memoria, VI Bienal de La Habana, Havana, Cuba
1997
97 Kwangjú Biennale (Space/Fire). Kwangjú, South Korea
1995
Africus’95, 1st International Biennial of Johannesburg, South
1995
Cuba: la isla posible, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, Barcelona, Spain
1994
The new generation, The Menill Colection, Fotofest Houston, TX, USA

Literature

2005
Pagel, David. “When multi-this and multi-that lacks newness.” Los Angeles Times 14 Mar 2005
“Turning artwork into border issue.” Los Angeles Times 14 Sept 2005
Spiegler, Marc. “City Lights.” ARTnews Mar 2005: 96-99.
Wallach, Amei, “Below the Surface: Daydreams of Havana, and Other Cities, Too.” New York Times 19 May 2005.
2003
Rosen, Miriam. Review of “Maison Europeenne de la Photographie.” Artforum Summer 2003
2002
Cembalest, Robin. “The Cuban Revolution.” ARTnews Mar 2002.
2001
Cotter, Holland. “Photographic Stylists of the Epic and the Surreal.” The New York Times 7 Sept 2001
1994
Cameron, Dan. “Cuba: Still not Free.” Art and Auction Mar 1994: 86-91