Timeline

1970–197Born Carlso Rolon in Chicago, Illinois0
Born Carlos Rolon in Chicago, Illinois
Lives in Chicago, Illinois

Grants/Awards
Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award
National Endowment for the Arts

Artist in Residence
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
CSPS/Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
City of Chicago Sister Cities Program,The National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
Musiques du Nuit, Bordeaux, France

Public Collections
City of Chicago Public Art Collection, IL
Collection Vanmoerkerke, Oostende, Belgium
Museo del Barrio, New York
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan
Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
Nerman Museum of Art, Kansas City
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
Sal Oppenheim Collection, Germany

Exhibitions

2011
Zeniths and Daytons, Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg (solo)
2011
Salon 94, New York (solo)
2010
LEGAL TENDER, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles
2010
Living in Evolution, Busan Biennale, Busan
2010
Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
2010
Voodoo, Leo Koenig Projekte, New York (solo)
2010
Voodoo, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (solo)
2010
Posse, Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan (solo)
2009–2010
Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA (solo)
2009
Love & Loyalty, LEEAHN Gallery, Daegu (solo)
2009
Stages (organized by Lance Armstrong and Nike), Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
2008
The Beautiful Struggle, Emily Murphy Fine Art, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008
The Beautiful Struggle, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, USA (solo)
2008
Not So Minimal, Collection Vanmoerkerke, Oostende, Belgium
2008
The Beautiful Struggle, Deitch Projects, New York, USA (solo)
2008
Krinzinger Projects, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2007
Bang!, Contemporary Arts Society, Roma (solo)
2007
Museum Hetdomein Sittard, Netherlands (solo)
2007
52nd Biennale di Venezia – Ukrainian Pavilion, Italy
2007
Carribean Encounters, Brooklyn Museum, NY, curated by Tumelo Mosaka
2007
Simply Beautiful, Laborel, Gijon Spain
2007
Generations U(S)A, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
2007
Public Image – Painting the City, inner city of Tilburg, Fundament Foundation
2006
Spank the Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
2006
Public Image – Painting the City, inner city of Tilburg, Fundament Foundation
2006
New Territories: On Youth Culture, ARCO 06’ Project Space, Carla Arocha & Dzine, curated by Peter Doroshenko and Pedro Alonzo
2006
Stealing Dreams, SCAI The Bathhouse/Shiraishi Contemporary, Tokyo (solo)
2006
Somewhere over the Rainbow,Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago (solo)
2006
Beautiful Otherness, Museo del Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan (solo; cat.)
2006
Just Kidding, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom (solo)
2005
Punk Funk Contemporary Museum St. Louis, MO (solo; cat.)
2005
Lost in Music, Nerman Museum of Art/JCCC, Overland Park, KS, curated by Bruce Hartman
2005
Simple things, Ruby Osorio & Dzine, Galeria Carlos Irrizary, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2004
None of the Above: Contemporary Work by Puerto Rican Artists, curated by Silvia Cubina, Deborah Cullen, & Steven Holmes
2004
Real Art Ways, Hartford CT (traveled to Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico)
2004
Staring at the Sun, moniquemeloche, Chicago (solo)
2004
Gangster Boogie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (solo)
2004
Illinois State Museum Gallery, Chicago (Traveled to University of Missouri - Gallery 210, St. Louis & Illinois State Museum, Lockport, IL) (solo)
2004
Equal Gallery, Osaka Japan (solo; cat.)
2004
Beautiful Things, SCAI The BathHouse/Shiraishi Contemporary, Tokyo (solo)
2004
ARCO Project Spaces, Madrid, curated by Peter Doroshenko (solo)
2004
Stop & Stor: new painters, LUXE Gallery, NY
2003
Alley Oop, Institute of Visual Art Center (INOVA), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (solo)
2003
Tokyo Boogie, University of Alabama Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham Alabama (solo)
2003
Painting by Design, Wayne State University Gallery, Detroit, MI
2003
Sk8 on the wall, Rocket Gallery,Tokyo (traveled to Parco Gallery, Nagoya)
2003
Valérie Cueto, Paris, France (solo)
2002
Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2002
Cristinerose Gallery, NY (solo)
2002
Rome Arts, NY (Installation) (solo)
2002
Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris (cat.)
2002
Beat Junkie, Chop Shop, moniquemeloche gallery, Chicago (solo)
2002
Sampler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (solo)
2001
Search For Love: Dj Cam, Dzine, Judy Ledgerwood, Gallery 312, Chicago (cd)
2001
Mixer, moniquemeloche Gallery
2001
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
2001
Galerie Porte 2a, Bordeaux, France (solo)
2001
Suckerpunch, Spaces-Spacelab, Cleveland (solo)
2000
The Red Sessions, Cristinerose Gallery, New York (solo; cat./cd)
2000
Soph, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2000
University of Madison Wisconsin, Union gallery, Madison (solo)
2000
Eastwick Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2000
Xhibition/Transition, Chicago (cat.)
2000
Homewrecker, moniquemeloche gallery, Chicago
1999
Colette, Paris (solo; cat.)
1999
CSPS/ Legion Arts, (Installation), Cedar Rapids (solo)
1999
Eastwick Gallery, Chicago (solo; cat.)
1999
Espace Romero, Paris, France