Timeline

1965
Born in Santiago de Cuba
1984
Provincial School of Plastic Arts José Joaquín Tejada, Santiago de Cuba.
1989
Superior Institute of Arts (ISA), Havana

Exhibitions

2014
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2014:
One race - the human race, Ruben Alpizar, Florida Keys Council of the Arts, The Historical Gato Building, Florida, USA (solo exhibition)
One race - the human race, Closing reception, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
El peso de una idea…, Collage Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2013
Cuba Connection: Contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American Art, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, USA.
2013
Cuba, Revolutionary Island: Tales of Cuban History and Culture, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA), California, USA
2012
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2012:
My Ark, 11th Biennial of Havana Collateral Exposition, La Cabaña, Havana, Cuba (solo exhibition)
Ibero-American Art Fair (IAAF), Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Mosaico Cubano, Caddebostan Kültür Merkesi, Istambul, Turkey
Mosaico Cubano, Caddebostan Kültür Merkesi, in collaboration with Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istambul, Turkey
Inside/Outside: Contemporary Cuban Art, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, USA
ArtPalmBeach 2012, Contemporary Art Fair, Palm Beach Convention Center, Florida, USA
2011
Arteaméricas 2011, Merrill Lynch Latin-American Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida, USA
2010
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2010:
Cuban portrait, CAC Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
Love this Island, Piece Unique Gallery, Saifi Village, Centre Ville Beyrouth, Lebanon
Energy Devourers Monsters, Estación de Francia, Barcelona, España
Energy Devourers Monsters, Plaza San Francisco, Sevilla, España
Arteaméricas 2010, Merrill Lynch Latin-American Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida, USA
Ashes of Paradise, Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba (solo exhibition)
2009
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2009:
Landscape illusions, Piece Unique Gallery, Saifi Village, Centre Ville Beyrouth, Lebanon
Cuba Nostalgia, Art Fair, Convention Center of Florida, International University, Florida, USA
Pure Coincidence (Abstract works), 10th Biennial of Havana, Collateral Show, Expocuba, Pavillion 24, Havana, Cuba.
Crisis (The banners), 10th Biennial of Havana, Collateral Show, Expocuba, Pavillion 23, Havana, Cuba
2008
Arteaméricas, Merrill Lynch Latin-American Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida, USA.
2008
Art Shanghai 08, Latin American Pavilion, Shanghai, China
2007
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2007:
Insular light, Panama City, Panama
Energy Devourers Monsters, Gran Palacio de Paris, France
Energy Devourers Monsters, Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy
Cuba Nostalgia, Art Fair, Convention Center of Florida International University, Florida, USA
Cuban Coldness, Alovera Gallery, Madrid, Spain
New Millenium, Alovera Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Arteaméricas, Latin-American Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida, USA
Energy Devourers Monsters, Casa América, Madrid, Spain
2006
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2006:
Dressed Stories, Cultural Center Infanta Cristina, Pinto, Madrid, Spain (solo exhibition)
Instruction Manual, National Center of Restoration, Conservation and Museumology, 9th Biennial of Havana Collateral Exposition, Havana, Cuba
Declining or boom of Cuban Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuban Art Building, 9th Biennial of Havana Special Exposition, Havana, Cuba
Play Ball, Espacio Abierto Gallery, 9th Biennial of Havana, Collateral Show, Havana, Cuba
Everybody’s Marti, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2005:
Cuban Barbecue Express, Havana Club Gallery, Museo del Ron, Havana, Cuba (solo exhibition)
Six Cuban artists in El Cairo, Cervantes Institute Exposition Hall of Cairo and Alexandria, Toot Gallery, and at Egyptian Center for International Cultural Cooperation, Cairo, Egypt
International Fair Artexpo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2004
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2004:
Just on time, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
International Fair of Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada
Cuban Contemporary Art, fabulation among brushes, Entre dos Aguas Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2003
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2003:
Continuation of the Myth, Espacio 304 Gallery , San Juan, Puerto Rico (solo exhibition)
To live by the tale, Basílica of Saint Francis of Asis Convent, 8th Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba (solo exhibition)
Ways of inventing yourself a smile, 8th Biennial of Havana, Special Show, Visual Arts Development Center, Havana, Cuba
Common Sense, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2002
Time to see, Collective Exhibition with Ernesto Rancaño and Maria del Pilar, Espacio 304 Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2002
Cuban Art, Ludwig Collection, The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2001
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2001:
Visions, Homage to the "Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre", Museo de las Américas, Puerto Rico
Cuban Post-medievals, Museo de las Américas, Puerto Rico
Cuba Infinite Island, Costa-Rican Science and Culture Center, National Gallery, San José, Costa Rica
For Art, For Life, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Xth International Fair ARTE BA'2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 2000:
The Great Game, 23 y 12 Gallery, 7th Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba (solo exhibition)
The Vertigo of Liberty, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba (solo exhibition)
Cuban Post-medievals, VII Biennial of Havana, Basilica of Saint Francis of Asissi Convent, Havana, Cuba
IXth International Fair ARTE BA '2000, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1999
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 1999:
Cuban Art, Beyond the Paper, Conde Duque Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain
International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art in Europe FIAC '99, Paris, France
VIII th International Fair ARTE BA '99, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Vertigo of Liberty, Museo de las Américas, Puerto Rico (solo exhibition)
1998
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 1998:
II nd Cuban Contemporary Art Salon, Visual Arts Development Center, Havana, Cuba
Cuba Today, Casa de Cantabria, Madrid, Spain
VI th International Biennial of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador
The Boston International Fine-Arts Show BIFAS '98, Art Cubana, Boston, USA
Present Day Cuban Art, Contemporary Museum of Art, Río de Janeiro, Brazil
International Fair of Contemporary Art ARTE BA'98, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Exposition of Cuban Art, Gijón, Spain
International Fair of Contemporary Art ARCO '98, Madrid, Spain
1997
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 1997:
Cuban Painters, Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Image of another island, Margarita Island, Venezuela
Insular Light, La Rama Dorada Gallery, Panamá
Cuban Art Exhibition, Sintiempo Fine Arts INC., Toronto, Canada
Virtual Realities, VI th Biennial of Havana, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba
Cuban Contemporary Artists, The Kennedy Gallery, Great Cayman
Cuban Contemporary Art, Pabellón de Actos de la Ciudadela, Pamplona, Spain
Cuban Contemporary Art, Exposition Hall, Industry and Navigation Commerce Chamber, Santander, Spain
Two Proposals for you, La Rama Dorada Gallery, Panama (solo exhibition)
1996
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 1996:
Another Finger on the Wound, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba (solo exhibition) Arte Mirarte Fair, Bogotá, Colombia
Present-Day Cuban Plastic Art, Cuban Embassy in Beijing, China
Present-Day Cuban Plastic Art, Photocenter, Russian Journalists Union Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Almendares River, Neither Strawberry nor Chocolate, National Center of Restoration, Conservation and Museology, Havana, Cuba
1994
Midnight Dices, 5th Biennial of Havana, Development Center of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
1993
Drawing, I never forget you, Development Center of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
1993
Buy me and hang me, Development Center of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
1992
Salon of Awarded, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
1991
Interiors, 4th Biennial of Havana, Development Center of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
1990
Salón Paisaje '90, Guantánamo, Cuba
1990
VIth Provincial Salon of Plastic Art and Design, Villa Clara, Cuba
1989
Rubén Alpízar Exhibitions in 1989:
Vth Salon of Plastic Art and Design, Villa Clara, Cuba
Regino Botti Salon, Provincial Gallery of Plastic Arts, Guantánamo, Cuba
Two Theses, “L” Gallery, Havana, Cuba (solo exhibition)
1988
Provincial Meeting of November 30th, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
1988
Sample of the Superior Institute of Arts, Provincial Museum, Villa Clara, Cuba. Young Cuban Artists in New York and at the University of Boston, U.S.A.
1987
1st Festival of Artistic Investigation and Creation of the Superior Institute of Arts (ISA), ISA Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1986
Relief, 2nd Biennial of Havana, Superior Institute of Arts (ISA), Havana, Cuba
1984
Graduation Exposition, Oriente Gallery, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Public Collections

Private collections in: Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, U.S.A., Spain, Canada, Great Caiman
Ludwig Forums fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Alberto and Nieves de la Puente, Spain
The Sarah and Darius Anderson Collection, USA
National Foundation for the Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina
His Excellency the Emperor of Japan
The Sigman Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Merchant Bankers Associated, Buenos Aires, Argentina
United Colors of Benetton, Havana, Cuba. Façonnable, Panamá
Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art (ICAIC), Cuba
Nicolás Guillén Foundation, Havana, Cuba

Literature

2004
ArtNexus No 54. Volumen 3 ,Pagina 123
2000
ArtNexus No 38 October – December 2000 , Pag 135
1999
ArtNexus No 1 February – April 1999, Pag 81
1998
ArtNews September 1998, Pag 116