FARSIDE GALLERY PRESENTS Feeding Your Soul
Exhibition of Works by Artist Humberto Castro
On View January 9 – February 8, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 21, 2012
Humberto Castro is a Cuban artist born in Havana in 1957. He is a graduate from the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in 1977 and earned his master degree from the Higher Institute of Art of Havana in 1984.
The exhibition at Farside Gallery will highlight the relationship between man and animals in Humberto Castro’s artistic exploration. The exhibition also showcases the close connection between his drawings, which span over several decades, and various recent paintings.
Since the beginning of his career in Cuba, he received numerous awards in printmaking, drawing, painting, and installations among them the First prize in printmaking at the Salon de Piquant Format, at the Salon Trace de Matzo, at the Concurs Literature en la Plastic, at the Encounter de Grabado`83, and at the Casa de Las Americas. He also received First prize in installation at the Salon UNEAC, the National prize in drawing at the Salon Trace de Matzo and at the Salon Provincial de Arts Plastics in Havana.
He is also the recipient of various international awards: First international prize in drawing at the Triennial Intergrafic of Berlin, First international prize in printmaking at the Triennial de Arte Contra la Guerra of Poland, and First Prize in printmaking at the VII San Juan Print Biennial of Puerto Rico.
In 1983, he founded the team Hexagon in which, alongside other artists, he mounted installations aimed at provoking public participation in the work. Castro is one of the most active members of the group widely recognized as the “Cuban 80’s Generation”, which generated changes in the aesthetic and conceptual art scene of the island.
In 1989 he immigrated to France, where he lived for ten years and became active in the Parisian intellectual scene, holding exhibitions and giving conferences across Europe. Castro was an appointed member of the Maison des Artistes Français and he received the prize Toison d’Or at the Art Jonction fair in Cannes in 1994. Thereafter, he moved to the United States, where he lives and works since 1999.
Humberto Castro’s work is represented in numerous museums and public collections such as: the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; the Museum of Art Against the War of Lublin, Poland; the Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo, Brazil; the Museum of Arts Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the Frost Museum of Florida International University, Miami, FL; the Museum of Latin-American Art of Long Beach, California; the Snite Museum of Art of Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana among others.
In addition, his work has appeared in books and publications worldwide, among them New Art of Cuba by Luis Camnitzer, Memoria: Cuban Art of the 20th Century (California/International Art Foundation), and Cuba Siglo XX: modernidad y sincretismo (Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona, Spain).
The opening night reception for Feeding Your Soul is Saturday, January 21, 2012, 7 – 9 pm and is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from January 9 through February 8, 2012 weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm.
The artist is represented by ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, FL.
Free parking is available across the street at the Central Bible Assembly of God on opening night.
Venue: Farside Gallery
On view: January 9 through February 8, 2012
Event name: Feeding Your Soul
Event contact: Raissa Soler
Event time: weekdays 11 am to 5 pm, by appointment
Event email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue address: 1305 SW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33174
Event phone: 305-264-3355
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