Rodovaldo Clavijo Velez

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Rodovaldo Clavijo Velez is a Cuban artist currently living in Germany; in 2005 he graduated at San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, one of the most important Latin American academies and the second oldest one in America.

 

He has exhibited his works in many galleries and different countries such as Spain, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Germany, UK and has participated in important biennials such as the Havana Biennial (in 2012 and 2015), the Liverpool Art Fair at Bridewell Studios (in 2012) and the Venice Biennale (in 2015) within the collection Imago Mundi by Luciano Benetton http://www.imagomundiart.com/artworks/rodovaldo-clavijo-velez-i-have-gold. He is currently working as an independent artist.

 

“Heads and busts of different people are predominant in his works. He uses saturated and intense colours that seem to “scream” while waiting to come out of the frame. The stains of colour on the canvas look like a collage; they criticize the inequalities connected to skin colour and show that everyone is “coloured”, we are all the same, beyond wealth or education… In this way the artist wants to underline that there are no social or racial differences.” – Ewa Wronska (Art critic and expert) http://cubaart.pl/galeria-sztuki/rodovaldo-clavijo-velez/.

Rodovaldo Clavijo Velez Artista Cubano (residente en Alemania) graduado de la academia de Bellas Artes San Alejandro (2005),  una de las academias de artes mas importantes de Latino america y la segunda mas antigua de America.

 

El artista ha expuesto en Numerosas galerias y paises como Espana, Estados Unidos, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Alemania, Inglaterra, y ha participado en importantes bienales como la bienal de la habana (2012 y 2015 ), Liverpool Art Fair. Bride well studios gallery, Liverpool, UK(2012). vienale di venezia (2015) con la colleccion imago mundi de Luciano Benetton http://www.imagomundiart.com/artworks/rodovaldo-clavijo-velez-i-have-gold. En la actulidad se desempena como artista indepediente.

 

„Considerado dominante en los trabajos Rodovaldo Clavijo Velez, son  las cabezas y los busto de diferentes personas. Uso de colores saturados e intensos, que parece que „gritan“, esperando para salir fuera del marco de la imagen. Manchas de color son marcados en un lienzo en forma de collage para criticar las desigualdades relacionadas con el color de la piel y demostrar que cada uno de nosotros es „de color“, iguales, no importa nivel economico o intelectual … por tanto, un llamamiento del artista que destaca que no hay diferencias sociales o raciales“ – Ewa Wronska (critica y especialista en arte) http://cubaart.pl/galeria-sztuki/rodovaldo-clavijo-velez/

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2015. – “NMMALO”. Peanut Gallery. Dortmund. Germany

– “Cuban contemporary art. La Paloma Gallery. Madrid. Spain

– “Cuban´s contemporary artist”. Permanent collection.Centro

Hispanoamericano de la Habana. XII Bienal de la Habana.

 

2014. – Exhibition at Centro Sociedad Asturiana, Habana, Cuba.

 

2012 – “White teeth”. Gallery of the Fine Arts Academic “San Alejandro”, Habana, Cuba.

 

2008. – “All-inclusive”. Degner gallery, Germany.

 

2005. – “Muros de silencio”. Gallery of the School of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”,  Habana, Cuba.


 

Collective exhibitions:

 

2016 – „Artistas cubanos contemporáneos“ Centro Civico. Bailarin Vicente Escudero. Valladolid. Spain.

 

2015  –  “El Arsenal¨ Arte Cubano Contemporáneo. La Paloma gallery. Madrid. Spain.

– XII Bienal de la Habana. “Cuban´s contemporary artist”. Permanent collection. Centro Hispanoamericano de la Habana.

–  Biennale of venice. Imago mundi collection CubAentro .Cuban     contemporary  artist. by Luciano Benetton.

 

2014. – Permanent Exhibition ¨Sociedad Asturiana de La Habana¨. Habana, Cuba.

– Collective exhibition CubAdentro, Cuban collection by Luciano Benetton, “Casa dei Carraresi” gallery, Treviso, Italy.

 

2013. – ¨Amistad¨. Military High School. Habana. Cuba

–  National meeting on engraving. Uneac. Divertimentos project. ¨Arte Facto¨ gallery. Habana, Cuba.

 

2012. – ¨ Huele a tinta¨. Taller de serigrafía “Rene Portocarrero” (Silk screen printing studio), Habana, Cuba

– ¨A coger cajitas¨. Liverpool Art Fair. Bride well studios gallery, Liverpool, UK.

–  Personal exhibition. “White teeth”. Gallery of the School of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, Habana Cuba.

–  Carnaval en carnaval. Lobby of Karl Marx Theatre. Habana, Cuba.

–  Collective exhibition. Gallery of the Hotel Vedado. Habana, Cuba.

–  Collective exhibition. Miramar trade center gallery. Habana, Cuba.

–  “A coger cajitas” project.  Side event for the 11th bienal de la Habana, Cuba.

 

2011.  –  “Hecho en Cuba”. Regional center for plastic art and design “Luz y oficios”. Habana, Cuba

–  Homage to the CTC Congress. Lobby of the CTC Theatre. Habana, Cuba.

– “Hecho A4”. Casa Gaia gallery. Habana, Cuba.

 

2009. – “Arte Cubano Contemporáneo”. Artnova Gallery, Coral Gable. Miami, USA.

– “SALOON”. Cascarilla gallery. School of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”. Habana, Cuba.

 

2007. -“Lazos del mar”. Netherlands Embassy, Habana, Cuba.

–  “La llave del Cerro” Art Fair. Teodoro Ramos gallery, Habana, Cuba.

–  “Arteeco” exhibition. Wilfredo Lam gallery, Habana, Cuba.

–  IX Edition “Salón Playa”. Servando Cabrera gallery, Habana, Cuba.

–  National festival of ephemeral sculpture. Centro experimental de las Artes 23 y C, Habana, Cuba.

– “La magia de combinar texturas”.  Orígenes gallery. Gran teatro de la Habana, Habana, Cuba.

– “Champola de Maracuyá sin azúcar ni, na´”. Underground site, Habana, Cuba.

 

2006. -“Soñar la vida”. Mariano Rodríguez gallery, Habana, Cuba.

– “Príapo”. Díaz Peláez gallery, Habana, Cuba.

– “Visiones”. German Embassy, Habana, Cuba.

– “Pequeño Formato”. Galerías de este Mundo 25yL, Habana, Cuba.

– “Entre Amigos”. Mariano Rodríguez gallery, Habana, Cuba.

 

2005. – Muros de Silencio. Gallery of the School of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, Habana, Cuba.

–  XI Erotic Art Fair. Fallad Jamis gallery, Habana, Cuba.

 

2004. – “Habaname”. Maqueta de la Habana gallery, Habana, Cuba.

 

2002. – Expocollecta “en Casa I”, Underground site, Habana, Cuba.

– Expocollecta “en Casa II”, Underground site, Habana, Cuba.

 

2001. – “De 31 a 5ta”. Hotel Novotel Miramar, Habana, Cuba.

–  “Cajas” project, public intervention at Plaza Vieja, Habana, Cuba.

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Education:

2005. Degree – Academic of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”. Habana.Cuba

1998. Participant in the workshops of artistic creation at “Heriberto Manero” school.

 

Further activities:

2008. Member of the official register of artists. Cuba.

2008. Member of the project “Imagen 3”.

2013. Member of Adavis – Agency for visual artists.

 

Work experience:

Drawing teacher at the School of Fine Arts “Eduardo Garcia Delgado”.

 

Awards:

¨Gitana Tropical¨ Award, for community culture. Centro Habana City Council – Cultural section.

 

Further experience:

2009. -Adv design for Triangulo Oscuro band.

– Design of the CD “Sin miedo”. Triangulo Oscuro band, EGREM distribution.

– Adv design for the 20th anniversary of José Luis Cortes y NG la banda.

 

2011. – Design of the CD “Farandulero”. Triangulo Oscuro band, EGREM distribution.

 

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