Arambilet

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Arambilet and the second or maternal family name is Álvarez.
Arambilet
Arambilet.jpg
Arambilet, December 2004
Born Angel Luis Arambilet Alvarez
(1957-09-16) September 16, 1957 (age 56)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican, Spanish
Known for Novelist, poet, screenwriter, painter, graphic artist, filmmaker and systems engineer
Awards Dominican National Literary Awards: Short Story (1994), Novel (2005)
Arambilet: Sutil/Subtle Museum of Modern Art(MAM)Dominican Republic, 2006
Arambilet: Dots on the I's, D-ART 2009 Online Digital Art Gallery, exhibited at IV09 and CG09 computer Graphics conferences, at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona; Tianjin University, China; Permanent Exhibition at the London South Bank University
Arambilet: Vals/Waltz" Official Selection Rainier International Film Festival
Arambilet: La suerte/Luck, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at San Fernando Valley International Film Festival

Angel Luis Arambilet Álvarez (born September 16, 1957), generally known professionally as simply Arambilet, is a novelist, poet, screenwriter, painter, graphic artist, filmmaker and systems engineer from the Dominican Republic.

In the Latin American and Caribbean region, he is considered a Computer Art Pioneer [1][better source needed] for his computer punched card short story (Artes y Letras [Arts & Literature], 1978) and graphical poems (combination of text and graphics – Arte y Cibernetica [Art and Cybernetics], 1978) using computerized line text art or ASCII art.

Arambilet is included in The History of Computer Graphics and Digital Art Project sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH (2007), being compiled by Anna Ursyn from the Department of Visual Arts of the University of Northern Colorado.

He is a Dominican National Literary Award winner for his short stories ("The Cayenne Petals", 1994) and novel (Neguri's Secret, 2006).

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Santo Domingo, son of the IBM Systems Engineer Luis Arambilet Larrazábal, born in Bilbao, Spain (1932-2012) and Mercedes Luz Celeste Álvarez Acosta, born in Santo Domingo. Graduated from High-School as Literature and Philosophy Bachelor, at Colegio Loyola Santo Domingo (1973). Also graduated as a Systems Engineer from IBM World Trade Corporation Training Center (1974-1979); obtained a BA from Universidad APEC (1979), and also a Masters Degree on Public Administration from the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies of the University of Barcelona. In his prolific and diverse career as a cartoonist and Multimedia Artist studied cartooning at Continental Schools (1965-1968), painting and drawing at the private Atelier of Professor Díaz Bonnelly (1987), drawing, mixmedia and printmaking at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1998). As a Filmmaker was influenced by leading edge technology learned at the IBM Advance Business Institute, Palisades, NJ (1990) when took special training on Computer Graphics and Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI); at DVCreators, CA (1997) on Computer Animation & Illustration, Film & Digital Video Production, and at Adobe Systems, CA. (2000) on Digital Imaging. Also graduated as a TV Producer at Escuela de Diseño de Altos de Chavón (1999).

Career[edit]

Arambilet, is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Master Security Officer (MSF) of the Grupo Financiero Popular and Banco Popular Dominicano BPD (1983-1998) and Multimedia artist (1977–present).

Since 2012, Arambilet is the President of the Writers and Screenplayers Guild of the Dominican Republic (AEGRD), also President of the Dominican Commission for Film Selection to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Cinematographer's Guild of the Dominican Republic (ADOCINE [2]), Associate Member of the Spanish screeplayers guild, Asociación Profesional de Guionistas de Euskal Herria (Euskal Herriko Gidoigileen Elkarte Profesionala)([3]) and Correspondent Member of the Literary Academy of the Dominican Republic ([4]), adscribed to the Real Academia Española de la Lengua. Represents the Cinematographic Industry of the Dominican Republic at the Board of Trustees of the Iberoamerican Federation of Cinematographers (FIPCA [5]).

Works[edit]

Writings[edit]

Unsorted works[edit]

  • 1978 – Short stories trilogy (Artes y Letras).
  • 1997 – Insects (Insectos, humor gráfico); ISBN 84-89546-05-3.
  • 1999 – Arambilet: Ten years and five series (1989–1999); (Arambilet: Diez años y cinco series, Casa Guayasamín, D.R.).
  • 2002 – XIX Biennal ELJ (Centro León. Bienal Eduardo León Jimenes). Collective works, D.R.[citation needed]
  • 2002 – Homo Sapiens: Characters to hang (Homo sapiens: Personajes para colgar) Individual exhibition, DPI art gallery, D.R.
  • 2002 – Soul's story (Las historias del alma, guión de TV); ISBN 99934-0-154-4.
  • 2002 – Documentary (Miriam Calzada: Montecristi),
  • 2003 – XXII Visual Arts National Biennial (Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales en el Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo D.R.).[citation needed]
  • 2003 – Documentary (Marcos Lora Read: Kid Kapicúa. Joan Guaita Art, Mallorca, Spain).
  • 2003 – Digital Videography. Arambilet: Series (1983–2003).
  • 2004 – XX Biennial ELJ (Centro León. Bienal Eduardo León Jimenes). Collective works, D.R.[citation needed]
  • 2005 – Documentary (El secreto de Neguri). Includes two short films based on Arambilet's novel, by cinematographers Peyi Guzmán and Esteban Martin.
  • 2005 – XXIII Visual Arts National Biennial (Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales en el Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo D.R.).[citation needed]
  • 2006 – The golden manatee mystery (El misterio del manatí de oro; screenplay); ISBN 9945-00-050-0.
  • 2006 – Guarocuya (Screenplay); ISBN 9945-00-063-2.
  • 2006 – Waltz/Vals (Short film. Barlovento CinemArt/24frame/s) Official selection XXI Biennial ELJ, and Rainier International Film Festival (RIFF) 2007.
  • 2006 – Sepiablue/Sepiazul (short film. Barlovento CinemArt/24frame/s).
  • 2006 – Documentary. (In memoriam: Claudia. Barlovento CinemArt/24frame/s).
  • 2006 – Luck/La suerte (short film. Barlovento CinemArt/24frame/s) Official Selection and Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the San Fernando Valley International Film Festival(VIFFI) 2007.[citation needed]
  • 2006 - Group exhibition: Artes/Miniaturas en portada. Viota Gallery, P.R.; Arte Berry, Dominican Republic.[citation needed]
  • 2006 – XXI Biennial ELJ (Centro León. Bienal Eduardo León Jimenes); Santiago, Dominican Republic.[citation needed]
  • 2007 – The distant counterbalance of the stars (screenplay).
  • 2007 – In His image/A imagen y semejanza (short film. Cinema Barlovento. Official selection XXII Biennial ELJ 2008. Honorable Mention of the Jury).[citation needed]
  • 2008 - Caribbean Kuleshov Effect/ Effecto Kuleshov Caribe (Short film.Cinema Barlovento. Official selection XXII Biennial ELJ 2008).[citation needed]
  • 2009 – Guarocuya (historical drama); ISBN 1-4505-3192-X.
  • 2009 – Collective Works: Saatchi Online; Saatchi Gallery, United Kingdom.
  • 2009 – Collective DART-09:Puntos sobre las íes (Dot's on the i's); XIII International Conference & Exhibition on Information VisualizationIV09; Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2009 – Collective CGIV09:Puntos sobre las íes (Dot's on the i's); VI International Conference & Exhibition on Computer Graphics, Images and Visualization CGIV09; Tianjin, China.
  • 2009 – Historias Breves (1988–1998), (brief stories. Short stories anthology); ISBN 1-4495-2769-8.
  • 2009 – Arambilet: Shorts. XV Short Films Festival, Punta Umbría, Huelva, España. Guest Director.
  • 2010 – Arambilet: Shorts. XVI Spanish and Latin American International Film Festival. Cervantes Institute of Manchester & Leeds, Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom. Guest Director.
  • 2010 – The book of passions (El libro de las pasiones), Poetry (Reedition 2010); ISBN 99934-0-154-4.
  • 2010 – Specimen 1111 (short film. Cinema Barlovento). Premiered at XVI Spanish and Latin American International Film Festival. Cervantes Institute of Manchester & Leeds, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. Exhibited at the Online Digital Gallery D-ART 2011 for the International Conference Information Visualization iV 2011 (London), and the International Conference “Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization” CGIV 2011 (Singapur).
  • 2010 – Collective Works. Ebre Terra de Vent, Palau Oliver de Boteller, Tortosa, Spain.
  • 2011 – Collective photo works Leica Oskar Barnack Award: Between real and surreal reside the abstraction.[citation needed]
  • 2011 – Sureya (documentary. Barcelona. Cinema Barlovento).
  • 2011 – Kaleidoscopic Diaspora (Diáspora Caleidoscópica) (Digital Videoart. Cinema Barlovento); XVI Visual Arts Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, S.D. R.D.[citation needed]
  • 2011 – Digital Art (Arte Digital 1949-1999) (scientific essay); ISBN 1-4636-1257-5.
  • 2011 – Chernobyl 25 (essay and poetics. Based on photos by Pedro Farías Nardi); ISBN 1-4610-5072-3.
  • 2011 – Collective photo works, CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona: Brangulí was here: How about you?
  • 2011 – Arambilet: Shorts. Guest Director by the Cervantes Institute of Warsaw and the Latin American Studies Center of the Warsaw University, Poland.
  • 2011 – Conference: Greater Antilles Cinema History. Cervantes Institute of Warsaw and the Latin American Studies Center of the Warsaw University, Poland.
  • 2013 – Shadows (Sombras) (short film. Tarragona, Spain. Cinema Barlovento); Llatinoamèrica ProjecCat, Barcelona.
  • 2013 – The aragone's memoires (Memorias de un aragonés) (documentary. Cinema Barlovento).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Alcántara Almánzar, José, (2000). "Antología mayor de la literatura dominicana, Siglos (XIX-XX)"; ISBN 99934-540-2-8
  • Uribe, Virtudes (2000). "Catálogo del Libro Dominicano"; ISBN 84-89539-36-7
  • Ursyn, Anna (2007). "History of Computer Graphics and Art", ACM, SIGGRAPH [6].
  • De los Santos, Danilo (2007). "Memoria de la pintura dominicana, Volumen VII: Generaciones y lenguajes 1970-1980"; ISBN 99934-913-0-6
  • Stanley, Avelino, (2009). "La novela dominicana (1980-2009)"; ISBN 978-9945-443-47-9

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