Carlos Enrique Prado Herrera

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Carlos Enrique Prado Herrera
Born Havana, Cuba

Carlos Enrique Prado Herrera (born January, 1978 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban contemporary artist. He has different art works made in sculpture, ceramic, drawing, digital art, performance, installations and interventions. Between 2002 until 2012, he was professor at ISA University of Arts of Cuba (former Higher Institute of Arts), where he also was the Head of the Sculpture Program. He lives and works in Miami, Fl.

Education[edit]

Monument, 2007. Collection National Museum of the Cuban Contemporary Ceramic, La Habana.
  • Master of Fine Art (Studio Art). ISA University of the Arts of Cuba (Instituto Superior de Arte), 2008.
  • Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture. ISA, University of the Arts of Cuba, 2002.
  • Graduated of Sculpture and Drawing at the San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts in Havana, 1996.

Teaching works[edit]

Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Ceramic in the Visual Arts School at the University of Arts of Cuba -ISA, from 2002 to 2012. He has taught the Fundamental Workshop of Sculpture in different academic levels and the optional workshop “The personal project in ceramic.” He has also been tribunal in the admission texts and in graduation thesis. Head of the Sculpture Program of the Visual Art School since 2006. He taught the Academic Modeling Workshop in The Royal University College of Arts (KKH), Stockholm, Sweden, 2007. Summer class Large-scale Ceramic Sculptures, University of Mary Washington, Virginia, USA, 2011. Portrait in Clay Demonstration, Midwestern State University, Texas, USA, 2011.

Visiting Artist[edit]

  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA. 2011
  • Midwestern State University, Texas, USA. 2011
  • University of Mary Washington, Virginia, USA. 2011
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA. 2010
  • Royal University College of Arts (KKH). Stockholm, Sweden, 2007

Awards[edit]

  • 2007: Second Prize of installation in the Biennial of Ceramics "The Vessel". National Museum of Ceramics in Havana.
  • 2006: Third Prize in VIII Biennial of Ceramics "Amelia Peláez". National Museum of the Ceramics in Havana.
  • 2004: Mention awarded in VII Biennial of Ceramics "Amelia Peláez". National Museum of the Ceramics in Havana.
  • 2003: Prize of the International Triennial of Ceramics Elit-Tile. Museum of Modern Arts in Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.
  • 1996: Sculpture Prize in the Salon de la Academia 1996, International Event of Schools of Arts. San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts of Cuba.

Solo exhibitios[edit]

2010

  • Preludio y Fuga (Prelude and fugue –escapes–). Digital prints and installation. Convent of San Francisco de Asis. Havana. The exhibition is part of the

Biennial X of Ceramics of Havana.

2009

  • El icono escamoteado (The whisked away icon). Sculptures. Hispanic-American Center of Culture. Havana.

2008

  • Project Room: Carlos Enrique, recent works. Sculptures and digital prints. Pan-American Art projects. Miami city, USA.
  • Terapia sanitaria (Sanitary therapy). Sculptures. The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Havana.

2006

  • Re-Visiones (Re-visions). Sculptures. National Museum of Ceramics. Havana.
  • Todo para llevar (Everything to take). Portable sculptures. Galiano Gallery. Havana.

2005

  • Otra forma más de mirar lo mismo (A Different way of looking at the same thing). Digital prints. It was organized by the Contemporary Art Center Wifredo

Lam and the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Gallery of the Cultural Center ICAIC. Havana.

2002

  • Mírate el mundo de otra manera (Look yourself at the world in a different way). Sculptures. La Acacia Gallery in Havana. Graduation exhibition.
  • Miradas Posibles (Possible Glances). Sculptures. Miramar Trade Center. Havana.

1996

  • Seudoexposición. San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts. Havana.
  • Transfiguración (Transfiguration). Installation with drawings and sculptures. 23rd and 12th Gallery. Havana.

1994

  • Almas en pena (Grieving Souls). Drawings. Galiano Gallery. Havana.

1993

  • Con mi cruz a cuestas (With my cross on the back). Sculptures and drawings. Carmelo González Gallery, Cultural Center of Vedado. Havana.

1992

  • Adolescencia (Adolescence). Sculptures. 23 y 12 Gallery. Havana city.

Main and recent group exhibitions[edit]

Atlantes, 2004. Collection National Museum of the Cuban Contemporary Ceramic, La Habana.

2011

  • Exhibition in Tribute to the 50 anniversary of the Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). Acacia Gallery. Havana.
  • Exhibition Large-scale ceramic Sculptures. University of Mary Washington and LibertyTown Arts Workshop Gallery. Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA.
  • Biennial of Ceramic “The Mural and the Vessel”. Organized by the National Museum of Ceramic. Hispanic-American Center of Culture. Havana.
  • Exhibition Ripped Eyes. House-Museum of Asia. Havana.

2010

  • X Biennial of Ceramic of Havana. Convent of San Francisco de Asis. Havana city.

2009

  • 1st Symposium of Installations of San Pancho. Exhibition Irrational Relation. San Cultural Pancho Center & Residence. Nayarit. Mexico.
  • Exhibition Cronos. Contemporary Cuban Art. Gallery La Casona. Havana city.
  • CODEMA in the Biennial X of the Havana. Space of National CODEMA (Advisory Council for the Development of the Monumental and Environmental Sculpture).
  • The Human Body. National Museum of the Ceramic. Havana city.
  • Biennial of Ceramic “The Mural and the Vessel”. Organized by the National Museum of Ceramic. Convent of San Franciscode Asis. Havana city.

2008

  • The 13th Annual Los Angeles Art Show. Santa Monica Air Center. Santa Monica city, CA, USA.
  • ArtMadrid 2008, Modern and Contemporary Art Hall. Country House of Madrid. Spain.
  • IX Biennial of Ceramics (sculpture and installations). Organized by the National Museum of Ceramics. White Room Gallery of The San Francisco de Asis Convent . Havana city.

2007

  • Biennial of Ceramics "The Mural and the Vesse". Organized by the National Museum of Ceramics. San Francisco de Asis Convent . Havana City.
  • Exhibition Gracias por el fuego (Thank you for the fire), Cuban contemporary ceramics. Villa Manuela Gallery, National Association of Writers and Artists

of Cuba (UNEAC). Havana City.

  • ArtMadrid 2007. Modern and Contemporary Art Hall. Place for fairs House of Field of Madrid. Spain.
  • Exhibition Visiones de un Mundo de Aromas( Visions from a world of Aromas). Havana City Convention Center.

2006

  • International Triennial of Ceramics Elit-Tile. Museum of Modern Arts in Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.
  • VIII International Digital Art Hall. Cultural Center Pablo de la Torriente Brau. Havana City.
  • VIII Biennial of Ceramics “Amelia Peláez”, organized by the National Museum of Ceramics. San Francisco de Asis Convent . Havana City.
  • Exhibition Taller Abierto (Open Workshop). National CODEMA. Collateral Event at IX Biennial of Havana.
  • Exhibition. La ciudad otra - el hombre otro (The other city - another man). Hispanic-American Center of Culture. Collateral Event at IX Biennial of Havana.
  • ArtMadrid Modern and Contemporary Art Hall. Country House of Madrid. Spain.
  • Exhibition H2Oro. Gallery of the House of the Poetry. Havana City

2005

  • Exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Sculpture, organized by National CODEMA (Advisory Council for the Development of the Monumental and Environmental

Sculpture) for the International Event "Culture and Development" at the Convention Center in Havana City.

  • Biennial of Ceramics "The Vessel". Organized by the National Museum of Ceramics. Fifth Cloister Gallery of the San Francisco de Asis Convent. Havana City.

2004

  • VII Biennial of Ceramics “Amelia Peláez”, organized by the National Museum of Ceramics. White Room Gallery of the Convent of San Francisco de Asis. Havana

City.

  • Exhibition Lo Clásico (The Classic Thing), Cuban contemporary ceramics. Hispanic-American Center of Culture. Havana city.

2003

  • Exhibition Bosque (Forest). Collateral Event to VIII Biennial of the Havana. National Museum of Ceramics. Havana City.
  • Exhibition “Without Title. The object in the Cuban contemporary sculpture”. Arts and Literature School at the University of Havana City.
  • Exhibition of the Higher Institute of Art in the Culture Pavilion of the Expocuba International fair.
  • Exhibition to celebrate a Dance Opening called: El violín descalzo at the Gran Teatro de la Habana City.

2002

  • Biennial of Ceramics "The Vessel". National Museum of Ceramics, Castillo de La Real Fuerza. Havana City.
  • Fair of Independent Art of Madrid (FAIM). House of Field of Madrid. Spain.
  • International Triennial of Ceramics Elit-Tile. Museum of Modern Arts in Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.
  • Exhibition REMAKE. Arts and Literature School at the University of Havana.

Lectures[edit]

  • Overview of his work and Cuban ceramics. The Ceramics Research Center at the ASU Art Museum. Arizona State University, Arizona, USA. 2011.
  • Lecture about his personal work. Midwestern State University, Texas, USA. 2011.
  • A ceramist talks about a ceramist. Presentation of the personal artwork. National Museum of Ceramic. Havana. 2011.
  • Carlos Enrique artwork. Presentation on the personal work and the story of his professional development as an artist. Department of Arts and Art History. University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA. 2010.
  • The State of Ceramic Art in Cuba. Bryant Conference Center Auditorium. University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, USA, 2010.
  • The Cuban Contemporary Artistic Ceramic. College of Arts and Science, Department Modern Languages and Classics. University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, USA, 2010.
  • The ceramic program at the University of Arts of Cuba. College of Arts and Science, Department Art & Art History. Tuscaloosa, USA. 2010.
  • Contemporary artistic projects in ceramic. Appreciation course on the development of the artistic ceramic in Cuba. Ceramic workshop, Mirta García Buch, Havana. 2009.
  • Sculpture in ceramic. Evident strategies from the sculpture workshop of the ISA. Professional school of Plastic arts, Island of the Youth. 2008.
  • Sanitary meditation. Presentation of the thesis in option to the grade of Master in Art. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana. 2008.
  • The ceramic workshop of the ISA, an alternative for the sculpture in Cuba. The Royal University College of Fine Arts (KKH). Stockholm, Sweden. 2007.
  • The creator and his work. An artist's history about how he became a"professional". A series of lectures developed at the VIII Biennial of Ceramic "Amelia Peláez"in the San Francisco de Asis Convent. Havana City, 2006.
  • The teaching of the ceramics in the Higher Institute of Art, developed at the San Francisco de Asis Convent. Havana City, 2005.
  • The experimentation in ceramics. Presentation of the Barro Espiritual Project, in the National Museum of Ceramics. Havana City, 2002.
  • Round table on the sculpture in Cuba. Points of view of creators from the different generations at the Arts and Literature Schoolof the University of Havana City, 1999.
  • The fine Arts creators within the digital world. 2nd meeting of specialists inVirtual Reality. Mass Media and Communication School. Higher Institute of Arts, 1998.

Collections[edit]

No Game, 2011. Collection ASU Art Museum, Ceramic Research Center, Arizona, US.

Arizona State University Art Museum

Among the most important public collections in which we can find the Carlos Enrique's artworks are: National Museum of the Cuban Contemporary Ceramic in Havana; ASU Art Museum, Ceramic Research Center, Arizona, US; Museum of the Contemporary Ceramics (MCC) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Puerto de la Cruz city, Tenerife, Spain; Museum of the Dance of Havana; Museum of the City of Havana; Cultural Center Dulce María Loynaz of Havana; Elf Genius art fundació de Barcelona, Spain; and PanAmerican Arts Projects, Dallas – Miami, USA.

He has worked in multiple private collections in Cuba, USA, Spain, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Dominican Republic, among others.

Work in public places[edit]

  • Atlantes (Atlases), permanent collection in the National Museum of the Ceramics of Havana.
  • Bust of the Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz. Cultural Center Dulce María Loynaz, Real Academy of the Spanish Language in Havana.
  • Bust of the Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz. Public space in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • Bust of Emilio Roig of Leuchsenring. The Museum of the City. Havana.
  • Bust of the Prima Ballerina Alicia Alonso. The Museum of the Dance. Havana.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Alberdi, Virginia: “Otro Carlos Enrique: retrato de un artista adolescente”, revista Artecubano, no. 2, La Habana, 1995, pp 42–45, ilus.
  • Alberdi, Virginia: “Ni inocente ni neutral”, diario Granma, No 207 – año 41, La Habana, miércoles 31 de agosto de 2005, ilus.
  • Alberdi, Virginia: “Carlos Enrique Prado: Ni inocente ni neutral”, Cubarte, portal de la cultura cubana. Noticias, 3 de septiembre de 2005, ilus.

http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/periodico/noticias/133494/133494.html

  • Alonso, Alejandro G.: Todo para llevar (cat.), Galería Galiano, La Habana, agosto de 2006.
  • Alonso, Alejandro G.: Re-visiones (cat.), Museo Nacional de la Cerámica, La Habana, noviembre de 2006.
  • Barreto, Emilio: “Prado transfigurado”, revista Cartelera Cultural, no. 64, La Habana, 1996, ilus.
  • Branscome, Jeff: “From Cuba to U.S.: Clay connection”. The Free Lance-Star newspaper, Fredericksburg city, VA, USA. August 4, 2011.
  • Calvo, Onedys: “El ceramista escultor: Carlos Enrique, el artista”, revista Revolución y Cultura, no. 5-6, año 2006, pp 59–65, ilus.
  • Castellanos, Israel: “La taza sanitaria emplaza”, revista digital La Jiribilla, No 223, La Habana 2005, ilus.

http://www.lajiribilla.co.cu/2005/n223_08/mirada.html

  • Noceda Fernández, José Manuel: “Carlos Enrique Prado: con un mirar diferente”, revista La Gaceta de Cuba, no. 3, La Habana, mayo-junio, 2006, pp 46–48, ilus.
  • Noceda Fernández, José Manuel: “Carlos Enrique Prado: La ritualidad del objeto”, Otra forma más de mirar lo mismo (cat.), Centro Cultural ICAIC, La Habana, julio de 2005.
  • Pereira, María de los Ángeles: “Descubrir lo sublime”, Mírate el mundo de otra manera (cat.), Galería La Acacia, La Habana, junio de 2002.
  • Pereira, María de los Ángeles: “Carlos Enrique, escultor”, revista Artecubano, no 2-3, La Habana, 2003, pp 48–51, ilus.
  • Prado Herrera, Carlos Enrique: “Terapia Sanitaria. Apuntes colaterales”, revista Noticias de Artecubano, no 8 año 9, La Habana, agosto de 2008, pp 7, ilus.
  • Prado Herrera, Carlos Enrique: Transfiguración (cat.), Centro de arte 23 y 12, La Habana, 1996.
  • Prado Herrera, Carlos Enrique: Todo para llevar (cat.), Galería Galiano, La Habana, 2006.
  • Reyes Cruz, Alain: “Aquí y allá. A propósito de la exposición personal Todo para llevar de Carlos Enrique Prado, en Galería Galiano”, revista Noticias de Artecubano, no 4 año 7, La Habana, septiembre-octubre de 2006, pp 3, ilus.
  • Rodríguez, Dianelys: “Todo para llevar”, Portal San Cristóbal de La Habana. Sept de 2006.
  • Sánchez Álvarez, Amalia: Almas en pena (cat.), Galería Galiano, La Habana, 1994.
  • Vasallo, María del Carmen: “Todo para llevar”, portal web Cubasí.cu, 28-08-2006. http://cultura-resena.cubasi.cu/desktopdefault.aspx?spk=160&clk=130258&lk=1&ck=67615&spka=35
  • Veigas Zamora, José: “La escultura en Cuba. Siglo XX”, Fundación Caguayo y Editorial Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, 2005, pp 346–348, ilus.

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