Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy

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Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy "Diago" (Born 1971 in Havana) is a Cuban contemporary artist[1], he graduated at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" Habana. Grandson of artist Roberto Juan Diago Querol, his grandmother was a first violinist in the Havana Symphony Orchestra. Born in an intellectual background he nevertheless lived his childhood in a poor neighborhood, el barrio of Pogolotti.[2]

Influences by his own past, in his work he confronts the Cuban official racial narrative, rewriting history to include the slavery and shame the country has tried to forget, working with material like calico he refers to what slaves used to wear.[3]

Exhibitions

  • 1997 Venice Biennale
  • 1999 International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC)[4]
  • 2005 Pan American Art Gallery. Dallas, Texas, EEUU.
  • 2006 Galería (e)spacio. Madrid, España.
  • 2008 Galería El Torco. Cantabria, España[5]
  • 2010-12 Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art, Havana-Pittsburgh-New York City-Cambridge, Ma.
  • 2013 Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba[6]
  • 2013 Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam. La Habana, Cuba
  • 2014 Galería de la Biblioteca Pública Rubén Martínez Villena. La Habana, Cuba
  • 2014 Galería Tristá. Trinidad, Cuba./ Sobre mis pasos.
  • 2015 Panamerican Art Projects. Miami, Florida, EEUU. / Tracing Ashes. Galerie Crone,Berlin. Alemania.
  • 2016 MagnanMetz Gallery, New York: Imprint of a Memory. EEUU./ Sobre mis pasos ( Sur mes pas)[7]
  • 2016 Vallois Galerie. Paris, Francia/
  • 2017 Ethelbert Cooper Gallery, Harward[8]
  • 2017 Venice Biennale, Cuban Pavillion.
  • 2018 The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC
  • 2018 Kennedy Center installation (Artes de Cuba), Washington, D.C.

Awards[edit]

  • 1995: “Juan Francisco Elso” Prize (Académie des Beaux-Arts de Cuba)
  • 1999: “ Amédée Maratier” Award (Fondation Kikoïne, Paris)[9]
  • 2000: “Abril 2000” Prize (UJC Nacional)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A new Cuban connection: Lowe show on AfroCuba works is truly groundbreaking". Miami Herald. January 20, 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Six Contemporary Cuban artists you need to know about | Christie's'". Christies Collecting Guide. 2015-08-28. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  3. ^ Cobas Amate, Roberto (2017-03-01). "ROBERTO DIAGO EXPONE EN HARVARD: UN ACONTECIMIENTO RELEVANTE PARA LA CULTURA CUBANA" (PDF). La ventana abierta. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  4. ^ "Juan Roberto Diago Visual Artist". Havana Club. 2017-04-04. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  5. ^ "El cubano Roberto Diago abre la nueva etapa de El Torco. eldiariomontanes.es". www.eldiariomontanes.es. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  6. ^ de la fuente, Alejandro (2014). "Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba". www.afrocubaweb.com. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  7. ^ "Roberto Diago: Between the Lines - EXHIBITIONS - Magnan Metz Gallery". www.magnanmetz.com. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  8. ^ Colby, Celine (2017-08-02). "Diago exhibit at the Cooper Gallery rewrites Afro-Cuban history". The Bay State Banner. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 
  9. ^ "Roberto Diago". www.queloides-exhibit.com (in Spanish). 2012. Retrieved 2017-09-09. 

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