Saturday, November 3, 2012
Gilberto Frometa (b.1946) Artista Plastico Cubano
GILBERTO FRÓMETA FERNÁNDEZ
Drawer, Painter, Engraver and Graphic Designer. 1946 born in Havana, Cuba.
Member of the Cuban Writers and Artists National Union; Member of the Experimental Graphic Shop of Havana.
1979 – 84 SUPERIOR INSTITUTE OF ART of Havana. Licentiate in Plastic Arts Specialization in Graphics. Havana, Cuba.
1962 – 70 NATIONAL SCHOOL OF ART (ENA) of Havana. General Studies in Plastic Arts Middle Level. Havana, Cuba.
1958 – 60 Continental School. Commercial Art. USA.
WORKING EXPERIENCE (SELECTED)
2005 Jury, “Plastic and Graphic Arts Province Show”. Pinar del Río, Cuba. / 1999 Jury, “Convention of Tourism Cuba 99". Havana, Cuba. / 1997 Jury, “March 13 Salon”. University Extension. Havana, Cuba. / 1995 Jury, “First Exhibition of Cuban Contemporary Art”. Havana, Cuba. / 1993 Professor, Print Shop. San Cristobal, State Táchira, Venezuela. / 1990 – 92 Professor, Print Shops in metal and Drawing courses, University of Andes, State Merida, Venezuela. / 1987 – 89 Drawing Professor, National School of Arts. Havana, Cuba. / 1989 Print Professor in metal. Central university of Quito, Ecuador / 1985 Independent Artist / 1981 Professor, Manipulated Photography Workshop. Mexican Council of Photography. Mexico F.D., Mexico. / 980 – 84 Drawing Professor, National School of Art. Havana, Cuba. / 1978 Director, National School of Design. Havana, Cuba. / 1977 – 78 Advisor in the Art Teaching Direction. Ministry of Culture, Cuba. / 1971 – 78 Graphic Designer, CUBA INTERNATIONAL Magazine. Havana, Cuba.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2012 NOBLE WHISPERS FROM AFAR Art in Capitals Gallery, Shanghai. China
2011 FROM MY GARDEN. Orígenes Gallery (Collage Habana). García Lorca Theater. Havaba, Cuba.
2010 SPRING THUNDER. Huitai Art Center. Tianjin, China.
2009 AGAINST WIND AND TIDES. BB Gallery. Beijing, China.
2007 LIGHT & COLOR. BB Gallery. Beijing, China.
2006 FOLLOWING MY OWN TRAIL. Penang Universiti Sains, Malaysia. / RECENT HORSE PAINTINGS. City Art Gallery. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. / SINCRETIC ABSTRACTION. Gallery Collage Habana. Havana, Cuba. / THE RAZOR-BLADER IS AT THE TAIL. Tele Pinar Gallery. P.Río Cuba
2005 MAKING HEADWAYS. SOKA GAKAY Foundation. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. / CUBAN PAINTING. City Art Gallery. Melaka, Malaysia.
2003 SONS OF THE WIND. Fernando Pessoa Art Gallery. Coral Gables, Florida. USA. / SONS OF THE WIND, AND OF THE ABSURD. La Acacia Gallery. Havana, Cuba. / PAINTINGS. Varadero Gallery. Hotel Meliá Varadero. Varadero, Cuba.
2001 PARADOXOS. FP Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal. / ABSTRACTIONS OF FRÓMETA. Faro University, Algarve, Portugal.
2000 MIRROR OF TIME. Varadero Gallery. Hotel Meliá Varadero, Cuba.
1998 FRÓMETA, RIDES AND RIPS. Escolar Editora Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
1997 QUADRIGAS AT SUN. The Golden Branch Gallery, Panama.
1996 IF THE FAITH IS LOST... La Acacia Gallery, Havana.
1995 FRÓMETA. Torres Gallery, Bilbao, Spain.
1994 THE MYSTERIES OF THE COLORS. Nader Art Gallery, Dominican Republic.
FRÓMETA. Torres Gallery, Bilbao, Spain.
1993 LAND OF DREAMS. Quintero Gallery. Barranquilla, Colombia.
DREAMS OF THIS LAND. Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
1991 HAVANA-MARACAIBO-HAVANA. Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
THE VORACIOUS SPACE OF SILENCE. Díaz Manzini Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
PRESENCE OF HAVANA. MUSAS Workshop Gallery. Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1990 SUGGESTIONS AMONG CURTAINS. America Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
WHIMS OF AN UNCOMPASS ABSTRACTION. Plastic Arts and Design Center. Havana, Cuba.
WALKED PRINTS. Drawings and Engraving. Alive Mexico Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
1989 GRAPHICS AND PAINTINGS OF FRÓMETA. Drawings and Engraving. House of Culture of Guayaquil. Ecuador.
PAINTING OF FRÓMETA. Modern Art Museum Gallery. Cuenca, Ecuador
OILS. Pomaire Gallery. Quito, Ecuador
1988 MY NEIGHBORS... Photoprints. Wifredo Lam Center. Havana, Cuba
PRINTS 1980 - 1987. 10 de Octubre Gallery. Havana, Cuba
UNCOMPASS GESTURE. Photoprints. Open Space Gallery. REVOLUTIONARY AND CULTURE Press
1986 PAINTING 1984 - 1986. National Fine Arts Museum. Havana, Cuba
ENGRAVINGS AND PHOTOPRINTS. Latin American Space Gallery. Paris, France
DRAWINGS OF FRÓMETA AND ZAIDA DEL RIO. Trip exhibition in Mongolia, Korea and Japan
1983 THREE DATES ONE BOOK. Engraving. Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba
1981 PRINTS. Gradiva Gallery. Zacatecas, Mexico
1980 DRAWINGS OF FRÓMETA. Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba
1977 PHOTOPRINTS OF FRÓMETA. Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba
1972 FRÓMETA. “L” Gallery. Havana, Cuba
1970 THE SWINDLE OF THE FREEDOM. Drawing. Ramp Gallery. Habana Libre Hotel. Havana, Cuba
INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2010 Cuba Avant-Garde Beijing 2010. Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art. 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China. / CROSSOVER – 2010 6th Culture and Art Festival of Songzhuang China. Sunshine International Museum. Songzhuang, Beijing, China.
2009 ONE WORLD ONE HOME – The 4th Exhibition of the Art Works from Foreign Embassies in China of the 11th Asian Art Festival. Ordos Bronze Ware Museum, Inner Mongolia, China. Embassy of The Republic of Cuba. / CIGE 2009. China. Embassy of The Republic of Cuba & BB Gallery. Beijing, China
2008 Art Beijing 2008. Beijing, China. BB Gallery. Beijing, China. / Art KARLSRUHE 2008. Karlsruhe, Germany. BB Gallery. Beijing, China
2007 Art Beijing 2007. Beijing, China. BB Gallery. Beijing, China
ART MADRID. Madrid, Spain. Gallery Collage Habana. Havana, Cuba
2006 International art fair of Malaysia. Malaysia. City Art Gallery. Melaka, Malaysia
ARTE LISBON 2006. Lisbon, Portugal. 12 & 23 Gallery. Havana, Cuba
2004 ARCO’S Fair. Madrid, Spain. La Acacia Gallery. Havana, Cuba
2001 International Contemporary Art Biennale. Florence, Italy
1995 Engraving International Fair. Madrid, Spain
1994 Plastic Arts Biennial. Cuenca, Ecuador
International Art Fair. Brussels, Belgium
1993 International Art Fair. Miami, USA. Nader Art Gallery. Dominican Republic
International Art Fair. Caracas, Venezuela
1992 ARTFI 92. Bogotá, Colombia
Sevilla 92 Art Fair. Spain
1991 6th Biennial of Miniatures. Prints. TAGA. Caracas, Venezuela
1990 Collective of Latin American Prints. TAGA. Caracas, Venezuela
1987 13th International Exhibition of Prints. Kanagawa, Japan
1986 40 Artists, 40 Years, 40 Countries. Unesco. Paris, France
2nd Biennial of Havana. Havana, Cuba
1985 11th International Independents Exhibition. Kanagawa, Japan
1984 8th British International Print Biennale. Bradford, England
1st Biennial of Havana. Havana, Cuba
1983 Ljubljana Print Biennial. Former Yugoslavia
1980 XIX International Special Prize of Drawing JOAN MIRÓ. Barcelona, Spain
1975 Poster Biennial. Warsaw, Poland
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
1996 National Culture Distinction. Awarded by the Culture Ministry of Cuba
1990 1st Prize of VI Biennial of Small Format Prints. TAGA. Caracas, Venezuela
1984 Prize in 1st Biennial of Havana. Latin American Space. Paris, France
Francisco Javier Báez National Prints Prize. 1st Biennial of Havana. Havana, Cuba
1983 Mention. Encounter of Prints. Havana, Cuba
1981 Prize. 1st National Exhibition of Print, Small Format. Havana, Cuba
1977 Prize. 1st National Exhibition of Drawing. Pinar del Río. Cuba
1976 Prize. Design of Magazine Cover. National Exhibition of Graphic Propaganda. Havana, Cuba
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (SELECTED)
National Museum of Fine Arts. Havana, Cuba
Modern Art Museum. Łodz, Poland.
Wilanow Poster Museum. Poland
Szczecin National Museum. Poland
Janus Panonius Museum. Budapest, Hungary
Indian Art Museum. Moscow, Russia
Metropolitan Council. Bradford City, Great Britain
Modern Art Museum. Cuenca, Equator
Cuban Art Museum, Vienna, Austria
Works have been collected by both institutions and individuals in Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Holland, Jamaica, Japan, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Syria, USA and Venezuela.
2001 FRÓMETA, PICTORIAL WORKS. Author: espaciog. 160 pages book, with 85 color
reproductions. Edited by CLASSICA Editor. Printed in Lisbon, Portugal.
SAMPLES OF HIS WORK: