José Bedia

1959    Nace en La Habana, Cuba

1976    Escuela de Arte San Alejandro, Cuba

1981    Instituto Superior de Arte, Cuba

1982    Gran Premio del  Salón del Paisaje Havana, Cuba

1986    Premio de la II Bienal de la Havana, Cuba

1991    Emigra a México

1993    Traslado a Estados Unidos

1994    Guggenheim  Mem. Foundation  Intn’l Fellowship

Vive y trabaja en Miami, Florida, USA

2009    X BIENAL DE LA HABANA Resistance and Freedom:  Wifredo Lam, Raúl Martínez y José Bedia” Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba

2009    NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Miami Art Museum(MAM), Miami, Fl

2009    ‘Analogia Mistica’ Galeria Sandunga, Granada, Spain (solo)

2009    “Pivot Points” The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami, Fl

2009    Arteamericas 09. Latinamerican Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Lyle O.Reitzel, Miami Fl

2009    PINTA, Feria de Arte Contmporáneo, Galería Lyle O. Reitzel, NYC, NY

2009    “American Story” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

2008    PINTA 08 Metropolitan Pavillion,Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York, NY

2008    “Giants of the city” co-lateral Art Basel Miami Beach 09, Bayfront Park,Miami, Fl

2008    “Dominican Power & Solid Friends” co-lateral ‘Art Basel Miami Beach 09′, Wynwood Art District, Lyle O.Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.

2008    ‘Arte BA 08′ Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo, booth Lyle O. Reitzel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008    “Arteamericas 08″Latinamerican Art Fair, booth Galeria Lyle O.Reitzel, Miami Beach, Florida

2008    ‘CIRCA 08′ International Contemporary Art Fair, booth Lyle O. Reitzel, San Juan, PR

2008    A mi aire, Galería Enlace Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires (solo)

2008    Makishi Nikishi, Galería Lyle O. Reitzel, Santo Domingo (solo)

2008    Cuba. Artists experience their country, New Jersey, Hunterdon Museum of Art. Curated by de Kristen Accola

2008    Surrounded by water: Expresions of freedom and isolation in contemporary Cuban art, Boston Unversity art gallery, Boston

2008    ‘Status Quo’Costantini Arte Contemporaneo, Milano,Italia (solo)

2008    ‘Miart 08: Art Now!’,Project Room’(one man show) Feria Internacional de Milano. booth  Galeria Lyle O. Reitzel, Milano, Italia (solo)

2008    ‘Jose Bedia’ Galeria Animal, Santiago de Chile, Chile (solo)

2007    “First Hand” Fredric Stnizer Gallery, Miami, Fl.USA (solo)

2007    ‘Art Basel Miami Beach 08 ‘In-Project’  booth Fredric Stnizer Gallery, Miami, Fl.USA (solo)

2007    ‘IM-PULSE’ Galeria Ramis Barquet, Chelsea,New York, NY, USA (solo)

2007    Jose Bedia: paintings & drawings 1992-2006′ George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)

2007    ‘Imagenes Primigenias’ Enlace Arte Contemporaneo, Lima, Peru (solo)

2007    ‘CIRCA 07′obra reciente: pinturas & dibujos’ booth Galeria Lyle O. Reitzel,, San Juan, Puerto Rico (solo)

2007    “PINTA 07″ The Latinamerican Art Fair, booth Lyle O.Reitzel, Metropolitan Pavilion,New York, NY

2007    “El Triunfo de la Locura (XII aniversario) ” Galeria Lyle O. Reitzel , Santo Domingo, RD

2006    Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, Stand Galería Lyle O. Reitzel, Miami Beach, FL

2006    Arteamericas, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Coconut Grove, FL

2006    Art Basel Miami Beach, Galeria Ramis Barquet; Galeria Nina Menocal, Fred Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2006    ARCO 06, Stand Galeria Ramis Barquet, Madrid Spain

2006    José Bedia: The State of Things, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)

2006    ‘Jose Bedia: Obras Recientes 2002-2005′. Museo de Arte Moderno & Lyle O. Reitzel, Santo Domingo. RD

2005    Galeria SPATIVM, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)

2005    AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Galería Lyle O. Reitzel, New York City, .NY

2005    Arte, religione, politica, PAC, milano, Milan, Italy

2005    Museo Jaureguia, Navarra Spain

2005    ARCO 05, Stand galleria Ramis Barquet, Madrid , Spain

2005    Arte Americas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2005    Contra Corriente: 10 años, Galería Lyle O. Reitzel, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom.

2005    There, Around the corner, Galería Ramis Barquet, New York (solo)

2005    Galería Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, México (solo)

2004    Galleria Claudio Poleschi, Lucca, Italy (solo)

2004    Estremecimientos, Museo de Badajoz, Badajoz, Spain (solo)

2004    Estremecimientos, Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain (solo)

2004    El jaguar y la Anaconda, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)

2004    Galleria Claudio Poleschi, Lucca, Italy (solo)

2004    Estremecimientos, Museo de Badajoz, Badajoz, Spain (solo)

2004    Erase una vez en México, 8 Pintores Cubanos, Instituto de México en Miami, Miami FL

2004    Armory show, Galería Nina Menocal, NY

2004    ARCO 04 Feria de Arte Contemporaneo: Galería Ramis Barquet, Galería Nina Menocal, Madrid , Spain

2004    ‘Montruos, monstricos y aspirantes’ Galeria Lyle O. Reitzel, Santo Domingo, RD

2003     Ultimo fruto de temporada, Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

You Had to be There, Fredric Sniyzer Gallery, Miami, FL.

Nsila – El Camino: José Bedia and the Spirit’s Path in Congo Art, Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

2002     Kalus Steinmetz Arte Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica

José Bedia, Royal Hibernian academy, Dublin, Ireland

Proverbs, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

Fieldwork/José Bedia, Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL.

The Transporatable Cultural Hero, site specific installation, Laumeier Scultpure Park, St. Louis, MO.

A Selection of works by José Bedia, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO.

Blanco Espiritual, Museo de Bellas Artes de Granada, Palacio de Carlos V, Granada, Spain.

2001     Annina Nosei Gallery, New York

Condicion Visionaria / Visionary Condition, Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Elson Artist-in-Resident Project: José Bedia. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

2000    José Bedia: Rodeado de Mar. Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia

José Bedia: Things We Need. New Paintings, George Adams Gallery, New York City

José Bedia: Fragmentos de una Historia. Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

1999     José Bedia. Galería Ramis Barquet, New York City

José Bedia. Annina Nosei Gallery, New York City

José Bedia: Selected Works. Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

José Bedia. Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

José Bedia. The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL

1998     José Bedia. Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

20/21 José Bedia. Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Objetos de Trueque. Frederick Snitzer Gallery, Miami

I Bienal de Lima. Perú

Crónicas Americanas: Obras de José Bedia. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MARCo), Monterrey, Mexico; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City

José Bedia. David Floria Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

1997     José Bedia: Errónea Artesanía. George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY

José Bedia: Historia de Animales. Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

José Bedia: La Isla, el Cazador y la Presa (The Island, the Hunter and the Prey). SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Wichita State University Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas

José Bedia. Der Brucke Arte Internacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996     La isla, el cazador y la presa, Galeria Der Brucke, Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Expoarte. Guadalajara, Mexico

Drawings by José Bedia. Porter Troupe Gallery, San Diego, CA

My Essentialism, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; Pori Art Museum, Finland; George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (January-May)

New Drawings, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1995      Cosas Redondas/Round Things, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mundele Quiere Saber/White Person Wants to Know, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL; Terrace Gallery of Orlando City Hall, FL.

1995/94 José Bedia: De Donde Vengo/Where I’m Coming From, organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Traveled to the Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

1994      Casi todo lo que es mio/Almost all of what is mine, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

José Bedia: Obra recente, Thomas Cohn-Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

InSITE 94: A Binational exhibition of installation and Site-Specific Art, A site-specific installation at the San Diego train station, CA

Frumkin /Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Bienal de Sao Paulo, Installation, Brazil

1993     La Isla en Peso, Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City

Fábula/Fable, Galería Fernando Quintana, Bogota, Colombia

1992     New Paintings and an Installation, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias, Installation at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carillo Gil, Mexico City

Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

El Hombre de Hierro, Galería Curare, Mexico City, MX

Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1991     Large-Scale Drawings, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Los Presagios/Omens, IV Bienal de La Habana, Cuba

1991/90 Sueño circular, Ninart Centro de Cultura and Galería Ramis Barquet, Mexico City, MX

1990      Recent Work, Forest City Gallery, London, Canada

1989      Viviendo al borde del rio, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana, Cuba; Galería Angel Romero, Madrid, Spain

Final del Centauro, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana, Cuba

1987     Tres visiones del héroe, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana, Cuba y Galería Ángel Romero, Madrid, Spain

1986     Exposición de Dibujos, Galería Angel Romero, Madrid, Spain

Crónicas Americanas III, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines

1984     Persistencia del uso, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

Crónicas Americanas II, Casa de la Cultura de Plaza, Havana, Cuba

1980     Crónicas Americanas I, Casa de la Cultura de Plaza, Havana, Cuba

1986      Exposición de Dibujos, Galería Angel Romero, Madrid, Spain

Crónicas Americanas III, Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines

1984     Persistencia del uso, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

Crónicas Americanas II, Casa de la Cultura de Plaza, Havana, Cuba

1980     Crónicas Americanas I, Casa de la Cultura de Plaza, Havana, Cuba

EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS

1992    América Novia del Sol/America Bride of the Sun, Royal Museum, Antwerp, Belguim.

Migrations: Latin American Art and the Modernist Imagination, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.

Recent Acquisitions, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Large-Scale Drawings, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Arte Cubano Actual, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, MX

José Bedia, Arturo Cuenca, Italo Scanga, Porter Randall Gallery, La Jolla, CA

Al encuentro de los otros / At the encounter of the others, Art Gallery, University of Kassel, Germany.

Turning the map: Images of the Americas, Camerawork, England

1992/91 El corazón sangrante / The Bleeding Heart, organized by the Institute of

Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. Traveled to Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sakatchewan, Canada; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA; Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico City

1991     Los cubanos llegaron ya, Ninart Centro de Cultura, Mexico City, MX

Los Hijos de Guillermo Tell: Artistas Cubanos Contemporáneos, Museo de Artes

Visuales Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela; Banco de la República de Colombia, Bogota.

Mito y Magia en América: Los Ochenta, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico City

Cuban Renaissance, Maatschappij Artiet Amicitiae, Arta Foundation, Amsterdam

15 Artistas Cubanos, Ninart Centro de Cultura, Mexico City, MX

1990     Among Africas / In Americas, Walter Phillips Gallery, Baniff Alberta, Canada

Arte Contemporáneo de Cuba, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain

Kuba O.K., Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany

No man is an Island, Pori Art Museum, Finland

XLIV Biennale de Venezia, Venice, Italy

1989     Contemporary Art from Cuba, Riverside Studios, London; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain

Magiciens de la Terre, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Trajectoire Cubaine, Centre d’Art Comtemporain, Corbeil-Essons, France; Commune d’Orvieto, Tuscani; Museo Civico di Gibellina, Sicily, Italy

Final del Centauro, Colateral a la III Bienal de La Habana, Cuba

1988      Raíces en acción, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, MX

Signs of Transition: 80 Artist from Cuba, MoCHA, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, NY

1987     Art of the Fantastic: Latin American Art, 1929-1987, travelling exhibition organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; Queens Museum, New York, NY