José Ángel Toirac

CURRICULUM

JOSE ANGEL TOIRAC

1966
Nació en Guantanamo, Cuba
Actualmente vive y trabaja en La Habana, Cuba

EDUCACION
1990
Instituto Superior de Arte of Havana, Havana, Cuba.

1985
San Alejandro Academy, Havana, Cuba.

1980
Escuela Elemental de Arte 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba

PRINCIPALES EXPOSICIONES PERSONALES

2016
Ninguna historia es inocente: Politica y pornografía. Pan American Art Projects, Miami, Florida.

2015
Prado 72. 12 Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba   
Da Capo. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales,  Havana, Cuba  

2013
Mare Magnum Mare Nostrum (with Meira Marrero). Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba
Vanitas (with Meira Marrero). Pan American Art Projects, Miami, Florida

2012
Achilles & Ulysses. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

2010  
Opium.  Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2009  
In God We Trust/America’s  Most Wanted. X Havana Biennial, Galeria La Casona (in collaboration with Loring McAlpin)
Orbis.  Homage to Walker Evans. Gallery Geukens & DeVil, Antwerp, Belgium
Jose Angel Toirac: Censorship and Celebration in Cuba. Artwithouthwalls Foundation. Art Pulse, Miami, Florida

2007  
Exhumations.  Space Zero, Havana (in collaboration with Lazaro Saavedra)
Orbis. Homage to Walker Evans. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Ithaca. Geukens & De Vil Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2006
The Twelve. Centro Provincial de Artes Plasticas y Diseño, Havana, Cuba.
Parabolas. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto, Canada.

2005
Requiem. La Casona, Havana, Cuba.

2004
The Golden Age. Offsite, Houston, Texas (in collaboration with Patricia Clark)
New Installations, Artists in Residence: Cuba.  Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA.  

2003
Sacrifice. Gallery 106, Austin, Texas.


2002  
Think Different. Art in General, New York, New York
Mediations II.  Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba

2001  
In Black and Red. Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba (in collaboration with Ricardo Elias)
Playing the Game. Gallery 106, Austin, Texas
Mediaciones. Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona.

2000    
Spectrum: An Idea of History. Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, Arizona
L(a) P(rimera) V(ez) (Collaboration with Alfredo Manzo)Galeria Plaza Vieja, Havana, Cuba
Spectrum: Homage to a Marx idea (in collaboration with Ricardo G. Elias). Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

1998
Rosca Izquierda. Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Death and Representations (Exhumations). N.O.M.A.D.E. Gallery, Paris, France.
Axis Mundi (Myth and Representation). Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1997
Habana: tenemos lo que usted sabe que le gusta y lo que aun no sabe que le gusta (Havana: we have what you know you like and what you don’t know yet that you do). VI Bienal de la Habana, Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1996
Los irrepresentables-Gentes Trabajadoras (The Irrepresentables- Workers).  N.O.M.A.D.E. Gallery, Paris, France.
Muerte y Representacion (Exhumaciones) (Death and Representations) (Exhumations). Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany.

1995
Masa: Retratos (Mases: Portraits). Schloss Stolberg. Aachen, Germany.
Masa: Retratos (Mases: Portraits). National Center of Restoration and Conservation  of Monuments (CENCREM), Havana, Cuba.

1994
Ida y vuelta (Going and Coming). House of the Young Creator, Havana, Cuba.

1993
Recent Work (with Pedro Alvarez). Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba

1992
Avanzada (T&T). College of Architects, Malaga, Spain.
Todo para vencer (All for Sale). Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba.

1991
Juntos y adelante. Arte, Politica y Voluntad de Representacion (Together Ahead. Art, Politics and Representative Will). (ABTV).  House of the Young Creator, Havana, Cuba.

1990
Homenaje a Hans Haacke (Homage to Hans Haacke). (ABTV). Project Castillo de la Fuerza, Havana, Cuba.
Tapices y Papier Mache (T&T). Gallery, Higher Institute of Art (ISA). Havana, Cuba.

1989
Nosotros: exposicion antologica de la obra de Raul Martinez (Us: Anthologic Exhibition of Raul Martinez) (ABTV). Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Luz y Oficios, Havana, Cuba.
Gustavo Perez Monzon DiesSiocho dias (T&T). Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Luz y Oficios, Havana, Cuba.
First Solo Show of Pedro Vizcaino (T &T). Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Luz y Oficios, Havana, Cuba.

1988
Grabado sobre Grabado. Gallery at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) (Higher Institute of Art), Havana, Cuba.
Pinturas Cubanas (T&T). Plaza House of Culture, Havana, Cuba.

PRINCIPALES EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS
2016
Iconocracia. Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
CUBA. Tatuare la Storia. Pac-Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea Milano, Italy.  
¡Patria o Libertad! Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Sujetos y Predicados. Fábrica de Arte Cuban Contemproraneo, (F.A.C.) Havana, Cuba.  
Lo impropio. Fábrica de Arte Cuban Contemproraneo, (F.A.C.) Havana, Cuba.  
Line Up. La Acacia Gallery, Havana Cuba.   
 
2015
Iconocracia. ARTIUM, Centro-MuseoVasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. 
Ave María. Zona Franca, Exposición colateal 12 Bienal de La Habana, Cuba.   
HB. Pabexpo, Havana, Cuba.  
Devenir Animal. Fábrica de Arte Cuban Contemporáneo, (F.A.C.) Havana, Cuba.  
Íntimos extraños. La política como celebridad, la celebridad como política. DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain.   

2014
¡Patria o Libertad! Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC) de Santiago de Chile, Chile. 
Modern Icons. Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany.  
Miradas. Factoria Habana, Havana, Cuba. 
Ilusiones. Daros Latinamerica AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
A este lado del paraíso. Galeria El Reino de este mundo. Bibblioteca Nacional Jose Marti, Havana, Cuba  
Las otras narraciones. Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam,  Havana, Cuba. 
Permutations. Contemporary Cuban Art Pan American Art Project, Miami, Florida. 

2013
Subrosa. The Language of Resistance. USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida

2012 
Las metáforas del cambio. Factoria Habana, La Habana, Cuba.

2011
ADN. Galeria Villa Manuela, UNEAC, La Habana, Cuba. 
Cuba Now.  21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
PINTA. London, United Kingdom

2010  
Queloids: Race and Racism in Contemporary  Cuban Art. Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba                                                                                                                                            Queloids: Race and Racism in Contemporary  Cuban Art. Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Utropicos. XXXI Bienal de Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Factoria Compostela en SH Contemporary 2010. Shanghai, China

2009  
Global  Warning. Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

2008    
¡CUBA! Art and History from 1868 to Today. Museé des Beux-Arts de Montréal, Québec, Canada. 
Las formas temporales. .Calle Zero, La Habana, Cuba.   


2007
Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art. Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Lo que las imagenes quieren (What the Images Want). Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid, Spain.
Brussels Art Fair. Geukens & De Vil Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
Espacios Multiplicados (Multiplied Spaces). Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

2006    
Arte de Cuba. Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Brazil
First Cycle of Video Art. Modern Art Institute of Valencia (IVAM), Valencia, Spain.
Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art. MoLAA, Long Beach, California
Plus can Change: New Videos from Cuba. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
Museo Tomado (Taken Museum). IX Havana Biennial , National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
La Huella Multiple (The Multiple Print) V Edition. San Francisco de Asis Convent, Havana, Cuba.
Brussels Art Fair. Mackey Gallery, Texas.
Fast Forward II. Cinematographic Cultural  Center, Havana, Cuba.
El Tercer Entorno (The Third Setting). La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Artes de Cuba (Arts from Cuba). Cultural Center Banco do Brazil, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia, Brazil.
Searching for the Soul of Queen Street West. Nuit Blanche. Queen West Loft Sales Office Building, designed by British architect Will Alsop, Toronto, Canada.

2005
Drawing from the Modern 1975-2005. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York.
Art Basel Miami. Corkin Shopland Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Revolution and Commerce. The Legacy of Korda’s Portrait of Che Guevara. UCR/California Museum of Photography, California.
IV Salon Cubano de Arte Contemporaneo (IV Contemporary Cuban Art Saloon). Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

2004    
New Installations. Artists in Residence. Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fishing in International Waters: New Acquisitions from the Latin American Collections. Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Rogue Nations: Cuban and Chinese Artists. MACLA, San Jose, California.
Eight International Cuenca Biennial. Contemporary Art Museum, Cuenca, Ecuador.
Iconofagia. Teoretica Foundation, San Jose, Costa Rica.

2003  
The American Effect . Whitney Museum of American Art. New York.
Estrategias de transacción (Transaction Strategies). Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, La Habana, Cuba.
New Adquisitions.  Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Los Tres Mongos Sabios (The Three Wise Morons). Galería Habana, La Habana, Cuba. Colateral VIII Bienal Maneras de inventarse una sonrisa (Ways to invent a smile).  Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

2001
New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York.
En cada barrio Revolucion (Revolution in Each Neighborhood). The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Explorations. Rhode Island Foundation. Providence, Rhode Island.
III Cuban Contemporary National Saloon. Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Desasosiego (Anxiety). Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

2000
Spectrum: An Idea of History. Arizona State University Temple, Arizona.
Third International Kwangju Biennial. Kwangju, Korea.
Havana Nagila. Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art. Tel Aviv, Israel.
Dissonances.  Le 10 neuf, Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain. Montbeliard, France.
Spectrum. Homenaje a una idea de Marx. (Spectrum. Homage to a Marx Idea). Fototeca de Cuba (Photographic Library), Havana, Cuba.

1999
Cuban Contemporary Art: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island. Traveling Exhibition, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts at the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, California; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; The Latin American Museum, Long Beach, California.
La Huella Multiple (The Multiple Print) II Edition.  Havana, Cuba.
Queloides (Queloids).  Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1998 
Coquito con Mortadella. Galería de Arte de la Facultad de Plástica del ISA.  Auspiciado por la Fundación Ludwig de Cuba y la Embajada de Italia en Cuba.  La Habana, Cuba.    
Jao Moch. Homenaje a Antonia Eiriz. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba.
Comment peut-on etre cubain? Maison de l’Amerique Latine, Paris, France.
New Acquisitions at CAAM (Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno), Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.
Cuban Contemporary Art: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island. Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona.
II Cuban Contemporary National Saloon. Fototeca de Cuba (Photographic Library), Havana, Cuba.

1997
Miradas sobre el Che. Doce artistas cubanos contemporáneos (Glances at Che. Twelve Contemporary Cuban Artists). Donostia Ganbara Aretoa- Koldo Mitxelena and Bilbao hika Ateneo, Basque Country, Spain.
Cologne International Art Fair.N.O.M.A.D.E. Gallery, Colgne, Germany.

1996
Cuba Siglo XX. Modernidad y Sincretismo (Cuba XX Century. Modernity and Sincretism). Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Fundacion la Caixa, Palma de Mallorca; Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.
Mundo Soñado (Dreamed World). Casa America, Madrid, Spain.
Havana/Newark ’96. Sumei Multidisciplinary Art Center, Newark, New Jersey.
ARCO. Madrid, Spain.
Realidades Virtuales (Virtual Realities). VI Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
Che nuestro de cada dia (Our Che of Eveyday). Gallery Luis de Soto, Havana University, Havana, Cuba.
Juntos pero no revueltos (Together but not Mixed). Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1995
Ahora mismo. Arte Contemporaneo de Cuba (Right Now. Cuban Contemporary Art). International University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida.
I International Biennal of Groupe. Cargo Gallery, Marsella France.
Palimpsestos (Palimpsests). Galeria Habana, Havana, Cuba.

1994
Basel International Art Fair.  Krings-Ernst Gallery, Basilea, Switzerland.
Son cubano (s). (They are Cubans). Fucares Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
El tema historico en la pintura cubana (The Historic Theme in Cuban Painting). National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1993
Made in Cuba. Krings-Ernst Gallery, Cologne, Germany.

1992
Desde Cuba (From Cuba). Ludwin Forum, Aachen, Germany.

1991
New Acquisitions of Cuban Art. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1990
Cuba OK. Stadtische Kunsthalle. Dusserdolf, Germany.

1988
Young Cuban Artists. Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
No por mucho madrugar amanece mas temprano (Even if you raise early dawn won’t be earlier). Fototeca de Cuba (Photographic Library), Havana, Cuba.
Suave y Fresco (Easy and Fresh). National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

SELECTED AWARDS
2010   
Factoría Compostela. Santiago de Compostela. Galicia, España.
Mattress Factory Museum & University of Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, USA

2009   
Artwithoutwalls.  International  Art Foundation. Louisville, USA

205
Distintion for National Culture, Havana, Cuba.

2004   
Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA/ Toronto, Canada.

2003
Curator National Prize, in collaboration with Meira Marrero. (Mediations II).
2002  
Art In General, New York, USA

2001  
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
MEDAID.org/ART, Austin, Texas, USA. 

2000  
Institute for Studies in the Arts and Arizona State University Art Museum, USA.

1998
Curator National Prize, in collaboration with Meira Marrero (Jao Moch. Homage to Antonia Eiriz).
Institute for Studies in the Arts and Arizona State University Art Museum, USA.

PRINCIPALES COLECCIONES PUBLICAS
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Museé des Beux-Arts de Montréal, Québec, Canada
Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, Francia