OCTAVIO

 CUELLAR

 

 

1992 Graduated of Sculpture and Drawing, School of Visual Arts San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Tautology, Miami River Drive Art Fair, James L Knight Miami Convention Center, Brickell, Miami FL, USA

Hedonism, Viceroy Hotel at Icon Brickell, Miami FL, USA

2010 Palimpsest, Gallery o2c

Art, Art Basel, Wynwood, Art District, Miami, FL, USA

2005 To exhale, Smoke Jazz and Supper Club, New York, NY, U S A

2002 The Art of Octavio Cuellar, J.L.S. Contemporary Art Gallery, Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico

2001 Fugitive Spirit, La BOOM Show Center, Mexico City, Mexico

1999 Escaping of my body, Cigar Smokers Country Club and Habano Tobacco House. Istanbul, Turkey

Upside down Century, Itinerant exhibition in Greece.

May, Piraeus Municipal Gallery; July, Cultural Center of the Kephalonia Island’s government and Museum of the University of Athens

1997 In silence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX), City of Havana, Cuba

Eyes that prefer to imagine, Gallery The Acacia, City of Havana, Cuba Things of the soul, Andalucía Plaza Hotel, Marbella, Spain Eyes prefer imagine, Gallery The Acacia, Havana, Cuba

1995 The essential is invisible to the eyes, Octavio Cuellar sculptures, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana, Cuba

1993 Spiritual, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana, Cuba

1992 Reflections, Art Center 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2017 Dreams, Sarcasm, Cynicism, with Cuban artists Luis Cabrera (printmaking), Cesar Beltran and Teo Beceiro (painting), Art & Design Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2016 Intangible Flight, with the Cuban painter David Rodriguez and Brazilian painter Claudio Souza Pinto, Art & Design Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2015 Nueva Zona Franca, Canvas sponsor, Latin American Art Pavilion Project, Red Dot Fair during Art Basel week, Miami, FL, USA

2014 Three talents, three artists, Stone House of San Bernardino Contla, Tlaxcala, Mexico

2011 Miami Wave Project (booth), International Art Fair Naples, Naples, FL, USA

(Curated by Sergio Garcia, artist)

2007 Europe Latin America Meeting, J.L.S. Contemporary Art Gallery. Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico

2003 Visual Images, El Carmen Museum. Mexico City, Mexico

2001 5th Cuban Mexican Visual Arts Salon, Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Mexico, México City, Mexico

2000 3rd. Teodoro Ramos Blanco Sculpture Biennial and 98th Anniversary of Teodoro Blanco’s Birth Theoretical Meeting, Teodoro Ramos Blanco Gallery, Havana, Cuba

CODEMA 2000, Cuban Contemporary Sculpture Salon, International Forum of Environmental Sculpture, Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba

1st Erotic Art Salon Exhibit, Gallery The AcaciaHavana, Cuba

1999 Contemporary Cuban Exhibition, Cuban Embassy in Bratislava,  Slovakia

1998 Exhibition Week of the Czech Culture, Gallery Art Galiano and Concordia, Havana, Cuba

1994 Cuban Contemporary Sculpture, Havana, Cuba

1993 Small format, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba

1992 Exhibit of the year with Cuban artists Manuel Mendive, Roberto Fabelo, Flora Fong, Nelson Dominguez, Zaida del Rio, Arturo Montoto, Pedro Pablo Oliva, Gallery The Acacia, Havana, Cuba

  

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

2016 Art Medellin, September 1619, “Trazos de Identidad” (Strokes of identity), Latin American Art Pavilion Booth, Curator Anaibis Yero, Plaza Mayor, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

2015 Red Dot Art Fair, December, Latin America Art Pavilion booth, Curator Anaibis Yero, Art Basel week, Downtown Miami FL, USA

2013 Miami River Drive Art Fair, December 5, James L Knight Miami Convention Center, Brickell, Miami FL, USA

2012 Biennial Visual Art LNVA, September 15 - October 26, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut’sAvery Point Campus, CT, USA

2010 RUTA 2010, International Juried Exhibition, February,

Bakehouse Art Complex, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL, USA

2004 2nd Biennial Visual Arts in Yucatan, Cultural Institute of Yucatan, Mexico

1994 5th Havana Biennial (Contemporary Cuban Sculpture), May - July, Mariano Rodríguez Gallery, Havana, Cuba

1992 ARCOS 92, Exhibit on the occasion of the Meeting between Two Cultures, September, Arcos Fair, Madrid, Spain

 

COMMISSIONS

2017 Private Art Commission, Musician of Contra bass, sculpture (77 H x 34 W x 32 D inches), copper, Miami Country Day School, Building Center for the Arts, Miami, FL, USA

2002 Private Art Commission, Espiritu prófugo (Spirit fugitive), twenty sculptures

on human scale, copper, Rincon Dorado, Cuernavaca, Morelos State, Mexico

2000 Corporate Art Commission, Luego existo (Then I exist), three sculptures on human scale, copper, Hostel Los Frailes, Old Havana, Cuba Public Art Commission, Tourists, three sculptures on human scale, copper, Arenas Doradas Hotel, Varadero, Cuba

1999 Corporate Art Commission, The Monk, sculpture, copper, Basilica Minor of the San Francisco de Asis Convent, Old Havana, Cuba

Public Art Commission, The Rhythm of Silence, four sculptures, variable dimensions, copper, Jazz Café, Havana, Cuba

1997 Private Art Commission, Spainair Traveler, sculpture, copper,Spanair S.A. headquarter in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Private Art Commission, Slow Passage, sculpture, copper, Andalacia Plaza Hotel, Marbella, Spain

Public Art Commission, Appearance, sculpture, copper, Hotel Sotavento, Varadero, Cuba

1996 Public Art Commission, Presence, sculpture, copper, Hotel Arenas Dor

adas, Varadero, Cuba 

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS SELECTION

CUBA

Hotel Arenas Doradas, Varadero, Matanzas Hotel Sotavento, Varadero, Matanzas

Hotel Turquesa, Varadero, Matanzas Paseo Galleries, Havana

Basilica of the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Havana, Cuba Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler, Havana, Cuba

ECUADOR

President National Football Federation Galo Roggiero

ENGLAND

Halvor Astrup Collection

GUATEMALA

Ricardo Arjona Collection

MEXICO

Carlos Slim Collection

Hank González Family

De la Parra Family

SPAIN

Gabriel Canaues Collection (General Manager, “Meliá” Channel)

SYRIA

Prince Faisal Abdula

USA

Senator Mark O. Hatfield Collection

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Print Media Garcia, Nelson, “Octavio Cuellar”, section Arte divino Arte, Palabra Nueva Magazine, Year XXV, July - August 2016, No.216, p.74

“Esculturas y Arte Pictórico se exhiben en Casa de Piedra de Contla”, Cuarto de Guerra digital newspaper, May 23th, 2014, Tlaxcala, Mexico.

Wifredo Lam Bulletin, “No pisotear lo hecho con el Corazon” (Do not trample on what is done with the Heart), 10th Havana Biennial, Wifredo Lam Center, 2009, Old Havana, Cuba.

Newspaper Editor, “Iddar de la Parra promueve al escultor Cubano Octavio Cuellar” (Iddar de la Parra promotes the Cuban sculptor Octavio Cuellar), El Heraldo de Mexico newspaper, September 2001“ Presencias de un escultor”, Arte & Artes Magazine, Mexican culture magazine, No.9, Year 3, Mexico City, Mexico Perez, Yanet, “La vestimenta de un pecador” (The vestment of a sinner), Opus Habana Magazine, Vol. III, No. 3 - 4, November 30, 1999

Diaz Romay, Alexis Raul, “El mago de Oz”, Habanera Magazine, 1997, Havana, Cuba. "Crítica de la obra del escultor Octavio Cuéllar" (Critique of the work of the sculptor Octavio Cuéllar), Eyes that prefer to imagine exhibition, catalogue, words by the art history Professor Antonio Alejo, Gallery The

Acacia, 1997, Havana, Cuba "Octavio Cuéllar: como la materia hecha flor", Lo esencial es invisible para los ojos exhibition, catalogue, words by Lino Betancourt Molina, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, 1995, Havana, Cuba “Spiritual”, Spiritual exhibition, catalogue, words by the Cuban painter Cesar Lela Jimenez, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, 1993, Havana, Cuba

 

 

Website Publications

Octavio Cuellar, “Observe”, Youtube, April 10, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlDHw5DnHfY

https://www.ecured.cu/index.php/Octavio_Cu%C3%A9llar_Campos, 2011 Art Naples & Octavio Cuellar, Naples, FL, USA, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Ktic0OiSs

“Octavio Cuellar”, The Cuban Art

Project website, 2011.https://thecubanartproject.com/artists-2/octavio-cuellar/

Garcia Tapia, Hugo “Muestra Octavio Cuellar su nueva obra escultórica”, El Universal newspaper, September 26, 2001, Mexico.

http://archivo.eluniversal.com.mx/estilos/17297.html

Perez, Yanet, “La vestimenta de un pecador” (The vestment of a sinner), taken from Opus Habana Magazine, Vol. III, No. 3

4, November 30, 1999. http://www.opushabana.cu/index.php/articulos/29articulos-artes-visuales/478

 

 

Octavio Cuellar, Tribute Versace, 2010.

11 x 7 x 12 in. Copper sheet, welding and embossing. 

 

Octavio Cuellar, Archived.

11 x 7 x 12 in. Copper sheet, welding and embossing. 

 

Octavio Cuellar, En la piel de tus zapatos.

71 x 11 x 45 in. Copper sheet, welding and embossing. 

 

Octavio Cuellar, En la piel de tus zapatos.

71 x 11 x 45 in. Copper sheet, welding and embossing. 

 

Octavio Cuellar, Whim, 2012.

6 x 22 x 10 in. Copper sheet, welding and embossing. 

 

Octavio Cuellar, Rapt, 2012.

4 x 27 x 13 in. Copper sheet, welding and embossing. 

 

Octavio Cuellar (b. 1964, Czech Republic/Cuba)

 

Place of Residency ǀ Lugar de residencia: Miami, Florida, USA

 

“I have discovered that I’m a terribly frustrated poet who deconstructs his poems in sculptures, lacking the understanding that words exist behind one another.”

 

Octavio Cuellar, At Heaven, 2014.

7.5 x 5.5 in. Copper on velvet. 

 

Octavio Cuellar
Sculpture, irregular dimensions. 

Latin American Art Pavilion ©