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Bedia, José

BIOGRAPHY   

1959    Born in Havana, Cuba           

1976    School of Art of San Alejandro Havana, Cuba           

1981    Superior Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba          

1982    Gran Premio del Salon del Paisaje, Havana, Cuba   

1986    Premio de la II Bienale de la Havana, Havana, Cuba

1991    Emigrated to Mexico  

1993    Moved to the United States   

1994    Guggenheim Memorial Foundation International Fellowship 

2010    1st Prize of Excellence in Painting, IX Biennal of Beijing 2010, Beijing, China        

            Lives and works in Miami, FL  

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS      

2012    Nfumbi Mizidi, “Afrolatinos”, Museo de Caguas.

2012    KIAF 12. Korea International Art Fair. Booth Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Seul. Korea     

2012    Scope Art Fair NY 2012. Booth Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York.   

2012    Opening Casa Cortes, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico  

2012    Oscuras Aventuras Graficas, Lyle O. Reitzel, Santo Domingo, RD     

2012    Transcultural Pilgrim:Three Decades of work by Jose Bedia, Fowler Museum. UCLA, California, and Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL.

2012    ‘Historias de un pais gentil”(Solo Show) Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery. Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.  

2012    ‘Season in Hell”(Solo Show) Stnitzer Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL         

2011    Group Show: Size Matters: Large-Scale and Small-Scale Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY       

2010    ‘Scope Miami Contemporary Art Fair ‘ during Art Basel Miami Beach, Booth Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl

Refreshing Recollection, Lyle O. Reitzel, Miami, FL

The Global Caribbean II: Caribbean Trilogy: Jose Bedia, Duval Carrie & Garcia Cordero, Art Basel, The Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami, FL

Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

The Base Paint Tents for Haiti, Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, Epic Residence, Miami, FL

The Base Paint Tents: The Models, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

PINTA 2010, The Modern & Contemporary Latinamerican Art Fair, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York, NY

Without a Mask, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

IX Biennal of Beijing 2010, Beijing, China

Between Worlds, Retrospective, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain

Scope New York 2010, Lincoln Center Damrosch Park, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York, NY

Miami International Art Fair 2010, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, FL 

2010    Faces In The Landscape, Latin American Masters, Los Angeles, CA

Como empezo todo?, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Fragments of Journeys, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA(solo)         

2009    Resistance and Freedom: Wifredo Lam, Raúl Martínez and José Bedia, X Biennial of Havana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Pivot Points, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

Arteamericas 09, Miami Beach Convention Center, Lyle O.Reitzel Gallery, Miami, FL

PINTA, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York, NY

2009    Analogia Mistica, Galeria Sandunga, Granada, Spain

Ritual of Passage, Art Basel Miami Beach, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, FL

American Story, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Summer Group Show, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY(solo)     

2008    Status Quo, Costantini Arte Contemporaneo, Milan, Italy

Miart 08: Art Now! Feria Internacional de Milano, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Milan, Italy

Jose Bedia, Galeria Animal, Santiago de Chile, Chile

A Mi Aire, Galeria Enlace Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Makishi Nikishi, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Cuba: Artists Experience Their Country, Curated by Kristen Accola, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ (solo)     

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

Giants of the City, Art Basel Miami Beach 09, Bayfront Park, Miami, FL

Dominican Power & Solid Friends, Art Basel Miami Beach 09, Lyle O.Reitzel Gallery, Miami, FL

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

Arteamericas 08, Latinamerican Art Fair, Lyle O.Reitzel Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

CIRCA 08, International Contemporary Art Fair, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Surrounded by Water: Expresions of Freedom and Isolation in Contemporary Cuban Art, Boston Unversity Art Gallery, Boston, MA  

2007    El Triunfo de la Locura (XII aniversario), Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

PINTA 07, The Latinamerican Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York, NY

2007    First Hand, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

IM-PULSE, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY

Jose Bedia: A Survey of Paintings and Works on Paper 1992-2006, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Imagenes Primigenias, Enlace Arte Contemporaneo, Lima, Peru (solo)           

2006    Jose Bedia: Obras Receintes 2002-2005, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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

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

Menocal, Fred Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

ARCO 06, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Madrid, Spain

Arteamericas, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Coconut Grove, FL      

2005    Galeria SPATIVM, Caracas, Venezuela

There, Around the Corner, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY

Galería Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico (solo)        

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

Museo Jaureguia, Navarra, Spain

Arte Americas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Contra Corriente: 10 años, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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

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

Armory Show, Galería Nina Menocal, New York, NY

Montruos, monstricos y aspirantes, Galeria Lyle O. Reitzel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic     

2004    Galleria Claudio Poleschi, Lucca, Italy

Estremecimientos, Museo de Badajoz, Badajoz, Spain

Estremecimientos, Domus Artium, Salamanca, Spain

El jaguar y la Anaconda, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

(solo)  

2003    Narraciones Incompletas, Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico

What the Virgin Told Me, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY

Cantor Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

You Had to be There, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

José Bedia – Opere recenti, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy (solo)         

2002    The Transportable Cultural Hero, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

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

Blanco Espiritual, Museo de Bellas Artes, Granada

Proverbs, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

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

José Bedia, Gallagher Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland (solo)      

2001    Condición Visionaria, Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Works on Paper, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY

Back in Africa, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Elson Artist-In-Residence Project: José Bedia, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA (solo) 

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

Fragmentos de una Historia, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Things We Need, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY

Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain (solo)   

1999    José Bedia, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France; Annina Nosel Gallery, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

José Bedia, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

(solo)  

1999    José Bedia, Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL 

1998    Primera Bienal de Lima, Lima, Peru

20/21: José Bedia, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE

Crónicas Americanas. José Bedia, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

My Essentialness, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

José Bedia. Pintura Reciente, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

Objetos de Trueque, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL(solo)           

1998    José Bedia: The Island, the Hunter and the Prey, Edin Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS    

1997    Animals’ History, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

Objects and Installations, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)          

1997    The Island, the Hunter and the Prey, Santa Fe, NM

José Bedia, Der Brucke Arte Internacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)    

1996    Mi Esencialismo, Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin; Ireland (solo)           

1996    New Drawings, Fredic Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)         

1995    Cosas Redondas / Round things, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL (solo) 

1995    Mundele Quiere Saber / White Person Wants to Know, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)      

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS   

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA          

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL  

Perseus Collection, Honolulu, HI        

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA           

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ      

Polk Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL          

Pori Art Museum, Finland        

Spencer Museum, Lawrence, KS        

Walter Phillips Gallery, Bath, Canada

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY        

Liceo Minvielle, Lagos, Mexico          

Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 

Ludwig Collection, Aachen, Germany 

McCormick Place Art Collection, Chicago, IL   

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL  

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey , Mexico   

Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela  

Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba           

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI          

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR 

Bacardi Art Foundation, Miami, FL      

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL    

Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico     

Contemporary Art Museum, San Diego, CA     

Extremadura and Ibero-American Museum of Contemporary Art of Badajoz, Spain      

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL  

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY  

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC