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Recio, Raúl

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1965)

 

“Dominican contemporary art also picks up on themes that just weren’t in the air 40 years ago. The impressive installation of 26 woodblock prints by Raul Recio uses a craft-based populist political format for a hallucinatory autobiographical narrative that blends African-Christian myth with the often harsh realities — poverty, crime, AIDS — of immigrant life in New York.”

– Holland, Cotter, New York Times

 

“Raúl had been producing, for a long time, a universe so faithful to reality that it was frightening. In that hell, Raúl was, and still is, my master. (…) Annoying, vulgar and hypersensitive “The Stubborn One”, as his friends call him behind his back, possesses a talent for showmanship inside and outside his work. In 2001 Raúl starts to crystallize a project that would unite two realities. The artist and his craft, like Clark Kent and Superman, would stop being two to become one. That is how “La Salsa” is born, a Caribbean superhero; half collector, half baseball player, a sort of elegiac, the African deity of chance and uncertainty, the messenger of the gods that Christians insist on calling Satan.”

– Rita Indiana, Vice Magazine

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2015        Almost Paisaje, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R.

2014        Work featured in the Guggenheim Museum blog with Invisible Landscape, video directed by Rita Indiana

2013        Who is la salsa? (Within the Live Art project) Museum of Modern Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Me llevan Recio (Drawings from the Watachi Wateki Ni) Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R.

2012        Watachi Wateki Ni, Centro Cultural Español, Santo Domingo, R.D.

2010        45 Arma Mortal, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R. & Miami, FL.

2007        Catarsis, Estampas Las Mercedes, Santo Domngo, D.R.

2004        La Salsa, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, D. R. (Performance, film, animation, installations and drawings)

2003        Ay Sosua, Casa de Cultura, Puerto Plata, D.R.

2001        La nueva familia, IV Biennial of the Caribbean, Casa del Tostado, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1999        Piscinas del Placer, Lyle O. Reitzel Arte Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1998        Estoy aquí pero no soy yo, Silvia Conde Galería, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1995        Majao Majao, Galería Principal de la Municipalidad de Miraflores, Perú.

1994        Recent Works, Curated by Luis Lama, Corriente Alterna, Lima, Perú.

1993        Solo otra vez, Curated by Silvia Conde, Salón de Arte y Arquitectura, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1991-93  Installation at the Art School in Palo Amarillo, Caracas, Venezuela.

1988        Raul Recio Ga Ga Party Tonite, Galeria Nouveau, Santo Domingo, D.R..

1986        Raul Recio & Pedro Terreiro, Galeria Nouveau, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1986        First Solo Show at Galería Nouveau, Santo Domingo, D.R.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2015        #20yearsontheroad: 20th Anniversary, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R.

2011        Estética Sold: 16th Anniversary, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R.

2010        Pasajes, Travelling collective. Centro Cultural Español, Santo Domingo, D.R. Latin America

2008        Museum of the National Center of Afro American, Boston, Mass

2008        Drawings Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery Santo Domingo, D. R. & Miami, FL

2007        Art Museum of the Americas at the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C.

2007        Bringing the new blood, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery,Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL

2006        Que no me quiten lo pintao: Códigos visuals del merengue El Museo del Barrio, New York., N.Y.

2005        Group Show, Saint Joseph College, Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

2005        Que no me quiten lo pintao: Códigos visuals del merengue, Centro León, Santiago de los Caballeros, D.R.

2005        Latin paradox & coexistence I, IDB Cultural Center, New York, NY

Latin paradox & coexistence II, The Luis Angel Arango Museum, Bogota, Colombia

Latin paradox & coexistence III, Casa de la Moneda, Banco Central, Santiago, Chile

2004        Artists of Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by BID, Washington D.C.

2003        Group Show, Art Gallery of New Hampshire University

2003        After Columbus, Kunst Merme Huss, Oslo, Norway

2002        Latin American Graphics: The Evolution of identity from the mythical to the personal, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

2002        Todo tiene su nombre, Text by Silvia Karman Cubinas., CRP Arte Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, D.R..

2000        Bienal Nacional, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo, D.R.

2000        XVIII Concurso E. León Jiménes, Centro Cultural E. León Jiménes, Santiago, D.R.

2000        Cariveo2000 (5th Anniversary) Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1999        Mixta sobre Papel II, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1999        Visiones Contemporáneas III, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery , Santo Domingo, D.R.

1999        Contemporary Latin American Art, Pasaje de Rezt, Paris, France

1999        VI Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador

1997        Modern and Contemporary Art of the Dominican Republic, Bass Museum, Miami Beach FL

1997        Insight Into Otherness, Art Center of Miami, Miami, Florida

1997        Visiones Contemporáneas II, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1997        Mystery and Mysticims in Dominican Art, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.

1996        Modern and Contemporary Art of the Dominican Republic, Americas Society, New York, NY

1996        Insight into otherness, Curated by Anna Lockward, Art Center of South Florida.

1996        Bienal Nacional, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo, D.R.

1995-90  La generación de los 80 (Mural Paintings), Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo, D. R.

1994        Vasos de agua, Biennial of La Habana, Cuba.

1994        El Suceso Collection, Curated by Silvia Conde, Galería Principal de Altos de Chavón, La Romana, D.R.

1994        Collective shows with the “Frío Cálido Project” by José García Cordero, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1992        Bienal Nacional, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo, D.R.

1992        X Biennial, Mostra de Gravura, Ciudade de Curitiva, Brasil

1992        XX Bienal de Grabado, San Juan, P.R.

1990        Bienal Nacional, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo, D.R.

 

RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS

2015        Awarded at the XXVIII Biennale of Visual Arts, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, D.R.

2004        Awarded at the XX Biennale of Visual Arts, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, D.R.

2000        Award by the Centro Cultural León, Santiago de los Caballeros, D.R.

1999        Invited to the Biennial, Quito, Ecuador

1998        Gold Medal, II Biennale del Caribe, Santo Domingo,D.R.

1994        Winning piece, II Biennial of the Caribbean, “Pintura de tres horas”

1992        Awarded at the Latin American Engraving Biennial, San Juan, P.R.

 

EDUCATION

1985-1990               Workshops with Consuelo Gotsy and Miky Vicioso, Taller de Gráfica Nouveau, Santo Domingo, D.R.

1983-1987               Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo

1975-1985               Scholarship by Banco de Reservas de la República Dominicana

 

 COLLECTIONS

US Embassy, Santo Domingo, D.R.

Museo de Arte Moderno Santo Domingo, D.R.

Centro Cultural León Jiménes

Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, D.R.

Dominican Chamber of Deputies, Santo Domingo, D.R.

Casa Cortés Collection, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico

US Department of the Treasury, Washington D.C.

International Development Bank, Washington D.C.

Contemporary Art Museum, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cultural Institute of Puerto Rico

Private Collections in the Dominican Republic, United States, Latin America, Europe and Japan