Arturo MONTOTO


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Born: 1953, Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

Education: 1968-1972 School of Art of Pinar del Río. 1973-1977 National School of Art of Havana. 1977 travels through the Higher Institute of Art of Havana. 1978 obtains a scholarship to study at the State Institute of Arts V. I. Súrikov in Moscow. 1978-1984 State Institute of Arts V. I. Súrikov, Moscow, where I obtained the title of "Master of Fine Arts" in the specialty of Mural Painting.

Experience: Painter, draftsman, engraver, sculptor, muralist and photographer. From 1972-1973 She works as Provincial Consultant of Plastic Arts in the Provincial Delegation of the National Council of Culture in Pinar del Río. 1986-1993 He is a professor at the Higher Institute of Art of Havana, occupying the position of Head of the Department of Painting since 1990. He holds the teaching category of Assistant Professor. 1996 - 1997 He is professor of several theoretical-practical courses of his authorship for professional artists in Chile. 2002. He is invited to a residency at the University of Maine in Augusta, United States, where he teaches painting, drawing and lectures about his work.

Awards (Selection): 2008. Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (OMRI) in the category of Caballero, November 24, Headquarters of the Embassy of Italy in Havana, City of Havana, Cuba. 2000. Certificate of Appreciation (Association of Latin American Art and Contemporary Artists Dictionary) for its contribution to the development of the Hispanic culture in the United States, Florida, United States. 1986. Mention of Photography, National Awards Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts, City of Havana, Cuba. 1985. First and Second Prize of Photography, III Hall of Plastic Arts, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

Collection: University of San Gerónimo, Old Havana, Cuba. Pinacoteca of the Cultural Complex of the Customs of Antigua, Barranquilla, Colombia. Fort Lauderdale Art Museum. Nova Southeastern University, Florida, United States. Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, California, United States. Museum of the University of Virginia, United States. Emilio Bacardi Provincial Museum, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida, United States. Basilica Museum of the Convent of San Francisco de Asis, Old Havana, Cuba. Vatican Museums, Italy. Permanent Gallery of the Hotel Inglaterra, City of Havana, Cuba. PROA Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hispanic American Friendship Society, French Guiana. Museum of History of Pinar del Río, Cuba. Studio-Arturo Montoto Gallery, September-October, Guanabacoa, City of Havana, Cuba. Gallery of the Cervantes Institute, September, Berlin, Germany. Gallery of the Opera House in Cairo, October, Egypt. Intemporel Gallery, April-July, Paris, France.

Shows (Selection). 2015 Twelfth Biennial of Havana, Zona Franca, Cuba. 2014 Hotel Comodoro, Havana, Cuba. 2013 Open Studio, Arturo Montoto Studio, Havana, Cuba. 2011. Gallery of the Cervantes Institute, Berlin, Germany. 2010. Acqua, Intemporel Gallery, Paris, France. Gallery of the Opera House in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. 2009. Gallery The Kingdom of this World, National Library of Cuba José Martí, Havana, Cuba. 2005. Museum of America, Cultural Center Madrid / Gaya Nuño, Cultural Center Soria / Capitol, Cáceres, Spain. 2004. Oñate Fine Art, Miami, Florida, United States. Prints, Headquarters of the Embassy of Cuba in Moscow, Russia. 2003. Art Museum of Pinar del Río, Cuba. Museum of the Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2002. Gallery 1903, Palacio O'Farrill, Old Havana, Cuba. Legacy Fine Art Gallery, Panama City, Panama. 2000. Possibility of memory, painting, Onate Galleries, Miami, United States. 1999. Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana, Cuba. 1997. Reñaca Arts School, Viña del Mar, Chile. 1996. Family Archeology, drawings and objects, Ícaro Gallery, Viña del Mar, Chile. Cultural Center of Viña del Mar, Chile. 1995. Galerie du Conseil General, French Guiana.