Pedro Pablo OLIVA


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Born: 1949, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

Education: He studied painting and drawing at the Academy of Plastic and Applied Arts of Pinar del Río (1961-1965), and later graduated from the National School of Art of Cubanacán, in Havana (1970).

Experience: Oliva has been appointed Associate Professor by the Superior Institute of Art (I.S.A.) in Havana.

Awards: 2008 Artist emeritus, awarded by the Higher Institute of Art of Havana. CUBA; 2007 Prize "Master of Youth", awarded by the AHS and Special Prize, La Vasija Biennial, Museum of Ceramics, Havana; 2006 National Prize of Plastic Arts (granted by the National Council of Plastic Arts and MINCULT in 2006) and Special Prize, Biennial of Ceramics, Museum of Ceramics, Havana; 1997 Medal of the Members of Honor of the FAO. Rome Italy; 1994 Alejo Carpentier Medal, granted by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba; 1990 Painting Prize: National Salon UNEAC 1990, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; 1987 Distinction for National Culture, granted by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba; 1981 Acquisition Award: Salon "Girón '81", National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; 1980 1st Prize in the VII National Youth Salon of Plastic Arts, Havana; 1975 Special Mention III National Salon of Teachers and Instructors of Plastic Arts, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; 1974 First and Second Prize of Painting and First Drawing Prize: II National Salon of Teachers and Instructors of Plastic Arts, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; 1973 1st. Prize and Mention of Painting in the I Hall of Instructors of Plastic Arts, Pinar del Río.

Shows: In 1991 he was the first living artist on the island to exhibit in New York after 1959, and in 1993 his work entered the circuit of the most important auction houses such as Christie's and Sotheby's. 2017 Pinar del Río Art Museum (MAPRI) and Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana, Cuba. 2016 Artemorfosis Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland; Gallery of the Rubén Martínez Villena Public Library, Havana; Center of Visual Arts and House of the Young Creator, AHS, Pinar del Río, Cuba. 2015 La Mina Art Studio, Havana, Cuba. 2014 Pedro Pablo Oliva Studio, Pinar del Río and Palace of Conventions, Havana, Cuba. 2013 Latin Art Core, Miami FL, USA and Documentation Center, Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), Havana, Cuba. 2012 11th Biennial of Havana, La Mina Art Studio, Old Havana, Cuba. 2008 PanAmerican Art Projects, Miami, USA. 2007 National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba. 2003 Provincial Gallery, Las Tunas, Cuba. 2002 Domingo Padrón Gallery, Miami FL, USA. 2000 La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba. 1995 Art Gallery, Pinar del Río, Cuba. 1992 Sindin Gallery, N.Y. USA and Bernheim Gallery, Panama. 1991 La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba. 1984 National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba. 1980 Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba. 1979 Art Gallery, Pinar del Río, Cuba. 1978 Gallery Havana, Cuba. 1977 Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba and National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana. 1974 Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Collections: Today a significant number of his masterpieces have become part of notorious public and private collections, including the large inventory hoarded by the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana.