Curriculum Alfredo Sosabravo
Alfredo Sosabravo was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba, in October 25, 1930. Studied art at the Annex School of San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, but he is basically a self-taught artist. Sosabravo has won important awards in Cuba and abroad, among them, his country's highest cultural distinctions, the "Félix Varela Order", in 1994 and the "National Plastic Arts Award", in 1997 and Doctor Honoris Causa in Art,in 2000. His work is represented in many public and private collections and has been exhibited internationally. The artist resides in Havana, Cuba.
SELECTED PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS
2004 Dibujos-collages,La Acacia, Gallery, La Havana, Cuba.
Pinturas y Esculturas , Fundación Gate One, Treviso, Italy.
2003 Pinturas y Grabados ,Castel dell´Ovo, Napoli ,Italy .
Óleos ,Gómez Fine Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2002 "And Life is a Game", Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida.
2001 Oils and Graphics, Orvieto, Italy.
Recent Oils and Graphics, "Sala Conca", Tenerife, Canary Islands.
2000 Solo Exhibit, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1999 An Anthological Exhibit, Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art, Havana, Cuba.
1998 Campomorone, Palazzo Balbi, Italy
Pati Llimona Cultural Center, Barcelona, Spain.
1997 "El Guardián de lo Pequeño" Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Art Gallery of the Pireos Town Hall, Greece.
1996 Galerie Menno Meyer, Gouda, Holland.
1995 Solo Permanent Exhibit of Ceramics, Castillo de la
Real Fuerza National Museum, Havana, Cuba.
"Sosabravo's Graphics", Casa de Carmen Montilla, Havana, Cuba.
1994 Graphics and Sculptures, Casa Baumann, Terrasa, Cataluña, Spain.
"El Piatto dell'Estate", Villa Faraggiana, Albisola, Italy.
A Retrospective of Lithographies (1965-1991), Museo Nacional de la Estampa, México, D.F.
1993 Ceramics of Albisolia, Priamar Gallery, Savona, Italy.
Sosabravo in Tenerife, La Ermita Gallery, Tenerife, Canary Islands.
1991 Drawings and Sculptures, René Portocarrero Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1990 An Anthological Exhibit (a retrospective with 310 works) National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1988 Anatomicums, ceramic sculptures, Franz Meyer Museum, México, D.F.
1986 Sosabravo in Decorative Arts, Museo de Artes Decorativas, Havana, Cuba
1984 Apparatus and other themes, Luz y Oficios Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1979 Posters and Engravings, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana Cuba.
1978 Ceramics, Lithographies, Drawings and Collages, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1975 Lithographies, Martínez Villena Salon, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
1969 Lithographies, Zentrifuge Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
1967 Oils and Ceramics, La Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1964 Oils and Inks, La Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1960 Works in oil, Gallery of Havana's Reporters Association, Havana, Cuba.
1959 Ten Oils, Cine La Rampa Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1958 Oils and Drawings, Atelier Salon, Havana, Cuba.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2002 Art Miami, USA
40th Anniversary Celebration of the School of Art Instructors, Comodoro Hotel, Havana, Cuba.
2001 "25 Cuban Artists, From Here and There, From Yesterday, and Today", Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, Florida.
2000 Group Show, Exhibition Salon, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
1998 Traveling Exhibit of Cuban Painters, Asia and Europe.
An Exhibition of Masters, II Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art, Habana Libre Hotel, Havana, Cuba.
1997 Contemporary Cuban Painters, The Kennedy Center, Gran Cayman.
1996 ARCO '96, Madrid, Spain.
1995 Nature, Man and the Gods, Royal Palace of Milan, Italy.
IV Latin American Salon of the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA
An Exhibition of Cuban Painters, Copenhagen, Denmark.
First Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1994 "Cuban Art, The Last Sixty Years", Panamerican Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
1992 Cuban Art, Elaine Benson Gallery, New York, USA.
1990 Three Decades of Plastic Arts Expressions, Museum of the University of México, México, D.F.
1989 Havana in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Third Biennial of Havana, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1988 Quadrennium of Applied Arts, Erfurt, Germany.
1984 Towards the Discovery of Latin Culture, Paris, France.
First Biennial of Havana (drawings), Havana, Cuba.
Ninth International Biennial of Ceramics, Vallauris, France.
1982 "Biennale di Venezia", Venice, Italy.
1977 Cuban Paintings and Graphics, Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France.
1976 Cuban Plastic Arts, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland.
1975 A Panorama of Cuban Art, México, D.F.
1970 "Salon 70", National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
International Ceramics Competition, Faenza, Italy.
1969 VII Exhibition of Drawings, Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain.
1968 Cuban Painting Today, Rome, Italy.
II Biennial of Graphics, Biella, Italy.
1966 Fifth International Biennial of Engravings, Tokyo, Japan.
1963 First American Biennial of Engravings, Santiago de Chile.
1960 Second International Biennial of México, México, D.F.
1959 Salón Anual´59 Muso de Bellas Artes La Habana .
1998 "La Giraldilla Award", Havana, Cuba.
1997 The National Plastic Arts Awards, Havana, Cuba.
1994 The "Orden Félix Varela" Award, Havana, Cuba.
1988 Alejo Carpentier Medal Award, Havana, Cuba.
1983 National Salon of the City, Ceramics Award, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1982 Premio de Escultura en el Salon Paisaje´82 ,Havana,Cuba.
1981 National Culture Distinction, Honorable Mention Recipient.
1979 First Place Award of Lithography, Engravings Triennial, Víctor Manuel, Havana, Cuba.
1978 Ceramics Award, National Salon of UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
1976 Gold Medal, 34th Contemporary Ceramics International Competition Faenza ,Itay. Diploma de Honor en la V Bienal de Cerámica de Arte de Vallauris, France.
1969 First Place Award of Lithography, National Salon of Drawings and Graphics, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.