Our superstar from Cuba is 'Michel Mirabal’. We flew him to Aspen in order to create the first Artwork he ever did in the US. Check out what he did!
The artist, whose paintings have been bought by diverse collectors such as Quincy Jones, Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali and Carlos Santana, Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, actor Danny Glover, the Rockefeller Museum, the Cuban Council of State, former Haitian President Rene Preval among others.
MICHEL MIRABAL RETROSPECTIVE
Cuban Painter Michel Mirabal Donates Work of Art to ICAO in Montreal
Graduated in Visual Arts at the Fine Arts National Academy San Alejandro (1996), studied in New York at the Rockefeller Scholarship (1997) and specialized in Industrial Design at the High Institute of Design in Havana. Worked as a scenery painter for the Cuban National Ballet Company, and for the Production Department of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC).Through its reflective of Cuban flags, created from petals and barbed wire paints, he expresses. The questioning of the official speeches, the play with patriotic symbols and the metaphors through real elements such as rice, bullet casings, and barbed wire, are some of the resources used to create reflective pieces, open to different interpretations in dependence on whoever contemplated.
Private Collectors and Public Collections:
– Rockefeller Museum, NY, USA.
– Rockefeller family, NY, USA.
– Rene Preval, Haiti President.
– Fidel Castro, Havana, Cuba.
– Bellas Artes Museum, Havana, Cuba.
– Bellas Artes Museum, Medellin, Colombia.
– Gabriel García Márquez.
– Mohamed Ali.
– Donald Trump.
– Angela Mizzoni.
– Martin Luther King Foundation.
– Afro-American Foundation, NY, USA.
– Quincy Jones.
– Carlos Santana.
– George Nader.
Main collective exhibitions
2016 art basel, miami
2016 gallery alberto linero, wynwood, miami
2016 I bleed, I fight and I survive, Havana, Gran Havana, Alicia Alonzo.
2016 I bleed, I fight and I survive, Havana, Cuba flag
2015expo latin american panamerican games, canada
2015 biennial of havana
2014 expo collection national council plastic arts museum of shangay urban planning exhibition
2013 expo collection of the national council of plastic arts, cuba
2013 expo this man is my friend, council of state of the republic of cuba and conference center
Of the Council of State, Cuba.
2012 gallery of jessolo, venesia, italy, series flags.
2011- Tour USA, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami.
2010- Tour USA, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami.
2009- Collective Expo collection National Council of Plastic Arts. National Theater of Cuba.
2009- Artbo Fair, Bogota, Colombia.
2008- Concert of the Villagers, theater Acapulco, performance Cuban flag.
2007- Soul Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 10 Cuban artists.
2006- The Gallery branch, Lisbon, Portugal.
2005- Meliá Varadero Hotel, Matanzas, Cuba. Art and Fashion.
2005- Museum of rum, Havana, Cuba. Art and Fashion.
2005 - Salon 485 Anniversary of the foundation of the town of San Cristobal de la Habana.
2004- Miami, Florida. Underground.
2004- Bethlehem Convent, Havana, Cuba. Christ among us.
2003- The Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba. Ten contemporary Cuban artists.
2001- Gallery The golden branch, Panama City, Echoes of Cuba.
2000- Dominican Republic. Third drawing room.
- René Preval, President of Haiti - Cultural Foundation, Martha _Jean Claude, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- Council of State, Republic of Cuba - Family Fidel Castro, Havana Cuba - Museo Bellas
Arts, Medellín, Colombia - Bellas Artes Museum, Bogotá, Colombia - Gabriel García Márquez -
Muhamed Ali - Angela Mizzoni - Martin Luther King Foundation - African American Foundation for New
York, USA - Quincy Jones - Santana --Mike b fernandez- carlos gutierres -ariel pereda- andres
Fanjul - paul l cejas - anoten sehnoui - stongate bank, barack obama -
Embassy of usa in havana - embassy of cuba in otawa canada -
Main personal exhibitions
2016 personal expo at home of sugar mogul, andres fanjul palm beach, florida.
2016 art for first American mastercard to use in Cuba
2015 expo in gallery rene valdez, foundation cawayo, santiago de cuba
2015 expo concert with carlos varela, at the magnate's house, mike fernandez
2015miami art basel
2014 photographic expo, galiano gallery, havana cuba
2014, mural in wynwood, miami florida
2014 miami art basel
2013 gallery cuban art center, chelsea, new york.
2012 cison museum of valmarino, venetto, italia.serie flags
2011 Bienal de La Habana 2012 Complaints and Suggestions, complex Morro Cabaña.
2011 Marlborough Chelsea Gallery, NYC, USA
2010 / 11- USA Tour, Los Angeles, NYC, San Francisco, MIami.
2010-Museo cisión de valmarino, Venezia.
2010 - Gallery jessolo, Venezia, painting and freedom.
2009- 10m to biennial of Havana, here escaping.
2009 - Duvuells Gallery, Paris.
2008 - Sandals Gallery, London.
2008- Marbella, Spain. Fair Marbella.
2008- Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Havana. Identity.
2007- La Rama Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal. Quick and not furious.
2007- Palma de Mayorca, Spain. Expo Feria Art Cologne.
2007- Santander, Spain. Cantabria Gastronomic.
2006- O Y, Gallery, Miami, Florida. The story that suits us.
2006- Mirage, Gallery. Paris, I saw her.
2005- Buenos Aires, Argentina. Expo backstreet, Art Fair.
2005- Gallery Gran Teatro de La Habana, Havana Biennial, Havana. Cuba. Coffee with milk.
2004 - Gallery, National Council of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba. Metamorphosis.
2004 - Servando Cabrera Gallery, Havana, Cuba. The history that suits us I.
2003- Not only diamond, Gallery, Mexico. The story that suits us 2.
2003- O Y Gallery, Miami, Florida. I'm from Cuba.
2003- Miltong Gallery, Kingstong, Jamaica. That's how I am.
2002 - Colón Gallery, Matanzas, Cuba. My neighborhood.
2002- Martha Jean_Claude Foundation, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. My hands.
2002- The Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba. Oquendo 358.
2001- Fundación Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic. My hands.
2001 - Meliá Varadero Gallery, Havana, Cuba. Ink of madness.
2001- Itinerant, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica.
2000- International Press Center, Havana, Cuba. Crazy ink
1999 - Gallery The Acacia, Havana, Cuba. Is what you see.
1998- Habana Libre Gallery, Havana, Cuba. Round trip.
1998- Itinerant: Fine Arts Museum, Medellín, Centro Paisa Gallery,
Medellín, National Museum of Arts, Bogotá, Colombia.
1998- Maxim Gallery, Miami, Florida, De Cuba comes.
1998- Itinerant, New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, USA