Luis Cabrera, Pepe Herrera, Ruben Rodriguez and Carlos Garcia figures symbolize reaching relief for the first time in the 80s … No matter the geographic location of each of us at that moment, that we all agree to be islands, as our native island, we identify with it even in the distance, taking over in the manner of a portable universe, also intertwined with the idiosyncrasies of our countrymen – could not be otherwise with the horizon and the open mind of our people, it seem to us, paradise intensely connected to the rest of humanity that between 1959 and 1965 completely breaks with the parochialism becoming a universal benchmark in the political, artistic and sports ground and were already musically.
… Ruben Rodriguez triumphs in eroticism, one poeticised sensuality desired body as its central metaphor, which has much to do with neo-expressionism …
… Ruben Rodriguez is the look that goes from outside to inside, the creative spirit of the desired body. Intensity and visual explosion and endless sensations to drawn shapes sometimes biting and other caressing the paper fiber and skin covered bodies. Mulled, senses touch and covered by a lingering look. Ruben’s work is sensual and erotic. Their forms are marked by the desire Expressionists and sung poetry.

Aldo Menendez, Miami, 2009

Graduated from the Provincial School of Plastic Arts of the Villas, 1975.
He graduated from the National School of Plastic Arts in Havana, 1980.
Experimental Workshop founder of Artistic Silkscreen René Portocarrero.
Professor of the chair of Engraving Art Institute.
Order for National Culture.
Artistic Merit Diploma.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS
2012
Arenas Desire. 11 Havana Biennial. Havana. Cuba.
2011
Naked and Forever. Gallery Pedro Esquerré. Matanzas. Cuba.
2009
Do not hot metals. Casa de la Cultura of Plaza. Havana Biennial. Cuba.
4 cats. La Acacia Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
2008
Beds occupied. Origins gallery. Havana. Cuba.
2007
Chocolate flavored. Hotel England. Havana. Cuba.
2006
Amulets. Count Lombillo Palace Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
2005
Red cloths, cloths Black, white cloths Villa Manuela Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Drawings and paintings. NH Central Park Hotel Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Sensuality round. Oscar Maria de Rojas Museum. Cardenas. Matanzas. Cuba.
Drawings and paintings. Art Gallery of Santa Clara. Santa Clara. Cuba.
2004
Reflections II. Bezalel Gallery. Hotel Raquel. Havana. Cuba.
Erotic Art of Cuba. The Avenue 50 Studio Gallery. The Angels. USA
Proverbs and Initiations. Havana Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
2003
Double forms. 304. Space Gallery San Juan. Puerto Rico.
Reflexes. Museum of Colonial Art. Havana. Cuba.
2002
Mantos. René Portocarrero Gallery. National theater. Havana. Cuba.
Obra Grafica. NH Central Park Hotel Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Silhouettes. Small Space Gallery. C.N.A.P. Havana. Cuba.
2001
Drawings and paintings. La Acacia Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Memory. Contact. Memory. Gallery Lausin & Blasco. Saragossa. Spain.
1994
Via Interior. Galeria Plaza Vieja. Havana. Cuba.
1992
Drawings and paintings. Tate – Tate. Madrid. Spain.
1991
Crypt. Havana Gallery. Havana. Cuba.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
Compliments Sacrifice. Gallery Cultural Center San Antonio Maria Claret. Santiago de Cuba.
AB & C Masters Generations. 11 Havana Biennial. Taganana Hall. National Hotel. Havana. Cuba.
Prospects. Casa Benito Juarez. Havana. Cuba.
2011
Art Moscow. International Art Fair. Moscow. Russia.
In20tArte. National Center of Stomatology. Havana. Cuba.
Oltre il Mediterraneo. Various cultural spaces. Bari. Italy.
1 Minute of Silence. Guayasamin House. Havana. Cuba.
2010
Amounts spellbound. Gallery The Kingdom of this World. Havana. Cuba.
10. Portugal Art Gallery Sacramento. Lisbon. Portugal.
Flying away. Miramar Trade Center. Havana. Cuba.
Bicentennial. Cultural Alba House. Havana. Cuba.
DentalArte. National Center of Stomatology. Havana. Cuba.
Face down. La Acacia Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Cuban artists. Gallery PEREZ-VAL. Saint Joseph. Costa Rica.
Art 10 Lisbon Portugal, Grândola, Portimao and Vila Real de Santo António. Portugal.
Point of view. Siranga gallery. Valencia. Spain.
Different. Cuba Pavilion. C.N.A.P. Havana. Cuba.
New acquisitions. C.N.A.P. Sala Covarrubias. National theater. Havana. Cuba.
Inside confluences. La Acacia Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Without Masks: Contemporary Afrocuban. Johannesburg Art Gallery. Johannesburg. South Africa.
Between Islands. Uffizi Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Inside confluences. National Hispanic Cultural Center. New Mexico. U.S.
Charity Evening in the fight against cancer. Canadian Embassy in Havana. Cuba.
Contemporary Art from Cuba. Havana Gallery. Bremen. Germany.
2009
Erotic Art. Enmarcarte. Saint Joseph. Costa Rica.
Contemporary Art from Cuba. Modern Gallery. Amsterdam. Holland.
Colors of Cuba. Art Affair Gallery. Regensbug. Germany.
Contemporary Art from Cuba. Lam room. Consulate of Cuba. Bonn. Germany.
Exhibitions. Gallery Gora. Virtual Gallery on the Internet. www.gallerygora.com.
Cuban art, a mark on the island time. Ehrenhalle des Rathauses. Nuremberg. Germany.
Futur Nostalgia, Homage to Rena. Centre del Carmen. Valencia. Spain.
Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Kuba. Nürnberg-Bonn. Germany.
The expanded Island. Huelva. Andalusia. Spain.
Crisis. PABEXPO. Havana Biennial. Cuba.
Pure coincidence. PABEXPO. Havana Biennial. Cuba.
2008
Valoarte. National Gallery Children’s Museum. Saint Joseph. Costa Rica.
The generation of the break. Tataya gallery. Merida.Yucatan. Mexico.
47 artists and writers at the 7th Congress. Conference Center. Havana. Cuba.
Permanent collection. Tope de Collantes Museum. Sancti Spiritus. Cuba.
”The Rape … in the Eyes”. Hispano-American Cultural Center. Havana. Cuba.
Inside confluences. Zapopa Art Museum. Jalisco. Mexico.
2007
Inside confluences. Museo José Luis Cueva. Mexico City DF.
Inside confluences. Museum of Modern Art in Toluca, State of Mexico
Inside confluences. Jesús Gallardo Gallery, Culture Institute. Lion. Guanajuato. Mexico.
Inside confluences. Institute Juarez Autonomous University of Tabasco. Mexico.
Light your absence. Tribute to Celia. Convento San Fco. Cuba.
Painters Goals. Alovera Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
2006
New Territories. The Uffizi Gallery. 2006 Arco Madrid. Spain.
New Territories. Gallery San Lucas. Madrid. Spain.
Trip to the Seed. Council of Plastic Arts. Santa Clara Cuba.
Inside confluences. Clavijero Palace. Morelia. Mexico.
2005
Year count. Villa Manuela Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
2004
Deus Verus. Verus Homo. San Carlos Seminary. Havana. Cuba.
Date with Angels. José Martí Memorial. Havana. Cuba.
Dando y Dando. Villena Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Cuban Art. Siena. Italy.
Cuban Art. Huelva. Spain.
2003
On the Edge. Erotic Art. Hostal O’Farrill. Havana. Cuba.
Plastic Visions on Stained Glass Art. Museum of Fine Arts. Havana.
Sex-Timiento. Sexology 2003 Convention Palace. Havana. Cuba.
Contemporary Cuban Art. Arts Centre of Getafe. Madrid. Spain.
Cuban Painting. Guayasamin Foundation. Quito. Ecuador.
Culture and Development. Palace of Conventions. Havana. Cuba.
Trip to the Seed. Council of Plastic Arts. Santa Clara. Cuba.
Expo with Isabel. Studio-Gallery Isabel Santos. Havana. Cuba.
31 Cuban artists. River Edge Gallery. Santiago de Chile. Chile.
2002
Conciliation 40. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Havana. Cuba.
Trip to the Seed. Council of Plastic Arts. Santa Clara. Cuba.
Contemporary Visual Artists. Valanti gallery. Saint Joseph. Costa Rica.
Influences of Cuba. Commonwealth Club. London. United Kingdom.
Tribute. Gallery NH Central Park. Havana. Cuba.
2001
Made in Cuba. 513. Cuba Gallery Madrid. Spain.
2000
First Exhibition of Erotic Art. La Acacia Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
1999
Multiple Footprint. CENCREM. Havana. Cuba.
Three of Cuba. Gummersbach. Germany.
1997
Six Cuban Artists. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. Japan.
Engravings and Serigraphs. Palma Art School. Palma de Mallorca.
1996
Cuban Art. Centre Culturell
The PTT Source. Orleans. France
Seeing is believing: 6 Cuban Painters in Italy. Rome. Italy.
Contemporary Cuban Art. Museum of Fine Arts. Havana. Cuba.
1995
Cuban Art. Saint Dennis Hotel. Paris. France.
1994
Cuban graphic. Gallery Carlos Olachea. Peace. Baja California. EE. UU.
Serigraphs exposure. Pilar i Joan Miró. Foundation Majorca. Spain.
International Biennial of Graphic. Maastricht. Holland.
1992
Prints and drawings. Kirov. Russia.
Men working. Havana Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Color of Cuba. Arts Pavilion. Seville Expo. Seville. Spain.
Tribute to Tino Casal. Havana. Cuba.
92. Latin Art Gallery Gaudi. Madrid. Spain.
1991
Folder Madrid – Havana. Silkscreen Workshop. Havana. Cuba.
Cuban Contemporary Prints. Museum of Colonial Art. Havana. Cuba.
Made in Cuba. Tate – Tate. Madrid. Spain.
Workshop heroes. René Portocarrero Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
The thumbprint. Havana Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
1990
An island called Cuba. Rome. Italy.
Hall UNEAC. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Havana. Cuba.
Fan Hispano – Cuban. Alamar Art Center. Havana. Cuba.
1989
Cuba in bright colors. Sudan Art Center. Baghdad. Iraq.
Contemporary Cuban Art. Westoeh gallery. NY. EE. UU.
Tribute to José Martí. Casa de la Cultura de Vigo. Spain.
Cuban Art. Tokyo Metropolitan Museum. Japan.
Cuban Painting. Dunis Gallery of Samos. Madrid. Spain.
1988
Current Cuban Painting. Ponzano Exhibition Hall 16. Zaragoza. Spain.
Cuba papers and fabrics. Wifredo Lam Center. Havana. Cuba.
Current Cuban Painting. Barcelona’s town hall. Barcelona. Spain.
1987
Twenty Aprils. Havana Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
First Salon of Young Cuban Plastic Arts. Provincial Museum of Santa Clara. Cuba.
Cuban painting. Culture House of Peoples. Madrid. Spain.
Fresh air. Galeria Plaza Vieja. Havana. Cuba.
Cuban painting. Poplar Museum. Mexico City. Mexico.
Cuban serigraphs. Contemporary Art Museum. Tehran. Iran.
Paintings and Drawings. Galeano Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
Cuba in Paris. Paris. France.
Cuban serigraphs. Toronto. Canada.
Engraving Meeting. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Havana. Cuba.
1986
I Biennial Iberoamericana of printmaking. Interart. Warsaw. Poland.
Young Painters. Havana Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
1981
Five Young. City of Las Palmas. Palmas in the Canaries. Spain
Young Painters. Alamar Art Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
1980
VIII Hall of Fine Arts. Matanzas. Cuba.

OTHER AWARDS
Mention VIII Youth Arts Salon. Mtzas. Cuba.
Award Hall of Engraving. The Habana.Cuba
Collective Prize Jaume Guasch Foundation. Barcelona. Spain.
Special mention City Hall. Havana. Cuba.
Mention Fan Hispano – Cuban 1994. Havana. Cuba.
Mention First Erotic Art Salon 2000. Havana. Cuba.

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