René Francisco

René Francisco
April 19, 2015 ARTempo
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René Francisco

Artist's Statement

“Overall I am obsessed with society and social issues, I try to express these ideas through different formats. The connection that links me to the community is the main issue. ”

In addition to maintaining his prolific artistic production since 1989 René has been a professor at the Institute of Fine Arts of Cuba (ISA), which he considers as an equal facet of his work, taking pride in having helped train many young Cuban artists.

Brief Bio

Born:  1960

Year of First Sale:  Late 1980’s

Awards

2014: Cuban National Prize of Fine Art, Havana, Cuba
2004: Artist in Residence, Mattress Factory Pittsburgh, USA
2004: Artist in Residence, Cuban Artists Found, City, USA
2003: Artist in Residence, Schloss Wiepersdorf, City, Germany
2001: Honorary Doctorate of San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
2000: UNESCO Prize (with Gallery DUPP), Seventh Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba Award

Collections

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, FL; The Daros Latinamerica Collection – Daros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland; Nina Menocal Collection, Mexico City, Mexico; Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, among others