Ángel Ricardo Ríos
Angel Ricardo Rios was born in Cuba in 1965, and he graduated from the Higher Institute of Art in Havana Cuba. Ricardo’s work has an eagerness to it, a blur of boundaries within the space that it occupies. The mixing and intertwining of subjects give way to explosions of color, texture, shape. To understand Ricardo’s work one must acknowledge two essential elements. The first is a playful, joyful and intimate relationship that takes the form of an intense, frenzied sexual nature within the composition. Juxtaposed to this is one that is more relaxed and direct.
Ricardo has exhibited individually since 1981 in multiple institutions including Chapo University Museum, Popular Art Museum in Mexico City, Galeria Luis Sandoval Contemporary Art in Mexico City and Fernando Pradilla Gallery in Madrid. He has exhibited collectively in Zona Maco in Mexico City, Art Miami and Biennial of Havana in Cuba. Ricardo has received a number of awards and mentions including Honorable Mention in the fourth Biennial of Visual Arts Yucatan Mexico as well as multiple publications including Art Magazine Spain and Art Nexus
1989 Higher Insitute of Art of Havana, Cuba
1984 National School of Art San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba.
Sensual Dreams, Madison Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
Zona Rosa K Contemporary Denver, CO
El Jardin Vetical Galeria Servando . La Habana dicembre-enero
The Pleasure of Excess , Baldio Terreno Gallery Mexico
Building Bridges. Art Exchance, Santa Monica, USA.
VOICES Madison Gallery. Solana Beach CA
Los Consejos de Chavela Vargas sobre jardinería Museum of contemporary art of Querétaro Mexico
Private notes on living nature, San Miguel de Allende Museum Mexico
LA Art Show, Los Ángeles California.
En lo que son peras o manzanas. Galería Servando, La Habana, Cuba.
Cuernavaca. Instituto Cultural de Nuevo León.
Eric Buterbaugh Floral Gallery LA California USA.
Excess or nothing, Museum of Oaxacan Painters. Oaxaca Mexico
Intersección, Arte Contemporáneo. San Miguel de Allende. Mexico
LA Art Show Los Angeles California
Special project for the contemporary art fair
Building Bridges. Art Exchance, Santa Monica, USA.
Galeria Terreno Baldío. Mexico City
Wynwood Exhibition Center – Miami Florida
Our baroque every day . Gallery THE MUSEUM. Bogotá, Colombia
The Sofa Uncomfortable . Chopo University Museum (April) Mexico City
Galeria Terreno Baldío Mexico City
Talavera Museum ALARCA Puebla, Mexico
Obsessions. Museum of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Mexico DF
Objects of desire . Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid, Spain
arteconsult (Aleman & Grimberg & Yaco García) Panama
Nomadic sculptures . Biennial of Havana UNEAC. Havana, Cuba
ART inc . GALLERY Guayaquil, Ecuador
Project SCULPTURES NOMADS. Museum of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico. Mexico City
Galeria Luis Sandoval Contemporary Art. Mexico City
Gallery SEVIL SERT Istanbul Turkey (May 24)
Gallery THE Bogota MUSEUM. Colombia
Gallery Klaus Steinmetz. San José Costa Rica
Generator Gallery. San Miguel de Allende. Mexico
The Garden of Tapestries Galeria Fernando Pradilla. Madrid, Spain
Everyday forms Gallery of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Mexico DF
This is not a sofa Galeria Lucía de la Puente. Lima, Peru
ADHOC Gallery. Vigo, Spain
Myto Gallery, Mexico City
Ángel Romero Gallery. Madrid, Spain
Myto Gallery. Mexico DF
Recent work . Jacobo Carpio Gallery. Costa Rica
This is not a chair . Havana Gallery Havana, Cuba (September 14)
University of Guanajuato. Mexico (March 12)
Gallery Jacobo Carpio San José. Costa Rica
MI CASA Gallery Nina Menocal. Mexico City
Angel Romero Gallery. Madrid, Spain
Freites-Revilla Gallery. Coral Gables, FL. US
The source, Tower of the Winds. Mexico City
Domestic sculpture . Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico DF
The other space . Nina Menocal Gallery / Chopo University Museum. Mexico City
Gallery Art & Idea. Mexico DF
The comfortable house . Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico City
Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design. Havana, Cuba
Gallery L. Havana, Cuba
José Martí National Library. Havana Cuba
BUGATTI International Award, edition 55 (collective exhibition, June)
Manos por México . Frank Mayer Museum. Mexico DF.
Fernando García Ponce MACAY Museum. Merida, Mexico
Santiago Corral Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Crossover. Museum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mexico DF.
MACA ZONE, Contemporary Art Fair. Zafra Design & Art. Mexico City.
Contemporary Mexican Art . Palace of Egypt Cultural Center. Oeiras, Portugal
Crossing Borders: New objects for the domestic space. Zafra Design & Art, Mexico City.
Contemporary Art Fair AQUA12. Miami, USA.MACA ZONE, Contemporary Art Fair. Mexico DF.
Cuba . Contemporary Art Gallery SALTFINEART. Los Angeles, USA.
ARTE-SANO Popular Art Museum. Mexico DF.
Visions of Mexican Art . ON-Tak Cheung of the Chinese Cultural Center. Vancouver, Canada.
MACA ZONE, MACA ZONE, Contemporary Art Fair. Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Mexico DF.
ART MADRID, Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid, Spain
Portugal Art 10. International Biennial of Art. Portimao, Portugal.
Fourth Biennial of Visual Arts Yucatan, Mexico
Contemporary Art 2009, annual auction (group of sixteen)
Contemporary Art Auction Museum of Anthropology. Mexico City
HERE WE ARE Proyects Gallery. Philadelphia, USA
International Art Fair. ARTEAMERICA. Miami, FL.
FEMACO International Art Fair. Mexico City
Project . Giant and the City. Miami, FL
ARTEROTICO, The origin of the world. Puebla, Mexico
Museum of the Ministry of Finance. Mexico DF
MACA ZONE, Contemporary Art Fair. México DF
ZONA MACO, Contemporary Art Fair. Mexico DF
Visual Arts Program INTERNATIONAL MEXICAN ARTS VALUE SOCIETY
International Art Fair. Caracas, Venezuela
ARCO 05, Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid Spain.
VII Biennial of Havana. Havana, Cuba
Bienal de Monterrey, Mexico
First Visual Arts Biennial of Yucatán. Merida, Mexico, December
XI Biennial “Rufino Tamayo”, Mexico City.
Double interior. Gallery ARTE 3, León. Guanajuato, Mexico.
Contemporary Art Fair Monterrey, NL. Mexico
Contemporary Art Fair Guadalajara. Jalisco, Mexico
VIDEO-ZAPPING, Video installations . University of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Contemporary Art Fair, Jacobo Carpio Gallery. Caracas Venezuela.
Chicago Art. Nina Menocal Gallery. USA
Habitad + Global . University of Guanajuato. Mexico
ART MIAMI. Jacobo Carpio Gallery. USA
EROGENA . Carrillo GIL Museum. Mexico DF
Calidoscopio . Bancomex-Contemporary Sinudetes. Mexico DF
ART MIAMI. Nina Menocal Gallery. USA
Collective of Artists . Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico City
On Paper Gallery Nina Menocal. Mexico City
Bancomer Hall, Mexico City
Rufino Tamayo Biennial. Mexico DF
ART CHICAGO. Navy Pier. Gallery Nina Menocal USA
Current Cuban Art . Museum of Carmen. Mexico DF
Arco, Contemporary Art Fair. Art & Idea Gallery. Madrid Spain.
Art in Other. VI International Contemporary Art Fair. Nina Menocal Gallery. Guadalajara, Mexico
Expo Arte Guadalajara. VI International Contemporary Art Fair. Nina Menocal Gallery. Guadalajara Mexico.
Unusual dialogues Art Object. Museum of Modern Art. Mexico DFART 97, International Art Fair. Nina Menocal Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.
III Monterrey Biennial. Mexico.
765 Gallery. Mexico DF
Installation Project. Tepoztlán, Mexico
Expo Arte Guadalajara. Mexico
Art Miami. International Art Fair. Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico City
The Cubans arrived already II . Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico DF
The prodigious decade. Cuban Plastic of the 80s . Chopo University Museum. Mexico City
Project Naves. Convent of Santa Teresa. Mexico City
Small Format Sculpture. Varadero, Cuba
Sculptures. . University of Venezuela Caracas, Venezuela
Sculptures. . Gallery 23 and 12. Havana, Cuba
Facilities Ecological Art Symposium. Las Tunas, Cuba
FacilitiesSalon Landscape 1990. Cuba
Installations Store Displays Centro Habana, Cuba
The sculpture object . Center for the Development of the Visual Arts. Havana, Cuba
Sculptures. ELSO PADILLA Room Havana Cuba
Performance . Theater Festival the SINOR Havana, Cuba
Installation. Instituto Superior de Arte Habana, Cuba
Soft and fresh. National Museum of Fine Arts Havana, Cuba
Facilities. Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design Havana, Cuba