Jorge Wellesley | Biography
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Jorge Wellesley. Havana, Cuba, 1979

Education
2010- 2011 Graduate of Symbolic Production, Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA). Havana, Cuba.
1999- 2004 Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA). Havana, Cuba.
1994- 1998 San Alejandro, Fine Arts Academy. Havana, Cuba.

Teaching Work
2007- 2012 Professor in the Painting Professorship at Higher Institute of Arts (ISA), Havana, Cuba.

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Wrong reading, ArtCenter / South Florida, Miami, Florida, USA.
Verdad y No, Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico, DF.
2015 Semiotic tree II, Art Center South Florida, Miami, FL, USA.
Reveal, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, FIU, Miami, FL, USA.
2013 Surface, Villa Manuela Gallery, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
2009 Word, Art Center La Casona, X Biennial of Havana, Cuba.
2006 The weight of the idea I, performance-tour around the city, Havana, Cuba.
2005 TRUTH, reality and language II, Provincial Center for Plastic Arts and Design, Luz y Oficios Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2004 TRUTH, reality and language I, (Premier of the video) Havana Club Rum Museum Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2003 Prophet in his land, performance at “Action Experience: 30 days” (DIP), 8th Art Biennial of Havana, Cuba.
Real Numbers, poster intervention in “Action experience: 30 days”, (DIP), 8th Havana Biennial, Cuba.
The examined life is the one worthwhile to live, intervention, Havana-Melena road (DIP). Havana, Cuba.
2002 Barrier, intervention (department of Public Interventions) Young Art Exhibition Event, Santa Clara, Cuba.
Direct Memory, intervention, Young Art Exhibition Event, Santa Clara. Cuba.
False, intervention. Mayabeque, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibitions

2017 Kunst x Kuba, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany.
Art Boca Raton, Contemporary Art Fair, Florida, USA.
Palm Beach Art Fair, Florida, USA.
2016 Espacio en blanco, Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura, Havana, Cuba
Across the Road project, Pulse New York Art Fair, Time Square, NY, USA.
2015 Up with diversity! Juan Ruiz Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA.
We all have good taste, Tub Gallery Miami, Miami, USA.
Campos de Batalla, Exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Photography, Studio 8, Havana, Cuba.
Cuba Libre, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, USA.
Mobility and its Discontents, The 8th Floor, NY, USA.
The Spaces Between: Contemporary Art From Havana, Bildmuseet, Umea University, Sweden.
2014 Juegos y desafios, Rainhart Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
The Spaces Between: Contemporary Art from Havana, Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Viáticos, Casa Fusión, Mexico DF, Mexico
2013 To break the walls, Fine Art National Museum, Havana, Cuba.
Citizens of the World: Cuba in Queens, Queens Museum, NY, USA.
Rodando se encuentran, National Library Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Art on paper, the Brussels Contemporary Drawing Fair, Rainhart Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
Behind the Wall, The 8th Floor, NY, USA.
Storage Out, Fine Art National Museum, Havana, Cuba
Utopiart, Vlaanderen, Cuba en Mali, verenigd in een wereld van kunst. Havana, Cuba.
Utopiart 27 in CC De Werft in Geel, Brussels, Belgium.
2012 Art Fair Pinta NY, New York City, USA.
Utopiart, Vlaanderen, Cuba en Mali, verenigd in een wereld van kunst. Boudewijngebouw Brussels, Brussels.
Estrictamente Impersonal, Espacio 08. Complex Morro – Cabaña, collateral to XI Havana Biennial, Cuba.
Parcela, Espacio 08. Trasgu Gallery, Asturian Centre of Havana, Cuba.
Ya Se Leer II, Sandra Montenegro Gallery, Contemporary Art Fair Arteamericas, Miami, EUA.
2011 Trasgu Gallery opening, Asturian Centre of Havana, Cuba.
Ya sé leer, Imagen y Texto en el Arte Latinoamericano, Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba.
2010 Serendipity. Portugal Arte 10, I Biennial, Centro do Congressos do Arade, Algarve, Portimao, Portugal.
Serendipity, Portugal Arte 10, I Biennial, Bibliotheca-Gallery, Grandola, Portugal.
Monomanías, Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2009 Esporas, Pabellón Cuba, Havana City, Cuba.
II Meeting of Young Artists and Writers from Latin America and the Caribbean, Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba.
1er International Festival of Contemporary Art of Argel, Musée National d´art Moderne et Contemporain Algiers (MAMA),  Argelia.
Confluencias Inside II, NHCC Art Museum, Alburquerque, Nuevo México, USA.
Topología, Espacio 08. Excelencias Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
Experimental Video and Video Art: Artists from Cuba. Museum of Antioquia, Casa del Encuentro, Medellín, Colombia.
Preview, Open Studio, Espacio 08, collateral to X Havana Biennial, Cuba.
Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Kuba, Ehrenhalle des Rathauses, Nürnberg, Lam Hall, Diplomatic Office in Bonn, Germany.
2008 V Contemporary Cuban Art Hall, Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Embedded, Espacio 08. Museum San Francisco de Asís Convent, Havana, Cuba.
KUNST, Espacio 08, Hispano-American Center of Culture, Havana, Cuba.
Pulse Art Fair, Nina Menocal Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA.
Interfaz, Batiscafo Bursaries, Triangle Art Trust and Gasworks of England in Havana, Espacio 08, Havana, Cuba.
Grove, The body is bodies, photography and Cuban videos, Jesús Gallardo de León Gallery, Guanajuato, Mexico.
2006 Survive the Utopia from the art, Luz y Oficios Gallery, Exhibition Event of the City, Havana, Cuba.
UP. Fresa y Chocolate Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2004 Cuban Arts, Wissenschaftspark, Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
A is B, between art and science, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2003 8th Art Biennial of Havana, (Department of Public Interventions) Havana, Cuba.
Double Seduction, Cuban Artists´ Videos à la carte. (Department of Public Interventions) Amadis Exhibition Hall, Madrid, Spain.
Unmarked, exhibition of Latin American videos, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Common Sense, (Department of Public Interventions) Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2002 COPYRIGHT, animation video, Exhibition of young Cuban artists´videos, Centro Cultural de España Gallery, Havana City, Cuba.
2001  Llega y Pon, Exhibition of students from the Arts School, collateral exhibition, III Contemporary Art Exhibition Event, Arts School, Havana, Cuba.
2000 Varadero International IV Plastic Arts Exhibition Event, UNEAC-International Gallery, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba.
Havana- ISA- Club, Collateral exhibition to the VII Art Biennial of Havana, Arts School. Havana, Cuba.
Winter Exhibition Hall, II Graduate Exhibition Event, San Alejandro Art Academy, Simon Bolivar Center, Havana, Cuba.
1999 Painting for Peace I, Plastic Arts National Contest. Havana, Cuba.
Big dreams are celebrated today. Frida Kahlo Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Everyone´s Paradise, Imago Gallery, Great Theater of Havana. Havana, Cuba.
1998 A Fayad Jamis from the end of the century, Emir Abdel Kader Gallery, The V Edition, Unity, Identity and Culture, Havana, Cuba.
Manero´s Workshop, The City Historian Office´s Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
It´s the goblins´ party, José Antonio Diaz Peláez Gallery, San Alejandro Plastic Arts Academy, Havana, Cuba.
1997 20 years is nothing, Emir Abdel Kader Gallery, Arabian Association of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

Works with the Deparment of Public Interventions
2003 Member of the Organizing Committee Action Experience: 30 days, public interventions event, 8th Biennial of Havana (November) / Participation in The Possible Date, Douglas Argüelles and Trips El Aleph, intervention in the magazine Cuban Art-Havana, (July) / Participation in Bondage exercise No. 1. Casting of L CONDUCT-A-ART. X May Procession, Holguin (May) / Opening of the seat of the Department of Public Intervention, Havana / Participation in the Workshop of Arts and Experience (lesson No.1), Conference and performatic action in Conduct Art, Higher Institute of Arts, Havana / Challenge, by Douglas Argüelles, intervention in the firestation in Old Havana / See where others look II, X May Procession, Holguin (May) / See where others look, National Symposium of Plastic Arts, Matanzas (April)
2002 Conference and Critique, Havana Gallery, Havana / Participation in Vital Space II, by Douglas Argüelles, Young Art Week, Santa Clara (October) / Participation in The Diary, by Heidi García, Havana (September) / Participation in Vital Space, by Douglas Argüelles, Havana Seawall (September) / Participation in Eight more hours, by Tatiana Mesa and María Victoria Portelles. Havana (July) / Participation in The drama of becoming another one: Paranoia, of L.CONDUCT-A-RT, Obispo street. Havana (June) / Participation in From North to South (and from South to North), by María Victoria Portelles, North Coast, South Coast: trip. Havana (April) / Dock (collective action), South Coast, Havana (April) / Participation in 50 Chairs, by Fidel E. Álvarez and L.CONDUCT-A-RT, Central Park. Havana (March) / Participation in Fraternity, by Humberto Díaz, Fraternity Park. Havana (February)
2001 Participation in Air Space, by Fidel E. Álvarez, M-6 route, Havana (October)

Lectures delivered

– Artist Talk: Residency Unlimited RU, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2017.
– Artist Talk: FIU Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, USA, 2016.
– Artist Talk / ArtSmart, Ar Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, Fl, USA, 2016.
– From the Inside Out: Angel Delgado and Jorge Wellesley in conversation with Sara Reisman. The 8th Floor, NY, USA, 2015.
– Panel: “Spaces: participation and legitimation, opportunities of the art, young creation, mass media, alternative media, marginalizations”; Casa de Las Américas, Havana, 2009.
– Conference: “Espacio 08”, Arteamérica Café, Manuel Galich Hall, Casa de Las Américas, X Havana Biennial, Cuba, 2009.
– Seminar: “The experimentation in photography and new meanings of art”, UNEAC, 2008.
– Theoretical event: “Action Experience: 30 days”, 8th Havana Art Biennial, Higher Institute of Arts, Havana, Cuba, 2003.

Publishing
– Collective authors: “08 Espacio de Experimentación Visual”, Cúpulas Editions, University of the arts (ISA). Havana, Cuba, 2010.

Fellowships / Residencies / Awards

2017 RU, Artist in Residency, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2015 Fellowship – Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA
2010 Award, Pernod Ricard Company (with Espacio 08)
2008 Residency, Batiscafo, Triangle Art Trust and Gasworks of England in Havana.
2006 Award Center of Development of Visual Arts, Exhibition Hall of the City, Luz y Oficios Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Collections

– Shelley & Donald Rubin Collection, New York, USA.
– National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
– El Almacén Collection CNAP, Havana, Cuba
His work is part of private Collections in USA, Mexico, Colombia and Spain.