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Ángel Ricardo Rios (1965), Cuban artist who lives in Mexico since 1991. Studied arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Havana, also has a masters in sculpture. Leading role in the national and international art sphere, through the galleries, Nina Menocal, MITO and Terreno Valdio, in Mexico City. Jacobo Kapio and Klaus Steinmetz in Costa Rica, El Museo Gallery in Colombia, Fernando Pradilla and Angel Romero in Madrid and Sevil Sert Gallery in Istanbul.

The artist, expresses the culture of excess through his art, with squandered paint among the canvasses, not afraid to mix shapes and colors, with centrifugal movement, between figurative and abstract large- format pieces: an outrageously seductive intent, through stimulating and corporeal quality of the material.

“The pleasure was restored in its own right. To this could be called the seduction of material: smell, touch, sensuality, racking of pigments, gymnastics “…


Ángel Ricardo Rios

1989 Faculty of Fine Arts of Havana, Cuba.
1984 National School of Art San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba.

2015 LA Art Show. Los Angeles, California. Special project for contemporary art fair.
2014 Building Bridges. Art Exchange, Santa Monica, USA.
2012 Wynwood Exhibition Center – Miami Florida USA.
2011 Gallery Terreno Baldío, Mexico DF
2010 Objects of desire. Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2009 Nomads Sculptures. Havana Biennial UNEAC. Havana, Cuba.
2008 ART inc. GALLERY Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Project: ESCULTURAS NOMADAS. Museum SHCP. Mexico DF.
Cultural of Spain in Mexico. Mexico DF.
2007 Gallery SEVIL SERT Istanbul, Turkey
2001 This is not a chair. Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
2000 James Carpio Gallery. San Jose, Costa Rica.
1999 Angel Romero Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Freites-Revilla Gallery. Coral Gables, Florida. USA.
The source. Tower of the Winds. Mexico DF.
1998 Domestic Sculpture. Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico DF.
1994 The comfortable home. Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico DF.
1984 José Martí National Library. Havana, Cuba.

BUGATTI International Prize 2014, Issue 55 (group show).
2013 Crossover. Museum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mexico DF.
2012 Contemporary Mexican Art. Egypt Palace Cultural Center. Oeiras, Portugal.
Crossing Borders: New items for the domestic space. Zafra Design & Art, Mexico City.
AQUA12 Contemporary Art Fair. Miami, USA.
2010 ZONA MACO 2010, Contemporary Art Fair. Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Mexico.
ART MADRID, Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Portugal 10. International Art Biennale. Portimao, Portugal.
2009 Fourth Biennial of Visual Arts Yucatan, Mexico.
Contemporary Art 2009, annual auction (sixteen group)
Auction of Contemporary Art Museum of Anthropology. Mexico DF.
2008 Project. Giant and the City. Miami, Florida. USA.
2007 ARTEROTICO, The origin of the world. Puebla, Mexico.
Museum of the Ministry of Finance. Mexico DF.
2005 ARCO 05 Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid, Spain.
2003 Seventh Biennial of Havana. Havana, Cuba.
Biennial Monterrey, Mexico.
2002 First Biennial of Visual Arts in Yucatan. Merida, Mexico.
XI Biennial “Rufino Tamayo”, Mexico DF
2001 Contemporary Art Fair Guadalajara. Jalisco, Mexico.
VIDEO-zapping Video installations. University of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery James Carpio. Caracas, Venezuela.
MIAMI ART. Gallery James Carpio. USA.
2000 erogenous. Carrillo Gil Museum. Mexico DF.
Kaleidoscope. Contemporary Bancomex-Sinudetes. Mexico DF.
MIAMI ART. Nina Menocal Gallery. USA.
1999 Artists Collective. Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico DF.
On paper, Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico DF.
1998 Salon Bancomer, Mexico, DF