Carlos Garaicoa

Carlos Garaicoa was born in 1967 in Havana
He currently lives and works between Havana and Madrid.
Carlos Garaicoa studied thermodynamics and later painting at the Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana (1989 – 1994).
He developed a multidisciplinary approach to address issues of culture and politics, particularly Cuban, through the study of architecture, urbanism and history. He focuses on a dialogue between art and urban space through which investigates the social structure of our cities in terms of their architecture. Through a wide variety of materials and media, Garaicoa found ways to criticise modernist Utopian architecture and the collapse of the 20th century ideologies.
Among his most important solo shows we can highlight those at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2020); Lunds Konsthall and Skissernass Museum, Lund (2019); Parasol Unit Foundation, London (2018); Fondazione Merz, Torino (2017); MAAT, Lisbon (2017); Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao (2017); Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2016); Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo (2015); CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid (2014); Fundación Botín, Santander (2014); NC-Arte and FLORA ars + natura, Bogotá (2014); Kunsthaus Baselland Muttenz, Basel(2012); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick, Germany (2012); Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Research in Art, Tampa (2007); H.F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (2011); Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam (2010); Centre d’Art la Panera, Lérida (2011); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos (CAB), Burgos (2011); National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens (2011); Inhotim Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo, Brumadinho (2012); Caixa Cultural, Río de Janeiro (2008); Museo ICO (2012) and Matadero (2010), Madrid; IMMA, Dublin (2010); Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art (M.O.C.A), Los Angeles (2005); Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá (2000).
He has participated in prestigious international events such as: the Biennials of Havana (1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2012, 2015), Shanghai (2010), São Paulo (1998, 2004), Venice (2009, 2005), Johannesburg (1995), Liverpool (2006) and Moscow (2005), the Triennials of Auckland (2007), San Juan (2004), Yokohama (2001) and Echigo-Tsumari (2012); Documenta 11 (2003) and 14 (2017) and PhotoEspaña 12 (2012).
In 2005 he received the XXXIX International Contemporary Art Prize – Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco, the Katherine S. Marmor Award in Los Angeles and the PEM Prize 2021, The Peabody Essex Museum, USA

Galleria Continua

Nikhil Chopra and Jonathas De Andrade - Patterns of identity

Galleria Continua is happy to present a selection of works by Nikhil Chopra and Jonathas de Andrade, in an OVR that explores their research which follows patterns of identity rooted into history and space. Although coming from different backgrounds and artistic approaches, the two share a deep understanding of the cultural and social aspects of their respective lands of origin (India and Brazil), two different contexts connected by a vast array of historical affinities.
The works presented approach concepts of memory; in Chopra's case, its representation and its influx on the identity of the individual, and for De Andrade in a collective and societal sense, the two being indissoluble, with one forming and molding the other.