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Olazábal, Santiago Rodríguez. (b. Havana, Cuba, 1955; active Havana, Cuba, 2011)
 

Bibliography and Exhibitions

MONOGRAPHS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Arnhem (The Netherlands). Gallery 20 X 2.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL.
1998.
Solo exhibition.

Banff, Alberta (Canada). Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Oba ikuro. El Rey no miente.
August 29-October 16, 1994.
(4 pp.) exhib. brochure, checklist of works - 4 mixed media installations including a suite of 21 drawings. Text by Tim Westbury.

Havana (Cuba). Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: La oración.
1988.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Okan to mi. Desde mi corazón.
1985.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Galería Galiano.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Dibujar es un trauma.
1992.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Galería Habana.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABAL: Eye leke /Blood of my Veins.
1995.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Galería Habana.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: I Will Never Die.
2002.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Galería La Casona, Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Ewe Tete.
2005.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Galería La Casona, Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Small Things.
2007.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Galería Tele Pinar, Taller Experimental de Gráfica (TEG).
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Ori, El Orisa Personal.
2008.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Galería Villa Manuela.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Ori, El Orisa Personal.
2009.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Onile, The Holy Spirit Of The Earth.
2005.
Solo exhibition.

Havana (Cuba). Pequeño Espacio Gallery, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Preamble.
2002.
Solo exhibition.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaría (Spain). Galería Saro León.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: La segunda puerta / The Second Door.
1997.
Solo exhibition.

Madrid (Spain). Art Center Investment Art and Nature Gespart.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: La tercera puerta / The Third Door.
2005.
Solo exhibition.

Milan (Italy). Galería Colorenero.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: El mediador.
1994.
Solo exhibition.

Paris (France). Galerie Intemporel.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Imagen saca palabra.
2002.
Solo exhibition.

Trinidad (Cuba). Galería de Arte Universal Benito Ortiz.
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ OLAZABEL: Blanco y negro.
1991.
Solo exhibition.

GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

ANKARA (Turkey)..
Fourth Asia-Europe Biennial.
1992.
Group exhibition. Included: Santiago Rodriguez Olazabel (Cuba).

BERGEN DAL (The Netherlands). Afrika Museum.
Ad fontes.
2001.
Group exhibition. Included: Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal

BOCHUM (Germany). Museum Bochum.
Puntos de Vista. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Daros-Latinamerica Collection.
2007.
138 pp., 84 illus. (most in color), biogs., bibliog. Texts by Hans Günter Golinski, Hans Michael Herzog, Sepp Hiekisch-Picard, Michael Nungesser. Includes: Juan Carlos Alom, Belkis Ayón, Marta Maria Pérez Bravo, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, Raquel Paiewonsky. 4to (28 x 24 cm.), wraps.

BROOKLYN (NY). Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art.
August 31, 2007-January 27, 2008.
224 pp. exhib. cat., illus., notes, brief text with several color illus. and biog. for each artist, bibliog. Group exhibition of 46 contemporay cutting-edge artists. Curated and intro. by Tumelo Mosaka; text "Visualizing Art in the Caribbean" by Annie Paul. Includes: Alexandre Arrechea, Ewan Atkinson, Nicole Awai, Mario Benjamin, Terry Boddie, Charles Campbell, Keisha Castello, Chris Cozier, José Cruz, Annalee Davis, Maxence Denis, Jean Ulrick Désert, Roberto Diago, Quisqueya Henriquez, Satch Hoyt, Deborah Jack, Hew Locke, Miguel Luciano, Tirzo Martha, Ibrahim Miranda, Melvin Moti, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, Steve Ouditt, Raquel Paiewonsky, Ebony Patterson, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Jorge Pineda, K. Khalfani Ra [a.k.a. Makandal Dada], Veronica Ryan, Storm Saulter, Colectivo Shampoo, Arthur Simms and Peter Omer. 4to, cloth, d.j. First ed.

CURACAO (Dutch Antilles). International Trade Center, UNESCO.
Carib Art, Contemporary Art of the Caribbean: a Travelling Exhibition of Contemporary Works of Art by Artists of the Dutch, English, French and Spanish Caribbean.
July 31-August 29, 1993.
374 pp. exhib. cat., illus., bibliog. Ed. Rudy Eckmeyer. Includes: Klodi Cancelier, Milton George, Kapo, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, et al. A traveling exhibition of contemporary work by artists of the Dutch, English, French and Spanish Caribbean, organized by the National Commission for UNESCO of the Netherlands Antilles. 4to, wraps.

DAKAR (Senegal). Biscuiterie de Medina.
III Festival Mondial des Arts Nègres: Modernités & Résistances - Aux Souffles du Monde/3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures.
December 10-31, 2010.
Group exhibition. Curated by Florence Alexis. Included: Aicha Aidara, Nirveda Alleck, Owusu-Ankomah, Cheikhou Bâ, Nu Barreto, Bili Bidjocka, Jean-Francois Boclé, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Sokari Douglas Camp, Magdalena Campos-Pons, Diagne Chanel, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Albert Chong, Mansour Ciss, Soly Cissé, Francisco d'Almeida, Maksaens Denis, Viyé Diba, Luc Fosther Diop, Godfried Donkor, Ernest Duku, Edward Duval-Carrié, Melvin Edwards, Edoh El Loko, Ludovic Fadairo, Tchale Figueira, Florence Fofana, Meschac Gaba, Camara Gueye, Tapfuma Gutsa, Khaled Hafez, Braima Injai, Paulo Kapela, Souleymane Keita, Jems Koko Bi, Achilleka Komguem, Siriki Ky, Moshekwa Langa, Daniel Lind Ramos, Ndary Lô, El Loko, Yvette Mattern, Do Mesrine, Joel Mpah Dooh, Aimé Mpané, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Charles Mutanganwa, David Nal-Vad, Iba Ndiaye, Nike (Davies), Uche Okeke, Santiago Olazabal, Samuel Olou, Zak Ové, Alexis Peskine, Rodney Place, Barbara Prézeau, Gerard Quénum, Tony Ramos, Betye Saar, Berni Searle, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mary Sibande, Julien Sinzogan, Amadou Sow, Barthélémy Toguo, Emeka Udemba, Abraão Vicente, Viteix, Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis-Thomas, William Wilson, Guy Wouété, Frantz Zéphirin, and Dominique Zinkpé.

GIJON (Spain). Centro de Cultura Antiguo.
La Isla Futura. Arte joven cubano.
December 2-22, 1998.
98 pp. exhib. cat., illus. Texts by Antón Castro, Iván de la Nuez and Alberto Ruíz de Samaniego. In Spanish. Group exhibition. Included: Santiago Rodriguez Olazábal, Carlos Garaicoa.

HAVANA (Cuba). Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam.
Africa Inside Cuba: 6 Fine Artists.
1986.
Group exhibition. Included: José Bedia, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Wifredo Lam, Manual Mendive, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal.

HAVANA (Cuba). Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam.
Ya sé leer: imagen y texto en el arte latinoamericano.
April 20-, 2011.
Group exhibition. Curated by Elvia Rosa Castro, Margarita Sánchez Prieto, Ibis Hernández Abascal and Sandra Contreras. Included: José Bedia, Iván Capote, Christopher Cozier, Roberto Diago, Carlos Garaicoa, Glexis Novoa, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, Elio Rodriguez, and José Ángel Vincench. [Review: Nelson Herrera Ysla, ArtNexus Issue 82 (September-November, 2011): http://www.artnexus.com/Notice_View.aspx?DocumentID=23531]

HAVANA (Cuba). Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam and Museo de Guanabacoa.
Bienal de la Habana II.
November 26, 1986-January 18, 1987.
562 pp. exhib. cat., illus., index. Included: Kcho, Khalfani Ra, Santiago Rodriguez Olazabal, and Omari Ra (all from Jamaica), René Louise (from Martinique), as well as José Bedia, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Ricardo Rodriguez Brey, Humberto Castro, Manuel Mendive, Juan Elso Padilla, Juan Sanchez. Countries included in this Biennial included: Angola, Algeria, Burkino Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Zaire, among others. 4to (28 cm.), wraps.

HAVANA (Cuba). Galería Galiano.
El hombre el mito: Santiago Rodriguez Olazabel and Eliseo Valdés.
1983.
Two-person exhibition.

HAVANA (Cuba). Galería Galiano.
Hálito de la tierra: Santiago Rodriguez Olazabel and Fernando Gómez.
1991.
Two-person exhibition.

HAVANA (Cuba). Galería Haydee Santamaria, Casa de las Americas.
Mitos en el Caribe.
August, 2000.
38 pp., 35 color illus., biogs., exhibs. for each artist, checklist of 55 works by 35 artists. Included: Belkis Ayon, Diogenes Ballester, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, José Castillo, Janet Cook-Rutnik, Philippe Dodard, Ever Fonseca, Radhames Mejia, Nasson, Belkis Ramirez, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, Julio Valdez, José Angel Vincench. 8vo, stiff card self-wraps.

HAVANA (Cuba). Galería Latinoamericana, Casa de las Américas.
El destino es tuyo: Carlos Estévez and Santiago Rodriguez Olazabel.
1995.
Two-person exhibition.

HAVANA (Cuba). Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
La nube en pantalones.
1993.
Group exhibition. Included: Santiago Rodriguez Olazábal, et al.

HAVANA (Cuba). Palacio del Segundo.
Bienal de la Habana III: Five Black British Artists and other exhibitions.
October 27-December 31, 1989.
367 pp. exhib. cat., b&w illus. The first showing of Black artists from Europe at the Havana Biennale. Included: Sonia Boyce, Keith Piper, Allan deSouza, Pitika Ntuli (and Indian artist Shaheen Merali.] The general Bienal exhibition also included: Neville Legall (Barbados), Pat Mautloa (South Africa); Antonio Olé (Angola); Twins Seven-Seven (Nigeria); and from Cuba: Marta Maria Pérez Bravo, Roberto Diago, Tomas Esson, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, Ricardo Rodriguez Brey, José Bedia, Manuel Mendive, Viteix (Vitor Manuel Teixera), and others. 4to (28 cm.), wraps.

JOHANNESBURG (South Africa). Johannesburg Art Gallery.
Without Masks.
May 23-August 29, 2010.
Exhib. cat., illus. Substantial group exhibition of Afro-Cuban art with 79 works by 25 artists. Curated by Orlando Hernandez. Included: Bernardo Almoguea, Juan Carlos Alom, Pedro Alvarez, Alexandre Arrechea, Belkis Ayón, José Bedia, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Ricardo Rodriguez Brey, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Yoan Capote, Roberto Diago, Alexis Esquivel, Moïses Finale, Carlos Garaicoa, Armando Marino, Ruben Rodríguez Martinez, Ruperto Jay Matamoros, Manuel Mendive, Ibrahim Miranda, Santiago Rodrguez Olazabal, René Pena, Douglas Perez (Castro), Julian Gonzalez Perez, Elio Rodriguez, Osvaldo Castillo Vazquez, José Angel Vincench Barrera.

KREMS (Austria). Kunsthalle Krems.
Die Andere Reise (The Other Journey): Africa und die diaspora.
April 14-June 30, 1996.
158 pp. exhib. cat., illus. Group exhibition. Ed. Simon Njami. Texts by Njami, Ulrike Davis-Sulikowsi, Markus Mittringer, and Wolfgang Denk Included: Sokari Douglas Camp, June Clark, Leonardo Drew, Santiago Rodriguez Olazábel. 8vo (24 cm.), wraps.

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA (Spain). Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas Fundacion.
Cuba Siglo XX: Modernidad y Sincretismo.
April 16-June 9, 1996.
422 pp. exhib. cat., 200 color plates, 160 b&w illus., portraits and chronols. for each artist. Group exhibition. Includes: José Bedia, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Ricardo Brey, Agustín Cardenas, Tomas Esson, KCHO, Wifredo Lam, Manuel Mendive, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, et al. [Traveled to: Fundación La Caixa. Palma de Mallorca; Centro de Arte Santa Mónica, Barcelona, Spain.] 4to (24 x 28 cm.). First ed.

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA (Spain). Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas Fundacion.
Otro país: escalas africanas/Another country: African stops over.
November 15, 1994-January 15, 1995.
247 pp. exhib. cat., illus., bibliog. In Spanish, English, and French. Group exhibition of 24 artists [10 Africans, 5 of whom live abroad; 12 Caribbean artists, 6 of whom live abroad (overwhelmingly in Europe); and 2 European-born artists of African background.] Curated by Joelle Busca. Included: Mario Benjamin, Willie Bester, Mickael Bethe-Selassié, Bili Bidjocka, Francisco Cabral, Sokari Douglas Camp, the Dakpogan brothers, Jean-Jacques Efiaimbelo, Abdoulaye Konate, Marc Latamie, Aimé Ntakiyica, Santiago Rodriguez Olazábal, Maria Mater O'Neill, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, El Hadji Sy, Zephania Tshuma, Stanford Watson, Ouattara Watts, William Adjété Wilson. [Traveled to: Fundación La Caixa, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, February-April, 1995; Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, May 24-September 10, 1995.] 4to (30 cm.), wraps.

LUANDA (Angola). Museo de Antropología de Luanda.
Africa dentro de Cuba.
1986.
Group exhibition. Included: Santiago Rodriguez Olazábal. [Traveled to: Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba.]

MIAMI (FL). Pan American Art Projects.
The African Caribbean: Santiago Olazabal, David Boxer & Manuel Mendive.
April 16-May 21, 2011.
Group exhibition.

MILAN (Italy). Spazio Vigentina.
Mística cubana. Arte de la última generación: Santiago Rodriguez Olazabel and Ibrahim Miranda.
1995.
Two-person exhibition.

NEW ORLEANS (LA). New Orleans Museum of Art.
Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba.
January 16-March 4, 2010.
Group exhibition of 50 works of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and installation art by 27 contemporary Cuban artists. Curated by Margarita Sánchez and Jorge Fernández. Includes: Juan Carlos Alom, Yoan Capote, Roberto Fabelo (sculpture), René Pena (photography), Angel Ramirez, Santiago Rodriguez Olazabal, and Douglas Perez. [Traveling exhibition organized by the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, Havana. Traveled to: Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA, June 16-September 5, 2010; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, October 16-January 2, 2010; City Gallery at Waterfront Park, City of Charleston, Charleston, SC, February 4-March 28, 2011; Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT, August 15-October 20, 2011.]

SAN FRANCISCO (CA). San Francisco State University.
AfroCuba: Works on Paper, 1968-2003.
February 26-March 30, 2005.
Exhib. cat., illus. Texts by Judith Bettelheim with contributions by Alexis Esquivel and David Mateo. A groundbreaking exhibition of 56 prints and drawings by 26 noted and emerging artists from Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Artists include: José Julián Aguilera, Joel Aguilera Tamayo, Raúl Alfaro Torres, Belkis Ayón, Diana Balboam Choco (Eduardo Roca Salasar), Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy, Nelson Domínguez Cedeño, Alexis Esquivel, Roberto Fabelo, Ramón Haití Eduardo, Jorge Knight Vera, Miguel Ángel Lobaina, Raúl Martínez, Manual Mendive, Ibrahim Miranda, José Omar, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Armando Posse, Rafael Queneditt Morales, Mauricio Reyes Aranda, Arnaldo Rodríquez Larrinága, Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal, Elio Rodríguez Valdes, Israel Tamayo Zamora, Rafael Zarza. [Traveled to: McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, September 16-November 5; Kennesaw State University Art Gallery, Kennesaw, GA, August 30, 2006-October 14, 2006; Indianapolis Museum of Art, February 25-June 3, 2007.]

UNION CITY (NJ). QbaVa Gallery.
Bienvenido.
October 9-November 6, 2009.
Group exhibition. Curated by: Cubartenewyork, Paul Maurer. Included: Roberto Fabelo and Santiago Olazabal.

VENICE (Italy). La Biennale di Venezia.
45th Venice Biennale.
1993.
Group exhibition. Included: Ouattara Watts. This Biennale was also noteworthy for the official renewal of participation of South Africa. Twenty-seven artists, shown at three separate venues, were drawn from all segments of South Africa's multicultural society and were selected on the curatorial premise of "affinities" between the various communities of artists. Included: Jackson Hlungwane and Santiago Rodriguez Olazabel were featured at Giardini di Castello. Ceramic sculptor Bonnie Ntshalintshali showed separately. At the main venue: Willie Bester, Andries Botha, Sfiso Ka-Mkame, David Koloane, Noria Mabasa, Trevor Makhoba, Johannes Maswanganyi, Tommy Motswai, Tony Nkotsi, Johannes Segogela, Tito Zungu.

VICENZA (Italy). Galleria Cheiros, Palazzo Colonnese Valeri.
Belkis Ayón y Santiago Rodríguez Olazábal.
December 8, 1994-January, 1995.
Two-person exhibition.

VIGO (Spain). Casa de las Artes e da Historia de Vigo.
Africa en América.
1992.
Group exhibition. Included: Santiago Rodriguez Olazábal.