Roche-Rabell, Arnaldo (a.k.a. Arnaldo Roche). (b. Santurce, Puerto Rico, 1955; active Puerto Rico, 2015)

Bibliography and Exhibitions


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno.
ARNALDO ROCHE-RABELL: En Azul. Señales después del tacto (Frottages).
March 6-June 7, 2015.
Solo exhibition. [In collaboration with Museo de San Juan, Galería Walter Otero Arte Contemporáneo.]

Long Beach (CA). Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA).
ARNALDO ROCHE: Brotherhood / Hermandad.
November 9, 1998-March 29, 1999.
Solo exhibition consisting of 19 large-scale works created between 2002 and 2007. Curated by Gregory Knight.

Miami (FL). Frances Wolfson Art Center, Miami-Dade Community College.
October 12-November 30, 1989.
Solo exhibition.

New York (NY). Frumkin/Adams Gallery.
November 12-December 30, 1994.
Solo exhibition.

New York (NY). Frumkin/Adams Gallery.
May 1-31, 1991.
Solo exhibition.

New York (NY). Frumkin/Adams Gallery.
May 3-31, 1990.
Solo exhibition.

San Juan (Puerto Rico). Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico.
Solo exhibition.


CHICAGO (IL). Mayor's Office, City of Chicago.
The Chicago Public Art Guide.
Chicago: Dept. of Public Affairs,.
92 pp., approx. 150 color illus., intro. text by Gregory G. Knight. Contains index of works by region, branch library installations, special projects, map, index of artists with titles of work. Includes color illus. of the following works: Richard Hunt (Freeform, 1993, stainless steel sculpture, State of Illinois Building); Preston Jackson (Irv Kupcinet Memorial, 2006, bronze cast portrait sculpture, Wabash Ave./approach to Irv Kupcinet Bridge.) Works at the Harold Washington Library Center: Houston Conwill and Estella Conwill Majozo (Du Sable's Journey, 1991, terrazzo and inlaid brass floor design); Jacob Lawrence (Events in the Life of Harold Washington, 1991, ceramic tile mural.) Works in the collection of the Harold Washington Library Center: Faith Ringgold (The Winner, 1988, painted quilt); Muneer Bahauddeen (sculpture); John Bankston (painting); William Dawson (sculptures); Robert Dilworth (painting); Richard Hunt (drawing); Preston Jackson (sculpture); Calvin Jones (painting); Bertrand Phillips (painting); David Philpot (sculptures); Arnaldo Roche-Rabell (painting); Tim Rollins + K.O.S. (painting); Alison Saar (sculpture); Lorna Simpson (photographic print); Fan Warren (drawings). At the Legler Branch Library: Elizabeth Catlett (Floating Family, 1996, carved wood); and Kerry James Marshall (Knowledge and Wonder, 1996, mural painting). At the Austin Senior Satellite Center: Brook Collins (Family Mosaics, 2006, 15 photographs) and Melvin King (Follette Park and Selma March, 2006, paintings). At the Rosemont busline station: Martin Puryear (River Road Ring, 1986, wood sculpture). At the 4th District Police Station: Amir Nour (Untitled, 1980, rolled steel semi-spheres). In Bronzeville/along Dr. Martin Luther King Drive: Alison Saar (Monument to the Great Northern Migration, 1994, bronze figure sculpture); art benches by: Willie Cole, Geraldine McCullough; Ed Dwight (Blues Sculptures - Four Musicians, 2005, bronze sculptures, at 47th St./Dr. Martin Luther King Drive). Chicago Police Dept. Headquarters /Michigan Ave.: 4 quilts by Gladys Henry, Laverne Brackens, Sherry Byrd and Sara Byrd - four generations of African American quiltmakers. At Chicago International Airport: Dawoud Bey (Chicago Couples, 2000, photographic print); Richard Hunt (Flight Forms, 2001, stainless steel.) At the Thurgood Marshall Branch Library: Venus Blue (They All Had Something in Common, 1995, quilt). At the Woodson Branch Library: Bernard Williams (sculpture). At the Rogers Park Branch Library: Al Tyler (paintings). At the Uptown Branch Library: Mr. Imagination (installation). At Mabel Manning Branch Library: Dawoud Bey (photographs) and Willie Carter (painting). At Logan Square Branch Library: Arnaldo Roche-Rabell (paintings). At West Chicago Branch Library: Nick Cave (fabric). At Brainerd Branch Library: Preston Jackson (sculpture). At Douglass Branch Library: Emilio Cruz (banners.). At Woodson Branch Library: Richard Hunt (sculpture), Charles Searles (sculpture), and Bernard Williams (sculpture). At Wrightwood-Ashburn Branch Library: Candida Alvarez (stained glass) and Gerald Griffin (collage). At Avalon Branch Library: Stephen Marc (photographs). At Bessie Coleman Branch Library: Laverne Brackens (quilt) and Arbie Williams (quilt.) At Chicago Bee Branch Library: Carrie Mae Weems (painting/mixed media), Derek Webster (sculpture), and Gregg Spears (painting). At Jeffery Manor Branch Library: Marva Lee Pitchford Jolly (ceramic installation). At Kelly Branch Library: Robert Dilworth (painting) and Jacob Lawrence (lithograph). At Pullman Branch Library: Orisegun Olomidun (painting) and Bernard Williams (mural). At South Chicago: Kerry James Marshall (mural). At South Shore Branch Library: Muneer Bahauddeen (sculpture and mosaic) and Laverne Brackens (quilt). West Pullman Branch Library: Marcus Akinlana (mural and mixed media). [See: explorechicago.org] pdf file: www.explorechicago.org/etc/...art.../ENTIRE_PA_WEB.pdf

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA (Spain). Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM).
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.

MIAMI (FL). Bernice Steinbaum Gallery.
Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, Alejandro Aguilera, and Tatiana Parcero.
January 20-March 3, 2007.
Three-person exhibition.

NASHVILLE (TN). Frist Center for Visual Arts.
Paint Made Flesh.
January 23-May 10, 2009.
126 pp. exhib. cat., 74 color illus. Texts by Susan Edwards, Richard Schiff and curator Mark Scala. Group exhibition of 38 international post-World War II figurative painters. Includes: Wangechi Mutu, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell. [Traveled to: The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, June 20-September 13, 2009; and Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY.] 4to (10.9 x 9.4 in.), wraps.

NEW YORK (NY). El Museo del Barrio.
25th Anniversary Exhibition. [Artists Talk Back: Visual Conversations with El Museo; Part 1: Reclaiming History].
May 6-August 14, 1994.
Group exhibition. Curated by Susana Torruella Leval. Included: Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, Freddy Rodriguez, Juan Sanchez, Papo Colo, and maybe others.

NEW YORK (NY). El Museo del Barrio.
Recent Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection.
Winter, 1991-August 2, 1992.
Group exhibition of 25 contemporary works recently acquired with funds from The Ford Foundation, The Metropolitan Life Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the De Witt Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund. Included: Candida Alvarez, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, Juan Sanchez.

NEW YORK (NY). Frumkin/Adams Gallery.
Azaceta, Bedia, Roche.
Three-person exhibition. Included: Jose Bedia, Arnaldo Roche.

NEW YORK (NY). Frumkin/Adams Gallery.
Faces (Drawing Gallery).
July 20-August 15, 1990.
Group exhibition. Included: Arnaldo Roche-Rabell.

NEW YORK (NY). George Adams Gallery.
Caballos: Political Animals. Azaceta, Bedia, Benedit, Elso, Roche.
Group exhibition. Included: José Bedia, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell.

NEW YORK (NY). George Adams Gallery.
Saints, Sinners and Sacrifices: Religious Imagery in Contemporary Latin American Art.
November 19-December 24, 1999.
Group exhibition. Included: Carlos Alfonzo, José Bedia, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell.

NEW YORK (NY). Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, and Queens Museum of Art.
Caribbean Crossroads of the World.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.
496 pp., illus. Included over 500 works of art spanning four centuries. Deborah Cullen and curator Elivis Fuentes, eds. The exhibition explores six distinct themes split amongst the three venues: Counterpoints, Patriot Acts, Fluid Motions, Kingdoms of this World, Shades of History, and Land of the Outlaw. Includes (among others): Damali Abrams, Akuzuru (performance), Thierry Alet, Firelei Baez, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, José Bedia, Mario Benjamin, Rigaud Bénoit, Hervé Beuze, Wilson Bigaud, Terry Boddie, Frank Bowling, David Boxer, Ernest Breleur, Everald Brown, José Campeche, Tony Capellan, Leroy Clarke, Renée Cox, Annalee Davis, Roberto Diago (Querol), Préfète Duffaut, John Dunkley, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Jacques Enguerrand-Gourgue, Alexis Esquivel, Minnie Evans, Coco Fusco, Albert Huie, Eugene Hyde, Hector Hyppolite, Deborah Jack, Nacius Joseph, Kapo (Mallica Reynolds), Jayson Keeling, Wifredo Lam, Marc Latamie, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Los Carpinteros, Elvis Lopez, Edna Manley, Charles Obas, Ebony G. Patterson, René Pena, Marcel Pinas, Jorge Pineda, Fidelio Ponce de León, René Portocarrero, David Pottinger, Khalfani Ra, Omari Ra, Belkis Ramirez, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, Sheena Rose, Kevin Sampson, William Edouard Scott, Hervé Télémaque, Hank Willis Thomas, Rafael Trelles, Diane Wah. [Review: Holland Cotter, "Islands Buffeted by Currents of Change, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World’ Spans 3 Museums," NYT, June 14, 2012; Christian Viveros Faune, "The Impressive 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World' Spans New York," Village Voice, June 27, 2012.] 4to (11 x 9.8 in.), cloth, d.j. First ed.

PONCE (Puerto Rico). Museo de Arte de Ponce.
Pasiones contemporáneas: arte americano, europeo y latinoamericano de la colección Serapión y Belk.
August 11, 2012-January 21, 2013.
Group exhibition. Included: Jose Carlos Betancourt, Bedia, KCHO, Arnaldo Roche Rabell, Carlos Rivera.

SAN JUAN (Puerto Rico). Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR).
Imagen de una cultura: Obras de la Colección de la Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples de Puerto Rico.
February 18-August 21, 2005.
Group exhibition. Included: Daniel Lind, Maria de Mater O'Neill, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, Rafael Trelles.

SAN JUAN (Puerto Rico). Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR).
Los tesoros de la pintura puertorriqueña.
July 1, 2000-January 7, 2001.
Group exhibition. Included: Diogenes Ballester, Maria de Mater O'Neill, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell.

SOUTH BEND (IN). Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame.
Parallel Currents: Highlights of the Ricardo Pau-llosa Collection of Latin American Art.
August 29-November 14, 2010.
92 pp. exhib. cat., color illus. throughout, Inclues: José Bedia, Wilson Bigaud, Agustin Cardenas, Humberto Castro, Alexandre Gregoire, Ernst Prophète, and Arnaldo Roche-Rabell. 8vo (5.1 x 7.8 in.), wraps. First ed.

WASHINGTON (DC). Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center.
Paradox and Co-Existence 2: Art of Latin America 1981-2000.
May 18-August 26, 2005.
Exhib. cat., illus. Group exhibition. Included: José Bedia, Alexis (KCHO) Leyva Machado, Miguel Rio Branco, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, Yves Telemak.