Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Beijing
Les Moulins
Habana

Carlos Garaicoa was born in 1967 in Havana; he studied thermodynamics and later painting at the Instituto Superior

de Arte, Havana (1989 - 1994); he currently lives and works between Havana and Madrid.

Garaicoa has developed a dialogue between art and urban space through which investigates the social structure of our

cities in terms of their architecture.

He employs a multi-disciplinary approach to address issues of culture and politics, particularly Cuban, through the

study of architecture, urbanism and history.

His chief subject has always been the city of Havana.

By playing with sculptures, drawings, videos and photographs centred around irony and hopelessness, Garaicoa has

found in his installations, for which he often uses a wide variety of materials, a way to criticise modernist Utopian

architecture and the collapse of the 20th century ideologies, by going deeeper into the concept of the city as a

symbolic space which appears in the words of authors such as José Luis Borges and Italo Calvino.

Among his most important solo shows we can highlight those at 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 “Pierre de Monaco” in Montecarlo,

and the Katherine S. Marmor Award in Los Angeles.

Study and Teaching

2014

He taught the international workshop Una ficción en la realidad (Arte, política y arquitectura) at Botin Foundation in Santander

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Parasol Unit Foundation, London, UK

Portoseguro, Sao Paulo, Brasil

2017

Epifanías urbanas, Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Spain

Prêt-a-porter, Centro Párraga, Murcia, Spain

Carlos Garaicoa, Selected Works. Guerrero-Projects, Houston, USA

Yo nunca he sido surrealista hasta el día de hoy, MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal 

CARLOS GARAICOA. Yo no quiero ver más a mis vecinos,  Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca, Spain

Saving the Safe, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland

Carlos Garaicoa. El Palacio de las Tres Historias, Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy

Bestiary, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

2016

Testigos, Las Raìces del mundo, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Unvollendete Ordnung (Orden Inconcluso), Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

2015

The Dark Room, public intervention, 12ª Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Stories, as lines, drawn over me. IV San Juan Poli/Graphic Triennial, Latin-American and the Caribbean Imágenes desplazadas/ Imágenes en el espacio, Old Spanish Marine Arsenal, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Políticas y poéticas del espacio, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norwey

2014

Línea rota de horizonte, NC-Arte, Bogotá, Colombia

Diferentes maneras de cruzar un río, Flora + Ars Natura, Bogotá, Colombia

Orden Aparente (poético-político), Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain

Orden Inconcluso (político-poético), CA2M, Madrid, España

Reflection Refraction, Saludarte Foundation / Ideobox Artspace, Miami, USA

2013

Saving the Safe, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte. Buenos Aires. Argentina

Si tienes techo de vidrio...(If you have a glass house...) ,Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany

2012

A City of view from the table of my house, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany

Without Solution, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

From here. Context and Internationalization, Museo Colecciones ICO (MUICO) Madrid, Spain

Carlos Garaicoa: photography as intervention. Official Selection PhotoEspaña 12 (PHE 12)

A City view from the table of my house, Kunsthaus Baselland Muttenz/Basel, Switzerland

L' Optimiste, Galleria Continua Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel (Seine-et-Marne), France

A sword and a rose, ICA- Sofia (Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia), Bulgaria

Revolt, battle, change, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo - SP, Brazil

Under construction, Galería Habana, Havana. Cuba

2011

Photo-Topographies, National Museum of Contemporary (EMST). Athens, Greece

Party! Not tea party, Elba Benítez Gallery. Madrid, Spain

The Dark Room, Instituto Cervantes, Beijing, China

Noticias recientes, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos (CAB), Burgos, Spain

End of silence, Centre d'Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain

Carlos Garaicoa: Making Amends, H.F. Johnson Museum of Art. Cornell University. Ithaca, New York, USA

2010

Carlos Garaicoa, Matadero de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Carlos Garaicoa, Burgos Museum, Spain

Carlos Garaicoa, IMMA, Dublin, Irland

La enmienda que hay en mi, Caixa Girona Foundation, Girona, Spain | Marzia Projects, Lisbon, Portugal| Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Colombia | Graphic Studio, Tampa (USA)

Bienes Mostrencos / Land in Abeyance, Museo Arte Moderno de Modellin, (M.A.M.M), Modellin, Colombia

Overlapping, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublino

Proyecto Fragil, MARZ GALERIA, Lisbona, Portugal

Lo viejo y lo nuevo/ Das Alte und das Neue, Galería Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany

Fin de Silencio, Matadero de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2009

La enmienda que hay en mì, Museo Nacional de Belles Artes de Cuba, X Bienal de la Habana, Cuba

The Observatory __ - A project for Castleford, Bridge arts, Castleford, UK

Triunfo, Duda y Celebración, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

La Mala Semilla, Château de Blandy-Les-Tours - Blandy Art Tour(s), France

The point, the line and the plan, East Central Gallery, London, UK

La Mala Semilla, Chateau de Blandy-les-Tours, France

How to become a millionaire trough the Junk Mail, Luisa Strina Gallery, San Paulo, Brazil

Yo no quiero ver màs a mis vecinos, Exhibiciòn de video, Salle Zero, Alianza Francesca, La Habana, Cuba

2008

¿Revolución o Rizoma?, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

Carlos Garaicoa, La Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2007

Latin Kings Music Vol. I-V, Elba Benítez Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Capablanca’s Real Passion. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, USA

2006

Capablanca’s real passion, ICA, Philadelphia, USA

Postcapital, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain

Das Gast (videos 1996-2006), Fribourg Kuntshalle, Switzerland

Capablanca’s real passion, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

Yo no quiero ver más a mis vecinos. Castello di Ama, Gaiole in Chianti, Italy

The drawing, the writing, the abstraction (with Ezequiel Suárez), Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, USA

2005

Self-flagellation, survival, insubordination, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, EUA

Capablanca’s real passion, M.O.C.A (Pacific Design Center) Los Angeles, USA

El mapa del viajero. Luisa Strina Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Vamos fazer barullo agora, porra! (con Ezequiel Suárez), Galería Habana, La Habana, Cuba

Carta a los censores. XXXIX International Contemporary Art Prize, Montecarlo, Monaco

Carlos Garaicoa. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, UK

Because every city has the right to be called Utopia. Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Walles

Things that happen when life goes very wrong, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

2004

La misura di quasi tutte le cose, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

2003

Letter to the censors. Artist Statements. Art Miami-Basel (Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York), USA

La habitación de mi negatividad. Galería La Casona, VII Bienal de la Habana, Cuba

Carta a los censores (Piccollo Teatro dell´anarchia) Volume!, Roma, Italy

Autoflagelación, Supervivencia, Insubordinación. Sala Montcada, Fundació “La Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain

De la serie Nuevas Arquitecturas. Centro Wifredo Lam, La Habana, Cuba

Lecciones de Historia. Casa de América, Madrid, Spain

Carlos Garaicoa, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid, Spain

El asesino de la baraja, Espacio C, Camargo, Spain

2002

Ni Christ, ni Marx, ni Bakounine. Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

Now let’s play to disappear. Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

2001

Because every city has the right to be called Utopia. Lombard-Freid Gallery, New York, USA

The last 10 days of the market. Aarhus Festival. Galeri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

Carlos Garaicoa, Art & Public Cabinet, Gineve, Switzerland

2000

Nouvelles Architectures, Farideh Cadot Gallery, Paris, France

Recuadros (con Federica Herrero), Jacobo Karpio Gallery, San Jose, Costa Rica

Carlos Garaicoa: La ruina; La Utopía (obras1990-2000), Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Banco de La República, Bogotá, Colombia - Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela, Museum of the Arts, New York, USA

1999

Paisaje. ArsTeorETICA, San Josè, Costa Rica

Survia, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Primer Salon de Fotografia, Havana, Cuba

1998

Principio y fin de las fascinaciòn, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

1996

El paisaje, los limitès, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Habana: a survey, Carla Stellweg, New York, USA

Cuando el deseo se parece a nada, Art in general, New York, USA

El voluble rostro de la realidad, Fundacìon Ludwid de Cuba, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Habana, Cuba

1995

El espacio decapitado, Centre PasquArt, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

1994

El sueno de la razòn, Fotografìas y Objectos, (with Pedro Abascal), CentroWifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

1993

Las metàforas del templo, Curator and artist, Centro de Desarrollo de Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba

1992

Tu nùmero de suerte (fotografias e instalaciones), Juan Francisco Elso Gallery, Asociaciòn Hermanos Saìz, Havana, Cuba

1989

Dias de infancia (dibujo y pintura), Galeria del Centro de Investigaciones del Ministero de Educacion, Havana, Cuba

Group Exhibitions

2017

Please Come Back.Il mondo come prigione?, MAXXI Museo Nazionale Delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Roma, Italy

Wild Noise / Ruido Salvaje, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA

Dimensois Variáveis - Artistas e Arquitetura, MAAT Museu Arte Arquitetura tecnologia, Lisboa, Portugal

Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art since 1950, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, USA

Película/Film, Carlos Garaicoa Open Studio 12.0, Madrid, Spain

As If Sand Were Stone: Latin American Contemporary Art, Vivian & David Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art at the AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, USA

Cuban Art Now. Singer Laren, Laren, Netherland

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, USA

ANTIDORON. The EMST Collection, documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel; Germany

Arte en el cambio de Siglo. Centro Botín, Santander, Spain

South South. Let me Begin Again. Goodman Gallery, Capetown, South Africa

El fin del Gran Relato. Galería Taller Gorría, La Habana Vieja, Cuba

Turbulence. Galeria de Torreao Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal

Condemned to be Modern. LAMA, Los Angeles, USA

Continua Sphères ENSEMBLE. Le Centquatre-Paris, France

Cambio de rumbo. Colección DKV- Colección INELCOM. Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain

¿Soy Cuba? Palazzina del Bagni Misteriosi, Milano, Italy

Cuba mi amor. Galleria Continua Les Moulins, Boissy-le-Châtel, France

Please Come Back. The World as a Prison? Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain

2016

Cuando hay esperanza, Trienal de Fotografía de Hamburgo, Alemania

Cuba Libre – Zeitgenösssische Positionen seit Peter Ludwig, Museum Ludwig, Koblenz, Germany

New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, Albuquerque Museum,  Albuquerque, USA, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

Transhumance, Centre d'Art de Bruxelles (CAB), Brussels.

Artista X Artista (III), Residencia Artista X Artista, Havana

La madre de todas las artes, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana

Iconocracia. Imagen del poder y poder de las imágenes en la fotografía cubana contemporánea, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Imágenes desplazadas / imágenes en el espacio, 4a Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cuba. Tatuare la storia, PAC Milano, Italy

Cuba. Tatuare la storia, Cantieri della Zisa, Palermo, Italy

La fine del mondo, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy

Nido sin Árbol, UNAICC Colegio de Arquitectos, Habana, Cuba

Gradenties artísticos y ciudad transversal, SOLAR Acción Cultural Sociedad Arte, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Todo abierto, Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marsella, France

40 Aniversario Arte en Colombia, Artnexus, Espacio Artnexus, Bogotá, Colombia

Colección Macba 31, MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2015

Open Studio 10.0: A Naked Singularity, Studio Carlos Garaicoa Madrid, Madrid, Spain

City Walks, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Beleza!, Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brasil

Una singularidad desnuda, Carlos Garaicoa Open Studio 10.0., Madrid, Spain

Ejercicios de traslado: Colecciones 9915, Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

O Museu a Haver, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal

Photography in Cuba Today, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, USA

Cuba Libre!: Works from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

CRACK!, Havana Gallery, Havana

Fondation Volume! Passages, Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne

Quarta-Feira de Cinzas, Visual Arts School of Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro

25 years, Elba Benítez Gallery, Madrid

Multiple worlds, Carreras Mugica Gallery, Bilbao

Another side of a new world, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

Follia Continua!, CENTQUATRE-PARIS, Paris

Chronicle, Casa Cortés Foundation, San Juan

El cuarto oscuro, 12a Bienal de la Habana, Cuba Artista X Artista, Estudio Carlos Garaicoa, La Habana, Cuba

La apisonadora y el violín. Una travesía por la colección Meana Larrucea, Fundación Valentín de Madariaga, Sevilla, España Crack!, Galería Habana, La Habana, Cuba

Iconocracia. Fotografía cubana contemporánea, Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

2014

Permission to be Global, Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Boston

Roesler Hotel #25: Dispositivos para um mundo (im)possìvel (Apparatuses for an (im)possible world), Nara Roesler Gallery, São Paulo

Naka-Boso International Art Festival Ichihara Art x Mix, Ichihara, Chiba, Japan

Entre deux chaises, un libre, Fondation Boghossian - Villa Empain, Centre d'art et de dialogue entre les cultures d'Orient et d'Occident, Bruxelles

Numerar, nombrar, pensar (El Método Científico), Open Studio 9.0, Carlos Garaicoa Studio, Madrid.

The Marvelous Real, Mot Museum, Tokyo, Japan

An Empire State of Mind, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York

Habitar, Construir, Pensar: Perspectivas poéticas y discursivas en el vídeo arte contemporáneo cubano (1990- 2010), Centro de Creación Contemporánea (CCCO), Cádiz

Beyond the Supersquare, Bronx Museum, New York

And it finally happened, Galería Habana. Havana

BlockHouse, La Conservera, Contemporary Art Center, Ceutí, Murcia

Requiem for the Bibliophile, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, MCA, Santa Barbara, California

Without Masks: Contemporary Afrocuban Art. The von Christierson Collection, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, MOA, Vancouver

New territories: Laboratories for design, craft and art in Latin America, Museum of Art and Design MAD, New York

2013

Latin America  1960-2013. Cartier Foundation. Paris, France

The Word Transformed. Open Studio 8.0, Carlos Garaicoa Studio, Madrid, Spain

Extreme carperts. From Timbuctù to Contemporary Art, Fondazione 107, Turin, Italy

Jornadas contra Franco, C/ Encarnación González no 8, Vallecas, Madrid, Spain

Balconism. Parallel event to 55th Venice Biennale, Venice. Italy

Utopia Starts Small. 12th Triennial of Small-scale Sculpture Fellbach 2013, Fellbach. Germany

Artificial Amsterdam. De Appel Arts Center. Amsterdam. Netherlands

2012

Invisible cities. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA

Lugares en pérdida. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Huarte/Uharte, Navarra, Spain

Walk the line. Galería Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain

Fifty Year of Latin American Art. Selection from The Neuberger Museum of Arts. Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, USA

Open Studio 6.0. Construct, Deconstruct and Destroy. Carlos Garaicoa Studio, Madrid, Spain

New Artworks in the Collection. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Ud. Está entrando ahora _____, Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland

End of Silence. 11th HAVANA BIENNALE: ARTISTIC PRACTICES AND SOCIAL IMAGINARIES, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

All Our Relations. 18th Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island, Australia

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale. EchigoTsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, Kinare, Japan

Inhotim Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo. Inhotim, Brumadinho, MG, Brasil

Caribbean: Crossroads of the world. El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art y The Studio  Museum in Harlem, New York, USA

Roots, Memory, Identity and Change in Today´s Art. Palazzo De Sanctis, Castelbasso Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, Palazzo Clemente, Castelbasso (TE), Italy

Revolution not televised. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, USA

The Stumbling Present: Ruins in Contemporary Art. Art, Design & Architecture Museum UC Santa Barbara, CA. USA

Facing walls, opening windows. Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

Industrial Park. Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

Sweet and safe. Happening, Kreëmart Special Project for CIFO, CIFO Art Space, Miami, USA

Take, take, take and...?.Biennale Regard Benin: Inventing the World: The Artist as Citizen The National Print Shop Porto Novo, Benin

Language Games. Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear de Cáceres, Spain

2011

Beijing Online Inlive - 10 Hands 100 Fingers, Galleria Continua, Beijing, China

Haunted: contemporary photography/video/performance. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain

Strictly global! Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

Of Bridges and Borders. Fundación PROA. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Terre vulnerabili. Fondazione HangarBicocca. Milan, Italy

Ideal Project. Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil

A Sense of Perspective. Tate Liverpool, England

Architecture and power. Tate Modern, London, England

The draughtman´s contract. Open Studio 5.0. Estudio Carlos Garaicoa, Madrid, Spain

Midnight in the City. ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain

Ya se leer. Imagen y texto en el Arte Latinoamericano. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam/Galería de la Biblioteca Rubén Martínez Villena. Havana, Cuba

Penélopes Labour: Weaving Words and Images.Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

Regress Progress. Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

Dublin Contemporary 2011: Terrible Beauty – Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin, Irleland

Coup d’éclat. Fort du Bruissin, Centre d’art contemporain, Francheville, France

Under construction. Art and Architecture at the Coleção Teixeira de Freitas. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes TEA.Tenerife. Islas Canarias

XI Biennale of Cuenca-Ecuador. Museo de Arte Moderno. Cuenca, Ecuador

The Future Last Forever. Gävle Konstcentrum.Gävle, Sweden

2010

Midnight in the City, Centre d'Art la Panera, Leida, Spain

Stressisimo, Galería Habana, Havana

First and Last, Notes on the Monument, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo

There is Always a Cup of Sea to Sail in, 29th São Paulo Biennal, São Paulo

Puntos de fuga, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín (MAMM), Sede Ciudad del Río, Medellín

And Writers, First Nanjing Contemporary Art Biennal, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Isole mai trovate/ Islands never found, Palazzo Ducale Appartamento del Doge, Genova, Italy

Linguaggi e sperimentazioni, MART Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy

ERÖFFNUNG IN NEUEN RÄUMEN, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munchen, Germany

XVII Bienal de Art de Paiz, Guatemala

Without Mask. Contemporary Afrocuban Art, Johannesburg art Gallery, South Africa

Ruptures and Cotinuities: Photography Made alter 1960 from the MFAH Collection, Museum of fine Arts, Houston, USA

Sinergias. Arte latinoamericano actual en España, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, MEIAC, Badajoz; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural - Unión Fenosa,  La Coruña (2010-2011)

Sobrestructuras, OTR. Espacio de arte, Madrid

Guerra y arte ¡Grande hazaña! Con muertos, Sala Puertanueva, Córdoba, Spain

It is it, Espacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Rico

Pieza única, Delegación del Principado de Asturias en Madrid, Madrid

Malas Calles, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia

Contemplating the Void: Interventions at Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Changing the focus: the Art of Latin American Photography (1990-2005), Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, California

I Shot the sheriff (Héroes y Villanos), Open Studio 4.0, Carlos Garaicoa Studio, Madrid

Atopía, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona

Ver para Creer, Arte Paiz Biennial, Ciudad de Guatemala

Tessaloniki, The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Tessaloniki (2010); Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint Etienne (2011)

Spazio. From the Body to the City, Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI), Rome

Margins of Silence, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres

Malas Callas, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain

Ut(r)ópicos: Central America and The Caribbean, 31st Pontevedra Biennial, Museo de Pontevedra, Pontevedra

Memoria Technica. Examining the Tension between Aesthetics and the Representation of the Self, East Central Galleries, London

Like tears in rain, Palácio das Artes, Fundação da Juventude, Oporto

Modelos para armar. Pensar Latinoamérica desde la Colección MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León

Ideal Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Chile

The Earth is Blue Like an Orange, Musée de Beaux-Arts, Montreal

Trasparenze - L'arte per le energie rinnovabili, Museum of Contemporary Art Donna Regina (MADRE), Naples, Italy

Trasparenze. L’arte per le energie rinnovabili, Macro, Roma, Italy

Islands Never Found, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

29th Bienal de São Paulo __ “Há sempre um copo de mar para o homem navegar” [There is always a cup of sea to sail in], Sao Paulo, Brasil

De Frente al Sol, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria

La enmienda que hay en mí (Making Amends), USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida

Rehearsal/Ensayo, 8th Shanghai Biennal, Shanghai Art Musum, Shanghai, Cina

TERRE VULNERABILI a growing exhibition, HangarBicocca, Milano, Italy

SEE REASON, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Ámsterdam, NL

Iles jamais trouvées, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, La Terrasse, France

Viaggio in Italia- Sguardi internazionali sull’Italia Contemporanea, Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia, Italy

Facing the Sun, Martin Janda Gallery, Vienna

And Writers, First Nanjing Contemporary Art Biennal, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Haunted: Fotografía/Vídeo/Performance contemporáneos, Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao

2009

Video in the street Project, Murcia, Spain

SEACEX, Madrid (2008)

Mundus Novus/Arte Contemporaneo Latinoamericano, 53 Venice Biennal, ILLA Pavillion, Artiglierie dell’Arsenale, Italy

Irreversible (Doble cara de la colecciòn Sanchez Ubirìa), Pazo de Cultura Pontevedra, Spain

ARTTLV_09, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Confluencias Inside, NHCC Art Museum (National Hispanic Cultural Center), Alburquerque, USA

The Sky within my house, Contemporary art in 16 years of Còedoba, University of Philosophy and  Literature in Cordoba, Spain

Spheres 2009, Le Moulin, Paris, France

Fragile. Terres d’emphatie, Musee d’art moderne, saint Ethienne Metropole, France

Cartografias Disidentes, itinerante, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasile - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela - Centro de Formacion de la Cooperacion Española, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Desenhos [Drawings]:A-Z, Museu de Cidade, Lisbona, Portugal

Making Worlds, 53 Biennal of Venice, Venice, Italy

El Patio de mi Casa, Arte Contemporaneo en 16 Patios de Còrdoba, Cordoba, Spain

Panorama de arte Brasileira, Museo de Arte Moderno, São Paulo

Art Kabinet, Art Basel Miami Beach, Galleria Continua, Miami

Panorama, Modern Art Museum (MAM), San Paulo, Brazil

2008

Unbroken Ties: dialogues in Cuban Art, The Museumof Art, Fort Lauderdale, USA

Blow Away, Exhibition Fact Sheet, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaing, Illinois, USA

Costruir, habitar, pensar.Perspectivas de La arquitectura contemporanea, IVAM, Valencia, Spain

Lança Cuba, Gentil Carioca (Carlos Garaicoa curator and artist), Rio de Janer, Brazil Articulações, Faro, Portugal

Farewell to Post-Colonialis, Third Guangzhou Triennal, Guangdong Museum of Art, China

The Prisoner’s Dilemma: selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Fundaciòn de Arte Cisneros Fontanal, Art Basel Miami Beach, USA

Cartografías disidentes, Itinerante, Santiago de Chile, Madrid, Sao Pablo, Barcelona, Mexico DF, Caracas

Cultural summer, Saint Tropez, France

Fate Presto, Chiesa dell'Addolorata, Napoli, Italy

The Sneeze 80 artists x 80 seconds 106 minutes, Durban Art Gallery, South Africa

Surrounded by Water: Expressions of Freedom and Isolation in Contemporary Cuban ArtBoston University Art Gallery, Boston, USA

¡Cuba! Art and History from 1868 to Today, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

Mental Drawings, curated by Ludovico Pratesi, Galleria Alexandra Bonomo, Roma, Italy

2007

Common House, Laboratorio per l’Arte Contemporanea, Stabilimento Teseco, Pisa, Italy

Expérience Pommery, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France

Killing Time: An exhibition of Cuban artists from the 1980s to the present. Exit Art, New Cork, USA

Emergenze Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Luz ao Sul, Encuentro entre dos Mares, IV Valencia Biennial, Valencia, Spain

Turbulence Auckland Triennial, New Zeland

Utopian Mirage, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, New York

Commitment, Mechelen, Belgium

Art Unlimited, Art Basel 38, Basel, Germany

A Number of Worlds Resembling Our Own, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, Holland

The Sneeze, Durban Art gallery, Durban, South Africa

Homing Devices, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa

Il fututo del Futurismo. Dalla “rivoluzione italiana” all’arte contemporanea. Da Boccioni a Fontana a Damien Hirst, Galleria d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy

IKF. Latin American Art Auction, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, Florid, USA

Evento Loop 07 (vídeos), Barcelona, Spain

Not afraid of the dark, Emergenze hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Cuestion Xeracional, Galego de Arte Contemporâneo Centre, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Ouverture, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, Paris 

The Shapes of Space, GuggenheimMuseum, New York, USA

L’emprise du Lieu, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France

2006

Ideal City-Invisible Cities, Zamosc, Postdam, Germany

Nuit Blanche, París, France

Other than Art, G Fine Art, Washington D.C, USA

Less. Strategie alternative dell’abitare, PAC, Milan, Italy

Metropolitanscapes, Palazzo Cavour, Turin, Italy

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Nigata, Japan

C4. Centro Cultura Contemporaneo Caldogno, Vicenza, Italy

Overlapping, 4th Liverpool Biennial, Open Eye Gallery, UK

Arte de Cuba Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Brazil

De repente livros, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Estrecho Dudoso, San José, Califórnia, Usa

Museo Tomado, MuseoNacional de Bellas Artes, Havan, Cuba

Waiting List, Mestna Galerija, Ljublijana, Slovenia

Off the Shelf: new from in contemporay artist’s books, The France Lehman Loeb Art Centre, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Habana Factory, a Chocolateria, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2005

7th Bienal Internacional de Sharjah, United Arabian Emirates

Dialectics of Hope, I Moscow Biennial, Russia

Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Switzerland

Always a Little Further, 51st Venice Biennal, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

Farsite, Insite, Tijuana, Tijuana-San Diego

III Bienal Tirana, Albania

M City, Kunsthaus Graz, Viena, Austria

Más allá del delirio: arquitectura en una selección fotográfica de la colección Ella Fontanals Cisneros, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami

Inverting the Map: Latin American Art from the Tate Collection, TATE, Liverpool, UK

New Photography, M.O.M.A, NewYork, USA

2004

Files, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León

A Taste of the Pain of Others. Contemporary video works from Latin America. L.A Freewaves, California

Sculpture, Gallery Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Image Smugglers, XXVI Bienal de Sao Paulo, Parque Ibirapuera, Brazil

Architecture. Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California

We come in peace… Histories of the Americas, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada

Future Cities. Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada

Transmigraciones, Trienal Poli/Gráfica, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2003

On/Off Carlos Garaicoa/ Michelangelo Pistoletto, Vista mare Associazione culturale, Pescara, Italy

Sincretismi, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Roma, Italy

Reality’s Desire. Milan, Italy

De ponta cabeca. I Bienal Fortaleza , Brazil

Artists Imagine Architecture, I.C.A., Boston, UK

Copyright. Centro Cultural de España, La Habana, Cuba

Somebody’s architecture, Documenta 11, Platform 5, Kassel, Germany

Espacio C, Camargo, Brazil

Modern Islands, Public Project, Dresden, Germany

Salon des Refuses, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy

Dream Space / Entre sueños. Deutsche Bank Lobby Gallery, New York, USA

Time capsule. Art in General, New York, USA

Cuba on the Verge. An island in transition, International Centre of Photografy, New York, Usa

La ciudad radiante, II Valencia Biennial, Centre Cultural Bancaixa, Valencia

Dentro/Fuera: arte Cubano contemporaneo, Charlotte and Philip Hames Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, USA

2001

Mega Wave, I Yokohama Triennial, Japan

VI Bienal de La Habana, Centro Wilfredo Lam, La Habana, Cuba

Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem, Holland

Shifting Tides. L.A County Museum, California; Grey Art Gallery, New York; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

Demonstration Room (Casa ideal). Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas; Apex Gallery, New York, USA;NICC, Amberes, Belgium

2000

Espacios híbridos (Tania Bruguera, Luis Gómez, Carlos Garaicoa), Galería La Casona, Feria ARCO’00, Madrid, Spain

Cream 2, 10 curators, 100 artists, Exhibition Catalog, Phaidon Press, London, UK

Window onto Venus, VII Biennale of Havana, Havana, Cuba

Fotolatina, Contemporary Art Museum, Guadalajara, Mexico

Waterfront project, Helsingør/ Helsingborg, Denmark/Sweden

Más allá del Documento, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

From the negative: conceptual photography from Cuba, Parts Gallery, Minneapolis, USA; North Dakota Museum, Dakota, USA

Mirror's Edge, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Castello Di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Tranway, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

1999

La ciudad vista desde la mesa de casa, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

Diáspora, Encuentro Internacional de Arte Ciudad, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Cuatro artistas cubanos, Geunkens en De Vill Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

I Bienal Internacional de México, Centro de la Imagen, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Mirror Edge, Biltdmusee, Umea, Sweden

Venus’s Window, Civic Centre “La Grancia”, Zerynthia, Associacione per l’arte Contemporanea, Tuscany, Italy

Los mapas del deseo, Kunsthalle Vienna, Kunstraum Innsbruk, Austria, Nicolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998

Segundo Salón de Arte Contemporáneo, Centro de Desarrollo de Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba

La isla del futuro, Palacio de Jovellanos, Gijón, Spain

Art and Survival in the Utopian Island, Azu Museum, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Centroamérica y el Caribe, una historia en blanco y negro, XXIV Bienal de Sao Paulo, Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Caribe Insular, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain;Casa América de Madrid, Spain

Memoria íntimas, marcas, Electricworkshop, Johannesbourg, South Africa; Window-Museum Pretoria, Sudáfrica, Pabellón blanco, Instituto parar el Arte Contemporáneo, Lisboa, Portugal 

La mirada y el laberinto, Cosello da Cultura Galega, Galicia, Spain

Cuba-ON, Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, USA

De discretas autorías, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Maracay Mario Abreu, Maracay, Venezuela

Comme peut on être cubain?. Maison de L’Amerique, Paris, France

Isla Oscura: New Photography from Cuba, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Fragmentos a su imán, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba

1997

Jardín japonés. Jardín Cubano, Impresión Taller de serigrafía René Portocarrero, VI Bienal de La Habana, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

Trienal Internacional del Arte Fotográfico, Romaniemi Art Museum, Helsinki, Finlandia

Festival Internacional de la Ciudad de Medellín, Medellín, Colombia

Memorias íntimas, marcas, Cuito Cuanavale, Centro Cultural Portugués, Luanda, Angola; The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Space/Fire, 97 Kwangjú Biennale, Kwangjú, South Korea

El individuo y su memoria, VI Bienal de La Habana, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

Utopian territories: New Cuban Art, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

1996

Carne, Espacio Aglutinador de Arte, Havana, Cuba

Las otras escri(p)turas, Centro de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana, Cuba

Río Almendares, ni fresa ni chocolate, CENCREM, Havana, Cuba

1995

Trans (intro) post-diario, Galería La Fundición, Bilbao, Spain

Cuba: la isla posible,Centro de Cultura Contemporánea, Barcelona, Spain

Una de cada clase, Centro Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museología (CENCREM), Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Africus’95, 1st Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa

1994

V Bienal de la Habana, Kunst Forum Ludwig, Germany

La nueva generación: fotografía contemporánea de Cuba, Fototeca de Cuba, V Bienal de La Habana, Havana, Cuba

Entornos y circunstancias, V Bienal de la Habana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba Havana, Cuba

Utopía, Galería Casa del Joven Creador, Sede de la Asociación Hermanos Saíz, Havana, Cuba

The new generation, FotoFest, The Menill Colection, Houston, Texas, USA

1993

Las metáforas del templo, Centro de Desarrollo de Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba

1991

Si Tim tiene, Tim vale, IV Bienal de La Habana, Galería del ISA, Havana, Cuba

Awards

2012

Tequila Centenario Award. Zona MACO Contemporary Art Fair. México D.F.

2005

Katherine S. Marmor Award, Los Angeles M.O.C.A

Grants and Prizes

2008

Acquisition Prize for the work I don’t want to see my neighbors anymore, Video LOOP, Barcelona

2007

Selected Young Global Leader 2007 by the Wold Economic Forum

2005

XXXIX International Contemporary Art Price, Montecarlo

Residences

1999

Artist in residency project. Parts Gallery. Minneapolis, Minnesota

1998

Artist in residence project. Yaddo Corporation, N.Y New York

Artist in residence project, at the Mario Abreu Museum, Maracay

1997

Artist in residence project, Civitella Ranieri Center, Umbertide

1996

Artist in residence project, Art in General, New York

1995

Artist in residence project, City of Biel-Bienne, Pro Helvetia and the Canton of Berne, Berna

1993

Artist in residence project, City of Düsseldorf and the Paul Pozzoza Museum, Düsseldorf

Public collections

Collection of Contemporary Art Comunidad de Madrid, CA2M, Madrid

Collection of Art Fundación Botín, Santander

Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos (CAB), Burgos

Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona

Musée de Beaux Arts de Montréal, Montreal

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), California

La Collection Du Musée National d’art Moderne (Centre Pompidou), Paris

Museo del Barrio, New York

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León

Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles

Tate Modern, London

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

Centre PasquArt, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA), Los Angeles

Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana