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Cuba, b.1965

Angel Ricardo Rios was born in Cuba in 1965, and he graduated from the Higher Institute of Art in Havana Cuba. Ricardo’s work has an eagerness to it, a blur of boundaries within the space that it occupies. The mixing and intertwining of subjects give way to explosions of color, texture, shape. To understand Ricardo’s work one must acknowledge two essential elements. The first is a playful, joyful and intimate relationship that takes the form of an intense, frenzied sexual nature within the composition. Juxtaposed to this is one that is more relaxed and direct.

Ricardo has exhibited individually since 1981 in multiple institutions including Chapo University Museum, Popular Art Museum in Mexico City, Galeria Luis Sandoval Contemporary Art in Mexico City and Fernando Pradilla Gallery in Madrid. He has exhibited collectively in Zona Maco in Mexico City, Art Miami and Biennial of Havana in Cuba. Ricardo has received a number of awards and mentions including Honorable Mention in the fourth Biennial of Visual Arts Yucatan Mexico as well as multiple publications including Art Magazine Spain and Art Nexus


1989 Higher Insitute of Art of Havana, Cuba
1984 National School of Art San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba.


2015 LA Art Show Los Angeles California
Special project for the contemporary art fair
2014 Building Bridges. Art Exchance, Santa Monica, USA.
Galeria Terreno Baldío. Mexico City
2012 Wynwood Exhibition Center – Miami Florida (October 13)
Our baroque every day . Gallery THE MUSEUM. Bogotá, Colombia (October 13)
The Sofa Uncomfortable . Chopo University Museum (April) Mexico City
2011 Galeria Terreno Baldío Mexico City (December)
Talavera Museum ALARCA Puebla, Mexico (December)
Obsessions. Museum of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Mexico DF
2010 Objects of desire . Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid, Spain (July)
arteconsult (Aleman & Grimberg & Yaco García) Panama (March)
2009 Nomadic sculptures . Biennial of Havana UNEAC. Havana, Cuba (March 27)
2008 ART inc . GALLERY Guayaquil, Ecuador
Project SCULPTURES NOMADS. Museum of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico. Mexico City
Galeria Luis Sandoval Contemporary Art. Mexico City (May).
2007 Gallery SEVIL SERT Istanbul Turkey (May 24)
2006 Gallery THE Bogota MUSEUM. Colombia
Gallery Klaus Steinmetz. San José Costa Rica (August 8)
Generator Gallery. San Miguel de Allende. Mexico
The Garden of Tapestries Galeria Fernando Pradilla. Madrid, Spain (March 30)
2005 Everyday forms Gallery of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Mexico DF
This is not a sofa Galeria Lucía de la Puente. Lima, Peru (November 10)
2004 ADHOC Gallery. Vigo, Spain (November 25)
Myto Gallery, Mexico City
2003 Ángel Romero Gallery. Madrid, Spain
2002 Myto Gallery. Mexico DF
Recent work . Jacobo Carpio Gallery. Costa Rica
2001 This is not a chair . Havana Gallery Havana, Cuba (September 14)
University of Guanajuato. Mexico (March 12)
2000 Gallery Jacobo Carpio San José. Costa Rica
MI CASA Gallery Nina Menocal. Mexico City
1999 Angel Romero Gallery. Madrid, Spain
Freites-Revilla Gallery. Coral Gables, FL. US
The source, Tower of the Winds. Mexico City
1998 Domestic sculpture . Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico DF
1997 The other space . Nina Menocal Gallery / Chopo University Museum. Mexico City
1996 Gallery Art & Idea. Mexico DF
1994 The comfortable house . Nina Menocal Gallery. Mexico City
1991 Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design. Havana, Cuba
1988 Gallery L. Havana, Cuba
1984 José Martí National Library. Havana Cuba


2021Rarity Summer Contemporary Exhibition, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos

2014 2014 BUGATTI International Award, edition 55 (collective exhibition, June)
Manos por México . Frank Mayer Museum. Mexico DF.
Fernando García Ponce MACAY Museum. Merida, Mexico
Santiago Corral Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
2013 Crossover. Museum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mexico DF.
MACA ZONE, Contemporary Art Fair. Zafra Design & Art. Mexico City.
2012 Contemporary Mexican Art . Palace of Egypt Cultural Center. Oeiras, Portugal
Crossing Borders: New objects for the domestic space. Zafra Design & Art, Mexico City.
Contemporary Art Fair AQUA12. Miami, USA.
MACA ZONE, Contemporary Art Fair. Mexico DF.
Cuba . Contemporary Art Gallery SALTFINEART. Los Angeles, USA.
2011 ARTE-SANO Popular Art Museum. Mexico DF. (October)
Visions of Mexican Art . ON-Tak Cheung of the Chinese Cultural Center. Vancouver, Canada.
2010 MACA ZONE, MACA ZONE, Contemporary Art Fair. Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Mexico DF.
ART MADRID, Fernando Pradilla Gallery. Madrid, Spain (February 2010)
Portugal Art 10. International Biennial of Art. Portimao, Portugal.
2009 Fourth Biennial of Visual Arts Yucatan, Mexico
Contemporary Art 2009, annual auction (group of sixteen)
Contemporary Art Auction Museum of Anthropology. Mexico City (June 8)
HERE WE ARE Proyects Gallery. Philadelphia, USA (May)
International Art Fair. ARTEAMERICA. Miami, FL. (March)
FEMACO International Art Fair. Mexico City (April 25)
2008 Project . Giant and the City. Miami, FL (December 2-7)
2007 ARTEROTICO, The origin of the world. Puebla, Mexico (August 19)
Museum of the Ministry of Finance. Mexico DF
MACA ZONE, Contemporary Art Fair. México DF
2006 ZONA MACO, Contemporary Art Fair. Mexico DF
International Art Fair. Caracas, Venezuela
2005 ARCO 05, Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid Spain.
2003 VII Biennial of Havana. Havana, Cuba
Bienal de Monterrey, Mexico
2002 First Visual Arts Biennial of Yucatán. Merida, Mexico, December
XI Biennial “Rufino Tamayo”, Mexico City.
Double interior. Gallery ARTE 3, León. Guanajuato, Mexico.
Contemporary Art Fair Monterrey, NL. Mexico
2001 Contemporary Art Fair Guadalajara. Jalisco, Mexico
VIDEO-ZAPPING, Video installations . University of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Contemporary Art Fair, Jacobo Carpio Gallery. Caracas Venezuela.
Chicago Art. Nina Menocal Gallery. USA
Habitad + Global . University of Guanajuato. Mexico
ART MIAMI. Jacobo Carpio Gallery. USA
2000 EROGENA . Carrillo GIL Museum. Mexico DF

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"Sucede en el aire"

Sin titulo


oil on canvas

227x 200 cm 

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"Dos conejos rosas con buenas intenciones"


oil on canvas

170 x 170 cm 

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"Algunas majaderías sobre fondo naranja"


óleo sobre tela

131x 230 cm 

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"El segundo retrato de Portocarrero" 


oil on canvas

185x 183 cm 

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 "Los últimos días de Vincent sin el amarillo" 


óleo sobre tela

137 x 192 cm

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