Zaida del Río Curriculum

Zaida del Río Curriculum

Ceramic Engraver and Illustrator. She was born in Guadalupe Las Villas. Cuba. In the year 1954.
She did professional studies in:
-National School of Art, ENA, (1971-1974)
-Higher Institute of Art, ISA, (1982-1987)
-L Ecole Beaux Arts, Paris, France, (1988-1989)

Personal Exhibitions

1976- “Zaida del Río” Engravings. Gallery L, Havana. Cuba
Narrations. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana. Cuba
1981- “Notes from our field”. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana. Cuba
1982- “Engravings and Drawings”. Angora Gallery. Fonapas. Tabasco Mexico
"Horse Disease". Havana Gallery. Havana. Cuba
1985- "Conversations". Havana Gallery. Havana. Cuba
1987- “Popular Prayers”. Palace of the Captains General. Havana Cuba

1988- “Hunches”. Wilfredo Lam Center. Havana. Cuba
1989- “Dreams of Barcelona in the death of Dalí”. Gallery G. Barcelona Spain
"About love". Chanteaux Lormont, Bourdeaux. France
“Feeding the skin”. Brothers Gallery. Paris. France
"The Sign of the Angel". International Graphics Center. Rome. Italy
“Recent Works”. Ninart Gallery. Mexico DF.
"Another branch to the Fire". Castle of the Royal Force. Havana. Cuba
1992- "Record Sayings". Evasion Gallery. São Paulo. Brazil
"In crescent moon". The Acacia Gallery. Havana. Cuba
1993- “Drawings”. Via Larga Gallery. Florence, Italy
1994- "Day of Cuban Culture". Personal experience in Martinique
1995- “Spring Collection”. Hotel England. Havana. Cuba
1996- “And why me”. Gallery-Study Los Oficios. Havana. Cuba
1997- “Crystal Heart”. The Acacia Gallery. Havana. Cuba
"The Arab Passion". Arab Union Gallery of Cuba. Havana. Cuba
“The Haunted Land”. University of Alcalá de Henare. Madrid
"Drawings and paintings". Promo-Art Gallery. Tokyo Japan
"Paintings". ContemporarySpace. Sapporo-Hokkaido. Japan
"Drawings and paintings". Shimizu-Shizuoka Gallery. Japan
1998- “Works on Paper”. Coven Gallery. San Pedro de Alcantara, Malaga. Spain
2001 -Rituals: photographs. Studio_ Gallery. Office # 6.Old Havana.Cuba
2002 -Healing Houses, La Acacia Gallery. Havana. Cuba.
2002--Ephemeral Beings. Choreography STORY RHY NEHART parade the CIRCLE .Celebration, Cleveland, OHIO,E.U
2003-HABANA 1791. Gallery of the Museum of the Captains General
2006- Queens of Hearts. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana Cuba

2008 – Thirst for Flight. Museum of Modern Art of Cuenca, Ecuador.
2008- Samsara (tattoo series). Malecón Art House, Havana. Cuba
2009-Undefined Worlds. ENMARCARTE Gallery, Costa Rica
2009- The great hypnotist. Museum of the city, Havana. Cuba
2009- Dance of the earth. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. India
2009- The Garden of the Virgin, Boulevard Art Gallery, Cienfuegos,
2010- The Cosmic Dance of Shiva. Casa del Alba, Havana Cuba
2010- Cuban Art. Brande Arts Oy. Finland
2011-Le Premier Randez-Vous, Triolet Pharmacy, Museum
Pharmacist, Matanzas.
2011- Recent works, UNEAC-Matanzas.
2012- My meditations on Diamond Way Buddhism. Gallery
Havana Collage. Havana Cuba.
2013- Navy. Origins Gallery. Havana Cuba.
2013- Navy. UNEAC Gallery of Matanzas. Havana Cuba.
2014- Love of the Big City (Free Verses series by José Martí)
The Kingdom of This World Gallery, José Martí National Library
Havana Cuba.
2014-Steps and Evocations. Art Museum of the Cultural Center of the National University of San Marcos (MASM-CCSM), Lima, Peru.
2015-The Cosmic Dance of Shiva. Selection. Nicholas Guillen Room. Morro-Cabaña, International Book Fair
2015-Rituals Hernandez Art Gallery Milan Italy
2016-They went up to the Podium. Gallery Habana Libre Hotel Havana Cuba
2017-Itches my Rooster. Lloyds Register City of Havana
2017-Welten Erfahren. ArteMorfosis Gallery Zurich Switzerland
2018-Everything Started in Surprise Origins Gallery Alicia Alonso Theater Havana Cuba
2019-It all started at the Surprise Milander Center of Arts Hialeah Florida
2019-For Havana Carmen Montilla Gallery Havana Cuba
2021-Breath… Havana Collage Gallery Havana Cuba
2022-Spring in Lucerne Lowens Gallery Lucerne Switzerland

Awards and Mentions:

1975- Second Prize for Engraving. National Hall of Teachers and Instructors of Plastic Arts. Havana. Cuba
1976- Mention Hall of Engraving. Havana. Cuba
1979- Drawing Award. National Hall of Plastic Arts UNEAC. Havana Cuba
1980- First Mention of Engraving. National Hall of Plastic Arts. UNEAC 1980.Havana.Cuba
1981- Drawing Award. Playa Girón National Hall.Havana.Cuba
1982- First Mention of Drawing. National Hall of Plastic Arts. UNEAC 82.Havana.Cuba
1984- Lithography Award. National Meeting of Engraving. Havana. Cuba
Children's Book Illustration Award. Havana. Cuba
1987- Lithography Mention. The Young Stamp. Havana. Cuba
Critics Award. Engraving Encounter 87.Havana.Cuba
Mention Hall UNEAC 87.Havana.Cuba
1993- Gold Medal. Painting Prize. Cairo Biennale. Egypt
1997- WSP Wine Contest Award. Havana. Cuba
1997-Painting Award. Tenri Biennale. Japan
2001-WSP Wine Contest Award. Havana. Cuba
2003-La Giraldilla Prize Havana Cuba
2004-Black Coral Crucible Award
2004-Painting Award. Nicomedes Garcia Gomez Foundation. Segovia, Spain.


1984-International Drawing Contest “Joan Miró”. Barcelona, ​​Spain
1997-Facsonable Contest. French men's clothing firm in Panama. Republic of Panama
1997-WSP wine contest. (Award).Havana.Cuba
2001-WSP wine competition. (prize). Havana. Cuba

Awards and Achievements: 

"Zaida", 1994, Dr. : Niurka Pérez, Trimagen. Havana Cuba
"Cinema Plaza 94". Havana. Cuba
“Snail 94”. Havana. Cuba
National Video Movement Award, eighth meeting 1995. Havana. Cuba
UNESCO Grand Prize, Filmmaker, Videomaker and Telemaker Festival, Quito, Ecuador, 1994
Cultural Center "The Beheaded", Guayasamin Foundation
Hunter Colleger New York, Viva Gallery (Cuban Art).
Butterfly Award 1994, Havana, Cuba

Her work has participated in all editions of the Havana Biennial. She has also participated in:
Biennial of Engravings, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador, 1991
Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil, 1991
Cairo Biennale, Egypt, 1993
Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo, 1994
Tenri Biennale, Japan, 1998

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