Lives in Ghent (Belgium), born in Havana (Cuba).
Ricardo Brey (Havana, 1955) is a Cuban-born visual artist; a graduate from the San Alejandro School of Art and the Cuban National School of Art. His artistic roots lie in the 1970s and 1980s when he was an active member of the group Volumen I, today this group represents the emergence of a new generation of avant-garde artists in Cuba after the 1959 revolution.
After travelling extensively and receiving an invitation to participate in the Documenta IX in Kassel, Brey moved to Ghent in 1990 and continues to live and work there. In 1997 he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for Installation Art and Sculpture and also received the Culture Prize for visual art from the Flemish government.
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Ricardo Brey, Coagulations, 2013-2014. Object, metallic paint, paper, black sand, iron oxide, rope, chains, keys, locks, barons, two leporello books, two notebooks and folder with two drawings, 23 x 33 x 33 cm (box closed), 25 x 75 x 75 cm (box opened).
The Book of Hours
Ricardo Brey, The Book of Hours, 2014. Object, glas, mechanisms watches and two leporlello books, 27 x 33 x 33 cm (box closed), 23 x 75 x 75 cm (box opened).
Ricardo Brey, Axis Mundi, 2006. Mixed Media, gloves, iron, 300 x 50 x 50 cm (two parts: 1/ iron base 2-glove).
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11 April 2014 - 30 June 2014.
Ricardo Brey didn’t remain in Cuba, he left behind his well-known surroundings; the world of Elso and Ana Mendieta and the influential group
Ricardo Brey – Fuel to th...
06 February 2015 - 10 May 2015.
The exhibition Fuel to the Fire linked the two characters which Ricardo Brey brings together in himself: the historic artist at a critical mo
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Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
Ricardo Brey . Inside Out
‘The box is our head, the box is the cave, the attic, our heart … it is the memory and the world.’ – Ricardo Brey, 2013 It was only in Dece
Ricardo Brey - Universe
“Universe” came into being at the conjunction of several histories—personal and social—as well as a range of more immediate prompts. During a