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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Árbol Cortado (Felled tree)
Ricardo Brey, Árbol Cortado (Felled tree), 2013-2014. Photography, photo on canvas, bucket and pearls, c.a. 150 x 260 cm.
La estructura de los mito...
Ricardo Brey, La estructura de los mitos (The structure of myths), 1985-2015. Installation, salt, plates, stencil and ink on paper, candles, soot, cowry shells, necklace with white beads and wax, variable dimensions.
Ricardo Brey, La Tempête, 2007. Object, transfer, oil, cassel earth pigment and crayon on handmade paper, 50 x 65 cm.
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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 . VON HUMBO...
My work dealing with Baron Alexander von Humboldt is a way of observing who we are by means of history; it is a productive game to see oursel
Ricardo Brey: Extra Muros
Two monumental installations are being exhibited at locations outside the museum. Every Life is a Fire (2010- 2012) is being shown at the Hig