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JUAN SI GONZALEZ

Juan Si González was born in Santiago de Cuba. He is an interdisciplinary artist who doesn’t subscribe to any one discipline; his choice of media depends on the idea. In 1987, he co-founded “Group Art-De” (standing for art and rights) and began doing interactive performances in the streets of Habana and underground videos to talk about social issues in Cuba. When he immigrated to Miami in 1993, he began building site-specific mixed media installations and working in large-scale photographic series. He has lived in Ohio since 2003, during which time he has been awarded three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Artist Fellowships.

 

E D U C A T I O N

1984      MFA / Instituto Superior de Arte (Higher Institute of the Art), Habana, Cuba

1979      BFA /  Escuela Nacional de Arte (National School of the Art), Habana, Cuba

 

S E L E C T E D   A W A R D S  /  R E S I D E N C E S

2016   .  Artist in Residence / Interactive Project, Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio (Upcoming)

2015   .  Ohio Arts Council, “Interdisciplinary Individual Excellence Award,” Columbus, Ohio

2012   .  Individual Artist Residence Project, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

2011   .  Visiting Artist Interactive Project, DVAC – Dayton Visual Art Center, Dayton, Ohio

2010   .  Visiting Artist Collaborative Project, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio

2009   .  Artist in Residence Program, Kenyon College Art Department, Gambier, Ohio

2008   .  SPACES Gallery World Artists Program, “Residence Award Project”, Cleveland, Ohio

2007   .  Ohio Arts Council, “Individual Artist Excellence Award”, Columbus, Ohio

2005   .  Rosewood Arts Center, “Award of Merit -The View First Price,” Dayton, Ohio

2004   .  Ohio Arts Council, “Individual Artist Fellowship Award”, Columbus, Ohio

1995   .  Individual Artist in Residence, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, Florida

1993   .  First Prize of the exhibition “Fuera del Juego”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, San José, Costa Rica

1989   .  Festival Nacional de Cine Joven Alternativo Cubano, “First Prize”, Habana, Cuba

1986   .  Salón de la Ciudad, “First Prize”, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Habana, Cuba

1986   .  Taller de Arte Actual Julio Le Parc: Proyecto interactivo, II Bienal de la Habana”, Habana, Cuba

1983   .  Salón 13 de Marzo, “Honorable Mention in Painting”, Galería L – Universidad de la Habana, Cuba

1980   .  Salón Nacional Juvenil, “First Prize”, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Habana, Cuba

 

S E L E C T E D   S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S

2015   .  Behind the artifice, (project room), Puerto Turín Residencias Artisticas, México City (Upcoming)

2013   .  Stay-at-Home Dad: Trainings, AluCine Art Gallery, Latin Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada

2013   .  Compass Rose / Rosa Náutica, (video installation), Gallery 204, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 

2012   .  Tiger Balm / Pomada China, Thompson Art Gallery, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

2011   .  Be Patient, The Reach Collaborative Project, DVAC – Dayton Visual Art Center, Dayton, Ohio

2010   .  America At Home, (project room), Burnell Roberts Triangle Gallery, Dayton, Ohio

2010   .  Be Patient: Interactive Public Installation Project, City Hall of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

2009   .  Mental Landscape, (project room), Olin Contemporary Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

2008   .  Migration of Language, (project room), SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2008   .  Es/Culture: Interactive Public Installation Project, City Hall of Cleveland, Ohio

2008   .  Stay-at-Home Dad, (project room), Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, Florida

2006   .  Patriotic Games and The Domino Effect, (interactive installation), The Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida

2006   .  Natural American Spirit, (interactive installation), Archetype Gallery, Dayton, Ohio

2005   .  Interface – Legacy, (site-specific installation), Herndon Art Gallery, Antioch College, Ohio

2004   .  More Lies About Me, (project room), SOF Art House Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003   .  Pragmatic Initiation, (mixed-media installation), Rosewood Art Center Gallery, Dayton, Ohio

2000   .  Saving My Words, (site-specific installation), Ground Level Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida

1996   .   Killing Time, (site-specific installation), Gutierrez Contemporary Art Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida

1995   .  Altars, Altares, (interactive site-specific installation), Inter-American Art Gallery, Miami, Florida

1995   .  The Islander’s Obsession, (video Installation), Art Miami Special Project, Miami Beach, Florida

1995   .  Nature as Hostage, (project room), Meza Contemporary Art Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida

1994   .  Rosa Náutica / Compass Rose, (project room), Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Florida

1994   .  Art is Nourishing, (project room), Art Miami Special Project, Miami Beach, Florida

1993   .  Clinical Pages: Nature as a Hostage, Meza Contemporary Art Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida

1992   .  Homenaje a Joseph Beuys, (interactive project), Goethe Institute, San José, Costa Rica

1986   .  Hojas Clínicas, (ephemeral installation) Galería L, Habana, Cuba

1984   .  Paisaje de Sueños, (project room) Galería L, Habana, Cuba

 

S E L E C T E D   P U B L I C   A C T I O N S  /  P E R F O R M A N C E S

2013  /  Looking for Amparo, Street Performance Intervention Series, Pinar del Río, Cuba

2012  /  In God’s Name / En nombre de Dios, Mall de las Americas y  La Pequeña Habana, Miami, Florida

2011  /  In God’s Name, Art Basel Miami, Edge Zones Art Complex, Miami, Florida

2010  /  For Home and Country, Non Stop Institute, Yellow Springs, Ohio

2009  /  Daily News, Opening Arte America Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida

2008  /  In God’s Name, Visions of Contemporary Art, Hardcore Art Contemporary Art Space, Miami, Florida

2007  /  The others: the enemies are among us, Killing Time Exhibition Opening Night, Exit Art, New York City

2006  /  Patriotic Games: Interactive Performance Series, The Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida

2004  /  Judgment / Pre-Juicio, traveling street actions around the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Southern Currents, Opening Night Interactive Performance, SOF Art House Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

1999  /  Judgment / Pre-juicio, traveling street actions around the City of New York and Union City, New Jersey

1997  /  Internal Exile, South Florida Art Center Commercial Window, Lincoln Road Boulevard, Miami Beach, Florida.

Hoy como ayer, South Florida Art Center Commercial Window, Lincoln Road Boulevard, Miami Beach, Florida

1996  /  My Sweet Cross, (interactive Street performance), Lincoln Road Boulevard, Miami Beach, Florida

1995  /  Performing Everyday, (interactive performance), Metro-Dade Cultural Resource Center, Miami, Florida

1994  /  Art is Nourishing, (interactive performance), Art Miami Fair Opening Night, Miami Beach, Florida

1989  /  Ritual, (street performance series around the City of Habana), Vía Blanca y Calzada de 10 de Octubre, La Habana, Cuba.

Yo soy un hombre sincero, opening night “Elogio de la Sombra”, Biblioteca Provincial de Cienfuegos, Cuba.

1988  /  Archeología de la Historia, (street performances series around the City of Habana), Habana, Cuba. / Alegato publico contra la censura, street performance at Park 23 y G, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba. / Me han jodido el animo, Street Performance Series, Park 23 y G, Vedado, Habana, Cuba. / Un modelo a seguir, during the opening of the exhibition  “Suave y Fresca”, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba. / A palabras necias, la silenciosa, sangrante, santa oreja de Van Gogh, “Group Art-De”(standing for art and rights), Sala Rubén Martínez-Villena, UNEAC (Union of Cuban Writers and Artists), Vedado, La Habana, Cuba. / Tarde de Sandwich, “Group Art-De”(standing for art and rights), Interactive Street Performance Series, Habana, Cuba

1987  /  Ego/Art, Opening Night Salón Nacional de Premiados, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Habana, Cuba. / El año que viene va a ver/de todo, Centro Pabellón Cuba, La Habana, Cuba. / Vence//Remos, Street Performance Series, Pabellón Cuba, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba

1984  /  Paisaje de sueños para un lugar posible, Galería L, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba

 

S E L E C T E D   G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

2016

An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile, The Frank Museum of Art, Westerville, Ohio (Upcoming)

2015

Malditos de la Post-Guerra, 12th Bienal de la Havana / Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba

Re/formulations: Narrative Processes, William V. Musto Museum, Union City, New Jersey

Videonale – Festival for Contemporary Video Art, KunstMuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2014

Exodus: Alternate Documents Project, CCECentro Cultural Español de Miami, Miami, Florida

CUB-ATL: 50 years of Cuban Art, Exit ATL Gallery & The Norcross Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Southern Currents, Alternative International Latino Film/Video Festival / Toronto, Canada

2013

The One and The Many: Art & Human Rights,  Gallery 204, University of Dayton, Ohio

Photo Miami: International Contemporary photography & video, / Art Fair, Miami, Florida

Portraits: Images in Transit, 17 Frost Art Space Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Human Scape, William V. Musto Art Museum, Union City, New Jersey

Retrospective: The Reach 20th Anniversary Project, Triangle Gallery, Dayton, Ohio

Cuban Diaspora: New Collection of the Cuban Museum, Cuban Museum, Miami, Florida

70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Photo Exhibit Cuba, Cuban American Phototheque Foundation, Miami, Florida

2012

Meme: Culture In Transmission, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo Buenos Aires, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In Transit: Parallel Time, The William V. Musto Museum, Union City, New Jersey

Trends: Aspects of Contemporary Photography, Curator’s Voice Art Project, Miami, Florida

2011

It’s not the Economy but the Epistemology, Collage Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida

Manifestations – Manifestaciones, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York

The Journeys of artists of the Cuban Diaspora, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, Colorado

Zones: Performance and Video Installations, Edge Zones Art Complex, Miami, Florida

2010

Ways of Worldmaking: Notes on a Passion for Collecting, Freedom Tower, Miami, Florida

Past is History – Future is Mystery, Freedom Tower Art Gallery, Miami, Florida

Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan

Land – Marks, Herndon Gallery, South Hall / Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

The Journeys of Cuban Artists, Errol Barrow Center, Bridgeton, Barbados

Bridge: International Art Fair, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, London, England

2009

Valoarte: Contemporary Art Exhibition in Centro America, National Gallery, San José, Costa Rica

Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas (1960-2000), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, México City

Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas (1960-2000), Blaffer Art Gallery, Houston, Texas

Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas (1960-2000), The Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Pablo, Brazil

Nirvana: Water Right Project, Regis Center for Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008

Post-Contemporary Portraits, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, Florida

Valoarte: Contemporary Art Exhibition in Centro America, National Gallery, San José, Costa Rica

Trends: Aspects of Contemporary Latin American Art, Arte America, Miami Beach, Florida

Bi-Lingual, Side-specific Installation Project, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas (1960-2000), Museo del Barrio, New York City

Miami: Ciudad Metáfora, (Cuban Contemporary Art), Centro Cultural Español, Miami, Florida

Café Vlll: Journal of The Cuban Artist, Temple University Rome Campus Gallery, Rome, Italy

6th Annual Latin American Art Fair, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami Beach, Florida

Objecthood: Visions in Contemporary Art, Hardcore Art Contemporary Art Space, Miami, Florida

2007

Killing Time: An exhibition of Cuban Artists from the 1980’ to the Present, Exit Art, New York

Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Love, Loss, and Longing, The International Peace Museum, Dayton, Ohio

Pinta: Contemporary Latin American Art, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Metropolitan Pavellon, New York

MVCG Invitational, Miami Valley Cooperative Gallery, Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, Ohio

Photo Miami: International Contemporary Photography and Video Art Fair, Miami, Florida

Bridge: International Art Fair, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, London, England

Waiting List: Time and Transition in Contemporary Cuban Art, The City Art Museum, Slovenia

2006

Bridge Art Fair, (room project), Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami Beach, Florida

Love, Loss, and Longing, (traveling exhibition), Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia

Circa: International Art Fair, Con/fabula/aciones, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Love, Loss, and Longing, (traveling exhibition), Center of the Arts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Photo Buenos Aires, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California

2005

The View: Mental Ground Landscape, Rosewood Art Center Gallery, Kettering, Ohio

Love, Loss, and Longing, (traveling exhibition), Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Massachusetts

Love, Loss, and Longing, Latin American Working Group Gallery, Washington, DC

2003

Southern Currents//Corrientes del sur, Toronto International Latino Film/Video Festival, Toronto, Canada

Ar Basel Latin American Artists, Andrea Meza Contemporary Gallery, Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida

2002

Coleccionar / Comunicar, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo, San José, Costa Rica

2001

Breaking Barriers, (Contemporary Cuban Artist), Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida

Breaking Barriers, (Contemporary Cuban Artist), Indiana Museum of Art, Indiana

1998

Cuban Performance Art of the 1980’s, (Chronology), Inter American Gallery, Miami, Florida

Latin American Artists, Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

Latin American Artists, (traveling exhibition), Louisiana Tech University Gallery, Ruston, Louisiana

Latin American Artists, (traveling exhibition), Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

1997

Breaking Barriers //Rompiendo barreras, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Latin American Artists, (traveling exhibition), Walters State College Gallery, Morristown, Tennessee

Latin American Artists, Slocumb Galleries East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

The Gramercy Fair, Los Angeles, Fernado Gutirrez Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida

1994

Vanguardia Errante, (Cuban Contemporary Artists), Centro de Arte Euro-Americano, Caracas, Venezuela

Art Chicago: Cuban Contemporary Artists, Ambrosino Art Gallery, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

Art Miami ’94, (project room), Andrea Meza Contemporary Gallery, Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida

1993

Fuera del Juego, Sala Julián Marchena, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, San José, Costa Rica

Dissident Images and Voices: Freedom of Expression in the Art of Cuba Today, Amnesty International and The Public Interest Law Center, New York University, New York

1992

Acupuncture, (Cuban Contemporary Artists), Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Miami, Florida

Documentales Prohibidos en Cuba, Ollantay Foundation Center, 14th Season, New York City

1990

Cinema Cubain de Tous le Temps, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Ritual para una Identidad / Ritual para un viejo lenguaje,  Festival Latino de New York, New York City

El Objeto Esculturado, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana, Cuba

1989

Festival Nacional de Cine Joven Alternativo, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Habana, Cuba

Ego Art – yo soy mi mejor obra, Salón de Premiados, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Habana, Cuba

1988

Suave y Fresca, (colectiva de arte joven), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba

Malerie und Grafik aus Kuba, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, G.D.R., Germany

Salón de la Ciudad, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, La Habana, Cuba

1986

Segunda Bienal de la Habana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba

Salón de la Ciudad, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Havana, Cuba

Taller de Arte Actual Julio Le Parc, II Bienal de la Havana, Parque 14 y 15 Vedado, La Habana, Cuba

1985

Painting and Graphics from Cuba, (traveling exhibition), Rabindra Bhavan Gallery and Lalit Kala Akademi Gallery, New Delhi India / National Art Gallery, Colombo, Srilanka / Manzar Akbar Hall Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

1984

Exposición Colectiva de Jóvenes Artistas, I Bienal de la Habana, Pabellón Cuba, La Habana, Cuba

1983

Lansdscape of Landscapes, (traveling exhibition), Gallery of the Madurodam Foundation, La Hague // Holland Cultural Center of Bechem, Belgium // House of Culture of Pitea, Sweden // Tampere, Jyvaskyla, Aanenkoski, Finland // Galerie Vincent Kunstraume and Institute of Hispanic Culture, Vienna, Austria.

1981

Primer Salón Nacional de Pequeño Formato, Sala Lalo Carrasco, Hotel Habana Libre, La Habana, Cuba

1980

Salón Juvenil de Artes Plásticas, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba

 

 S E L E C T E D   L E C T U R E

The Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida / Florida International University, Miami, Florida / Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Florida Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo, San José, Costa Rica / Cornell University, Ithaca, New York / New York University, New York / Parsons the New School for Design, New York / Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Massachusetts / Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan / Dayton Visual Art Center, Ohio / University of Dayton, Ohio / The International Peace Museum, Dayton, Ohio / Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio / Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio / Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio / SPACES Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio / Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio / Cleveland State University, Ohio / The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio / Wright State University, Ohio / Asian/Hispanic/Native American Art Center, Dayton, Ohio / Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio.

 

S E L E C T E D   P U B L I C  /  P R I V A T E  C O L L E C T I O N S

Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida / Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California / State University of New York Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York / SOF Art House Center Gallery, Toronto, Canada / Helen Pitt Contemporary Gallery, Vancouver, Canada / Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Florida / Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Miami, Florida / Indiana Museum of Art, Indiana / Galería Nacional de Arte Contemporaneo, San José, Costa Rica / Centro de Arte Euro-Americano, Caracas, Venezuela / Temple University Gallery, Rome, Italy / Museo Nacional de bellas Artes, Habana, Cuba / Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales, Habana, Cuba / Celia de Birbragher Collection, Bogotá, Colombia / Gail Gitting Collection, Fisher Island, Florida / Fred and Teresa Estrada Collection, Key Biscayne, Florida / Luís Calzadilla, Coconut Grove, Florida / Arturo and Lysa Mosquera Collection, Miami, Florida / Miguel M. Saenz Collection, Westerville, Ohio / Jorge E. Reynardus Collection, Miami/New York / José de la Fuente, Ciudad Real, Spain /  Francois Vallée, Rennes, France.

 

S E L E C T E D   B I B L I O G R A P H Y

2014        “Artists in Purgatory: Cuban Artists in the Reynardus Collection” (book) Essays by Ricardo Pau Llosa, Janet Batet, Gerardo Mosquera, Dennys Matos, Nina Menocal and Silvia Pedraza, Published by Alianza de Arte Cubano.

Karla Zabludovsky, “Exodus: Photographer Searches for Cuba’s Boat Refugees”, Newsweek Magazine

“Cuban Exodus”, Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art, Africanah Magazine

“Report from Miami: An Italian Perspective of the Contemporary Art Scene”, Spazi dell Arte Contemporanea Magazine, Italy.

“Exodus: Alternate Documents: Interactive Art Project to Recovery of Collective Memory”, (CCEMiami) Centro Cultural Español, Miami, Florida.

“Exodus: Alternate Documents”, Cuban Research Institute Publication, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Susan Delson, “Exhibition Close-Up / Exodus: Alternate Documents”, Cuban Art News Publication, NY

Dennys Matos, “Exodus: Alternate Documents / una memoria del éxodo cubano de 1994”, El Nuevo Herald, Miami

“Alterations: Mental Model”, (book essays) by Janet Batet, Iván de la Nuez, Aylín Cruz Enríquez, Jesús Rosado and Alfredo Triff, Alejandro Robles, Miami, Barcelona, New Jersey.

2012        Rachel Weiss, “To and from Utopia in the New Cuban Art”, (book) University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota

Jud Yulkut, “The Transmission of Culture DNA”, (art review), Dayton City Paper, Dayton, Ohio

2011        Zoya Kocur,Visual Global Cultures – An Anthology”, (book) Published by Wiley-Blackwell, New YorkJonathan Harris.

“Globalization and Contemporary Art”, (Book), Essay by Zoya Kocur (Evolution Within the Revolution: The Afro-Cuban Cultural Movement and Cuban Art Collectives, 1975/200), Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd Dr. Arturo Mosquera Collection, Puertas a la Imaginación: Antología de escritores y artistas cubanos (book) Ediciones el cambio y Bibliotecas independientes de Cuba, Miami, Florida.

2010        Jesús Rosado, “Be Patient” (art review) ArtPulse Magazine, Miami, Florida.

Joaquín Badajoz, “The Perpetual Dissidence” (essay) Mental Landscape Project, Kenyon College, Ohio

Jud Yulkut, “America at Home: The work of Juan-Si González at Sinclair”, (review), Dayton City Paper, Dayton, Ohio

2009        Hannh Shapiro, “Mental Landscape: Make Ohio the Art of it All”, The Kenyon Review, Gambier, Ohio

2008        Rafael Lopez-Ramos, “Migración of Language” (essay catalog) Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio

Carol Damian – “Paradise Lost” (essay catalog), Museum of Art / Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Emma Telles – “More than 70 Multimedia Works by 57 Artist Illustrate Cuba’s Spectrum of Humanity” Sun-Sentinel, New Paper, Palm Beach, Florida.

Fabiola Santiago – “The Art of Evolution” (art review) The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida.

Rosado, Jesús – “Las expediciones estéticas de Juan-Sí” (review) Revista Cuba Encuentro, Madrid

Fabiola Santiago – “Miami Metaphor: Hispanic Artist Cast Loving, Scolding eyes on their Adopted Home Town” (art review), The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida

Rafael López Ramos – “When Language Migrated”, E-Magazine, Madrid, Spain

Sarah Moreno – “Miami en las metáforas de artistas hispanos”(art review),  Nuevo Herald, Miami, FL

2008        “Arte no es Vida: Actions by artists of the Americas 1960/2000”, (Book), Edited by Devorah Cullen (essays by Devorah Cullen, Elvis Fuentes), Museo del Barrio, New York

Elvis Fuentes – “Waiting List” (essay catalog), Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Rafael López-Ramos – “En nombre de Dios” Art Nexus Magazine, (review),  Miami, Florida

Liliana Fontana – Aspects of Latin American Contemporary Art” Wynwood Magazine, Miami, Florida

2007        Eda Crifer, “Our Cause, Our Art— on collectivism after Modernism”, Art Forum, Summer Blake Stimson and Gregory Sholette, “Collectivism After Modernism: The art of social imagination after 1945” (essay book) by Rachel Weiss—“Performing Revolution”, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis – London

Claudia Torres – “Killing Time with Cuban Art”, (review) New York Daily News Paper, New York

Milagros Bello – “The New Media Festival 2007” (review), Wynwood Art Magazine, Miami, Florida

Jesús Rosado – “Un evento histórico casi postcastrista”, Cuba Encuentro Magazine, Madrid, Spain

2006        Adriana Herrera – “Juan-Si – Ritos de Arte Comprometido” El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida

Maria Chercoles – “Cuban Artists Performs at Frost Art Museum” (review), The Bacon Review, Florida

Daniella Walsh – “Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art” (art review), Register News Paper, Long Beach, California

Rafael López-Rámos – “Soñando con Cuba.” (essay catalog), Vancouver Press, Vancouver, Canada

Jud Yalkut – “Protest and Poetry in Latest Artist Curates.” (review), Dayton City Paper, Dayton, Ohio

Irina Leyva – “Cuerpo Verbal.” (essay book), Ohio Arts Council Publication, Columbus, Ohio

2005        Jud Yalkut – “Dangerous Intimacies.” Dayton City Paper (art review), Dayton, Ohio

Adrian R. Morales – “Interface / Interfase.”(essay), Herndon Gallery, Yellow Springs, Ohio

2003         Jud Yalkut – “Dissident Pragmatism.” Impact Weekly (art review), Dayton, Ohio

Carrie Inmon – “Pragmatic Initiation Art.” Impact Weekly (cover profile) Dayton, Ohio

Bruce Bastoky – “Pragmatic Initiation.” Dialogue Magazine, (portfolio page) Columbus, Ohio

Craig Martin – “10 Year Odyssey.” (arts pages) Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio

“Memoria / Cuban Art of the 20th Century.” José Veiga / Cristina Vives / Adolfo Nodal (essays book) California International Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California

2000        Francine Birgragher – “Cuban Performance in the 80’s.” Art Nexus Magazine, (art review), Bogotá, Colombia

Joaquín Badajoz – “De la Parabola del Exilio a un lugar sin límites.” Vitral Magazine, Cuba

1999        Nancy Wellard – “Latin American Art Collection.” (art-cetera art review), The Island Packet, South Carolina

1998        Francine Birbragher – “Breaking Barriers.” (art review) Art Nexus Magazine, Miami Beach, Florida

Raúl Ernesto Durán – “Breaking Barriers: An Era of Cuban Art.” Vista Magazine, Coral Gables, Florida

Elisa Turner – “The Ticket, Cuban Performance Art of the 80’s.” The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida

1997        Armando Alvarez Bravo – “Internal Exile/Exilio.” El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida

Carol Damian – “Breaking Barriers: Forty Years of Cuban Art.” (essay catalog), Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Carol Damian – “Latin American Artists” (essay catalog) Traveling Exhibition, Tennessee State University, Tennessee

1996        Francine Birbragher – “Killing Time at Frernando Gutierrez Art Gallery.” (art review) Art Nexus-International Magazine, Miami, Florida

Judy Cantor – “American Dream.” (art review), World Art # 3 pp. 20-24 International Magazine

Ricardo Pau-LLosa – “Juan-Sí: Contrapunteo-Pasado y Presente.” El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida

Alejandro RíosJuan-Sí, El Hacedor.” (art review), La Playa Magazine, Miami Beach, Florida

1995        Helen Cohen – “Nature as Hostage.”(art scene review) The Miami Herald, Miami, Florida

Judy Cantor – “Cuban Dissident Artists.” (art review), New Times, Miami, Florida

Alfredo Triff – “Altars Alter.” (essay catalog), Inter-American Art Gallery, Miami, Florida

Armando Alvarez Bravo – “Art Miami Fair ’95, Acontecimiento por quinta vez” (review), El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida

Elisa Turner – “Altars: TV Confessionals.” (art review) Miami Herald, Miami, Florida

Jordan Levin – “A New Miami Generation.” (article), The Miami Herald, pp.11-41, Miami, Florida

Alejandro Ríos – “Juan-Si: Art as Hostage.” (catalog) Meza Fine Arts Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida

Elisa Turner – “Exile Finds a Showcase at re-oponed Cuban Museum.” Miami Herald, Florida

Mireya Novo – “Nombre de Guerra de un Artista Rebelde.” Éxito Magazine (cover) Miami, Florida

___________”Juan-Sí: Sanando las heridas.” Exito Magazine (interview), p. 57, Miami, Florida

Iván de la Nuez – “Cardinal Points of Another Identity.” (catalog), Meza Fine Arts, Miami, Florida

Cristina Nosti – “A través de Juan-Sí” (catalog) Naturaleza como Rehen, Meza Fine Art, Miami, Florida

Alejandro Ríos – “Juan-Sí: Naturaleza como Rehén.” Catálogo de Letras No.3, Miami, Florida

Francine Birbragher – “Juan-Sí Gonzáles – Meza Fine Art.” (review) Art Nexus-International, Colombia

Horacio Segal – “Arte Crítico de las Sociedades.” (art review) El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida

Alberto Muller – “Juan-Sí, un pintor con cara de Fraile.” Diario de las Américas, Miami, Florida

1994        Sichel Berta – “Gargantuam Fair” (article) Flash Art-International Magazine, Milan, Italy

Helen CohenBalseros Inspire a Whole Raft of New Work by Exile.” The Miami Herald, Florida

Alejandro Ríos – “Erótica: Voyeurismo de Lujo”, (review) Éxito Magazine pp.47-48, Miami, Florida

Luís Camnitzer – “New Art of Cuba.” (essay book) Austin: University of Texas Press, Texas

Alejandro Ríos – “Generación Errante.” (essay) Centro de Arte EuroAmericano, Caracas, Venezuela

________ “Catorce encuentros Simbólicos.” El Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

Giulio Blanc – “Clínical Pages” (essay catalog) Meza Fine Arts Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida

Ariel Hidalgo – “Disidencia, segunda Revolución Cubana.” (book) Ediciones Universal, Miami, Florida

Carol Damian – “Art Miami ’94.” Art Nexus No.12 pp. 99, International Magazine, Miami, Florida

1993        Giulio Blanc – “Fuera del Juego.” (art review news paper) La Nación, San José, Costa Rica

_________ “Juan-Si: The Artist as Yimbi” (essay catalog) Meza Fine Arts, Coral Gables, Florida

__________ “The Cubans Have Arrived” (article) Art & Antiques, (illus) pp. 65-73, December 1963

__________ “Imagenes del Exilio.” (review) La Nación News Paper, San José, Costa Rica

Armando Correa – “Ritual para la Disidencia.” (art review) El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida

Holger Brigaldino – “Sechs Kubaner stellen im Costa Rica.” (interview) Aktuel Kultur Magazine, No.14, Kassel,Germany

Milena Fernández – “Recordando a Beuys.” (art review) La República News Paper, San José, Costa Rica

Erene Hernandez Guerra – “IV Salón de Premiados: cambiar las reglas del Juego.” Revolución y Cultura,

Period IV, No.1, La Havana, Cuba

Helen Cohen – “Impressive Talent and Craftsmanship Could Use Some Grit.” The Miami Herald

Alejandro Ríos – “Protagonísmo Cubano en las Artes Plásticas.” Éxito Magazine, Miami, Florida

1992        Helen Kohen – “Acupuncture Showcases Exiles’ Pain and Anger.” (art review) The Miami Herald, Florida

Klaus Steinmetz – “Los Hijos de Guillermo Tell.” (article) La Nación News Paper, San José, Costa Rica

Armando Alvarez Bravo – “Acunpuntura sin Agujas.” (article), El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida

Carlos Luís – “Acupuncture.” (essay catalog) Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Miami, Florida

Olga Connor – “Un dia Cualquiera en Cuba/Visión.” (article), El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida

1991        Hector Fellini – “Cine Joven Cubano para Pensar.” (article) Panorama International Magazine, San José, Costa Rica

Dino Starcevic – “Imágenes de frustración y esperanza.” La República, San José, Costa Rica

William Venegas – “El temor al signo.” (article) Critica de cine, La Nación, San José, Costa Rica

1990        Pablo Alfónso – “Filmes independientes de jóvenes cubanos en El Festival Latino de New York”

(article) Galería reportaje, El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida

Jon Sawyer – “2 Artists Break Out with Courage, Fear.” Post-Dispatch Bureau, Washington D.C

Alejandro Rios – “Cine mirando al futuro” (article) La Gaceta de Cuba, UNEAC, La Habana, Cuba

1989        Alina Rosell – “Tocando, imaginando, disfrutando” (article), (Primera exposición de artes para ciegos y débiles visuales), Cienfuegos News Paper, Cuba

1988        Pablo Alfónso – “Arte de Cuba pierde el miedo” (article) El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida