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Hilda Vidal

Hilda Vidal – Havana, Cuba

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About Artist

My painting does not tell anecdotes. My work in general has an intimate sense that applies to all paintings, being a reflection of what I am.

I am very interested in psychoanalysis and my work goes in that sense, let’s say that it has a “back and forth” movement, that is, the observer it is observed by the figures that integrate it, my work projects my subconscious to be analyze by the observer. Also the spaces and the color have that intimate sense, not dramatic. I wish that the critics give their opinion about my work

Artist, specializing in painting, drawing, design, sculpture, collage, artistic tapestry, and papier Mache.

 “My painting does not tell anecdotes. Generally, my work has an intimate sense that applies to all my paintings, being a reflection of who I am. I am very interested in the psychoanalysis and my work takes that direction. We can say that my work has movement of “back and forth”, it means the viewer observes it, and in the same time the viewer is watched by the figures that integrate it. My own subconscious is projecting and analyzing the observer’s subconscious.Also the spaces and color have these intimate sense, not dramatic. I wish the critics be who give their opinion about my work”.

EDUCATION
1970
Study painting, drawing, soft sculpture with Cuban master Manuel Vidal, Havana, Cuba
1961 Graduated in Scenography and Theater Costume Design, Sala Harlequin, Havana, Cuba 
1959 Graduated in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Trilles Institute, Havana, Cuba
Graduated in Costume Design and Interior Design, Lily’s American Academy, Havana, Cuba

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1985
Custom designs for doll and theater scenography, National Theater of Puppet of Cuba

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS AS MEMBER
Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (in Spanish, UNEAC)
International Association of Plastic Artists (in Spanish, AIAP/ in English, IAA),

PRIZES
1976
First Prize; Exhibition & Contest Rag Doll, Museum of Decorative Arts, Havana, Cuba
1983 Honorable Mention in Painting; City Hall, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana, Cuba

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
An Unnamed Party, The Despernada Cultural Center, Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain
2015 I am Life and Nothing But, Cultural Center Villa of Mostoles, Madrid, Spain
2013 It was believed to have seen and watched, Gallery The Kingdom of this World, Havana, Cuba
2008 The Danger of Subconscious, Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2007 Memory, Gaze and Mask, together with Cuban painter Manuel Vidal, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2006 Menu of autumn, Hotel Inglaterra, Havana, Cuba
         Solo Exhibition, Festival Provincial Arts Center Plastic, Havana, Cuba
2004 Eyes of Memories, Small Space Gallery of the National Arts Council Plastic, Havana, Cuba
2002 The Imaginary Eras, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2001 Insular Night: Invisible Gardens, Cultural Center, Torrelaguna, Madrid, Spain
2000 Inter-Nos, two artists, Gallery Juan David, Havana, Cuba
         Insular Night: Invisible Gardens, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1998 Messages from Havana, Core Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1997 The time interrogates me, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba
         The paintings of the Cuban artist Hilda Vidal, BoyCott Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1995 Dialogue, dilemmas, wishes and speeches, Gallery Domingo Ravenet – I Art Salon, Havana, Cuba
1993 Signs and Dreams, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1992 Painting graffiti After Awakened, Yara Movie Theater, Havana, Cuba
1991 Other Answers, Charles Chaplin Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba
1989 What’s different is seems, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1987 Painting Reason, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
1985 Pictures of Leonardo, Gallery 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba
1983 Order and Adventure, Gallery 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba
         Order and Adventure 2, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
1981 Gates of spring, International Art Center Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1980 20 oils of Hilda Vidal, Complex Galleries in Havana Province, Cuba
1978 Walk in the Sun, International Art Center Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1975 A Natural Fact, Gallery of Habana Libre Hotel, Havana, Cuba
1973 1st exhibition, Gallery of Cuban Ministry of Health (MINSAP), Havana, Cuba

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
2017
The Woman in the Mirror, Art Concept Alternative RAW Space, Vero Beach, Florida, USA
2015 Seven Seas, XII Biennial of Havana, collateral exhibition space, House Victor Hugo, Havana, Cuba
2014 Individuazioni (Discoveries), Gallery Mentana, Florence, Italy
2013 Rolling included, Architecture Museum, Shanghai, China
         Rolling are, National Library, Havana, Cuba

2007 Cubanías, participating artists: René Portocarrero, Alfredo Sosabravo, Roberto Fabelo, Mario Garcia Portela, Liborio Noval, Zaida del Rio, Nelson Dominguez, Arturo Montoto, Hilda Vidal, Ernesto García Pena, Eduardo Roca (Choco), Manuel Mendive, Alicia Leal, Agustin Bejarano, Enrique Avila, Ileana Mulet, Vicente Rodriguez Bonachea, Lester Campa, Esteban Machado, William Hernandez, Ever Fonseca, Pepe Franco, Daucel, Valdes, Carlos Guzman, Luis Enrique Camejo, Kadir and Kelvin Lopez, Pango, Golgota, Pablo Rodríguez Vidal, Amalia Gonzalez Besu, Julio Breff, Noel Guzmán Boffill, Alex Castro, Aziyade Ruiz, Javier Duenas, Rodolfo Martinez, Griselle Morales, Yami Martinez, William Saroza, Antonio Miguel Remedios, Ileana Sanchez, Raciel I. Gomez, Carlos Barreiro, Enrique Jose Baster, and Pedro Jose Rojas. Arts gallery of the La Puerta de Famagusta Municipal Cultural Center, sponsored by Nicosia and the Cuban Embassy in this city, Cypres

2006 Ancient Civilizations, Hispanic Alliance Foundation, Madrid, Spain
2005 Che, Daily Legend, Cyprus Gallery, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia
         Exhibition of Small Format, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
         Ones and Others (for the Women’s Day), Simon Bolivar House, Havana, Cuba
         I have been shaken a lot of women, Pablo de la Torriente C., Havana, Cuba
2004 One hair of wolf, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba
         Winning mosaics designs for the walk La Rampa, Martinez Villena Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2003 I know a Giant Painter … , exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban apostle Jose Marti, Council of Ministers, Havana, Cuba
          Ilustrate, illustrations for the magazine “Revolution and Culture”, Havana, Cuba
         Twelve Creative Women, 8th Havana Biennial, collateral exhibition space Gallery Origins, Grand Theatre, Havana, Cuba
         Small Format, 8th Havana Biennial, collateral exhibition space Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
2002 Small Format, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
2001 Women of Spirit, Panama Canal Museum, Panama
2000 Close Women, FEBE Casona, Havana, Cuba
1999 Representation of Cuban Art, Museum Gallery Josefina, Managua, Nicaragua
         Cuban Imaginations, La Merce Cultural Center, Girona, Spain
1998 Cuban Contemporary Painting, National Museum of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
         Cubanías of the Caribbean island, Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Emilio Pettoruti, La Plata, Argentina
          Different Trends, Core Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
          The will of Genius, Domingo Ravenet Gallery, Havana, Cuba
          Retrospective exhibition of René Portocarrero Serigraphs Workshop, Havana, Cuba
          Tribute to the Dance, 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Ballet, Gallery Habana, Havana, Cuba
          In time, Contemporary Art Hall, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1997 Images of Other Island, Gallery in Margarita Island, Venezuela
1996 Contemporary Cuban Artists, Aleksinac city, former Yugoslavia
         Fifteen Contemporary Cuban Artists, Hall of Culture House, Testenik, Yugoslavia
         Friendship Sleep, House of Culture of Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
         Cuban Women, Creation, Image and Thought, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
         Women for Women, Poetry, Imago Gallery, Havana, Cuba
         Damn Rib!, silkscreen workshop Rene Portocarrero, Havana, Cuba
1995 Fifteen Contemporary Cuban Artists, Sulus Gallery, Belgrade, former Yugoslavia
         Contemporary Cuban Artists, Gallery Pythagoras, Paracin, former Yugoslavia
         Dangerous Liaisons, Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
         Multiple Women, International Conference Center, Havana, Cuba
         A la carte, Gallery Habana, Havana, Cuba
         Together with children, donation exhibition for UNICEF, Imago Gallery, Havana, Cuba
         National Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, The National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
         The Monsters of Reason, CPAP, Havana, Cuba
1994 Current Cuban Painting, Gallery Zlatno or OKO, Vojvodina, former Yugoslavia
         Different women and Those, Domingo Ravenet Gallery, Havana, Cuba
         Color and Form, Imago Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1993 Cuba in Michoacan, Michoacan Cultural Institute, Morelia, Mexico
         Other colors Smile, Green Smile Foundation, Managua, Nicaragua
         Cuban Painting, by Catalonia region, Spain
         Fifth Exhibition of Small Format, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
1992 Itinerant Exhibition by Scandinavian Countries for the 5th centenary of the discovery The Puerta de Toledo Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
         8th Iberoamerican Biennial, Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), Mexico City, Mexico
         A Columbus Caravel, Gallery Art 7, Yara Movie Theater, Havana, Cuba
         Passing the ball, Gallery Habana, Havana, Cuba
1991 Collages, Gallery of Stained Glass, the Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods (in Spanish, FCBC), Havana, Cuba
         In its Framework, Ready and Smell Ink and Thumb print all Gallery Habana, Havana, Cuba
1990 Gift with Art, Gallery Habana, Havana, Cuba
         U.N.E.A.C. Hall, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
1989 Inspirations, Servando Cabrera Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1988 Seven Cuban Painters, Sofia capital, Republic of Bulgaria
         Cuban Creators, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
         Fourth Exhibition of Small Format, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
1987 Current Cuban Painting, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines
         Fresh Air, Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods, Havana, Cuba
         Recorded 87 Meeting, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
1986 Week of Cuban Culture, Moscow, Russia
         Homage to Silva, Gallery 23 and 12, Havana, Cuba
1985 Time, Space and Movement, Gallery 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba
         For Peace and Against War, the Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods (in Spanish, FCBC), Havana, Cuba
1984 Indo America I and II, the Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods (in Spanish, FCBC), Havana, Cuba
         Third Exhibition of Small Format, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
1982 Back Amelia, Amelia Pelaez Gallery, Havana, Cuba
         Cubanas This Century, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba
1981 The Creative Woman in Cuban Art, House of Culture of Square, Havana, Cuba
         Women in the plastic arts, Gallery of Bejucal, Havana, Cuba
         First National Exhibition of Small Format, Hall of the Habana Libre Hotel, Havana, Cuba
1980 Second Hall of Landscapes, Amelia Pelaez Gallery, Havana, Cuba
         First Salon of Landscape “Leopoldo Romañach”, Guantanamo and Varadero cities, Cuba
         National exhibition of Painting and Sculpture “Carlos Enriquez “, Art Center International Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1979 Hilda Vidal exhibited three times in Amelia Pelaez Gallery, one time in Bautista Gallery and one time International Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1977 Crafts and Folk Art, Gallery Habana, Havana, Cuba
         Women in the Cuban art, Gallery Galiano, Havana, Cuba
1976 Several exhibitions in Havana’s galleries such as gallery Galiano, Gallery L, Museum of Decorative Arts. Also, Matanzas National Salon, Matanzas, Cuba
1975 Fourth National Youth Exhibition, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
         Exhibition of Art and Literature, Gallery Galiano, Havana, Cuba
1974 Hall July 26, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
         Fourth Youth Arts Salon, Gallery Galiano, Havana, Cuba

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS
2016
Affordable Art Fair, Brussel, booth Gaudi Gallery from Madrid, Spain
2014 Volta Art Fair, Switzerland, booth Gaudi Gallery from Madrid, Spain
2005 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada, booth gallery The Acacia from Havana, Cuba
1995 International Art Fair World Trade Center (WTC), Sala Olmeca, Mexico City, Mexico, booth gallery The Acacia from Cuba

PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
CUBA Collection of the National Council of Plastic Arts
Registration of Plastic Arts
National Library of Cuba Jose Marti
Provincial Museum of Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte
Private collections in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Russia, Canada, USA, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile, Belgium, Panama, Argentina, Jamaica, Senegal, Nigeria and Japan.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Publications in Print media
2013 by Piñera, Toni, “Los puntos cardinales de Hilda VidaI” (The four points of the compass in Hilda VidaI), ArteCubano magazine, No.2, 2013, pg. 86-89.
2007 by Piñera, Toni, “Hilda Vidal. Rompecabezas pictórico” (Pictorial puzzle), Lugares magazine, Spain.
2006 by Piñera, Toni, “Un rompecabezas pictórico” (A pictorial puzzle), Mas Cuba magazine, No.14, Año VII. Havana, Cuba.
2003 by Abreu, Andres D., “Yo sé de un pintor gigante” (I know of a giant painter), Granma newspaper, Cultural Section, Saturday, March 8th, 2003.
2002 By Piñera, Toni, “La punta del Iceberg” (The tip of the iceberg), catalog words, April, Havana, Cuba
          By Abreu, Andres, “Hilda Vidal y las eras imaginarias” (Hilda Vidal and the imaginary eras), Granma newspaper, Apr., Havana, Cuba
2001 By Alberdi, Virginia, Hilda Vidal: Nocturna y lúcida” (Hilda Vidal: Nocturnal and lucid), Arte Cubano magazine, Feb., Havana, Cuba.
2000 By Castellano, Israel, “Arte Crudo” (Raw Art), Juventud Rebelde newspaper, Cultural Section, May, Havana, Cuba
          By Piñera, Toni, “Hilda Vidal en sus jardines invisibles” (Hilda Vidal in her invisible gardens), Granma newspaper, Cultural Section, Aug., Havana, Cuba
          By Piñera, Toni, “Piezas de un rompecabezas pictórico” (Pieces of a pictorial puzzle), Opciones newspaper, Sept., Havana, Cuba
          By Castellano, Israel, “Por todo vestuario el color” (By all color the dressing room), Juventud Rebelde newspaper, Cultural Section, Sept., Havana, Cuba
1997 By Piñera, Toni, “Hilda Vidal: Retratar los silencios” (Hilda Vidal: to portray the silences), Opciones newspaper, Havana, Cuba
         Castellano, Lazara, “Perplejidad, asombro y desenmascaramiento” (Perplexity, astonishment and unmasking), catalog words, Havana, Cuba
1996 By Piñera, Toni, “El tiempo interroga a Hilda vidal” (The Time interrogates Hilda Vidal),|
          Cultural Section, Granma newspaper, Havana, Cuba
          By Piñera, Toni, “Un continuo despertar” (A continuous awakening), Granma International newspaper, Havana, Cuba
          By Piñera, Toni, “Ordenar la realidad” (Sort reality), Granma newspaper, Havana, Cuba
          By Piñera, Toni, “Pintura sin adorno” (Unadorned painting), Granma newspaper, Cultural Section, Havana, Cuba
          By Baeza, F., “La realidad y el deseo” (The reality and desire), CMBF Radio, March, Havana, Cuba
1995 By Piñera, Toni, “Diálogos, Dilemas, Deseos y Discursos” (Dialogues, Dilemmas, Wishes and Speeches), catalog words, Havana, Cuba
         By Piñera, Toni, “Hilda y Manuel: Diario de impresiones” (Hilda and Manuel: Impressions Journal), Granma newspaper, Cultural Section, Dec.
1993 Macre, Luis, “Oleos de Hilda Vidal” (Oil of Hilda Vidal), poem, Havana, Cuba
1992 Caballero, Rufo, Viaje interior hacia la Génisis del Mundo” (Inner Journey to the Genesis of the World), catalog words, Havana, Cuba
          By Machado, Francisco, “Renombrar la imagen” (Rename the image), catalog words, Havana, Cuba
1991 By Hernandez, Orlando, “Jazmín en el ojal” (Jazmin in the buttonhole), catalog words, Havana, Cuba
1989 by Collazo, Abel, Hilda, Color y Temperatura” (Hilda, Color & Temperature), El Caiman Barbudo magazine, Havana, Cuba
1989 By Vidal, Manuel, “Lo distinto se parece” (Different looks similar), Havana, Cuba
1988 by Pita, Felix, “La campana de cristal” (The glass bell), Cuba magazine, No. 3, Havana, Cuba.
1987 By Nussa, Ele, “La pintura razona” (The painting thinks), Bohemia magazine, Havana, Cuba
1987 Vidal, Manuel, “La pintura razona” (The painting thinks), catalog words, Havana, Cuba
1985 by Mosquera, Gerardo, “La mala abstracción de Hilda Vidal” (The bad abstraction of Hilda Vidal), catalog words, Havana, Cuba
1983 Feijoo, Samuel, “Oleos, Puertas, Monotipias” (Oils, Doors, Monotypies”), catalog words, Havana, Cuba
          By Zaldival, Rudel, “Orden y Aventura de Hilda Vidal” (Order and Adventure of Hilda Vidal), Bohemia magazine, Nov., Havana, Cuba
          By Nussa, Ele, “El planetario de Hilda Vidal” (The planetarium of Hilda Vidal), Bohemia magazine, July, Havana, Cuba
1981 By Menendez, Aldo, “Puertas de la primavera” (Gates of Spring), Havana, Cuba
          By Zaldival, Rudel, “Pintura y Color” (Painting & Color), Tribuna de La Habana newspaper, March, Havana, Cuba
1975 by Nussa, Ele, “Los Cuadros de Leonardo” (Pictures of Leonardo) Bohemia Magazine, Aug., Havana, Cuba
          By Nussa, Ele, “Hilda Vidal”, Bohemia Magazine, Aug., Havana, Cuba
          By Collazo, Miguel, “Un hecho natural” (A natural fact), La Gaceta de Cuba publication of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba
1973 Vidal, Manuel, ¨Pintura con Pericarpio¨ (Painting with Pericarp), words for the artist first exhibition, Gallery of the Ministry of Public Health, Havana, Cuba
          By Nussa, Ele, “Hilda Vidal en la puerta” (Hilda Vidal at the door), Bohemia magazine, April, Havana, Cuba
1980 Morejon, Nancy, “Asomarse a las Puertas de la Primavera” (Peeking into the spring doors), catalog words, Havana, Cuba
1978 By Nussa, Ele, “Paseo por el sol” (Walking by the sun), Bohemia magazine, Sept., Havana, Cuba
          By Zaldival, Rudel, “Hilda Vidal en Panorama Cultural” (Hilda Vidal in Cultural Panorama), Radio Reloj, Aug. 20th, 1978
          By Vidal, Manuel, ““Paseo por el sol” (Walking by the sun), catalog words, Havana, Cuba

Selected Publications in Website
2017 by Oramas, Ada, “Hilda Vidal: Cuba aflora en sus enigmas” (Hilda Vidal: Cuba emerges in her enigmas), article written on June 4, 2013, posted by Cuba Ahora digital magazine, Sept. 28th, 2017, Havana, Cuba
http://www.cubahora.cu/cultura/hilda-vidal-cuba-aflora-en-sus-enigmas

2017 by Piñera, Toni, “Hilda Vida”
http://www.artconceptalternative.org/hilda-vidal.html

2015 by Editorial, “Hilda Vidal, maestra de la pintura latinoamericana, expone en el Centro Cultural Villa de Mostoles” (Hilda Vidal a master of the Latin American painting exhibits at the Cultural Center Villa de Mostoles)
http://www.mostoles.guiacomercialmadrid.es/hilda-vidal-una-maestra-de-la-pintura-latinoamericana-expone-en-el-centro-cultural-villa-de-mostoles/ 

2013 by Azcuy, Gabriela, “Hilda Vidal. El Enigma”, Portal de las Artes Visuales en Cuba website
http://www.cnap.cult.cu/sites/default/files/pdf/notiartecubano/abril2013.pdf

2013 by Martinez Leon, Hanoi, “Pintores Cubanos Contemporneos” (Contemporary Cuban Painters)
http://www.pintorescubanos.org/2013/03/exposicion-de-hilda-vidal.html

2011 by Liste, Ania, “Monólogo para Hilda Vidal”, interview performed to Hilda Vidal May 26th, 1999, posted by Lejania blog, Friday, May 26th, 1999
http://ania-lejana.blogspot.com/2011/06/monologo-para-hilda-vidal.html?m=0

1988 by Loynaz, Dulce Maria, “Palabras” (Words), article written on Oct. 1988 and posted in the website
www.hildavidal.com
http://www.hildavidal.com/index.php?secc=palabras

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