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EZEQUIELTAVERAS

 

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1965, Taveras studied Fine Arts, sculpture in particular, at the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo.  He has also participated in Non-toxic Printmaking workshops in New York, such as Silk Aquatint at Julio Valdez Studio and Solarplate with Dan Welden. He has taught at the Altos de Chavon School of Design, (Parsons The New School for Design affiliate in the Dominican Republic), where he has also been an Artist-In-Residence several times.  He has  taught at the Universidad Iberoamericana, at UNIBE and Universidad Pedro Henriquez Ureña, both in Santo Domingo, and has had 10 solo national and international exhibitions, including the last two in 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic and the Museum of the Instituto de Cultura Puertoriqueña, in San Juan Puerto Rico.

Taveras was an artist-in-residence at the University of Massachusetts and Middlesex Community College in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1996. His works have received numerous prizes in biennials and contests, including: Best Work of Art by a Foreign Artist, at the San Juan Association of Art Critics Contemporary Art Show, Puerto Rico, 2006, and Second Place in the 2nd Latin American Printmaking Biennal, at the Printmaking Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002. He has been recognized by Universidad Iberoamericana, one of the most prestigious universities in the Dominican Republic, for his life’s work and contributions to the fine arts. He has participated in more than 100 contests and group exhibitions in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Peru, Japan, Bulgaria, Spain, Cuba, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Norway, Brazil, Belgium, Luxembourg and United States, among others. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Hunter College Ceramics Department and also Curator of Julio Valdez Project Space, both in New York City. 

 

Solo Show

2017 – “The Language of the heart”, IDB Art Gallery, Washington DC. 2013 - “Recent Works”, Thomas Hunter Project Gallery, Hunter College, City University of New York CUNY, USA 2006 - “Ante la Memoria”, Museo de Arte Moderno, Sto. Dgo. Dominican Republic. 2005 - “Obras Recientes”, URI Art Gallery , San Juan Puerto Rico 1999 -“Limites”,( Bounds) Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan,  Puerto Rico.1996 - ”Mixed Media” Gallery of Lowell Office Of Affair, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA 1995  - “Sigilos”, (Sigils) Museo de Arte e Historia, San Juan, and Galería de la Alcaldía de Ponce, Puerto Rico.-“Cantos”,(Songs) Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Nouveau, Santo Domingo, DR. - “Memorias del Silencio”, (Memories of the Silence) Palacio Consistorial, Santiago, Rep. Dom. 1993 -“Presencias”, (Presences) San Juan Conservation Studio, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 1992  - “Espacio- Tiempo”, (Space-Time) Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom. 1989  - “Misti- Morpha”, Centro Cultural Español (CCE), Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom.

Awards

 2009  - UNIBE Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), gives recognition for their contributions to education, art and culture in the Dominican Republic. 2006  - Award for Best Contemporary Art Exhibition Artist Abroad "Recent Works", URI Art Gallery, Award from the Arts Critics Assn of San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2005  - Honorable Mention, Biennial of Visual Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 2002  - 2nd. Award, II Latin American Biennial of Engraving, Engraving Museum of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1994 - Acquisition Award, XX Biennial of Visual Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 1990 -"Palette of Honor" Award for Best Sculpture Exhibition 1989 Gallery Arawak, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. -1st. Audience Award Category Royalty, XVII National Visual Arts Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 1989 - Honorable Mention, Competition - "Bicentennial of the French Revolution", Maison de France, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 1988  - 1st Award and Silver Medal Buenos Aires - Salon Art on Paper, Argentina. 1986  -2nd Prize Sculpture Competition Young "Gabriela Mistral" Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -1st. Drawing Award, National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Group Show

2017 -Otra Dimención (Another Dimension / New Dominican Sculpture) Museo Fernando Peña Defillo, Dominican Republic.- Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA.-RESILIENCE, Inter-American Development Bank IDB Washington, DC.

2016 -5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos Community College / CUNY, NY. -BORINQUEYA an evolving travesty, Borimix The Clemente Soto Velez, NYC.-CASTAWAY, Wagner College, Spotlight Gallery, Staten Island. -Espacio Cerámico, National Gallery, Palace of Fine Arts, Dominican Republic. -Tyranny’s Tear, Mending a Dominican Trauma, Bronx Art Space, Bronx , NY.

2015-Art of the 5: We’ll take Manhattan, The Interchurch Center, NYC. - Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA -“X”, Casa Quien Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -Away Game, Hunter Ceramic at Queens College, Klapper Hall Gallery, Queens College, CUNY, NY -CERAMIC, Susan Stair & Ezequiel Taveras, The Project Space, NYC -La Lucha : Dominican Republic and Haiti, Visions of Tomorrow, Andrew Freedman Gallery, New York.

2014 -Elit -Tile, Fifth Ceramic Tile Triennial, Museo de Arte Modern, Dominican Republic. -Annual Spring Exhibition, Julio Valdez Studio, NY - Duarte, Visiones Compartidas , (Duarte, Shared Visions), Centro Leon, Santiago, Dominican Republic. -Port Richmond Transient Art Project, Staten Island, NY. -“With or without You”, Rene Melle Gallery, NY. - Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA.

2013 -20 Visual arts Group Show, Celebrate The Founding Father Bicentennial, Bronx Museum, New York - Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA. -50 Cajas Pintadas, Museo de Arte Moderno, Dominican Republic.

2012 - Interwoven Identities, Veracruz Institute of Culture (IVEC), Mexico. - Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA. - DREAM Project, Auction Benefits, Museo del Barrio, New York. - Espace Wallone, Bruselas, Belgica. - XVI century neumunster abbey, Luxemburgo

2011- 6eme Forum Transculturel D’Art Contemporain 2011, Port-au- Prince, Haiti. - Imágenes Sagradas Espacios Profano (Sacred Images – Profane Spaces), Identidad, Vanguardia y Religiosidad en la Plástica Dominicana, Museo de Arte Moderno, MAM, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. - Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA - Troyart Internacional Exhibition at Mube, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brasil. - Percepciones de la Virgen (Perceptions of the Virgin), Made en alto contraste, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2010 - Cerámica Contemporánea (Contemporary Ceramics ) Arcilla, Esmaltes y Fuego, Galería Arawak, Dominican Republic. -Elit -Tile, 4th Ceramic Tile Triennial, Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic. - II FiArt, (Feria Internacional de Arte) Palacio de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, DR. - Dream Box Project, District Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. - Orígenes, (Origins) Galería Praia, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic. - StandArte, Casa Club Punta Cana, Fundación Un techo para mi país, Punta Cana, DR

2009 - Two murals, "Chronology of a Patriot" and "Encounter of Two Races", Realiza dos murales , “Cronología sobre un Patriota” y “Encuentro de dos Razas”, Acero, Resina Plástica y Cerámica, Centro cultural Elías Piña, Frontera Dominico Haitiana, (Make two murals on the Haitian Dominican border).  - Objetos en Papel, Galería Arawak, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. - Cierra los Ojos y Mira, Exposición Táctil, (Close the Eyes and Look, Touch Exhibition), con motivo del bicentenario de Louis Brailer, Alianza Francesa, Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic.

2008 -Abro Art Gallery, WynWood Art District, Miami, FL. -XXII Concurso de Arte E. León Jiménes, Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic. -Memorias por los Menos, (Memories for the Less) Galería Alianza Francesa, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. -CER4MICA, Sala Ramón Oviedo, Ministerio De Cultura, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. -Seda Aguatinta: Grafica Pictórica/ Silk Aquatint: Painterly Graphics, Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery, USA

2007 - Persistencia en el  Grabado Puertorriqueño, Museo de las América, San Juan, Puerto Rico. - 27 Artistas Visuales Dominicanos, Centro Cultural de España, Lima, Perú

2006 - Elit -Tile, III Ceramic Tile Triennial, Museo de Arte Modern, Dominican Republic.

2005 - Artist-in-Residence Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Rep. Dom. - Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo Rep. Dominicana. -Seda Aguatinta: Grafica Pictórica/ Silk Aquatint: Painterly Graphics, San Juan, San German, Mayagüez, PR. Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, USA.

2004 -Artist-in-Residence, Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic. -Tokyo International Mini-Print Trienal 2005, Tama Art University, Japon.

2203 -“Doboq”, Primera muestra de obras sobre papel de plátano, Museo del Dibujo, DR -XI International Print Bienal Varna 2003, Graphic Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria. (Artista Invitado)

2002 -1ra. Bienal Argentina de Gráfica Latinoamericana, Museo del Grabado, BB AA, Argentina. - Elit -Tile, II Ceramic Tile Triennial 2002, Museo de arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom. -“El Cuerpo del Delito”, Museo de Arte Moderno, Artista Invitado.

2001 -“Intercambio 3 + 2”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, SJ, Puerto Rico. -”XIII Bienal del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe” San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2000 -1ra. Bienal Argentina de Gráfica Latinoamericana, Museo del Grabado, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1999 -Litografía Contemporánea, Centro Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. -International Small Engraving Salon, Romania. -Papeles Preciosos, Casa Jardín, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1998 -Tokyo International Mini Print Triennial , Tama Art University, Tokio, Japón -Exposición “Arte y Objeto”, Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo Nouveau, Santo Domingo DR. -”XII Bienal del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe” San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1997-International Independent Exhibition of Prints, Kanagawa, Japón. -”Primer Encuentro Internacional de Grabado en Pequeño Formato”, Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo Nouveau, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. -“QUINTAESENCIA”, Museo de Arte e Historia, San Juan, Puerto Rico. -“Homenaje al Poeta”, Galería Fundación Manuel del Cabral, Dominican Republic.

1996 -XVI Concurso de Arte E. León Jiménes, Centro de la Cultura, Santiago, Republica Dominicana. - Circuito, Galería Ultimo Arte, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom. -V Trienal Internacional de Arte Sztuki, Majdanek, Lublin, Polonia. -III Exposición de Arte Sacro, Parroquia San Vicente de Paúl, Sto. Dog. Rep. Dominicana. -XX Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.

 1995 -“Homenaje al poeta Manuel del Cabral”, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Sto. Dom., Rep. Dominicana. -”La Impronta Española y la Pintura Dominicana Contemporánea”, Centro de Cultura Hispánica, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana. . -“III Aniversario San Juan Conservation Studio”, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1994 -XIX Bienal de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Sto. Dgo., Rep. Dominicana. -I Trienal Internacional de Grabado, Bitola, República de Macedonia. -XV Concurso de Arte E. León Jiménez, Centro de La Cultura, Santiago; Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.

1993 -“La Joven Estampa”, Casa de Las América, La Habana, Cuba. -III Salón de Dibujo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana. -“La Facultad”, Altos de Chavón / La Escuela de Diseño, La Romana, Rep. Dominicana. -“Artistas en Residencia, Otoño 1993", Altos de Chavón, La Galería, La Romana, Rep. Dominicana. -X Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, San Juan,  Puerto Rico. -XX Bienal Internacional de Grabado Ljubljana, Galería Tivoli, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1992 -X Trienal Internacional de Grabado de Noruega, Biblioteca Municipal de Fredrikstad, Noruega. -XIV Concurso de Arte E. León Jiménes, Centro de la Cultura, Santiago; Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana. -“AMÉRICA” Universidad Federal de Juiz de Fora Minas Gerais, Brasil.

1991 -“15 Emergent Painters from the Dominican Republic” Museo de Arte de Las Américas, Organización de Los Estados Americanos (OEA) Washington, DC, USA -IX Bienal de San Juan de Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, Instituto de Cultura, San Juan, Puerto Rico. -“Festival de la Cultura Caribeña”, Santiago de Cuba. -“MUROS DE PAPEL” de Q-atro XXI, Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Rep. Dominicana.

1990 -“Gran Colectiva de Artistas Visuales”, Centro de La Cultura, Santiago, Rep. Dominicana. -XVII Bienal De Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana. -“MUTATIS MUTANDIS”, Galería Mi Galería, Chicago, EUA. -“Generación de los 80", Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom. -XIII Concurso de Arte E. León Jiménez, Centro de la Cultura, Santiago; Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana. -“Mini Print Internacional de Cadaques” Museo de Gava, Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona, España; Osaka, Kochi, Tokio, Sapporo, Japón.

1989 -Expo-Conjunta “PRESENCIAS” del Grupo Q-ATRO XXI, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico. -“Bicentenario de la Revolución Francesa”, Casa de Francia,. Rep. Dom. -“Cinco Talentos Jóvenes”, Galería ‘La Galería’, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.

1988 -“10 Sobre Papel desde la República Dominicana”, Museo RAYO, Roldanillo, Valle, Colombia. -Expo-Conjunta “DESMITIFICACIONES” de Q-ATRO XXI, Galería Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano y Galería Principal de Altos de Chavón, Rep. Dominicana. -Primer Festival de Las Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Rep. Dominicana. -II Salón de Arte sobre Papel, Galería de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1987 -XII Concurso de Arte E. León Jiménez, Centro de la Cultura, Santiago, Rep. Dominicana.

1986 -Concurso de Escultura Joven “Gabriela Mistral”, Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.