Ricardo Benaim, Venezuelan (1949 - )

  
Chronology
1949

Born in Caracas, Venezuela.

Education
1972

BA, Institute of Graphic Design, Fundacion Newman, Caracas, Venezuela

1980-82
Studied etching techniques in the Atelier 63 of Paris

Teaching Experience
1990

Instituto Federico Brand, Caracas, Venezuela.

1987
University of West Virginia, Huntington, West Virginia.

1986
Atelier 63, New York, NY.

1982-85
Pratt Graphics Center, New York, NY.


Awards
1984

Purchase Prize, Traditions & Alternatives, Potsdam, NY.

1984
Biennale de Miniaturas, Taga Caracas, Venezuela.

1982
Honorable Mention, Biennale de Dibujo y Grabado, Caracas, Venezuela.

1987
First Prize, Biennale of Latin American Art, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic,Art, New York, NY.


Selected One Person Exhibitions
1993
GAIA, Ambrosino Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1992
Museo de Artes Modernas, Caracas.

Tierra, Mironesmil Fine Art, Paris.

Tierra, Galeria Sextante, Bogota, Colombia.

1991
Libris, Reece Galleries, New York, NY.

In Libris, La Casa del Libro, San Jan, Puerto Rico.

1990
Reece Galleries, New York, NY.

In Libris, Galeria Via, Caracas.

1989
Galeria Euroamericana, Caracas.

Procesos, Centro Euroamericano, Caracas.

Les Voyages Oriniques, Miromesnil Fine Art, Paris.

1987
Galeria Art Decorum, Paris.

1986
Christie's Contemporary Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

1985
Advisors' Choice, Printmaking council of New Jersey, Somerville, NJ.

1982
Galeria Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.

1981
La Petite Seine, Paris

1980
Enchanted Castle, Galeria Moll, Lima, Peru.

1979
Windows and Graphics, Venezuelan Tourist Office, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions
1995-01
Selected Group Exhibitions, Reece Galleries, New York, NY.

1992
Monocromias Latinoamericanas, Museo de Arte De Maracay, Venezuela

Eco Art 92, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Entre Tropicos, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas.

LXI Salon Michelena, Ateneo de Valencia, Venezuela

Tierra! Palace of Culture, Italy

1991
Soul Art Festival, Korea

Surface Issue, Steven Haller Fine Art, New York, NY

De Caracas a Bogota, Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia

Bagdag de las Mil y Una Noche a la Tormenta del Desierto, Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, Caracas

Dissimilar Identities, Scott Allan gallery, New York, NY

Bienal de Guayana, Museo Jesus Soto, Bolivar

1987
Biennal of Latin American Art, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, NY

1985
Prints Ensuite, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY

New Experiments in Printmaking, AAA Gallery, New York, NY

International Small Print Competition, Pratt Graphics Center Gallery, New York.

1984
Grabado Norteamericano Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Traditions and Alternatives: Postdam Print 1984, Postdam, NY

2nd Biennal de Dibujo y Grabado, Museo la Rinconada, Caracas

II Biennal de Miniaturas, Taga Caracas

Belfast Art Academy, Belfast, North Ireland

1983
Architecture in Contemporary Prints,Pratt Graphics Center Gallery,New York,NY

Sechs junge kunstler aus Venezuela, Touring Exhibition, Bonn, Frankfurt, Munchen, Berlin and Hamburg.

Self Portraits, Espacio Alterno, Caracas

1982
Biennale de Dibujo y Grabado, Caracas

Joan Miro XXI international Drawing Competition, Barcelona, Spain

Salon Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela

1981
Artistes de L'Atelier 63, Paris

Galeria Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela

1980
Miniatures in Taga, Caracas


Outdoor Projects1982
A Pencil, 4.5m x .5m, Installation (montage) at the Place St Marks, Venice

A Pencil, 4.5m x .5m, Installation (montage) at the Arc de Carrousel, Paris

1981
Fish, 15m x 2.5m long (Xerox and Craft Paper) placed at "Quai des Grands Augustins,Paris"

Fish, 15m x 2.5m long (Xerox and Craft Paper) at the Place Beaubourg, Paris

1991-1998
As Educator, the artist has created and performed a series of group activities, integrating Art and Ecology:

Water Portfolio

The TGA Workshops

Tierralumina Project

Plaza Balza, Ateneo de Caracas.

Green Portfolio

Universidad Central de Venezuela

A Frame by the Earth

Project of Latinoamerican integration created an organized by the artist. Bogota, Caracas,and Habana.


Collections
Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Artist's Gallery

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