Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco), Cuba (1949 - )

 "The light emanating from painting's interior is both surprising and sensual, and lays out the terrain on which figures will be moving(...)
Poet Victor Casaus has said that Choco enters the new millenium carrying the certainties of Creole beauty, the magic of his culture's roots and the timely interrogations that shape the identity of his beloved island."


Profile

1949 Born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
1963 Art Instructors School, Cuba
1970 National Art School, CubaFaculty of Art and Literature in the Havana University, Havana, Cuba

Awards and Mentions

1976 First Mention in engraving. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
1977 First Prize in engraving. Youth National Salon, Havana, CubaFirst Prize in painting. Youth National Salon, Havana, Cuba
1978 First Prize in Drawing. FAR, Cuba
1981 First Prize. UNEAC Salon, Cuba
1982 Mention in drawing. UNEAC Salon, Cuba
1983 Second Mention "Encuentro de Grabadores", Cuba
1985 First Prize in drawing. UNEAC, Cuba
1986 First Prize in drawing. UNEAC, Cuba
1991 Honorable Mention. Bulgaria Graphics Salon, Bulgaria
1994 First Prize. Small Format Engravings Salon, Orense, Spain
1999 Grand Prix. Prints International Triennial of Kochi, Kochi, Japan

Collections

Fine Art Museum of Havana, Cuba
Africa Museum, Chicago, USA
Engraving Museum, Mexico City, Mexico
Queretaro Museum, Mexico
Miro Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Ludwing Foundation, Germany
Tama University Museum, Japan
Collection "Arte de Nuestra America" Haydee Santamaria Gallery,
Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba

Professional experience

1970-72 Imparts undergraduate courses at the Jose Joaquin Tejada School in Santiago de Cuba.
1973 Professor of Art in National Art School, Cuba
1989 Courses for graduate in Galicia Region and Popular University of Villanueva de Arosa, Spain.
1999 Collagraph Courses in Miro Foundation of Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Realizes engraving works in Brandy Wine Engraving Studio, Philadelphia, USA.

Solo exhibitions

1976 Galeria Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
1977 "Hombres de Mocha" Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1978 Galeria Central de la Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
1980 Galeria de Arte Bayamo, Cuba
Galeria Barrio Viejo, Stockholm, Sweden
1981 Mission Gallery, San Francisco, USA
1982 Francisco Javier Baez Engraving Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1984 Local Cultural House of Havana Municipality Center, Havana, Cuba
Pyramid Culture House, Mexico D.F.
1987 "Cosas Sueltas": Galeria Plaza Vieja; Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales, Havana, Cuba
1989 Malaga Provincial Hall, Spain
1992 "Una Transparencia Cubana" Cuban International Press Center. Havana, Cuba.
"Una Transparencia Cubana" Engraving Museum, Mexico
Rey Herodes Cultural House, Mexico
Pedro Domecq Gallery, Mexico
1993 Alonso Gallery, Bogota, Colombia
"Para el Amigo Sincero" Coyoacan Cultural Forum
1994 Joan Miro Foundation Studio, Spain
1995 Atlantic Gallery, La Coruna, Spain
Medioevo Gallery Fuenterrabia, San Sebastian, Spain
1996 "En la Zona del Crepusculo" Matomayor Castle, Galicia, Spain
"Engravings" Domingo Ravenet Gallery, Havana, Cuba
Gallery of Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
1998 "Engravings" La Casona, Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales, Havana, Cuba
"De Muros y Transparencias" Pablo de la Torriente Cultural Center. Havana, Cuba.
1999 "Engravings" PROMO-ARTE Latin American Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Engravings" Accostage Gallery, Takamatsu, Japan
"Sortenado Caminos" Acacia Gallery. Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibitions

1976 "Expo-Cuba. Paris, France
1978 Gallery of Painters Association of Lunanda, Angola
1989 Provincial Hall of Malaga Palace. SpainAteneo de Arosa Hall, Galicia, SpainUXT Hall. Vigo,
SpainChinchon Castle. Madrid, SpainWonder Building Hall. Barcelona,
SpainThird Drawing Competition. El Ferrol, La Coruna, Spain
1991 Queretaro Regional Museum. Mexico
1992 Pedro Domecq Gallery,. Mexico
1993 Alonso Gallery. Bogota, Colombia
1995 XI Latin American and Caribbean Engraving Biennial of San Juan. Puerto Rico.
1996 "El Amor y el Papel" Graphic Experimental Studio of Havana. Cuba
1997 "Manierismo Magistral" Silk Screen Studio. Havana, Cuba
"Grabados Cubanos" Graphic Experimental Studio of Havana. Cuba
"Homenaje a Pablo" Los Oficios Gallery. Old Havana, Cuba
"De los Origenes a la Exclusividad" Santa Isabel Hotel. Havana,
CubaSmall format Engraving Biennial of Santo Domingo'97 Osaka Triennial of Prints, Osaka, Japan
1998 Cuban Contemporary Art Exhibition Cubart Ex '98, Touring Exhibition: Okinawa Urasoe Art Museum,
Tokyo Hill Side Terrace; Promo-Arte Latin American Art Gallery,
Tokyo and City Gallery of Fukushima, Japan.Engraving Salon. ArgentineSapporo Biennial.
JapanContemporary Art Salon. Havana, Cuba"Homenaje al Ballet" Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1999 IV International Prints Triennial of Kochi, Kochi, Japan
"Engravings" Washington, USA
"Judges Exposition of La Joven Estampa's Prize" Casa de las Americas. Havana, Cuba.
2000 "....social, intellectual and chic....." Destilera Havana Club Foundation. Havana, Cuba.
"Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Art Exhibition" Miura Museum of Art, Matsuyama, Japan.
"4 Artists Grand Prix "Awarded from Prints Triennial of Kochi in Hoshigaoka Art Village, Kochi, Japan
2002 "The Fifth Kochi International Triennial Exhibition" Kochi, Japan
"Seis Artistas, 6 Colores" Hoshigaoka Art Village, Kochi, Japan

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