Ricardo G. Elías

(b. Trinidad, 1969)

Ricardo G. Elías graduated from the Studio of Photojournalism of the Cuban Union of Journalists in 1993. Among his most important solo exhibitions are Dry Gold II (10th Havana Biennial, San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, Havana, Cuba, 2009); Dry Gold (La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba, 2008); Past Prosperities (with Dick Groot, Cuban Photographic Library, Havana, Cuba, 2007); Too Much Sugar Produces Bitterness (Servando Gallery, Havana, Cuba, 2005); and History Will Absolve Me (Cuban Arts Festival, Exit Art Gallery, New York, 2005). In 2007 he collaborated with artists Jose Angel Toirac and Meira Marrero in the project Orbis: Tribute to Walker Evans, presented at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana. He has exhibited in group exhibitions internationally, such as ART Madrid 2010 (Casa de Campo Convention Center, Madrid, Spain), the 31st Pontevedra Biennial (Pontevedra Museum, Galicia, Spain), the 25th Sao Paulo Biennial (Marta Traba Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil); in addition to the Hunterdon Museum in Clinton, New Jersey; the Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona; the Kornhausforum in Bern, Switzerland; the National Museum of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the Costa Rican Museum of Art in San Jose, Costa Rica; the White Water Gallery in North Bay, Ontario, Canada; the Autika Gallery in Athens, Greece; and the Zerdust Sanat Gallery, Ankara, Turkey. In 2002 he was an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, such as the Second Prize of the National Salon of Photography, granted by the National Council of Visual Arts (Cuban Photographic Library, Havana, 1999), and the First Prize of the 8th International Cuenca Biennial (Cuenca, Ecuador, 2004). 

Selected Works