Rubén Torres Llorca
(b. Havana, 1957)
Rubén Torres Llorca graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts (1976) and the Superior Institute of Art (1981), both in Havana. He participated in Volumen Uno, the groundbreaking exhibition that transformed Cuban art in the early 1980s, along with José Bedia, Juan Francisco Elso, José Manuel Fors, Ricardo Rodríguez Brey, among others. Some of his most notable solo exhibitions are One of Us Can Be Wrong and Other Essays at Juan Ruiz Gallery in Miami, FL (2012); The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Guilty, at the Puerto Rico Museum of Art in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2008); Una historia para niños basada en un crimen real (A Story for Children Based On a Real Crime) at the Spanish Cultural Center in Coral Gables, FL (2007); Easy to Build/Modelo Para Armar at the Frost Art Museum in Miami, FL (2006); So Quiet in Here at Museo del Barrio, New York, NY (1998); El hombre incompleto (The Incomplete Man) at Habana Gallery in Havana (1988); and Estrictamente Personal (Strictly Personal) at Fototeca de Cuba in Havana (1987). His works are part of the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana; the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany; the Museo del Barrio in New York, NY; the Perez Art Museum in Miami, FL; the Lowe Art Museum at Miami University in Coral Gables, FL; the Bass Museum in Miami Beach, FL; the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, FL; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Michoacan, Mexico.