René PEÑA

Gallery

  • 2003 Tirage argentique 76 x 99 cm
  • 2003 Tirage argentique 48 x 60 cm
  • 2002 Tirage argentique 44 x 58 cm
  • 2000 Tirage argentique
  • 2002 Tirage argentique 3/5 76 x 99 cm
  • 2003 Tirage argentique 1/5 43 x 58 cm
  • 2000 Tirage argentique 58,5 x 29 cm
  • 2001 Tirage argentique 46,5 x 58 cm
  • 2007 Impression Lamba Edition 4/5 120x134 cm
  • 2008 Photo edition de 2/5 impression lambda 120 x 134 cm
  • 2007 Impression Lambda édition de 1/3 245x172 cm
  • 2007 Impression Lambda édition de 3/5 120x134 cm
  • 1995 Tirage argentique, 58.5 x 47 cm
  • 1996 Tirage argentique 56 x 80.5 cm
  • 2001 Tirage argentique 1/5 47 x 50 cm
  • 2001 Tirage argentique
  • Man made material 1997 Tirage argentique 58 x 46 cm

Artist's statement

René PEÑA

Artist's statement: 

"In my photography, skin represents human beings. Our flesh has been used in different ways, as grist for the mill, to barricade, and in lust. So, I have decided to make use of my own skin. I have polished it, washed it, and pressed it and, at the end, I have reproduced it to decorate rooms and galleries. It has become a trophy like deer antlers or rhinoceros horns. It can be used as patterns for wall paper, carpets and tapestries. 

My work does not permit the recognition of an individual, only parts are seen but there are no fingerprints. These images do not culminate in a personal description. In one way or another we are all raw material for the same project." 

Bio

RENÉ de Jesús PEÑA González 

Born in 1957, in Havana, Cuba. 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS : 

2008 Black Album(FOTOLOGìA 6 opening), Santa Fe Gallery. Bogotà, Colombia 

Icon. Sala Alterna, Santa Fe Gallery. Bogotà, Colombia 

2007 Negative relations (with Marta Marìa Pérez), Gallery Habana, Havana, Cuba 

Renè Peña, Galerie 23y12. Havana, Cuba 

2006 Renè Peña. Photography as a ritual. Casa Bénito Juarez. Havana, Cuba 

Icon. IX Havana Biennal, Casa de Asia Gallery, Havana, Cuba 

Territories and Cartographies in black and white, Renè Peña, Fran Herbello, Gallery C-5 (Santiago of Compostela). International Fair of Engraving and of Edition of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain 

2005 Descartes. Espacio Abierto Gallery, Havana, Cuba 

René Peña. Fotografías del cuerpo (Photographs of the body). Casa de Mexico Gallery. Havana, Cuba 

2004 Public Duty, Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba 

Renè Peña. Photographies. Intemporel Gallery, Paris, France 

SELECTED COLLECTIVE SHOWS: 

2008 Sutil Violento, National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo, Uruguay ; Cultural Center Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Homo Nudi. Photothèque de Cuba. La Havane, Cuba 

Group Therapy, Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid, Spain 

We are porno, sì. First International annual Pornographic art event. Galerie Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba 

Arboleda, El cuerpo es cuerpos, International Contemporary Art Festival 08. Cultural Institute of León, Mexico 

Art Fair Bâle-latina, (Basel, Switzerland) ; La Casona Gallery. Havana, Cuba 

2007 Of one and another, Contemporary cuban Plastic. Carriòn Vival Gallery. Bogotà, Colombia 

Bridge Art Fair Miami 2007, C-5 Gallery. Santiago de Compostela, Spain 

Berliner Liste 2007 (Berlin, Germany). Galerie C-5. Santiago de Compostela, Spain 

Cuba Avant-Garde. The Faber Collection. Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida. Gainesville, USA 

2006 Manuel d' Instructions, alternative Exhibition, IX Biennial of Havana, Convent of Santa Clara, Havana, Cuba 

Colaterals, Havana Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland 

Here and Now, Intemporel Gallery. Paris, France 

Transmirada, Son Espace Gallery. IV-Bienal of Photography Xavier Miserachs. Palafrugell, Spain. 

2005 Regards, Pomiglian Festival,. Naples, Italy 

Art Basel 2005. Diana Lowenstein Fine Art Chicago Gallery, USA 

FotoSeptiembre. Annual Salon of photography. Intimidad México – Cuba. Historic Center, México D.F., Mexico 

Entropicos. Festival of the Foundation Paiz. Antigua, Guatemala 

National Black Fine Art Show, USA, with Intemporel gallery. 

Art Off the Main, USA, with Intemporel gallery. 

2004 ARCO International Fair. Joan Guaita Art. Madrid, Spain 

Armory Show. Nina Menocal Gallery, New Cork, USA 

2003 Art Chicago. La Casona Gallery. Chicago. USA 

COLLECTIONS : 

National Museum Of Fine Arts. Havana. Cuba 

MALBA (Museum of Latinamerican Art of Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Collection Nuestra América, Casa de las Américas. La Havana. 

Fototeca de Cuba. Havana. 

Reinhard‘s Schultz Collection. Germany 

Archives for Photographs Tuscany ltaly. 

Southeast Museum of Photography Daytona, USA 

Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, USA 

Duhran Contemporary Art Gallery New Mexico, USA 

Throck Morton Fine Arts. New York. USA 

Provincial Collection of Hainault. Belgium. 

Lehigh University Pennsylvania, USA 

Private collections in Switzerland, United-States, Germany