CURRICULUM

  • Rafael Barrios Arias

    Baton Rouge, USA (1947)
  • RAFAEL BARRIOS ARIAS

    BATON ROUGE, USA (1947)
  • EDUCATION


     

    1982 — Master Degree, Art and Existential Philosophy, New York University, USA

    1973 — Bachelor Degree in Art, Communication and Design, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada

    1970 — College Degree, Art Mention, Ashbury College, Otawa, Canada

    1963 — Drawing and Art classes, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

  • ART EDUCATION CAREER


     

    1992 — Seminar Fuentes y Obstrucciones al Arte, Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IDEA), Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela

     1982 — Conference The thin line between Art and Design, New York University, USA

     1974/1977 — Advertising and 3D Design, Instituto de Diseño Newmann, Caracas, Venezuela

     1973 — Art Director for the project The Toronto Idea, Toronto Architects Association, Canada

     1972 — Art Director for UNESCO

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS


     

    2018 — Art of the World Gallery - Individual August 10 - October 15 - Houston, Texas

    2017 — Rafael Barrios Abyssal. Galerie Rauchfeld Paris, France

                  Personnal Exhibition - Hôtel Les Cures Marines - Trouville-sur-Mer - France. Galerie Rauchfeld Paris, France.

    2016 — Volumenes Virtuales. Proyecto Contemporaneo. Madrid Spain.

                  LA Art Show, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris)

                  Rafael Barrios Virtual Juggle, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

    2014 — Rafael Barrios Virtual Levitations, Bel Air Fine Art Gallery, Saint-Tropez, France

    2013 — Insondable, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, France Unfathomable, Art Sawa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

                  Unfathomable, Art Sawa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    2012 — Rafael Barrios on Park Avenue, Art Nouveau Gallery, New York, USA

                  Unfathomable, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

    2011 — Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France

    2008 — Laboratorio, La Cuadra Creativa Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

    2004 — Galerie Lavignes Bastilles, Paris, France

    1994 — Ralleigh Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

    1993 — Sala de Arte del Sur, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela

    1987 — Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofi Imber, Caracas, Venezuela

                  Galería Sotavento, Caracas, Venezuela

    1983 — Bloomingdales, Bergoff Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Sacks Fifth Avenue, New York, USA

    1982 — Novo Arts Gallery, New York, USA

    1981 — Art et Industrie Gallery, New York, USA

    1980 — Slash 80, Cayman Gallery, New York, USA

    1978 — Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela

  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


     

    2019 — Art Palm Beach January 2019-Gallery Ascaso

          Art Madrid January 2019-Galeria Hispanica/Miguel de las heras      

          Art Wynwood February 2019-Ascaso Gallery

          Art Open February 2019-Ascaso Gallery

          Art New York May 2019-Art of the World Gallery

          Solo Exhibition-Ontological Curiosity-Museum of Coral Gables, Miami, FL December 2019

          Sculpture Pause in the City of Coral Gables December 2019

    2018 — Artbo 2018 - Galeria RGR + ART Oct 25-28 - Bogota, Colombia.

          Zona Maco Mexico Arte Contemporaneo - February 2018 - Galeria RGR + ART-Mexico

          Galerie Pascal Janssens - Cape Town Art Fair - February 2018 - Cape town South Africa.

          London Exhibition - Structurally Scrumptious - Bel Air Fine Art- Oct 5 - Nov 5, London.

          Encounters Art Space - May 4th - Brighton.

          Ascaso Gallery - Art Miami 2018 - Miami Fl

          Galeria RGR + ART- Art Miami 2018 - Miami Fl

          Art Scape Lab - Art Miami 2018 - Miami Fl

          Parmigiani Fleurier - Monumental Sculpture - December 2018 - Design District, Miami Fl

    2017 — Museo de Bellas Artes, Magda Arria. Lima Peru.

          Zona Maco, Galeria RGR+ART (Venezuela), Mexico DF

          Art Marbella. Proyecto Contemporaneo. Marbella Spain.

          Art Madrid. Proyecto Contemporaneo. Madrid Spain.

          Dialogos Contemporaneos. Proyecto Contemporaneo. Madrid Spain.

          FNB Joburg Art Fair. Contemporary African Art. Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium.

          Venice Biennale. Galerie Bel Air Fine Art. Venice, San Marco.

          ICFF. Tranter-Sinni Gallery. Miami Florida.

          Luxury Living. Miami Florida.

          Miso Chic. Miami Symphony Orchestra. Adrienne Arsht Center. Miami Florida.

          “Illusions artistiques” - Centre culturel de la ville de Guyancourt - France. Galerie Rauchfeld Paris, France.

          Art Miami. Galeria RGR+ART (Venezuela), Mexico DF

          Rolex Boutique Luxury Swiss. Miami Florida.

          Luxury Living. Miami Florida.

    2016 — Zona Maco, Galeria RGR+ART (Venezuela), Mexico DF

          LA Art Show, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris)

          Lille Art Fair, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris)

          Context New York, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris)

          Art Wynwood, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami

          Pinta 2016, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami

    2015 — Art Paris, Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium

          Art Miami New York, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami

          Art London, Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium

          Seattle Art Fair , Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami

          Art Aspen, m+v ART (Miami), Aspen, USA

          Art Houston, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami

          Art Palm Beach, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris) Miami, USA

          Art Miami, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami

          Art Miami, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), Miami

          Zona Maco, Galeria RGR+ART (Venezuela), Mexico DF

          Lille Art Fair, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris)

    2014 — Art Houston, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA

          Art Silicon, RGR+Art (Venezuela), San Francisco

          Art Silicon, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), San Francisco

          Sofa Chicago, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), Chicago

          Art Miami, Art Nouveau Gallery Miami, USA, Miami

          Art Miami, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), Miami

          Art Elysees, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris)

          Art Palm Beach, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris) Miami, USA

          Mia Sea Fair, Galerie Rauchfeld (Paris) Miami, USA/p>

          Zona Maco, Galeria RGR+ART (Venezuela), Mexico DF

          Art Wynwood, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

          Art Wynwood, Galerie Bernd Lausberg (Düsseldorf), Miami, USA

          Art Aspen, m+v ART (Miami), Aspen, USA

    2013 — Art Wynwood, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

          ArteAmerica, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

          Art Paris, Pascal Janssens Galerie (Ghent), Paris, France

          Pinta London, LGM Arte Internacional (Bogota), London, UK

          Art Southamptons, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), Southampton, USA

          Art Ghent, Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium

          Feria Iberoamericana de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela

          Art Aspen, m+v ART (Miami), Aspen, USA

          Houston Fine Art Fair, Art Nouveau (Miami), Houston, USA

          Korean International Art Fair, LGM Arte Internacional (Bogota), Seoul, Korea

          Pinta New York, Art Nouveau (Miami), New York, USA

          Art Miami, Art Nouveau, Miami, USA

          Abu Dhabi Art, Art Sawa, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    2012 — Art Wynwood, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

          The Armory Show, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), New York, USA

          ArteAmerica, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

          Art Paris, Pascal Janssens Galerie (Ghent), Paris, France

          Pinta London, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), London, UK

          Southamptons, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), Southampton, USA

          Art Houston, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), Houston, USA

          Art Ghent, Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium

          Pinta New York, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), New York, USA

          Art Miami, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

          Art Toronto, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

          Feria Iberoamericana de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela

          Art Bruxelles, Pascal Janssens Galerie (Ghent), Brussels, Belgium

          Art Cologne, Lausberg Contemporary (Dusseldorf), Cologne, Germany

          25th Anniversary Exhibition, Art Nouveau Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela

          Art Shanghai, LGM Arte Internacional (Bogota), Shanghai, China

          Korea International Art Fair, LGM Arte Internacional (Bogota), Seoul, Korea

          Perspectivas del arte latinoamericano 1950-2012, Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City, Beijing, China

    2011 — MIA Art Fair - Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

          ArteAmérica - Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

          Pinta Art Fair - LGM Gallery (Bogota), London, UK

          Pinta Art Fair, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami) New York, USA

          Houston Art Fair, Art Nouveau Gallery (Miami), Houston, USA

          Art Miami, Lausberg Contemporary (Toronto), Miami, USA

          Art Toronto, Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

          Art Toronto, Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada

          Art Cologne, Lausberg Contemporary (Dusseldorf), Cologne, Germany

          Art Bruxelles, Pascal Janssens Galerie, (Ghent) Brussels, Belgium

          Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

    2010 — "Beyong Painting", Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

          "A Collective Sum", Ideobox Artspace, Miami, USA

          "Espacio Otro"/ Alternate Space, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain

          "Geometric Abstraction & Kinetic Art", Pascal Janssens Galerie, Ghent, Belgium

          "Relief & Sculpture", Art Nouveay Gallery, Miami, USA

          "Pequeña Escala"/ Small Scale, Galería la Cuadra. Caracas, Venezuela

          Arte América, Gabriela Benaim Gallery (Caracas), Miami, USA

          Art Chicago, Lausberg Contemporary (Toronto), Chicago, USA

          Art Chicago, Rukaj Gallery (Toronto), Chicago, USA

          Art Toronto, Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada

          Art Miami, Lausberg Contemporary (Toronto), Miami, USA

          Art Miami, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami, USA

          ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia

    2009 — Art Miami, represented by Dotfiftyone Gallery, Miami, USA

          Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Cometa Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          ArtBo, Bogota, Colombia

          Galerie Lavigne Bastilles, Paris, France

    2008 — Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

          Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France

          Galerie Lavignes Bastille, Paris, France

          Chicago Art Fair, USA

    2007 — Expo Capuy Homenaje al Cuadrado, Caracas, Venezuela

          Expo Obra Monumental, La Cuadra Creativa Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          Arte Bogota, Graphis CB2 Gallery, Bogota, Colombia

          Galerie Lavignes Bastille, Paris, France

          Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France

          Museum Shanghai Sculpture Space, China

          Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

          Art Nouveau Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela

          Alternative Space Exhibition, Chicago, USA

    2006 — II Geometric Art Exhibition, Espacio de Artes Yumares, Caracas, Venezuela

          Art Miami, Miami, USA

          Arte Americas, Miami, USA

          Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France

          Galerie Lavignes Bastille, Paris, France

          Art Nouveau Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela

    2005 — Art Miami, Miami, USA

          Arte Americas, Miami, USA

          Galerie Deprez-Bellorget, Paris, France

          Galerie Lavigne Bastilles, Paris, France

          Toronto International Art Fair, Canada

    2004 — Espacio Cultural Capuy, Caracas, Venezuela

          Art + Gallery, Miami, USA

          Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

          Art Nouveau Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela

          Galeire D´arte Conteporain et Moderne, Paris, France

          Galerie Deprez – Bellorget, Paris, France

          Arte America, Miami, USA

    2002 — Art Miami, Felipe Grimberg, USA

          Palm Beach Art Fair, Felipe Grimberg, USA

          30x30 Exhibition, Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

          Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Canada

    2001 — Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, represented by Hector Iguini, Caracas, Venezuela

          Toronto International Art Fair, represented by Moros Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          Guest artist, IV Bienal Barro de América, Centro de Arte Lía Bermúdez, Maracaibo, Venezuela

    2000 — Senderos Escultóricos, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas, Venezuela

          Moros Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela

          Arte Tres Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          Ocre Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          Díaz Mancini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          Dimaca Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

    1999 — Dimaca Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          La Cuadra Creativa Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          Santa Fé Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

          Moros Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela

          Graphics CB2 Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

    1998 — International exhibition Three decades of Venezuelan Sculptures, Middle East tour

    1996 — Bienal de Artes Visuales Mercosur, Porto Alegre, Brazil

    1995 — Guest artist, VII Bienal de Escultura, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Narváez, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

          Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, represented by Grupo Li Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

    1994 — II Bienal Barro de América, Sofía Imber Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas, Venezuela

          Art Miami, Miami, Florida,USA

    1991 — I Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Graphics CB2 Gallery, Caracas,Venezuela

    1990 — Panorama de las Artes Visuales en Venezuela, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

    1989 — Ernst Alexander Gallery, Washington, USA

    1988 — Casa Bonita, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela

    1987 — La Conquista del Espacio, Espacio Alterno K18, VIII Documenta, Kassel, Germany

    1984 — I Bienal de Escultura, Francisco Narváez Contemporary Art Museum, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

          Nuevas Tendencias del Mueble, Art et Industrie Gallery, New York, USA

    1983 — Salón Nacional de Jóvenes Artistas, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela

          Casa Guipuzcoana, La Guaria, Venezuela

    1982 — I Salón Nacional de Escultura, Museo de Arte de Barquisimeto, Barquisimento, Venezuela

          II Bienal de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela

    1981 — Evaluation of the last decade of contemporary art, Sorrento, Italia Expo Art, Bari, Italia

    1979 — Art et Industrie Gallery, New York, USA

    1974 — Ontario College of Art, Canada

    1973 — Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada

          Ontario College of Art, Canada

    1972 — Ontario College of Art, Canada

          11th Annual Art Show, Toronto, Canada

    1971 — Arts and letters Club, Toronto, Canada

  • PRIVATE COLLECTIONS


     

    Don Juan Carlos de Borbón, King of Spain

    Gloria Von Untaxis, Princess of Germany

    Movilnet, Caracas, Venezuela

    World Bank, Caracas, Venezuela

    Jesús Soto

    Fundación Cultural Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela

    Citgo, Thompson Brothers, Houston, Texas, USA

    Electricidad de Caracas, Venezuela

    Banco Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela

    Art et Industrie Gallery, New York, USA

    Coca-Cola International, New York, EEUU

    Gustavo and Patricia Cisneros

    Miguel Haussman

    Eduardo Bolber

    Carlos and Mercedes Zuloaga

    Juan Carlos Escotet

    Procter & Gamble, Caracas, Venezuela

    Kazumi Yoshida

    Skuli Mogensen, WOWAir, Reykjavik, Iceland

    Dimensional Fund Advisors, Austin, Texas

    Robert and Soledad Hurst, Aspen, Colorado

    Hidalgo Socorro

    Braulio Perez

  • PERMANENT COLLECTIONS


     

    Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada

    Carmenn Lamanna Foundation, Toronto, Canada

    Museo de Esculturas al aire libre, Alcalá de Henares, España

    Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

    Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela

  • MONUMENTAL SCULPTURES


     

    2014 — Nimbus Levitante, Naples Wine Festival, Naples, USA

    2009 — Tapis, Midtown Miami, USA

          Triphasique, Midtown Miami, USA

    2006 — Rising Horizons, Sunny Isles, Miami, USA

    2003 — Vertical Dislocado, Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela

          Levitation, Murano Grande Building by Philippe Starck, Miami Beach, USA

    1997 — Tercer Horizonte II, Carupano, Venezuela

    1994 — Vertical dislocado en tres tiempos, Miranda State Goverment, Venezuela

    1993 — Vertical dislocado, Kristine Building, Caracas, Venezuela

    1992 — Tercer Horizonte, La Fontanilla Park, Palos de la Frontera, Spain

          Levitación apocalíptica proyectada, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela

    1991 — Apocalipsis levita, Banco Provincial Presidency, Caracas, Venezuela

    1990 — Trazos del nimbo, Seguros Venezuela Building, Caracas, Venezuela

    1988 — Horizontes ascendentes, CorpBanca Building, Caracas, Venezuela

    1985 — Levitación I, Plaza Sucre Metro Station, Caracas, Venezuela

    1983 — Obelisco levitante, Interalúmina, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela

    1980 — Apocalipsis levitante, Sofía Imber Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas, Venezuela

          Triphasique, Midtown Miami, USA

  • AWARDS


     

    1992 — Condecoración de la Excelentisima Diputado Provincial de la Frontera granted by Spain for his sculpture "Tercer Horizonte" in commemoration of the 500 years of the discovery of the

          Americas

    1982 — CANTV I Salón Nacional de Escultura, Museo de Arte de Barquisimeto, Venezuela

          II Bienal de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela

    1981 — Salón de Jóvenes Artistas, Sofía Imber Contemporary Art Museum, Caracas, Venezuela

    1980 — Bolsa de Trabajo de la Gobernación del Distrito Federal, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela

    1963 — Nacional de Pintura Juvenil, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela