Francis Acea
Since 2002
Works in Miami United States of America

BIO
Born in Havana, Cuba, 1967.
Graduated at Havana Superior Design Institute. 1991.

Collaborations
The Artist Bank (2010-Present)
The Unreals (2009-Present)
* Ordo Amoris Cabinet collaborative (1994 - 2003)

Solo shows
No Money, No Glory. Holster Project. London, UK. 2010
D.B.A Joe. Panamerican Art Projects, Miami, US. 2008.
D.B.A nobody. Kunsthaus Miami, Miami, US. 2007.
D.B.A Francis Acea. Magnan Emrich Contemporary, NY. 2007
Safety Box. PM Gallery. Miami, US. 2006
Reality. Karpio+Facchini Gallery. Miami, US. 2003
Sweet Home. Espacio Aglutinador. Havana, Cuba. 2002*
Mousepads and Screensavers. ArtPace, San Antonio, US. 2001*
Summer Days. Frehrking Wiesehöfer Gallery, Köln, Germany. 2001*
A day like any other day. 7th Havana Biennale. 2000*
Living la vida. Sinpalabras’ studio. Havana, Cuba. 2000*
This is a Provisional Fence. Keep Out. Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana. 1999*
Antennas: Network transmission / Taxi Limosina. Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen / Kunsthaus Berlin, Germany. 1998*
Hiking Raffle. Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada. 1997*
Reinforced Concrete. Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba. 1997.*
Sugar-water and the Provisional Show. Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo y Diseno (MACD), San Jose, Costa Rica. 1996*
Una de Cada Clase. Next generation show. Center of Art and Design. Havana. Cuba. 1995*
Cuatro acentos para una exhibicion. Casa del Joven Creador, Havana, Cuba.
Nunca nadie muere. Posters. Ernest Hemingway Museum. Havana, Cuba.

Group shows
smART. Freedom Tower. Miami, US. 2010
Past is History, Future is Mystery. Freedom Tower. Miami, US. 2010
A sense of place. Carol Jazzar Contemporary. Miami, US. 2010
Primary Colors. Panamerican Art Projects, Miami, US. 2009
Gods and Rituals. Holster Project. London, UK. 2009
AURUM, Gold in contemporary Art, Centre PasquArt, Biel Bienne, Switzerland. 2008
Killing Time: An exhibition of Cuban artists from the 1980s to the present. Exit Art, Exit Art Underground. NY. 2007
PULSE ART Featured Artist Installation. Miami, US. 2006
Moving Image. Alonso Art. Miami, US. 2006
With eyes of stone and Water. Exhibition on tour.*
Gallery 3,14. , Norway. 2004.*
Ciurlionis National Art Museum, Lithuania, 2003.*
Helsinki City Art Museum (Tennis Palace), Helsinki, Finland. 2002*
Stretch. Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 2003*
La Huella Multiple. International Engravers exhibition, Havana, Cuba. 2002.*
FITAC. VIII Foro Internacional de Teoría de Arte Contemporáneo. 2002*
Prophets of Boom. Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. 2002*
Suspended Animation. Karpio+Facchini Gallery, Miami, FL, US. 2002*
Atravesados. Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain. 2002*
I’m Cuba / Double Play. Tirana Biennale. Tirana, Albany. 2001*
Short Stories. Fabbrica del Vappore Art Center, Milan, Italy. 2001*
La conjuncion de la nada. Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba. 2000*
Cuba presente!. Barbican Centre, London, UK. 1999*
Thinking Aloud. Hayward Gallery. Exhibition on tour.*
Candem Art Centre, London, UK. 1999*
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK. 1998*
Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. 1998*
Entropy at home. Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Germany. 1998*
The campaign against living miserably. Royal College of Art, London, UK. 1998*
The Russian Mountain. Troisieme Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique. Champ Libre, Montreal, Canada. 1997*
Una de cada clase. Next Generation Show. Art and Design Centre, Havana, Cuba. 1995*
Salon 150 Anniversary of Cuban Photography. IV Havana Biennial. 1991
Salon Construcción de la imagen fotográfica. III Bienal de La Habana, Fototeca de Cuba. 1989
Revolution by Design. Art & Design College. London, UK. 1989
First Salon de la Nueva Imagen Fotografica. Asociacion Hermanos Saiz. Havana, Cuba. 1989

Fellowships
01.3 ArtPace International Artist in Residency. San Antonio, Tx, US. 2001.
Ludwig Stiftung für Kunst und Internationale Verständigung, Aachen, Germany. 1998.
Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada. 1997.

Talks and Lectures
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US. 2004
FITAC. 8th International Forum of Theory and Contemporary Art. Monterrey, Mx. 2002.
Arts and Humanities Faculty, Havana University, Havana, Cuba. 2001.
Aachen Technical Institute, Art and Design Faculty. Aachen, Germany. 1998.
Royal College of Art, London, UK. 1998.
University of British Columbia, Canada, 1997.
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Canada. 1997.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo y Diseño, San Jose, Costa Rica. 1996.

Catalogues
AURUM, Gold in contemporary Art, CentrePasquArt Biel Bienne, Switzerland. 2008
Short Stories. Commune di Milano, Milan, Italy. 2001.
Havana Biennale. Catalogue. 2000.
Trabajando pa'l ingles. Barbican Center, London, UK. 1999.
This is a provisional Fence. Keep Out. Accross Havana in a Limosina. Havana, Cuba. 1999.
Thinking Aloud. Hayward Gallery Publishing London, UK. 1999.
The campaign against living miserably. Royal College of Art, London, UK. 1998.
The love order. Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst. Aachen, Germany. 1998.
Reinforced Concrete. Havana, Cuba. 1997.
Utopian Territories. New Art from Cuba. Catalogue. Vancouver, BC, Canada. 1997.

Books
Linda Pace, Jan Jarboe, Eleanor Heartney. Dreaming Red, Creating ArtPace. 2003.
Atravesados, Deslizamientos de identidad y genero. Fundacion Telefonica, May 2003.
Prophets of Boom. Staaliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden. Baden Baden, Germany. 2002.
Art Cuba. The New Generation. April 2001. Harry 'n' Abrams, NY, US.
Sullivan, Edward J. The Language of Objects in the Art of the Americas. Yale University Press. 2007.

Selected Press
Irina Leyva. Art Nexus. "Francis Acea". p. 168. N0. 67. Vol 6. Miami US. 2007.
Dinorah Perez-Rementeria. Arte al Dia Internacional. p.105. No 121. Miami, US. 2007.
Alejandra Villasmil. Arte al Dia Internacional. p.117. No 119. Miami, US. 2007.
Olivier Cayron. Art Scenes Magazine. p. 64-65. No 18. Paris, France. 2006.
Marisol Martell. Art Nexus. "Merrill Lynch Arteamericas". p. 114. N0. 61. Vol 5. Miami, US. 2006.
Carlos M. Luis. El Nuevo Herald. "Francis Acea y la realidad cotidiana". January 25. Miami, US. 2004
Lilian Fontana. " The New Wynwood Art District Circuit". Arte al Dia News. p. 9. Miami, US. 2004
Miguel Muniz. Milenio. Diario de Monterrey. "Gabinete Ordo Amoris". Interview. p.46. Monterrey. MX. April 6th, 2002.
Goddard, Dan R. (2008-01-02). "No sir, Mr. Castro, it's not art: A Cuban duo recycles things in thought-provoking ways". San Antonio Express: p. 1G.
Cuauhtemoc Medina. "El Ojo Breve. Una isla cada vez mas isla." Reforma Newspaper, 3 de Enero. p. 4c. Mx. DF. 2001
Quinones, Paul. Short Stories: La Fabrica del Vapore, Milano, Flash Art. 2001.
Walter Robinson. "Havana, Art Capital". Artnet Magazine. 2000.
Hilda Rodriguez. "Espacios para una comunicacion deseada". Revista Arte Cubano, No.3, pag 13. isbn 1024 8439. La Habana. Cuba. 2000
Ibem. Frencis Fernandez. pag 67.
Antonio Eligio (Tonel). Por la Habana en Limosina. Revista La Gaceta de Cuba, No.6, pag 22. isbn 0864 1706. La Habana. Cuba. 1999
Grant, Simon. Imagination at full stretch. Evening Standard, May 12, London, 1999.
Ian Hunt. Review. Thinking Aloud. Art Monthly Magazine. No.2. UK. 1999
Greess, Gabriela. “Überlebenskunst”, Süddeutsche Zeitung (July) Germany. 1998
Naomi Blum. Naomi Blum visited Thinking Aloud with Art Monthly critic Patricia Bickers. Art Monthly Magazine. UK. 1998
Nelson Moya and Luis F. Quiroz. Interview. Revista Fanal (MADC), No.14, pag. 24. issn 1408 1321. San Jose, Costa Rica. 1996.
Molina, Juan Antonio.“Ordo Amoris. Hacia un diseño pragmatico”, La Gaceta de Cuba, No. 4. 1996.
Alberdi, Virginia, “The Next Generation”, Arte Cubano No. 2. 1995.