José Manuel Fors

Born in 1956 - Cuba

BIOGRAPHY

José Manuel Fors was born in 1956 in Havana, Cuba.

He graduated from the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Cuba, in 1976. He continued his studies at the Museology Institute in Havana, in 1986.

In 1999, he is awarded a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. Works of José Manuel Fors have been acquired by the following institutions:
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba ; Fototeca de Cuba ;
Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba ; the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston or the Fundación Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, Venezuela.

In 1989, José Manuel Fors won the gold medal at the 49th International Photography Salon in Japan. In 1999, he was decorated with the Distinction for National Culture in Havana, Cuba.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2011
“Fragments”, PanAmerican Art Project, Miami, (USA)

2008
“Objetos”, Galería La Casona, La Havane, (Cuba)

2006
“Objetos”, Fotográficos, Auditorio de Galicia, Saint Jacques de Compostelle, (Spain)
“Historias Circulares”, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Havane, (Cuba)

2005
“Boy Cott Art Gallery”, Brussels, (Belgium)

2004
“Las Cartas”, Casa de las Américas, La Havane, (Cuba)
“Largas Cartas”, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, (USA)

2003
“Los Objetos”, Geukens & De ViI Contemporary Art, Knokke- Zoute, (Belgium)
“Círculos”, Fototeca de (Cuba), La Havane, (Cuba)

2002
“Fallen Leaves”, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, (USA)

2001
“Mirages of Absence”, Beadleston Gallery, New York, (USA)

GROUP SHOWS

2013
8e édition de Slick Art Fair, Paris, (France)

2012
11e Biennale de La Havane, (Cuba)

2011
“Urbanitas” PanAmerican Art Project, Miami, (USA)
“Cuban Visions”, Metropolitan Pavillion, New York, (USA)
ArtLA2011, Los Angeles, (USA)

2010
"Alicia Alonso Dances Here Tonight", Magnan Metz Gallery, New York, (USA)
"Encuentros", Sala Retiro, Caja Madrid, (Spain)
Art LA à Los Angeles

2009
"Cronos", Galería La Casona de La Havane, (Cuba)
10e Biennale de La Havane, (Cuba)

2008
“Rodeado de agua: Expresión de Libertad y aislamiento en el arte Cubano contemporáneo”, Boston University Art Gallery, (USA)
“Isla in Continente”, Galería Nacional de Arte Fundarte, Tegucigalpa, (Honduras)

2007
“Homing Devices”, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, (USA)

2006
“Arte de Cuba”, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Río de Janeiro , Brasilia, (Brazil)

2005
“Fotografía Cubana Contemporánea”, Galería San Lucas 9, Madrid, (Spain)

2000
9e Fotobienal de Vigo, (Spain)

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