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Carlos Betancourt

Born in 1966 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Artist Carlos Betancourt was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1981 he moved to Miami Beach, Florida. Mr. Betancourt’s artwork is part of public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, the Miami Art Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas, the Bass Museum in Miami Beach, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Museo de Arte Ponce, the Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno in the Canary Islands, the Museum of Latin American Art in California, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, and the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami.

Mr. Betancourt’s artwork has been included in multiple solo and group exhibits as well as art fairs such as Art Basel and Arco. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Florida Department of State Millennium Cultural Recognition Award, a Na- tional Endowment for the Arts Grant, and the Miami Beach Arts Council Grant. He has been awarded commissions to create artworks for various Art in Public Places programs.

Betancourt is co-founder of 801 Projects, an arts studio center that provides studio space for visual artists based in Miami. He currently keeps a studio in Miami while traveling consistently, producing artworks from different countries.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2015/2016
Muséo de Arte Contempraneo, San Juan, (Puerto Rico)

2013
Cabinet of Wonders, Venice Projects, Venicy, (Italy)
El Portal, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, (USA)

2012
J Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida, (USA)
Venice Projects, Venice, (Italy)
Let them Feel Pink!, Absolut Outrageous Awarehouse, Miami, (USA)


2011
Portrait of a Garden, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, (USA)
Archaic Substance Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas, (USA)


2009
Carlos Betancourt Re-Collections, Molloy College Art Gallery, Long Island, NY, (USA)
Re-Collections II: Journey into Infinity, J Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida, (USA)
Lapidus Infinitus, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, (USA)

2008-2006
The Cut-Out Army, Diana Lowenstein Fine Art, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Carlos Betancourt: Recent Work, Galeria Castellon, Castellon, (Spain)
The Hand of the Eye, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Untitled 1000, Installation, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)


2005-2003
About the Archaic Substance, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, (USA)
En la Arena Sabrosa II, OMNI-Art, Art Basel Miami, (USA)
Realm of Secrets, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, (USA)

2002
Archaic Substance, Palacio de Espinola, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, (Spain)
Carlos Betancourt, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, (USA)
Interventions in Nature, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida, (USA)
Recent Photographic Works, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, (USA)

2001-1994
Installation: The Sounds, Symbols Project The American Foundation for the Arts, Miami Beach, (USA)
Cultural Arts Council Grant and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, Miami, New Forms Grant Installation, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
New Works by Carlos Betancourt ,Galeria Casa Colon, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
Images of a Heaven: New Works by Carlos Betancourt, St. Thomas University Atrium Gallery, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Fracturism, Imperfect Utopia Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
Carlos Betancourt : Assemblages, Coral Snake Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)

GROUP SHOWS

2013
Image Seach, PAMM, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, (USA)
La Florida, Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, Florida, (USA)
Mc Nay Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, (USA)
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, (USA)
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, (USA)
Ponce Museum of Art, (Puerto Rico)

2011/2012
Shooting the Life Fantastic, Heather James Gallery, Palm Springs, California, (France)
San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas, (USA)
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, (USA)
Mysterious Object : Portraits of Joan Quinn, Santa Ana College Gallery, California, (USA)
Historia Nacional de Fotografia, Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, San Juan, (USA)
Unframed, ACRIA, curated by Vic Muniz, NY, (USA)

2010
Contemporary Photography, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, (USA)
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, (Puerto Rico)
Good and Plenty, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
Ruiz Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas, (USA)
San Antonio Museuim of Art, Texas, (USA)
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (USA)

2009
Photographic Encounter : Humanity and Nature, The City of San Antonio International Center and Ruiz-Healy Art Studio, Texas, (USA)
Museum Collection, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas, (USA)
Third Biennial Photography, Norton Museum, Palm Beach, Florida, (USA)
Lowe Museum of Art, Coral Gables, Florida, (USA)
Jack the Pelican Present, Brooklyn, NY, (USA)
Smash, Locust Project, Miami, (USA)
Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, (USA)
Heather James Gallery, Desert Palm, California, (USA)
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (USA)

2007 -08
Unbroken Ties, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (USA)
Photoshopping : MOOLA Collects, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, (USA)
Political Winter Redux, Molloy College Art Gallery, Long Island, New York, (USA)
Contemporary Art Auction, Sotheby’s, New York, (USA)
People and Places, Selection from the Allen Thomas photography Collection, SECCA, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Salem NC, (USA)
Gen X : Post-Baby-boomers and the New South, Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama, (USA)
Miami Accent, Heriard-Chimino Gallery, New Orleans, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY, (USA)
Aesthetics and Value, Green Gallery, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, (USA)
The (last) Supper, Miami Art Basel, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, (USA)
New Digital Age, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
Miami Contemporary, Freedom Tower MDCC Gallery, Florida, (USA)
City Limits : Re-Collections and The Hedge Installation, DLFA, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Diana Grimberg Gallery, (Panama)

2006-2005
No Country is an Island, Raritan Valley Community College, Newark, NJ, (USA)
Sumei Art Center, Newark, NJ, (USA)
Quadrennial of Dusseldorf, (Germany)
Au Courant, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, (Cayman Islands)
Retratos : 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits, San Antonio Museum of Art, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC and El Museo del Barrio, (USA)
Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida, (USA)
Remy Toledo Gallery, New York, (USA)
Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Go Figure! Lowe Art Museum of Art, Coral Gables, Florida, (USA)
What’s New, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Coral Gables, Florida, (USA)

2004-2002
The Rubin Museum of Art, The Flag Project, New York, (USA)
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, (USA)
Otros Lares, Galeria Senda, Barcelona, (Spain)
American Dream, The Ignatian Center for the Arts, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Gallery Artists, Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, (Puerto Rico)
Essesncies 8, Universitat da Valencia, (Spain)
Nepotism, Fort Lauderdale Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (USA)
Don’t Call it Performance, No Lo llames Performance, Museo del Barrio, New York, (USA)
Photography, Robert Miller Gallery, NY, (USA)
Assassins of the Mirror : the Body and the Writing, Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, (Puerto Rico)
Inside and Out : Contemporary Sculpture, Video and Installations Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, (USA)
Miami : Visions of Now, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida, (USA)
De Cuerpos y Almas, Galeria Carmen De la Guerra, Madrid, (Spain)
Proyecto Menu, Trans-EAT Art Space, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Space, Museum of Science, Coconut Grove, Florida, (USA)
Museo Galeria Banco Santander, San Juan, (Puerto Rico)
PR '02 : En Ruta, outdoor intervention, San Juan, (Puerto Rico)
Photography, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, (USA)
Contexto, outdoor intervention, Santo Domingo, (Dominican Republic)
Neutral Zone, Art Basel Special Event - outdoor intervention, Miami, Florida, (USA)
IV Bienal del Caribe, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, (Dominican Republic)
Mash IV , Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Miami Tierra Caliente, Centro Cultural Osvaldo Guayasamín, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, (Dominican Republic)

2001-1999
Inside and Out: Contemporary Sculpture, Video and Installations, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
Re-Connect, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
25 Powerful Artists in 25 Days New Gallery, University of Miami, C. G. Florida, (USA)
IV Bienal del Caribe, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, (Dominican Republic)
Carlos Betancourt: Outdoor Photography Project Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Departing Perspectives , Espiritu Santo Bank, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Mash IV , Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Miami Tierra Caliente, Centro Cultural Osvaldo Guayasamín, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, (Dominican Republic)
61st National Competition of American Painting, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, (USA)
Galeria Casa Colon, Merida, (Mexico)

1998-90
Conde-Goodman Gallery, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Lucky 13, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
Art Against Aids VII, Coral Gables, Florida, (USA)
Miami Right Now, Gallery on One, Sarasota, Florida, (USA)
Sheets, Helen Cevern Gallery, New York, (USA)
Five Latin American Artists, HB Starr Gallery, Palm Beach, (USA)
Fracturism, Arte BA, Buenos Aires, (Argentina)
Who’s Who, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
In Color, Lohman and Busse Gallery, Dortmund, (Germany)
Summer Exhibit, Ambrosino Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, (USA)
Sheets, World Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
Feria del Mueble, Milano, (Italy)
Miami Artist Series, Coral Snake Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS :

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (USA)
The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, (USA)
The Frost Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Miami Art Museum, Florida, (USA)
Museo de Arte de Ponce, (Puerto Rico)
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida, (USA)
Essencies Collecio Olor Visual Ernesto Ventos, Barcelona, (Spain)
Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, (Dominican Republic)
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, (USA)
Mc Nay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, (USA)
Museo de Arte Puerto Rico, San Juan, (Puerto Rico)
Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria, (Spain)
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, (USA)
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (USA)
Gulf Coast Museum, Largo, Florida, (USA)
Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach, (USA)
MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, (USA)
Miami-Dade Community Foundation, Miami, Florida, (USA)
Art Bank Collection, Miami, Florida, (USA)

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