Dagoberto Rodríguez

First solo show at CAAM

The artist Dagoberto Rodríguez will exhibit his first solo show in March 2020 at the Atlantic Center of Modern Art in Gran Canaria (CAAM). Founder and former member of the today dissolved Los Carpinteros collective, Dagoberto proposes, not without humor and irony, a compendium of installations and sculpture that plunges into the world of revolution, counterrevolution, rudimentary home made war items and the inescapable slogans of all conflict. However, the nature of these slogans is transmuted into some of the logos and typographies that American automotive brands exported to Cuba. Or sometimes the message is altered, becoming reggaeton lyrics engraved on granite.

Interview: At Biennale Havana

Dagoberto Rodríguez participated in the XIII edition of the Havana Biennial (March 2019) in what was the premiere of his solo career. The exhibition presents a series of revolutionary slogans minted between the 40's and 50's, adopting the fonts and logos of American cars exported to Cuba at the time. For the artist, this union of revolution and capitalism reflects the irony of the existing closeness of two antagonistic countries.

Astana: Dagoberto at Racing the Galaxy Art Show

Dagoberto is one of those chosen to compose the cast of 20 artists from 15 countries of the ‘Racing the Galaxy’ exhibition in the Kazakh capital of Astana. The meaning of ‘kazakh’ is a tribute to the peoples of the country, bringing together freedom and nomadism, including exile, in a single word. And precisely the instability, the change and the mutation that implies this freedom collected through the experiences in different countries, territories, continents and people, mark the central theme of the exhibition.

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