Rafael de Pool | Artist Bio
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Artist Bio

Artist Bio

Rafel was born in Caracas, Venezuela (1963) Lives and works in Paris, France
1983-1984
Silkscreen lessons with Esteban Castillo, Venezuelan painter. Paris.
OFFICIAL SHOWS
1982
– 1st National Biennial Painting and Drawing, Cagua. Aragua. Venezuela.
1983
– 300 Latin America in Space. House of Latin America. Paris. France.
1984
– XLII Arturo Michelena Visual Art Salon. Ateneo de Valencia. Venezuela.
1985
– 10th National Exhibition of Art Aragua. Museum of Contemporary Art in Maracay. Mario Abreu. Installation. Venezuela.
– Exhibition of Visual Art XLIII Arturo Michelena. Ateneo de Valencia. Venezuela. – 3rd National Exhibition of Young Artists. Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas « Sofía Imber » (MACCSI). Venezuela.
1986
– 1st National Biennial of Visual Arts Oriente. Installation « in situ » Cumana.Venezuela.
– Member of the Venezuelan Official Delegation to « Iberoamerican Festival of Hamburg ». Kunstler Haus. Germany.
– III National Sculpture Biennial « Francisco Narváez ». Installation in situ.
Porlamar.Venezuela.
« The issue of Matter » works of the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery, Caracas (GAN) Venezuela. 1987
– « Tropicalia polisemia Color » Metropolitan Visual Art atelier, Caracas.
Venezuela.
– National Art Conferences: « From pre-Hispanic days to nowdays ». (XX Century). National Art Gallery, Caracas (GAN). Pieces of the permanent colección. Venezuela.
1988
– XIII National Visual Art Exhibition Aragua. Museum of Contemporary Art in Maracay. Mario Abreu.Venezuela.
– IV Sculpture National Bienal Escultura « Francisco de Narváez » as special guest,
Museum of Contemporary Art Porlamar, Venezuela
– 1st National Biennial of Visual Arts, National Art Gallery, Caracas (GAN).
Installation. Venezuela
– « Fever for Art today. Transmutation of the organic”. Alejandro Otero Museum (MAO). Venezuela.
1989
– XIV National Art Salon. Aragua. Museum of Contemporary Art « Mario Abreu ».
Maracay, Venezuela.
– 2nd National Biennial of Visual Arts. Guayana. Malecón of San Felix. Tribute to Asdrúbal Colmenarez. Especial guest. Venezuela.
1990
– XV National Salon of Visual Arts, aAragua. Museum of Contemporary Art, Maracay. Mario Abreu. Venezuela.
– III National Biennial of Visual Arts Oriente. Gran Mariscal Ayacucho Museum.
Cumana. Venezuela.
– 1st National Biennial of Visual Arts Mérida. Museo de Arte Moderno Juan
Astorga Anta, Mérida. Venezuela
– Galerie Kunst & Graphik Scheirter Llona. Lottingen. Germany
1992
– XVII National Biennial of Visual Arts Aragua. Museum of Contemporary Art in Maracay. Mario Abreu. Installation. Aragua. Venezuela.
– 1st National Salon of Plastic Arts. Alejandro Otero Museum. Installation.
Caracas. Venezuela
– 2nd National Biennial of Visual Arts Guayana. Malecón San Felix. Homage to Jesús Soto. Bolívar, Venezuela.
1993
– 8th National Art Exhibition in Aragua. Museum of Contemporary Art in Maracay. Mario Abreu. Installation. Aragua. Venezuela.
1994
– 52nd National Exhibition of Visual Arts Arturo Michelena. Ateneo de Valencia.
Venezuela
– 7th Design Biennial of Caracas FUNDARTE. Visual Art Museum Alejandro
Otero
(MAVAO). Venezuela.
1995
– 53th National Exhibition of Visual Arts Arturo Michelena. Ateneo de Valencia. Venezuela.
1996
– XXIst National Art Exhibition in Aragua. Museum of Contemporary Art in Maracay. Mario Abreu. Installation. Aragua. Venezuela.
– 55th National Exhibition of Visual Arts Arturo Michelena. Ateneo de Valencia. Venezuela.
1997
– XIV World Festival of Youth and Students. House of America. Havana. Cuba. – 3rd International Biennale of Fine Arts in Lima. Museum of the Nation. Lima.
Peru.
– XV Biennale Nice. Gallery Ponchettes. Nice. France.
– Salon for the City of Vitry-sur-Seine. Painting Prize. « November in Vitry » Municipal .Galerie. France.
1999
– Salon Consacrated and Young artist of today (Salon des Grands et des Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui). Espace Eiffel Branly. Paris. France.
– 18th International Exhibition of Plastic Arts of Marne-la-Vallée. France.
2000
– 25th National Art Exhibition in Aragua. Special guest. Museum of Contemporary Art in Maracay. Mario Abreu. Venezuela.
– Route Salon of the City of Levallois. Paris. France.
– Salon Consacrated and Young artist of today (Salon des Grands et des Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui). Espace Eiffel Branly, Paris,France
– Venezuela’s official representant at the 9th edition of Europ’Art, International Art Fair Palexpo Geneva. Swiss.
2001
– Insular Territories « Venezuelan Artists in Hungary. » National Art Gallery of Budapest. Budapest. Hungary.
– L’Art dans l’éventail « Space Art Venezuela ». Paris. France.
– VIII ATEMPO International Festival. Corp Group. Caracas. Venezuela.
– L’Art dans l’éventail « L’Atelier Hoguet. Musée de L’éventail. Paris. France 2002
– 1st Fair of prints and works on paper. Fabien Cultural Iniciatives. Paris. France.
– Francis Hita and Rafael de Pool ‘Gallery Hitomi Bushi d’Eau. Paris. France. – Small et Grands formats Masters’ Gallery Dimaca. Caracas. Venezuela.
2005
– Château Saint-Jean de Beauregard. IESA.
– Museum-Hotel Salomon Rohtshild. National D’Art Foundation Graphics and Plastics. Paris
– Gallery Laforet, « Sacred and Profane »
– Galerie du musée du Louvre. IESA; Paris, France. 2006
– Laforet Gallery. Martigny- Switzerland.
– 15th International Art Fair of Geneva. Represented by Laforet gallery. Swiss
2007
– START. International Art Fair. Gallery Hitomi Bushi D’Eau. Modena- Italy.
– Contemporary Art Fair London. Gallery Hitomi Bushi D’Eau. England.
– The House of Artists. Exhibition « The A4 » Espace d’animation des Blanc Manteaux Paris France. 2008
– Artistic Laboratory. Multidisciplinary creations (music, visual arts, performance). Alternative Cinema Nova. Brussels, Belgium.
2009
– # LAB (LABORATORY OF MUSICAL WRITING) MINI FESTIVAL FROIDLIEU creation of the musical-plastic « CADAVER EXQUISITO »: Yang I volume of Rafael’s de Pool’s Music. singing Vol du chant (Composition pour flûtes à bec et électronique) Belgium.
2010
– Course Contemporary Art. Open Doors, Mairie du 19é. Paris, France.
-Installation In situ. Gardens at the Barbe nègre street 19th district.
– Auction, Postal Museum. Paris
2011
– Course of Contemporary Art 19th district. Paris-France
– 36 National Salon of Art Aragua, Museum of Contemporary Art, Maracay « Mario
Abreu » Homage to winner Artists, Grand prize. Venezuela
2013
– Exhibition « Vénezuela en Arts » Fondation d’Art contemporain « Frank Popper » France
INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS 1988
– Exhibit » Vestiges « Atelier métropolitain d’Art Visuel. Caracas. Venezuela. – Exhibit » Relations Magiques «Galerie Alternativa. Caracas. Venezuela.
1990
– Exhibit » Origine «Museum of Contemporary Art, Mario Abreu. Maracay. Venezuela.
1991
– Exhibit » Fossiles «Gallery Bass. Caracas. Venezuela.
1995
– Exhibit » Mayitas «Centre Culturel de El Hatillo. Foire Ibéroaméricain d’Art de Caracas. Venezuela.
1998
– Exhibit Espace Photographic. Quinto Albicocco. AVIS MUNDI. Nice. France.
2000
– Exhibit » Sacred Flight. Project to Fly «Gallery Stufenbau. Berne. Suisse
2001
– Exhibit » Flight Proyect «Homage to Mondrian. Gallery Hitomi Bushi d’Eau. Paris. France.
2010
– Exhibit « IN NATURE » at Gallery Show Room, Paris
2015
-Exhibit at public spaces at « Claude LEVIS STRAUSS » Library, Paris
PRIZES:
1984
– Prix Harry Liepins, pour les nouvelles manifestations des Arts Visuels dans le cadre du XLIIème Salon d’Art Visuel Arturo Michelena. – Diplôme (Acquisition du GAN de Caracas) Valence. Venezuela.
1985
– Prix-bourse de travail du CONAC (Conseil National de la Culture). IIIème Salon National des jeunes artistes. Musée d’Art Contemporain de la ville de Caracas » Sofía Ímber » (MACCSI).Venezuela.
1986
– 1ère Prix National de Sculpture » Francisco Narváez « . Porlamar. Nueva
Esparta. Venezuela
1988
– 1ère Prix de Sculpture dans le cadre du XIIIème Salon National d’Art d’Aragua. Venezuela.
1990
– Grand Prix du XV ème Salon d’Art d’Aragua. Musée d’Art Contemporain Mario Abreu. Venezuela.
– Grand Prix de la I ère Biennale Nationale d’Art de Mérida. Musée d’Art Moderne Luis Astorga Anta. Venezuela.
1994
– Prix Playco. XIV Salon Municipale de la ville de Maracay. Venezuela.
1997
– Grand Prix de la IIIème Biennale Internationale des Beaux-Arts de Lima.
Musée de la Nation. Lima. Pérou.
– Prix Exposition Espace photographique Quinto Albicocco. XVème Biennale Internationale de Nice.
– Galerie des Ponchettes. Nice. France.
FILMOGRAPHIE
2003
– Documentaire télévisé. 10 Min. Série sur 20 artistes vénézuéliens. Réalisé par César Cortés. Caracas. Venezuela.
Projet
2002-2007
– Grand Projet d’exposition multimédia » Habitat du Vol »
MUSEUMS
1984
– Galerie Nationale d’Art de la ville de Caracas (GAN). Venezuela
1987
– Musée d’Art Contemporain » Francisco Narváez «Porlamar. Venezuela.
1988
– Musée d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Maracay « Mario Abreu ». Venezuela
1990
– Musée d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Maracay » Mario Abreu ». Venezuela – Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Mérida » Luis Astorga Anta » Mérida. Venezuela.
1992
– Théâtre de L’Opéra de la Ville de Maracay. Venezuela
1996
– Ateneo de Valencia. Venezuela
1997
– Musée de la Nation. Lima. Pérou
MONOGRAPHIC TEXTES
1990
– Monographic exhibition « Origins » at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Maracay (Venezuela): catalog of 20 pages written by Dr. Roberto Guevara Art, formerly member of the International Association of Art Critics (IAAC) and former
National Executive Director of Museums of Venezuela
1997
– Monographic exhibition « Project Avismundi- fly » in Nice (France) by Dr. Art
Belgium Rodriguez, member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) 2005
– Monographic Text « The works of Rafael pool: Ethnic Flight », written by the art critic Victor Guedez, member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Photos by professional photographer Hannibal Camejo. Venezuela
2010
-Interview In France or TV with Wilson Claude Balda
– Monographic Text: « A Wood Charcoal » by Chiara Palermo, Philosopher. Paris – In a move Monograph water. Aquamarine in vitro « Chiara Palermo, Philosophe.
Paris
2013
– Text by Elisa Rodriguez Campo, Collaborator for ArtNexus Magazine. The text was published in the MONO Magazine, Caracas-Venezuela
2015
Essay « Réchauffement » by Elisa Rodriguez Campo curator, published in ArtCOP21