C A R L O S   B E T A N C O U R T

1966, Born San Juan, Puerto Rico.

SOLO EXHIBIT, selections:

 

2018-2019

  • Process Ritual Future Eternal, Primary Projects, Miami, Florida

2017

  • Imprinted, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida

2015-2016 

  • Re-Collections Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Carlos Betancourt, J Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida

 2012-2013

  • Cabinet of Wonders , Venice ProjectsVenice, Italy
  • El Portal, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 

 2011

  • Portrait of a Garden, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, La
  • Archaic Substance, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas 
  • Shooting the Life Fantastic, Heather James Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

2009

  • Carlos Betancourt Re-Collections, Molloy College Art Gallery Long Island, NY
  • Re-Collections II: Journey into Infinity, J Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida 
  • Lapidus Infinitus, DLFA, Miami, Florida

2008-2006

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

2005-2003     

  • About the Archaic Substance, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, La
  • En la Arena Sabrosa II, OMNI-Art, Miami, Florida
  • (Gallery Artists) Robert Miller Gallery, NY, NY
  • Realm of Secrets, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas

 2002                    

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

 2001

  • Carlos Betancourt: Outdoor Photography Project , Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida, 
  • Installation: The Sounds, Symbols Project , The American Foundation for the Arts, Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council Grant and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, Miami,   New Forms Grant Installation, Miami Beach, Florida

2000-1994

  • New Works by Carlos Betancourt, Galeria Casa Colon, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Images of a Heaven: New Works by Carlos Betancourt, St. Thomas University Atrium Gallery, Miami, Florida
  • Fracturism, Imperfect Utopia Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Carlos Betancourt:  Assemblages, Coral Snake Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida

 

GROUP EXHIBITIS, selections

 2019

  •  (Gallery artists exhibit), Dio Horia, Greece
  • Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today ( in tandem with Andy Warhol’s portraits)

Mc Nay Art Museum, San Antonio Texas

2017-2018

  • Recent Acquisitions, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida 
  • Dancing Goddesses, Dio Horia Contemporary Art Platform, Mykonos, Greece
  • The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art,  Orlando Museum of Art, Florida 
  • The Motion of Movements, Primary Projects, Miami, Florida
  • Golden Pond Wishes, Delano Hotel Pool, site-specific sponsored commission for 
  • Douglas Elliman Art Basel Miami Beach official sponsors, Florida

2015-16

  • Baroque to Bling! The collection of Donna MacMillan,Palm Springs Art Museum, California
  • Tide By Side,Faena Art, Claire Tacons-curator, Miami Beach, Florida
  • (Exhibition title), San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
  • Versus, Pepe Mar Presents, in collaboration with Warhol Foundation grant, Miami, Florida
  • Joan Quinn Captured, The Brand Art Center, Glendale, California
  • Joan Quinn Captured, Fresno Art Museum, Nevada

2013-14

  • Gold, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
  • GoldBass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Thirty Years on the Road,Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Aesthetics & Values, Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida
  • Image Search, PAMM,(Miami Art Museum) Miami, Florida
  • La Florida,Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, Florida
  • (Exhibition title), Mc Nay Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
  • Celestial Gardens, site-specific permanent installationReflections Celebrity Cruise Ship
  • (Exhibition title), Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
  • (Exhibition title), Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
  • (Exhibition title)Ponce Museum of Art, Puerto Rico

2012-2011

  • Shooting the Life Fantastic, Heather James Gallery, Palm Springs, California
  • Interconexiones, Museo de Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pasiones:  Margarita Serapion & John Belk Collection,Ponce Museum of Art, Puerto Rico
  • Identity,Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, La
  • All About Art, Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida (auction)
  • Portraits from the Permanent Collections, Smithsonian National Gallery, Washington DC
  • MAM Ball, Cake Atomicos, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
  • (Works from the Permanent Collection) San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
  • Smash and Grab, Locust Projects, Miami, Florida
  • Signos Vitales, Nuevas Adquisiciones del Mac, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico, (San Juan) 
  • Mysterious Object: Portraits of Joan Quinn, Santa Ana College Gallery, Santa Ana, California
  • Historia Nacional de Fotografia, Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Unframed, ACRIA, curated by Vic Muniz, NY, NY

2010

  • (Works from the Permanent Collection)Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Good and Plenty, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, Florida
  • (Gallery artist), Ruiz Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas
  • (Works from the Permanent Collection)San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
  • Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2009

  • Photographic Encounter: Humanity and Nature, The City of San Antonio International Center, San Antonio, Texas, 
  • Third Biennial Photography, Norton Museum, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Photography in the 20thCentury, Lowe Museum of Art, Coral Gables, Florida  
  • Jack the Pelican Present, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Smash and Grab, Locust Projects, Miami, Florida
  • Walter Otero Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Heather James Gallery, Desert Palm, California
  • Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

2007 -08             

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

2006-2005

  • No Country is an Island, Raritan Valley Community College,Sumei Art Center, Newark, NJ
  • Quadrennial of Dusseldorf, Dusselforf, Germany
  • Au Courant, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, B. W. I.
  • Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin American Portraits, San Antonio Museum of Art. Organized by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC;  and El Museo del Barrio; San Antonio, Texas
  • Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida
  • Remy Toledo Gallery, NY, NY
  • Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida
  • Go Figure! Lowe Art Museum of Art, Coral Gables, Florida 
  • What’s New, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Coral Gables, Florida

2004-2002

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

2001-1999

  • Re-Connect, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach, Florida, 25 Powerful Artists in 25 Days New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FloridaIV Bienal del Caribe, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 
  • Departing Perspectives , Espiritu Santo Bank, Miami, Florida Mash IV , Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida
  • 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, Florida
  • Group Exhibit, Galeria Casa Colon, Merida, Mexico

1998-90

  • Miami Artists Group Show, Conde-Goodman Gallery, Miami, FloridaLucky 13, South Florida Art Center , Miami Beach, FloridaArt Against Aids VII, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Miami Right Now, Gallery on One, Sarasota, FloridaSheets, Helen Cevern Gallery, NY, NY
  • Five Latin American Artists, HB Starr Gallery, Palm Beach, FloridaFracturism, Arte BA, Buenos Aires, Argentina Who’s Who, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, Florida
  • In Color, Lohman and Busse Gallery, Dortmund, Germany, Summer Exhibit, Ambrosino Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida Sheets,World Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Feria del Mueble, Milano, Italy
  • Miami Artist Series, Coral Snake Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida

 

COMMISIONS ( public and private)  selections:

  • Douglas Elliman,  “Golden Ponde Wishes”,  site specific commision, Art Basel official sponsor, Delano Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Faena Art, “The Pelican Passage, Tide By Side”, site specific commision, Faena Forum and Art Basel Miami Beach week opening, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Bass Museum of Art, “Verano Eterno” art object commision for museum shop, Miami Beach, Florida
  • The Cellars at Pearl, San Antonio Texas, “Re-Collections San Antonio”, large scale site specific c-print
  • Larios on the Beach,; “Appropriations del Mar y Amor”, large scale site-specific  suspended sculpture
  • Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Trust; Public Art commission for animal shelter, sculptures, photo- collages, Miami, Florida
  • Seasalt and Pepper;  “Appropriations from el Rio, as time goes by”, large scale site-specific sculpture
  • GLASSTRESS, Venice Projects, Berengo Studio; Murano glass sculpture, Venice and Murano, Italy
  • Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Trust; Public Art commission for government housing, “Forever-Glades”, outdoor sculptural mural, Miami, Florida
  • Miami Art Museum;  “Atomic Cakes”, site-specific installation, Miami, Florida
  • Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Trust; Public Art commission for Metrozoo,  “Still Zoo”, outdoor sculpture, Homestead, Florid
  • Absolute Vodka, “Let them Feel Pink!”; Site-specific sculpture, Miami, Florida
  • University of Pittsburg Press; “ City of a Hundred Fire”, artwork for book cover,  USA and International
  • Neiman Marcus; “Re-collections”, limited edition scarf from original artworks, San Antonio, Texas
  • Celebrity Cruises Ship - Reflections of The Seas; “Celestial Gardens”, site-specific wall and ceiling murals, sculptural elements and sound, installed in Pappemberg, Germany, International  
  • Barneys NY; limited edition swimwear from original artworks, Miami, Florida and NY, NY
  • Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Trust; “About the Temporal and Universal Substance”, Public Art commission for  Miami International Airport, large scale marble wall sculpture, Miami, Florida
  • Celebrity Cruises Ship – Equinox: site specific photographic artwork , International
  • La Comunidad for Art Basel; “The Cut-Out Army”,   site specific installation, Miami, Florida
  • Starwood, St Regis;  limited edition  print, Miami, Florida
  • Sagamore Hotel; “Daca Bagua”,  site specific large-scale outdoor photographic artwork, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Bass Museum of Art; “Untitled 1000 with Souvenier,site specific  large-scale outdoor photographic artwork
  • International Press, Tigertail Productions;  A South Florida Poetry Annual, “Untitled, after September”, artwork for book cover, Miami, Florida
  • BBH of London;“ Re-Collections”, site specific installation, Doral, Florida
  • Arte Publico de Puerto Rico; Public Art site specific outdoor sculpture ( awarded not executed), San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Royal Caribbean Cruses - Oasis Ship; “A Flock of Seagulls”, site specific large scale sculpture, insatalled in Turku, Finland, International
  • National Museum Association; “Spiral Hand”, Bass Museum of Art,limited edition artwork reproduction  on t-shirts, Miami, Florida
  • Ediciones Vertigo; Royal Caribbean - Oasis of the Seas; “Magic Trees”, 1.5 ton bronze trees sculpture, , installed in Turku, Finland, International 
  • Las Practicas de la Carne, “Self Portrait with letter to Aracoel”, artwork for book cover, International
  • Celebrity Crusie Ship – Solstice; “Magic Garden”, site specific large scale sculpture, installed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, International  
  • Royal Caribbean - Allure of the Seas;  “Enchanted Trees”, 3 ton bronze trees sculpture, , installed in Turku, Finland. International 

 

AWARDS, selections:

  • Florida Prize in Contemporary Art Peoples Choice Award, 2018
  • National Endowment for the Arts Grant, in collaboration with Florida International University Art Museum
  • Locust Project Curators Visit selection
  • Art Walks Grant, City of Delray, Florida
  • Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, Honorable Recipient
  • Florida Department of State Millennium Cultural Recognition Award
  • Stars of Design 2010, Visual Arts
  • Dade County Cultural Affairs New Forms Grant
  • City of Miami Beach Arts Council Grant
  • The American Foundation for the Arts Grant
  • Chivas Regal Order of Distinction Visual Arts Award 
  • The Digital Age: New Media Art Competition Award, Art Center South Florida
  • Miami Dade Community College Hall of Fame 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS, selections:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY
  • The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, Lousiana
  • The Frost Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida
  • Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida ( Perez Art Museum )
  • McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
  • Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
  • Ponce Museum of Art, Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida
  • University of Texas, Texas
  • Art in Embassies Program, United States
  • Essencies Collecio Olor Visual Ernesto Ventos, Barcelona, Spain
  • Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California ( promised gift, private collector)
  • Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
  • Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Gulf Coast Museum, Largo, Florida; Museum of Latin American Art Long Beach, Ca
  • MOLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California
  • Miami-Dade Community Foundation, Miami, Florida
  • Recent Acquisitions: Art Bank Collection, Miami, Florida
  • Museo de Arte, Puerto Rico

 

ART FAIRS, selections:

  •  Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Art Basel – Miami, Florida
  • Art Platform -Los Angeles, California
  • Photo Paris, Paris, France
  • Scope – The Hamptons, NY; Miami, Florida; NY, NY; Basel, Switzerland 
  • Arco - Madrid, Spain
  • Art Dallas -Texas
  • Art Houston - Texas
  • Art Platform -Los Angeles, California
  • Pulse – Miami, Florida; NY, NY
  • Art Chicago - Illinois
  • Circa - San Juan, Puerto Rico 
  • Art Bologna - Italy
  • Art Dubai -United Arab Emirates

 

LECTURES, TALKS,selections:

(to be incorporated)

 

 EDUCATION

  • 1983-85 Miami-Dade Community College
  • 1985-87 Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Associate in Science, Design

 

AFFILIATIONS:

  • Betancourt-Latorre Foundation, founder
  • Miami Marine Stadium Advisory Board Member
  • Co-founder of 801 Projects
  • Sponsor of Artlurker’s Miami (Art) Writer’s Price

 

For bibliography and additional information, please contact cbpelican@icloud.com