Born in 1959, he is a Havana native. Bedia was trained in a traditional academic style, but his work promotes his interest in the indigenous cultures of Africa, America, Mexico and South America. He graduated from San Alejandro in Havana and is considered part of the '80's generation.
The artist lived and worked at the State University of New York and with the Dakota Sioux on the Rosebud Reservation. Bedia returned to Cuba where his work was influenced by native Cuban religions.
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His works have been included in the Biennials of Sao Paulo and Venice and many of the large scale exhibitions of Latin American Art such as the 1993 exhibition of Latin American Artists from the 20th Century at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Bedia lives in Miami.
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José Bedía's latest solo exhibitions include: Ultimo fruto de temporada, Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, You Had to be There, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL, Nsila - El Camino: José Bedia and the Spirit's Path in Congo Art, Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. His latest group exhibitions include: Visual Poetics: Art and the Word, Miami Art Museum, FL, Drawing Conclusions, Buena Vista Building, Miami, FL.
Superior Institute of Art, Havana, 1981.
School of Art of San Alejandro, Havana, 1976.
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation International Fellowship, 1994.
Premio de la II Bienal de La Habana, Cuba 1986.
Gran Premio del Salon del Paisaje, Havana, 1982.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
JOSE BEDIA HANGS OUT AT VERSAILLES ON 8TH STREET. MIAMI, FLORIDA.
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