Yovani Bauta, Biography

Bauta is an American artist living and working in Miami, Florida born in Havana, Cuba. A member of Board of International Association of Hispanic Visual Artist (IAHVA). President of Color Alternative Foundation for Visual and Performance Art.


Yovani Bauta graduated from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba, as Professor of Painting and Drawing. He also has a Law Degree from the University of Matanzas, Cuba.


His artwork has been exhibited in many countries such as Germany, France, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and the United States, as well as in Cuba. His work has been reviewed and published in different art magazines and books in Mexico, France, and the United States. Mr. Bauta has lectured at the New School of Social Research, in New York; at Florida International University; and at the University of Michigan, among other academic institutions. A recent resume of his exhibitions includes: Museum of Art, Geneva, Switzerland; Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, California; Museo de las Americas, Madrid, Spain; Museo Maria Zambrano, Velez-Malaga, Spain; LOWE Art Museum, U. M., Coral Gables, Florida; Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona; University of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida.


He founded and performed for 10 years in “Seña del Humor”, a comedy ensemble that allowed him to collaborate as an actor in Liborio Wants To Escape a performance by Leandro Soto in United States and Mexico respectively. His last performance Your Country Needs You was made in Dominican Republic in March; 2006. Another media used by Bauta is installations, such as Male I.D. Artemis PS747, 2000 and University of Miami, 2001. His essay “Los cuerpos de la nación” was published by Baquiana Editorial in May 2003 and launched at the University of Cadiz, Spain where he participated as a panelist in the conference “Intelectuales Cubanos de la Diaspora”. In the last few years his work has been shown in more than twenty solo exhibition and many group shows in Europe and America.


Solo Exhibitions

2010 Callejeros, paintings, Art Spoken Alternative Space in Miami, July 2010 2009 Beaches, painting on canvas and papers, Mundo Gallery, Wynwood, November 2009 2008 Mapping Bodies, painting on papers and canvas, CS Gallery, North Miami, FL. 2006 America’s Items, painting on canvas & papers, Ninoska Huerta Gallery, 9/5/06 Your Country Needs You, performance outside Museum of Modern Art, D.R. 2004 Crossing Lines, Arizona state University Art Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona. Emigrados, Ars Atelier Gallery, Union City, New Jersey. Arte en Fuego, Ceramics, 1067 Gallery, Miami, Florida Almost Figurative Speaking, Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia. 2003 Backbone, painting on canvas, DOT51 Gallery, Design District, Miami, Florida. 2002 The Walls, paintings on canvas and papers, Baxter Galleries, Miami, Florida. Beyond the Peel II, work on paper, Radisson Hotel, Secaucus, New Jersey. 2001 Beyond the Peel, work on papers, Jadite Galleries, New York City, N.Y. Fragments, works on papers, Books & Books Coral Gables, Florida. The Dismembered Scream, Fraga Fine Arts, Miami, Florida. Elegia, Recent Artwork, Olimpo Centro Cultural de Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Male ID, version 2, Installation at University of Miami, Florida. Male ID, Installation at Artemis Performance Network, Miami, Florida. Coffeemakers, Frances Wolfson Gallery, MDCC, Miami, Florida. 1999 Recent Works, O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. Studio Opening, recent works exhibition at Miami artist’s studio. Paintings and Drawings, Koubeck Center, University of Miami, Miami, Florida. 1992 Award Exhibition, Roberto Diago Events, Varadero Beach, Cuba. 1991 Drawings, Imago’s Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibitions

2011 Sarazota Art fair, Ado Castillo Art gallery, March – April, 2011 Naples Art Fair, Aldo Castillo Art Gallery, Naples, March 17 -21 2011 2010 Giants in the city at Dominican Republic Art Fair, Aug.31- Sept.5, 2010 Giants in the city, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, August 2-6, 2010 Palm Beach Art Fair, Palm Beach Convention Center, January 2010. 2009 Asbtractomicina, Cremata Gallery, Miami, December 2009 2008 The Art Mexican Influence in Latin American Art, Colby’s Gallery, Chicago Rhythms, Highlands Museum of the Arts, Sebring, Florida, October, 3rd. Miami Dade College Art Collection, Freedom Tower Museum, Miami, Fl. 11/08 Café VIII, “The Journey of Cuban Artists”, Temple Univ. Gallery, Rome, Italy.10/8 2007 4 on Paper, Xinqo Art Gallery, North Miami, Florida. Florida Refugee Conference Art Exhibition, InterContinental Hotel, Miami, Fl. Group Show, Prinardi-USA, Palm Beach, Florida. 2006 25TH PARALLEL: Hispanic Convergence, Burger King & MDC, Miami, 40 Years of Collecting, Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Miami,10/10/06 Auction 06, Contemporary Latin American Art, MoLAA/ Oct.21-22 L.B. CA. Artistas Cubanos al Auxilio, Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Sept. 30, 2005 Café V, Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona. Growth Spurt, Edge Zones Contemporary, Wyndwood, Florida. Hop on the Bus, 801 Projects/Art Basel, Miami, Florida. Wet, Edges Zones, Windwood, February, Miami, Florida Beyond All of That, Edge Zones Contemporary, Wyndwood, Florida. 2004 Thunder in the Night, Atman Lab/ Art Basel, Miami, Florida. Of/from Cuba: Art Exhibition, Nason House, New Mexico State University. CAFÉ IV, Estrella Mountain College, Phoenix, Arizona. De ida y vuelta, Centro Cultural Español, Coral Gables, Florida. Contemporary Cuban Artist From Inside and Outside Cuba, Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona. 2003 Paper Cuts, Works on Paper, ARSATELIER Gallery, Union City, NJ. Café III, Arizona State University Art Galleries, 9/23/03. Salida de emergencia, Group show, El Palillero Gallery, Cadiz, Spain. 2002 Show for Art Basel, Group show, O & Y Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. Unframed International, An ACRIA Benefit Art Sale, Sotheby’s New York, 11/22 & 23, 2002. Pinturas Cubanas, Galerie EDITART, Geneva, Switzerland, Nov-8/Jan-14/03 Café, University of Colorado, Colorado Spring, October/02 Auction for Corpus Christi Church, Big Five of Miami, April/02 Purim Ball 2002, “Meet The Artist”, Group Show, Jewish Museum of Florida. 2001 Café, Augusta Gallery, Massachusetts. Homenaje a Reynaldo Arenas, Blue Angel Gallery, Miami, Florida. Instructors Show, InterAmerican Campus, MDCC; Miami, Florida. En Mi Barrio No Se Esconde La Fe:A barrio to barrio tribute to Babalu Ayé, Lab 6 Alternative Space, Miami, Florida. Erosion, Una Orgia de Color, Maxoly.com Gallery, Miami, Florida. Future Visions II, O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. Arte OchoBillboard Project, Little Havana, Miami, Florida. Los Creyentes, Artemis Performance Network / Arte Ocho, Miami, Florida 1999 Contrasts on the Beach, Rose Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida. Future Visions: Make It Happen Now, A. Martinez Gallery, C. Gables, Fl. MAC 21, International Contemporary Art Fair, Malaga, Spain. Cuban Artists Show, Le Locle Museum, Geneve, Switzerland. 1998 Art Group Show, O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. Works on Paper, O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. 1997 Tres de Coffee y Two de Sugar, Inter-American Gallery, MDCC, Miami, Fl. Paintings, Drawings and Ceramics, Agora 4 Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. Placeres Esteticos, Yamato Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. Pequeño Formato, La Boheme Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. Miami Art in the Gables, Arquideco Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. Paintings and Drawings Exhibition, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Mafre Guanarteme Foundation Canary Island, Spain. Young Artists Exhibition, IV Biennial of Havana, Havana, Cuba.



2011 Cover of Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora, Setting the Tent Against the House, By Andrea O’Reilly Herrera. 2005 Cover of La mujer sin tetas, by Nicolas Abreu, Ed. El almendro. 2004 Cover of Swimmer Dreams by Michael Hettich, Turning Point, Cincinnati, OH. 2003 Cover of Un caracol en su camino by M. Diaz Martinez, Ed. Hispano Cubana. Design and painting of murals for hotel chains, including the Spanish Meliá. 1991 Design of a line of casual wear clothing and a fabric for MATEX brand, Cuba.


2008 Mapping Cuban Exile: Art and Revolution, University of Tampa, 11/06 2004 Through my Own Eyes, Arizona State University Art Gallery, Phoenix A Going Over III Viernes Cultural Calle Ocho, University of Miami, Florida. 2003 Los cuerpos de la nacion, University of Cadiz, Spain. 2002 A Going Over II Viernes Cultural Calle Ocho, University of Miami, Florida. 2001 A Going Over Viernes Cultural Calle Ocho, University of Miami, Florida. 1995 Introduction to my artwork, New School of Social Research, New York, NY, and at Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University, Miami, FL. 1994 Presentation on Cuban Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


2006 Your Country Needs You, as performer in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 2000 Liborio Wants to Escape, by Leandro Soto, as performer, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, and Miami, Florida.


Visible Collection, Madrid, Spain. Lowe art Museum, University of Miami, United States. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Velez, Malaga: Maria Zambrano, Spain. Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida. Fundacion Valparaiso, Almeria, Spain.


Artist in Residence, Puebla, Mexico, July 2011 Artist in Residence, Valparaiso Foundation, Almeria, Spain, May 2008. Universal Peace Embassy, nominated on June 23, 2006 Artist in Residence, Arizona State University, September 2003


Printing etchings and monotypes at the California Printmakers with Louis F. Dow II. Printing etchings at Ediciones Malgon, Miami with Joaquin Gonzalez. Printing Lithography at Taller de Grabados, Tenerife with Alfonso Bertens. Ver Catálogo de Obras