About

He lived in his homecountry until he moved to France to study, and he graduated in Licentiate in Laws in 1932. His first approach to art was through humor comics published in Rumanian progressive newspapers and magazines such as Adam and Cuvantul Liber. In 1941 he arrived to Cuba andin 1945 he became Cuban citizen. His first personal exhibition took place in the Havana Lyceum in 1949. In these years he got in contact with Gyula Kosice, founder of the Argentine group of concrete art Madi. In the early 1950´s he exhibited his Estructuras Pictóricas, (Pictoric Structures), thus propitiating a serious enquire on abstraction, as well as a renovation within the cuban context of visual arts of these years. Together with Martínez Pedro and Mario Carreño, he made up the triad of Cuban painters who sooner joined abstraction as a way of expression. His experiences in the field of kynetism begins with his transforming structures (1955-1956) reachint its highest expression with Cosmorama (1966). In 1960 he joined the group known as Diez Pintores Concretos. (Ten Concrete Painters), In the 1970´s he he outstood by making works for architectural and urban environments.

Exhibition

SOLO SHOWS

1949

Sandú Darié. Composiciones 1949 [September 14‑25]. Lyceum, Havana, CUBA.*

Sandú Darié [October 24‑November 5]. Carlebach Gallery, New York, U.S.A.*

1950

Estructuras pictóricas 1950. Sandú Darié [October 9‑20]. Lyceum, Havana, CUBA.

1955

Exposición de Sandú Darié y Martínez Pedro [April 25‑May 1]. Escuela de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, CUBA.

1956

Estructuras transformables. Escuela de Arquitectura, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, CUBA.

1957

Multivisión espacial. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

1966

Pintura cinética de Sandú Darié. Cosmorama. Electro‑pintura en movimiento [August]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

1971

Sandú Darié. Selección de 12 de sus obras desde 1944. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

1974

Poema‑espectáculo “Rumbos” (multimedia project) [April 9-?]. Casa de las Américas, Havana, CUBA.*

1978

Espectáculos audiovisuales con “Poemas espaciales al aire libre.” Santiago de Cuba/Havana, CUBA.

1983

Sandú y los niños [July 20‑?]. House of Cuban-Soviet Friendship, Havana, CUBA.

Multivisiones espaciales 83 [November 25‑?]. Galería Espacio Abierto, Revista Revolución y Cultura, Havana, CUBA.

1984

Espectáculo de arte cinético “Imágenes en movimiento con ritmos batá” (parallel to the 1st. Havana Biennial) [May]. Pabellón Cuba, Havana, CUBA.

1987

Exposición personal Sandú Darié [July 16-?]. Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana, CUBA.*

1988

Sandú Darié. Exposición antológica 1945‑1988 [December]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

1949

XV Salón de Humoristas [May 6-20]. [Caseta Parque Central], Havana, CUBA.*

1950

An Exhibition of Cuban Paintings [January 28‑February 2]. The Women’s Club of Havana, Havana, CUBA.*

1951

Some Areas of Research from 1913 to 1951 [May 2‑June 8]. Rose Fried Gallery, New York, U.S.A.*

1952

XXVI Biennale di Venezia [June 14‑October 19]. Venice, ITALY.

1953

II Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de Sâo Paulo [December 8, 1953‑ February, 1954]. Parque Ibirapuera, Sâo Paulo, BRAZIL.*

1954

Plástica cubana contemporánea. Homenaje a José Martí [January 28‑February 14]. Lyceum, Havana, CUBA.*

1955

III Bienal do Museu de Arte Moderna de Sâo Paulo [July‑October]. Parque Ibirapuera, Sâo Paulo, BRAZIL.*

1956

Exposición cerámica cubana y joyas [February 15‑29]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

Recent paintings from Cuba [October 5-25]. Roland de Aenlle Gallery, New York, U.S.A.*

VIII Salón Nacional Pintura y Escultura [November 28‑December 28]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

1957

IV Bienal Museu de Arte Moderna Sâo Paulo [September‑December]. Parque Ibirapuera, Sâo Paulo, BRAZIL.

Exposición de arte abstracto. Galerie Raymond Crouse, Paris, FRANCE.

1958

Grupo de arte madi internacional. Galerie Denise René, Paris, FRANCE.

1959

Exposición pintura contemporánea cubana [September 12‑22]. Universidad de Santo Tomás de Villanueva, Havana, CUBA.*

Salón Anual 1959. Pintura, escultura y grabado [October 10‑November 10]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

1960

Pintura contemporánea cubana (See chapter “The Exhibitions, “ no. 511).

1961

“A”/Pintura Concreta [August 18-22]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

Exposición primer aniversario 1961/1962 [October 25-?]. Galería INIT, Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, CUBA.*

Los primeros 15 años de arte madi. Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.

1966

Kunst‑Licht‑Kunst. Stedelik van Abee Museum, Eindhoven, HOLLAND.

1967

EXPO’67. Cuban Pavilion, Montreal, CANADA.

1968

Panorama del arte en cuba [January]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

Pittura Cubana Oggi [June 6-13]. Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano, Piazza Marconi, Rome, ITALY.*

1969

(“Intervención artística en la aalle.” Project for the creation of cinetic environments). Plaza Chatelet, Paris, FRANCE.

1972

Encuentro de plástica latinoamericana [May 30‑?]. Galería Latinoamericana, Casa de las Américas, Havana, CUBA.*

1977

50 años de la revista de Avance [October 5‑?]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

1978

Images. Messages d’Amérique Latine [June 3-July 2]. Centre Culturel de Villeparisi, Galerie Le Colisée, Villeparisi, FRANCE.

Salón de Artes Plásticas UNEAC 1978 [December 29-?]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

1979

XVIII Premi Internacional Dibuix Joan Miró. Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d’Estudis d’Art Contemporani, Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona, SPAIN.

1980

XIX Premi Internacional de Dibuix Joan Miró [July 22‑September 14].

Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d’Estudis d’Art Contemporani, Parc de Montjuic,

Barcelona, SPAIN.*

Salón de Artes Plásticas UNEAC’80 [December 18-?]. Centro de Arte Internacional, Havana, CUBA.*

Peisajul Cubanez [December 23, 1980‑January, 1981]. Rotonda Sâlii mici a Palatului, Bucharest, RUMANIA.*

1984

1a. Bienal de La Habana [May 22‑July 9]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

Salón de Artes Plásticas UNEAC 1984 [December 14-?]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

1986

Exposición latinoamericana (guest of honor). Segunda Bienal de La Habana [November 26, 1986‑January 18, 1987]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

Primera exposición internacional del arte efímero. Fortaleza de La Sierra, BRAZIL.

1989

Art in Latin America: The Modern Era, 1820-1980 [May 16-August 6]. Hayward Gallery, London, U.K. [September 16-November 19]. National Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, SWEDEN [December 19/1989-March 11, 1990]. Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid, SPAIN.

1990

Salón de Artes Plásticas UNEAC’90 [December]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

AWARDS

1956

Honorable Mention. VIII Salón Nacional de Pintura y Escultura. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

1975

Honorable Member. Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, HOLLAND.

1981

Order “Por la Cultura Nacional.” State Council, Republic of CUBA.

1983

Alejo Carpentier Medal, State Council, Republic of CUBA.