Alberto Roblest

Roblest HCUniversity Professor at George Washington University and Catholic University of America in DC; Emerson College and Fisher College in Boston; among other universities such as the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM ).

A multimedia artist, whose visual poetrydigital still art and video installations have been widely exhibited in museums, galleries and art spaces. He has produced more than four-dozen videos and published six volumes of poetry.

SHOWS & SELECTED AWARD

  • “A Polaroid Collage”, selected by the Washingtonian Collection. August 2016.
  • International VideoArt Film Festival of Barcelona: Bang. Casa Elizalde de Barcelona, April-May 2014.
  • Arte Latino Now: An Exhibition of Latino Artists in USA, January-February, 2014. Queens University of Charlotte Main Campus. Sponsored by the Center for Latino Studies & ArtSí.
  • Washington DC, Office on Latino Affairs. Latino Community Development Grants FY 2012 and 2013 for Hola Cultura, a web-documentary and website project celebrating Latino arts and culture in Washington, DC.
    •Washington DC, Office on Latino Affairs. Latino Community Development Grant 2010, DC Digital Portraits arts & humanities workshop for at-risk youth.
    •Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: 2009 City Arts Projects grant recipient, for the Public Art-Installation “Present Interval”; 2009 Video Artist Fellow; “The Inner of the Outer,” digital still art, selected, Spring 2008 Art Walk.
    •Finalist, the Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media Prize, 2009. Location: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW. Hirshhorn Museum, 7th Street and Independence Avenue. Maryland Institute College of Art, Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD.
    •MTV Spain, “Experimental Minimetrajes from around the World,” July 2007.
    •Best Sound Track, 7th Regional Festival “Geografías Suaves”, Mérida Yucatán, September 2005.
    •BAC 04 Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo en Barcelona, Museo Contemporáneo de Barcelona, 2004.
    •National first prize winner, video category, Yucatán & Caribbean Biennial of Visual Art at the Contemporary Art Museum of the Yucatán, 2002.
    •Northeast Video Festival, (second place innovative category) Manchester NH, USA Sept-1999.

RETROSPECTIVES

  • Muestra Puebla 07, “Retrospective,” September 10-15, Puebla Mexico, 2007
    •VideoFest 2K6, “Roblest-Retrospective,” Biennial of Video and Contemporary Film, Instituto Cultural Baja California, November 15-27, Mexico 2006
    •Scott Pfaffman Gallery, “in mid sentence videos by Alberto  Roblest,” New York City, 2001

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

Present Interval/Intervalo del Tiempo,” an outdoor temporary video installation produced with support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Adams Morgan, Washington DC, Nov. 2010  *San Francisco Visual Poetry & Performance Festival  *Festival der Nationen in Austria  *Los Angeles International Film Festival  *Interferences 2nd Festival France  *IV Video Biennale Mexico  *VideoEx, Zurich  *Sadho Poetry Video Fest, New Delhi, India  *VideoBardo, Buenos Aires  *Boston Cyberarts Festival  *Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin  *Planet in Focus, Canada  *CortiCorti, Short Film-Video Festival, Rome Italy, etc.

Also he has showing at: Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona; Museum of Image and Sound in Brazil; Contemporary Art Museum of Maracaibo, Venezuela; Digital Art Salon, Habana Cuba; New York City’s Art in General; Hall Walls Contemporary Arts Center, NY; New York’s Downtown Community Television Center; NY city Art in General; Pittsburgh Filmmakers Video show; Hirshhorn Museum and the Philips Collection in Washington DC; Museum Contemporary of Oaxaca; Contemporary Museum of Yucatan; Rufino Tamayo Museum, Carrillo Gil Museum & the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City.  To watch some of his works.

More Info about him at TORRE VISUAL.

 

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Profesor universitario en la universidad George Washington University y Catholic University of America en Washington DC; Emerson College y Fisher Coller, entre otras universidades en los Estados Unidos, asi como en la Video ArtUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Autor de los libros de poesía: De la Ciudad y otras pequeñeces, Chicaneando, Del Silencio en las Ciudades, Ortografía para piromaniacos y De Entre los Signos el Diminutivo. De las plaquetas: Las Andanzas del Huy Huy Huy y el Chichicaxtle con su Ñero & El Futuro y los Anillos. Del libro de cuentos: Instantáneas Norteamericanas  y la novela “Collar de Orejas“.

Así como de las compilaciones de video: La muerte de lo Analógico y El Arte de Existir: que reunen algo como 50 videos de arte e instalaciones que han sido expuestos en diferentes museos, galerías y festivales, entre los que se encuentran: el Festival der Nationen en Austria, el Cin(E)-Poetry Video Festival de San Francisco, Los Angeles International Film Festival, “Interferences” 2nd Festival International d’Arts Multimedia Urbains en Francia, Función Video Festival de Minimetrajes Barcelona, Bang video festival, Festival Gijón de Video, Zebra Poetry Film Festival Alemania, Sadho Poetry Film Festival en India, The Bronx Film and Video Festival, the Boston Underground Film Festival, la IV Bienal de Video México, Museo Contemporáneo de Arte Maracaibo-Venezuela, el Salón de Arte Digital de la Habana, el Museo Carrillo Gil, el Museo Contemporáneo de Oaxaca, el Museo Rufino Tamayo, el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Yucatán, el Museo de Arte Moderno de la Ciudad de México, Arte en General NY, Hall Walls Contemporary Art NY, Experimental Media Series at the Hirshhorn Museum and the Philips Collection en DC y MTV España, por mencionar. Ganador de la Primera Bienal de Yucatán, el premio Bichito de Oro del Festival Geografías Suaves, el premio del público en el Boston Underground Film & Video Festival, el premio de la categoría innovación del USA-Northeast Video Festival, además de la beca creadores del FONCA y la beca del Washington D.C Commission on the Arts and Humanities, entre otras distinciones.

Más información en torno a su trabajo como Instalador y videoartista, en TORRE VISUAL.

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