Rolando Castellón
Visual Artist

Rolando Castellón was born in Nicaragua in 1937. His career began as a practicing artist in 1965. In 1969 he began his art administration activity that included : Co-founder and first director of the Galeria de la Raza (still active); San Francisco, California, U.S., Curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, U.S.(1972-1981); Director of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.(1982-1992); Chief Curator at the Museum of Art and Design, San José, Costa Rica, Central America (1994-1998). He has also directed his own Alternative Spaces in the United States and Costa Rica. During the past two years he has been in the 31st Bienal de Pontevedra / UTRÓPICS - Central América y el Caribe, Galicia, España; The 54.Biennale Di Venezia, Venice, Italy. In 2011, he is scheduled to present personal exhibitions in Lisbon and San José Costa Rica and in 2013, TRACES, a retrospective touring exhibition, will be presented in Managua, Nicaragua.

"Siena´s countryside was spectacular in all directions, and the City an extraordinary experiece. The Institute seems to belong there, and I enjoyed my stay. It was a pleasure to work with the students and the staff. The staff and faculty were all helpful, and that made it easy for me to dedicate serious time to what I like best: Work."

http://www.galeriaalternativacr.com

http://www.experimenta.es/blog/rolando-castellon-acercamientos-3363


Solo Shows:

2011 LISBOPEDRA/ Muros & Janelas, Fabula Urbis, Lisbon, Portugal
2005 Rastros: una mirada ciclica a la obra de Rolando Castellón, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, Costa Rica
2000 De la Bienal Centroamericana a fin del Milenio, Galería Enrique Echandi, San José, Costa Rica.
1999 Cartograffas de lodo, IFA Galerie, Bonn, Alemania.
1999 Sangre de barro / Objetos pos-colombinos, Centro Cultural de España, San José, Costa Rica.
1999 Hojas sueltas y objetos pos.colombinos, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
1998 Fragmentos de un pasado, Museo de Arte e Historia, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
1997 La herencia del barro, Rymer Gallery,School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL USA
1996 Objectos prepos-colombionos, Museo de Jade Fidel Tristán, San José, Costa Rica.
1994 Dibujos y relieves, Auditorio del periódico La Nación, San José, Costa Rica.
1994 Assemblages, SPACE, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1992 Objetos encontrados (Serie pos.colombina), Meridian, San Francisco, CA, USA
1992 Recobrados de la creación, College of Augusta, Georgia, USA
1990 Retrospectiva de dibujos, 30 años (1960-1990), Meridian, San Francisco, CA, USA
1998 Objekte, Galeria P'art, Freelenbach, Switzerland
1986 Trabajo en papel, Academia de Artes, Honolulu, HI, USA
1985 Pergaminos negros, Gallery White Art, Tokyo, Japan
1983 Objetos y dibujos encontrados, Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
1981 Trabajos de tierra, Gallery White Art, Tokyo, Japan
1977 Pirámides, Sala Jorge Debravo, San José, Costa Rica.
1977 Dobleces, Museo Latinoamericano, Washington DC, USA
1977 Trabajos en papel, Galería Tague, Managua, Nicaragua
1970 Dibujos, Galería Praxis, Managua, Nicaragua

Group Shows:

2011 Joyas de Pobre, 54th Venice Biennale, representing Nicaragua
2010 31th Bienal de Pontevera, Galicia, Spain
2006 Pejibaye pal vigorón, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, Costa Rica
1995 Barro América, Centro de Arte, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1993 El retorno del Cadáver Exquisito, Centro de Dibujo, NYC, USA
1991 Dibujo en el área de la bahía, Centro de Dibujo & Pro-Arts, Oakland, CA, USA
1989 40 años de ensamblaje en California, Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1983 IV Festival Internacional de Arte IMPACTO, Museo de Kyoto, Japan
1981 IV Bienal de Arte de Medellin, Colombia.
1979 I Biennale Italo-latinoamericana de Grafiche, Roma, Italy
1977 Arte actual de Iberoamérica, Instituto de Cultura Hispánica, Madrid, Spain
1977 13 Night Stands, California State University, Sacramento, CA, USA
1973 Dibujos U.S.A., Museo de Arte, Minnesota & Saint Paul, USA
1971 I Bienal de Pintura Centroamericana, San José, Costa Rica

Sart life

  • Promo Siena Art Institute

  • Student Experiences - Fall 2015 (Michalis Fountedakis, Themis Istatiadis)

  • Angela Dufresne - Visiting Artist, january 2015

  • Brandeis in Siena