Raquel Schwartz


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Born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, studied Ceramic and Sculpture Art as well as management and accounting at the Santa Barbara City College, CA and Graphic Design at the Wizo School of Design in Israel. Completed numerous art and leadership workshops in Europe, Argentina and Bolivia as part of the UK Triangle Art Trust Foundation and the HIVOS Mondrian and Doen Arts Collaboratory Network of Artist Residencies.   

 

Presently acting General Manager of Simple Studios, a communications design studio and Director/Curator of the Kiosko Art Gallery in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

 

In collaboration with the UK Triangle Art Trust Foundation and the HIVOS Mondrian & Doen Arts Collaboratory Network of Artist Residencies, Kiosko Art Gallery promotes the exchange of experiences of international artists with Bolivian artists. Since 2001 more than 70 Artists have attended the two month residency program in Bolivia.

 

Summary of Individual Art Exhibitions: 

 

2010 Land Escapes/ Casa de la Cultura Raul Otero Reiche  

Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

Ilusion Primera o primera Ilusion / Galeria Manzana Uno  

Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

2009 Land Escapes / Corporacion Adina de Fomento CAF  

No Title / Bicentenario y La Paz Capital Iberoamericana de las Culturas /  

La Paz - Bolivia 

2008 Degradacion del rosado / fundacion Simon I. Patiño /

Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

Sin titulo / Martadero 

Cochabamba - Bolivia  

2007 FOTOENCUENTRO II  

La Paz / Bolivia 

2006 Entre rojos y azules /  Galería Los Tajibos 

Santa Cruz - Bolivia

2005 La contaminación / Museo del Barro 

Asunción - Paraguay

2004 Tela papel tijera / Oxígeno Fine Arts 

  Santa Cruz - Bolivia Fragments of Culture and Spirit / Evan Gallery 

  New York, NY, - USA

2003 Cuerpos / Centro Cultural Recoleta 

  Buenos Aires - Argentina

 Humani Corporis Fabrica / Galería Gabriela Mistral

  Santiago - Chile

 Imagine / Oxígeno Fine Art 

 Santa Cruz - Bolivia

2002         La cuenta larga / Galería Los Tajibos  

 Santa Cruz - Bolivia

 Sensaciones de otoño / Oxígeno Fine Art / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo  

 Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

 

Summary of Group Exhibitions & International Biennale participation:

 

    2012 ArteBa / Dotfyftyone Gallery

Participating Artist 

Buenos Aires - Argentina

 

2011 Ekatennburg Art Foundation / In Family Unity – Unity of the World (Nov 2011)

Moscow Institute of International Relations 

Participating Artist 

Moscow - Russia

8va Biennale del Mercosur (Sept 2011) 

Participating Artist and Curador

Porto Alegre/Caxias Do Sul – Brazil

CHA.co. Feria de Arte (Sept 2011)

Curador

Santiago - Chile

Terreno

Participating Artist 

CAF / La Paz – Bolivia 

ArteBa / Dotfyftyone Gallery

Participating Artist 

Buenos Aires - Argentina

Identidad y Dversidad/ Publication and Exhibition Museo Judio de Buenos Aires

Participating Artist 

Buenos Aires - Argentina

IX BIENAL DE SALTO/ FOCOS

Participating Artist 

Salto -  Uruguay 

“MIAMICITO”/ Dotfyftyone Gallery  

Participating Artist and Curador 

 Miami, Fl.  - USA

GLOBALIZATION-CONNECTIONS-TIME / Aurodhan Gallery 

Participating Artist 

Pondicherry - India

 

2010 ARTCRUZ 2010 / Feria de Arte / KIOSKO 

Participating Artist and Curator 

Santa Cruz /Bolivia 

CHA.co. Feria de Arte 

Participating Artist, Curator and conference panelist

Santiago -  Chile

GLOBALIZATION-CONNECTIONS-TIME 

Participating Artist

Hannover - Germany 

ARTEBA/ Dotfyftyone Gallery

Participating Artist

Buenos Aires / Argentina  

NOUVO / Escultura contemporanea Bolviana  

Participating Artist and Curator / Kiosko Galeria  

Santa Cruz/ Bolvia 

MiA/ Miami international Convention Center Art Fair

Participating Artist and Curator/

Miami, Fl. USA 

Ekatennburg Art Foundation – In Family Unity – Unity of the World

Ekatenburg - Russia

Kiosko Sale / Sala Simple/ Kiosko Galeria 

Santa Cruz - Bolvia 

 

2009 Pinta / The Modern and Contemporary Latin  Art Fair 

Participating Artist and Curator 

New York, NY, USA

CHA.co. Feria de Arte 

Participating Artist and Curator 

Santiago - Chile   

Schwartzunterladstaetterantelorivera / Fundación Simon I. Patiño /           Participating Artist

Santa Cruz - Bolivia

GLOBALIZATION-CONNECTIONS-TIME 

Participating Artist

Rabbat  - Rumania 

Schwartzunterladstaetterantelorivera en el Patiño  / Fundación Simon I. Patiño 

Participating Artist

Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

 

2008 ArteBa 

Participating Artist and Curator 

Buenos Aires- Argentina

La Otra/ Feria de Arte

Participating Artist and Curator 

Bogota - Colombia  

PERISCOPIA / Festival de Video Arte  

Participating Artist

Caracas - Venezuela  

ALTERNATIVA / 8 Artists 

Participating Artist

La Paz, Bolivia 

La Paz MARKA / Festival de video 

Participating Artist

La Paz, Bolivia

 

2007 Políticamente incorrecto / Kiosko Galeria / 

Participating Artist and Curator 

Santa Cruz – Bolivia  

Biennale Siart

Participating Artist 

La Paz -  Bolivia 

 

V World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-do 

Participating Artist

Corea

Resplandores / Centro Cultural Recoleta 

Participating Artist 

Buenos Aires - Argentina

Ars latina

Participating Artist

Baja California  USA and  México 

ArteBa

Participating Artist

Buenos Aires - Argentina 

I Biennale al fin del mundo

Participating Artist

Usuahia - Argentina

Biennale de Cuenca 

Participating Artist and Curator 

Cuenca / Ecuador   

 

2006         Bastardos / Video 

Participating Artist 

Puerto Alegre - Sao Paulo /Brasil

Time Flesh & Nerve / 

Participating Artist 

London – United Kingdom

 

IX Bienal de la Habana  

Participating Artist

La Habana / Cuba

 

2005 Art Caucasus” /

Participating Artist 

Tbilisi - Georgia

V Biennale MERCOSUR

Participating Artist

Puerto Alegre - Brasil

Arte Americas / 

Participating Artist 

Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

100 Artists Triennale / Casoria International Art Museum / 

Participating Artist 

Napoli / Italia

 

2004 Festival América del Sur / 

Participating Artist

Corumba - Brasil

V Gwanju Biennale / 

Participating Artist and Curator 

Gwanju - Corea

Deseos en Tránsito / MAC   

Participating Artist

Santiago / Chile 

III International Biennale de Standartes / 

Participating Artist 

Tijuana / México

 

2003 IV World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-do / 

Participating Artist 

Corea

Art auction of the Americas – “Operation Smile/ Sothersby / 

Participating Donnor Artist

New York - USA

III World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-Do

Participating Artist 

Korea

2002 Contemporary Art Fair/

Participating Artist

Miami - USAII  Bienal de  Buenos Aires

Participating Artist 

Buenos Aires - ArgentinaOpen 2002

Participating Artist 

Venecia - ItaliaXXV Bienal de Sao Paulo / Iconografía Metropolitana  

Participating Artist

Sao Paulo - Brazil

 

2001 Arte Boliviano Contemporáneo / Simón y Patiño / MAC 

Participating Artist 

Santiago - ChileArte Boliviano  / Dresdner Bank Lateinamerika AG 

Participating Artist 

Hamburg  - Germany

Políticas de la Diferencia / Generalitat de Valencia / 

Participating Artist 

Valencia - Spain. 

IV Bienal del Barro / Museo de Bellas Artes / 

Participating Artist 

Caracas - Venezuela

2000 Arte Contemporáneo y Espacio Publico

Participating Artist 

Iquique - Chile

Artistas Jóvenes /Andrés Bello / Programa  NEXO / 

Participating Artist 

Bogota - Colombia

Awards: 

2006 First Place Award - XV Bienal Internacional  de Arte / Santa Cruz - Bolivia

2004 Honor Award -  II Conart / Cochabamba – Bolivia

2002 Selected Work  Award -  II Conart / Cochabamba – Bolivia

2000 Honor Award  -  XXXIII Salón de Artes Plásticas, Cochabamba - Bolivia

1999 First Place Award -  Siart,  La Paz – Bolivia

1999 “Outstanding Youth of Bolivia”   - Junior Chamber Bolivia, La Paz - Bolivia

           “Outstanding Youth of Santa Cruz” - Junior Chamber Santa Cruz,  

Santa Cruz - Bolivia.

1998 Unique price in ceramics / Salón Pedro Domingo Murillo, La Paz - Bolivia

1997 Honor Award / XI Biennale de Artes Plásticas: Santa Cruz - Bolivia

Grand Price / Hombre – Naturaleza / Fundación Puerta Abierta, Santa Cruz – 

Bolivia

1995 Unique price in ceramics - X Bienal de Arte de Santa Cruz - Bolivia

 

 

Curatorial, Jury, Educational, Panelist activities and Art Direction:

 

 

2011  Juror/ CHA.co. Feria de Arte – Finland Price (Sept 2011)

Santiago -  Chile

Juror/17th Edition of the International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrazil

Sao Paulo – Brazil

CIFO Advisory Committee Member/ Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation 

Miami, Fl, USA

Invited Panelist/ SIMPOSIO NUEVOS METODOS/ MOCA/ 

Miami, Fl, USA

2010  Invited Panelist/  Peace –Art / Spain Embassy, Bolivia / 

Cochabamba, Bolivia 

Invited Panelist/ CHA.co. Feria de Arte / 

Santiago/ Chile

Curatorial and art direction / “Lo mas profundo la Piel” / Antología de cuentos 

de escritoras emergentes Bolivianas

Santa Cruz – Bolivia

2008 Motion Picture Art Director “Rojo, Amarrillo y Verde ” / 

Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

2007 Curatorial and general chief coordinator/, Premio Arte Huari

Contemporary Art national contest  

Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

2006 – Actual  

Director and Curator/ Kiosko Galería

Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

2006 -2011 Contemporary Art Contest Juror/ Bolivia, Brazil & Chile

 

2005  Curatorial and general chief coordinator/ KM0/05 International workshop

Triangle Art Trust, UK 

Santa Cruz - Bolivia.

Motion Picture Art Director/  “Quien mato a la llamita Blanca”/ 

La Paz - Bolivia 

2003 Teacher/ Raku ceramics, Fundación Puerta Abierta

Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

Panelist/ workshops  and residencies in Latin America 

Santiago  and Valparaíso – Chile

2002  Founder and BOD member/ School of Arts

Santa Cruz - Bolivia 

2001 Curatorial and general chief coordinator/ KM0/2001 International workshop

Triangle Art Trust, UK 

Santa Cruz - Bolivia.

1998-2002   BOD member/  Fundación Puerta Abierta.

Santa Cruz -Bolivia. 

1997 Ceramic teacher Taller de Artes Visuales 

Santa Cruz -Bolivia.

1997 – 2000  Curatorial and general chief coordinator/ ARTEFACTO – History Museum 

Santa Cruz -Bolivia.

1996  Field consultant in Cotoca/ Government of Santa Cruz/ 3 month practical course on ceramic techniques to 

women 

Cotoca, Bolivia

1995 Ceramic Modelling Teacher/ Government of Santa Cruz/course for peasants - CICE - Centro de Investigación Cerámica 

Santa Cruz - Bolivia

1994  Director,  designer and preparator/  IV Encuentro Latinoamericano de Ceramistas

Santa Cruz - Bolivia

 

Art Work in Private and Public Collections:

 

Museo del Parco

Porto Fino – Italy

Cassoria Contemporary Art Museum

Cassoria– Italy

Fundacion Biennale de Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo – Brazil

Fundacion Biennale de Mercosur

Porto Alegre – Brazil

Museo Nacional de Arte

La Paz - Bolivia

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo 

Santa Cruz – Bolivia

Fundacion Simon I. Patino

Santa Cruz – Bolivia

 

Membeships:

  • TRIANGLE ART TRUST

United Kingdom 

  • RED DE RESIDENCIAS DE IBEROAMERICA, AECI  

Spain 

  • ARTS COLLABORATORY, HIVOS MONDRIAN FOUNDATION & DOEN 

FOUNTATION 

Holland  

  • FUNDACION GILBERTO ALZATE AVEDANO, Instituto Distrital de las Artes 

Bogota - Colombia 


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