Octavio Irving

Octavio Irving Hernández Jiménez

The visual artist Octavio Irving Hernández Jiménez holds a degree in Fine Arts. He graduated from the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in 2000 and from the Higher Institute of Art in Havana in 2006. Currently he leads the Experimental Graphic Workshop of Havana. In addition, he is serving as executive vice president of the Plastic Arts Association at the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, as President of the Engraving Section. He is professor of engraving at the San Alejandro and ISA art academies. He was awarded with the grand prix of engraving  “La Joven Estampa” by Casa de las Americas, in May 2007.

His works are in private collections in dissimilar countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, England, Mexico, USA, Canada, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Brazil, California and Japan, among others.

His works are in the collections of numerous cultural institutions, museums and universities in Cuba: Casa de las Américas (Havana), National Council of Plastic Arts, Iberostar Hotel Chain (Varadero), Superior Institute of Art (Havana), Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro (Havana), Experimental Graphic Workshop of Havana, the Cuban network of galleries, governor House Santa Clara (Villa Clara, Cuba), Hotel Habana Libre; and abroad: Ateneo de Cáceres (Spain), Hotel Alba Caracas (Venezuela), Museum of Prints and Design (Caracas, Venezuela).

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Experimental Graphic Workshop of Havana.

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Union of Writers and Artist of Cuba (UNEAC).

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Faculty of Superior Institute of Art.

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Faculty of San Alejandro: National Academy of Fine Arts.

2007

“Transparencias Múltiples” International Workshop of Japanese xylography (Water-based inks) yand Chiné Collé, by the Argentine artist Alicia Candiani.

2003

“Fotografía en Blanco y Negro”, by Ossaing Raggi. Superior Institute of Art.

2001

“Collagrafía” by Yanet Brossart and Norberto Marrero. Collateral to “La huella múltiple”. Superior Institute of Art.

“Calcografía a color con 2 planchas”, by Sandra Ramos. Collateral to “La huella múltiple”. Superior Institute of Art.

1999

“Calcografía a color con tres planchas”, by Ángel Ramírez. Collateral to “La huella múltiple”. Superior Institute of Art.

“Memorial del Silencio”, by Antonio Martorell. Collateral to “La huella múltiple”. Colón Cemetery and Simón Bolívar House.

2015

Making folder tribute to Sara Gonzalez, entitled “Sara: Sin ir más lejos“. Experimental Graphic Workshop.

“Todo Inkluido”. Collateral to XII Biennial of Havana, Experimental Graphic Workshop.

2014

“Texturas Develadas”. Cultural Center “Casa Benito Juárez” in Havana.

“Lorenzo Homar”. Cuban Graphic Tribute. Collateral to celebrations for the centenary of Lorenzo Homar.

2013

“Nuevas Circunstancias”. UNEAC Gallery in Cienfuegos. Ayón Space in 7th Stamp Fair.

“Tercera Bienal de Artes Gráficas Shinzaburo Takeda”. Oaxaca. Mexico.

“Texturas Develadas” Cultural Center in Cienfuegos. Ayón Space in 7th Stamp Fair.

“A sangre”. Gloucester Printmaking Cooperative. Gloucestershire, UK. Inglaterra.

2011

“Saber tirar y tirar bien”, Villa Manuela Gallery, UNEAC.

Retrospective of “La Joven Estampa” Awards. Casa de las Américas.

2010

“Mar Nuestro”. Experimental Graphic Workshop of Havana.

“13 Grabadores Contemporáneos”. Villena Gallery, Old Havana.

Group exhibition of Cuban Art, “1ra Bienal de Arte Contemporáneo de Lisboa”, Portugal.

2009

“Pensamiento Inverso”, Villena Gallery, Old Havana.

“Involucrados II”, Collateral to X Biennial of Havana, Provintianl Center of Plastic Arts and Design. Luz and Oficios, Havana.

2008

“Premios La joven estampa”. Carlos Cruz Diez Museum. Caracas, Venezuela.

2007

VII National Meeting of Engraving. Center for the Development of Visual Arts (Awarded).

“La Joven Estampa”. Casa de las Américas. (First Award).

2006

“III Muestra Internacional de Miniprint”. CEPIA. Production and Research Center of Arts. F. F y H. U. N. C. University City, Cordova. Argentina.

“III Muestra Internacional de Miniprint”. Hall of Mitre Theater. San Salvador of Jujuy. Argentina.

“22 Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas de Villa Clara”. Villa Clara.

“La suite Subastas Galerías” (auction). Barcelona, Spain.

“Navegaciones y Destinos”. Ambos Mundos Hotel. Cuba.

“III Muestra Internacional de Miniprint”. Museum of Engraving. Buenos Aires. Argentina.

2005

“La isla infinita”. America House, Caracas Hilton Hotel, Venezuela.

“La suite Subastas Galerías” (auction). Barcelona, Spain.

Group exhibition of Cuban Contemporary Art. Caceres, Extremadura, Spain.

“En el ojo del Cuervo”. Experimental Graphic Workshop of Havana.

“III Muestra Internacional de Miniprint”. Gallery of Rosario Board of Trade. Argentina.

“21 Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas de Villa Clara”. Villa Clara. (Awarded).

2004

Group exhibition of drawing. Servando Gallery, ICAIC.

“Con cierto color (Grabado para Alejo)”. Expo for the centenary of Alejo Carpentier around the country (Cuba).

“Arte por la paz” (auction). San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Sexto Encuentro Nacional de Grabado”. Wilfredo Lam Gallery. (Awarded).

2003

Group Exhibition Hall of Small Format. L Gallery, Havana.

2002

“1/6 Prueba de Estado” about my San Alejandro theses. Servando Gallery. Havana.

Group Exhibition Hall of Small Format. L Gallery, Havana.

2001

Group Exhibition Hall of Small Format. L Gallery, Havana.

2000

Group Exhibition Hall of Small Format. L Gallery, Havana.

1999

Group Exhibition Hall of Small Format. L Gallery, Havana.

1998

Group Exhibition Hall of Small Format. L Gallery, Havana.

1997

II Biennial of Illustration “Los Puentes”. Fayad Jamis Gallery.

“Y nosotros en Medio” Collateral to II Hall of Contemporary Art. José Antonio Díaz Peláez Gallery, San Alejandro.

2017

Pulsiones. Servando Cabrera Gallery.

2015

“Dime con quién andas…”, Collateral to XII Biennial of Havana (Zona Franca). “Parque Histórico Militar Morro Cabaña”. Havana.

2013

“Síntomas de la permanencia”, Collateral to VIII National Meeting of Engraving. Espacio Abierto Gallery, Revolution and Culture magazine.

2011

“Descalabros”. Luz and Oficios Gallery. Provintial Center of Plastic Arts and Design.

2009

“Objeto Post-objeto”. Solidarity Hall, Habana Libre Hotel.

“FALOU”. Collateral to NKAME, a project of AYÓN Space. San Francisco de Asís Convent.

“La memoria agregada”. Collateral to La Joven Estampa Award. Manuel Galich Hall. Casa de Las Américas.

2007

“Fragmentos Vitales”. Provintial Gallery of Santa Clara.

2006

“Arqueología para un objeto”. (Superior Institute of Art, theses). Experimental Graphic Workshop.

2009

Mention, photographic essay contest Premio Cuba. Manuel Galich Hall. Casa de las Américas.

2007

Mention, XII National Meeting of Engraving. Center for the Development of Visual Arts.

First Prize “La joven estampa”. Casa de las Américas.

2005

Mention, XXI Provintial Hall of Plastic Arts in Villa Clara.

2004

Mention, VI National Meeting of Engraving. Wilfredo Lam Hall.

1998

Mention, special contest “Cartel de Cine”, Collateral to the Havana Film Festival.