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"Augusto Bordelois"
Survey of Contemporary Cuban Artists

Photo of Augusto BordeloisAugusto Bordelois was born in Havana, Cuba in 1969. He studied and graduated from the University of Havana with a major in English Language and Literature.

Bordelois also studied sculpture, ceramics, costume design for theatre and cinema, classical drawing and painting. He was the founder and main teacher of the “Children Workshop”, at the 23 & 12 Art Center in Havana, and also the co-founder of the freelance multimedia company “2 Pasos.”

Bordelois is also a gifted writer and his literary works have been published in magazines such as Kastello, and Hojas Literarias, Spain. As a designer, he has participated as a costume and float designer at different carnivals in Cuba and more recently at Parade The Circle, in Cleveland, Ohio.

His first solo show was held in Havana in 1992, and he participated in a collateral exhibition to the VI Havana Bienal. Since then he’s had 17 solo exhibitions in Cuba and the United States. In 1999 his work was included in the important survey “Cuban Art at the End of the Century” I Spain. That same year he migrated to the United States.

Currently, Bordelois works as the Assistant Director of Educational Programs at ParkWorks, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. At ParkWorks, he has written and illustrated short stories for children and activities guides, assisted in landscape designs of public places, public art and community art program coordination.

Augusto Bordelois’ works are in private collections in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, U.S.A., Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, Japan, Greece, Germany, Chile, Switzerland, England and Norway.

This exhibition was the artist's debut in the Washington region in the Greater Washington, DC area. His original artwork is available through the Fraser Gallery of Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland.