Conde Contemporary


On Miracle Mile in the heart of Coral Gables.
204 Miracle Mile
Miami, FL 33134
United States
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E-mail address : stacy@condecontemporary.com
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ABOUT

  • Stacy Conde  
  • Sophia Conde  


Exhibiting Artists

  • Anthony Ardavin  (+)

    Biography : Aradavin graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, with a Bachelor in Arts. Today, Ardavin is active as a painter, sculptor, curator, and art professor. He paints a world of imagination that is nostalgia of the past and usually works with the human figure against a background of geometric forms. The work is intimate, delicate, and poignant. In his words, “I am a narrative artist, I paint about what I know, my painting is primarily biographical. These are stories from my native country, or experiences that I have had through my journey. In my work, cultures overlap, coexist, and intermingle. I paint the past and the present, the contemporary and the primitive.” Ardavin's work can be found in the permanent collections of The Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as in multiple corporate collections. His work has been shown across the US and in Mexico. The artist currently lives and works in Miami

    Exhibition : Exhibitions:

    2016
    Full Circle-Cerrando el Circulo, Centro de Arte, Santiago de Cuba

    2015
    ARTE Cuba/Art San Diego 2015, San Diego, Ca
    Resident Program at The Gallery at Ventana, BIg Sur, Ca
    Tew Galleries, Pictorial Adventures, Atlanta, Ga
    Everything Must Go, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Fl

    2014
    Art Center SF Vitrine Exhibition, Miami, Fl
    Winning Art, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Fl
    Obras Inefables, La Eskalera Gallery, Merida, Mexico

    2013
    Winning Art, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Fl

    2012
    JustMadMiami Art Fair, Art Basel, Miami, Fl
    As the Ferris Wheel Turns…Project 924 curated by Susan Caraballo, Miami, Fl
    Winning Art, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Fl
    Abracadabra, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Fl
    Williams Island Art Festival, Aventura, FL

    2011
    Center of Attention 2011, Art Center SF, Miami, FL
    8th Annual Mystery Show, FIU, Miami FL
    Anomalias Swenson Gallery, Miami, Fl
    Winning Art, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Fl

    2010
    SIN Bakehouse Art Complex, juried by Jeremy Chestler, Miami, Fl
    Juried Artist Show, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, Fl
    Upstairs Gallery, Grand Opening Group Show, Miami, Fl
    Off Center, Group show organized by ACSF, Miami, Fl
    V. Parissi Gallery, Chicago,IL
    Winning Art, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Fl



    2009
    The Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, NY, NY
    Across the Pond, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Fl
    Mixed Messages, Fine Line Gallery, Atlanta, Ga
    Stimulate the Arts, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Fl
    Winning Art, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Fl
    Spring Sequences, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, NY NY

    2008
    57th Annual Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, Fl Honorable Mention
    The Edge, The Armory, Palm Beach, Fl, Curated by Bonnie Clearwater
    Symbology at Miami Art Space, curated by Morgan Lorenzo, Miami, Fl
    Art at Miami Science Museum, Miami, Fl
    Hispanic Heritage Month, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach, Fl
    Against the Grain, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Fl
    Papermates, Swenson Gallery, Miami, Fl
    #3 Suy

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  • Andres Conde  (+)

    Biography : A Critical Biography by John Sevigny Andres Conde is a Miami-based Cuban American painter whose work is informed by a range of influences from the sometimes nostalgic esthetics of Edward Hopper to his family's brutal experiences in Cuba. Born in Havana in 1968, Conde moved to Miami with his family in 1980 after spending a brief period in New York City. He started drawing when he was 14. Conde attended the University of Miami. His first show was at a Miami Beach bar where he worked as a bartender. Conde was 25 at the time. His early work was inspired by his father's seven-year-imprisonment under the government of dictator Fidel Castro. The work, made when Conde was in his late 20s, was highly critical of Castro's brand of Communism, which was always totalitarianism in a left-wing mask. In particular, it took aim at Ernesto "Che" Guevara, an Argentine guerilla and pop culture icon considered a mass murderer by Cuban exiles and historians despite his omnipresence on T-shirts across the United States and Europe. "I used to paint pictures of Che with anti-Castro slogans on them but people who were Che fans bought them," Conde remembers. Not long afterward a fellow artist convinced Conde to move away from political work. It's a common course for artists. When you are young you want to tell the world what you believe. But once you've said it, you can't go on repeating yourself. The best artists move on to more personal, less binary work. Conde's recent work is nostalgic, highly graphic and focuses on the joy of everyday life. Some of his paintings bring back memories of the classic film Casablanca. Others evoke an ironically sad nostalgia for a pre-1959 Cuba. There is also a dose of Miami Beach art deco typefaces to savor. Conde describes his paintings as "scenes of happy times." Those works frequently focus on his wife Stacy Conde, owner of the gallery by which Andres is represented, and his family. What makes his work stand out is that it contains none of the tropi

    Exhibition : Group Exhibitions:
    2016 November "Realism, Surrealism and Representation", Conde Contemporary, Coral Gables, FL
    2014 May "Art for the Stars", Coral Gables Museum of Art, Coral Gables, FL
    2014 March "Los Cuatro" An Exhibition of Cuban Contemporary Art, CU-1 Gallery, Miami, FL
    2014 February "The Kiss", Miguel Rodez Art Project, Miami, FL
    2014 January "Abracadabra", Hollywood Arts and Cultural Center, Hollywood, FL
    2013 December " Miami All Stars, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL
    2013 December Spectrum Art Fair, Contemporary Art Group, USA, Miami, FL
    2013 December "Digital Miami, The Intercontinental Hotel, Miami, FL
    1998 Carmen Fine Art, Miami, FL
    1998 Goodman-Conde Gallery, Miami, FL

    Solo Exhibitions:
    2016 December "Social New Works", Conde Contemporary, Coral Gables, FL
    2016 August, "Women, Demigods and Jamoneros", Conde Contemporary, Coral Gables, FL
    2014 April "Social", Conde Art, Miami, FL
    2014 March "Social", Aboard Yacht Audacia, Palm Beach Yacht Show, Palm Beach, FL
    2014 March "Be Social", Vedado Social Club, Miami, FL
    1998 "Pop Revolution: When the Image Outlives the Ideology", Goodman-Conde Gallery, Miami, FL

    Artist's Objects:

    • Andres Conde - "El Rey de Roma"

      "El Rey de Roma"

    • Andres Conde - "A View Skewed"

      "A View Skewed"

    • Andres Conde - "Current Affairs"

      "Current Affairs"

    • Andres Conde - "Golden Beach"

      "Golden Beach"

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  • Julio Figueroa Beltran  (+)

    Biography : School of Visual Arts San Alejandro. Havana ( 1999-2003 ) Superior Institute of Art ( ISA ). Havana ( 2004-2007 ) Julio Figueroa Beltran was born in Havana, Cuba in 1984. He attended San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy in Havana from 1999 to 2003, then went on to study at the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) from 2004 to 2007. His work embraces many genres and mediums, with a focus on painting but also including installations employing car parts and found objects. Through his research of different conceptual and stylistic influences, Figueroa draws from a broad range of subjects, exploring the general theme of man’s relationship with his environment. He characterizes the nature of painting as being a never ending web of representation. Figueroa embraces and constructs a pictorial universe with the daring use of unexpectedly juxtaposed objects, colors and textures, conveying a minimalist composition with the subtle use of suggestion and metaphor.

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  • Darian Rodriguez Mederos  (+)

    Biography : Mederos attended his first two years of art school at Leopoldo Romañach. His last two years of school were spent at San Alejandro in Havana. Ironically the one thing Mederos was afraid to paint were faces; he committed himself to doing so. The artist is drawn to the light in his subjects eyes, and the expressive nature of their visage. Rodriguez considers himself a realist, with his feet firmly planted on the ground. He has no interest in the surreal, finding sufficient inspiration in reality. Mederos has experimented with the slight deformation of facial features, but never alters the natural shape of the face. Mederos is relentless in his pursuit for perfection, though he recognizes its impossibility. Darian Rodriguez Mederos currently resides and works in Miami.

    Exhibition : 2010 : Galería Provincial de Santa Clara/Villa Clara.
    2011 : Inventario 109. Fundación Ludwing de Cuba.
    2012 : Exposición bipersonal Opera Prima. Galería Teodoro Ramos. La Habana, Cuba.
    2012 : 11na Bienal de La Habana. Academia de Artes San Alejandro. Cuba.
    2012 : Exposición colectiva Jacquou le Croquant. Aix-en-Provence/Francia.
    2012 : Exposición colectiva Hotel Presidente. La Habana, Cuba.
    2013 : Muestra colectiva en el Centro Paulo. La Habana, Cuba.
    2013 : Exposición colectiva Apart Hotel Alta Habana. La Habana, Cuba.
    2013 : Exposición colectiva Hotel 5ta Avenida. La Habana, Cuba
    2013 : Exposición colectiva Hotel Palco. La Habana, Cuba.
    2013 : Exposición colectiva Hotel Occidental Miramar. La Habana, Cuba.
    2015 : Viernes Culturales. Miami, Florida.
    2015 : Contemporary Cuban Figurativism : Conde Contemporary Miami, FL
    2016 : Realism, Surrealism and Representation Miami, FL

    Artist's Objects:

    • Darian  Rodriguez Mederos - "Self Portrait 2017"

      "Self Portrait 2017"

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  • Luis Rodriguez NOA  (+)

    Biography : Born June 14, 1970 in Baracoa, Guantánamo, Luis Rodriguez Noa, also known as NOA, works from his studio in Centro Habana, a neighborhood in Havana, Cuba. The son of an artist, he grew up surrounded by paintings, books, and an incredibly artistic atmosphere. His first drawing classes were given by his father, artist Luis Eliades Rodriguez at the uniquely Cuban institution “Casa de la Cultura". At the tender age of 12 the younger Rodriguez was selected by the Cuban art school and left home to start his art studies. He graduated from the National Art School in Havana in 1989, and in 1994 graduated from the Higher Institute of Industrial Design (as a designer of Visual Communication). Luis Rodriguez Noa continues to live and work in Havana and is a member of the Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and of the Cuban Prográfica Committee. NOA's work often focuses on the natural chaos inherent in the culture of Havana street life. The sights, sounds and smells of which fill his second floor studio in Centro Habana. His work extends beyond painting and sculpture and into both literature and the graphic arts.

    Exhibition : 1995 ‐ "An Artist from Cuba," Gallery Andy Jllien‐ Zürich, Switzerland
    1999 ‐ "Mendive and Noa," Gallery Kunstmann‐ Mallorca, Spain
    2004 ‐ "Tiempo al Tiempo," Center for Development of Visual Arts ‐ Havana, Cuba
    2006 ‐ "La Dinámica de un Viaje," Biennial of Havana, Cuba
    2007 ‐ "Art Miami," Miami, FL, United States
    2008 ‐ "Art Now," Miami, FL, United States
    2011- "Arte Serio, Galería Cubana, Boston, MA, USA
    2015 - "Spectrum", Miami, FL, United States
    2015 - "Arte Cuba", San Diego, CA, United States
    2016 - "Figurativism: A Contemporary Movement", Conde Contemporary, Miami, FL, US
    2016 - "Realism, Surrealism and Representation", Conde Contemporary, Miami, FL,US

    Artist's Objects:

    • Luis Rodriguez NOA - "Un Mundo de Cosas"

      "Un Mundo de Cosas"

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  • Enrique Toledo  (+)

    Biography : Cuban artist, Enrique Toledo, son of a poet, wife of an actress and father of another brilliant painter, was born on January 3, 1966 in Santa Clara, Cuba. He graduated from Felix Varela University of Education in 1997, and worked as a professor of fine art at Felix Varela University from 1987-2000, when he decided to pursue his own career in art full time. "Classical, baroque, a mocking, skillful perfectionist, Cuban Toledo is focused on his work having a sufficient culmination of the fantastic, like diving into the idyll with an interrogative sense of what would happen if at one point his characters leave the frame, which is really what they want, to accompany us for life." - Lezama His work has been shown in Cuba, the US, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The artist's painting "Santa Clara", namesake to the city of the artist's birth, was one of only three official items gifted to Pope Benedict on his visit to the island. "Santa Clara" is now in the Vatican's extensive permanent collection. Enrique Toledo currently resides and works from his studio in Santa Clara, Cuba.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Enrique  Toledo - "Hesperia"

      "Hesperia"

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  • Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio  (+)

    Biography : Born on October 31, 1989 in Santa Clara, Cuba, Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio graduated from Manuel Ascunce Domenech in Cuba. Toledo del Rio considers his creations a form of magical realism, evoking dreams, fantasy and magic through the use of color, light, shadow and space. Toledo del Rio achieves, "...dreamlike atmospheres where reality and fantasy intertwine to show a different world." Son of a painter and an actress in children's theatre, and grandson of an award winning poetess, Toledo del Rio works literary themes into his titles and draws from the imagery of the theatre; his artistic heritage is reflected clearly in his work.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio - "Mistress of The Mantle"

      "Mistress of The Mantle"

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  • Ruben Torres Llorca  (+)

    Biography : Rubén Torres Llorca is a Cuban artist specializing in painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and photography. He studied from 1972 to 1976 at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” in Havana and from 1976 to 1981, studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), also in Havana. Torres, from 1990 to 1993, resided in Mexico City, Mexico and since 1993 resides in Miami, Florida.

    Exhibition : Personal Exhibitions:

    2017 Circulo de Fuego, Kendal Art Center, Miami, FL
    2015 "Better Days Ahead" Juan Ruiz Gallery, Wynwood, FL
    2012 "One Of Us Can Be Wrong And Other Essays" Juan Ruiz Gallery, Wynwood, FL 2011
    "El Bosque no es lo Mismo sin el Lobo" Now Contemporary Art, Wynwood, FL 2010 "Figure 1 to 20" Now Contemporary Art, Wynwood, Miami, FL.
    2009 "Los Peores Hombres Cuentan las Mejores Historias" Praxis, New York, NY.
    2008 "The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Guilty" Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MARP),San Juan, PR.
    "Manual de Carpinteria China" Praxis, Wynwood, Miami, FL.
    2007 "Una Historia Para Ninos Basada en un Crimen Real", Centro Cultural Español, Coral Gables, FL.
    2006 "Pagador de Promesas", Galeria Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    "Easy to Build/Modelo Para Armar" Frost Museum, Miami, Fl.
    2005 "If They Pay You For It ", Praxis International, Coral Gables, Fl
    2004 "Take This Waltz", Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
    2002 "Si Pierdo la Memoria que Pureza", Locust Projects, Miami, Fl.
    2001 "Secret Life", Gary Nader Fine Arts, Coral Gables, Fl.
    2000 "Last News From Havana", Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
    1999 "Better Death Than Alive", Freites Revilla Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.
    1998 "So Quiet in Here", Museo del Bario, New York, NY.
    "Gotan", Der Brucke, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    "Fill in the Blanks", Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY.
    1997 "All my Lies are Wishes", Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York, NY.
    "The Pledge", Fred Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.
    1996 "Eight Visits to the Artist's Studio", Miami Art Museum, Fl.
    1995 "The Anchor", Marta Gutierrez Fine Arts, Miami Beach, Fl.
    1993 "Casa Tomada", Expositum, Mexico DF.
    1992 "Ya No Te Espero", Ninart, Centro de Cultura, Mexico DF. 1990
    "La Trampa", Centro Cultural Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    "La Soledad", Museo Benjamin Carrion, Quito, Ecuador.
    1989 "Una Mirada Retrospectiva", Ce

    Detailed Description : "In Torres Llorca, his grammar and syntax are based on the language of common use, which is altered when weaving unrelated texts that in their conjunction compose cryptic messages, ironic or chaotic, that paraphrase real life - from which they come. With this process, the artist composes his own dialect - in which these objects, ideas, images, speeches are intertwined creating a canon, which by way of musical background establishes a continuous rhythm, which repeats itself, growing in construction and complication to each repetition, and which leads to the endless succession of questions and answers that end up in the audience. " Agustin Arteaga

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ruben Torres Llorca - "Humpty Dumpty"

      "Humpty Dumpty"

    • Ruben Torres Llorca - "Here it Comes, That Heavy Love"

      "Here it Comes, That Heavy Love"

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Other Represented Artists

"Here it Comes, That Heavy Love" - Ruben Torres Llorca

Ruben Torres Llorca "Here it Comes, That Heavy Love"

Mixed Media on Canvas
40" x 72"

"Current Affairs" - Andres Conde

Andres Conde "Current Affairs"

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
2017

"Golden Beach" - Andres Conde

Andres Conde "Golden Beach"

Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"
2017

"A View Skewed" - Andres Conde

Andres Conde "A View Skewed"

Oil on Canvas
36" x 48"

"Humpty Dumpty" - Ruben Torres Llorca

Ruben Torres Llorca "Humpty Dumpty"

Mixed Media on Wood Panel
21" x 20"

"El Rey de Roma" - Andres Conde

Andres Conde "El Rey de Roma"

Oil on Canvas
36" x 60"

"Hesperia" - Enrique  Toledo

Enrique Toledo "Hesperia"

Oil on Canvas
39" x 51"

"Self Portrait 2017" - Darian  Rodriguez Mederos

Darian Rodriguez Mederos "Self Portrait 2017"

Individually Burned Pennies on Wood With Resin
61.75" x 50"

"Mistress of The Mantle" - Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio

Luis Enrique Toledo del Rio "Mistress of The Mantle"

Oil on Canvas
63.5" x 47"

"Un Mundo de Cosas" - Luis Rodriguez NOA

Luis Rodriguez NOA "Un Mundo de Cosas"

Oil Stick, Acrylic and Printer's Ink on Canvas
48" x 60"