Biography

Born in 1962 in La Havana, Jorge Mayet is a Cuban expatriate artist living and working in Mallorca, Spain. Devoid of political connotation Mayet’s work is a reminiscence of his native Cuba as well as a personal metaphor about exile and liberation.

After graduating from San Alejandro’s National School of Fine Arts in Cuba, Jorge Mayet started his early career with painting which gradually gave way to his current sculptures and installations. Today, allegorical landscapes are created from his studio which are embodiments of his life experiences.

His artwork is included in major collections such as The Saatchi Collection, London; Middle East Museum of Modern Art, Dubai; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; The Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Barjeel Foundation, Dubai; Kumon Collection of Arts, Seoul and White Rabbit, Sydney.

Education

1993         BFA, San Alejandro’s National School of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba

1995          MFA, San Alejandro’s National School of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Broken Landscape, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York

2014

Cubanía, Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro

Inmigration, Leo Gallery, Hong Kong

Cuando todo importa, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

2012

Sobre todas as coisas, Inox galleria, Rio do Janeiro, Brazil

Roots, Hong Kong Art Center and Leo Gallery, Hong Kong

2011

Solo Exhibition, Docks Art Fair, Olivier Houg Galerie, Biennal Lyon, Lyon, France

Arquitectura para las almas, Museu de Art Modern i Contemporani Es Baluard, Palma, Majorca, Spain (cat.)

Ancestros, MC Gallery, Seoul

2010

About Painting, Sakshi Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan; Triumph Gallery, Moscow

Descents, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

2009

Deseo, Art Project, Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

Autopsia para un Paisaje, MAM Mario Mauroner Galerie, Salzburg, Austria

2006

Natural Games, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

2005

Pide un deseo, Galería Lluçià Homs, Barcelona, Spain

2004

One way: desde la distancia, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain (cat.)

2003

Relatividad, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

2002

Desde la otra orilla, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

2000

Mediterráneo, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

1997

La mirada de un cubano, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

1990

Oro verde, Galería Teodoro Ramos Blanco, Habana

Galería Teodoro Ramos Blanco, Habana

Cuatro en Premier, Galería Teodoro Ramos Blanco, Habana

1985

Salón Cubano La Maison, Habana

 

Group Exhibitions

2017

Arriaca, Simone Pellegrini, Rome

2015

Special ArtRio 2015, Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro

Christmas Exhibition, Works of Art from the WBB Collection, WBB Gallery Contemporary Pure Art, Zurich, Switzerland

My Roots Can Hear the Leaves Grow, Montoro12 Contemporary Art, Rome

Roots, Phyton Gallery, Zurich; Suisse, Switzerland

Acervo Inox, Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro

Art International Istanbul, Turkey

Background VII, Galeria Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

Pangea II, New Art from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi Gallery, London

2014

Sheika Salama bint Hamdam, Nahyan Fundation, Abu, Dabhi

Duets, The Farjam Foundation in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai

Les belles infidèle, Galería Horrach Moyá, Palma, Majorca, Spain

2013

La metamorfosis del paisaje en el arte, un viaje a través del paisaje en el último siglo, Sala Fundación Caja Vital Kutxa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

L’Arbre qui ne meurt jamais, Théâtre des Sablons, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Sobre todas as coisas, Inox galleria, SP ARTE, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Arco 13, Madrid

2012

Colectiva, Galeria Horrach Moya, Palma, Majorca, Spain

2011

Untitled, Sakshi Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Vis-a-vis, Museu de Art Modern i Contemporani Es Baluard, Palma, Majorca, Spain

Good things come in small packages, Leo gallery, Shanghai, China

Sackshi Gallery, Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

Maison Particulière Centre D’Art, Origin (S), Brussels

2010

MC Gallery, Seoul

Scratch, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

On Wiew, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

Triumph Gallery, Moscow

Sobrevolando tu cabeza, Art Moscow, Moscow

Background VI, Galeria Horrach Moya, Palma, Majorca, Spain

Sakshi Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Dead or Alive: Nature revisited, MAD Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

2009

White Rabbit Foundation, Sydney

Art Nova, Galeria Horrach Moya, Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, FL

Paisajes cruzados, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani, Palma, Majorca, Spain

Fondation Francés, Senlis, France

Urbanea, Sala de Cultura “Sa Nostra,” Maó-Mahón, Spain

Materia negra, MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Galerie, Salzburg, Austria

Urbanea noves expressions artístiques, Fundació Es Convent, Inca, Palma, Majorca, Spain

Materia Negra, MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Galerie, Viena

Galeria Alonso Garcés, Bogotá

Galerie Conrads, Berlin

Urbanea noves expressions artístiques, Fundació “La Caixa,” Ibiza, Inca

2008

New video creations, New York

2007

Background IV, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

2006

Galería Llucià Homs, Barcelona

Si pudiera alar, Playa de Holbox, Holbox, Mexico

2005

Background II, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

Video Arte in Venice, Isla de San Sérvolo, Venice, Italy

2004

Background I, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

El paisaje: lo dado y lo interminable, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

2003

Video-creaciones, Muestra 03, Mexico D.F.

Desde aquí los siento, Playa de Holbox, Holbox, Mexico

2001

Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

2000

Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

1999

Landscapes, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

1998

Art on the beach, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma, Majorca, Spain

Barriendo un sueño, Punta Molas del Norte, Isla de Cozumel, Mexico

1995

Algunos llegarán, Key Biscayne, Miami, FL

1994

Domingo Padrón Gallery, Miami, FL

1993

5ª Bienal de La Habana, Salón de profesores, Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Habana

Alfredo Martínez Gallery, Miami, FL

 

Collections

21C Museum Hotels, Nashville

Artphilein Foundation, Liechtenstein

Es Baluart, Museu d’art Modern I Contemporani, Mallorca, Spain

Farjam group collection of Museum of Art-Dubai, UEA

Fondation Francès, Senlis, Picardie, France

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai, UEA

Kumon Collection of Arts, Seoul, Korea

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD Museum), New York, USA

Maison Particulière Centre D’Art, Brussels

Masathis Societé, Paris, France

Nike Company, USA

Saatchi Collection, London, UK

TDCI Collection, Abu Dhabi, UEA

White Rabbit Collection, Foundation Chippendale, Sydney, Australia

 

Other Gallery Representation

Spain, Palma de Mallorca, Galería Horrach Moyà

Taiwan & India, Taipei & Mumbai, Sakshi Gallery

China, Shanghai, Leo Gallery

Switzerland, Zürich, Phiton Gallery

Brazil, Rio do Janeiro, Galeria Inox Arte Contemporânea

Austria, Viena & Salzburg, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Galerie