Cuban artist Marlon Portales (Pinar del Rio, 1991) graduated in 2018 from Havana’s Higher Institute of Art (ISA) with honors. Portales’ practice is multidisciplinary and includes media ranging from painting to installation, video art, digital drawing, animation, photography and performance.
The emerging Cuban artist Marlon Portales (Pinar del Rio, 1991) graduated in 2018 from Havana’s Higher Institute of Art (ISA) with honors. Portales’ practice is multidisciplinary and includes media ranging from painting to installation, video art, photography and performance. His views in the fields of politics and ideals yield works that carry evident sociological and philosophical quests. Ultimately, through his work, he aims at engaging the observer in a dialogue about different point of views as well as universally shared reflections.
In recent years he had a several solo shows: "The Voyeur",in 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York, 2019; “Museum”, in Origenes Gallery, Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, Havana, 2018; “Grand Tour”, in Galiano Gallery, Havana, 2017.
His work was featured in the following groups shows: 2019 - “Presagios”, Diocesan Museum of Terni, Italy. "Illnes has a color" (Collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial), Estudio 50, Havana. 2018 - “Meraki”, NG Art Gallery, Panama. “La noche boca arriba”, Acacia Gallery, Havana. /2017 - “Move Things: videocreation in Cuba”, 20th Movie Theater Las Americas, International Film Festival, Austin, Texas, USA. “Experiments in Cinéma”, International Experimental Film Festival, Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico, USA. “Das ist kein Bild. Das iste in Bild”, Birg Galerie im Volkspark, Halle, Germany.
He was bestowed with residencies such as Art OMI Residency at the OMI International Art Center, New York, New York (2015); Illy & UNIDEE Residency in Cittadellarte – Fondazione Michelangelo Pistoletto in Biella, Italy (2016); and Fountainhead Residency in Miami, Florida (2018).