Ricardo Brey (Havana, 1955) is a Cuban-born visual artist; a graduate from the San Alejandro School of Art and the Cuban National School of Art. His artistic roots lie in the 1970s and 1980s when he was an active member of the group Volumen I, today this group represents the emergence of a new generation of avant-garde artists in Cuba after the 1959 revolution.
After travelling extensively and receiving an invitation to participate in the Documenta IX in Kassel, Brey moved to Ghent in 1990 and continues to live and work there. In 1997 he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for Installation Art and Sculpture and also received the Culture Prize for visual art from the Flemish government. He had survey exhibitions in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba, 2014, and Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp, 2015 and was invited to the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia ‘All the World’s Futures’.
Credits (c)image: Dirk Pauwels, Ghent
Ricardo Brey opened a series of drawings he has been making over years but which he never showed. He sees them as parallel universes, they are each flightlines, possible starts of future trajectories. He selected a hundred of them and presented ten drawings each day during the biennale.