Biography

Chenco was born in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, South America and he actually lives in South Florida.

EDUCATION

• 1968 – Doctorate in Law and Political Sciences, summa cum laude, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

• 1966-1968 – Special studies in Psychology of Art and of Mental Illness, School of Medicine, Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

• 1963 – 1968 Studies of Law and Political Sciences, School of Law, Universidad de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia.

• 1960-1963 Attended sporadically to the Escuala de Bellas Artes (School of Fine Arts), Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

RETROSPECTIVES

• 1996 –“ Chenco Retrospective 1984-1996”, Mona Gallery in association with ArtServe, Inc. and the South Florida Theatre of the Deaf, Fort Lauderdale, Fl

• 2004 –“ Retrospective of a Master 1994-2004”, Florida Collectors Gallery, Lauderdale by de Sea, Fl

• 2008 – “Retrospective 1998-2008 Chenco: Latin America and the Artist”, Broward County Main Library, Gallery Six, Fort Lauderdale, Fl

• 2014 – “Small Format 1993–2013”, Arte Venezolano en Miami Art Gallery, Miami, Fl

EXHIBITIONS

• 2014 -“Two More Lovers” Mano Fine Art Project Space, Bird Road Art District, Miami, Fl

• 2012/2013 –“Inspired by Red” Mano Fine Art Project Space, Bird Road Art District, Miami, Fl

• 2011 - “Mona…Mona…Mona…An Ode to the Mona Lisa”. Mano Fine Art Project Space, Bird Road Art District, Miami, Fl

• 2010 – “Eklekticity” Rodez Art Gallery. Coconut Grove, Fl

• 2009/2010 “Dimensiones de Color y la Forma”, Consulado General de Colombia, Coral Gables, FL

• 2008 – “Virgins and Altars”, miArte Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl

• 2008 - “Chenco May Show”, Elite Fine Art Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Fl

• 2008 - Art Vision Gallery, Miami, Fl

• 2008 – “ Arte y Parte” Elite Fine Art Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Fl

• 2006/2007 - Cremata Fine Art, Miami, Fl

• 2005 - “Tendencies” Elite Art Editions, Miami, Fl

• 2004 - “Cartagena Sister City” Consulado General de Colombia, Coral Gables, Fl

• 2004 “ Cartagena Sister City”, Coral Gables City Hall and Cultural recognition by the Mayor of Coral Gables Don Lesnick, Coral Gables, Fl

• 2004 – AzucArt Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl

• 2002 – “Hauntings”, Zagami Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, Fl

• 2001 – Gallery 421, Fort Lauderdale, Fl

• 2001 – “Nueva Vision” O & Y Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl

• 2000 – El Mundo Gallery International, Coral Gables, Fl

• 1999 – “Chenco: Small Format”, Victor Gomez, Cuban Collection Fine Art, Coral Gables, Fl

• 1997 – WIZO Art VII Annual International Art Exhibition, Miami, Fl

• 1996 - WIZO Art VI Annual International Art Exhibition, Bay Harbour Islands, Fl

• 1996 – “Ten Colombian Artists in the USA”, Gallery Stendahl in association with New York Art Exchange, Inc.”, New York, NY

• 1996 –“Ten Colombian Artits in the USA” Museo Bolivariano de Arte Contemporáneo, Santa Marta, Colombia

• 1996 – “Ten Colombian Artists in the USA” Colombo-Americano Cultural Center, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.

• 1996 – “Latin American Art”, Faces Art Gallery, Bay Harbour Islands, Fl

• 1995 - Colombia and Its Treasures, Broward County Main Library, Fort Lauderdale, Fl

• 1995 - Modern Art Gallery, Boca Raton, Fl

• 1995 - “Four Latin American Masters”, Interarte Fine Art, Coral Gables, Fl

• 1994 - Steiner Gallery, Bal Harbour, Fl

• 1994 - Catalina Fine Art, Coral Gables, Fl

• 1992 – Adamar Fine Art, Miami Art District, Miami, Fl

• 1991 – “Rediscovering the Americas”, Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami, Fl

• 1991 – “Cuatro Visiones del Sur”, Van Cleef Fine Art, Miami, Fl

• 1978 – Galeria de Arte Castellanos, Hotel Camino Real, Mexico City, Mexico

• 1964 – Centro Colombo Americano, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

• 1964 – Callejon de los Meaos, Cartagena, de Indias Colombia

• 1962 - Galeria de arte Palacio de la Inquisición, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

NOTE: All the above information can be verified. Information about another activities, exhibitions etc., in Colombia, South America, Europe and USA was lost during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

Also Chenco has been participating in private exhibitions with collectors.

COLLECTIONS

Chenco is in private and public collections in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Spain, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

PUBLICATIONS

• Diario Las Américas, “Pinto automaticamente”, Jesus Hernadez, August 25, 2013, Miami, Fl

• Los Recursos de la imaginación: Artes visuals del caribe colombiano. Eduardo Marceles Daconte, “Chenco: La aventura de descubrir imágenes” pages 183-184, Second Edition, December 2010

• El Nuevo Herald, “Cultura y bohemia en el Consulado colombiano de Miami”, July 8, 2008, Miami, Fl

• Libro Anuario Artelibre“Arte y Libertad III, “Chenco: El Arte como desafio”, pages 142, 143, 144, 145. Publication No. 55, Editorial Comuniter, S.L., Zaragoza, España. 2008.

• Los Recursos de la imaginación: Artes visuals del caribe colombiano. Eduardo Marceles Daconte, “Chenco: La aventura de descubrir imágenes” pages 181-182-183,First Edition. November 2007.

• El Nuevo Herald “Chenco y su búsqueda de lo primitivo”, Adriana Herrera, May 24, 2008, Miami, Fl

• Casa y Estilo, April – May 2005.

• Contemporary Artist Dictionary, pages 62 and 117, Edition 5, Year 2003, N $ V Publisher

• Contemporary Artist Dictionary, pages 36 and 60, Edition 4, Year 2002, Published by Latin American Art Association – L’ART

• El Nuevo Herald “La nueva vision de Chenco”, Armando Alvarez Bravo. February 18, 2001, Miami, Fl

• Magazine ARTE AL DIA INTERNATIONAL, page 60. No. 76, September 1999

• Magazine ARTE AL DIA INTERNATIONAL, page 8. No. 73, January 1999

• Magazine ARTE AL DIA INTERNATIONAL, page 60. No. 71, September 1998

• Magazine ARTE AL DIA INTERNATIONAL, pages 46,47,48 and 49. No. 70, June 1998

• Magazine ARTE AL DIA INTERNATIONAL, Page 66 No. 69, 1998

• Revista Selecta, Año 15 No. 12, Page 52. December 1998

• Publicacion Independencia de Colombia, “Orgullo de Colombia” Page 10, 1998

• Magazine ARTE AL DIA INTERNATIONAL. Page 62 No. 66, September 1997

• Millenium Cultural Magazine pages 24 and 25 centerfold and pages 47-50 Vol 1 Year 1. Article by Myrna Curras

• El Tiempo, Lecturas Dominicales:Diez Artistas colombianos en E.E.U.U. “Explorando el Norte”. Eduardo Marceles Daconte. April 14, 1996. Bogotá, Colombia.

• LEA Magazine, pages 20 and 21. No. 83 August/September, 1996

• LEA Art America Magazine, pages 20 and 21. April/May 1996

• LEA Art America Magazine, “La eventura de descubrir imágenes” by Eduardo Marceles Daconte, pages 30-31. No. 81 Año XI, January/February 1996

• LEA Magazine, Cover and pages 19, 24 and 25. March 1995

• El Universal, Dominical, Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia, January 7, 1996

• El Heraldo Dominical, “La pintura de Chenco” Barranquilla, Colombia, April 23, 1995 BOOK COVERS

• Rio Abajo by Rafael Vega Jácome. Amazon.com

• La Guerra Infame del Amado caudillo by Rafael Vega Jácome. Amazon.com

• Historias Secretas del Corazón de Jesús y otros cuentos nadaistas by Rafael Vega Jácome. Amazon.com

• Ilustration of publications for the Department of Humanities for the Universidad de Cartagena in Cartagena, Colombia.

INTERVIEWS

Television and radio interviews by Katherine Morgan, Enrique Cordoba, Rodrigo Torres and Myrna Curras.

CD COVER

CD Album cover, painting done by Chenco for Red Letter Day, released in 1997.

WRITINGS ABOUT CHENCO

• Chenco: The Adventure of Discovering Images by Eduardo Marceles Daconte.

• The Art of Chenco or Visions on the Dark Side by Jaime Cabrera Gonzalez.

• Chenco: Ten Years of Pictorial Obsession by Jorge de la Fuente.

• Honestly Speaking by Abdon Romero

• Universal Flags on the Avenues of the Soul by Ana Maria Sarlat.

• Chenco; Art as a Challenge by Jorge de la Fuente.

• Chenco: Rebel in the Mirror by Carol Damian.

• Chenco: Predicting the Unpredictable by Carol Damian.

• Chenco: A Unique Style, by Abdon Romero.

• Chenco’s New Vision by Armando Alvarez Bravo.

• Chenco: Searching for the Primeval Forces by Adriana Herrera T.

• Chenco’s Crosses by Jorge de la Fuente

• Chenco: In the Midst of the Storm by Jorge de la Fuente.

• Chenco: Painting in the Flexion of Times by Jaime Cabrera Gonzalez

• Chenco: Instrospection and Search by Jorge de la Fuente.

• Chenco's Fourth Retrospective by Abdón J. Romero.

NOTE: All the above information can be verified. Unfortunately great part of the archives of publications also was lost during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.