About

Contact information:

rogeliobaezvega@gmail.com
Instagram: @rogeliobaezvega

Lives and works in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

Education:

Independent drawing and painting courses with Fran Cervoni. Studies in painting, design, and photography at the University of the Sacred Heart, San Juan, PR. Studies in painting at Escuela de Artes Plásticas.  Intensive workshop in oil painting with Amanda Carmona Bosch. Advanced drawing workshop with Melanie Reign at Altos de Chavón, Design School.

Residencies:

2019  Vermont Studio Center, September.
           Artist Residency, ART OMI, June – July.
2018  MASS MoCA Residencies for Artists from Puerto Rico, August – September.
2011   Artist Residency, Área: Lugar de Proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico.
2003  Altos de Chavón School of Design, drawing intensive program, Dominican Republic.

Awards/Grants/Fellowships:

2023   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2019   IA&A at Hillyer
           Pollock-Krasner Foundation Emergency Grant
           Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant
           Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant
           Displaced Artist Fund Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center.
           CERF+ Emergency Assistance Grant.
2018   Mass MoCA & Assets 4 Artists, Residency Opportunity for Artists in Puerto Rico Affected by Hurricane María.
2015   “Best Booth Design,”  BOOM: Design, Creativity and Innovation Fair, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
2013   Artist studio in Casa Blanca by the Arts Program and Parks and Museum Program of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2012   Awarded Lexus Grants for Artists.
2011   Honorable Mention, Certamen de Fotografía Contemporánea, UBS and University of the Sacred Heart, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2010   First Price, Third Edition of Certamen de Arte Joven de Oriental Bank and Trust, Puerto Rico.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2018   Afecciones Temporales, Km0.2, Santurce, Puerto Rico.
2017   Colonial Suites, Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2012   En oposición: decomiso de un proyecto parte de Real / Ideal, 8th exhibition Lexus Grant for Artists, Museo de Arte de  Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2011   Land-escapes, Área: Lugar de Proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico.
2006   Individuo, works on paper, curated by Gamaliel Rodríguez, La Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2004   4 Espacios, Galería de Arte, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:

2022   
no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of       Hurricane María, curated by Marcela Guerrero, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, on view November 23, 2022- April 23, 2023.
ON Sight, a collective exhibition with Efrén Candelaria, Livia Ortiz, and Nora Maité Nieves, 7 Lispenard, New York, on view November 18, 2022 – December 18, 2022.
(Re)Conocer el futuro: Selección de obras de la colección permanente, curated by Marianne Ramírez Aponte, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2021 
Constant Storm: Art from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora, curated by Christian Viveros-Faune, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.
Yucayeque de piedra, curated by Miguel Trelles, Irene Esteves Amador, Melissa M. Ramos Borges & Carlos Ortiz, The Clemente Soto Vélez Educational and Community Center, New York City.
Earth is a Sinking Ship, collective exhibition presented by Km0.2 & Embajada, NADA Miami, December 1-4.
2020
Terrazo, El Depósito – Colección Hernández Castrodad, Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Landmark, Km0.2, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective show curated by Km0.2, with Jotham Malavé, André Marcel Pagán and Karlo Ibarra, SWAB Barcelona (virtual).
Temporal: Puerto Rican Resistance, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.
Edición 25/25, Galería de Arte, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Santurce, Puerto Rico.
2019
Two-man show with Mateo Galindo, curated by Malinda Galindo of Atomic Culture, Mecanismos, MECA Art Fair.
El espacio común, curated by Vanessa Hernández Gracia, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico: Plural, permanent collection exhibition, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Repensar la ciudad: colección Iris y José Hernández Castrodad, curated by Diane Bras Feliciano, Museo y Centro de Estudios Humanísticos Dra. Josefina Camacho de la Nuez, Universidad del Turabo.
Permanent collection exhibition, Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2018
Assets4Artists Open Studios, Studios at Mass MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts.
2017
Estructuras personales, with Cybelle Cartagena and Margarita Vincentí, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
SIMULACRO, curated by Melissa M. Ramos Borges, El Polvorín at Luis Muñoz Rivera Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
OUT OF SPACE, curated by Melissa M. Ramos Borges & Andrea Bauzá, Mecanismos curated by Carla Acevedo-Yates, MECA Art Fair, Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico.
99+1=la centena, Galería de Arte, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Santurce, Puerto Rico.
2016
In situ: Visiones del paisaje de las Grandes Antillas, curated by Mariel Quiñones, Museo Pío López Martínez, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey campus.
2013
Muestra Nacional de Arte, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Concrete Illusions: Public and Private Spaces in Puerto Rico, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center New York.
Concrete Illusions: Public and Private Spaces in Puerto Rico, LA GALERÍA at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.
SWAB Barcelona, International Contemporary Art Fair, Italian Pavillion, Barcelona, España.
Feria de Arte y Diseño (FAD), May Edition, Galería Nacional, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Feria de Arte y Diseño (FAD) , Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián Edition, Galería Nacional, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2012
Scope New York, with Cart Watch, New York, New York.
2011
Tell Us a Story, Santurce es Ley 3, CartWatch, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Certamen de Fotografía Contemporánea, Galería de Arte, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Arte en El Medio: 35 Años de Fotografía en Puerto Rico, curated by Dr. Mercedes Trelles Hernández, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Pocket, CartWatch, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Boricuas bestiales, Museo de la ENE, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nuevas Adquisiciones, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Serie Regional De Jugadores Pampers, curated by Bianca Ortiz, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2010
Relevos y Careos: 25 años del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, Santurce, Puerto Rico.
Certamen de Arte Joven, Galería 10, Oriental Bank and Trust, de San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Reivindicaciones, Sala de las Artes, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2009
Muestra Nacional, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Santurce es Ley I, with La corporación Artist Studios, Santurce, Puerto Rico.
2008
Scope Miami ’08, Scope Art Foundation, Miami, Florida.
Cataño DC, intervenciones urbanas, Cataño, Puerto Rico.
2007
Objecthood, Hardcore Contemporary Gallery, Miami, Florida.P.S.A., LES Gallery, New York City, New York.
Scope New York ‘07, Scope Art Foundation, Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park, NY.
Circa International Art Fair, Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico.The Dams 2: International Contemporary Group Show, curated by Pedro Vélez, Sala de las Artes, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Photo L.A., Santa Mónica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA.
The Dams curated by Pedro Vélez, PhotoMIAMI, SOHO Building, Wynwood, Miami, FL.
2006
Muestra Nacional, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Affordable Art: Contemporary Practices, The Storehouse Group, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Medios en pequeño formato, Museo de Arte de Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Untitled, La Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Polverío, El polvorín at Luis Muñoz Rivera Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Circa International Art Fair, Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2005
Exposición inaugural, La Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Décimo aniversario 1995-2005, Galería de Arte, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Affordable Art, La Casa del Arte, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR)
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC)
Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Chicago
Oriental Bank & Trust
First Bank
Jiménez Rolón
José Hernández Castrodad and Iris Marcano
César Reyes and Mima Benítez
Dr. Joe Landrón
Dr. Luis de Corral
Francis Greenberger
Jonathan Marvel
Warren James
Dr. Jaime Jackson and Juliette Jackson
Ignacio López and Laura Guerra

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