Carlos Betancourt (1966)
1966 Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Present Lives and works in Miami
1992 Fort Lauderdale Public Library, Fort Lauderdale, Hispanic Heritage
Exhibit: Carlos Betancourt (September 30 - October 30)
1996 St. Thomas University Atrium Gallery, Miami, Images of a Heaven:
New Works by Carlos Betancourt (October 30 - December 11)
1999-2000 Galeria Casa Colon, Miami Beach, New Works by Carlos Betancourt
(December 10, 1999 - January 18, 2000)
2001 Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Carlos Betancourt: Outdoor Photography
Project (January 27 - March 3)
2002 Robert Miller Gallery, New York, Carlos Betancourt (January 8 -
J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, Carlos Betancourt (February 9 -
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL, Carlos Betancourt: Recent Photographic
Works (August, September)
Palacio de Espinola, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Spain (September)
2004 Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas ( _________ )
1989-90 Coral Snake Gallery, Miami Beach, Miami Artist Series (December
14, 1989 - January, 1990)
1990 Galaxy Gallery, Miami Beach, Duet in the Sun (April 16 - May)
1991 Mark Wheeler Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Alumni Awards Exhibit (May)
Coral Gables, Florida Style Competition Winners
1992 Imperfect Utopia Gallery, Miami Beach, Freedom (May 16 - July 8)
Milan, Feria del Mueble (Stefano Carniato, curator)
1993 World Gallery, Miami, Sheets (February 4 - March 10)
Gallery on First, Miami, Miami Right Now (March 4)
Imperfect Utopia Gallery, Miami Beach, Cuba-Cola (March 19 - April 24)
Lohman and Busse Gallery, Dortmund, Germany, In Color
Ambrosino Gallery, Coral Gables, Summer Exhibit (June - July)
The Cuban Museum, Miami (November)
1994 Gallery on One, Sarasota, FL, Miami Right Now (March 4)
Helen Cevern Gallery, New York, Sheets ( (April - May 10)
HB Starr Gallery, Palm Beach, Five Latin American Artists (April 14)
Arte BA, Buenos Aires, Fracturism (April 15 - 24)
South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, Who’s Who
Imperfect Utopia Gallery, Miami Beach (June 8 - August 10)
1995 Meza Fine Art, Coral Gables, En la Arena Sabrosa (July 7 - August
Gallery at Natcom, Miami, The Color of Exile (September)
1996 Meza Fine Art, Coral Gables, New Works by Gallery Artists (March)
Art Miami, Miami Beach (January 4 - 8)
1997 St. Thomas University, Miami, Exhibit from the Collection of St.
Thomas University (May)
1998 Conde-Goodman Gallery, Miami, Miami Artist Group Show (September
Miami Beach, Lucky 13 (March 7 - April 8)
Coral Gables, CRI - Art Against Aids VII, curated by Fred Snitzer (March
1999 Galeria Casa Colon, Merida, Mexico, Gallery Artist Show (January)
Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, All God’s Children Got Shoes
Miami Beach, Fla-Bra (March)
The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, 61st National Competition of
American Painting, curated by Susan Delahanty, (December 2 - 24)
2000 Galeria Casa Colon, Miami Beach, Gallery Artist Show (January 22)
Espiritu Santo Bank, Miami, Emerging Perspectives, curated by (Fred Snitzer
Espiritu Santo Bank, Miami, Departing Perspectives , curated byFred Snitzer
(January 22 - 23)
The American Foundation for the Arts, Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council
Grant and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs, Miami, The Sounds, Symbols Project
(New Forms Grant Installation, Miami Beach) (March 17 - 19)
2001 Group Espirito Santo, Miami, Emerging Perspectives (January 19 -
Bernice Stainbaum Gallery, Miami, Outdoor Photography Project (January
27 - March 3)
The Barrio Museum at Little Havana, Miami, 17 + 4 (April 20)
Silvana Facchini Gallery, Miami, Living in Miami (April 27 - May 26)
ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach, Re-Connect (September 25 - October
New Gallery, University of Miami, Miami, Hurricane Show: 25 Powerful Artists
in 25 Days (October 8)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Monster Mash IV (October 20)
Centro Cultural Osvaldo Guayasamín, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic, IV Bienal del Caribe: Miami Tierra Caliente (November
15, 2001 - December 12, 2002)
2001-02 Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Inside and Out: Contemporary
Sculpture, Video and Installations (December 13, 2001 - February 3, 2002)
2002 Museo Galeria Banco Santander, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Quinta Gran
Subasta (May 31 - June 12)
Miami-Dade Main Library, The Alphabet (June 21- August 20)
PR '02 : En Ruta, outdoor intervention, San Juan, Puerto Rico ( October
6 - 13 )
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Cuban Photography (August - December)
Contexto, outdoor intervention, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
( October 14-20 )
Art Basel, Miami Beach (December)
Neutral Zone, outdoor intervention, Miami, Florida ( December 7 )
2003 ARCO, Madrid, Spain (February)
1988 Miami Style Competition Award
Design Guild of South Florida, Outstanding Excellence
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Mark Wheeler Gallery, Best in Exhibit
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Highest Achievement
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Best Portfolio
1989 Miami Beach Development Corporation, Excellence in Design
1990 Florida Style Competition, Best in Show
1991 Florida Style Competition Award
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Distinguished Alumni
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Alumni Exhibit, Best in Exhibit
1993 Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Hall of Fame
1996 Dade Community Foundation, National Cover Award
Miami Beach Festival of the Arts Art Competition, First Place
1997 Chivas Regal Order of Distinction Award, First Place, Plastic Arts
1999 Dade County Cultural Affairs New Forms Grant
American Foundation for The Arts, City of Miami Beach Arts Council Grant
2000 Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, Honorable Mention Recipient
Florida Department of State Millennium Cultural Recognition Award
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places Commission
2001 National Endowment for the Arts Grant, in collaboration with Florida
2003 Arte Publico de Puerto Rico Commussion
The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
City of Miami Beach, FL
Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA
Cuban Museum, Miami, FL
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Galan Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Miami-Dade Community Foundation, Miami, FL
Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, FL
The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
St. Thomas University, Miami, FL
Transatlantic Bank, Miami, FL
Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Gran Canaria, Spain
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“Huge Work to Celebrate Equinox Today.” The Miami Herald,
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___________. “Vernal Equinoz.” The Sun Post (Miami), March
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“Seattle Artists Brings Know-How to Broward Road Project.”
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to Aracoel, 2000]
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El Nuevo Herald, Agosto 25, p.___, illus. [Reproduction of Apito y Cenizas
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( Color reproduction of Untitled For Bartolome de las Casas, 2000, p.103;
Boinayel did not Cry, 2001, p. 104; The Vague Year, 2000, p. 105; Self-Portrait
with Letter to Abuelita, 2000, p. 106 ; For Bob and Tibet, 2001, Castro
in Triumphant Advance to Havana, 2001, pp. 108-109; Think Ahead, Love
Eye, 2001, p. 110. )
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Essay, The Miami Herald, October 27, pp. 3M-5M, illus. ( Color reproduction
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24, pp. 16 26, illus. ( Color reproduction of Ojo Nuevos, 2002, p. 16;
Castro in Triumphant Advance to Havana, 2001, p, 17; Isla de Sangre, 2001,
p. 20. )
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7", October 3, p. ____, illus. ( Reproduction of Untitled, For Bob
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( Reproduction of Place a Lucky Charm on my Forehead, 2000; The Worshipping
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BOOKS, CATALOGUES AND BROCHURES
1994 Fracturism (exhibition catalogue). Buenos Aires: Arte Buenos Aires.
1995 Pau-Llosa, Ricardo, and Damian, Carol. Carlos Betancourt: En la
Arena Sabrosa (exhibition catalogue). Coral Gables: Meza Fine Art.
Puig, Andrés. The Color of Exile (exhibition catalogue). Miami:
Gallery at Natcom.
1996 Sardinas, Rev. Jorge. Images of Heaven: New Works by Carlos Betancourt
(exhibition brochure). Miami: St. Thomas University Atrium Gallery.
1999 Thompson, Robert Farris. Timba the Medine: The Art of Carlos Betancourt
(exhibition catalogue). Miami Beach: Galeria Casa Colon.
2000 Suarez, Ana Veciana. Miami the Magic City. Memphis, TN: Towery Publishing
Inc., p. 165.
2001 Balido, Gisella. Cubantime - A Celebration of Cuban Life in America.
New York: Silver Lining Books, pp. 174-175.
Ambrosino, Genaro- Oquet, Charo. Miami Tierra Caliente, IV Bienal del
Caribe (exhibition catalog). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Ambrosino, Genaro. Exposiciones Paralelas (exhibition catalog). Santo
Domingo, Dominican Republic: Centro Cultural Ecuatoriano Guayasamin.
2002 De Fishler Carmen Ruiz. Quinta Gran Subasta de Arte (exhibition
brochure). Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.
Gerson, Denise. Carlos Betancourt: Recent Photographic Work (exhibition
brochure).Coral Gables FL: Lowe Art Museum.
2002 Zaya, Antonio and Thompson, Robert Farris. Carlos Betancourt
(exhibition catalog ). Palacio de Espinola, Lanzarote, Spain.
2003 Marxuach, Michelle and Zaya, Antonio. Puerto Rico 02: En Ruta
Editorial Cromart, S. L. Madrid, pp. 106-108
Oquet, Charo and Zaya, Antonio. Context/Contexto: Santo Domingo
( exhibition catalog ). Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Zaya, Antonio. ARCO 03, J. Johnson Gallery Pavillion ( exhibition catalog),
Gomez, Baeza, Rosina, ARCO 03, Editorial ARCO / IFEMA ( exhbition catalog),
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