ARTISTS   
  Flora Fong

   
 See works
 
 
 
   
 
Flora Fong
She was born in Camagüey, in November 8th, 1949. She finished her high school studies in the Provincial School of Plastic Arts of Camagüey, on Painting. From 1966 she kept on studying in the National School of Arts of Cubanacán, Havana City and graduated in1970. From that year on she imparted classes in the Academy of Plastic Arts of San Alejandro until 1989.

She is member of the National Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and of the International Association of Plastic Artists (IAPA).

The Council of State of the Republic of Cuba conferred her the Awards “For the National Culture”in 1988 and the “23 de Agosto”, from the Federation of Cuban Women, in 1989. In 1999 Government of Camagüey conferred her the award of ¨Ilustrious Son” of the City of Camagüey and months later she received the “Espejo de Paciencia” Award conferred by the Provincial Sector of Culture . In 2002 she received the Diploma to “Artistic Merit” from the Higher Studies Arts Institute (ISA).

Personal Exhibitions.



2004 Manifestation d´Art Nouveau Internacional et Forum. (MANIF). Seul, South Korea

Homage to the 490th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Village of Santa Maria del Puerto del Príncipe. Provincial Museum “General Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz”. Camagüey, Cuba.

2002 “Flora de Playa”. Museum of Playa Municipality. Havana, Cuba.

2001 Los Motivos de la Patria (Countryland Motives) Cernuda Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, U.S.A
Entre décadas (Among Decades), La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1998 Paintings and Drawings. Flora Fong. 1, 2, 3, 4. Gallery Port Spain, Trinidad – Tobago.

1997 Paintings and Drawings. Flora Fong. Cultural Palace of Workers. Forbidden City, Beijing, People´s Republic of China

Paintings and Drawings. Flora Fong. Zeit-Foto Salón, Tokyo, Japan.

Flora Fong Paintings. Gallery of Exhibitions of the Municipal Library of Vila Franca De Xira, Portugal.

Flora Fong Paintings. Artela Gallery. Lisbon. Portugal.

Tribute to 150 years of the Chinese Presence in Cuba. La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1995 Paintings and Drawings. Arte A. C Cultural Center. Monterrey, Mexico.

Florasol. Espacio Abierto Gallery, Revolución y Cultura Magazine, Havana, Cuba.

1993 Epifanía del trópico Series. La Florida Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.

Flora Fong Paintings. Ateneo Los Teques, Valencia, Venezuela.

1992 Exhibition of serigraphies. San Agustín Club, Monterrey, Mexico.
El Caribe (The Caribbean). Recent Work. Fiesta Americana Hotel, Condesa, Cancún, Mexico.

1991 Flora Fong and Nélida López. Paintings. La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1990 Nube de Otoño.(Cloud of Autumn) Painting, drawings and installations. Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design. Havana, Cuba.

1986 Jardines... y algo más. (Gardens.. and Something More) Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery. Havana Cuba

1985 Paintings and Drawings 1983-1985. Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1984 Paintings and Drawings. Atlapa Gallery, Panama City, Panama.

1981 International Meeting of Young Artists, Trinidad, Cuba.
Flora Fong and Nelson Domínguez. Paintings and Drawings. House of Culture of Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba.

1978 International Meeting of Painters, Latvia.

1975 Manuel Mendive and Flora Fong. Vystauni sin Vlov, Praga, Czechoslovakia.

1974 Manuel Mendive and Flora Fong. Ateneului Roman Hall, Bucarest, Rumania.

1973 Drawings and Paintings. Galiano Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Collective Exhibitions.



2004 Miami Art Fair.Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Cuban Contemporary Art Exhibition. National Gallery of Malasia. Kuala Lumpur. Malasia.
Cuban Passions. Malasia.

Arte América. Miami, Florida U.S.A..

Contemporary Latin American Painting. Bellarte Gallery. Seul. South Korea.

Cuban Contemporary Paintings and Printings: Color and Syimbolism. City Art Gallery. Kuala Lumpur, Malasia.

2003 Miami Art Fair, Miami Florida, U.S.A
America Art Fair, Florida, U.S.A

Art Chicago. Chicago, U.S.A

“Yo se de un pintor gigante” (“I Know of a Giant Painter”) On Behalf of the150th Anniversary of José Martí´s Birth.. José Marti Memorial. Havana, Cuba.

Pintura Cubana de Hoy (Present-day Cuban Painting) Guayasamín Foundation. Quito, Ecuador.

Una isla, dos versiones. (An Island Two Versions) Miami Dade University. Miami, Florida. United States of America.

Important Cuban Art Works. Cernuda Art Gallery. Miami, Florida. United States of America. Christie’s Auction. New York, EE. UU.

2002 Miami Fair Art Miami Florida, EE UU.

75 Lyon Art Salon. Lyon, France.

2001 International Biennial of Florence, Florence, Italy.

25 artistas cubanos de aquí y de allá, de ayer y de hoy, (25 Cuban Artists from Here and There, From Yesterday and Today) Cernuda Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

2000 Calentando motores (Heating Engines). Cernuda Art Gallery. Miami. United States of America.

Cuban Art Exhibition. “Aquí y Ahora” (« Here and Now »). José Martí Memorial. Havana. Cuba.

1999 Cuban Painters. Gallery of the Municipality of Pireos. Greece.
Cuban Painters. Cultural Center of Government. Kephalonia Island. Greece.

Cuban Art Exhibition. Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation. United Arab Emirates.

Malecón Cultural Proyect. Itinerant Exhibition. Halls and Museums: Ibero American Extremeño Museum of Contemporary Art, Provincial Museum of Cáceres

San Francisco Cultural Complex, Santa María Cultural Complex, Patio of Extremadura Town Hall, Pérez Comendador-Lerroux de Hervás Museum, Halls of the Social Work of Caja de Extremadura.

“Más allá del papel” (Beyond Paper). “Conde Duque” Cultural Center. Madrid. Spain.

1998 Contemporary Art of Cuba. Itinerant, Urasoe Museum Okinawa, Hillside Forum Daikanyama
Tokio, Iwaki City Cultural Hall. Japan.
Cuba, cuatro artistas Contemporáneos (Cuba, Four Contemporary Artists) Zeit-Foto Tokyo Hall, Japan.
Contemporary Cuban Artists, National Museum of Fine Arts, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
V Amelia Peláez Biennial of Ceramics.

1997 Luz Insular (Insular Light). La Rama Dorada Gallery. Panama.
Art Fair «Arte BA». Buenos Aires, Argentina.
70 artistas (70 Artists), work on paper, Guel Hall, Barcelona, Spain.
3rd International Exhibition of Plastic Arts Vendas Novas, Portugal.
1st Biennial of Alentejo, Portugal.
Hidden Art of the Revolution Contemporary Cuban Art Toronto Canada.

1996 Pintura cubana (Cuban Painting). La Sorce, PTT. Orleans, Bank by Mail of France
Art and nature. Domingo Ravenet Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Salón de profesores (Halls of Professors). 178th Anniversary of San Alejandro Arts Academy. Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana, Cuba.

1996 Doce cuentos peregrinos, doce pintores cubanos (.Twelve Itinerant Stories, Twelve Cuban Painters) Itinerant Exhibition. Latin American Gallery, 1995 Casa de Las Américas, Havana, Cuba and Museum of Contemporary Art Panama City, Panama.

1995 La naturaleza, el hombre y los dioses (Nature, Men and Gods). Cuban Novecento Royal Palace, Comuna de Milano, Italy.
13th Salón Artistique, Circle, Jean Macé, Ingre Loitet, France.
Panorámica (pintura cubana) (Panoramic (Cuban Painting). National Bank of Panama. Panama.
Primer Salón de Arte Contemporáneo (First Salon of Contemporary Art). National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
El tema histórico en la pintura cubana. (Historic Theme on Cuban Painting) National Museum. Palace of Fine Arts, Havana Cuba.
A la carta Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Arte Contemporáneo Cubano (Contemporary Cuban Art) Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Pintura Contemporánea cubana (Contemporary Cuban Paintingt). Sevilla Hotel. Havana. Cuba.

1994 Cuba, los últimos 60 años. (Cuba, the Latest 60 Years) Pan American Gallery, Dallas, Texas, United States of America.
Nombres de pintores cubanos (Names of Cuban Painters). Solidaridad Hall, Habana Libre Hotel, Havana, Cuba.
Paisajes (Landscapes). La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Pintura cubana (Cuban Painting). Margarita Nelken Cultural Center Municipal Foundation of Culture, Coslada, Spain.
6to. Encuentro de Miniexpresión (6th Meeting of Miniexpression). DEXA Gallery, University of Panama, City of Panama.
Pintura cubana (Cuban Painting). House of Cantabria, Madrid, Spain
V Biennial of Havana. Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design of Havana. Cuba.

1993 Ritos y paisajes del Caribe. Arte cubano contemporáneo (Rites and Landscapes of the Caribbean). Contemporary Cuban Art), Iztapalapa Art Gallery, Universidad
Autónoma Metropolitana, D.F., Mexico.
Consagrados de hoy. Muestra de pintura cubana (Present-day Consecrated Artists. Exhibiition of Cuban Painting). La Gallery, Santiago, Chile.
Serigraphies of Cuban Artists. Martínez Villena Hall, UNEAC Havana, Cuba.
Serigraphies of Cuban Artists. Holland.
Exhibition of the Chung Wah Group of Plastic Artists. International Press Center, Havana, Cuba.
Otros colores de la sonrisa (Other Colours of the Smile). La Verde Sonrisa (« The Green Smile ») Foundation, Managua, Nicaragua.

1992 Exhibition of Paintings. La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Pintores latinoamericanos (Latin American Painters). Latin American Gallery, Mexico.D.F
Pintura cubana (Cuban Painting). Puerta de Toledo, Madrid, Spain
Arte cubano en Barcelona (Cuban Art in Barcelona). Hotel Barcelona Sants, Barcelona, Spain
Vale todo (Everything Goes). Martínez Villena Hall, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
Panorama de la pintura cubana (Panorama of Cuban Cuban Painting). Cultural Center of Palestina State, Tunisia

1991 18 pintores de Cuba (18 Painters from Cuba). Federation of Val-d’Oise. L’Humanitè, Paris, France.
Pintura y grabado (Painting and Engraving). Mella Theater, Havana, Cuba.
Tercera Bienal Internacional de Pintura (Third International Biennial of Painting), Cuenca, Ecuador.
Pintura cubana (Cuban Painting).. Poliforum Siqueiros, Mexico D.F., Mexico.

1990 Una isla llamada Cuba (An Island Named Cuba). Days of Cuban Culture, Roma, Italy.
Primer Encuentro Internacional de Expresión Mínima (First International Meeting on Minimal Expression). Artegma Gallery, Panama City, Panama
National Salon of Plastic Arts UNEAC. National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
7th Salon of Plastic Arts. Alyssa Gallery. Tunisia
Pintura cubana de hoy. (Present-day Cuban Painting). Duris de Zamos Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Nueve artistas cubanos, Pintura cubana actual (Nine Cuban Artists, Present-day Cuban Painting). Almirante Gallery, Madrid, Spain

1989 Exhibition of Painting. Alla Torre Gallery, Comuna de Faenza, Italy.
Havana in Madrid. Cultural Center de la Villa, Madrid, Spain.

1988 Paz interior, paz en el mundo (Inner Peace, Peace in the World) Exhibition, Milan, Italy.
Creadoras cubanas (Cuban Female Creators). National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Days of Cuban Culture. New Delhi, India.
Pintura cubana actual (Present-day Cuban Painting). Palacio de la Santa Cruz, Barcelona Spain.
Pintura cubana actual (Present-day Cuban Painting). G.S.A Gallery., Jaume Guasch, Foundation, Barcelona, Spain.
Exhibition of Drawings. Dennmark
Exhibition of Drawings. Managua, Nicaragua.

1987 First Biennial Jaume Guasch. Barcelona, Spain
FIART ‘87. National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Plastic Arts Salón UNEAC ‘87. Cuba Pavilion, Havana, Cuba.

1986 Itinerant Exhibition El arte con la sonrisa (Art with Smile). Italy
Obra gráfica cubana (Cuban Graphics Work). Barcelona Town Hall, Latin American Civilian Center, Barcelona, Spain
Obra gráfica cubana (Cuban Graphic Work). S.E. Ateneu de Gracia L’Artesa Hall, Barcelona, Spain.
Salón de la Ciudad 86 (1986 Hall of the City). Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana, Cuba.
Second Biennial of Havana. National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1985 National Salon of Plastic Arts UNEAC. National Museum, Havana, Cuba
Del paisaje cubano (From the Cuban Landscape). Ministry of Culture, Guantánamo, Cuba.
Exhibición itinerante (Itinerant Exhibition) Japan International Artists Society (JIAS). Prefectural Museum of Yamaguchi; Municipal Hall Hakodate, Hokkaido; Urazoe City Hall, Okinawa; Central Museum, Tokyo; Prefectural Museum of Miyagi, Japón.

1984 First Biennial of Havana, National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
International Festival of Painting Cannes-sur-mer, France.
National Salon of Plastics Arts UNEAC. Havana, Cuba.
Contemporary Cuban Painting, Moscow, Soviet Union.

1983 Meeting of Young Latin American Artists. Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba.
Playa’83 Salon. Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Por la libertad (For Freedom). International Exhibition of Painting in Solidarity with Pilitical Prisioners of Uruguay, Genoa, Italy.

1982 Landscape’82 Salon. National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Dibujos y gráfica de Cuba (Drawings and Graphics from Cuba). Gallery Lalit Kala, Nueva Delhi, India.

1981 Posters, Drawings & Graphics from Cuba. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India.

1980 Carlos Enríquez National Salon of Painting. National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Itinerant Exhibition. Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua.

1979 National Salon of Plastics Arts UNEAC. Havana, Cuba.

1978 Joan Miró International Contest on Drawing. Foundation Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Exhibition on José Martí. Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1977 National Youth Salon of Plastic Arts Havana, Cuba.

1976 July 26th Contest. National Museum, Havana, Cuba.
Diez años de grabado (Ten Years of Engraving). National School of Arts, Havana, Cuba.
National Youth Salon of Plastic Arts Havana, Cuba.
Salon Permanente de Jóvenes (Permanent Salon of Youngsters). National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Plástica cubana actual (Present-day Cuban Plastic Arts) . Museum of Modern Art, La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia.

1975 Panorama del arte cubano, de la Colonia a nuestros días (Panorama of Cuban Art. From Colony to Present-Days). Museum of Modern Art, D.F., Mexico.
Salón Nacional de Profesores de Artes Plásticas (National Salon of Plastic Arts Professors). Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

XIII Aniversario de la Escuela Nacional de Arte (XIII Anniversary of the National School of Arts). ENA Gallery, Cubanacán, Havana, Cuba.

Tribute to Puerto Rico. Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

1974 Salón Nacional de Dibujo (National Salon on Drawing). Camagüey, Cuba.
IV Salón Nacional Juvenil de Artes Plásticas (IV National Youth Salon of Plastic Arts), Havana, Cuba.

II Salón Nacional de Profesores de Artes Plásticas (II National Salon of Professors of Plastic Arts), National School of Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1973 Homenaje a la fundación de la Academia San Alejandro (Tribute to the Foundation of San Alejandro Academy) . Havana, Cuba

Exhibición Homenaje a José Martí (Tribute to José Martí. Exhibition). United States of America

I Salón Nacional de Profesores de Artes Plásticas (I National Salon of Professors of Plastic Arts). Havana, Cuba.

1972 II Salón Nacional Juvenil de Artes Plásticas. (II National Youth Salon of Plastic Arts) National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Plástica cubana actual (Present-day Cuban Plastic Arts). Canada.

1971 Exhibición en Homenaje al Día Internacional de la Mujer (Tribute Exhibition to International´s Women Day) . Habana, Gallery Havana, Cuba.

1970 Concurso de dibujos sobre Lenin (Drawing Contest on Lenin). Havana, Cuba.

AWARDS AND MENTIONS



1990 Mention on Painting. National Salon of PlasticArts UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.

1988 Bourse of Studies of the Italian Government.
Mention on Painting. National Salon of Plastic Arts UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.

1987 Collective Award to the Cuban ensemble. Jaume Guasch, First Biennial Barcelona, Spain

1985 Award of the International Association of Plastic Arts (AIAP) UNEAC Salon, Havana, Cuba.
1983 Mention. Playa’83 Salon, Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1980 Mention on Painting. Carlos Enríquez National Salon. National Museum, Cuba.
1977 First Prize on Drawing. National Youth Salon on Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1976 Mention on Painting. 26th July Contest, Havana, Cuba.
Mention on Drawing. National Youth Salon of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1975 Mention on Painting. IV National Youth Salón and Provincial Salon of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1974 First Award on Drawing. National Salon of Profesores of Plastics Arts, Havana, Cuba.

1970 First Mention on Drawing. Contest on Lenin, Havana, Cuba.

COLLECTIONS



CUBA: Havana: National Museum, Palace of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Camagüey, Provincial Museum.
Spain: Madrid Casa Real
NICARAGUA: Managua: Las Américas Museum
CHINA: Beijing: National Parliament Hall.
FRANCE: Paris: France Libertè Foundation.
SWITZERLAND: Geneve: World Organization for Intellectual Property (WOIP)
SOUTH KOREA: Kyongju: Museum of Contemporary Art. Sonje.
CANADA: Toronto: Royal Museum of Ontario.

Her works are part of numerous private collections in Cuba, Spain, Holland, China,

United States of America, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Panama, Germany, Italy, Greece,

Trinidad-Tobago, Japan among other countries.

Other activities



Besides painting and drawing, Flora Fong has made some works in ceramics, stained glass, textile designs in TELARTE Project and making kites according to Eastern technique in the Fifth Biennial of Havana in 1994, she directed a kite workshop with the collaboration of Chinese specialists.
In 1978, she represented Cuba in the International Meeting of Painters, in Latvia.
She travelled to the People´s Republic of China in mission of cultural interchange, in 1989. Besides, she has visited numerous countries such as United States of America, Germany, Russia, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Italy, France and Japan among others.
She delivered a series of lectures and speeches on Cuban Plastic Arts during the III Panama-Cuba Cultural Meeting held in Panama in 1984.
She has made illustrations for different Cuban and foreign publishings ; she designed the cover of the novel « El columpio del Rey Spencer » by the Cuban writer Marta Rojas, published in Chile in 1993. She also illustrated the book « Junto al álamo de los sinsontes », by the Cuban writer Emilio de Armas. Casa de las Américas Award
The Nube de Otoño art video (Autumn Cloud), on life and work of Flora Fong was directed by Alejandro Gil in 1993.
In 1995, she participated in an international project for a collective mural painting together with six Spaniard painters at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, in Havana.
In 1997 Flora Fong designed a 150 x 600 cm stained glass for the Piano-Bar of « El Pedregal » Restaurant at the Cuban capital.
In 1999, she made an sculpture at Varadero beach, in front of the“Taíno 5” Hotel.
In 2002 she made a ceramic mural for the “Cesáreo Fernández” elementary school at the Playa Municipality.
In 2004 she made an sculpture at the University of Informatic Sciences. Havana, Cuba.
Web Site