Chronologie

1927
Born: in Matanzas, Cuba
1943 – 1949
Beaux-Arts Academy of San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba
1953
received the Segundo Premio at the VI Salón Nacional de Pintura y Escultura, Salones del Capitolio Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1951 – 1955
Member of Asociación de Grabadores de Cuba (AGC), Havana, Cuba
1953 – 1955
Member of the creative group Los Once, Havana, Cuba
1955
Moved to France
1955
Awarded with the Silver Medal XXXVII, Salón de Bellas Artes, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
1957
Joined the Surrealist movement
1961
Prize of Sculpture in Biennial of Paris
1968
Started working in his studio in Nogent sur Marne, France
1976
Awarded with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and with the Fujisankey Biennal Prize at the Hakone Open Air Museum, Fujisankey, Japan
1995
Received the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas by the Cuban Ministry of Culture
2001
Died: in Cuba

Expositions

2002
Desires and Grace, Haim Chanin Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Abstract Art: Tono a Tono, Salón de la Solidaridad, Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba
1999
Art-World in Dialogue, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
1998
Internation Festival of Biarritz, France (solo)
Augustin Cardenas - Jean Prouvé, Maison Verte, Paris, France
1997
Retrospective, Galeria del Credito Valtellinese, Milan, Italy (solo)
Le Surréalisme et l'Amour, Pavillon des Arts, Paris, France
The Art Show, Jeffrey H. Loria, New York, NY
1996
The Art Show, Jeffrey H. Loria, New York, NY
The Magic of the Volume, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba
1993
Agustín Cárdenas, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, Havana, Cuba (solo)
IAM, Miami, FL
1992
Galerie JGM, Paris, France (solo)
International Art Esposition Arco, Caracas, Venezuela
Galerie du Château, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1991
International Art Exhibition, Miami, FL (solo)
Art Exhibiton in Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1990
Bois, Galerie JGM, Paris, France
FIAC, Paris, France
1989
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela
Salon de Mars, Paris, France
1988
Galerie JGM, Paris, France (solo)
Trente ans de Sculpture, Galerie JGM, Paris, France
1987
Open Air Museum, Yorkshire, UK
Corea Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1984
FIAC, Paris, France (solo)
1982
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
1980
Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1978
Festival of Lyon, Lyon, France
1973
Biennale Internationale de la Petite Sculpture II, Budapest, Hungary
1972
Musée Galleria, Paris, France
1971
Sculptures, Parc Floral, Paris, France
1969
Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL
Biennale de Sculpture, Antwerp, Belgium
1968
International Biennale of Sculpture, Carrara, Italy
1967
Biennale Internationale de Sculpture, Carrara, Italy
1965
Babel 65, Musée Galliera, Paris, France
L'Art Latino Américain, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1964
Monparnasse haute, Margarete Lauter Galerie, Mannheim, Germany
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
Exposition de l'Art latino american, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1963
Salon de la Jeune Sculpture, Paris, France
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
Exposition de l'Art latino Americain, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1962
L'Objet, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
Exposition de l'Art Latino Americain, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1961
Art Cubain Contemporain, Gallerie du Dragon
Galerie Suzanne de Connink, Paris, France
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
Exposition Internacionale du Surréalisme, D'Arcy Gallery, New York, NY
1960
Cent sculpteurs de Daumier à nos jours, Musée de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
1959
Exposition internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie Daniel Cordier, Paris, France
Galerie de La Cour d'Ingres, Paris, France
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
1957
Hommage de la Sculpture a Brancusi, Paris, France
Galerie Suzanne de Connink, Paris, France
Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
1956
Gallery L'Etoile Scellée, Paris, France
Galerie Suzanne de Connink, Paris, France
Salon de la Jeune Sculpture, Paris, France
1954
Contemporary Plastic, Havana, Cuba
1950
IV Exposición Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, Centro Asturiano, Havana, Cuba

Collections publiques

Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
National Museum, La Havane, Cuba
Musée d’Art Moderne, Caracas, Venezuela
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Publications

2008
Pau-Llosa, Ricardo. Cárdenas, Agustín. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008