Chronologie

1943
Born in Bogota, Colombia
1961 – 1962
Studied art at Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Columbia. Among the teachers there, he was most strongly influenced by the Spanish-born artist Juan Antonio Roda (1921-2003)
1963 – 1964
Completed his formal artistic training in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In Paris, Caballero felt liberated by the widespread acceptance of homosexuality and the pervasive mood of sexual freedom
1967 – 1969
Became a professor of drawing at the Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogata, Columbia
1969
Moved to Paris
1971
Received the Painting prize, Biennale de Peinture de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
1977
Received First prize for drawing at the Biennale de Rijeka, Yugoslavia
1995
Died: Bogota, Columbia
1996
The city of Bogota established in his memory the Premio Luis Caballero, a major artistic prize, based on a competition among prominent Latin American artists

Expositions

2007
Colección Privada - Nueveochenta, Bogota, Columbia
2005
Libertins - Libertines, Galerie La Réserve d'Area, Paris, France
2004
Luis Caballero, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Luis Caballero, Galerie Ruta Correa, Freiburg, Germany (solo)
2003
Maestros contemporáneos Colombianos - Galeria Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, Spain
2001
Homenaje, Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999
Image of Latinoamerica, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY
The Use of the Hand, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
Caballero Camacho Cardenas Ferrer Gamarra Lam Moreno, Galerie Albert Loeb, Paris, France
1998
Contemporary Colombian Painting: Juan Antonio Roda/ Luis Caballero, Art Museum of the Americas, O.A.S., Washington DC
Arte colombiano contemporaneo: Tres Mestres, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
The Male Nude, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1998
Seleccion de Obra Grafica y de Ilustraciones,' travelling exhibition: Museo Eduardo Sivori, Buenos Aires; Museo de la Fundacion Buque-Bus, Montevideo; Museo de Bellas Artes, Asuncion. (solo)
1998
Luis Caballero, Art Forum Gallery, Hanover, Germany (solo)
1998
Luis Caballero, Hartmann & Noe Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1997
Sin Titulo 1966-1968, Museo Nacional, Bogota, Columbia(solo)
1997
Re-Presenting Representation, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

Publications

2007
Luis Caballero: Homenaje (text by Antonio Caballero). Bogata, Columbia :Villegas Editores, 2007