About Me

Benigno Casas Montes de Oca, born Santa Clara 1967.

Visual artist, painter and artistic director in films. Graduate licence in artistic education, specializing in painting at "Enrrique Jose Varona" Education University, in Havana, 1992. Graduated from elementary art school "Olga Alonso"  Santa Clara, Cuba 1982. 

Most Important Personal Exhibitions

"Street kids" charitable works, Venezuela. 1996.

"Homage to Latin-american Movies" International Film School. S Antoniode los Banos, Cuba. 1990.

"Post Modern and In Focus" Casa del Artesano.San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba 1990.

"Daily Exorcisms" Gallery Juan David, Havana , Cuba. 2001.

"Perfection"  Gallery Juan David, Havana, Cuba. 2001

"Mocla" ~ sonnet to canvas and machine. Gallery Projectwin Kel Nieuw, Den Helder, Holland. 2003.

"Mocla" Rabo Bank Sintjasteen, Holland. 2004.

"One Dream,One Fact?"~ Retrospective, as part of the 'MERGE' Project, Dartington College of Art Gallery. 2005.

Most Important Collective Exhibitions

"BLIND BUT WATCHING" MORRO-CABANA GALLERY. HAVANA.CUBA. 2001.

"CITY IN DARKNESS" GALLERIES, REVOLUTION MUSEUM. HAVANA. CUBA. 2001.

"LATIN-AMERICAN PAINTERS"  GALLERY CARACAS HILTON HOTEL, CARACAS. 1995

"TEN YOUNG PAINTERS"   YOUNG CREATOR HOUSE GALLERY. SANTA CLARA. CUBA. 1989. 

"UTILITY AND CONCEPT" YOUNG CREATOR HOUSE GALLERY, SANTA CLARA. 1989.

"CREATION AND UTOPIA" GALLERY, EL CASTILLITO, HAVANA. CUBA. 1988.

"VISION AND VISIONARIES" GALLERY , EL CASTILLITO, HAVANA. CUBA. 1988.

"ANNIVERSARY OF THE CITY" CULTURAL HOUSE, SANTA CLARA, CUBA. 1981.

"DAILY EXORCISM"  GALLERY GOLEZOMERWINTERBLAUW,  VOORBOURG, HOLLAND. 2003.

"REFUGEE WEEK EXHIBITION" AT REFUGEE CENTER IN PLYMOUTH.UNITED KINGDOM. JUNE 2005.

 THE LONDON 10th ANIVERSARY GALLERY 10 years of ROCKARCHIVE entirearchive.LONDON OCTUBER 2008( images installation)

 'UNGRAPPING THE PRESENT'. PROYECT SPACE GALLERY .  'RICKSHAW FOREVER' Ready-made.N0 1 CAMDEN PARK RD AND BELSIZE COLLABORATION. Kentish Town .London june 2009.

Others works in private collection in UK, Switzerland, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Norway, Holland and USA.

ART DIRECTOR AN MAKE-UP DISIGNER AT INTERNATIONAL FILM SCHOOL .SAN ANTONIO .CUBA (1988-1993)

1988 "The deepest night" short fiction, 35 mm. colour.
1990 "Gullty"  short fiction. 35 mm. colour.
1991 "Powder Cover-up"  short fiction 35 mm. colour'.
1991 "Water" medium length film. 35 mm. colour.

      EXPERIENCE INTO TEACHING:

    Art director  and  make up designs  Teacher Assistant . International films School,San Antonio de los Banos,Havana ,Cuba.

    Art teacher .Comunity language school. Camden Town, London, UK