Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Xavier Robles de Medina

XAVIER ROBLES DE MEDINA (b. 1990, Surinam)
lives and works between Berlin and Paramaribo

Xavier Robles de Medina is based in Berlin. In 2019 he graduated from the Master’s program in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. Robles de Medina’s combined consideration of surface, and personal archive—spanning from generic signs to highly specific historical sources—are meditated via the Cartesian coordinate system. In 2015 he was nominated for the Prix de Rome Visual Arts (NL), and the following year he earned a place on the shortlist of the Royal Award for Modern Painting (NL). Recent solo exhibitions include Wan Destination Wanhoop at SCAD Museum of Art, USA (2020), Faya Lobi at Praz-Delavallade, Paris (2020), als het hele lichaam oor zou zij (if the whole body were an ear) at Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname (2018), and if you dream of your tongue, beware at Catinca Tabacaru, New York (2016). Upcoming shows include a three artist exhibition curated by Luís Manuel Araújo at Catinca Tabacaru, Bucharest (2021).

Artist Website

BORN 1990 IN PARAMARIBO, SURINAME
LIVES AND WORKS IN BERLIN, GERMANY

EDUCATION

2019

MFA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London, England

2012

BFA in Painting and Animation, Magna Cum Laude, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, USA

2008

Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma, St.Clare’s, Oxford, England

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2022

KÜNSTLERHAUS BREMEN (forthcoming)
Ĩ Ndaffa Forger /Out of the Fire, 14th Dakar Biennale, Senegal; Curators: Lou Mo, Greer Odile Valley, Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Syham Weigant

2021

The Palliative Turn, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Germany; Curator: Olav Westphalen

2020

Wan Destination Wanhoop, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA; Curator: Ben Tollefson (solo)

2018

From Shape to Form, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University, USA; Curator: Jon Seals

2016

Exhibition of the IAOCA, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
Zig Zag Zim, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

W_hat if the tongue is cut out?_, Art Basel Hong Kong, Discoveries, with Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

2020

Ți-a ieșit iepurele în cale, Another Mobile Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Solo Presentation, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Faya Lobi, Praz Delavallade, Paris

2019

MFA, Goldsmiths, London, England
Opportunity Cost, Praz Delavallade, Los Angeles

2018

Solo Presentation, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Drawing Now, Paris
als het hele lichaam oor zou zijn” (if the whole body were an ear), Readytex Art Gallery, Surinam
The Future Looms Dark and That We Can Scarcely, Barbé Urbain, Gent, Belgium

2017

TNF with Xavier Robles de Medina, Readytex Art Gallery, Surinam
If you dream of your tongue, beware, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

2012

Atelo, Little Beasts Gallery, Savannah, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

hello, cutie!, Catinca Tabacaru, CTG London, UK; Co-curated with Luís Manuel Araújo (forthcoming)

2021

Shortlist Exhibition, Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, London, UK
Udubaki, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname
Dionysia, No Man’s Art Gallery KIOSK, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dreams Made Flesh, Galeria Catinca Tabacaru, Bucharest; Curator: Luís Manuel Araújo
M. LeBlanc, Chicago
Alakondre, Wi Tru Fesi, Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo, Suriname; Curator: Alida Neslo

2020

CTG Collective: The Berry Eaters, Catinca Tabacaru, CTG Harlem, New York

2019

Sound Of Silence, Praz Delavallade, Los Angeles
ZWRT, Barbé Urbain, Gent, Belgium

2018

CTG ( R ): Zimbabwe, Catinca Tabacaru, CTG Harare, Zimbabwe
Material, The COB Gallery, London
Drawing in Gallery, Galerie ALB, Paris
Power & Ancestors, WM gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Readytex Art Gallery, Suriname

2017

While Meditating on War, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam; curator: Ronit Eden
X-C: Transference Between Neighbors, (with Clément Carat), WOW International, Amsterdam

2016

Zig Zag Zim, Catinca Tabacaru, New York

2015

CTG ( R ): Zimbabwe, Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions, Zimbabwe; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru
Fictions and Constructions, Catinca Tabacaru, New York

2014

OPEN, WOW International, Amsterdam, Netherlands
It Begins on Paper, Catinca Tabacaru, New York

2013

Ever Ours, Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013, Chicago; curator: Catinca Tabacaru
Slideluck, Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, USA
THE SKETCHBOOK SHOW!!!, Ashmore Gallery, Savannah, USA

2012

META, Gallery 263, Cambridge, USA
Small Works 2012, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, USA
Cherchez La Vérité, The Porch, Savannah, USA
Little Beasts Gallery, Savannah, USA
Far From Home, Blue Gallery, Savannah, USA
THE SKETCHBOOK SHOW!!!, Little Beasts Gallery, Savannah, USA

2011

Drawing Works, Alexander Gallery, Savannah, USA

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2021

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (shortlist), London, UK

2016

Royal Award for Modern Painting (shortlist), Royal Palace Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015

Prix de Rome (Visual Arts nominee), The Mondriaan Fund, Netherlands

2012

Artistic Honors Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design

RESIDENCIES

2020

CTG ( R ): Romania, CTG Collective with Another Mobile Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2019

CTG ( R ): Finland, CTG Collective at Serlachius Museums Residency, Mänttä, Finland

2018

CTG ( R ): Zimbabwe, CTG Collective in collaboration with Dzimbanhete Arts & Culture Interactions (DAI), Harare, Zimbabwe

2017

CTG ( R ): Zimbabwe, CTG Collective in collaboration with DAI, Harare, Zimbabwe
WOW Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015

CTG ( R ): Zimbabwe CTG, Collective in collaboration with DAI, Harare, Zimbabwe

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Pérez Art Museum Miami
Fondation L’Art Est Vivant
National Gallery of Zimbabwe