Eddy Ochoa Guzmán: Biography

Eddy Ochoa Guzmán – Biography

(Guantánamo, Cuba – 1952)

Self-taught in old painting, drawing and watercolors, composer of children’s music

STUDIES

  • Graduated from Pinar del Río Provincial Arts School
  • Two years of study at the José Joaquín Tejada Provincial Arts School, Santiago de Cuba
  • Member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC)
  • Member of the Ecoart-Ecología y Arte Project of Santiago de Cuba

COLLECTIVE SHOWS

  • 1975: Young Artists Provincial Show, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1976: 1st New Landscape Show, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1977: 2nd New Landscape Show, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1978: 3rd New Landscape Show, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1979: 1st City Show, Oriente Gallery, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1980: 2nd City Show, Oriente Gallery, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1983: Caribbean Roots Festival, Santiago de Cuba; 5th City Show, Oriente Gallery, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1985: Caribbean Culture Festival, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1987: November 30th competition, Universal Art Gallery, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1988: November 30th competition, Universal Art Gallery, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1989: November 30th competition, Universal Art Gallery, Santiago de Cuba; Cuban Artists in Grenada
  • 1997: Spring Festival, Bordeaux, France
  • 1998: Cultural Workshop Artists, Madrid, Spain
  • 1999: Cuban Artists, Pollyanna Restaurant, Jamaica
  • 2000: “Fin del Siglo” (End of the Century), Emilio Bacardí Museum, Santiago de Cuba
  • 2001: “Presencia Infinita” (Infinite Presence), De Bodden Buen Arte, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 2002: “Grandes Maestros en Pequeños Formatos” (Great Masters of the Small Format), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; City Show, Oriente Gallery, Santiago de Cuba; Santiago Artists, Oriente Gallery, Santiago de Cuba
  • 2003-2004 Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C.
  • 2003-2004 Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, Florida

ONE-MAN SHOWS

  • 1989: “Dos Facetas del Paisaje” (Two Facets of Landscapes), Elvira Cape Library, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1990: “Dos Paisajes” (Two Landscapes), Elvira Cape Library, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1998: “Arte y Ecología” (Art and Ecology), Tomás Rumay Museum, Santiago de Cuba
  • 2001: “Sueños de Medianoche” (Midnight Dreams), Casas Reales Museum, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 2002: “Sueños de Medianoche II” (Midnight Dreams II), De Bodden Buen Arte, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

PRIZES

  • 1980: National Art and Literature Encounter, Matanzas, Cuba; honorable mention, 6th of June Contest, Havana, Cuba
  • 1981: 6th of June Contest, Havana, Cuba; National Art and Literature Prize, Bayamo, Cuba
  • 1982: 6th of June Contest, Havana, Cuba
  • 1983: 6th of June Contest, Havana, Cuba
  • 1991: Honorable mention, Emilia Bacardí National Landscape Painting Show, Oriente Gallery, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1996: Honorable mention, Singing to the Sun Provincial Festival, Santiago de Cuba
  • 1999: Singing to the Sun Provincial Festival, Santiago de Cuba; Honorable mention, Singing to the Sun National Festival, Havana, Cuba
  • 2000: Best Composition for Children, Singing to the Sun National Festival, Havana, Cuba; Popularity Prize in Composition for Children, Singing to the Sun National Festival, Havana, Cuba