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COLLECTIVES
1980 – 1989

Since the 80s to the present, Peña has been creating a monumental work with his concept of Crude Oil, which has become an icon of contemporary art. His work, associated with conceptualism, has turned towards a critique of consumer society and especially on oil exploitation. He has lived in New York, Paris and Caracas, cities where he has shown his work in several solo exhibitions with a consistent body of work throughout the junction of art, technology, and science.

 


 
 Rolando Peña and Pierre Restany, Chapelle de St. Louis de la Salpêtrière

Rolando Peña and Pierre Restany, Chapelle de St. Louis de la Salpêtrière

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Les Droits de Mene, 1989

Les Droits de l'Art
Chapelle de St. Louis de la Salpêtrière

Paris, France

Participant and curator of the exhibition


 
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"Tri-Totem", 1988

Olympiad of Art
Olympic Sculpture Park

Seoul, Korea

Sculpture (Permanent exhibition)


 
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Mene Suspendú, 1987

Ephémérité
Chapelle de St. Louis de la Salpêtrière
Paris, France

Installation


 
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Crude Oil, 1987

Documenta 8
Kassel, Germany

Multiple


 
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El Petróleo Soy Yo, 1986

The Second Havana Biennial
Havana, Cuba

Sculpture

 

 
 Photo by Miguel Gracia

Photo by Miguel Gracia

La Dorada Espiral de la Conciencia, 1985

Teatro Teresa Carreño

Sculpture 85
Fundarte


Caracas, Venezuela

Sculpture


 
 

Lo real maravilloso No. 1, 1985

XVI International Biennial of Graphic Art
Moderna Galerija
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

Photo Silkscreen
– Awarded –

 
 

 
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The Petroleum Belongs to Me, 1984

Kenkeleba Gallery
New York, United States

Installation


 
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The Tower, 1983

6ta. Bienal San Juan del Grabado
La Puntilla-Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico

Photo Silkscreen


 

The Tower

The Oil Tower, 1982

Beyond
Les Flocons Verts

Chamonix, France

Photo Silkscreen

CAPS Fellowship of N.Y.C.

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Mene Devotional Object, 1982

Sacred Artifacts, Objects of Devotion
Alternative Museum

Curators: Geno Rodriguez and Kenneth S. Friedman
New York, United States

Sculpture, mixed media


 

Magnetic Image, 1982

VII Annual International Audio and Video Exhibition, Atlanta College of Art
Atlanta, United Staes

Videos


 
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Totem, Fetishes and Devotional Objects, 1980

Alternative Museum
New York, United States

Sculpture

 

 
 Photo by Margarita D'Amico

Photo by Margarita D'Amico

Burnt Tower, 1980

XIV Annual Avant-Garde Festival of New York
New York, United States

Sculpture and Performance