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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.

 

 
 

 

Big Bang, 2017

Connect Now Room
Art Connection Foundation

Miami, United States

“Big Bang” comprises seventeen images and a video work where Peña examines the cosmological model of the Big Bang theory and its incidences on the ways we interpret the various dynamics that build and shape human realities.

 

 
 Photo by Pedro Avendaño

Photo by Pedro Avendaño

Black Gold, 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami
Miami, United States

Peña explores oil as a substance that has marked the destiny of of modern and contemporary life. Black Gold is “participatory art” and captures viewers in an immersive experience through dance, cinema, video, photography, installation, architecture and design. 

 

 

Mene Digital (1987-2015), 2015

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB)
Caracas, Venezuela

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of CVA (Centro Venezolano Americano)

 

 

 

Oro Negro, 2015

Centro de Bellas Artes de Maracaibo
Maracaibo, Venezuela

Multimedia installation


 
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Black Over Black, 2014

Alliance Française
Caracas, Venezuela

Multimedia installation

 

 

The Higgs Barrel, 2012

Edificio Eugenio Mendoza
Universidad Metropolitana

Caracas, Venezuela

Mural


Make Oil Green, 2010

La Caja–Centro Cultural Chacao
Caracas, Venezuela

Multimedia installation

 

 

Photo by Nelson Garrido

The Barrel of God, 2008

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB)
Caracas, Venezuela

Mural


 

Art, Science and Technology in the work of Rolando Peña, 2006

Maison de l'Amérique Latine
Paris, France

Multimedia Presentation


 

Dark Energy: Tribute to Albert Einstein, 2005

Centro Cultural of the Corp Group Foundation
Caracas, Venezuela

Interactive Multimedia Installation


 
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Arte, Ciencia y Tecnología en la obra de Rolando Peña, 2005

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB)
Caracas, Venezuela

Multimedia Presentation


 
 Photo by Nelson Garrido

Photo by Nelson Garrido

Imágenes de la Resistencia2004

Margot Benacerraf Photography Hall
Ateneo de Caracas
Caracas, Venezuela

Digital Photography, Actions, Videos


 
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Le Baril de Dieu, 2002

White Elephant Gallery
Paris, France

Multimedia Installation


 
 Photo by Veronique Chanteaut

Photo by Veronique Chanteaut

Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking: God's Barrel, 2002

Istituto Italo Latino-americano
Roma, Italy

Museo Pinacoteca Amedeo Modigliani
Folonica, Italy

Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo “El Gallo” 
Salamanca, Spain

Interactive Multimedia Installation


 
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The Oil Well, 2000

Jacobo Borges Museum
Caracas, Venezuela

Video Installation


 

Homage to Rolando Peña. "The Oil Spill", 1999

Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo El Gallo
Salamanca, Spain

Video Installation


 

The Standard Model of Matter:
Tribute to the 20th Century
, 1999

Sofia Imber Museum of Contemporary Art
Caracas, Venezuela

Interactive Multimedia Installation


 

Menespace, 1997

Museum of Science
Caracas, Venezuela

Interactive Video Installation


 
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The Oil Spill, 1997

Museum of Fine Art
Caracas, Venezuela

Video Installation and mural with Hopi Prophecy


 

El Mar Negro, 1996

Instituto Italo Latinoamericano
Roma, Italy

Interactive Video Installation


 

Orimulsión, 1995

La GaleríaAteneo de Caracas
Caracas, Venezuela

Sculptures, installation, lighting boxes and graphics


 

Mene Digital, 1995-1993

Thorigny Gallery, 1995
Paris, France

Galería Vía, 1993
Caracas, Venezuela

Centro Cultural Consolidado, 1993
Caracas, Venezuela

Sculptures, video installation and lighting boxes

 


 

El Laberinto, 1990

Exhibition hall RG
CELARG Foundation

Caracas, Venezuela

Video installation


 
 Photo by Ricardo Armas

Photo by Ricardo Armas

Crude Oil, 1987

Galería 2817
Caracas, Venezuela

Photographs, Intervened graphics


 
 Photo by Gustavo Morales

Photo by Gustavo Morales

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I Am The Petroleum, 1986

Maison de L'Amérique Latine
Paris, France

Installation, Graphics, Photographs, Films, Videos, and Performance


 
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I Am The Petroleum, 1985

Museum of Fine Arts
Caracas, Venezuela

Installation, Graphics, Photographs, Films, Videos, and Performance


 
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The Petroleum Belongs to Me, 1984

Museum of Modern Art "La Tertulia"
Cali, Colombia

Installation, Graphics, Photographs, Films, Videos, and Performance


 

Oil, 1981

Cayman Gallery
New York City, USA

Installation, Graphics, Films, and Performance


 

The Seven Vanishing Points, 1979

Cayman Gallery
New York City, USA

Installation, Photos and Performance


 

Santería, 1975

Museum of Contemporary Art Sofía Imber
Innaugural Exhibit at the Annex Gallery

Caracas, Venezuela

Installation, Photos and Performance


 
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Santería, Myth and Gold, 1975

Bogarin Workshop Gallery
New York City, USA

Installation, Photos and Performance