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Ruben Torres Llorca

Rubén Torres Llorca is a Cuban born artist living and working in Miami. He specializes in painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and photography. Llorca’s work is found in art museums and private collections globally. Llorca’s artwork is available through Conde Contemporary art gallery in Miami on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables.

Ruben Torres Llorca


Ruben Torres Llorca

b. 1957

Havana, Cuba

Rubén Torres Llorca is a Cuban artist specializing in painting, drawing, sculpture, collages, and photography. He studied from 1972 to 1976 at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” in Havana and from 1976 to 1981, studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), also in Havana. Torres lived briefly in Mexico City, Mexico from 1990 to 1993 resided in Mexico City.

Llorca has received many awards, including the 1990 Curatorship Prize from the International association of Arts Critics (AICA) for "Una Mirada Retrospectiva" exhibited, in Havana. In 1997 he was awarded the Visual and Media Fellowship, from the South Florida Cultural Consortium, Florida.

Rubén Torres Llorca's work can be found in the permanent collections of : Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba, Fototeca de Cuba, La Habana, Ludwig Forum Fur Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, Miami Art Museum (MAM), Miami, FL, The Frost Museum, Miami, FL, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Miami, FL, The Lowe Museum, Coral Gables, FL. Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL. Miami Dade College, FL. The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, NY, MUAC Contemporary Art Museum, UNAM, Mexico DF, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico DF, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Michoacan, Mexico, and The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL.

Additionally, Llorca's work is found in virtually every important Cuban art collection around the world, including the Jorge Perez, and Howard Farber Collections.

Torres Llorca has lived and worked in Miami, FL since 1993.

His {Jorge Perez of the Perez Art Museum in Miami} Latin American favorites include...Cubans José Bedia and Rubén Torres Llorca, both of whom he believes are severely undervalued today.
— The Miami Herald