Alberto Roblest

(Versión en Español abajo )

A multimedia artist, whose visual poetry, digital still art and video installations have been widely exhibited in museums, galleries, and art spaces. He has produced more than four-dozen videos and short documentaries. He is also the author of several books of poetry and short stories. “Detrás del muro la muralla / Behind the wall the dream” bilingual collection of short stories will be published in August this year by the publishing house Arte Publico Press.

  • BideoDromo International Experimental Film & Video Festival. Bilbao Spain, Oct. 9-11, 2021
  • ARTE LATINO NOW 2021: Arts Competition Celebrating Latino Artists, Queens University of Charlotte, July 2021
  • Selected by Constellation: Our DC stories series. Humanities DC. Online since January of 2021.
  • “Sin tapabocas, Memorias de una pandemia” Anthology of Short Stories. Ed. El Sur es América, USA, 2021
  • Art and Humanities Fellowship 2021, Grantee, Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
  • Artomatic: A virtual Experience 020, online show. July 20-August 20, Washington DC, 2020
  • Experimental Microshort Film Festival, New York City Digital Art Space, DAS. Brooklyn, NY March 7th, 2020
  • Poemas a todo color- Full color poems. Visual Poems by Alberto Roblest. Centro Toluqueño de Escritores, Toluca Mexico, September 2019
  • Murals Festival, AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., July 14th, 2019
  • Cuentos del Sótano VI, Anthology of Short Stories. Endora editorial. Presentation: Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo. Mexico City March 30, 2019
  • Too Much of Too Much: Overstimulated, Overexposed and Overextended, Art show at McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA. June 14 – August 18, 2018
  • Historias Que Cuentan, Anthology of Short Stories by Latinos living in USA. Ed. La Nota Latina & Hispanic Heritage Literature, Florida April 2018
  • Electron Salon, “Coyolxauhqui Why” (Digital Print), Los Angeles Center for Digital Art LACDA, Los Angeles, March 8-31, 2018
  • Long Way Home, No Selfie & Pedestrians Out. (All digital prints) selected by the Washingtonia Collection. Washington DC, September 29, 2017
  • La Mirada Transgresora, Bienales Internacionales de Poesía Visual Experimental (Visual Poetry Show) Museo del Chopo, UNAM. April-May, 2017
  • Experimental Video Festival Toluca, “Dream until you disappear”. Toluca Estado de Mexico UAEM. February 13-15, 2017
  • MEXTASIS, Collective Show. Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York. Selected Work: Long Way Home, Digital Print. Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2016
  • A Polaroid Collage, selected, by the Washingtonia Collection. Washington DC, August 5, 2016.
  • 13° Bogotá Short Film Festival. “El Castillo- The Castle”, Dec 9 -15, Colombia, 2015
  • The Our City Festival, Muralismo DC/DC Muralism (15mins). May 28-June 7, 2015 & Petworth Library, May 30, 2015. Washington, DC
  • Bang Video Art Video Festival of Barcelona 2014, “Obsolete # 4” selected for the Top Ten List of best of festival videos
  • EXPERIMENTA TV Series, 2014. Aired multiple times on Channel 4 regional television station in Avellaneda, Argentina
  • International VideoArt Film Festival of Barcelona: Bang. Casa Elizalde de Barcelona, April-May 2014
  • Arte Latino Now: An Exhibition of Latino Artists in USA, January-February, 2014. Queens University of Charlotte Main Campus. Sponsored by the Center for Latino Studies & ArtSí.
  • Washington DC, Office on Latino Affairs. Latino Community Development Grants FY 2012 and 2013 for Hola Cultura, a web-documentary and website project celebrating Latino arts and culture in Washington, DC
  • Washington DC, Office on Latino Affairs. Latino Community Development Grant 2010, DC Digital Portraits arts & humanities workshop for at-risk youth
  • Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: 2009 City Arts Projects grant recipient, for the Public Art-Installation “Present Interval”; 2009 Video Artist Fellow; “The Inner of the Outer,” digital still art, selected, Spring 2008 Art Walk
  • Finalist, the Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media Prize, 2009. Location: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW. Hirshhorn Museum, 7th Street and Independence Avenue. Maryland Institute College of Art, Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD
  • MTV Spain, “Experimental Minimetrajes from around the World,” July 2007
  • Best Sound Track, 7th Regional Festival “Geografías Suaves”, Mérida Yucatán, September 2005
  • BAC 04 Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo en Barcelona, Museo Contemporáneo de Barcelona, 2004
  • National first prize winner, video category, Yucatán & Caribbean Biennial of Visual Art at the Contemporary Art Museum of the Yucatán, 2002
  • Northeast Video Festival, (second place innovative category) Manchester NH, USA Sept-1999.

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RETROSPECTIVES

•Muestra Puebla 07, “Retrospective,” September 10-15, Puebla Mexico, 2007
•VideoFest 2K6, “Roblest-Retrospective,” Biennial of Video and Contemporary Film, Instituto Cultural Baja California, November 15-27, Mexico 2006
•Scott Pfaffman Gallery, “in mid sentence videos by Alberto  Roblest,” New York City, 2001

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

“Present Interval/Intervalo del Tiempo,” an outdoor temporary video installation produced with support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Adams Morgan, Washington DC, Nov. 2010  *San Francisco Visual Poetry & Performance Festival  *Festival der Nationen in Austria  *Los Angeles International Film Festival  *Interferences 2nd Festival France  *IV Video Biennale Mexico  *VideoEx, Zurich  *Sadho Poetry Video Fest, New Delhi, India  *VideoBardo, Buenos Aires  *Boston Cyberarts Festival  *Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin  *Planet in Focus, Canada  *CortiCorti, Short Film-Video Festival, Rome Italy

*Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona  *Museum of Image and Sound in Brazil   *Contemporary Art Museum of Maracaibo, Venezuela  *Digital Art Salon, Habana Cuba  *New York City’s Art in General   *Hall Walls Contemporary Arts Center, NY   *Pittsburgh Filmmakers Video show  *Rufino Tamayo Museum   *Carrillo Gil Museum &  *The Museum of

To see the collection, visit the YouTube channel.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Mr. Roblest started working as a university professor. He began teaching undergraduate students at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), School of Social and Political Sciences, in México City. Courses included Journalism and Literature Workshop, Evolution of Audio-Visual Language, Literature and Society, and Writing Workshops. He has also taught undergraduate college students in at Emerson College, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Fisher College in the Boston area and at the Catholic University of America and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The U.S. courses he’s taught include Language, Culture & Society, as well as Conversational Spanish I, II & III with an emphasis on introduction to Spanish-language literature, cinema and other cultural themes.

POETRY, FICTION & OTHER WRITING:

Also an accomplished writer, Mr. Roblest has published several books including the novel “Collar de Orejas”, the short story book “Instantáneas Norteamericanas” and the poetry books: Del silencio en las ciudades, Chicaneando, Ortografia para Piromaniacos & “Entre los signos el diminutivo”.

ESPAÑOL

Alberto Roblest

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Autor de la novela: “Collar de Orejas”. Y de los libros de cuentos: “Instantáneas Norteamericanas” y “Detrás del Muro la Muralla” (de próxima aparición en la Editorial Arte Público Press). Así mismo de cuatro libros de poesía: “Entre los Signos el Diminutivo”, “Ortografía para Piromaniacos”, “Del Silencio en las Ciudades”, y “Chicaneando”.  Y de las plaquetas: “El Futuro y Los Anillos”, “Las Andanzas del Huy Huy y el Chichicaxtle con su Ñero”. Sus video-poemas han sido expuestos en diferentes museos, galerías y festivales de México, Los Estados Unidos y Europa. Por mencionar: 2020 Experimental Microshort Film Festival, New York City Digital Art Space. En 2019 el Museo de las Américas en Washington, D.C. seleccionó su mini-doc “Muralismo DC” como parte del show Muralismo. En 2018 la pieza digital “Coyolxauhqui Why” formó parte del prestigioso “Electron Salon” de Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. En 2016 “Long Way Home” fue incluida en la muestra colectiva Méxtasis, Brooklyn Gallery, New York. El Festival de Video Our City 2015 exhibió “Muralismo Latino” en Washington, DC. Dos de los videos de la serie “Obsoleto” formaron parte del  Bang Video Art Festival de Barcelona en 2014.  La serie de televisión argentina EXPERIMENTA TVseleccionó en 2014 dos de sus trabajos. La DCCAH (Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities) le otorgó la beca City Arts Projects, por “El Barrio” en 2014, y en 2009 por el Proyecto de Arte Público “Present Interval” instalación realizada en la calle 18th St & Columbia Road. En la Bienal de Video y Cine Contemporáneo de Baja California: VideoFest 2K de 2006 tuvo una retrospectiva. La galería Scott Pfaffman de Nueva York en 2001 organizó una muestra de su trabajo denominado  “En el Medio de la Oración”. En 2005 el 7º Festival Regional Geografías Suaves de Yucatán le otorgó a  “Pescando” el premio a la mejor banda sonora.  El corto “Cuervo” fue incluido en la muestra “Cortos Mexicanos de 2005” en Sala Julio Bracho del Centro Cultural Universitario. En 2004 otra de sus piezas fue seleccionada para el Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona. En la primera Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales Yucatán de 2002 se hizo acreedor al primer lugar nacional en el área de video experimental. En 2002 “Ten years” formó parte de las “Experimental film series” en el cine Coolidge Corner Cinema de Boston. Su canal de you tube.