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Oswaldo De León Kantule

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EDUCATION
2001
B. A. (Honours) in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Panama Thesis: Kuna Symbolism in the Acualele Pictographs as a Contemporary Visual Arts Expression

1999
EARTHWORK Workshop: Installations in nature with the painter Arturo Lindsay, University of Panama

1995
Course in Textile and Industrial Stamping, International Technological Institute and University of the Isthmus, Panama

1986 -90 Interior Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Panama

PRIZES AND AWARDS
2002
Finalist, VI Biennial of Panama, Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama

1998
First Prize, University of Panama Ecological Photography Competition

1996
Winner, Panama’s National Institute of Culture 14th National Painting Competition

1995
Honourable Mention, Painting Competition, American Pen Women, Panama

1994
IV Honourable Mention, National Ecological Painting Competition Bacardi Rum and the Panamanian Association of Visual Artists, Panama

GRANTS
2004
Research Grant for Indigenous Artists of the Americas, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Insitute, Washington, D.C.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
2008
Símbolos y colores de mi tierra, UNAM Gallery, Gatineau Quebec

2007
El Mágico Viaje de Achu, Exedra Books, Panama, Panama City

2006
Mémoire et Tradition, Mairie du 6e arrondissement, Lyon, France

Le Voyage Des Neles, Maison des Cultures amérindiennes, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec

2005
El Viaje de los Neles, Café y Galería Manolo Caracol, Panama

2003
Recent Works, The Ontario Club, Toronto

Birga dulatar ibguen suli -One Hundred Years is Nothing, Casa Góngora, Panama

Celebrating Panama’s 100th Birthday, Porté Disparu, Montreal

2002
Our Ancestors, Our Future, Centre for Studies in Creativity, King’s College, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

2000
Galería Signos, Panama

1998
Homage to Hammocks, Aleph Café Galería, Panama

1997
Galería Arte Plaza, Panama

Galería Breebaart, Panama

1996
Galería Breebaart, Panama

1995
Voces y Espíritus -Voices and Spirits, Banco Nacional de Panama

1993
Stewart Mott House, Washington D.C.

SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2008
Colores de Latinoamérica 2008, The Arts Project, London Ontario

2007
Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way Collaborative visual arts and theatre workshop, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph

The Jaguar Meets the Eagle, The Arts Project, London, Ontario

ArtExpo New York 2007, International Art Fair, New York City

Colores de Latinoamerica 2007, Aeolian Hall, London, Canada (Curator & Artist)

Shakespeare: Made in Canada, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph

2006
Exposition d’oeuvres d’art sud-américaines (3 artists), Galerie ArtScenik, Lyon, France

Imagine Otherwise, Spence Gallery, Toronto

10 Artists 10 Pieces, Spence Gallery, Toronto

Korean & Latin American Fine Art, Gallery of the Consulate of Korea, Toronto

Latinoamerica 2006, The Best of Latin American Art in Toronto, Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Canada 2005
Latin American Visual Artists, Espacio Mexico Gallery, Montreal

Artist’s Books: Written Images of the First Nations, National Library of Quebec and Land Insights, Montreal

Central American Collective, Oreja de Van Gogh Gallery and Cafe, Montreal

2004
Latin American Summer Collective Show, Weil Art Arte y Subastas, Panama

Entre Líneas -Between the Lines, Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, Panama

2003
Caminos de Maíz - Paths of Corn, Regional Art Encounter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama

Sunfest Global Village 03, Gallery at Galleria, London, Canada

Bridging Two Worlds: Healing our Communities, Centre for Studies in Creativity, King’s College, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

2002
VI Art Biennial of Panama, Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama

New Canadians, The Arts Project, London, Canada

Sunfest Global Village, Gallery at Galleria, London, Canada

2001
De la materia al espíritu- From the Material to the Spiritual, Alianza Francesa, Panama

Festival del Caribe (Caribbean Festival), Galería Universal, Santiago de Cuba

2000
Mujeres (Women), 1st Painting Exhibition, Casa Museo del Banco Nacional de Panama

Altars, Installations on the Arco Chato Ruins, Panama

1999
Los de Galu Dugbis II, Los Pueblitos Indígenas, Panama

1998
Los de Galu Dugbis, Kuna Painters, Embassy of France in Panama

Anniversary of the World Visual Arts Council (COMAP), Galería Signos, Panama

1997
Galería Signos, Panama

1996
Tradiciones y Modernidad, Indigenous Panamanian Painters, Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Panama

1995
Expo Arte Kuna (Kuna Art Expo), Galería Balboa, Panama

Expo Feria Internacional de Arte (International Art Expo), Mexico City

Painters from the Panamanian-Colombian Border, Centro de Arte y Cultura, Panama

1994 Galerie Michelle International Art, Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia

1994 Auction Por el amor a nuestros Niños, Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States, Washington D.C.

III Salón Iberoamericano de las Artes Plásticas Centro Cultural Brazileiro, Washington D.C.

1993 International Festival of Indigenous Art, Roxbury Community College, Massachusetts

1991 Mini Expression Show, DEXA Gallery, University of Panama

1990 Sovereign Presence of the Homeland, Simon Bolivar Library, University of Panama

CONFERENCES
2007
Mola makke: The History and Evolution of Mola designs and their importance in Kuna society. Textile Museum, Toronto

2004
Visiting Artists Talking About Their Work: Oswaldo De León Kantule, A Contemporary Kuna painter using traditional Kuna imagery, Harvard University, Peabody Museum, Smithsonian Native Arts Program

2002
Our Ancestors, Our Future, King’s College, Centre for Studies in Creativity, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

1994
Art and Kuna Culture, American University, Washington D.C.

Art and Kuna Culture, Howard University, Washington D.C.

Art, Kuna Culture and Human Rights, University of Massachusetts

Art and Kuna Culture, Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Religion and Art in Kuna Culture, Harvard University

Oswaldo De León Kantule

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