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Drawer, Painter, Engraver and Graphic Designer. 1946 born in Havana, Cuba.

Member of the Cuban Writers and Artists National Union; Member of the Experimental Graphic Shop of Havana.


1979 – 84 SUPERIOR INSTITUTE OF ART of Havana. Licentiate in Plastic Arts Specialization in Graphics. Havana, Cuba.

1962 – 70 NATIONAL SCHOOL OF ART (ENA) of Havana. General Studies in Plastic Arts Middle Level. Havana, Cuba.

1958 – 60 Continental School. Commercial Art. USA.


2005 Jury, “Plastic and Graphic Arts Province Show”. Pinar del Río, Cuba.

1999 Jury, “Convention of Tourism Cuba 99". Havana, Cuba.


1997 Jury, “March 13 Salon”. University Extension. Havana, Cuba.

1995 Jury, “First Exhibition of Cuban Contemporary Art”. Havana, Cuba.

1993 Professor, Print Shop. San Cristobal, State Táchira, Venezuela.

1990 – 92 Professor, Print Shops in metal and Drawing courses, University of Andes, State Merida, Venezuela.

1987 – 89 Drawing Professor, National School of Arts. Havana, Cuba.

1989 Print Professor in metal. Central university of Quito, Ecuador

1985 Independent Artist.

1981 Professor, Manipulated Photography Workshop. Mexican Council of Photography. Mexico F.D., Mexico.

1980 – 84 Drawing Professor, National School of Art. Havana, Cuba.

1978 Director, National School of Design. Havana, Cuba.

1977 – 78 Advisor in the Art Teaching Direction. Ministry of Culture, Cuba.

1971 – 78 Graphic Designer, CUBA INTERNATIONAL Magazine. Havana, Cuba.


_2018 Cernuda Arte Gallery Night May 4, Three contemporary artists: Juan Roberto Diago, Jorge Luis Santos & Gilberto Frómeta.

_2015 MARKS ON THE ROAD (Tribute to his father and to the city of Baracoa). Eliseo O. Cordero Gallery. Baracoa, Guantánamo. Cuba. / TROPICAL LIGHT ArteMorfosis Cuban Art Gallery Ramistrasse 31 CH-8001 Zurich Switzerland.

_2014 NO PERDER LA TABLA Galería Villa Manuela. La Habana, Cuba. / LAS FLORES Y EL FRESCO (Obra digital). Galería Génesis Miramar, La Habana. Cuba.

_2012 NOBLE WHISPERS FROM AFAR Art in Capitals Gallery, Shanghai. China

_2011 FROM MY GARDEN Orígenes Gallery (Collage Habana). García Lorca Theater. Havaba, Cuba.

_2010 SPRING THUNDER Huitai Art Center. Tianjin, China.

_2009 AGAINST WIND AND TIDES BB Gallery. Beijing, China.

_2007 LIGHT & COLOR BB Gallery. Beijing, China.

_2006 FOLLOWING MY OWN TRAIL Penang Universiti Sains, Malaysia. / RECENT HORSE PAINTINGS City Art Gallery. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. / SINCRETIC ABSTRACTION Gallery Collage Habana. Havana, Cuba. / THE RAZOR-BLADER IS            AT THE TAIL. Tele Pinar Gallery. P.Río Cuba

_2005 MAKING HEADWAYS SOKA GAKAY Foundation. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. / CUBAN PAINTING. City Art Gallery. Melaka, Malaysia.

_2003 SONS OF THE WIND Fernando Pessoa Art Gallery. Coral Gables, Florida. USA. / SONS OF THE WIND, AND OF THE ABSURD. La Acacia Gallery. Havana, Cuba. / PAINTINGS. Varadero Gallery. Hotel Meliá Varadero. Varadero, Cuba.


_2001 PARADOXOS FP Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal. / ABSTRACTIONS OF FRÓMETA. Faro University, Algarve, Portugal.

_2000 MIRROR OF TIME Varadero Gallery. Hotel Meliá Varadero, Cuba.

_1998 FRÓMETA, RIDES AND RIPS Escolar Editora Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

_1997 QUADRIGAS AT SUN The Golden Branch Gallery, Panama.

_1996 IF THE FAITH IS LOST... La Acacia Gallery, Havana.

_1995 FRÓMETA Torres Gallery, Bilbao, Spain.

_1994 THE MYSTERIES OF THE COLORS Nader Art Gallery, Dominican Republic.

FRÓMETA Torres Gallery, Bilbao, Spain.

_1993 LAND OF DREAMS Quintero Gallery. Barranquilla, Colombia.

DREAMS OF THIS LAND Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba.

_1991 HAVANA-MARACAIBO-HAVANA Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba.

THE VORACIOUS SPACE OF SILENCE Díaz Manzini Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.

PRESENCE OF HAVANA MUSAS Workshop Gallery. Maracaibo, Venezuela.

_1990 SUGGESTIONS AMONG CURTAINS America Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.

WHIMS OF AN UNCOMPASS ABSTRACTION Plastic Arts and Design Center. Havana, Cuba.

WALKED PRINTS Drawings and Engraving. Alive Mexico Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.

_1989 GRAPHICS AND PAINTINGS OF FRÓMETA Drawings and Engraving. House of Culture of Guayaquil. Ecuador.

PAINTINGS OF FRÓMETA Modern Art Museum Gallery. Cuenca, Ecuador

_ OILS. Pomaire Gallery. Quito, Ecuador

_1988 MY NEIGHBORS... Photoprints. Wifredo Lam Center. Havana, Cuba

PRINTS 1980 - 1987. 10 de Octubre Gallery. Havana, Cuba


_1986 PAINTING 1984 - 1986 National Fine Arts Museum. Havana, Cuba

ENGRAVINGS AND PHOTOPRINTS Latin American Space Gallery. Paris, France

DRAWINGS OF FRÓMETA AND ZAIDA DEL RIO Trip exhibition in Mongolia, Korea and Japan

_1983 THREE DATES ONE BOOK Engraving. Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba

_1981 PRINTS Gradiva Gallery. Zacatecas, Mexico

_1980 DRAWINGS OF FRÓMETA Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba

_1977 PHOTOPRINTS OF FRÓMETA Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba

_1972 FRÓMETA “L” Gallery. Havana, Cuba

_1970 THE SWINDLE OF THE FREEDOM Drawing. Ramp Gallery. Habana Libre Hotel. Havana, Cuba


-2019 Expo. UN VIAJE DE IDA Y VUELTA. Selection of the Luciano Mendez Sánchez, Cuban Art Contemporary Collection. Domus Artium 2002 Center(DA2) of Salamanca, España.


-2018 Cernuda Art ART WINWOOD 2018 / Cernuda Art DALLAS ART FAIR 2018-07 / Cernuda Art ART NEW YORK Pier 94 Presented by Art Miami May 3

-2012 AB & C Collective Exhibition Collateral to 11th Biennial of Havana. Cuba’s National Hotel, Taganana Hall. Havana. / Latin-American Artists Collective Show. Xuhui Art Museum. Shanghai. China.

-2010 Cuba Avant-Garde Beijing 2010. Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art. 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China. / CROSSOVER – 2010 6th Culture and Art Festival of Songzhuang China. Sunshine International Museum. Songzhuang, Beijing, China.

-2009 ONE WORLD ONE HOME – The 4th Exhibition of the Art Works from Foreign Embassies in China of the 11th Asian Art Festival. Ordos Bronze Ware Museum, Inner Mongolia, China. Embassy of The Republic of Cuba. / CIGE 2009. China. Embassy of The Republic of Cuba & BB Gallery. Beijing, China

-2008 Art Beijing 2008. Beijing, China. BB Gallery. Beijing, China. / Art KARLSRUHE 2008. Karlsruhe, Germany. BB Gallery. Beijing, China

-2007 Art Beijing 2007. Beijing, China. BB Gallery. Beijing, China

ART MADRID. Madrid, Spain. Gallery Collage Habana. Havana, Cuba


-2006 International art fair of Malaysia. Malaysia. City Art Gallery. Melaka, Malaysia

ARTE LISBON 2006. Lisbon, Portugal. 12 & 23 Gallery. Havana, Cuba

-2004 ARCO’S Fair. Madrid, Spain. La Acacia Gallery. Havana, Cuba

-2001 International Contemporary Art Biennale. Florence, Italy

-1995 Engraving International Fair. Madrid, Spain

-1994 Plastic Arts Biennial. Cuenca, Ecuador

International Art Fair. Brussels, Belgium

-1993 International Art Fair. Miami, USA. Nader Art Gallery. Dominican Republic

International Art Fair. Caracas, Venezuela

-1992 ARTFI 92. Bogotá, Colombia

Sevilla 92 Art Fair. Spain

-1991 6th Biennial of Miniatures. Prints. TAGA. Caracas, Venezuela

-1990 Collective of Latin American Prints. TAGA. Caracas, Venezuela

-1987 13th International Exhibition of Prints. Kanagawa, Japan

-1986 40 Artists, 40 Years, 40 Countries. Unesco. Paris, France

2nd Biennial of Havana. Havana, Cuba

-1985 11th International Independents Exhibition. Kanagawa, Japan

-1984 8th British International Print Biennale. Bradford, England

1st Biennial of Havana. Havana, Cuba

-1983 Ljubljana Print Biennial. Former Yugoslavia

-1980 XIX International Special Prize of Drawing JOAN MIRÓ. Barcelona, Spain

-1975 Poster Biennial. Warsaw, Poland


1996 National Culture Distinction. Awarded by the Culture Ministry of Cuba

1990 1st Prize of VI Biennial of Small Format Prints. TAGA. Caracas, Venezuela

1984 Prize in 1st Biennial of Havana: One man Show at Latin American Space. Paris, France

and Francisco Javier Báez National Prints Prize.

1983 Mention. Encounter of Prints. Havana, Cuba

1981 Prize. 1st National Exhibition of Print, Small Format. Havana, Cuba

1977 Prize. 1st National Exhibition of Drawing. Pinar del Río. Cuba

1976 Prize. Design of Magazine Cover. National Exhibition of Graphic Propaganda. Havana, Cuba


National Museum of Fine Arts. Havana, Cuba

Modern Art Museum. Łodz, Poland.

Wilanow Poster Museum. Poland

Szczecin National Museum. Poland

Janus Panonius Museum. Budapest, Hungary

Indian Art Museum. Moscow, Russia

Metropolitan Council. Bradford City, Great Britain

Modern Art Museum. Cuenca, Equator

Cuban Art Museum, Vienna, Austria

His art works have been collected by both institutions and individuals in Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Holland, Jamaica, Japan, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Syria, USA and Venezuela.


2001 FRÓMETA, PICTORIAL WORKS. Author: espaciog. 160 pages book, with 85 color

reproductions. Printed and Edited by CLASSICA Editor. Lisbon, Portugal.