Who am I + what am I doing here?

About page for contemporary conceptual life artist Norbert Rodriguez. I make art. I live art. My life + everything that happens in + around it is art. I also make traditional things that people consider art like drawings + paintings + sculptures + photos + videos + installations + performances + sandwiches. Thank you for visiting.

This says a lot about me.


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Norberto Rodriguez was born in Miami as a multi-disciplinary conceptual artist. He is the founder of The Museum of Meaning., A School of thought. + IP Division. Norberto is currently at work on several new projects including To serve man. + The meaning of life. He also hosts the weekly podcast In The Beginning... along with the daily morning show, I’d rather be fishing.  You can follow his continued journey on digital media as @norbertoinc.


SELECTED RECENT PROJECTS

2018
• Breakfast Club | Google | San Francisco., CA
• A Quiet Morning. | MoCA. | Los Angeles, CA
• Museum of Artist Cars | Venice Art walk | Los Angeles, CA
• I think we should talk… | Inner City Arts | Los Angeles, CA
• The man behind the curtain. | LAND | Hollywood Improv | Los Angeles, CA
• Quiet Mornings | MoCA Geffen | Los Angeles, CA

2017
• The bed you made. | Bed & Breakfast | Los Angeles, CA
• I Come From Where the Palm Trees Grow | LATlab | Los Angeles, CA
• NWSA Alumni Series: Sculpture | New World Gallery | Miami, FL

2016
• …While I’m Standing Still | Bedaga | Pancake Epidemic | Los Angeles, CA
• Art, Amirite? | Maitland Foley | Los Angeles, CA


Bert Rodriguez
MAY 31 1980 - MAY 30, 2016

SELECTED PROJECTS | PERFORMANCES | COMMISSIONS

2016
• Dialogs in Cuban Art: Part III | Perez Art Museum | Miami, FL
• BRM Presents: Performance + Workshop | FORM | Arcosanti, AZ
• BRM Gift Shop | Rob Pruit’s Flea Market | Los Angeles, CA
• You Don’t Know What You Got (Till it’s Gone) | eBay.com

2015
Dialogs in Cuban Art: Part II | Casa De Las Americas | Havana, Cuba.
Dialogs in Cuban Art: Part I | Ludwig Foundation | Havana, Cuba.
• The Bert Rodriguez Museum | Los Angeles, CA (ongoing)
• A Drop In The Bucket | Soho Beach House | Miami Beach, FL

2014
• 
Without You I’m Nothing | Golden Road Brewery | Los Angeles, CA

2013
• 
Never Forget Where | Fashion Outlets of Chicago | Chicago, IL
• I Will Always Let You (W)in | Two Bunch Palms | Desert Hot Springs, CA
• There’s Nothing I’d Rather Do | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | Las Vegas, NV
• Live Beyond Labels | Becks

2012
• I Can Only See Myself In You | Celebrity Reflection | Miami, FL
• A Word Of Advice (Dallas) | Pump House | Dallas, TX
• Mastering The Basics | LUX / EROS | Venice, CA
• Reflection | Celebrity Reflection | Pacific and Atlantic Ocean
• Where My Eyes Meet You (Standard Hollywood) | Standard Hotel | Los Angeles, CA
• Live Beyond Labels | Beck’s Beer | The Beer Store

2011
• A Meal I Make With My Mother (Los Angeles) | OHWOW LA | Los Angeles, CA
• The Nature of Things | Milsaps College | Jackson, MS
• Krystallos | Saks Fifth Ave | Miami, FL

2010
• The Art Issue | Art Basel Miami Beach | Miami Beach, FL
• A Reconciliation (Emerald City) | Miami Art Museum | Miami, FL
• Visiting artist | University of Washington | Seattle, WA
• Seed | BAR | Miami, FL
• In Your Own Image (Naples) | Naples, IT

2009
• A Meal I Make With My Mother | Western Bridge | Seattle, WA
• In Your Own Image (Berlin) | Berlin, DE

2008
• Where You End And I Begin | Frieze Projects | London, UK
• In Your Own Image (Paris) | Paris, FR
• Close Out Sale | Art LA | Los Angeles, CA

2007
• A Bedtime Story (The Tortoise And The Hare) | Sleepless Nights | Miami Beach, FL

2006
• Art Positions | Art Basel Miami Beach | Miami Beach, FL
• A Bedtime Story (The Five Chinese Brothers) | Miami, FL
• You’re Only Mad At Yourself | The Miami Herald | Miami, FL

2005
• 
One Man VIP | i/o Lounge | Miami, FL

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
• Bert Rodriguez Museum Presents: Selected Works: (2007-2014) | San Francisco, CA

2010
• Has Art?: Exhibition 3 of 12 | Lawrimore Projects | Seattle, WA
• A Man Called Bert | Annarumma 404 | Naples, Italy
• I’ll Cross That Bridge When I Get To It | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami, FL

2009
• IN YOUR OWN IMAGE: The Best of Bert Rodriguez Greatest Hits Vol. I | Bass Museum | Miami Beach, Fl

2008
• For Sale | Snitzer/Arregui Projects | Hamptons, NY
• Espace Experimental | Le Plateau, FRAC Ile de France | Paris, FR

2007
• Advertising Works! | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami
• Intervenciones 2007 | MARTE | Museum of Art El Salvador
• Breaking Down (in seven parts) | SONOM | Monterey, MX

2005
• Almost There: Portrait of a (Lazy) Genius | Artek Contemporaries | NYC

2004
• The Gifts I Could Never Give You | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami

2001
• (              ) | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami

2000
• Recent Videos | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami
• Bert Rodriguez: A Pre-Career Retrospective | Centre Gallery | Miami

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
• The Go Between – Museo Di Capodimonte | Napoli, IT

2013
• The Fun Begins When The Lights Go Off! | LUX / EROS | Los Angeles, CA

2012
• American Exuberance | Rubell Family Collection | Miami, FL
• It Ain’t Fair | OHWOW | Miami Beach, FL
• This and That | Frost Museum, Miami, FL
• Things Beyond Our Control | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami, FL

2011
• Emotional Blackmail | SAAG | Alberta, Canada
• Summer Time Blues | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami, FL
• Merzbau Now | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami, FL
• Home: Dream Home | Praxis | Miami, FL
• South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition | Frost Art Museum | Miami, FL
• Dadarhea | Canada Gallery | New York, NY
• A Longer Shinbone | Girl’s Club | Miami, FL

2010
• Dadarhea | OHWOW MIAMI | Miami, Fl
• New Work Miami 2010 | Miami Art Museum | Miami, FL

2009
• Beg Borrow and Steal | Rubell Family Collection | Miami, FL
• Miami Media Mesh | American Airlines Arena | Miami, FL
• 114 Steps | SASSA TRÜLZSCH | Berlin, DE
• Parenthesis | Western Bridge | Seattle, WA
• CFC Charity Art Exhibition | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami, FL
• Spite House | Lawrimore Projects | Seattle, WA
• Convention | MOCA, North Miami | North Miami, Fl
• SMALL | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami, FL
• The Endless Renaissance | Bass Museum of Art | Miami Beach, FL
• Confections | O.H.W.O.W. | Miami, FL

2008
• Frieze Projects | Frieze Art Fair | London, UK
• Disappearances, Shadows & Illusions | Miami Art Museum | Miami, Fl
• Whitney Biennial | Whitney Museum of American Art | New York, NY

2007
• Sleepless Nights | Public Project | Miami Beach, Fl
• Site Specific Installation | SONOM | Monterey, Mexico
• 60 Second Video Art Festival | Touring Exhibition | USA + EU
• Pressing Pause | Zeitgeist Gallery | Nashville, TN

2006
• Left Behind, Hesperides, and ... | Sandroni Rey | Los Angeles, CA
• Native Seeds | ArtCenter South Florida| Miami
• Something | Locust Projects | Miami

2005
• Boomerang | Miami Light Box | Miami
• MOCA and Miami | MOCA North Miami | Miami
• Brought Together Again | New World Gallery | Miami
• Co Operate | Buena Vista Building | Miami
• At This Time | Rubell Family Collection | Miami
• 05-05-05 | site-specific installation | Club i/o | Miami
• A Little Romance: Selections From The Permanent Collection | MOCA Miami

2004
• Faith | Champion Fine Art | Los Angeles, CA
• Domestic Arrivals | White Box | NY
• Becoming Father, Becoming Infant | Bronx Museum | NY
• Definitive Juxt | Odegard Building | Miami
• Lock Stock And Barrel | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami
• 52 | The Art Nucleus | Portland OR

2003
• Florida Focus: Miami Hot | Gulf Coast Museum Of Art | Largo FL
• …Butt Seriously | The Moore Building | Miami
• Made In Miami | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami

2002
• Motel | site-specific installation | San Juan Motel | Miami
• That Place | MIA Gallery | Miami International Airport
• That Place | The Moore Building | Miami
• Miami in Manhattan | Wooster Projects | NY

2001
• globe>miami<island | Bass Museum of Art | Miami Beach
• Eight Solo Shows | Carlos Betancourt Studio | Miami
• Humid | The Moore Building | Miami                  
• Skins | Dorsch Gallery | Miami
• Video Spill | Stetson University | DeLand FL

2000
• Robots | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami
• Publikulture | Museum of Art | Ft Lauderdale FL
• Making Art in Miami: Travels in Hyperreality | MoCA | North Miami FL
• Young Miami | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami
• Apples from the Tree | H. Lewis Gallery | Baltimore MD
• Departing Perspectives | site-specific installation | Espirito Santo Bldg. | Miami

1999
• Camouflage | L.C. Bates Museum | Skowhegan | Maine       
• Selections from the Rubell Collection | Contemporary Art Museum | Tampa | Fl

1998
• The Fashion Issue | Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami
• Hortt 40 | Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale FL
• B.F.A. | Galerie Douyon | Coral Gables FL

1997
• Invasion of Privacy | Art 1035 | Miami
• Here & Now | Art 1035 | Miami

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

• Contemporary Art Museum | Tampa | Fl
• Kemper Museum of Art | Kansas City, MO
• Miami Art Museum | Miami, FL
• Institute of Contemporary Art | Miami, FL
• Rubell Family Collection | Miami, FL
• Walker Art Center | Minneapolis, MN

 

HONORS | AWARDS

2010
• South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists
• Miami-Dade College Hall of Fame inductee

2008
• Frieze Foundation Commission | Frieze Foundation

2006
• Miami-Dade County Site-Specific Arts Commission
• Best Local Artist | Miami New Times

2005
• Legal Art | Inaugural Artist Grant Award

2002
• Best Emerging Artist | Miami New Times

2000
• South Florida Cultural Visual Arts Fellowship Award

1999
• Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Scholarship Award

1998
• Honorable Mention | mixed media | Hortt 40

1997
• Frances Wolfson Endowed Visual Arts Scholarship

1993-1998
• University of Florida | New World School of the Arts Full Tuition Scholarship

 

EDUCATION | RESIDENCIES

2010
• University of Washington Visiting Artist and Lecture Program | Seattle, WA

1999
• Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture | Portland, ME 

1998
• Bachelor of Fine Arts | New World School of the Arts | University of Florida

 

THANK YOU.