Galleri Riis

Juan Andrés Milanes Benito

Juan Andrés Milanes Benito (b. 1978) earned a MFA from The National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, 2009. He was born in Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, and lives and works in Oslo. Milanes Benito's work is characterized by his social, political, and environmental commentary. He also uses the technique of precise casting, a process that forms part of the narrative of his work. The act of copying and imitation refers directly to the human behavior that we pursue to be part of our social environment. What is real and what is not? What is genuine and what is not? What is true and what is false? Answering such questions requires honest communication, the very essence of interpersonal relationships. Misinterpretation, untruths and counterfeit products can have catastrophic consequences for human relationships, in politics and in product use. Juan Andrés Milanes Benito deals with all of these themes in his work.

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  1. 2009Master of Fine Arts, National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo
  2. 1996Bachelor of Fine Art, Escuela wifredo Lam, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba


  1. 2021Sandefjord Kunstforening, Sandefjord, Norway
  2. 2020Potemkinby, Nasjonalmuseet Arkitektur / Noplace, Oslo
  3. 2017Microwave for one, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  4. 2016If the Stones Could Talk, Neues Kunstforum, Cologne
  5. 2015It´s what you see, Bærum Kunsthall, Fornebu
  6. 2015Extraction of the stone of madness, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  7. 2013Mind the Gap, Hå Gamle Prestegard, Stavanger
  8. 2012Analysis sanaty, Örebro Konsthall, Örebro, Sweden
  9. 2011Speed is directly proportional to forgetfulness, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  10. 2011La velocidad es directamente proporcional al olvido, One Night Only Gallery, Oslo
  11. 2010Party at the funeral, Galleri 69, Oslo
  12. 2005In a straight line from my face to my back, Senter for Afrikansk Kulturformidling, Oslo
  13. 1998Pa´cuando yo este en el "yelo", Galeria Marta Machado, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba
  14. 1997La direccion de la sombra, Gallery Luz y Oficios, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba


  1. 2020Tenthaus, Oslo
  2. 2019Havana Biennial Edition 13, Project Behind the Wall, Havana, Cuba
  3. 2018Dak'Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal
  4. 20141814 Revisited - The Past is Still Present, Akershus Kunstsenter
  5. 2013Super Market. Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
  6. 2012Längtans Blomma Är Störst På Håll, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  7. 2011Open Art, Örebro Konsthall, Örebro, Sweden
  8. 2009Graduation Show, National Academy of Fine Art, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo


Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway