Born in 1964 in Havana, Cuba, Enrique Martinez Celaya grew up in Spain and Puerto Rico. He was trained as an artist as well as a physicist and currently works in painting, sculpture, photography, and writing.

Celaya‘s work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The State Hermitage Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig, Germany, among others. In 1998, Martínez Celaya founded Whale & Star as an evolving idea of social and intellectual interaction.

Enrique Martínez Celaya
Enrique Martínez Celaya
Havana, 1964

Past Exhibitions

Enrique Martínez Celaya: Nothing That Is Ours

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
01/12/2017 — 14/01/2018

Solo Shows


LA Louver, Venice, California

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York


Hood Art Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå, Sweden

Parafin, London, United Kingdom


Strandverket Konsthall, Marstrand, Sweden

SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida

James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico


The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

LA Louver, Venice, California

Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

Group Shows


The Missing Peace : Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, travelled to Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Emory Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta, and The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), New York, US and Fundacion Canal, Madrid, Spain


Lagunas Hidden Treasures : Art from Privite Collections, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, USA

Personal Mythologies, Earlier, Recent and Future Acquisitions, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Honolulu, USA

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Havana Country of birth: Cuba Date of birth: 1964 Lives in: Delray Beach
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