Aruba, 1964. Lives and work on Aruba


Selected exhibitions
2022(2021 Oct.) Mykonos Biennale. Invitation by curator Elvis Lopez. Ateliers’89, Group international expo Proposal at National Archives Aruba by Gast Foundation, (24aug2018-13 jan2019)/Group exposition, Art in public space ‘San Nicolas’ at community museum San Nicolas by FMA, (October 2018)/ Solo exposition” a Dutch woman’- ‘a sea of dreams’ Antiguo Templo de San Isidro La Sabana de Maracaibo, (23-30 May 2018)/‘Mare Nostrum’-  ‘a sea of dreams ‘ Maczul- Museo Arte Contemporaneo Zulia, Venezuela Maracaibo (28 October 2017-28 February2018)/ Public project ‘San Nicolas Aesthetics’- ’San Nicolas’(2017), Paardenbaai Oranjestad, Aruba, public sculpture project (2012-2014)/ Caribbean Crossroads of the World, ‘you are me, Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014)/ ‘Being and Time’ Gowanus Loft, van derBilt Republic, Brooklyn, New York (2014)/ project 200 Years Tropical Kingdom, “Horse Power’’ Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, Netherlands,(2013)/Exposition Taboo – Bo’ Bloemhof, Curacao, (2013)/Caribbean Crossroads of the World, ‘You are me’,Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, New York (2012)/ project Salon, ‘I never promised you a Rose Garden’ Flower Castle, Lisse, Netherlands, (2012)/ Microcosm, Silhouette, ‘Surrender & Thinker’, Residence of DutchAmbassador, Washington DC, (2011)/ Arte y Medio Ambiente,’ ’four those who suffer Love, First International Triennial of Caribbean, * Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, (2010)/ project Art Pie ‘open for love’,  Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, Nederland, (2010)/ Separating Myth from Reality: Status of Women, ’Only Beautiful words’, ’I always thought that everyone is the same’ Gallery Siddhartha Kathmandu Nepal, (2009)/ project Reinvent Public Space Beirut ‘Only Beautiful words’, I always thought that everyone is the Same’, Studio Beirut, Lebanon together with Pearl foundation, Partisan Public Archis NAI, (2007)/ traveling exposition; non ego red Dress’, DRESSCODE ‘dress for Queen Beatrix’, 8Theatre Museum Amsterdam, (09.2006-01.2007)/ project ‘non ego red dress’, presentation Of THE RED DRESS or Too Much Of The Same ‘dress For Queen Beatrix’,,Torch Gallery (2005)/’project ‘non ego red Dress- exhibition “DRESS CODE – ‘dress for Queen Beatrix’ in das Historisches und Volkerkunde Museum, St. Gallen, Swiss, (2006)/ 49 project ‘non ego red dress, ‘dress for Queen Beatrix’, Imagine C, IVC Amsterdam Z.O., Bijlmermeer, Netherlands, (2006)/ Dress code in das Historisches‘ non ego red dress,’dress for Queen Beatrix’ Global Fashion Local Tradition, Centraal Museum Netherlands, (2005)/ traveling exhibition, project ‘ Politicas de Memoria y Iconofilia’, ‘only beautiful words, light text’ Yo siempre pense que cada uno es igual’, 8th Bienniale of Cuenca Ecuador, (2004)/ Iconofagia ‘y siempre pense que cada uno es igual’, Te[oretica, San Juan, Costa Rica, (2004)/ Mu Wang Fu Palace, Up river Loft, Lijiang China, (2003)/ Deslocamentos, Caribe Associacao, 14th Festival International de Arte Electronic Video, Brasil, (2003)/ project Tales from the past, the Paradigms of Territory and identity’ I never promised you a rose garden’, 4th Caribbean Biennial Museum of Modern Art Santo Domingo, November (2001) February (2002)/ project Beeldende Kunst van de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba, Tent Gallery Rotterdam, Netherlands, (2001)/ Gallery Eterno; Arco Fair Madrid, Spain, (2001)/ Caribe Insular, exclusion fragmentation y Paraiso, MIEAC Museo Extremo e Ibero Americano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz,Espana, (1998)/ project Punta Maria 123, Museum Lia Bermudez, Maracaibo Venezuela, (1999)/ Traveling exposition ‘Lips Sticks and Marks, Spiral Gallery, Barbados, (1998)/ Lips Sticks And Marks, Art Foundry Trinidad (1998)/ Caribe Insular exclusion Fragmentation y Paraiso, Casa de las Americas Cuba, (1998)/ El Inividuo y su Memoria ’ Silencio’, 7th Biennial Havana Cuba (1997).


Education/special projects
1995-2023 Active visual artist Osaira Muyale
1989-1990 Ateliers’89, Gerrit Rietveld Academy workshops Aruba
1990-1992 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Netherlands
1993-2002 Visual artist, founder & co-director Galeria Eterno, Oranjestad, Aruba

1996-2021 Visual artist, founder and director Stichting Fundacion Eterno, Oranjestad

Special projects
2023. Anthropologies of the Black Atlantic/ Climate Challenges, invitation by Dr. Francio Guadeloupe, University of Amsterdam. 6 weeks hybrid zoom course offered by islander of the Helm,University of Sint Martin,NWC., 2022.Invitacion community project from FCVR and CEDEHEM at Dakota Community center. Installation ‘Art museum at Centro di Barrio Dakota’. 2022  Teacher at workshop Centro di Barrio Brazil,San Nicolas. Aruba community projects by Atha, Ateliers’89, Cede Aruba. (20mar.20april2022), with an exposition at Aterliers’89. 2021  Teacher at workshop Centro di Barrio Sabana Basora, Aruba community projects by Ateliers’89, Cede Aruba. (26oct.26nob2021), with an exposition at Aterliers’89. 2014  Aruba, Oranjestad Academy for Fine Arts and Design. blok 11 March – 4 April/ 21 October -14 November. Module 1 Body. 2007  Lebanon, Beirut. International and interdisciplinary workshop ‘Public space’, case study on the concept of public space in Lebanon Beirut. The initiators of the workshop are (landscape) architects, urban developers, designers and artists linked to studio Beirut, Lebanon, together with the Dutch organizations Archis, Partizan Publik, Pearl and the Amsterdam Center for conflict studies (ACS) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) 2007 Ateliers’ 89, 23 April-16 May. Presentation/ expo 20 May, workshop ‘ruimtelijk vormgeving. 2007 Ateliers ’89, ‘One minute’film by Dick Tuinder. Work presentation ‘SERHEL’, Lebanese diaspora short film. 2003 China, international inivitation by Robert Loder, Triangle Arts Trust London, Yunnan li-jiang, Gaswork London,Ye Yong Quig Upriver loft international residency China,  Sir Anthony Caro,Caribbean Contemporary Arts CCA Trinidad 2000 Curacao, ‘Watamula’, invitation,participant and co/organize group Triangle Arts Trust London, Robert Loder, Sir Anthony Caro, CCA Trinidad Charlotte Elias. 1997 Cuba, Soroa, international invitation by Robert Loder Gasworks London, Hotel Soroa,Triangle Trust Sir Anthony Caro, Caribbean Contemporary Arts CCA Charlotte Elias. 1989 Atelier ’89. Ministery Department of Culture Aruba, Evelino Fingal, Elvis Lopez, Jos Houweling,  Rietveld Academie Amsterdam.


1999, Grand Prize, installation and film ‘Illution’.  Exposition Arte’99, 500 Years Curacao. Curated by Jennifer Smith,
independent art curator, art historian Dr. Adi Martis. Powered by Maduro & Curiel Bank Curacao.

New Silence (2020),  285hzchant (2018), Blue time (2011), Coco Channel (2009), Magdalena (2008), love story (2008), Serhel (2007), Paraguana, Venezuela  (2005), Butterfly Dance, China(2003), GODDOG, when I wake up you were gone, Aruba (2002),  I never promised you a rose garden, Aruba (2001), Natalie the street queen (2001), Indigo Blue (2001), Curacao (2000), Illution, Curacao (1999),  listen with your eyes, Aruba (1998),  Minotauro, Cuba (1997), Laberinto, Aruba (1994).


International Expositions
2021.Oct Mykonos Biennale. Invitation by curator Elvis Lopez, Ateliers’89.

2018 Solo exposition ‘ a Dutch woman ‘, a sea of dreams, Antiguo Templo de San Isidro La Sabana de Maracaibo, Venezuela. (23-30 May 2018) curated by Rosher Acevedo Ocando, Soyde Bastidos Brito, Juan D Bracho R.
2017-2018 Exposition ‘ Mare Nostrum ’, a sea of dreams. Maczul Museo  Arte Contemporaneo Zulia, Maracaibo Venezuela.(28 October2017-28 May 2018)
2014-2015 PAMM Perez Art museum Miami-Caribbean Crossroads of the World. Project Only beautiful words light work ‘ You are Me ’.1103 Biscayne Blvd. April 18, 2014 – September 17,  2014. Miami , Fl 33132, 305 375 3000, International invitation by Tobias Ostrander, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs,Following credit line-Curatorial Team, curator Maria Elena Ortiz, Elvis Fuentes, programme curator  Crossroads Project, Oriol Tarridas photography, installation view Photo by Orial Tarridas Caribbean Crossroads of the World, Pérez Art Museum Miami Naomi Patterson, Senior Registrar. Renwick Heronimo, curator, logistics outsourcing from Washington to Miami.
2014(8-14 March) Gowanus Loft- ‘Being and Time’. Brooklyn, New York  61 9th Street, Loft C8, 11215
curated by Renwick Heronimo.
2013 (December 27 2013 – Maart 14 2014) Museum De Fundatie-Exhibition Tropical Kingdom Following the 200 years Dutch Kingdom Zwolle, The Palace on the Blijmarkt, Netherlands. Gallery Hofi Bloemhoff
Exposition Tabu’ Curacao
2012 Project Caribbean Crossroads of  the World  at Museo Del Barrio New York. Curated by Elvis Fuentes and Susy delValle.
2012 Project Salon/ Flower Castle – Kasteel keukenhof  in the Netherlands’ curated by Gijs Stork independent Art Curator.
2012 Project  Muhe  Frida Curacao directed by  Alydia Wever, contemporary dancer
2011 Project Microcosm in Washington DC. The curatorial team Renwick Heronimo  project coordinator/curator Dutch Caribbean, Laura Roulet independent Curator/ art historian Washington DC and Gijs Stork  independent Curator, The Netherlands.
2010 Project First International Triennial of Caribbean at  Museo de Arte Moderno  Santo Domingo,
2010 Project Kunstvlaai – Netherlands. Curated by visual artist Elvis Lopez.
2009 Project  Siddhartha Art Gallery  Kathmandu  Nepal.
2007 Project Studio Beirut  Lebanon.
2006 Project Galvanize film presentation curated by Chris Cozier and Charlotte Elias CCA7 Trinidad
2006 Project Non Ego Red Dress”,
1 September 2006 -7 January 2007  Exhibition “DRESS CODE” in das Historisches und Volkerkunde Museum, St. Gallen, Swiss.
04.11.2006   8 Theatermuseum, Amsterdam
01.09.2006 / 07.01.2007 DRESSCODE in das Historisches und Volkerkunde Museum, St. Gallen, Swiss.
23.3.2006 / 30.6.2006   Imagine IC Zuid Oost, Bijlmermeer, Holland.
Other participants of the exhibition are, Yoko Ono, John Galliano, Hussein Ghalayan, Alicia Frames,Helmut Newton,
Yinka Shonibare, Jaqueline Hassink Community Project, Institute voor Cultuur, Amsterdam.
2005 Project Non ego red dress”,
17.9.2005 / 15.1.2006  Global Fashion/ Local Tradition Centraal Museum Utrecht
15.10.2005 / 29.10.2005 Presentation of THE RED DRESS or Too Much Of The Same Galerie Torch, Amsterdam
2006 Project Film Translator” 30min film/doc on ATV public television production osaira muyale,additing norman thijsen –skytv
2004 Project VIII  Bienalle  de Cuenca Ecuador at Banco de Fomento Ecuador  Neon Text  Installation, “Yo siempre pense que cada uno es igual” Art work installation is part of an ongoing project Only Beautiful Words, 2002-2014
2004 Project  Iconofagia’ at Te[oretica San Juan, Costa Rica curated  by Virginia Perez-Ratton and Tamara Diaz Bringas, Jennifer Smith osaira.html, (search exposiciones iconofagia, no 32).
2003 Project V Caribbean Biennial  at Museum of Modern Art Santo Domingo, curated by Marianna de Tolentino.
2003 Project Mu Palace, China Performance ‘Butter fly Dance’ curated by M. E.Tolentino, Sara Hermann Morera, Monica Dematte, Charlotte Elias CCA7, Triangle Trust England.
2003 Project Associacao Video Brasil”  Brasil, Sao Paulo, Curated Chriz Cozier, Charlotte Elias CCA7.
2002 Project Bank of The Netherlands Antilles Curacao, visit of Z.K.H. de prins van oranje en  H.K.H, Prinses Maxima,curated by Jennifer Smith independent Art Curator  ,Dr. Adi Martis Independent Art Curator and Historian
2001 Project TenT Gallery, Witte de Withstraat Rotterdam, Holland Curated by Dr. Adi Martis, Jennifer smith, Thomas Mejier Zu Schlochteren.
2001 Project 4th Carribbean Biennial Museo de Arte Moderno Sto Domingo curated by Marianne de Tolentino, collaboration Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Aruba.
2001 Project Arco Fair Madrid, Galleria Eterno, curated by Renwick Heronimo and Osaira Muyale sponsered by Fundacion Eterno and Eterno Studio Gallery Aruba.
2000 Project Galleria Hoffi di Flor in Honor of  visual artist Shon May Henriquez, Curacao curated by Jennifer Smith.
2000 Project 366/2000 Muka Zwitserland curated by  Magda van Gils
1999 Project Centro de bellas Artes Maracaibo Venezuela curated by Elvis Lopez  and Jimmy Yanez
1999 Project Museum Lia Bermudez Maracaibo Venezuela curated by  Jimmy Yanez and Victor Fuenmayor
1999 Project The Urban Life  Santo Domingo curated by Marianne de Tolentino
1999 Project  Arte 99′ 500 Years Curacao curated by  Jennifer Smith and Dr. Adi Martis.
1998 Project Spiral Gallery Barbados curated by visual artists, Annelee Davis and Jocelyn Gardner.
1998 Project Art Foundry Trinidad curated by visueal artists, Jocelyn Gardner, Annelee  Davis and  Irene Shaw.
1998 Project MIEAC, Museo Extremo e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz Espana.
1998 Casa de las  America Madrid  curated by Ma.Luisa Borras y Antonio Zaya. MEIAC Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo Spain.
1997 Project 6th Biennial de la Habana, Cuba. Curated by  Dr. Jose Manuel Noceda Fernandez.


National Expositions
2023.Birds of Paradise, a New language. studio Osaira Muyale, Oranjestad, Aruba

2022.Solo exposition ‘Whispers in times of Pandemic’ At studio Osaira Muyale, Aruba
2022.17 March. Invitation by Aruba Adventist Academy (prof.Angelique Sambo) and Minister of Culture Xiomara Maduro. Artwork ” Timeless”
2022. 6 March. Invitation by FCVR ( Magaly Silvia Maduro), Hias, Cedehem, Centro di barrio Dakota. Installation’ container project ‘Museo Centro di barrio Dakota.
2022.18 Feb. Invitation by curator Elvis Lopez, Atelier’89. Exposition in honor of visit of Alexandra van Huffelen, state secretary for Dutch Kingdom.
2022.10 February. Invitation by P. Min. Eveline Wever Croes, art curator Renwick Heronimo, Archeological Museum Aruba. In Honor of Ambassador Johanna M.C. (joke)Brandt,
representative of the kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York. Artwork. ‘In between Aruba and Holland i found Paradise’
2017-2018 FMA Public project  San Nicolas Aesthetics. Sculpture, ‘ San Nicolas’. (Saint Nicolas) curated by Renwick Heronimo.

2014-2018 Solo exposition ‘Paradise Park’ at studio Osaira Muyale, Oranjestad, Aruba.
2015-2018 Project  Paardenbaai ‘ Art in public space. commissioned, former minister of Culture and Tourism Mr.Otmar Oduber and Mrs. Ronella Tjin Asjoe Croes, director of Aruba Tourism Authority. Mondriaan Funds Holland.
2016-2017 Solo exposition ‘Bleau Garden’ pop up gallery San Nicolas/Art Fair by Fundacion Eterno.
2014 Solo Exposition ‘Paradise Park at studio Osaira Muyale, Oranjestad Aruba.
2013 Group exposition  Aruba Art and Design  by  former minister of culture M Hooyboer Winklaar.
Centro di Bario Tanki leendert by department of Culture and minister of culture M Hooyboer Winklaar.
2012 Project Encuentro Biennale Aruba, ‘Happy Islands’  Curated by Dr. Jose Manuel Noceda Fernandez,artist Alida Martinez,Department of Cultural Affairs Aruba.
2011 participant Project  Muhe Frida’  directed by  Alydia Wever  contemporary dancer,, Aruba.
2011 participant Project Souvenirs Festival’ at Ateliers’89 curated by visual artist Elvis Lopez.
2010 Project Salon 1/Aruba  Curated  by Gijs Stork independent Art Curator Netherlands.
2010 Project Auction for Haiti curated by Insight gallery – visual artist Alida Martinez.
2010 Participant Project group exposition at rekenkamer Government of Aruba. directed Curated by Maria Theresa Madariaga.
2009 Project ‘Rosea Nobo’ curated by visueal artist Alyda Martinez.
2009 Solo expo at Studio Osaira Muyale in collaboration with  groups exposition at  Insight Gallery and Ateliers’89.
2008 Project Mind your Gab by Cas di Cultura Aruba ’50 ana di Jubileo ‘ curated by Vicky Arens and Ryan Oduber.
2008 Project Spirito di Tempo at Access Gallery & Directie Cultuur Aruba. Curated by Renwick Heronimo.
2008 Project Magico Realismo at Access Gallery Aruba. Curated by Renwick Heronimo.
2008 Project “Carribean Jazz Festival Art show ‘by Eric Eman at Cas di Cultura Aruba, curated by Toyota Gallery.
2008 Project Herencia di Esclavitud’ by DCA and  National Archive Aruba curated by Evelino Fingal.
2008 Project Naked Truth at Access Gallery Aruba. Curated by Renwick Heronimo.
2008 Project Mar Azul gallery Aruba curated by artist Gilberd Senchi.
2008 Project Private Collection at StudiO Oranjestad Aruba, curated by visual artist Osaira Muyale.
2007 Project Cream at  Access Gallery Aruba curated by Renwick Heronimo.
2007 Project Welkome Home ‘solo exposition at Atelier’ 89
2007 Project space expo at Oranjestad Kunsthuis Aruba curated by Gilbert Senchi
2007 Project Rembrandt in San Nicolas  at SINFA San Nicolas Aruba curated by visual artists Glenda Heyliger and Osaira Muyale.
2007 Project  Project LISN  Light in San Nicolas at SINFA, San Nicolas Aruba. Curated by visual artists Glenda Heyliger and Osaira Muyale.
2007 Project Wine, Food & Art Festival at Westin Resort curated by artist Gilbert Senchi Oranjestad Kunst Huis.
2007 Project Private Project Private collection  at  Studio Osaira Muyale, Oranjestad Aruba.
2006 Project Acuril XXXVI Aruba Association of Caribbean University and research and institutional libraries. On ethical aspects on social, cultural society  organized by Alice van Romondt and SINFA director Glenda Heyliger.
2005 Project  ‘Translator” 30min film/doc on public television.
2005 Project ‘non ego red dress‘ in collaboration with candidate for political party PDR. concept  Aruba National Art Museum
2005 Project ‘only beautiful words’ commission work Neon Text installation for Gen Air  Aruba.
2004 Project Solo Exposition ” Welcome to Fruchtenland”at  studio  Osaira Muyale Aruba
2004 Project  Prince Albert of Monaco & Laureus Foundation at Marriot Resort curated by Gilbert Senchi South end Gallery
2002 project ‘only beautiful words’ commission work, installation neon sign. Lg.Smith Blvd 30  “I always thought that every one is the same”.
2002 Project  SINFA, San Nicolas Foundation for the Arts curated by visual artist Glenda Heyliger.
2001 Project Couture Cocktail at Mosaic by fashion designer +  Percy Irausqiun and  fashionista Fernando Mansur.
2001 Project Ultimate Automobiles BMW goes Art. Curated by Galleria Insight.
2001 Project Water toren  Mijlpaal en Uitdaging gevolg voor ontvangst van Prins van  Oranje Aruba.
2001 Project Unesco, human rights Department and  Instuitute of  Culture Aruba.
2001 Project Silent Auction Quota International Club Fundraising at Allegro Beach Resort Aruba.
2000 Project Watamula at Eterno Studio Gallery
2000 Project  ‘Innerlijke landschap’ at Galleria  Harmonia San Nicolas, Aruba.
1999 Project self Potret at Instituto di Cultura curated by  Elvis Lopez.
1999 Project  Madre Patria  at Seaport Conference Center in Honor of Queen Beatrix curated by Renwick Heronimo.
1999 Project  Invasion at Cas di Cultura curated by Renwick Heronimo and Eterno Studio Gallery.
1998 Project Unesco 50 years human rights at  Department of Cultural Affairs Aruba.
1997 Project Invasion at Amsterdam Manor Resort curated by  visual artists Renwick Heronimo, Osaira Muyale collaboration by Eterno Studio Gallery Aruba.
1997 Project Exposition at Club Bonaire San Nicolas, Aruba. Collaboration of  Ministery of Culture and curated by visual artist Elvis Lopez.
1996 Project Hende Muhe den Evolution by Institute of Culture Aruba. Curated by visual artists Alida Martinez  and Osaira Muyale.
1997 Expositions at Eterno Studio Gallery, Galeria Harmonia San Nicolas and Seaport Market Place Aruba.
1995 Project Solo exposition Mystery of The Soul  At Eterno Studio Gallery curated Gijs Stork and Renwick Heronimo.
1995 Project Fort Zoutman – Willem III Toren  Aruba.
1994 Project Street Art Gallery by Institute of Culture and Aruba Tourism Authority.
1994 Project paintings at Playa Linda Beach Resort by B. Werleman and Eterno Studio Gallery Aruba.
1993 Project group exposition Nos Arte by  Institute of Cultural  Affairs  curated by artist +July Oduber.
1992 Project group exposition ‘Mira Arte’ at Atrium Mall curated by visual artist Elvis Lopez.
1990 Project the architect and his guests. Theater performance curated and directed by  Nicoline Nagtzaam, Amy Lasten, Institute of Culture Aruba. Set design collaboration by Renwick Heronimo and Osaira Muyale.
1987 Project Los Naufragos’ screenplay by Luis Bunuel. Theater performance curated and directed by Nicoline Nagtzaam, Amy Lasten, Institute of Culture Aruba. Set design collaboration by Renwick Heronimo and Osaira Muyale.