Poster of the 34th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami
MANUEL TRICALLOTIS | Artist (Chile/Ecuador)
Painter, draftsman, sculptor, engraver, theater worker, press, radio and television journalist and author. He studied international relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and painting with Julio Martín Caro in Madrid. He returned to his native Puerto Rico and began working at Lorenzo Homar’s workshop at the Puerto Rican Culture Institute. During his long career, he has received three honorary doctorates – from Universidad del Turabo in Caguas in 1997, the Universidad de Puerto Rico at Cayey in 2006 and Havana’s Instituto Superior de Arte in 2009. Since 1986, he has been a resident artist at Universidad de Puerto Rico in Cayey and, until 2004, director of the Dr. Pío López Martínez Museum of Art at the UPR – Cayey. He has been featured at individual and collective art exhibits in Puerto Rico, Latin America, Europe and the United States, including Santo Domingo’s Galería de Arte Moderno, San Salvador’s Galería Nacional, Mexico’s Museo de Arte Moderno, Colombia’s Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Caracas’ Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana’s Casa de las Américas, New York’s Museo del Barrio, Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum, Harvard’s Fogg Museum, the Library of Congress, Princeton University Library, University of Wisconsin, Basel’s Rado Gallery, Santo Domingo’s Museo Bellapart, Portugal’s Museo de Douro, D.C.’s Smithsonian Museum, and Chicago’s Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture. He has published three books: La piel de la memoria, El libro dibujado/el dibujo librado and El velorio (no-vela). In 2008 he was selected for membership in the Puerto Rican Academy of the Spanish Language and in 2009 received the Haydée Santamaría Medal and the Medal of Culture, two of Cuba’s top awards. In 2007, he was named Humanist of the Year by the Puerto Rican Foundation for the Humanities and, in 2014, the Encomienda de la Orden del Mérito Civil, which was bestowed on him by Juan Carlos I, king of Spain. He hosts Channel 6 WIPR TV’s En la punta de la lengua, and, along with Rosa Luisa Márquez, the University of Puerto Rico’s radio show Un, dos, tres, probando.