NELSON HERRERA YSLA
(Morón, Cuba, 1947)
Art critic, curator, poet. Co-founder of theWifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center and theHavana Biennale in 1984, and director of thatevent from 1999 to 2001. His reviews have beenpublished in magazines such as
Art Nexus, Inter, Atlántica, Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana,Casa de las Américas, ArteCubano, La Gaceta deCuba, ArteSur,
She holds a master’s degree in art history. Livesand works in Havana. Is a curator with the CityHistorian’s O
ce and contributes to variousspecialized publications, such as
Revolución y Cultura
. She alsocontributes to the radio station Habana Radio asa journalist, and is the principal specialist for thecontemporary art project Factoría Habana.
She holds a master’s degree in art history, andis a curator and editor. She was an editor at theArteCubano Ediciones publishing house fromAugust 2001 to July 2006 and is now news edi-tor at
Noticias de ArteCubano
. In 2009 the LatinAmerican Council of Social Sciences awarded hera mention in the Essay category of the contest
Cuba, 50 years after the Revolution: assessment,challenges and prospects.
ARMANDO SUÁREZ COBIÁN
rst poetry collection,
Corre ve y dile
(Ediciones Extramuros), was published in 1986,his poems have been included in anthologiesand magazines in Cuba, the United States,Italy, Spain, Venezuela, Nicaragua, France andLuxembourg. His book of poetry
Nueva York noeres tú
, for which he won the 2004 Cuban Artists’Fund Grant, is soon to be released in Havana bythe Ediciones Torre de Letras publishing house.His forthcoming novel
El libro de los amoresbreves
will be published by Linkgua. He lives inBrooklyn, where he is working on a novel aboutNew York.
AUGUSTO RIVERO MAS
(San Luis, Santiago de Cuba, 1940)
He is an architect specializing in urban plan-ning and environmental design. He is a found-ing member of the Union of Architects andConstruction Engineers of Cuba (UNAICC) andof the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba(UNEAC). He is an advisory professor to Cuba’sarts university, the Instituto Superior de Arte,which has awarded him for Pedagogical Meritand Artistic Merit.
ISABEL MARÍA PÉREZ PÉREZ
(Bayamo, Cuba, 1968)
She is a journalist, and chief editor of ArteCubanoEdiciones, the publishing house of the NationalVisual Arts Council. She was awarded the 2011National Curating Award, along with Rubén delValle Lantarón, for the exhibition
From Abstract Formulation To Humanistic Utopia, Soviet Vanguards in the IVAM Collection
, at the MuseoNacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba.
HAYDÉE L GUTIÉRREZ
She holds a degree in philology from theUniversity of Havana’s Faculty of the Arts.
NAHELA HECHAVARRÍA POUYMIRÓ
(Santiago de Cuba, 1980)
MA in art history (University of Havana 2006),MA in museum studies, Carolina Foundation &University of Valladolid, Spain (2007). Visual ArtsSpecialist at the Casa de las Américas (Havana),and chief editor of the art magazine
(www.arteamerica.cu). She has curated 10-plus exhibitions at Casa and abroad (Belgium,France), and has participated in coordinatingand/or producing 25 shows.
(Cabaiguán, Cuba, 1984)
Holds an art history degree from the Universityof Havana’s Faculty of Art. Is a professor of artculture theory with the University of Havana’sDepartment of Theoretical and Social Studies of Culture. He is a visual arts and audiovisual mediacritic, and contributes regularly to magazinessuch as
La Gaceta deCuba
Arte por Excelencias
, and others.
(La Habana, 1982)
She holds a history degree. Since 2006, she has been editorial coordinator and a journalist withthe online magazine
. She specializes incultural and historic issues. She also has contrib-uted to other media, such as
Cartelera de Cine
Letters de Cuba
(Havana, Cuba, 1970)
BA in art history, University of Havana. MA inliberal arts, Florida International University,Miami, Florida. She is an art historian, art criticand curator based in Miami. She has lectured atEdna Manley College and was assistant curatorat the National Gallery of Jamaica in Kingston.She is currently the curator of Pan AmericanArt Projects, a regular contributor to a variety of publications, and author of catalogues of LatinAmerican artists such as Leon Ferrari, Luis CruzAzaceta and Carlos Estevez, among others.
JORGE R. TOLEDO
Since 2008, he has been a specialist withSubastaHabana. In 2010 he curated the collectiveexhibition
En otra dimensión
for Galería Habana,and between 2011 and 2012 he worked on
¡Artyaa la Vista!
, a collective project in Madrid that brought together three Latin American artexhibitions held at the Fundación Pons, theAyuntamiento de Tres Cantos and the CentroCultural Tamara Rojo.
JUAN CARLOS BETANCOURT
Independent writer and curator. Since 1998he has lived and worked in Berlin. His essay
Missachtung of nostalgia, diaspora, subjectiv-ity and utopia
was published in Volume 28 of
Theory and Criticism of Culture and Literature, Investigations on Cultural Signs (Semiotics- Epistemology-Interpretation)
, Frankfurt am Main:Vervuert. Curator and associate artistic directorof the Latin America and Spain section of thetransdisciplinary project
, initiated byartcircolo in Munich, Germany.
ESTRELLA DÍAZ GARCÍA
She holds a journalism degree, and works ason-air announcer, scriptwriter, and directorof various cultural programs at Habana Radio,including
Luces y sombras [Light and shadow],
which has promoted artists of all generations andesthetics for the last 15 years. She contributesregularly to publications such as
ArteCubano, La Jiribilla
Rafael DíazCasas is an art historian and indepen-dent curator based in New York. He writes aboutart and culture for several publications. Co-author of
Hard Light: The Work of Emilio Sánchez
.He is currently working on a monograph aboutthe history of abstraction in the second half of the 20th century in Cuba.
She holds an art history degree from theUniversity of Havana. Participated in De AppelCuratorial Programme from 2009 to 2010. Sheis now organizing a year-long exhibition series,
The Story Behind
, which will open at NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona. She regularly contributesarticles to catalogues and magazines on Cubanand Latin American art.
ARIADNA RUIZ ALMANZA
A journalist, critic and researcher on subjectsrelated to Cuban
lm. She is now working on thepublication of her book
El collage de la nostalgia
,about the documentaries of director NicolásGuillén Landrián, and is conducting her latestinvestigation, about 2.0 documentaries in Cuba.
ABELARDO MENA CHICURI
Art Historian, curator and art critic. Curator of the International Art Collection of the MuseoNacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, and of the Farber Collection in Miami. Founder of Photography-Cuba. Co-curator of the exhibi-tions
The Lost Gaze, Cuba 1970-1984
Small Maneuvers: Cuban Contemporary Photography
.CEO of M&M Arte+Media.
GRETHEL MORELL OTERO
(Camagüey, Cuba, 1977)
Historian of Cuban photography, curator and artcritic. She is author of the books
Otras Historiasde la Fotogra
nges,Warriors: La Mujer en la Fotogra
ía cubana desdeel siglo
. Co-curator of the exhibitions
The Lost Gaze, Cuba 1970-1984
Small Maneuvers:Cuban Contemporary Photography
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