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Consuelo Castañeda

 

Consuelo Castañeda (b. Havana, Cuba, 1958) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Miami. She emerged in the Cuban avant-garde of the 1980s, helping catapult its cultural production onto the international stage and shifting the popular understanding of the relationship between art and politics in Cuba and in wider Latin America. As professor at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, she was a pivotal figure in Cuba until her emigration to Mexico, and then Miami in the 1990s. Her work as a painter, photographer and multimedia installation artist has recently shifted to social media and digital format. Her focus is on creating interactive works that anyone with a modem and a computer can readily access. Castaneda received the Cinta Fellowship in 1997-1998 as an installation artist. The artist participated in the Havana Biennials in 1984, 1986, and 1991.

Consuelo Castañeda, Pinochio, 2011, D-Print/Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20” Ed. 11/100