Esterio Segura

 

Esterio Segura (b. Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1970) is a graduate of Camagüey Professional Art School in 1989 and of the Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) in 1994. He has imparted lessons in the second, in Camagüey’s Professional Art School, and in the University of South Florida, Tampa; and he has worked as a supervisor and opponent to various diploma papers in Cuba and in the United States. He is the author of the sculptures used for the multi-awarded film Fresa y Chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. Besides the awards received, he has been granted important artistic residencies by the Ludwig Aachen Forum (Germany, 1997), by the University of South Florida in Tampa (2005), among others. He is a member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), of the International Association of Plastic Artists and of the international network UNESCO-ASCHBERG. Among his more than thirty solo exhibitions, recently the National Museum of Fine Arts welcomed the proposal Altavoz contra la pared [Loudspeaker against the wall] within the framework of the 7th Leo Brower Festival of Chamber Music, 2015. He has participated in fifty group exhibitions, both national and international, and has worked as a co-curator of the exhibition Las metáforas del templo [The temple’s metaphors] (Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, 1993). His presence in the international arena includes twenty-five Fairs and Biennials, like Art Basel (Miami), ARCO (Madrid), and the Havana Biennials. His works belong to private collections in Cuba, France, Germany, England, the United States, Holland, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Israel, Italy, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, and South Africa. Important institutions treasure his production, among them the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Bronx Museum, both in New York. Other American collections are those of the Museum of Latin American Art of Long Beach in California, the Museum of the University of Arizona, and the Museum of the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is represented in the Museum of Latin American Art of the University of Essex and in the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana. In this last institution, the permanent exhibition of contemporary art exhibits: Santo de paseo por el trópico [Saint taking a tour by the tropic] (1991) and La diestra [The skillful] (1994).

Esterio Segura, Absolut wind, 2011, Sculpture in chromed bronze, 3 x 15 x 12”
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