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Visual Arts

VISUAL ARTS

It was the graphic arts, dynamic silkscreen posters of the 1960s, produced to promote films, political and public health campaigns, which put Cuba on the visual arts world map.

Cuban painter Wilfredo Lam (1902-1982), produced his masterpiece 'La Jungla' in 1943 which brought together surrealism and Afro-Cuban mythology and is known as one of the third world's most representative paintings.

Alberto Korda's move from fashion photography to documenting the early years of the revolution created the iconic image of Che Guevara in an instant, now recognised by more people worldwide than any other.

Since the '80s artists have reflected on the many difficulties of Cuban reality especially using found objects and more recently, video. Founded in 1986, the Havana Biennale was the first international showcase for contemporary third world visual art.


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CUBA 50 VISUAL ART EVENTS

Cuban Art Today: an illustrated talk by Dr Dodie Weppler-Grogan

8 May 2017 - 8 May 2017

Visual Arts

Brighthelm Centre, Brighton

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Exhibition: Aimee Garcia: Parallel Discourse

16 March 2017 - 30 April 2017

Visual Arts

The Gallery at Foyles Bookshop, London

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Art of Solidarity: Cuban posters for African liberation 1967 - 1989

13 January 2017 - 6 August 2017

Visual Arts

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

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CURATOR'S TOUR: THE EY EXHIBITION: WIFREDO LAM

14 November 2016 - 14 November 2016

Visual Arts

Tate Modern, London

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PRESENTE! Contemporary Art from Cuba

6 October 2016 - 29 October 2016

Visual Arts

GX Gallery, London

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Exhibition: Hector Frank: Seeing the World Through Empty Stares

27 September 2016 - 1 October 2016

Visual Arts

Menier Gallery, London

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The EY Exhibition: Wifredo Lam

14 September 2016 - 8 January 2017

Visual Arts

Tate Modern, London

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Concrete Cuba

5 September 2015 - 3 October 2015

Visual Arts

David Zwirner Gallery, London

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Agustin Cardenas: ‘the surrealist sculptor par excellence'

20 May 2015 - 29 September 2015

Visual Arts

Aktis Gallery, London

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Los Carpinteros

25 March 2015 - 24 May 2015

Visual Arts

Parasol Unit Gallery, London

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Absolved by Solidarity - paintings by Antonio Guerrero

3 December 2014 - 6 December 2014

Visual Arts

Bolivar Hall, London

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Exhibition: Posters of the Cuban Revolution

20 September 2014 - 31 October 2014

Visual Arts

Glasgow School of Art

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Exhibition: 'I will die as I have lived' by Antonio Guerrero

2 August 2014 - 9 August 2014

Visual Arts

Cymru-Cuba at the National Eisteddfod, Millennium Coastal Park

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A Century of Cuban Art (Work in Progress)

13 June 2014 - 18 June 2014

Visual Arts

13 The Gallery, London

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Ernesto Villanueva solo exhibition

1 May 2014 - 17 May 2014

Visual Arts

Gallery Different, London

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Las Parrandas de Remedios - exhibition by Alejandro Gortazar

6 March 2014 - 28 March 2014

Visual Arts

13 The Gallery, London

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Yoan Capote: Emotional Objects

12 December 2013 - 25 February 2014

Visual Arts

Ben Brown Arts, London

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Beyond the Frame - Contemporary Cuban art - a selection

16 October 2013 - 24 November 2013

Visual Arts

Creation Arts Gallery, Yorkshire

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Black History Month Celebration: Memories and Identities

14 October 2013 - 17 October 2013

Visual Arts

Bolivar Hall, London

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Ana Mendieta: Traces

24 September 2013 - 15 December 2013

Visual Arts

Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London

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Tricks of Memory: exhibition by Cuban artist Sarahy Martinez

27 June 2013 - 10 July 2013

Visual Arts

13 the Gallery, London

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Alas de Colibrí : A Collective Exhibition of Cuban Art

16 February 2013 - 9 March 2013

Visual Arts

13 The Gallery, London

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Michel Rollock: Roots

16 January 2013 - 26 January 2013

Visual Arts

13 The Gallery, London

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Cuba, Treasured Island - photo exhibition by Alejandro Gortazar

13 October 2012 - 6 November 2012

Visual Arts

13 The Gallery, London

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Cuban Photography Exhibition

20 August 2012 - 24 August 2012

Visual Arts

Bolivar Hall, London

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Cuban Art exhibition as part of CASA ALBA events

20 July 2012 - 24 July 2012

Visual Arts

Bolivar Hall, London

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The Cannibal Carnival of Elio Rodríguez and Douglas Pérez Castro

25 May 2012 - 21 July 2012

Visual Arts

Breese Little gallery, London

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Beyond the Frame - Contemporary Cuban Artists in conversation with Prof. Dawn Ades

2 May 2012 - 2 May 2012

Visual Arts

University of York

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Cuban artists in Conversation at Birkbeck College

27 April 2012 - 27 April 2012

Visual Arts

The Cinema, Birkbeck College

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Exhibition: Beyond the Frame - Contemporary Cuban Art

23 April 2012 - 14 May 2012

Visual Arts

various

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Retrato Cubano - art exhibition by Raul Speke

25 October 2011 - 26 October 2011

Visual Arts

Bolivar Hall, London

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Celebrating Cuba's environmental achievements

20 October 2011 - 28 October 2011

Visual Arts

Open University, Cambridge

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Celebrating Cuba - photo exhibition by Alejandro Gortazar, Liverpool

4 July 2011 - 9 July 2011

Visual Arts

Maggie's Cafe Bar, Liverpool

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Cuban photographer Alejandro Gortazar: exhibition: Maasai

14 June 2011 - 15 July 2011

Visual Arts

Bernie Grant Centre, London

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Rhythms of Emotion - photographs of music and dance by James Sparshatt

27 April 2011 - 1 May 2011

Visual Arts

3 Bedfordbury gallery, London

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Celebrating Cuba photo exhibition - photographer Alejandro Gortazar

28 March 2011 - 1 April 2011

Visual Arts

Lord Riche Hall, Felsted School, Essex

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Cuban Gold: Viva la Reproducción - exhibition of contemporary Cuban prints

20 January 2011 - 4 June 2011

Visual Arts

London Print Studio

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Carmen Herrera, exhibition

23 November 2010 - 29 January 2011

Visual Arts

Lisson Gallery, London

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Latin Americans in London Photographic Exhibition by Alejandro Gortazar & Julio Etchart

22 November 2010 - 10 December 2010

Visual Arts

Chamber Lobby Gallery, City Hall, London

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Art Revolution - exhibition of Latin American artists in London, inc. photographer Alejandro Gortaza

22 November 2010 - 25 November 2010

Visual Arts

Acquire Art Gallery, London

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Liverpool Contemporary Art Biennial - Touched International Festival - with Cuban artists

18 September 2010 - 28 November 2010

Visual Arts

various

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A lo cubano - photography exhibition by Matt Scandrett

3 September 2010 - 12 September 2010

Visual Arts

Beyca Retro, London

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Parabolas del Agua: new work by Cuban artists presented by Tengo Frio collective

2 August 2010 - 14 August 2010

Visual Arts

Hanson Street Project Space, Glasgow

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Pinta Art: Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show to include Havana galleries

4 June 2010 - 6 June 2010

Visual Arts

Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London

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Celebrating Cuba - 50 years of revolution - exhibition by Cuban photographer Alejandro Gortazar

1 May 2010 - 25 May 2010

Visual Arts

West Yorkshire Playhouse Theatre foyer, Leeds

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Guantanamera: A film, installation and recording project by Ross Birrell & David Harding

17 April 2010 - 18 April 2010

Visual Arts

Trades Hall, Glasgow

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Celebrating Cuba - 50 Years of Revolution - photography exhibition

2 March 2010 - 4 March 2010

Visual Arts

Bolivar Hall, london

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Ana Mendieta: Silueta and Silence

19 February 2010 - 20 March 2010

Visual Arts

Alison Jacques Gallery, London

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'Victory or Death' 25 years of Socialist Political Posters (OSPAAL) 1967 - 1992

1 February 2010 - 19 February 2010

Visual Arts

The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

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Cuban Stories photography exhibition

27 January 2010 - 27 February 2010

Visual Arts

Rich Mix, London

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Capital Culture Christmas Show and Photographic Print Sale

18 December 2009 - 23 December 2009

Visual Arts

Capital Culture gallery, London

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Two Islands - Photographs by Alejandro Gortazar

3 December 2009 - 31 December 2009

Visual Arts

Lavanta Galleria, Northampton

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'Cuba, Treasured Island' - Exhibition by Cuban photographer Alejandro Gortazar

2 November 2009 - 2 December 2009

Visual Arts

Opus store, London

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Dreams and Defiance: Cuba Beyond The Revolution

3 October 2009 - 31 October 2009

Visual Arts

Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University

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The Point, The Line and The Plan

2 October 2009 - 7 November 2009

Visual Arts

East Central Gallery

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Pelham Arts Launch

24 September 2009 - 24 September 2009

Visual Arts

The Azur

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Carlos Garaicoa: The Observatory - exhibition

11 July 2009 - 13 September 2009

Visual Arts

Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Cuba Vida - Photography exhibition - Eleanor Marriott - extended to 3 Oct

10 July 2009 - 3 October 2009

Visual Arts

Bridewell Theatre, London

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Cuba: Painting at Taller Manero - children's art exhibition

29 June 2009 - 30 August 2009

Visual Arts

Waterlow Park Centre, London

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Cuba, The Land of Spirit: An exhibition of photographs by Ernesto Fernandez & James Sparshatt

19 June 2009 - 7 July 2009

Visual Arts

Blue Leaf Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

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CUBA LIBRE! Photography by Eleanor Marriott

15 June 2009 - 31 July 2009

Visual Arts

Canning House, London

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Art exhibition: Santeria & Havana

6 May 2009 - 9 May 2009

Visual Arts

The City Gallery, Leicester

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Spotlight on Cuban art

11 February 2009 - 11 February 2009

Visual Arts

Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex

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Carlos Garaicoa: The Observatory - A Project for Castleford

16 January 2009 - 27 March 2009

Visual Arts

Bridge Arts, Castleford Heritage Trust

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Lorcan Vallely Exhibition

16 December 2008

Visual Arts

La Boca Restaurant

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Rene Burri, photographer, talk

4 December 2008 - 4 December 2008

Visual Arts

Cochrane Theatre

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Cuba: 50 Years of Revolution

3 December 2008 - 30 January 2009

Visual Arts

Magnum Print Room London

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The Colours of Cuba, The Art and Ceramics of José Fuster

10 November 2008 - 21 November 2008

Visual Arts

LA GALLERIA PALL MALL

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Cuban Festival of London featuring works by Choco and Alain Martinez

11 July 2008 - 25 July 2008

Visual Arts

The Chambers Gallery

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Family Friendly

Intervention by Tania Brughera at Tate Britain

28 June 2008 - 28 June 2008

Visual Arts

Tate Britain

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Los Carpinteros in Psycho Buildings at the Hayward Gallery

28 May 2008 - 25 August 2008

Visual Arts

Hayward Gallery

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Disabled Access Family Friendly

Alain Martinez - A Cuban Carnival

4 April 2008 - 4 April 2008

Visual Arts

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