13th Havana Biennial

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The Havana Biennial has announced its 13th edition, taking place from April 12 to May 12, 2019. It is organized around the theme “La construcción de lo posible” [The Construction of the Possible]. The 13th Biennial of Havana [XIII Bienal de La Habana], to be held on April 12 to May 12, 2019, aims at encouraging interaction between creators, curators, experts and institutions in a wide range of works that would contribute to alternatives for sustainability without disregarding the propositional nature every art work or project contains in itself. [Also see previous post XIII Biennial of Havana (Spring 2019.]

This year’s biennial includes work by 235 artists—16 from Cuba and 166 international artists from around the world. Artists from Latin America and the Caribbean are from Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Artists from the Caribbean include José Braithwaite (Panama), Adler Guerrier (Haiti), Karlo Andrei Ibarra (Puerto Rico), Charo Oquet (Dominican Republic), Richard-Viktor Sainsily Cayol (Guadeloupe), Ela Spalding (Panama), Alydia Wever (Aruba), and Alberta Whittle (Barbados).

Cuban artists include Alexandre Arrechea, Juan Carlos Alom, David Beltrán, Alejandro Campins, Tamara Campo, María Magdalena Campos, Yoan and Iván Capote, Marcos Castillo, Antonio E. Fernández (Tonel), Oscar Figueroa, Adonis Flores, José Manuel Fors, Rocío García, Luis Gárciga and  and C.A.S.I.T.A., Dania González Sanabria, Kdir López, Frank Martínez, Manuel Mendive, José Manuel Mesías, Wilfredo Prieto, Juan Carlos Rodríguez, René Francisco Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Santana, José A. Toirac, Ruslán Torres, Dayana Trigo, and José Villa, among others. There are also several artist collectives (with more Cuban artists that may not be on this list) including CASITA, Proyecto Detrás del Muro, Proyecto Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, Factoría Habana, Intersecciones, Ríos Intermitentes. Matanzas, La Farmacia. Pinar del Rio, and Mar Adentro. Cienfuegos.

For more information, see https://www.artcronica.com/enlaces/xiii-bienal-de-la-habana-2019-datos-preliminares/

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