- Havana, 1984 - Attended San Alejandro Art Academy until 2005 and continued her studies at the Higher Institute of Art in 2010. Has taken part in the following workshops: Artist’s Book, with Steve C. Daiber at San Alejandro Art Academy, 2011; Lithography, San Alejandro Art Academy, 2003; Collagraphy, with Janet Brossard and Norberto Marrero; The Multiple Trace, at ISA, 2002, and Collagraphy, with José Contino, San Alejandro Art Academy, 2001. She works currently as a professor at San Alejandro Art Academy. She obtained an Official Artist in Residence Grant through Canadian Embassy in Havana. She lives and works in Havana. She has made several solo exhibitions and has participated in more than forty group exhibitions. Her works are part of several collections Mexico, USA, China, Ecuador, Venezuela, Spain and Belgium.
PASSION AND RESTRAINT
Curated by Virginia Alberdi
In ‘Passion and Restraint’ I choose to present two young painters – Adislen Reyes Pino (Havana, 1984) and Lancelot Alonso Rodríguez (Havana, 1986) – who apply color in a very distinctive way: She, with soft, pastel tones, and he, with full intensity. The work of both revolves around eroticism. This common focus is not unusual, since many artists from different generations have covered it with greater or lesser intensity; however, it allows me to introduce young creators who deal with a universal topic without turning it obscene and allowing all audiences to approach it as inherent to human nature. In my opinion, Adislen and Lancelot are two of the most interesting artists among the many that strive to establish themselves in the contemporary Cuban art scene. This curatorial project should be regarded as a snapshot that freezes one moment in the evolution of two artists whose youth, in creative terms, advances toward stages of maturity. Adislen and Lancelot are just a pick out of a complex, vast, and promising movement. Today’s young Cuban artists, have much to offer. VIRGINIA ALBERDI, who lives and works in Havana, Cuba, is an art critic and currently editor of the Artecubano Publishing House. Bachelor in Literature, she has been a professor and curator, and collaborates regularly with several specialized publications and galleries.