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"Choco" Eduardo Roca


- Santiago de Cuba, 1949 - Graduated first from the Teachers of Art School in 1963, he continued studies at the National School of Art, where he graduated in 1970, Roca has worked practically with all techniques to become a master in several of them, especially painting, drawing and printing. He also studied at the School of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana and is a member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) as well as of the International Association of Visual Artists (AIAP). He is Consulting Professor by the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) of Havana. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Grand Prix, Fourth International Triennial of Engraving of Kochy, Japan, in 1999, and the National Award for the Visual Arts presented by the Ministry of Culture of Cuba in 2017. He has made more than forty solo exhibitions, and has participated in several group exhibitions. His works can be found in the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Museum of Africa, Chicago, USA; Museo de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico; Museum of Querétaro, Mexico; Museo Nacional del Grabado, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Joan Miró Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Ludwig Foundation, Germany; Museum of the University of Tama, Japan; Galería Franco, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia; Kochy Museum, Japan. His works are in prominent private collections in Cuba, Mexico, the United States, Colombia, Canada, Panama, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Great Britain, China, and Japan.