In celebration of the inauguration of the third chapter of On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, join artists Carlos Garaicoa and Glexis Novoa for a discussion about their work and its relation to the chapter’s theme of Domestic Anxieties—a selection of works that explores everyday life and its attendant insecurities, stresses, and anxieties. The conversation will be in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English. The artists’ work can be seen in On the Horizon through April 8, 2018.
Carlos Garaicoa was born in Havana, Cuba in 1967. He trained initially as an engineer before undertaking mandatory military service—where he worked as a draughtsman, producing maps and other dry technical drawings by hand. This was the first time he came across draughtsman's tools and here he learnt the skills he would use later as an artist. At twenty-two he enrolled at art school—the Havana Instituto Supierior de Arte—where he studied from 1989 to 1994. Carlos Garaicoa has exhibited extensively around the world, and his works have been included in major international and group exhibitions such as the Kwanju Biennale, Korea; the Venice Biennale; the Biennale of Sao Paolo; and Documenta XI; at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. His work is part of various international public collections including Tate Modern, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Glexis Novoa was born in Holguín, Cuba, in 1964. He grew up in Havana and received a degree from the National School of Arts in 1984. He has lived in Miami since 1995 and splits his time working between his studios in Havana and Wynwood. Novoa also works on site-specific wall drawings and ephemeral projects all around the world. He has had solo and group exhibitions at Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, Tennessee; Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables; Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; Locust Projects, Miami; Miami Art Museum; The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Indiana; Espacio Aglutinador, Havana; Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana; and Galería Habana, among many others. Novoa has been awarded The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant among others. Novoa's work is included in numerous public collections including the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami; Lowe Museum of Art, Coral Gables; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana; and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana.