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Flavio Garciandía

Flavio Garciandía is one of Cuba’s leading and most influential artists and is regarded as one of the fathers of Central and South American conceptual art. The artist was a key figure on the vibrant Cuban art scene of the late 1970s and 1980s. In 1984 he was a co-founder of the Havana Biennal.

In his paintings he makes a profound connection with his native Cuba: through the way his works unite a range of postmodern styles, his creative output indirectly adapts and reflects Cuban culture as a fusion of diverse influences and terms of references. The artist cites the history of modern art: his colourful compositions adapt a variety of stylistic directions, from cubism to conceptualism and abstract expressionism. The resulting artistic signature is one that the artist himself describes, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, as New Tropical Abstraction – playing on the meteorological term Tropical Depression, which refers to a group of thunderstorms under a closed cloud cover.

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2014

    • Solo Exhibition
      Flavio Garciandía – Quisiera Ser Wifredo LAM
      Jan 01

      Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wilfredo Lam, La Habana, Cuba
  • 2009

    • Publication
      Insulted Flavio Garciandía in Havana
    • Solo Exhibition
      Flavio Garciandía – N’a que ver.
      Jan 01

      Centro Morelense de las Artes, Cuernavaca, Mexico
    • Solo Exhibition
      Flavio Garciandía – Revolution I
      Jan 01

      Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana, Cuba
  • 2008

    • News
      20 Years // MAI 36 GALERIE // 1988-2008
      Oct 25, 2008
  • 2006

    • Solo Exhibition
      Flavio Garciandía – Auge o Decadencia del Arte Cubano
      Jan 01

      Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba
  • 2000

    • Solo Exhibition
      Clyfford Still Picking Mangos in the Patio (Flavio Garciandía estuvo allí)
      Jan 01

      Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, Nuevo México, USA
  • 1991

    • Solo Exhibition
      Flavio Garciandía – Tropicalia II.
      Jan 01

      Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana, Cuba
  • 1989

    • Solo Exhibition
      Flavio Garciandía – Obra reciente
      Jan 01

      Castillo de la Real Fuerza, La Habana, Cuba
  • 1954

    • born in
      Caibarién, Cuba
      May 01

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