Born: 1950, Guáimaro, Camagüey, Cuba. Lives and works in Havana, Cuba.

Education: 1972- National School of Art, Havana, Cuba. 1981- Higher Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba.

Experience: Professor at the Higher Institute of Art of Havana. Lecturer and jury in visual arts contests in Cuba and the world. Member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba and the International Association of Plastic Artists. As illustrator he has made drawings for more than 40 books, among which have been awarded those of the authors: Alejo Carpentier, Leonardo Padura, Carlo Collodi and Gabriel García Márquez, as well as for music albums by well-known singer-songwriters: Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milanés and Joaquín Sabina.

Awards: Among the more than twenty awards received throughout his career are: 1978- Acquisition Award III Contemporary Art Triennial in New Delhi, India; 1984- Drawing Prize at Intergraphik, Berlin, Germany; the Prize at the IX Drawing Exhibition, Rijeka, Yugoslavia; and the International Drawing Prize at the First Biennial of Havana; 1993- First Prize at the XI International Drawing Biennial of Cleveland, Great Britain; 1996- First Prize in the 1st Ibero-American Watercolor Biennial, Viña del Mar, Chile; UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of Plastic Arts in Paris, France; 2004- National Prize of Plastic Arts and Distinction for the National Culture. Recognized with the Abel Santamaría Medal, the Alejo Carpentier Medal and the Juan Marinello Order, imposed by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba. It has also received the Commemorative Plaque for the 480th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Villa of San Cristóbal de La Habana and the Plaque of the City of the Community of Andalusia, Spain. In 2007 the rectory of the Higher Institute of Art of Havana grants him the special category of consulting professor.

Exhibitions: He has made more than 50 personal exhibitions in more than 20 countries, some of these samples are: 1976 - Sweden, Norway and Denmark; 1980 - Westbeth Gallery, New York, United States; 1981 - Galería Latina, Stockholm, Sweden; 1981 and 1985 - Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, ​​Spain; 1983 - Museum of Modern Art, Madrid, Spain; 1985 - Chopo University Museum, Mexico; 1985 - Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba; 1987 - Museum of Modern Art. Mexico City, Mexico; 1987 - United Nations, New York, United States; 1988 - O.M.R. Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico; 1992 - Gallery Elaine Benson, New York, United States; 1992 - Universal Exhibition of Seville, Spain; 1993 - Jorres Gallery, Bilbao; 1993 - Xeito Gallery, Madrid, Spain; 1993 - José Clemente Orozco Gallery, Cultural Institute of Mexico; 1997 - La Acacia Gallery, Havana; 1998 - Suyu Gallery, Havana, Cuba; 1999 - Espacio Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain; 2000- Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva. Switzerland and Artesantander International Art Fair, Spain; 2002 - International Contemporary Art Fair ARCO. Madrid Spain.

Collections: His work is exhibited in private collections in 37 countries and in numerous institutional collections around the world. In Cuba: National Museum of Fine Arts, Casa de las Américas, Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam, Banco Financiero Internacional, Office of the Historian of the City, Miramar Trade Center, Paula Church and Hotel Inglaterra. Outside Cuba: Galleria Degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy; Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles (MoLAA), United States; The Cleveland Gallery, Great Britain; Museum of Modern Art, New Delhi, India; Nordilland Kunstmuseum, Alborg, Denmark; Museum of Modern Art and University Museum of Chopo, both in Mexico, D.F .; Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Oregon, United States; Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy; Finsole Foundation S.P.A., Sicily, Italy; Collection Howard and Patricia Farber; Cuban headquarters of the United Nations, New York; and Alex and Carole Rosenberg Collection, New York.


Christie's, Auction 14244, Latin American Art, New York, 21 - 22 Nov 2017, Lot 72.
"Ovo", 2014, oil on canvas, 92½ x 81 in. (235 x 205.7 cm.).
Estimate: USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised: USD 250,000.

Christie's, Auction 12166, Latin American Art, New York, 25 - 26 May 2016, Lot 182.
"Arte Culinario IV", 2015, oil on canvas, 80½ x 91¼ in. (204.5 x 235 cm.).
Estimate: USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised: USD 125,000.

Christie's, Auction 3795, Latin American Art, New York, 20 - 21 Nov 2015, Lot 107.
"El equilibrista en el pequeño teatro", 1996, oil on canvas, 36½ x 50½ in. (92.7 x 128.3 cm.)
Estimate: USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised: USD 112,500.

Christie's, Auction 3745, Latin American Art, New York, 28 May 2015, Lot 257.
"Pequeño teatro", 1996, oil on canvas, 39 x 54¾ in. (99.06 x 139.07 cm.).
Estimate: USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised: USD 106,250.

Christie's, Auction 13265, Latin American Art, New York, 24 - 25 May 2017, Lot 93.
"Couple entourant faisan (Pequeño teatro)", 1996, oil on canvas, 31 ¾ x 37 ¾ in. (80.7 x 95.9 cm.)
Estimate: USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised: USD 100,000.

Christie's, Auction 2005, Latin American Art, New York, 29 May 2018, Lot 123.
"Cien años de soledad ", 2006, Acrylic-embroidered silk-linen, 61½ x 51½ in.(156.21 x 130.81 cm.)
Estimate: USD 25,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised: USD 97,000.