I’ve been pleasantly trapped in a world of sacred memories, mysteries, well-known secrets, and very secret secrets.
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Born in 1967 in Havana, Cuba
Died in 1999 in Havana, Cuba

Daros Exhibitions
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Selected titles in our library

Art x Cuba. Contemporary perspectives since 1989 = Kunst x Kuba. Zeitgenössische Positionen seit 1989 = Arte x Cuba. Perspectivas contemporáneas desde 1989. Exhibition catalogue, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, September 8, 2017 - February 18, 2018, curated by Andreas Beitin, and Tonel. With texts by Luis Camnitzer, Elsa Vega, Sujatha Fernandes, Jacqueline Loss, Roberto Zurbano (et al.). Cologne, Wienand, 2018.

Nkame. A retrospective of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón. Exhibition brochure, Museo del Barrio, New York, USA, June 13 - November 5, 2017. With texts by Cristina Vives, Orlando Hernández, and Katia Ayón Manso. New York, Museo del Barrio, 2017.

Radical women: Latin American art, 1960-1985. Exhibition catalogue, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, September 15- December 31, 2017, Brooklyn Museum, April 13 - July 22, 2018. With texts by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Andrea Giunta, Mónica Mayer, Miguel A. López, Rodrigo Alonso, Karen Cordero Reiman, Rosina Cazali, María Angélica Melendi, Carla Stellweg (et al.). Munich/London/New York, DelMonico-Prestel, 2017.

Nkame. A retrospective of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón. Exhibition brochure, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, October 2, 2016 - February 12, 2017. With texts by Cristina Vives, Orlando Hernández, and Katia Ayón Manso. Los Angeles, Fowler Museum at UCLA, 2016.

Caderno de exercícios pedagógicos. Cuba - Ficción y Fantasía. Art education booklet. With texts by Bia Jabor, Luis Camnitzer, María del Carmen González, Sofía Quirós. Rio de Janeiro, Casa Daros, 2015.

Cuaderno de ejercícios pedagógicos. Cuba - Ficción y Fantasía. Art education booklet. With texts by Bia Jabor, Luis Camnitzer, María del Carmen González, Sofía Quirós. Rio de Janeiro, Casa Daros, 2015.

Cuba - Ficción y Fantasía. A selection of Cuban art form the Daros Latinamerica Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, September, 9 - December 13, 2015. Edited by Katrin Steffen, with texts by Hans Michael Herzog, Eugenio Valdés Figueroa, Tonel, Orlando Britto Jinorio, Luis Camnitzer, Orlando Hernández, and Juan Antonio Molina. Zürich, Daros Latinamerica, 2015.

Cuba - Ficción y Fantasía. Uma seleção de arte cubana da coleção Daros Latinamerica. Exhibition catalogue, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, September, 9 - December 13, 2015. Edited by Katrin Steffen, with texts by Hans Michael Herzog, Eugenio Valdés Figueroa, Tonel, Orlando Britto Jinorio, Luis Camnitzer, Orlando Hernández, and Juan Antonio Molina. Zürich, Daros Latinamerica, 2015.

Cuba - Ficción y Fantasía. Una selección de arte cubano de la colección Daros Latinamerica. Exhibition catalogue, Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, September, 9 - December 13, 2015. Edited by Katrin Steffen, with texts by Hans Michael Herzog, Eugenio Valdés Figueroa, Tonel, Orlando Britto Jinorio, Luis Camnitzer, Orlando Hernández, and Juan Antonio Molina. Zürich, Daros Latinamerica, 2015.

Notebook of pedagocical exercises. Cuba - Ficción y Fantasía. Art education booklet. With texts by Bia Jabor, Luis Camnitzer, María del Carmen González, Sofía Quirós. Rio de Janeiro, Casa Daros, 2015.

Caribbean. Crossroads of the world. Exhibition catalogue, Museo del Barrio, New York, June 12, 2012 - January 6, 2013, Queens Museum, New York, June 17, 2012 - January 6, 2013, Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, June 14 - October 21, 2012, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA, April 18 - August 17, 2014. Edited by Deborah Cullen, and Elvis Fuentes. New York, El Museo del Barrio, 2012.

Al calor del pensamiento. Obras de la Daros Latinamerica Collection = Al calor del pensamiento. Works from the Daros Latinamerica Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain, February 3 - April 30, 2010. With texts by Katrin Steffen (et al.). Madrid, Fundación Banco Santander, 2010.

Vives, Cristina. Nkame. Belkis Ayón. Madrid, Turner, 2010.

Cuban artists' books and prints = Libros y grabados de artistas cubanos. 1985-2008. Exhibition catalogue, Grolier Club of Manhattan, New York, USA, May 20 - August 1, 2009, and other venues. With texts by Linda S. Howe and Tonel. Winston-Salem NC, The Cuba Project, Wake Forest University, 2009.

Marinelli, Claudio. Una colección de arte cubano. Selección, análisis, opiniones, polémicas y aventuras de un coleccionista. Caracas, Editemos, 2009.

Cuba. Art and history from 1868 to today. Exhibition catalogue, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, January 31 - June 8, 2008. Edited by Nathalie Bondil, with texts by Aylet Ojeda Jequin (et al.). Munich/London/New York, Prestel; Montreal, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, 2008.

Cuba. Arte e historia desde 1868 hasta nuestros días. Exhibition catalogue, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, January 31 - June 8, 2008, Groninger Museum, May 17 - September 13, 2009. Edited by Nathalie Bondil, with texts by Aylet Ojeda Jequin (et al.). Munich/London/New York, Prestel; Montreal, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, 2008.

Santana, Andrés Isaac (ed.). Nosotros los más infieles. Narraciones críticas sobre el arte cubano (1993-2005). Murcia, Cendeac, 2008.

Surrounded by water. Expressions of freedom and isolation in contemporary Cuban art. Exhibition catalogue, Boston University Gallery, February 8-April 5, 2008. WIth a text by Natania Remba. Boston University Art Gallery, 2008.

Cuba Avant-Garde. Contemporary Cuban art from the Farber collection / Cuba Avant-Garde. Arte contemporáneo cubano de la colección Farber. Exhibition catalogue, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, USA, May 9 - September 9, 2007. With texts by Magda Gónzalez-Mora Alfonso, Kerry Oliver-Smith (et al.). Gainesville, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, 2007.

Puntos de vista. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Daros-Latinamerica Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany, June 2 - August 26, 2007. With texts by Michael Nungesser and a dialogue between Hans Günter Golinski and Hans-Michael Herzog. Bochum, Museum Bochum, 2007.

Arte de Cuba. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, January 31 - April 23, 2006, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, May 16 - July 16, 2006, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília, August 1 - October 15, 2006.With texts by Ania Rodríguez (et al.). Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, 2006.

Espinosa, Magaly. El nuevo arte cubano. Antología de textos críticos. Santa Monica, Perceval Press, 2006.

Unbroken ties. Dialogues in Cuban art. Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, November 12, 2006 - March 4, 2007, drawn fro the permanent collection of Cuban art, Museum of ARt, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With a forword by Gregorio Luke. Long Beach, California, Museum of Latin American Art MoLAA, 2006.

Afrocuba: Works on paper 1968 - 2003. Exhibition catalogue, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, February 26 - March 30, 2005, Indianapolis Museum of Art, February 25 - June 3, 2007, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, December 22, 2007 - February 3, 2008. Edited and curated by Judith Bettelheim, with contributions by David Mateo (et al.). San Francisco, State University, 2005.

Belkis Ayón. Early works. Exhibition brochure, Patricia Doran Graduate Gallery, Massachussetts College of Art, Boston, April 4-19, 2003. Boston, Massachusetts College of Art,

MoLAA Museum of latin american art. The permanent collection. Catalogue of the permanent collection of the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA. With a text by Robert Gumbiner and an introduction by Gregorio Luke. Long Beach, California, Museum of Latin American Art MoLAA, 2003.

Siempre Che. Exposición homenaje a Ernesto Guevara de la Serna en el 75 aniversario de su nacimiento. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba, June 11 - September 1, 2003. With a text by Graziella Pogolotti. La Habana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2003.

Kunst aus Kuba. Sammlung Ludwig = Art from Cuba. The Ludwig collection. Exhbition catalogue, Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, 2002. WIth an essay by Helmo Hernández. Palace Editions, 2002.

Pino-Santos, Carina. Fin de milenio. Nuevos artistas cubanos. Habana, Letras Cubanas, 2001.

Mateo, David. Incursión en el grabado cubano (1949-1997). La Habana, Artecubano Ediciones, 2001.

Memoria. Cuban Art of the 20th century. By José Veigas (et al.). Los Angeles, California International Arts Foundation, 2001.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Colección de Arte Cubano. Catalogue. With texts by Corina Matamoros Tuma and Maía del Carmen Rippe Moro. La Habana, Cuba, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2001.

Para un regreso. Colografías de Belkis Ayón. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Provinicial de las Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Santiago de Cuba, November 2001. With a text by Antonio Desquirón Oliva. Santiago de Cuba, Centro Provinicial de las Artes Plásticas y Diseño, 2001.

Plástica contemporánea cubana. Exhibition brochure, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador, August 1 - September 9, 2001. With a text by Lillebit Fadraga Tudela. Quito, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, 2001.

Mitos en el Caribe. Muestra de Arte.. Exhibition catalogue, Galería Haydee Santamaría, Casa de las Américas, La Habana, August 2000. With a text by Ivonne Muñiz. La Habana, Casa de Las Américas, 2000.

Siempre Vuelvo. Colografías de Belkis Ayón. Exposición homenaje. Exhibition catalogue, VII Habana Biennial, November 15 - December 18, 2000. With texts by Yolanda Wood and David Mateo. Habana, Galería Habana, 2000.

Belkis Ayón. Desasosiego = restlessness. Exhibition catalogue, Couturier gallery, Los Angeles, March 6 - April 11, 1998. With an introduction by the artist. Los Angeles, Couturier gallery, 1998.

II salón de arte cubano contemporáneo. Exhibition catalogue, II. Salon de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, La Habana, 1998. With texts by Caridad Blanco (et al.). La Habana, Centro de Desarollo de las Artes Visuales, 1998.

La isla a flote = The island is afloat. Arte cubano. Exhibition catalogue, Galería Der Brücke, Buenos Aires, June - July 1998. With a text by Marilyn Sampera Rosado. Buenos Aires, Der Brücke Ediciones, 1998.

Cuba Siglo XX. Modernidad y sincretismo. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, April 16 - June 9, 1996, Fundació La Caixa, July 2 - September 1, 1996, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, October - December 1996. With essays by Maria Lluïsa Borràs, Antonio Zaya (et al.). Las Palmas, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, 1996.

Grafische Werke und Skulpturen aus Kuba. Edited by Beatrice Liaskowski, with a text by Benjamin Rodriguez. Zürich: [s.n.], 1996.

Mundo soñado. Joven plástica cubana. Exhibition catalogue, Casa de América, Madrid, February - March 1996. With a text by Helmo Hernández. Madrid, Casa de América, 1996.

1er.salón de arte cubano contemporáneo. Exhibition catalogue, I. Salon de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, La Habana, November 15, 1995 - January 15, 1996. With texts by Yolanda Wood and Rufo Caballero. La Habana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1995.

Belkis Ayón. Unterstütze mich, halte mich hoch, im Schmerz. Exhibition catalogue, Pfarrkirche St. Barbara, Breinig, November 3 - 19, 1995. With texts by Wolfgang Becker and Helmo Hernández Trejo. Aachen: Ludwig Forum, 1995.

XI Mostra da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba. Exhibition catalogue, Curitiba, October 31 - December 29, 1995. With texts by Paulo Herkenhoff (et al.). Curitiba, Fundação cultural de Curitiba, 1995.

Cuarta Bienal de la Habana 1991. Catalogo. Exhibition catalogue, 4th Habana Biennial, Centro Wifredo Lam, 1991. Edited by Nelson Herrera Ysla, with texts by Llilian Llanes (et al.). La Habana, Editorial Letras Cubanas, 1991.

VII Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe. Exhibition catalogue, Bienal de San Juan, November 19, 1986 - February 28, 1987. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano y del Caribe, 1986.

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