Saturday, June 09, 2007
Cuban Artist Juan Roberto Diago
Artist: Juan Roberto Diago ( Cuba, 1971 - present )
Main Category: Painting
Genres: Modern Art, Contemporary Realism
Biography: One of Cuba’s most prominent and internationally known contemporary artists, Juan Roberto Diago was born in Havana in 1971 where he still lives today. In 1990 he graduated from Havana’s prestigious "San Alejandro" National Academy of Visual Arts. Since then Diago received numerous national and international prizes and awards. In recent years he has been regularly featured in solo and group shows throughout Cuba and Latin America as well as the United States, Canada and Europe.
His works combine painting, collage and mixed media techniques, his themes frequently touch both on his identity as a contemporary Cuban, and as a man of African ancestry. Today his works are included in private collections world-wide. Diago is a member of the Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC).
Exhibition History: In the last 10 years, Juan Roberto Diago has had many solo and group shows in various venues in the USA (Miami, New York and elsewhere), Canada, Europe (Madrid, Paris, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco and elsewhere)and Latin America, including his native Cuba.