Since 2004 based in Berlin

Education

Diploma in Sculpture from the National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Havanna, Cuba, 1993-1997
Diploma in Video and Visual Effects at SAE Institute, Berlin, Gemany, 2013-2014

Residences

2008 – USF Verftet Bergen, Norway

Fellowships

2011 – IFA-Exhibitions Stipendium, Germany
2006 – Stipendium Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Kunst, Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2009 –  Perpetuity, Gallery S12, Bergen, Norway

2007 – No Land, Gallery IKM (International Culture Museum), Oslo, Norway

Group Exhibitions

2020 – Hitze(frei), Gallery Hilleckes & Probst, Berlin, Germany

2017/16 – Wespe und Orchidee (marimbondo e orquídea) Internationales Ausstellungsprojekt für 2016/2017 in Kooperation dem Museu Casa das Onze Janelas in Belém, dem Museu de Arte Contemporânea – Dragão do Mar in Fortaleza sowie den Kulturgesellschaften/ DAAD-Lektoraten in Belém und Fortaleza und dem Centro Cultural Brasil-Alemanha (CCBA) in Recife. Brasil.
– Call & Response. BE.BOP 2016. Volksbühne, Berlin. With the support of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Germany

2015 – MED 15. International Art Encounter of Medellín, Museo Antioquia, Colombia
Ojala! Zeitgenössische kubanische Kunst, Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany.

2014 – BEBOP 2014: Spiritual Revolutions and “The Scramble for Africa”, Black Diaspora, Narratives and Berlin Decolonial Narratives. Grüner Salon,
Volksbühne, Berlin. With the support of Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Germany.
– Sans Serif, Kesselhaus at Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Zeit Unzeit, Künst Büro Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2013 – Wahala: On Representation, Authenticity, Expectations and Other Inflated Concepts. Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2012 – IN OTHER WORDS: The Black Market of Translations – Negotiating             Contemporary Cultures. NGBK and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2011 – VI Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, Sweden
 – Other Possible Worlds Proposals on this side of Utopia, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

2010 – 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Confluence’s Inside 2. National Hispanic Center Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
After the Light II, Radialsystem, Berlin, Germany.
Erase una vez. Galeria Guillermo Núñez, El Bosque, Chile

2009 – Las Américas Latinas: Las fatigas del querer, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
– 9th Video and Media Arts Biennial Juan Downey. MAC (Contemporary Art Museum), Quinta Normal, Chile

2008 – Bowing to Lebow, Kaiskur 9, Tromsö, Norway
Arboleda, el cuerpo es cuerpo, Gallery Jesus Gallardo, Mexico

2007 – Landschaften der Sehnsüchte: Arte e Vita, 11. Internationales Künstlersymposium, Barth, Germany

2006 – Latido (hjertebank): Contemporary Cuban Art, Steinersen Museum, Oslo, RanaKunstforening, Norway
– National Museum Vilnius/Kaunas, Littauen Stord Kunstlag, Norway, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
– Lillesand kunstforening, Norway, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Norway, Bodø Kunstforening, Norway

2005 – Input, Kunsthaus Essen, Germany

Awards

2008 – Medienpreis der Stadt Barth (Media Prize of the City of Barth), Arte Vita 11. Künstlersymposium, Barth, Germany

Performances

2010 – After the Light II: Performing the Image, Radialsystem, Berlin, Germany

Screenings

2018 – Black Cuba II, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany

2016 – Critical Moves, Balhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin, Germany

2012 – 10th SITAC (International Symposium on Art Theory). Teatro Julio Castillo, Mexico City, Mexico.

2010 – Bienal de Portugal Arte 10, Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa, Portugal

2009 – Kansk Video Festival, London, England Stories, UK

2008 – Director’s Lounge, Contemporary Media and Art, Berlin, Germany

2007 – International Kansk Video Festival, Russia
– Director’s Lounge, exhibition center Pyramide, Berlin, Germany
– Projection D’Art video, Le Lieu Unique Contemporary Art Center in Nantes, France.

2007 – Moving fast, Cuban Video Art, EMAF (European Media Art Festival), Osnabrück, Germany

2006 – Candela, Director’s Lounge, Berlin, Germany

2005 – International Student Forum, EMAF (European Media Art Festival), Osnabrück, Germany

Lectures

2014 – Round Table at BEBOP 2014. Spiritual Revolutions and The “Scramble for Africa” at Danish Art Workshop. Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 – 10th SITAC (International Symposium on Art Theory). Teatro Julio Castillo, Mexico City, Mexico

Articles and reviews (selection)

2016 – Juan Carlos Betancourt, Video as Immediacy of Posterity. Art on Cuba.

2015 – Juan Carlos Betancourt, Cuba: Yoel Díaz Vázquez and the haunting noise of the urban voices, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

2010 – Dieter Lesage & Ina Wudtke, ‘Black Sound White Cube’, in Chapter VII. From the Black Atlantic to the Black Planet. Vienna: Löcker 2010, pp. 82-87.

2010 – Antejo Navas, Nuevas alas, New wings. Lapiz Art Magazine