Carlos Garaicoa Manso

Carlos Garaicoa Manso


Carlos Garaicoa Manso (Cuba, 1967; lives and works between Havana and Madrid) employs a multidisciplinary approach to address issues of culture and politics, through the study of architecture, urbanism and history. His main subject has been the city of Havana, and his media include installation, video, photography, sculpture, pop-up books, and drawing.

Among his most important solo shows we can highlight those at Peabody Essex Museum; Fondazione Berengo; Lund Konsthall and Skissernas Museum; Parasol unit; Fondazione Merz; MAAT, Lisbon; Azkuna Zentroa; Museum Villa Stuck; Nasjonalmuseet; CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo; Fundación Botín; NC-Arte y FLORA ars + natura; Kunsthaus Baselland; Kunstverein Braunschweig; Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Research in Art; H.F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Centre; Art la Panera; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos; National Museum of Contemporary (EMST); Inhotim Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo and Caixa Cultural (Rio de Janeiro); Museo ICO and Matadero; IMMA; Palau de la Virreina; Museum of Contemporary Art; Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango and Palazzo delle Papesse.

He has participated in prestigious international events such as: The Biennials of Havana, Shanghai, São Paulo, Venice, Johannesburg, Liverpool and Moscow Biennial, the Triennials of Auckland, San Juan, Yokohama and Echigo-Tsumari; Documenta 11 and 14 and PhotoEspaña 12.

He received the XXXIX International Prize for Contemporary Art “Pierre de Mónaco” Foundation in Monte Carlo in 2005 and the Katherine S. Marmor Prize in Los Angeles. In 2013 he received the Guest Award winner of the XII Fellbach Triennale for Small Format Sculpture and in 2021, he received the PEM Award from The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

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