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Humberto Castro was born in Havana, Cuba on July 9, 1957. He is a graduate from the San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts and the Higher Institute of Art in Havana. He is one of the most important artists of the 80’s generation in Cuba. His work and artistic attitude influenced later generations within the intellectual scope in the island. He has received numerous international awards and his work is internationally shown in renowned museums and collections.
In October 2008, the exhibition, "New Cities," will be Humberto Castro’s first one person show at ALLEN SHEPPARD GALLERY in New York.
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Humberto Castro
Humberto Castro was born in Havana, Cuba, on July 9, 1957. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro and Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. He works in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and installations. He is one of the most active members of the group widely recognized as the “Generation of the 80s” in Cuba, which generated changes in the aesthetic and conceptual art scene of the island. In 1983 he founded the team Hexagon in which, alongside other artists, he mounted installations aimed at provoking public participation in the work. Between 1980 and 1984 he produces an extensive body of graphics, particularly innovating in the intaglio technique. He has designed sets for theater and film in Cuba. In 1989 he emigrated to Paris, France, where he lived for ten years and became active in the Parisian intellectual scene, holding exhibitions and giving conferences across Europe. In 1999 he moved to the United States, where he lives and works.

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