Profiles: Wifredo Lam

Profiles: Wifredo Lam

Wifredo Oscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla was born December 8, 1902, in Sagua la Grande, Cuba. In 1916, his family moved to Havana, where he attended the Escuela de Bellas Artes. During the early 1920s, he exhibited at the Salón de la Asociación de Pintores y...
Art Schools: San Alejandro Academy

Art Schools: San Alejandro Academy

San Alejandro Academy was founded on January 11th, 1818 in the San Agustin Convent, in Havana. Its founder was the French painter Jean Baptiste Vermay and was called in 1832 “San Alejandro” in memory of Alejandro Ramírez, general superintendent and director of the...
Profiles Aboudia Diarrassouba

Profiles Aboudia Diarrassouba

(Ivory Coast, born 1983) :   “My work is similar to that of a journalist writing an article: I was simply describing a situation, in order to create a record of my country’s recent history. But even before the crisis I worked on similar themes, childhood in the...