Carlos Garaicoa

La Habana, Cuba, 1967

His work has continued to revolve around social, economic and political change resulting from the history of the 20th century. This change is codified in an urban territory that becomes a field of study: architecture and urbanism are the two main focus of attention.

His work talks about the past and the present through memory, decadence, desire, architecture, utopia and the relationship between reality and fiction. The city as a representation of individual and collective memory has been a recurring theme in his work.

Garaicoa’s work includes, but is not limited to, installations, drawings, film, photography, plans, and sculptures that have been shown at the Venice and Havana biennials; the Caixa Cultural in Rio de Janeiro; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia; the Royal Ontario Museum; and Documenta II in Germany. His works can be found in galleries, private collections and museums around the world. He currently splits his time between his studios in Havana and Madrid.