Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco)

Eduardo Roca Salazar “Choco” (Santiago de Cuba, 1949). Painter, engraver and sculptor. Graduated from the School of Art Instructors, 1963. Graduated from the National School of Art, 1970. He is a member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), the Graphic Experimental Workshop of Havana (TEGH) and the International Association of Plastic Artists (AIAP).

He studied at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana. He has been decorated with the Distinction for National Culture granted by the Ministry of Culture of Cuba; with the Alejo Carpentier Medal and Julio Antonio Mella, assigned by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, The Seal of the Laureate and the Raúl Gómez García Distinction awarded by the National Union of Cultural Workers. He has been recognized with the Diploma of Artistic Merit and the category of Consultant Professor by the Higher Institute of Art of Havana.

His work is exhibited in museums and galleries around the world as the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba; Museum of Africa, Chicago, USA;Museum of the Estampa, Mexico City;Kochi Museum, Japan;Miró Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, Spain;César Gaviria private collection in Colombia and institutions in Sweden.

This artist has highlighted a sensitivity that has led him to a constant experimentation in the graphics. The Biennial of Havana and international fairs such as Arco Madrid and Art Bassel have received their proposals, for which they have obtained different prizes and mentions. He received the National Prize for Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba in 2017.