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(b. Camagüey, Cuba, 1982)



Born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1982, Ariel Cabrera Montejo was trained at the Academy in Camagüey and officially received his degree from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. Taking the Cuban archive as a point of departure, Cabrera’s oeuvre explores the divisive historical accounts from Cuba and those from abroad to examine ideas of fiction and truth. Cabrera specifically introduces theatricality in his artistic practice to focus on the Interwar Period (1879-95) and the Cuban War of Independence (1895-98). By doing so, Cabrera ingeniously introduces anecdotal heroes/heroines to his paintings to represent the everyday person as heroic with carnal desires.


Cabrera has exhibited at Coates and Scarry Gallery (NYC), Galería Estéreo (Mexico City), Galería Miranda (Camagüey), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salen), Galeria Alvaro Alcázar (Madrid), among others. Cabrera attended the Fine Arts Academy of Camagüey and the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) Havana in Cuba.


Cabrera lives and works in New York.


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Selected recent shows

2022 - Untitled Art Fair/El apartamento Gallery/                 Miami, EEUU

     - Art Miami Fair/Bernice Steinbaum Gallery,Miami.         - El Espacio 23/“You know who you are”/Recent               acquisitions of Cuban Art from the Jorge Perez             Collection /Miami2021

     – A swim I a pond in the rain./Galleria Mazzoli,             Berlin, Germany.


2019 - Second Impressions/Bernice Steinbaum Gallery.             Miami, EEUU - New Works/Galleria Mazzoli,                 Modena, Italy.


2018 - Volta Fair/Coates and Scarry Gallery.New York,             EEUU


2017 - Escenas Secundarias.Galeria Estéreo,Monterrey,             Ciudad de Mexico


2014 - Protmen:Alguien tenía que proponérselo Galería             Alejo Carpentier, Camaguey, Cuba.

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