Humberto Castro


Humberto Castro was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1957. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro and Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana. He works in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and installations. In his early years, he also delved into performance art, especially using it as a vehicle for social criticism in his country. 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 immigrates 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. Since the beginning of his career, he has received numerous international awards, and his work is present in notable museum and private collections. His work and artistic attitude have influenced subsequent generations of artists within Cuba.

Humberto Castro, Havana, Cuba 1957
ART EDUCATION 1977 Graduated from the San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts in Havana 1984
Graduated from ISA (Institute of High Studies in Art) in Havana. 1987
Attended Antonio Muntadas Video Art seminars at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Attended John Sturgeon Video Art seminars at the University of Brasilia, Brazil
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1980 Hallazgos, Teatro Mella, Havana, Cuba 1982
Blanco y Negro, Galería Galiano, Havana, Cuba 1985
Calcografías y Litografías, Galería Habana, La Habana, Cuba
Calcografías,Casa del JovenTalento, Berlin, Germany Calcografías, Club Impulso, Berlin,Germany
Galería Academia de Artes Plásticas, Warsaw, Poland 1986
Pinturas y Grabados, Museo de Santa Clara, Cuba 1989
Poder y Existencia, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana, Cuba 1990
Nature Vivante, Le Cercle Lucas Carlton, Paris, France 1992
Humberto Castro Paintings, Le Monde de L'Art, Paris, France
Temporalidad y el Teatro del Cuerpo, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Florida
New works, Le Monde de L'Art, Paris, France Paintings and Drawings, Espace CIO, Limousin, France 1993
L'Envol d'Icare, Galerie Le Monde de l'Art, Paris, France
Temporalidad y el Teatro del cuerpo, Centro de Arte Euro-Americano, Caracas, Venezuela 1994
Erótica (performance Adam and Eve,) Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Florida
Minotauro, Galerie Got in Barbizon, France 1995
Le Radeau de Ulises, Le Monde De L'Art, Paris, France
Minotaur in His Labyrinth: Seven Forms of Escape, Seven Forms of Entrapment, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Florida
Minotauro en su Laberinto: Siete Formas de Encierro, Siete Formas de Escape, Galería Nina Menocal, Mexico City, Mexico
Minotauro, Galería Corinne Timsit, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1996
Minotauro en su Laberinto, National Gallery of Jamaica, Jamaica
Galerie Got, Barbizon, France 1997 Le Monde de L'Art, Paris, France
Pan American Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Madrid Art Fair Arco'97, represented by Le Monde de L'Art, Madrid, Spain 1998
Retrospective exhibition 1989-1998, Chapelle de Jésuites, Nîmes, France
Paintings and drawings, Sicardi-Sanders Gallery, Houston, Texas 1999
Traversée (in memory of his friend and art dealer Raphael Doueb,) Le Monde de L'Art, Paris New Works, Galerie Got, Barbizon, France
New Works, Galerie Fardel, Le Touquet, France 2000 Galerie Got, Saint Paul de Vence, France Galerie Fardel, Le Touquet, France
Humberto Castro The Paris Years: 1989-1999, Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2002
Fuga, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Florida 2003 Main in Detresse, Mosquera Orthodontics, Miami, Florida The Hunter, The House and The Bait, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida 2004
Humberto Castro, Panamerican Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2006
Humberto Castro: First Major 15-year Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 2007
Humberto Castro - Paintings, Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2008
Humberto Castro: Contemporary Fables, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida Humberto Castro: New Cities, Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York 2009
Pies Secos Pies Mojados, Museo de las Américas, Cuartel de Ballajá, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico 2010 Draw-Wings: A Retrospective 1990-2010, Cremata Gallery, Miami, Florida
Traces of Migrations, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables (Miami) FL
Home Sweet Emoh (installation), Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Library, Miami, Fl. 2012 Humberto Castro, Galierie Akie Arichi, Paris France. 2013
Humberto Castro Dibujos Oxemberg Fine Art Miami Fl
Tracing Antilles, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida Internacional University Miami Fl. 2017 Tracing Antilles " The Shared Voyage" Polk Art Museum Lakeland FL.
The Oceans " Latin Art Core Gallery , Miami.

Humberto  Castro 1 MIdnight Ocean 2017 Oil and acrylic on canvas 54 x 68 in_result.jpg Humberto  Castro 4 Navegante 2017 oil and acrylic on canvas 58 x 44 in_result.jpg Humberto  Castro Guift of The Sky 2017 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 54 x 44 in_result.jpg Humberto  Castro Metropolis 2017 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 44 x 54 in_result.jpg See more in Gallery