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About ARTempoCuba

ARTempoCuba is a leading resource for anyone interested in Cuban contemporary art and culture. We provide world class consulting, planning, and logistical services for art lovers, collectors, gallery owners, art dealers, museums, and arts institutions interested either in visiting Cuba or in mounting exhibitions of Cuban contemporary art internationally.

ARTempoCuba’s mission is to connect Cuban contemporary art and artists with the world. We promote Cuban contemporary art through publications like our guide book “Cutting Edge Art in Havana”, through the production of art and photography exhibitions in Cuba and worldwide, and by providing services for international art lovers visiting Havana.

A portion of the funds raised through the efforts of ARTempoCuba are provided to emerging Cuban artists as grants for the production and exhibition of new works.

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Meet the ARTempoCuba Team:

Mayret González - Director

Mayret studied Art History in the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana (2006-2010). She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of La Salle, Mexico City (2013). She has collaborated with the management and promotion of major magazines and art spaces. She currently works independently in the management and marketing of contemporary Cuban art. Mayret is based in Philadelphia, PA, USA, and Havana, Cuba.

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Yoanna Toledo - Author/Curator

Yoanna holds a degree in Art History from the University of Havana (2011). She was awarded the María Eugenia Haya Research Fellowship in Photographic Studies by the Fototeca de Cuba and the National Arts Council (CNAP). She has curated exhibitions in and outside of Cuba, and has publications in La Gaceta de Cuba (Journal of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba) and ArtCrónica (Journal of Latin American Art). She has served as an instructor of the History of World and Cuban Photography at the School of Creative Photography of Havana.

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Meyken Barreto - Author/Curator

Meyken Barreto is an art critic and curator based in New York. 
Barreto has been professor at Havana University and San Geronimo College in Havana.  She won Cuba’s National Curatorship Award in 2009 for the anthological exhibition: Tanda Corrida. Cuban audiovisual exhibitions 2005-2008 (co-curated with Mailyn Machado). She has recently curated the video program for the exhibition Cuban America: An Empire State on Mind held at Lehman College, NY, 2014; and co-curated the group exhibitions Divagation at Y Gallery in 2016, Pioneros: Building Cuba’s Socialist Childhood at Aronson Galleries at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York in 2015, and Flow: Economies of the look and creativity in contemporary art from the Caribbean at IDB Cultural Center, Washington DC in 2014. She contributes to various art publications such as ArteCubano, Art OnCuba and Artnexus, and exhibition catalogues such as An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile.

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Anelys Alvarez - Author/Curator

Anelys Alvarez is a Miami based art historian and curator who earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Havana, Cuba.  In 2010, she also completed a graduate program in Museum Studies at Florida International University where she served as consultant for the Frost Art Museum and the Cuban Research Institute. Alvarez has taught at the University of Havana (2005-2010) and The Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico (2013-2014).  As part of the curatorial team for The Jorge M. Pérez art collection and The Related Group, she works with internationally recognized artists and institutions around the globe. An active researcher on Cuba and Latin American art, she often writes and lectures on both subjects.

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