Humberto Castro is a Cuban artist born in Matanzas, Cuba in 1957, who has gained international recognition for his work in various mediums, including painting, sculpture, and installation.
Castro’s early work was influenced by the Cuban avant-garde movement and incorporated abstract and geometric forms. Over time, his work became more focused on social and political issues, particularly the impact of globalization and consumer culture on Cuba and its people.
Castro has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Venice Biennale, the Havana Biennial, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His work is held in public and private collections around the world, including the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
In addition to his work as an artist, Castro has also been a curator, writer, and educator, teaching at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana and other institutions.
Castro’s work often reflects his interest in exploring the intersection of art and society, and the role of the artist in addressing social and political issues. His artistic practice is characterized by a willingness to experiment with new techniques and forms, and a commitment to engaging with issues of global significance. Castro’s legacy as an artist continues to influence the contemporary art scene in Cuba and beyond.