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Yoan Capote | Cuba

Born in 1977, in Pinar del Río, Cuba,
Lives and works in Havana, Cuba

Graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) of Havana, Cuba (2001).

Yoan Capote is fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2006).

Individual shows by Yoan Capote

The Other Nature of Things (RERUM ALTER NATURA) at the Long House Reserve in East Hampton, New York, USA (2013) ; at the Galeria Habana in Havana, Cuba Fonemas y Morfemas, with Iván Capote (2011-2012), Psicomorfosis (2008) and El Diseño de lo Híbrido (2001) ; Mental States at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, USA (2010) ; Animica – New Sculpture and Drawings at the George Adams Gallery in New York, USA (2004).

Collective exhibitions

Adjoining Islands: The Cuban Pavilion in Manhattan at the 8th Floor gallery in New York , USA(2011-2012) ; Without Mask at the Johannesburg Art Gallery of Johannesburg, South Africa (2010) ; Polaridades Complementarias at the New Orleans Art Museum, in NOLA, USA (2010) ; Erótica at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes of Havana, Cuba (2008) ; Killing Time: An exhibition of Cuban artists from the 1980s to the Present at Exit Art in New York, USA (2007) and New Installations, Artists in Residence: Cuba at the Mattress Factory of Pittsburgh, USA (2004).

Biennials, fairs

Yoan Capote also participated into the Biennials of Havana (particularly the 11th in 2012), Cuba ; Biennial of Lisbon, Portugal ; Biennial of Thessaloniki, Greece as well as into the 54th Venice Biennial, Italy.

His work was presented at the ARCOMadrid art fair, Spain.


Yoan Capote’s artworks are contained in the collections of the following institutions : Kadist in Paris, France ; the Cisneros Foundation ; the Farber Collection or the Agnes Gund & Daniel Shapiro private collection in New York, USA.


Yoan Capote is recipient of prizes from the Pollock Krasner Foundation of New York (2005), from the Cuban Artists Fund of New York, USA (2004).