Violence, economy,language and sexuality
Javier Castro has worked with art installations, video and photography since 2004, capturing survival methods of the Cuban society. He presents truthful images from direct registration with an anthropological look, exposing topics that are of great interest for him to investigate, such as: violence, economy, language and sexuality.
Photo credit: Jesús Castro
A Look Inside:
Born │ Cuba, 1984
Education │ Bachelors in Art (Instituto Superior de Arte - ISA, Cuba, 2004-2009), Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, San Alejandro (Cuba, 1999-2003), Centro Experimental de Artes Visuales José Antonio Díaz Peláez (Cuba, 1994-1999)
Awards │ Grants & Commissions Award from CIFO (2015), recipient of Cannonball Artist Residency (Miami's visiting resident program in partnership with CIFO, 2015), "Special Mention" Festarte Video Art Festival- III International Compertition (Italy, 2010), "Residence Batiscafo" Triangle Art Trust-HIVOS Foundation (United Kingdom, 2008), "Documentary Award" from La Asociación de Prensa del Cine Cubano (Cuba, 2008)
Selected Exhibitions │ Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery- University of British Columbia (Canada), Artepari Gallery (Austria), Cleveland Museum of Art (U.S.A.), Museum of Art- Boston University (U.S.A.), 11th Havana Biennial (Cuba), International Video Art Biennial- Loop Festival (Spain), Villa Manuela Gallery (Cuba), Centro Cultural de España (Mexico, Uruguay)