Emerging Artist Award


Wb Illich Castillo

Susana Pilar Delahante (b. 1984) is a Cuban artist based in Havana, Cuba.


Working mainly in video, photography, and drawing, Delahante is consistent in her approach to address the act and effects of violence against women, often producing powerful and disruptive visual images.


“Some elements interconnect all my works. First, my concern to distinguish what is real from what is supposed to be. Realities that are hidden by socially generated structures to interrupt their knowledge. These are the reasons why I often use art as a way to propose forms to access those realities. Physical history and the expressive potential of the body are also important to me”. –Susana Pilar Delahante.






Photo courtesy of the artist


A Look Inside:


Havana, Cuba, 1984. Lives and works in Havana, Cuba




Postgraduate Course in New Media, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG), with DAAD stipend, Germany. (2011-2013) | Bachelor in Arts, Superior Institute of Art (ISA), Havana. Cuba (2003-2008).


Awards and residencies

She has received recognition and grants such as: 3Package Deal. AFK Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Bureau Broedplaatsen. Presented by the Coalition: Stedelijk Museum, Rijksakademie and Kunstverein NL (2018/2019); Van Bijlevelt Fellowship (NL) 2017; Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development – Travel Grant (NL) 2015, among others.


Selected Exhibitions 


“Dibujo intercontinental (Intercontinental Drawing)” Galleria Continua, Havana, Cuba (2017) | “Un chino de paso por Venecia, camino a Cuba...” (A Chinese passing through Venice, on his way to Cuba...)” ICI VENICE, Venice, Italy (2017) | “Bala perdida (Lost bullet)” Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba (2017) | “Reclaiming meaning”. Art Museum of Skövde, Sweden (2016) | “Tropiques heritage". André Arsenec Gallery, Fort de France, Martinique (2015).




“AKAA (Also Known As Africa)” Art Fair Paris, France (2018) | “Herencia, Saco 7” (Contemporary Art Week) Minera escondida Foundation, Antofagasta, Chile (2018) | “Rendez –vous” Center for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba (2018) | INTERCAMBIO: A Conversation Between Two Trains BLINDSIDE, Melbourne, Australia (2018) | “Diamante en bruto” Galleria Continua, Havana, Cuba (2018) | “¿soy Cuba?”, Palazzina, Franco Parenti Theater, Milan, Italy (2017) | “Dobleplay. Cuban Photography, 1990-2017”, Fotomuseo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City (2017) | “Kunst x Kuba”, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany (2017) | “Back to Havana”, Alabama Contemporary Art Center, USA (2017) | “Übersee: Kuba und die Bahamas”, HALLE 14, Leipzig, Germany (2017) , among others.