Carlos Garaicoa studied thermodynamics before his mandatory military service, during which he worked as a draughtsman.

Garaicoa has exhibited extensively around the world, his works having been included in major exhibitions such as the Kwanju Biennale, Korea (1997), the Biennale of Sao Paolo and Documenta XI (2002). Although based in Havana,   he encapsulates the very contemporary phenomena of the itinerate artist, constantly travelling for the circuit of Biennale’s and commissions.

The artist acknowledges a powerful relationship between his work and literary models of the city, particularly the concept of city as a symbolic space as it appears in the work of the writers Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino.



Carlos Garaicoa, artist
Carlos Garaicoa
Havana, 1967

Current Exhibitions

Glasstress 2019

Fondazione Berengo Art Space

09 May — 24 Nov
Organised by Fondazione Berengo, the sixth edition of “Glasstress” brings together a new line- up of leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, Latin America, India, and China in an ambitious...

Past Exhibitions

Carlos Garaicoa: Anatomy and Anathemas

Francesco Pantaleone
09/06/2018 — 04/08/2018

Carlos Garaicoa: El Palacio de las Tres Historias

Fondazione Merz
30/10/2017 — 04/02/2018

Continua Sphères Ensemble

16/09/2017 — 19/11/2017

Life World. Photography from the CIAC Collection

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
27/02/2017 — 30/04/2017

The End Of The World

Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art
16/10/2016 — 19/03/2017

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Havana Country of birth: Cuba Date of birth: 1967