printmaker, draftsman, curator, professor
1979-1982 20 de Octubre Elementary School of Visual Arts, Havana.
1982-1986 San Alejandro Academy, Havana. Teachers of Engraving: Pablo Borges, Carlos A. García and Ángel Ramírez.
1986-1991 Bachelor’s degree in Engraving, Higher Institute of Art (isa), Havana. Teachers of Engraving: Luis Cabrera, Luis Lara, Rolando Rojas and Pablo Borges.
Belkis Ayón made more than 20 personal expositions, in national galleries in Villa Clara, Guantánamo and of course Havana. She also could take her art to distinguish foreign spaces in Canada, Italy, Germany, Haiti and others. In her prolific artistic trajectory Belkis Ayón work with important curators like Cristina Vives and Beatriz Liaskowski.
Belkis Ayón has been included in more than one hundred collective exhibitions, in galleries from Cuba, United States, , Japan, Brazil, Mexico, India, China, Switzerland, France, Holland, Finland. Many of these expositions were design by relevant curators like Lesbia Vent Dumois and Eugenio Valdés.
Fowler Museum presents first solo U.S. museum exhibition of Cuban artist Belkis Ayón
The show, featuring 43 prints that explore the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban secret society Abakuá, opens Oct. 2
Rowanne Henry | August 30, 2016
The Fowler Museum at UCLA is pleased to be the first museum in the United States to host a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of the late Cuban visual artist Belkis Ayón, whom during her short but fertile career, produced an extraordinary body of work central to the history of contemporary printmaking in Cuba.
Belkis Ayón’s work will form part of the exhibition “Memories” that will be inaugurated next Thursday, April 14 at 6: 00 pm in Origins Gallery at Havana’s Great Theatre “Alicia Alonso”. This show gather besides Ayón’s printmaking, works of Ibrahim Miranda and Sandra Ramos, three of the most important Cuban contemporary artists in the 90’.