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.
In the past December 27, 2017 was published the article of Andrew Russeth, "2017:THE YEAR IN REVIEW. The Year in, and Beyond, New York Galleries—Plus a Top 10 from Around the World". In this review, between very important contemporary art exhibitions showed in the year, Nkame... was selected in the position number 4 of the best exhibitions worldwide in 2017.
The Exhibition Nkame: A Retrospective of the Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón, exhibited this summer in El Museo del Barrio, NY (June 13 - November 5) was selected between the best of the art of 2017 by the New York Times, according to the selecction of Holland Cotter one of the three art critics of The New York Times who shared their picks.
Here the link to the article: