May 25, 2019, Havana


To tell the truth it wasn’t easy to interview Belkis Ayón, despite the appearances, that is to say, her youth, the recognitions her artistic work has had, her personality, that one would bet was very accessible, frank and open as her laughter. But we should not confuse such attributes with the vehemence, I would even dare say the passion, of Belkis Ayón the artist, the one that with steel blue lucidity knows about the trajectory of her work yesterday and today.

...Not a single word of anticipation or impatience. She knows that she is the main reason for this conversation and however she waits patiently for Segura to finish explaining his sculptural project. I have impression that I have seen her many times in the same attitude of deference, being generous as if everything else were of a higher station..