Carlos Garaicoa (Havana, 1967) is one of the more prominent visual artists of his generation.
He develops a dialogue between art and urban space that explores the social structure of our cities through the examination of its architecture. Through an elaborate game of sculptures, drawings, pictures and videos that gravitates between irony and despair, Garaicoa has found a way to criticize the modernist utopian architecture and the collapse of the 20th century ideologies, immersing in the concept of the city as symbolic space that appears in the work of writers such as Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino.
Among his last solo shows it is worth mentioning Noticias Recientes, CAB, Burgos, Spain (2011), or Fin de silencio in Abierto X Obras, at Matadero Madrid, Spain (2010). His work has been shown at great artistic events as Documenta 11, Venice Biennale (2005), VIII Biennial of Havana and the Biennial of Sao Paulo. And belongs to collections such us TATE, London, UK; MoMA, and Guggenheim, in New York, and LACMA in Los Angeles, all in USA; SMAK Museum, Gante, Belgium or MNCARS in Madrid, Spain.