Robert Diago, Ascending City, 2010. Wood, installation view. From “Queloides”.

“Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art”


Mattress Factory

In 2004, the Mattress Factory presented “CUBA: Artists in Residence,” an exhibition that included site installations by 11 Cuban artists who were denied visas to the U.S. It recently showcased Cuban art again, but “Queloides,” co-curated by University of Pittsburgh professor Alejandro de la Fuente and Cuban artist Elio Rodríguez, took up issues of self-representation, sexual power, history, racial discrimination, and identity. This adaptation of a show that originated at the Centro Wifredo Lam in Havana featured paintings, photographs, installations, and videos by 12 artists, including sculpture by María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Juan Roberto Diago, Armando Marino, Elio Rodríguez, and Meira Marrero and José Toirac. …see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.