The 13th Havana Biennial Returns To Cuba

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The 13th Havana Biennial, Cuba’s largest visual arts event, will return to the island’s capital from 12APR to 12MAY, 2019 with the theme La Construcción de lo Posible (The Construction of the Possible). This year the month-long event also coincides with the 500-year anniversary of Havana.

Originally postponed due to damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017, the 13th edition of the Biennial will expand beyond Havana for the first time since its inception in 1984, with artist projects located across the country including Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus, and Camagüey. Cuba is expected to welcome more than 230 creators from nearly 50 participating countries primarily in Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Roughly 70 local artists will represent Cuba.

“We are delighted to welcome the international art world to Cuba for our country’s most important art event,” said Eloy Govea, director of the Cuba Tourist Board of Canada. “The Havana Biennial transforms our capital city into a cultural installation, in which the public can interact with artists and experience breathtaking art, culture, music and cuisine.”