Jairo Alfonso (b. Havana, 1974) Graduated from the Higher Institute of Art (Havana, 1998) and the National School of Art (Havana, 1993). His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the U.S., Costa Rica, Switzerland, New Zealand, Belgium, among other countries. Recent exhibitions include, “Killing Time” (Exit Art, New York), “A Sense of Place. Selections from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection” (Mana Wynwood Convention Center, Miami) and “Resilience. The Other Cuba” (Minneapolis). His work is part of the collection of Museum of Latin American Art, in Los Angeles.
The Kendall Art Cultural Center (KACC), dedicated the past six years to the preservation and promotion of contemporary art and artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout Miami and South Florida, as well as abroad. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions, programs, and its collections, KACC provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists, advancing public appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.
The Rodríguez collection is a blueprint of Cuban art and its diaspora. Within the context of the new MoCA-Americas the collection becomes an invaluable visual source for Diaspora identity. It represents a different approach to art history to try to better understand where we come from to better know where we are heading.Read More