Cundo Bermúdez (b. Havana, Cuba 1914 – d. Miami, USA, 2008). In 1926, Bermúdez was admitted at the Institute of Havana, and in 1930 enrolled at the renowned San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied painting for two years. Later, he traveled to Mexico and studied at San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts. In 1949 he was one of the founders of the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Cuba (APEC). Throughout his career he exhibited his work in such cities as, Havana, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Lima, Venice, Miami, New York and Washington D.C. He was recipient of the Cintas Foundation Fellowship in 1973. His work is part of the collections of the Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami, Coral Gables), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Havana), among others.
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