B. 1964, HAVANA, CUBA
Saavedra is one of Cuba’s most iconoclastic artists representative of the late 1980s generation. He works in a variety of media and uses humor, irony and unorthodox processes to make biting commentaries about Cuba’s social and political realities.
Saavedra is recognized internationally as one of Cuba’s leading conceptualist. He has exhibited widely and his work is in numerous collections including Daros Latinamerica, CIFO, Mattress Factory, among others. He was one of a handful of artists to represent Cuba in the 2013 Venice Biennial.