Cuba Team

Ibis Hernández Abascal

Co-Curator of Exhibition Project

Ibis Hernández Abascal is a Havana based curator, researcher, and art critic who earned her M.A. degree in Art History from the University of Havana, Cuba. She is one of the founding members of the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, created in 1985, and has been a member of its research team, as well as co-curator of the Havana Biennial from 1995 to 2015.

She has also served as general curator at the First Biennial of the End of the World in 2007 in Ushuaia, Argentina, and joined the curatorial team of the third edition of the same event. Hernández Abascal has lectured widely and published numerous texts about Cuban and Latin American art. She is a member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

Nahela Hechavarría Pouymiró

Symposium Coordinator

Nahela Hechavarría Pouymiró (Santiago de Cuba, 1980) is Curator of Visual Art at Casa de las Americas, where she is also the Chief Editor of the online magazine, Arteamérica, (www.arteamerica.cu). She holds Masters Degrees in Art History from the University of Havana and in Museum Studies from Valladolid University in Spain, and specializes in Latin American and Cuban art and photography.

She has been published widely and has twice been the recipient of the National Critic Award, “Guy Perez Cisneros”.  Since 2004, Hechevarría has held the position of Adjunct Professor of Art History at the University of Havana.