About ARTempoCuba

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ARTempoCuba is the independent non-profit for Cuban fine arts and culture.

ARTempoCuba is a leading resource for anyone interested in Cuban contemporary art and culture. We provide world class art advisory and logistical services for art lovers, collectors, gallery owners, art dealers, museums, and arts institutions interested either in visiting Cuba or in mounting exhibitions of Cuban contemporary art internationally.

ARTempoCuba’s mission is to connect Cuban contemporary art and artists with the world. We promote Cuban contemporary art through publications like our guide book “Cutting Edge Art in Havana”, through the production of art and photography exhibitions in Cuba and worldwide, and by providing services for international art lovers visiting Havana.

ARTempoCuba is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization.  A portion of the funds raised through the efforts of ARTempoCuba are provided to emerging Cuban artists as grants for the production and exhibition of new works. ARTempoCuba is the independent non-profit for Cuban fine arts.

Meet the ARTempoCuba Team

Mayret González Director

Mayret studied Art History in the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana (2006-2010). She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of La Salle, Mexico City (2013). She has collaborated with the management and promotion of major magazines and art spaces. She currently works independently in the management and marketing of contemporary Cuban art. Mayret is based in Philadelphia, PA, USA, and Havana, Cuba.


Anelys Alvarez Author/Curator

Anelys Alvarez is a Miami based art historian and curator who earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Havana, Cuba.  In 2010, she also completed a graduate program in Museum Studies at Florida International University where she served as consultant for the Frost Art Museum and the Cuban Research Institute. Alvarez has taught at the University of Havana (2005-2010) and The Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico (2013-2014).  As part of the curatorial team for The Jorge M. Pérez art collection and The Related Group, she works with internationally recognized artists and institutions around the globe. An active researcher on Cuba and Latin American art, she often writes and lectures on both subjects.

Meyken Barreto Author/Curator

Meyken Barreto is an art critic and curator based in New York. Barreto has been professor at Havana University and San Geronimo College in Havana.  She won Cuba’s National Curatorship Award in 2009 for the anthological exhibition: Tanda Corrida. Cuban audiovisual exhibitions 2005-2008 (co-curated with Mailyn Machado). She has recently curated the video program for the exhibition Cuban America: An Empire State on Mind held at Lehman College, NY, 2014; and co-curated the group exhibitions Divagation at Y Gallery in 2016, Pioneros: Building Cuba’s Socialist Childhood at Aronson Galleries at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York in 2015, and Flow: Economies of the look and creativity in contemporary art from the Caribbean at IDB Cultural Center, Washington DC in 2014. She contributes to various art publications such as ArteCubano, Art OnCuba and Artnexus, and exhibition catalogues such as An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile.

Raquel Carrera Author/Curator

Co-author Raquel Carrera is an art historian and curator based in Havana, Cuba. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Havana and a Master’s from the University of Salamanca, Spain.  From 2005 to 2010 Raquel worked as Associate Director of Visual Arts Programs for the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (LFC), a non-governmental, non-profit art and cultural institution in Havana. Raquel curated the Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China from 2010 to 2011. Raquel co-founded Yagruma.com, a crowdfunding app for Cuban arts and cultural projects, and was Director of the Cuban art gallery “Evolución” in Lima, Peru, from 2015 through 2016.

Liatna Rodríguez Author/Curator

Co-Author Liatna Rodriguez is an art historian and curator based in Havana, Cuba.  She earned her B.A. degree in Art History from the University of Havana in 2010. She served as director of Havana’s Galería Servando from 2012 through 2015 during which time she focused on developing the gallery’s roster of emerging artists.  Also in 2012 Liatna co-created the successful Havana Open House project which was a collateral offering of the 11th Havana International Biennial of Fine Art. In 2015, Liatna co-founded Havana’s independent exhibition space “El Apartamento”.