I believe in art as a self-necessity within it’s context, as an important part of society with an active orientation that generates inquiries, and not art only as something pleasing to the eye and spirit.
My investigative process approaches, via conceptual synthesis, specific situations of Cuban social order and culture that are symptoms of current ideology. From the accident and impression that an image evokes or that a fact gives, arises my need to act on it’s state, transforming it and modifying it from metaphor and semantic games. In this sense, I follow the appearances of daily life and their more intense tones, to expose those shadowy zones that mark the density of reality and the identity of memory. I frame knowledge and I reveal it in the present, trying to understand how it lives within the social fabric.
Nestor Siré was born in 1988. He has received the Creators’ Scholarship, Ensayo Público No. 5 La Propia Percepción (LASA), Havana, Cuba in 2010; the Second Prize, XI Salón de Arte Digital, Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Havana, Cuba in 2011; the Special Prize, V Festival Internacional de Arte Independiente Incubarte, Valencia, Spain in 2012; the Collateral Prize, 12 Muestra de Jóvenes Realizadores, Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, Havana, Cuba in 2013 and the Third Honorable mention, Festival Internacional de Video (FIVA), Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2011 and 2013. He was Artist in Residence at Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, Havana, Cuba in 2013.