I was born in Havana, Cuba. I reside between San José, Costa Rica and Richmond, Texas.
I am an Economist graduated from the University of Havana (UH) in 1979, for more than thirteen years I worked as a professor and researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CIEI) of the Faculty of Economics of the UH. In 1995 I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Economic Policy, with an emphasis in International Trade, at the National University of Costa Rica. I worked as a consultant in the Ministry of Planning and in the Congress of Costa Rica.
However, despite my academic training, my aspiration always pointed to the world of art and creation. In my everyday life there was always a place for artistic exploration, so I did not surprise anyone when in April 2004, after three solo exhibitions of painting at the Costa Rican Congress itself, I decided to jump from my desk full of projects to “emptiness” and the “uncertainty” typical of the art world.
Perhaps the origin of this decision is in my childhood surrounded by multicolored pencils, pop-up books, a Lego and a blackboard. My relationship with art began then, always with curiosity and passion for experimenting and learning. Hence, once immersed in my new world, I trained as a facilitator of creative processes, Master Coach with NLP, and managed the “TransformArte” project, through which I offer advice, workshops and training for the development of personal creativity and organizational.
In 2013 I did a Master in Illustrated Album at Escuela i con i, a Madrid company dedicated to the training and management of cultural projects, the illustrated book and the Methodology of Visual Thinking. I have received countless courses and workshops on engraving, painting, sculpture, writing and I have enjoyed residencies in the artists category on research and curatorial themes in visual arts and contemporary cultures, in Costa Rica, Cuba and Florence, Italy.
Among my most important solo and group exhibitions are: the solo show at the Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, 2008; my participation in April 2013 with two sculptures selected by the curatorship of the Museum of Costa Rican Art, in the exhibition “Metaphors of power” organized by the Museum in commemoration of the birth of Leonardo Da Vinci and the UNESCO declaration of International Artist’s Day ; the selection of my work under the curatorship of the ArtFlow Gallery for the collective exhibition “Self-portrait” with his book “fusion” of the same name in 2019; and the collective exhibition “La Hebra infinita: Mujeres que cuentan”, at the Calderón Guardia Museum, San José, Costa Rica, February 2021.
My works are in public and private collections in Costa Rica, Cuba, the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, Norway, Israel, Argentina and Spain. I am currently the coordinator of the Professional Improvement Commission of the Costa Rican Association of Visual Artists, ACAV, from where I implement a strategy oriented to training in Conceptual Art, Research and Curation.