born 1973 in Pinar del Río, Cuba – lives and works in Havana, Cuba
The Cuban artist Iván Capote is fascinated by text and the power of words. By changing details of single terms and or short sentences, the artist plays and explores the connection of text and image and their proximity. His three-dimensional word installations function as autonomous objects as well as visual poetry, that often calls to critically investigate existing social and political norms in Cuba. Capote´s artworks often take on an interactive role: They silently ask the visitor to remain and look closely. Shown at the Havana Biennial and in many institutions in Cuba and abroad, Capote is an essential representative of contemporary Cuban conceptualists and was among the represented artists at the Cuban pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2017.