1978, La Habana, Cuba
Diana Fonseca is a creator interested in dismantling, almost
obsessively, the simple things of life, and everyday events. Perhaps for that
reason, or because of the lyrical propensity of her work, she catches varied
images of reality and interconnects them in narratives that talk about
disparity and inconsistencies; about contemporary life and visual saturation;
about emptiness and banality.
Graduated from the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) in 2005,
Diana is one of the most interesting contemporary Cuban artists. She has
performed numerous personal exhibitions both inside and outside the island.
Among her most interesting solo projects we can find “Diana Fonseca”, presented
at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, USA, “Viaje a la semilla”, two-person
show developed with Aimée García at Factoria Habana, and “Extraña verdad”, at
El Apartamento, both in Havana, Cuba. Her work has been included in collective
exhibitions of relevance such as “The Cuban Matrix” (Torrence Art Museum, LA,
USA), “Wild Noise” (Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA), “Fireflies in the
Night” (Stravos Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece), and “Transhumance,
Beyond Cuban Horizons” (CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium). She has also
participated in important fairs: ArtBo Art Fair 2016, The Armory Show 2017
(with a solo project) and Untitled Art Fair 2017.
In 2015 she was awarded with the EFG Bank &
ArtNexus Acquisition Prize, Bogota, Colombia. She has also received the JustMad
Residency, Asturias, Spain (2017) and the Cast Research Residency, Melbourne,