1978, La Habana, Cuba
Diana Fonseca (Havana, Cuba, 1978) 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 speeches that talk about disparity and inconsistencies; about contemporary life and visual saturation; about emptiness and banality. Graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (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 are Diana Fonseca, which was held at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, USA. Her work has been included in collective relevance exhibitions such as CAM Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum. Wilmington, USA; Fireflies in the Night, Stravos Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Athens, Greece; La madre de todas las artes, at the Centro de Arte Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; Transhumance, Beyond Cuban Horizons, at the CAB Art Center in Brussels, Belgium and Dilated Biography, Contemporary Cuban Narratives, at the School of Fine Arts, Boston, USA.
During 2015 she was awarded the EFG Bank & ArtNexus Acquisition Prize, Bogotá and recently she receive JustMad Residency, Asturias, Spain (2017) and Cast Research, Melbourne, Australia (2016).