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 “Cara a cara”, two-person
project with Jacques Villeglé in the Brownstone Foundation, Paris, France; “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 “Landlord Colors: On
Art, Economy, and Materiality”, Cranbrook Art Museum of Michigan, USA; “Illness
has a Colour”, side exhibition to the XIII Havana Biennial that took place at
Estudio 50; “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, The Armory Show, Untitled Art Fair, ARCO Madrid,
Expo Chicago and LISTE Art Fair Basel.
In 2015 she was awarded with the EFG Bank &
ArtNexus Acquisition Prize, Bogota, Colombia. She has also received the Cast
Research Residency, Melbourne, Australia (2016) and the JustMad Residency,
Asturias, Spain (2017).