Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy

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Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy ("Diago") (Born in 1971 in Havana) is a Cuban contemporary artist[1] who graduated from San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts located in Havana, Cuba. Known worldwide, he enjoys a critical and commercial success: his work has been shown at the Venice Biennial in 1997, and at the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC, Paris) in 1999.[2]


  • 1997: Venice Biennale
  • 1999: International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC)
  • 2010-12: Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art, Havana-Pittsburgh-New York City-Cambridge, Ma.
  • 2013: Drapetomania: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba [3]


  • 1995: “Juan Francisco Elso” Prize (Académie des Beaux-Arts de Cuba)
  • 1999: “Maratier” Award (Kikoine)
  • 2000: “Abril 2000” Prize (UJC Nacional)


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