Chuli Herrera 

 

Born in Camagüey in 1987. Educated as an art instructor at the Faculty of Arts "Nicolas Guillen Batista" in Camagüey, from which he graduated in 2006, Chuli Herrera continues his training at the Pedagogical University "José Marti" of Camagüey (2011). Since 2007, his first solo exhibition "Memory of a Contemporary Versatility", at the gallery of the Faculty of Camagüey, spotted in the world of Cuban visual arts as an artist with effective and innovative works. , digital photography and interactive installations, Chuli Herrera focuses on the social relations and benefits offered by new technologies in the era of social networks.In 2013 also, he won the prize of the 18th Visual Arts Fair Fidelio Ponce de Camagüey.

 

In 2014, Chuli directed the Be One exhibition at the Latin American and Caribbean Center in Beijing, featuring women, men, the elderly and the people of the East, motivated by architecture. , gastronomy and the bonds of friendship between Cuba and China. In 2015, with the Cielo project presented at the XII Biennial of Havana, Chuli Herrera definitively becomes a place in the vast panorama of Cuban visual arts. Via social networks, he asks people around the world to send him a photo of their sky. He then collects images and, after reworking the snapshots, he transforms them into paintings. Will the public see some of the skies of many countries or the great representation of one and only sky? The limits are created by the man. Thus, through this project Chuli Herrera questions the urgency of questioning the reality and plurality of impressions, but also reminds us of the need to sensitize the public to the fact that we are part of a whole, the world, which we must protect against to ecological disasters. For the past few years, his work has been marked by the constant relation of subordinate images to the emotions and internal and external situations that the human being constantly experiences.

 

Chuli Herrera has already exhibited in several countries in South America, China, the Netherlands and Italy. He has received numerous awards in Cuba and is a member of UNEAC (Association of Cuban Artists and Writers) and AHS (Association of Young Cuban Artists).