Mabel Poblet


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Mabel Poblet has recently become a large figure on the contemporary Cuban art scene. Her work demonstrates a technical mastery learned and developed at ISA and a natural ability to overlay media and trends. Her work ranges from photography, video and installations to a reinterpretation of pop and kinetic art.



born in Cienfugos, Cuba


Member of the UNEAC (Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba), Cuba

Graduated with honors / summa cum laude, student of Carlos Garaicoa, Cuba

Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba


Workshop The Art of Behavior, by Tania Bruguera, Cuba


Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana, Cuba

lives and works in Havana, Cuba

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)


Fragments of Memory, Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg, Germany


Buoyancy, In collaboration with composer Andres Levin, Cynthia-Reeves’ space, Mass MoCA Way, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts, USA

High Tide, Mitte Gallerie together with Evolución by Fugaz, Callao, Peru

Voyage Diary, CO Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile


Pop Goes The World, Salt¬, latin contemporary + Raw Salt gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Mabel Poblet, The Studio of Key West & Gallery on Greene, Key West, USA


Madeja, Hank, During Ch.ACO 2015, CO Galería, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Patria – Homeland, Collateral to the 12th Havana Biennial,Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Marea Alta, Collateral to the 12th Havana Biennia, Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba


Reverso – Reverse, ArtLima, Co Gallery, Chile, Lima, Peru


Reverso – Reverse, CEART (Art Center Tomás y Valiente), Madrid, Spain

Desapariencia – Misappearance, Enlace Contemporary Art Gallery, Lima, Peru

Situación Límite – Extreme Situation, Raquel Ponce Gallery, Madrid, Spain


Reuni¬cación familiar – Family Reuni¬cation, Collateral to the 11th Havana Biennial Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba

Hoy mi voz tiene sonido – Today my voice got a sound, Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba


De tus ojos la sal – Salt from your Eyes, Nuno Sacramento Gallery, Aveiro, Portugal

Recent Works, The Cuban Art Space, Center for Cuban Studies, New York, USA


Inventario – Inventory, The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba


Un Sueño Real – A Real Dream, Photographic Center of Cuba, Havana, Cuba


Mirando adentro – Looking Inside, The Cuban Art Space, Center for Cuban Studies, New York, USA


Ábacos – Abacuses, Cinematographic Cultural Center Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Group Exhibitions (Selection)


Art Karlsruhe @Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Karlsruhe, Germany


57 Biennale di Venezia, L’Instituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Loredan, Venice, Italy

Lima Photo, Jackie Shor – Arte, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Art x Cuba, Contemorary Perspectives since 1989, Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany

57th Venice Bienniale, Cuban Pavilion, Loredan Palace, Venice, Italy

SP Arte, Jackie Shor – Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art, Tampa Museum, Florida, USA


Art Miami, Panamerican art Proyect Miami, Miami, USA

Force and blood, Imaginaries of the flag in Cuban art, Grand Theater Alicia Alonso, Havana, Cuba

Artxiomas, Museo de Arte de las Américas, Washington DC, USA

Re ejos – Re ections, Jad Perera Gallery, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka


Artceleration, Art Basel Miami 2015, Macaya Gallery, Miami, USA

Feria Chaco – Fair Chaco, NGart Gallery & Galeria Collage Habana, Santiago de Chile, Chile

HB. Muestra de Arte Contemporáneo Cubano – HB. Exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Art, Collateral to the 12th Havana Biennial Pabexpo, Havana, Cuba


4ta Bienal del Fin del Mundo – 4th Biennal of the End of the World, Mar del Plata, Argentina

Parte, PHS Projects, Sao Pablo, Brazil

6to Salón de Arte Contemporáneo Cubano – 6th Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art, CDAV (Center for the Development of Visual Arts), Havana, Cuba

Rodando se Encuentran – They Meet Rolling, Collection of the Visual Arts National Council, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China


Houston Fine Art Fair, Collage Habana Gallery & Villa Manuela, Reliant Center, Houston, USA

Slick Art, Uprising Caribbean Art (In English in the original), Paris, France

Art Fair México, Co Gallery Chile, DF (Mexico City), Mexico

I Bienal de Sur – First Biennial of the South, Figali Convention Center, Panama, Panama


Solo Project, Houston Fine Art Fair, La Casona Gallery, Reliant Center, Houston, USA

Un Olor que entra por mi ventana – A Smell Coming through my Window, 11th Habana Biennal, The Rum Museum Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Artmonaco´12, La Acacia Gallery Havana, Monaco, Monaco


ArtBo – Bogotá Art Fair, Villa Manuela Gallery Havana, Bogota, Colombia

Art Moscow – Moscow Art, Collage Habana Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Arte Cubano en Daejeon – Cuban Art in Daejeon, Daejeon Art Museum, Daejeon, South Korea

Huella Múltiple – Multiple Traces, London Print Studio, London, UK


Cuban Women Artists (In English in the original), Center for Cuban Studies, New York, USA

Cuba Pinta Guayasamín – Cuba Paints Guayasamín, Oswaldo Guayasamín House Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Arte Cubana em Coimbra – Cuban Art at Coimbra, Arte e Centro de Mutualismo Gallery, Coimbra, Portugal


Lisbon Art Fair, Nuno Sacramento Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

Cambio y Fuera – Over and Out, High Institute of Art, 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Mañana será demasiado tarde – Tomorrow will be too late, International Press Center, 10th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba


Si una noche de invierno un viajero – If on a Winter Night, Some Traveller…, High Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba

ArtMadrid – Madrid Art Fair, Servando Gallery, Havana, Madrid, Spain

25 y uno Quemao – 25 and one burned, High Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba


Muro de Agua – Water Wall, Sacramento Gallery, Aveiro, Portugal

Cuba: Women Artists in the Revolution (In English in the original), Anderson Gallery, Harmon Fine Arts Center, Drake University, Des Moines, USA


San Alejandro Academy, 9th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Huella Múltiple – Multiple Traces, Saint Francis of Assisi Convent, 5th Edition 9th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Cuban Heat, A Show of Sensual Art from Cuba (In English in the original), Center for Cuban Studies, New York, USA


Salon September 5th, Center of Art, Cienfuegos, Cuba

De la nada al todo – From Nothing to Everything, José Antonio Díaz Peláez Gallery, San Alejandro Academy, Havana, Cuba


Salon September 5th, Art Center, Cienfuegos, Cuba

Manténgase alejado del alcance de los niños – Keep out of Reach of Children, Trinidad, Cuba


Teachers and Students First Encounter, Visual Arts School Benny Moré, Cienfuegos, Cuba

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