Adonis Ferro, born in Havana in 1986 started practicing art at the tender age of 18. Ferro, unlike most practicing artists in Cuba did not attend art school at a secondary school or higher education level. The artist, in fact, began his educational career studying computer science. At the age of 18 Ferro began painting large scales canvases which formed the basis of his global success. His canvasses hold a Doig-esque style and character. His subject matter ranges from the picturesque to social critique and commentary. Many of his more recent works contain ironic details that hark back to the earlier works of Lázaro Saavedra.

Ferro has recently expanded his oeuvre to include performance based works, with the documentation being video clips or photographs of the process. His work, consisting of various performance based interventions were displayed as part of the official 12th Havana Biennial throughout the city. The performances consisted of an organised concert where participants were invited up to the stage to play soundless music at the Pabellón Cuba, a reality television show held at the same location and interventions at the Cine Yara on the L and 23 in Vedado. Ferro’s performances challenge viewers and participants to think critically about the act they are witnessing and participating in and the way these actions can be translated onto a larger societal level.

Adonis Ferro, considered one of the brightest young Cuban artists, has displayed across the American continent as well as showing in parts of Europe. Ferro’s work is also widely collected. His works can be found in collections in the U.S.A., Italy, England, Switzerland, Mexico, France, Spain, Iceland, Argentina, the Czech Republic, Brussels and of course Cuba. 

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