Antonia Eiriz, disfigured the world with her eyes. An acid and intense world, which she expressed in her works, to criticize the paradox of our existence. Antonia Eiriz was born in Havana in 1929. She graduated in 1957 in the National School of Fine Arts "San Alejandro" in Havana. She was professor, teacher of generations in the National School of Art Instructors of Havana, between 1962 and 1964. And from 1965 to 1969, she taught at the National School of Art (ENA) in Havana. The work of Antonia grew and matured along with the Cuban revolutionary process, although it never followed the currents of Socialist Realism that was also consolidated in Cuba in those years. She remained very close to the members of the group Los Once, although a little away from their tendencies, Antonia was a strong influence for generations of artists who would come later.
The works of Antonia Eiriz, have a deep tear, a pain that is evident in the gestuality of its protagonists, the range of dark colors and the sinister that appears in their brushstrokes. During her life, Antonia participated in important personal and collective exhibitions; exhibited for the first time in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba, in its National Salon of 1960. In 1960 also participated in the Second Inter-American Biennial of Mexico, Palace of Fine Arts, National Museum of Modern Art, Mexico and in 1961 was invited to the VI São Paulo Biennial at the Museum of Modern Art. She received important prizes, both inside and outside of Cuba, such as the First Prize in the Second Latin American Engraving Competition at the Latin American Gallery of the House of the Americas in 1963 and in 1994 she received the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in Memoriam Scholarship.