The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, named after Cuba's most famous artist of Afro-Chinese origins, Wifredo Lam, was inaugurated in 1983. The Centre located in an eighteenth-century building in Plaza de la Catedral, was formally the residence of the Counts of Peñalver. Dedicated to the study, research and exhibition of peripheral art, the Centro Wifredo Lam has been home to the international Havana Biennial since its inception in 1984. Holding an extensive collection of Cuban art from the early 20th century to modern day, coupled with its unending support and promotion of contemporary Cuban art, the Centro has exhibited widely across the world, proving to have a large international presence at other biennials and art fairs. Owned by the state, the Director of the Centro, Jorge Fernandez Torres, has an extensive background in Art History and managing large scale art institutions. The tour will be conducted in tandem with specialist curators from the Centro Wifredo Lam.