Ariamna Contino


Contino was born in 1984 in Havana, Cuba; and attended the San Alejandro Academy in the same city.

Her work has been included in several important exhibition in Cuba and outside, among those we can mention a Collateral exhibition to the Havana Biennial, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba Havana (2008); Project Group, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Collateral to the 11th Biennial of Havana, Cuba (2012); Cuban Contemporary Art Salon, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana, Cuba (2014); and the XII Havana Biennial (2015).

She is particularly known by two series: Arsenal and Camino al Eden. In Arsenal she represents weapons that have been involved in massacres but not in wars. Camino al Eden seems at first renderings of Latin American landscapes, however, it is the corridors through which drugs travel from South America to the United States. Images that appears to be idyllic landscapes are in fact representation of the paths for drug trafficking. These incidents were registered abundantly in the media, which become an essential source of information and inspiration for Contino. Her work is intentionally monochrome and present us with the inherent contradiction between what represents the subject matter and the beauty of the technique used.

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