Eduardo Roca Salazar "Choco"
(b. Santiago de Cuba, 1949)
Eduardo Roca Salazar "Choco" graduated from the Art Instructors School in 1965 and from the National School of Art in Havana in 1970. He also studied at the School of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana. He has worked as a professor in Havana and offered courses on engraving in Spain and the United States. He is a member of the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and of the UNESCO International Association of Art (IAA). He has organized numerous individual exhibitions in Cuba and abroad. Among the national and foreign awards received by him are the Engraving Award at the National Young Visual Arts Salon (1977), the Honorary Medal at the Graphic Arts Exhibition in Bulgaria (1981), the First Prize for Small Format Engraving in Galicia, Spain (1984), the First Prize in Drawing at the UNEAC National Visual Arts Exhibition (1986), and the Grand Prix at the 4th International Engraving Triennial Exhibition in Kochi, Japan (1999). His works are part of numerous cultural institutions in Cuba and around the world.