(b. Havana, 1964)
Ciro Quintana graduated from the “20 de Octubre” Elementary School of Visual Arts (1979), the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts (1983) and the Superior Institute of Art (1987), all in Havana. He also attended a Photoengraving Workshop at the Cuban Photographic Library in Havana in 1989 and an International Workshop on Silkscreen at the René Portocarrero Serigraphy Workshop in 1990, both in Havana. He has received several awards, including an Honorable Mention at the 4th International Triennial of Drawing in Wroclaw, Poland (1988); and the Gold Medal at the First Biennial of the Caribbean and Central America in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1989). In 1996, he received a fellowship from the Southern Art Federations and the National Endowment for the Arts; and in 1997 the “Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Artists at Giverny” Fellowship, granted by the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France. His works are part of the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, the Pori Art Museum in Pori, Finland; the Peter Ludwig Collection in Cologne, Germany; the Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Carla Stellweg Gallery in New York, NY; Krings-Ernst Gallery in Cologne, Germany; the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany.