Duvier del Dago
(b. Villa Clara, 1976)
Duvier del Dago is a graduate of the Provincial School of Arts in Trinidad (1995) and the Superior Institute of Art in Havana (2001). He was a member of DUPP Gallery, a project directed by René Francisco Rodríguez. His has participated in two editions of the Havana Biennial: in 2006, with his project Bungalow, and in 2000, with One, Two, Three, Testing..., while he was still a student and a member of DUPP. This installation was awarded the 2000 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts. Despite his multi-disciplinary approach, del Dago never drifts far away from his pen. His installations are, frequently, tridimensional translations of his drawings. His most recent exhibitions include History Belongs to the Narrator (Afro-Asian Institute, Graz, Austria, 2014); Reincarnation (collateral to the 11th Havana Biennial. La Cabaña Fortress, 2012); Intelligence Defense and Security (Odile Ouizeman Gallery, Paris, France, 2011); Levity (10th Cuenca Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador, 2009); Sea (Derouin Foundation, Montreal, Canada, 2009); Plastic Girl (Ángel Romero Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2007); Holiday (La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba, 2010); Memory Stick (23 y 12 Art Center, Havana, Cuba, 2008); The Jump (Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico DF, Mexico, 2008) and Flash Back (Habana. Gallery, Havana, Cuba, 2004). He has been artist in residence at institutions such as the Atelier Calder in Saché, France (2014); the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont (2013); Cité International des Arts in Paris, France (2009); and the Artistic Creation Laboratory at Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France (2006-2007), among others. In 2000 he received the National Curatorship Award granted by the National Council of Visual Arts of the Cuban Ministry of Culture (with DUPP Gallery) for the exhibition With an Abstracted Thinking.