(b. Havana, 1966)
Elio Rodríguez graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts (1984) and the Superior Institute of Art (1989), both in Havana. He has attended fellowships and residencies at institutions such as the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2015); The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2010); and El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera in Buffalo, New York (2003). His most recent solo exhibitions include Presión Contenida (Contained Pressure) at Charpa Gallery in Valencia, Spain (2015); Corridas y Venidas at Breese Little Gallery in London, United Kingdom (2014); Ceiba Negra (Black Ceiba) at L ́Escorxador Contemporary Art Center in Elche, Alicante, Spain (2009); and Remakes at the Frick Fine Arts Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2007). His works are part of the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana; New Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey; the AMBA Foundation in Brazil; the City Hall in Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium; the Humor Museum in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba; the Center for Cuban Studies in New York; and the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.