(b. Havana, 1958)
José Franco graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts (1978) and the Superior Institute of Art (1983) both in Havana. From 1982 through 1987 he was a member of the group 4x4, alongside artists Moisés Finalé, Gustavo Acosta and Carlos Alberto García. Franco also taught at the Superior Institute of Art. His solo shows include Sueño con Daín (Dreaming about Daín) at La Rama Dorada Gallery in Panama City, Panama, 1999; Extraños encuentros (Strange Meetings) at Der Brücke Contemporary Art Gallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1997; La escritura de Dios (God’s Scripture) at Banco Patricios Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1995; Pinturas, dibujos e instalaciones (Paintings, Drawings and Installations) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Panama City, Panama, 1994; Energía natural (Natural Energy) at Félix Gallery in Caracas, Venezuela, 1993; Ecology vs. Technology at The Space Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts, 1992; and Riing..! Grrr...! at La Fuerza Castle in Havana, 1990.