Rafael Queneditt

(b. Havana, 1942 - d. havana, 2016)

Rafael Queneditt studied at the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, and specialized in sculpture and printmaking. His work at the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the Cuban National Archive gave him special access to the expansive scope of Cuban history, as well as other core aspects of the island’s culture. During his time at the National Archive, Queneditt met important historians such as Julio Le Riverend, José Luciano Franco, Pedro Deschamps Chapeaux, Rogelio Martínez Furé, among other culturally prominent figures in the the island. Queneditt worked as historian Julio Le Riverend’s secretary, which permitted him to deepen his study of the historical and cultural ties derived from the African presence in the history of the Antilles. He was a member of Grupo Antillano (1975-1985), a group of Cuban artists who represented the African roots of Cuban national identity.

Selected Works