(b. Havana, 1971)
Raúl Cordero studied at San Alejandro School of Fine Arts and the Superior Institute of Industrial Design, both in Havana, Cuba. He also studied at the Graphic Media Development Centre in The Hague, Netherlands. He has taught at the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, the San Francisco Art Institute, California and The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio. His most important exhibitions include Raúl Cordero (Walter & McBean Galleries. San Francisco Art Institute, California, 2001); Three Paintings (Habana Gallery, Havana, 2002); Raúl Cordero 1996-2001 (Palacio de Abrantes, University of Salamanca, Spain, 2002); The Rolling Landmark (Absolute International Biennial, Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2003); Expenditures (MYTO Gallery, Liste, Basel, Switzerland, 2007); Last Visions of the Hero (Open Studio, Havana, Cuba, 2009); Raúl Cordero: Painting as a State of Mind (Project room at CIRCA, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2009); Hendrickje (Servando Gallery, Havana, Cuba, 2009); and Make it Plain (MagnanMetz Gallery, New York, 2010). His works are part of the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art in Havana, Cuba; the Champ Libre Foundation in Montreal, Canada; the Columbus Museum of Arts in Columbus, Ohio; the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, California; the Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem, Netherlands; the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Gent, Belgium; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California.