Lázaro Saavedra – Biography
Havana, 1964. Graduated in 1988 from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, specialising in painting. He has taught Plastic Arts at the Faculty of Artistic Education of the ISPEJV, at the San Alejandro National Academy of Plastic Arts and at the Faculty of Plastic Arts of the ISA. He has held numerous solo and joint exhibitions both in Cuba and abroad, in which he has combined his conceptual work with different means of expression – installations, the body, new media, and others. He has has been granted different residencies and grants in Germany, Canada, Cuba, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Italy. He has collaborated with illustrations and design for alternative publications such as Albur, Credo, Memoria de la Postguerra and Enema. He was a member of the Puré group, the Pilón project, and the Enema collective. Creator of the I-MEIL Gallery (2007), a work that uses e-mail as a means of artistic creation. For the results achieved in his teaching career, the ISA awarded him the Diploma for Pedagogical Merit in 2000 and the Diploma of Honour in 2007. He holds the distinction for National Culture in 1999 and the National Prize for Plastic Arts in 2014, among others.