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Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara curated by award-winning curator Catherine Sicot
“Codifications and set formulas do not condition self-taught artists; it eventually goes the other way around. Although he's a master of DIY, this artist’s main talent may be his freedom. The flamboyant art of Luis Manuel is in dialogue with Damien Hirst and Michael Jackson, with the Pope and with his next-door neighbour in El Cerro, Havana, Cuba.”
AWARD-WINNING CURATOR • ELEGOA • OAKVILLE GALLERIES • MAM PARIS
Catherine Sicot's unconventional curatorial practice develops on the edges of the white cube. Catherine has built a reputation as a fearless art producer facilitating international art collaborations with underserved communities in Canada, France and Cuba. During the 2012 Havana Biennial, she co-curated MAC/SAN, an ephemeral international contemporary art museum in a suburb of Havana. Since 2014, she has been developing La Primavera del Amor, a platform for intercultural research and art production in Cuba. In 2015, in conjunction with the 12th Havana Biennial, she launched "Hors Pistes: La Primavera del amor” first edition of Hors-Pistes Festival in Havana, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou’s (Hors-Pistes Programme) and local partners. She has collaborated in the development of the Sophie La Rosière Project with Iris Häussler since 2013.