1     an exclusive artwork

I NEVER LEFT CUBA, but American pop icons have always been very present here. In 2012, I dropped off a two-metre high version of the Statue of Liberty on the Malecón, Havana’s famous esplanade. Then, I wrote a letter to the United States Interests Section in Cuba and I gave the sculpture to the American people as a gift for Independence Day. Being an artist, I think I have a responsibility to unite people.”
— Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara

Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara is on Wondereur because influential curators such as Catherine Sicot believe he is important and on the rise.

An original Sculpture by Havana-based artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara exclusively curated for Wondereur by award-winning curator Catherine Sicot.

Edition of 1

Original Sculpture

30 x 15 x 10
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SIGNED by the artist

2     a top curator pick

Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara curated by award-winning curator Catherine Sicot

Catherine sicot bio circle
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.”


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.

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3     an investigative photo documentary

Exclusive 24-page photo documentary from our investigative journalist team in collaboration with award-winning photojournalist Orlando García García. Location: Havana, Cuba. Copyright Wondereur 2023.

MEET with artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara curated by award-winning curator Catherine Sicot.

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Orlando García García studied industrial design while pursuing photography with his twin brother, Eduardo García. Together, they have participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Cuba and outside the country, including Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, and the U.S. Orlando’s work has been published in the Havana Times.

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4     an artist to invest in

Exclusive career analysis and market overview from our investigative journalist team.

GET the facts behind Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara’s success, career development and price. The value of his art is expected to significantly increase in the next few years.

1 in the last 2 years
9 in the last 2 years
3 in the last 2 years
Including Gran Premio en la Exposición José Fowler
Price Relative Indicator
Career Span
10 years
Prestige Category - Exhibition Venues

Key Dates

2015 Top artist pick for award-winning curator Catherine Sicot for Wondereur
2015 "Materialización del objeto soñado III," Mall Excelsior, Asunción Biennial, Paraguay
2015 "Entre, Dentro, Fuera/Between, Inside, Outside," Cuba Pavillion, Havana Biennial XII, Cuba
2015 "Hors Pistes: La Primavera del amor," Artist in Residence, Havana, Cuba
2014 "Diga lo que quiera y nadie sabrá quien lo dijo," Group show, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba
2013 "Con todos y para el bien de unos cuantos (Los perros también van al cielo and La Caridad nos une)," Performances, Cuba
2012 "Reciclaje y Resistencia: Arte Pirata," Group show, Galería Luz y Oficios, Havana, Cuba
1987 Born in Cuba

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara's Brain Map

Delve into this sculptor's universe by exploring the artists and thinkers who have played an important role in his process. This Wondereur investigation reveals this larger creative context, both past and present.

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