Departure Point Series #3, 2003, C-print on Dibond, 50” x 67”

Liset Castillo Valdés (b. 1974, Camagüey) Educated at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Castillo works have involved elaborate sand constructions that she describes as “conceptually focused on the representation of the impermanence, vulnerability and nomadic aspects of contemporary art.” Since 2000, Castillo has lived in the Netherlands, where she participated in a residency with de Ateliers, an international artist’s institute in Amsterdam.  In 2002, she was selected to participate in New York City’s International Studio and Curatorial Program, continuing her work on the exploration of what she calls artificial nature. Castillo’s work has been shown in the United States, South America and Europe. It is in the permanent collections of Allen & Overy in Amsterdam, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Fla., the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Antonio Pérez Foundation in Cuenca, Spain. (Cintas for art, 2003-2004)

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