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Liset Castillo was born in 1974 in Camagüey, Cuba. She lives and works between Amsterdam and New York.






de Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands




Higher Institute of Art, (ISA) Havana, Cuba




Professional Art School, Camaguey, Cuba




Vocational Art School, Luis Casas Romero, Camaguey, Cuba


Selected Solo Exhibitions



Huma Studies, LMNT gallery, Miami




Liset Castillo-Inti Hernandez, Bonelli Arte Contemporanea, Mantova




Pain is Universal but so is Hope, Black & White Gallery, New York

Liset Castillo 2003-2006, UCR California Museum of Photografy, Riverside, USA




Lisette Castillo, Associazione Contemporaneamente, Milan

Western Civilization, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Miami, USA




Johanas Phil – Liset Castillo, Black & White Gallery, New York




Departure Point, Galerie Refugium, Berlin




Liquid City, Palace H. Noordwijk, Aan Zee, Den Haag, The Nederlands

Liquid City, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Nederlands




From Palo Cagao to Palo Alto, Public Sculpture at Djerassi Sculpture Site, San Francisco




Estampa es Tampa, Servado Cabrera Moreno Galley, collaborative project with Ludving Fondation from Cuba and Graphicstudio, University South Florida, USF, USA

Ibrahim Miranda – Liset Castillo, presentation at Graphicstudio, work in process and art lecture, University South Florida (USF), Tampa, Florida




Cosas del Querer, Wifredo Lam Center for Contemporary Art, Havana




Beyond the view, Ludwing Foundation of Cuba, Havana


Selected Group Exhibitions



The No Place, curated  by Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn, Rotunda Gallery, New York                       




10th Havana Biennial, Integration and Resistance in the Global Age, Havana

The Edge of Intent, Museum of Contemporary Photography, MoCP, Chicago




Latino Latino, Arte Contemporanea Latino Americano, curated by Raffaella Guidobono, Trip, Napoli, Lamarque Museum, Pallazzo della Vicaria, San Francesco in Trapani, Italy

Sand, The Parrish Art Museum, The Hamptons, New York

Via Simbolica, curated by Sarah Tanguy, St. Mary’s College, Maryland

Paradiso Terrestre, BonelliLAB, Canneto sull’Oglio, Mantova

(De)Construct, Hof & Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam

Itinerarios, Marcelino Botin Foundation, Santander, Spain





Infinite Island, Contemporary Caribbean Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

El Barrio Museum, X- Files Biennial, New York

Stumbling Towards Paradise, UCR California Museum of Photography, Riverside, USA




Paris Photo 2006, Paris

The Sanctuary and the Scrum, curated by David Hunt, Black & White Gallery, New York

Grand Oppening, Volitant Gallery, Austin, Texas




Black & White Gallery, New York

Latinoamerican Artists at Graphicstudio, Print and Multiples, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Tampa Bay Art Festival, Tampa, Florida

Omni Art Miami III, Miami

May Open Studios at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

L’Arte Il Torchio 2005, Art and the Printing Press, Cremona




Landings, Conkal Arte Contemporaneo / CAC. Ex Convent of Conkal, Conkal, Yucatan

Poskort fra Cuba, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway




8th Havana Biennial, Art and Life, Militar Park, La Cubana, Havana

Lost Territories, Schröder Galerie, Den Haag, Olanda

Havana Voorbij de Cliches, Pictura, Dordrecht, the Nederlands




Introducing the Contemporary Collection: The Artist as Guide, Mackey Gallery, Houston, Texas

Liquid City, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands




From the Negative, Part Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, USA

From the Negative, Museum of North Dakota, North Dakota, USA


Fellowhips, Artist in residence and Awards



The Pollock-Krasner Fellowship




Marcelino Botin Fellowship, Santander, Spain




Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York




International Studio and Curatorial Program ( ISCP ), New York




Mondriaan Stichting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands




Cintas Fellowship, Institute of International Education, New York




De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands




Graphicstudio, University South Florida, Tampa, Florida




Djerassi Resident Artist Programm, Woodside, San Francisco, California


Principal Collections


The Museum of Contemporary Photography, MoCP, Chicago, USA

Marcelino Botin Foundation Collection, Santander, Spain

Progressive Collection, Mayfield Village, Ohio, USA

West Collection, Philadelfia, USA

Lippes Collection, USA

Frost Art Museum at Miami International University, Cintas Collection, Miami

FMO Bank Kunst Collectie , Den Haag, The Netherlands

Polk Museum of Art, ( Permanent Collection), Lakeland, Florida

Allen & Overy Collection, Apollo House , Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida

Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Graphicstudio Collection, University South Florida, Tampa




-Arte Al Dia Internacional, by Julia Hertzberg on the 10th Havana Biennial, 2009

-Sand: Memory Meaning and Metaphor, The Parrish Art Museum, 2008

-Catalogue "Integration and Resistance in the Global Age", 10th Havana Biennial, 2009

- “Infinite Island”, Catalogue, Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2007

- Art Nexus, December 2007

- The New York Times, Friday, September 21, 2007, Page E27, By Benjamin Genocchio,

-Art News, November 2007, By Lamar Clarkson, Reviews, New York

-Art News, December 2006, National Reviews by Elisa Turner, Liset Castillo at Luis Adelantado Gallery, Miami

-Arte al Dia, Review by Amalia Caputo, November 2006,

-Art News, December 2005, Critic’s Pick, by Rachel Somerstein

-The New York Art World, December 2005, by Mary Horbacek,

-L’ Arte E Il Torchio 2005, Art and the Printing Press, Cremona, Italy

-Catalogue: Landings, 2004, by Conkal Arte Contemporaneo/CAC, Curator: Joan Duran and texts of Eugenia Montalvan

-Art Nexus, March 2004, 8va Bienale de la Habana, Havana

-Art Forum , February issue, 2004, 8th Havana Bienale, by Christian Crattemeyer

-Art Papers, February issue, 2004, by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz

-The Washington Post, Sunday, November 16, 2003; by Blake Gopnik page N01, In Havana, an Air of Possibility

- Catalogue: Bienal De la Habana, 2003, “ El Arte con la Vida” By Antonio Zaya and the Center for Contemporary Art “Wïfredo Lam”

-WeeklyPlanet NEWS, September 14-20, 2000, pages 15, The Joung Cubans By Susan Edwards

-NY ARTS Magazine, Vol.5 no, 11, 2000,Ibrahim Miranda-Liset Castillo by William Jeffet

-Star Tribune, September 8, 2000, pages 23,24, Embargo o no, 12 Cuban photographers converge on a Minneapolis gallery, by Mary Abbe

-Art Cuba: the new generation /edited and with an introduction by Holly Block; essays by Gerardo Mosquera, [et al,]; translated from the Spanish by Cola Franzen and Marguerite Feitlowitz

-WeeklyPlanet NEWS August 2002, page 12, Where I Come From By Preston Whaley Jr

-ST Petersburg Times, published on July 28, 2002, “A New Light Shines” by Lennie Bennett,

-WeeklyPlanet NEWS October 22, 2002, Best Multicultural Exibition (tie) Graphicstudio,

Two Cuban Artists