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Cuban-born artist Esterio Segura is a 1994 graduate of the prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana.

Working in painting, sculpture and installation, Segura makes use of humorous imagery to address socially and politically charged themes from Cuban history.

He has held residencies in Banff Centre in Canada and Gasworks Gallery in London; shown in biennials in Sao Paulo, Lisbon and Havana, and has been exhibited extensively in Cuba, the United States, Germany, Spain, England, Argentina, Brazil, and elsewhere in the world.

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EDUCATION

1994   Graduated from the Superior Institute of Arts (ISA), Havana City.
1989   Graduated from the Professional School of Arts, Camagüey City, Cuba.
1985   Graduated from the Elementary School of Arts, Camagüey City, Cuba.

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012   Goodbye My Love, installation in Times Square, New York, NY
How to Be A Whale and Love a Cat, saltfineart, Laguna Beach, California
2011   El final nunca está en el horizonte, Servando Cabrera Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
De tal palo tal astilla (bipersonal with Aisar Jalil), Centro de Desarrollo de Artes Visuales,
Havana, Cuba.
2009   Lost Luggage. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana City.
2006   No todo lo que vuela se come, Galería Habana, Havana City.
2005   Personal Exposition, Center Gallery at the Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, United States.
2004  Lo secreto, Museum of Rum, Havana City.
2003  Obras de Esterio Segura, Bazacle, Río Loco festival, Toulouse, France
Todos quisieron volar (collateral to 8th Biennial of Havana), La Casona Gallery, Havana City.
Al margen del secreto (collateral public intervention to the 8th Biennial of
Havana), Santa Fe, Havana City.
2002  News which flies within me, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, United States.
2001  Del otro lado del puente, PPOW Gallery, New York.
De este lado del puente, La Casona Gallery, Havana City.
Contra la pared, Antonio Bartola Gallery, Barcelona.
00-53-7-La última llamada, Faridet Cadot Gallery, Paris.
2000  Las noticias que me vuelan dentro, La Acacia Gallery, Havana City.
1999  Espacio ocupado por un sueño, Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana City.
1997  Ópera en dos tiempos o un regalo de San Lázaro, Forum Ludwig, Aquisgran, Germany.
1996  Colibrí libando la memoria. Drawings and installations, Visual Arts Development Center, Havana City.
Birds and fish in the freezer, Gasworks Studios, Londres.
1992  Esculturas de Esterio Segura, 23 y 12 Gallery, Havana City.
1987 Exhibición itinerante de dibujos, Camagüey City, Cuba.
1986 Exhibiting of drawings at the Professional School of Art, Camagüey, Cuba.

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012  CUBA, saltfineart, Laguna Beach, California, United States
2010  En otra dimensión. Galería Habana, Havana City.
2009 Confluencias Inside. Cuban Contemporary Art. National Spanish Cultural Center Art Museum, Albuquerque, United States.
El trazo del fuego. La Cometa Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia.
Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul. Traveling around United States (Connecticut, New York,
HB PABEXPO Fair Center, Havana City.
2008 Erótica, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana City.
Cartografías de una Isla de ultramar, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana City.
2007 Casabe y Mata jíbaros, CENCREM, Havana City.
2006 Presente perfecto, Volitant Gallery, Texas, United States.
Exposition of Cuban Art, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Collective exposition of cuban art, Sacramento Gallery, Aveiro, Portugal.
2005 Escultura transeúnte, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana City.
2004 Other realities. New cuban photography, Refugium Gallery, Berlin.
Island Nations: New art from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Diaspora,
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Unites States.
Massa Damnata, Refugium Gallery, Berlin.
2003 Casa ocupada. Space Project, (collateral to 8th Biennial of Havana).
Más acá del horizonte. Contemporary Photography (collateral to 8th Biennial of Havana), San Francisco de Asís Convent, Havana City.
Maneras de inventarse una sonrisa (collateral to 8th Biennial of Havana), Visual Arts
Development Center, Havana City.
Dreamspaces, Deutsche Bank Gallery, New York.
Sentido común, Galería Habana, Havana City.
Monumental sculpture made to the Project named ¨FUTURO¨ at the USI. Havana City.
2002 El museo crece, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana City.
Atravesado, Telefónica Foundation, Madrid.
Arte cubano contemporáneo (collateral to Biennial of Sao Paulo), Marta Trava Gallery, Brasil.
16 Cuban Artists in Beirut, UNESCO Palace.
Salón de Arte Contemporáneo, Visual Arts Development Center, Havana City.
2001 Group of Cuban Art, Bronx Museum, New York.
Collection to honor the victims of the 9/11, PPOW Gallery, New York.
Cuban Art Exposition, Contemporary Art Museum, San José, Costa Rica.
2000 Cuba 2000, Espace Commines, Paris.
1999 Más allá del papel, Count Duque Palace, Madrid.
Trabajando pa´l inglés, Barbican Center, Londres.
1998 II Show of Contemporary Cuban Art, Visual Arts Development Center, Havana City.
Contemporary Art from Cuba: Irony and survival on the utopian island, The Arizona State
University Art Museum, Arizona, United States.
La Isla a flote, Der Brucker Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1997 New Art from Cuba. Utopian territories, Vancouver, Canada.
1996 Domestic Partnerships, Art in General Gallery, New York, United States.
1995 Jóvenes Artistas Cubanos, Casa del Lago, Mexico D.F.
1994 Parábolas litúrgicas, La Acacia Gallery, Havana City.
1993 Las metáforas del templo, Visual Arts Development Center, Havana City.
VI Prizewinner Show, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana City.
1991 Si Tim tiene, Tim vale (collateral to 4th Biennial of Havana), Superior Institute of Arts,
Havana City.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2005 University of South Florida, Tampa, United States.
1997 Forum Ludwig, Aquisgran, Alemania.
1996 Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta, Canada.
1995-96 Collaborations with UNESCO, INIVA and Gasworks Studio, London.