Ricardo Brey

Year and place of birth: 1955, Havana, Cuba Location: Ghent, Belgium

Ricardo Brey is one of the most important contemporary Cuban artists. He moved to Belgium following his participation in Documenta IX in 1990. He takes inspiration for his hybrid conceptual work from the wealth of Afro-Cuban culture, personal memories and the myths, legends and stories of various cultures. Although his roots lie in Cuba, he sees himself as a Flemish artist who takes the European art tradition as his starting point.

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