SPECIALISING IN CUBAN ART

Having launched the Havana Cultura Visual Art Project with independent curator Yuneikys Villalonga in 2010, Flora Fairbairn is very familiar with Cuban contemporary art and how interest in it has surged over the last 10 or so years. The aim of the Havana initiative was to encourage and support the production of art by young Cuban artists through artistic scholarships and mentorships, to build a corporate collection of Cuban contemporary art, and to create a Cuban art database.  In 2012 Flora and Yuneikys co-curated an exhibition of Cuban art during the Havana Biennial and have continued to collaborate together ever since. Flora has led several tours of Cuban studios and most recently co-curated the exhibition Endurance: Cuban Artists Today, an online exhibition co-curated with Elvis Fuentes and Gabriela M. Fernandez for Collectionair.