Born in Cuba in 1967, Carlos Garaicoa's work speaks of the past and present through memory, decay, desire, architecture, utopia and the relationship between reality and fiction. The city as a representation of individual and collective memory has been a recurring subject in his work.
Garaicoa's collaborations with Factum Arte have favored the development of projects technically linked to his conceptual interests, such as blind-embossing on paper (as seen in the subversive relief messages of Frases) or his architectural additions to images of buildings and landscapes:Para transformar la palabra política en hechos, finalmente II or his Reversal dyptichs.
In September 2010 a solo exhibition in Matadero Madrid features tapestries made from high resolution photographs taken on the streets of Havana, Cuba, and woven on a computer operated Jacquard loom in Belgium.
Since then, his tapestries have been featured in several exhibitions such as Penelope's Labour: Weaving Words and Images (Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 2011) or Arachne's Return (Scheublein Fine Art Gallery, 2012). New collaborations in polystyrene, bone and ceramics have emerged and are underway.
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