Bio

Laura Salas Redondo (Havana, 1988), lives between Havana, Paris and Biella.

She began her studies in Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana and later obtained her degree in the Catholic Institute of Paris. She continued her master’s studies at the Paris-Sorbonne faculty (Paris IV) in the option of Contemporary Art. Since 2014 she has worked as an independent curator with artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Daniel Buren, Anish Kapoor, Nikhil Chopra, Shilpa Gupta, etc. And also with young Cuban artists like Jose Yaque, Alejandro Campins, Susana Pilar, Reynier Leyva Novo, among others.

She curated various projects for the 12 Havana Biennial. Collaborates regularly with Galleria Continua (San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Havana) specifically with its headquarters in Cuba.

Since August of the year 2015 has coordinated the embassies of Rebirth / Tercer Paraíso by Michelangelo Pistoletto and in particular has developed the project in Cuba. She was the curator of the two editions of the Forum Rebirth “Geographies of transformation” in Havana (2015 and 2016), leading the laboratory (cantiere) that results from each of these events. Director of the editorial project “Cantiere”, a publication of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto that is developed in Cuba to accompany the project Third Paradise of Pistoletto.

Laura was the co-curator of Pistoletto’s personal exhibition at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Cuba in November 2016.

She curated in May 2017 the personal exhibition of the Cuban artist Susana Pilar in Venice during the 57th Biennial at ICIVenice. Organized the edition of the Forum Rebirth 2017 “Geographies of Transformation” by Michelangelo Pistoletto in Havana. In October of 2017 curated the exhibition “Soy Cuba?” in Milan, Italy and in December of the same year  the exhibiton “The Invisible Cities” in Havana, Cuba, both collective exhibitions.

 

    • 2008 to 2011 – Bachelor of Art History, University of Havana.
    • 2013 – Bachelor in Art History, Institut Catholique de Paris.
    • 2014 – Master Degree in Art History, Contempory Art speciality, Paris-Sorbonne (IV). Subject: “The Camouflage in the Contemporary Art”.
  • Exhibition Coordination.

    • Group show “Anclados en el territorio” –with the artists: Carlos Garaicoa, Susana Pilar, Reynier Leyva Novo, Alejandro Campins, José Yaque and Elizabet Cerviño at Galleria Continua, Havana, Cuba, November 2015.
    • Activities of Galleria Continua for the French Month, Havana, Cuba, April 2016:
      – “Kamouflage”, mural by Pascale Marthine Tayou, at the French Embassy in Cuba, in collaboration with the students of the University of Arts (ISA).
      – Group show “Ensemble” with the artists: Etel Andan, Daniel Buren, Kader Attia and Pascale Marthine Tayou at Galleria Continua.
    • Jannis Kounellis​’s​ solo show, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba, November 2016.
    • José Yaque’s solo show in David Gill’s Gallery, London, United Kingdom, Febraury 2017.
    • Follow-up of production, transportation and setting up of the works of José Yaque and Reynier Leyva Novo at the Cuban Pavilion at the 57° Venice’s Biennale, Venice, Italy, May 2017.
    • “Nido sin árbol”  group show, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba, November 2016.
    • “Cuba mi amor” group exhibition in Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, October 2017 – April 2018
    • Masterclass of Daniel Buren at University of Arts (ISA), Cuba, Havana, May 2015.
    • Masterclass of Michelangelo Pistoletto at University of Arts (ISA), Cuba, Havana, May 2015.
    • Pascale Marthine Tayou and Hamlet Fernandez at Galleria Continua, Cuba, Havana, April 2016.
    • Nicolas Bourriaud and Jorge Fernandez at Galleria Continua, Cuba, Havana, April 2016.
    • Conversation led by Hans-Ulrich Obrist with Michelangelo Pistoletto, Simone fattal, Mehdi Meklat, Abdellah Taïa at VNH Gallery, France, Paris, October 2017.
    • Coordination of the lecture of Michelangelo Pistoletto at the MNBA, December 2016
  • Faculty of Arts and Letters at Havana University about the history of Galleria Continua, invited by the curator and artist Hilda Maria Rodriguez, Cuba, Havana, May 2016.

    Duo presentation with Erick Gonzalez at International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, Casa de las Americas, Cuba, Havana, May 2017.

    • Afrikadaa Magazine, “Adonis Flores, Raw Camouflage”, # 6 E-MOTIONAL, October 2013, co- autor with Romaric Tisserand.
    • Editing coordination and introduction of the Spanish version of “Omniteismo y Democracia” of Michelangelo Pistoletto, December 2014.
    • Interview with José Yaque, Maretti Editore, 2016
    • Press release of José Yaque’s solo show at David Gill Gallery, United Kingdom, London, Febraury 2017.
    • Inside José Yaque’s “Tierra Madre”, David Gill Gallery, March 2017.
    • HazLink No. 5, publication of the National Council of Cuba (CNAP), January 2015. “The Third Paradise Continues”, page 5.
    • StArtUp, No°5, November 2017. “Susana Pilar, Un Chino de Paso por Venecia”
    • ArtNexus, September 2017.
    • ArtCrónica No 9, 2017 “A Chinese passing through Venice, on the way to Cuba”