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Haines Gallery
Córdoba, 2019
Wood, rattan grating
75 x 39 x 12 in.


The artist

A founding member of the world-renowned Los Carpinteros collective, Marco Castillo has created some of the most important work to emerge from Latin America in the past decade.

Castillo’s work as a solo artist continues to merge elements of architecture, sculpture, and design. The sculptures and works on paper from his latest project combine elements of Modernist and Soviet-era design with materials and techniques traditional to Cuba: mahogany wood and rattan caning and latticework. Each is named after an important Modern Cuban architect or designer, and point to the legacy of a generation of artists whose works are now largely forgotten, but were once championed by the state.

Since 1992, Castillo’s work with the collective has been exhibited and collected by leading museums worldwide, including Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; and Tate Modern, London, UK. As a solo artist, Castillo has additionally exhibited in the 2019 Havana Biennial, Cuba; and UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA.