Aldeide Delgado is the founder and director of the nonprofit organization Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). An organization to research, promote, support and educate about the role of women, and those identified as women in photography. Delgado was a fellow of the School of Art Criticism 2018, a program of the INBA-Siqueiros Project with the support of Jumex Foundation and Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Research and Production of Critic Essay Fellowship issued by Teor/éTica for her project Solid Abstraction: Political Paths in Central American and the Caribbean. Aldeide is the author of Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers, as well as the online platform www.catalogofotografascubanas.org and the namesake book. Her interest includes gender, racial identity, photography and abstraction in visual arts. She has participated in events at Perez Art Museum Miami, the New School, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Centro Cultural Español Miami, Universidad de La Habana, Miami Biennale, and the 12th Biennial of Havana. Her formal higher education took place at the University of Havana, where she studied Art History with highest honors. Publications, where she has contributed, include Art OnCuba, Cuban Art News, Arte Al Límite, Artishock, Terremoto, C&America Latina, Arcadia, as well as diverse independent art blogs. She writes for Artishock, Terremoto, ArtNexus, and C&America Latina.
Francisco Masóvisual artist
CINTAS Foundation Fellowships Finalist 2017-2018, Francisco Masó (Havana, 1988) is an African-Cuban-American visual artist living and working in Miami. He received a Bachelor degree in Stage Design from the Instituto Superior de Arte. He also graduated from both Behavior Art School, led by Tania Bruguera, and the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts. He attended the artist-in-residence program at Contemporary Art Center Bétonsalon in Paris. Prior to that, he participated in different workshops realized by outstanding artists like Artur Zmijewski, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Dan Perjosvchi. Recent exhibitions include Reconstructing Identity (2019), Solid Abstraction: Disobedient Strategies in Contemporary Cuban Art at Miami Biennale Foundation (2018), CINTAS Foundation Fellowships Finalist Exhibition 2017-2018 at Coral Gables Museum (2017), The Cuban Matrix at Torrance Art Museum (2017), Surreptitious Stripes at Arts Connection Foundation (2017) and The Global South. Visions and Revisions at Mana Wynwood Convention Center (2016). His works are part of Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Brillembourg Capriles Collection, Andreina Fuentes Collection, and C de Cuba Collection.