About the Curator
The Farber Collection is curated by Abelardo G. Mena Chicuri, Curator of Contemporary International Art at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. The former Curator of French Art at the museum, he holds an M.A. from the University of Havana and is completing a Ph.D. in art history from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain. A former professor at the ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte), he has curated a number of exhibitions, including From Picasso to Keith Haring; European and Cuban Landscapes: XV-XX Centuries; and French Engravings, XVI-XX Centuries. In 1992, Mena co-founded the alternative art collective Banco de Ideas Z. He has written extensively about Cuban contemporary art and artists, and is the author of Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from The Farber Collection (University of Florida, 2007).