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Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara

b. 1987, Cuba

a self-taught artist whose practice includes performance, street intervention, sculpture, drawings. The art of Otero Alcántara is political as he deals with issues of freedom of expression and uses revolutionary slogans, iconic images, and national symbols.

He has exhibited widely abroad, and he and his collaborator Yanelys Nuñez Leyva won the 2018 Freedom of Expression Award from Index on Censorship in the UK for their public art and online projects that recuperate histories of dissent on the island. Otero Alcántara has been invited to art residencies in Mexico, France, and Spain; he lectured at many art schools, art conferences, and museums.

Because of his activity he has been the target of an ongoing campaign of intimidation and harassment. In 2021, when the mass demonstrations against the government broke out, he was arrested and imprisoned. 

He was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2021. 

He lives and works in Havana. 

Until now he is in the prison Guanajay, Cuba.



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