Yoan Capote

Born 1977 in Pinar del Río, Cuba
Lives and works in Havana, Cuba

Yoan Capote’s practice is the result of a constant attempt to translate internal psychological conflicts into physical experiences. His works connect this individual awareness with the collective political or social environment. Capote’s creative process begins by analysing the symbolic character of different materials and objects and their relationship with the body and history. For Capote, art is like a psychoanalyst’s couch, a place where thousands of lived moments, fragments of memory and reasoning emerge. Although his works develop from deeply personal and and daily experiences, they often reference Cuba’s layered and complex history and point to universal experiences of power, geopolitics and migration.