International Visitor Programme : November 2011

Margarita González Lorente


Margarita González Lorente completed her BA in Art History, Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana in 1985 and received her PhD in the same field from the School of Geography and History, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 1998. She worked as a specialist in the Department of Art and Design from the Ministry of Culture, Current Development Center of Visual Arts until 1999, when she was appointed as director, a position she held until 2005. She has been deputy director of the Center for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam and has participated in the organization and development of different editions of the Havana Biennial. She has curated exhibitions such as 'Indoor’, on the occasion of the Fourth Biennial of Havana (Gallery Development Center of Visual Arts, 1991), 'drawing, do not forget’ (Centre for Development of Visual Arts, 1993, and Municipal Public Library Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, 1998), 'Current Cuban Plastic’ (Photocentre Gallery, Union of Journalists of Russia, Moscow and in the Cuban Embassy in Beijing, China, 1996), 'Cuban Art: from canvas and paper’ (Hall Miro, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 2001), and ‘Latest trends of art in Cuba: 20 artists’ (III International Congress on Culture and Development, International Conference Center, 2003), among others.