Mabel Poblet Cuba, b. 1986
Mabel Poblet was born in Cienfuegos in 1986. She graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro” and the University of Art (Instituto Superior de Arte, ISA). She apprenticed in a workshop started by Cuban installation artist Tania Bruguera, an opportunity that brought her together with many of the best known Cuban artists of the day. Poblet’s works are a close examination of her own life – who she is as a Latina growing up in Castro’s Cuba, where she came from, her relationship to the Cuban culture overall. Mabel Poblet’s work can be seen in public collections such as the Contemporary Art Museum of Tampa (FL), the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in Miami (FL) and the Gilbert Brownstone Foundation in France. She represented Cuba at the Cuban Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
3 America[n]sCarolina Sardi, Mabel Poblet and Carolyn Mara September 25 - December 18, 2021The work of these three artists turns stereotypes on their heads both in terms of gender and geography. In the United States we tend to be myopic in thinking only of ourselves as “American”, negating the reality of a long history of civilization to the South. Instead we celebrate here...