Habana, Cuba, 1967.
He studied at the Instituto Superior de La Habana between 1989 and 1994. He studied Thermodynamics in the Instituto Técnico Hermanos Gómez.
Garaicoa explores Utopian lands and unfurls a dialogue between art and urban spaces to study population nuclei based on the architecture that fills the cities. He is an artist with a fully-fledged commitment to social issues. His work is a discourse between the past and the present using memory as the transmitter vehicle. The relationships between urban developments, architecture and history are thrilling to him. He puts forward a bond between the citizen and its city, whereby the city is a recurring theme in his oeuvre. This offers a representation of the individual and the collective memory of each person and their relationship with reality and fiction.
He focuses, firstly, his critical gaze on the deterioration of his hometown. He denounces the ineffectiveness of the political system and how the city has been left to rack and ruin. He advocates imaginary architecture with alternative constructions. This examination is then transposed to other cities in which he has worked, such as, New York, Minneapolis, Cuito Cuanavale, Caracas, Madrid or Cape Town.
This photographic documentation comes to life through a series of photos in which the artist experiments and works with diverse techniques that transform the standard concept of photography.
He lives and works out of Madrid and Habana.
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