Exterior view of El Espacio Aglutinador, Havana. Courtesy El Espacio Aglutinador
El Espacio Aglutinador is the oldest, ongoing independent art space in Cuba. It was created in 1994 by artists Sandra Ceballos and Ezequiel Suarez in their own home, with the objective of disseminating a different point of view about fine arts in Cuba. It is above all a curatorial space that responds to the ideas of those who organize events in it. In the first years of the gallery, the curating was done by Cuban writer and critic Orlando Hernandez, who has also written various texts for catalogues, some of which have been for exhibitions that were presented at the space by artists such as Manuel Vidal, Chago Armanda, Glexis Novoa, Alberto Casado, Bernardo Sarria, Maite Diaz, Pedro Alvarez, and Benito Ortiz. El Espacio Aglutinador has published texts by other Cuban critics, including Gerardo Mosquera, Juan Antonio Molina and Ivan de la Nuez, Osvaldo Sanchez, Lazara Castellanos, and Eugenio Valdes and has also collaborated and curated with Sandra Ceballos on exhibitions such as “Matrix” by Cuban artist Ana Mendieta. In addition, the space has hosted literary events at which several Cuban writers have read their stories and poetry. At present, Sandra Ceballos is director and curator of El Espacio Aglutinador, and Rene Quintana is curator and designer.
El Espacio Aglutinador welcomes proposals from foreign artists who are interested in presenting their work in Havana. Please note that the gallery does not have direct web access, but can receive images and texts via email. It also welcomes proposals from artists who would like to help the gallery to expand its presence on the web.