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Mabel Poblet Bio

Mabel Poblet

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Mabel Poblet is one of the most exciting young artists to emerge from Havana. Graduating from San Alejandro, where she was a student of Carlos Garaicoa and the Instituto Superior de Artes (2012), Poblet has recently become a large figure on the contemporary Cuban art scene. Her work ranges from photography, video and installations, to reinterpretation of pop and kinetic art. Technical mastery and a natural ability to overlay media and trends is at the foundation of her work. Poblet uses herself as the main protagonist of her work, musing on self-exploration and memory as subject matter for her practice framing poetic reflections within her life story.

Though introspective, her work is used as a form of communication between artist and viewer, conveying her inner world whilst attempting to identify common areas and patterns with the viewer. She provides her own self-reflection as a portal for others to reflect on themselves.

My work is based on self-referential experiences of my past life and the impacts that have these memories, which turned into works, determine my present. I allude to intimate acts as well as others that are the result of the relationships that people have with me. –Mabel Poblet