Humberto Castro was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1957. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro and Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana. He works in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and installations.  

In 1983 he founded the team Hexagon, and with other artists mounted installations aimed at provoking public participation in the work. Between 1980 and 1984 he produced an extensive amount of graphics innovative in the intaglio technique. 

In 1989 he emigrated to Paris, France, where he lived for ten years and became active in the Parisian intellectual scene, holding exhibitions and giving conferences across Europe. In 1999 he moved to the United States.

Since early in his career, Humberto has received numerous international awards, and his work is present in notable museum and private collections. His work and artistic attitude have influenced subsequent generations of artists within Cuba.

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