OTERO ALCÁNTARA, Luis Manuel
2017 7a*md8 LiveStream
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara (Havana, 1987) is a self-taught artist living and working in Cuba. He is interested in working with human relationships as his primary material, aiming to build para-real spaces capable of protesting and shifting the socio-political world into a space of individual reflection. With this methodology as his guide, he uses all of the conceptual, formal and sensory tools available in the space in which the work develops. As a result, his work sometimes operates within everyday reality, altering it through extreme gestures and attempting to deepen its particularities (for example, seeing a play about gender-based violence is not the same as seeing a man beat up a woman in public). His work has been shown in group exhibitions at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam in Havana, El Ranchito-Matadero in Madrid, as well as the Asunción, Curitiba, and Havana Biennials.