Requer (Renier Quer Figueredo)
La Habana, 1983
He was born in Havana, Cuba (1983) and has exhibited at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), the Center for the Development of Visual Arts (Cuba) or the Havana Biennial. His work include cinema, art or iconography and works like invisible tunnels in the emblematic moments of history. Requer investigates communist symbology as a remnant of a world disappeared in geopolitics but turns its splinters into art.
These are essays that work as prologues of who we are today. Hence the use of the storyboard, the plane or the sketch as supports to bring to light stories that are hidden within the History, imaginary buried under the images, life where until now there was only representation.
He graduated from the Visual Arts of San Alejandro in 2004 and from the Higher Institute of Art (Art of Conduct) in 2008. His work has been exhibited in multiple venues such as: Bueno Bonito y Barato, Pasagüero, México DF (2007). States of Exchange: Artists of Cuba, International Institute of Visual Arts (INIVA) in London (2008); State of Exception (Exhibition organized by the Chair of Art of Conduct), in Habana Gallery, Tenth Biennial of Havana (2009). I know how to read, Text and image in Latin American art, at the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana (2011). To break the walls, at the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA), Havana (2013). Never real / Always true. Workshop / Meeting held by Iván de la Nuez at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (2017) ÁNIMA. Carlos Garaicoa OPEN STUDIO 13.0., Madrid (2018). CROSSED CURRENTS / CULTURAL EXCHANGE. Smart Museum of Art. Sample organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago (2019); From a Rockefeller fan to a Kruschov disciple. Stories told by artists. Collateral exhibition at the 13th Havana Biennial (2019). Regensburg Germany, (2018). He has made several storyboards for Cinema and the comic Bim Bom (with script by Arturo Infante), published by Diábolo Ediciones, Madrid, Spain in 2011.