Espacio Aglutinador, 2018. Courtesy of Espacio Aglutinador.
Aglutinador is Cuba’s longest running independent art space, founded in 1994. It is contained within the Havana home of artist Sandra Ceballos. Keeping an artist-run gallery open is an extraordinary feat in a country where the state maintains a monopoly on cultural management.
Over the years, dozens of Cuban artists residing on the island as well as in exile have presented work there. Young Cuban artists who want to test out challenging projects as well as older Cuban artists who have encountered censorship and institutional indifference have sought out the gallery to create memorable exhibits. Notable artists from other countries such as Santiago Sierra, William Cordova and Leslie Hewitt, have also exhibited at Aglutinador.