“Perspectives? To dig deeper into the study of Afro-Cuban culture so that it will be better understood by the people.”

Rafael Queneditt Morales, 1973


... “I use my art to communicate my Cuban culture and identity, which have been strongly influenced by my African heritage. ”

Rafael Queneditt Morales, 1989


Rafael Queneditt Morales (Havana, 1942). Throughout a career marked with great vitality, Queneditt has come to know well the various layers of the Cuban cultural scene, from academic contexts that led him into artistic activity to places and forms of popular culture that have left an indelible mark on his work. He studied at the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts with specialties in sculpture and printmaking. His work in the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the Cuban National Archive gave him special access to the world of Cuban history, as well as other core aspects of culture. In the National Archive Queneditt met such important historians as Julio Le Riverend, José Luciano Franco, Pedro Deschamps Chapeaux, Rogelio Martínez Furé and other prominent figures in the cultural panorama of the island. Queneditt was historian Julio Le River- end’s secretary, which permitted him to deepen his study of the historical and cultural ties derived from the African presence in the history of the Antilles.

web design: Los Fieras

proyecto y curaduría:/project concept and curator: Alejandro de la Fuente

Agradecemos a la Fundación Ford por su apoyo para este proyecto /

/ Thanks to Ford Foundation for their support for this project"