Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo was born in 1975 in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. He lives and Works in Havana.
He’s a former member of the acclaimed radical performance collective ‘Enema’ and a 2003 graduate from the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba.
Edgar has participated in a number of national and international events such as Havana’s 9th and 10th Biennials (2006, 2009), and 1rst Biennial End of the World in Usuahia, Argentina (2007). Among his most significant exhibitions are: solo exhibitions “Apuntalando” (2008), and “Patología de una Quimera” (2008) Group exhibitions include; International Festival of Performance, Miami Beach, Miami, USA (2014-2013), Proyecto Batiscafo, Multimedia and Documentation, collateral to Havana’s 11th Biennial, Cuba (2012), Cuban Gold: Viva la Reproducción, Prints by Contemporary Cuban Artists, London Print Studio, London (2011), El extremo de la bala -una década de arte cubano, La Habana (2010).
He has received several national awards, one of which is Premio X Salón de Arte Digital, Obra Impresa, Havana (2009).
Reviews about his work have been published by renown art critics and curators like Magda González-Mora for “Revista Atlántica No 55-56”, and Ibis Hernández Abascal for the catalogue “Punto de encuentro” (2009).
His works are in private collections in Argentina, Canada, EE.UU, and Spain.
For the 2015 Castlemaine State Festival, he is collaborating with Slow Art Collective and students from Castlemaine Secondary on Loomûsica, the Festival’s signature International Mentorship Project.