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Jun 25, 2019

This week we talk Cuba, books and artistic exchange with Chicago's Dianna Frid. In advance of the opening of... 


JULY 11, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Smart Museum of Art   5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637

JULY 11–AUGUST 18, 2019



Cross Currents is the result of an artist exchange organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art. Six Chicago-based artists visited Havana in spring 2017 and six Cuban artists visited Chicago in fall 2017 and summer 2018. The work on view reflects the artists’ experiences and observations as they interacted with each other, curators, cultural spaces, and neighborhoods during their trips. The project aims to open pathways of communication and understanding between the two cities and peer artists while also reflecting on their own artistic practices at this moment in time. 


Based in Chicago:

  • Alberto Aguilar (b. Chicago)
  • Carlos Barberena (b. Nicaragua)
  • Dianna Frid (b. Mexico City)
  • Rodrigo Lara Zendejas (b. Toluca, Mexico)
  • Harold Mendez (b. Chicago)
  • Edra Soto (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Based in Havana:

  • Humberto Diaz (b. Cuba)
  • Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo (b. Cuba)
  • Douglas Pérez (b. Cuba)
  • Alejandro González (b. Cuba)
  • Celia Irina González (b. Cuba) and Yunior Aguiar Perdomo (b. 1984, Cuba)
  • Requer (Renier Quer Figueredo, b.Cuba)

Dianna can be found here.