Mabel Poblet is one of the shining stars of Cuba’s current contemporary art scene. In many of her works she starts with images of herself then surrounds them in a dreamy imaginary world of sparkle and fields of small acetate floating flowers. The viewer feels we are being invited into a rich inner private world of the artist where she can relish in a realm of feminine beauty and be sheltered from the outer worldly judgements of what it is to be a woman.
Mabel Poblet was born in Cienfuegos (1986), a charming small historical town on the coast, and now resides in Havana. She is a graduate of ISA (2012) the prestigious Instuituto Superior de Art in Havana and from Havana’s San Alejando National Academy of Art (2007).
She has participated both in Cuba and internationally in more then 20 solo exhibitions and in more then 100 group exhibitions. She received the Noemi Award of the internship in Brownstone Foundation (Paris, 2014). In 2017, she was invited to be part of the Cuban Art Pavilion at Venice Biennial. She has participated in the group exhibitions: Kunst Cuba (Ludwig Forum, 2017, Aachen, Germany), ARTXIOMAS (Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, United States, 2016), Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art (Tampa Museum, Florida, United States, 2016), 4ta Bienal Del Fin del Mundo (Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2014), After de Void (Ministry of Nomadads, Edison House, London, 2013), Art de la Grande ile des Caraibes (Le Manoir de Cologny Cultural Center, Ginebra, Switzerland, 2013) Cuban women artists (Center for Cuban Studies, New York, 2010). Her more relevant solo exhibitions are: Flashback in collaboration with Andres Levin (ArteMorfosis Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018), Flotabilidad – Buoyancy – (Habana Gallery, Cuba, 2018), Marea Alta – High Tide – (Mitte Gallerie, Callao, Peru, 2017), Diario de viaje – Voyage Diary – (CO Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile, 2017), Patria – Homeland –, 12th Biennial of Havana (Villa Manuela, Cuba, 2015), Reverso – Reverse – (Tomás y Valientes Art Center, Madrid, Spain, 2013), Disappearance (Enlace Gallery, Lima, Peru, 2013), Situación Límite – Limit Situation – (Raquel Ponce Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 2013), Reunificación Familiar – Family Reunion –, Collateral to the 11th Biennial of Havana (Morro-Cabaña, 2012)
Her work is part of important public and private collections like: the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Tampa’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the United States, CIFO Foundation. Cisnero Fontanals, the United States, the Gilbert Brownstone Foundation, France, the Ministry of Nomads, the United Kingdom, among others.