MOISES FINALÉ, Matanzas 1957
Moisés Finalé studied and graduated from both the National School of Art (ENA) and the Superior Institute of Art (ISA), in Havana. He is part of the so-called “Generación del 80” (The Eighties’ Generation) which is said to have marked a rupture with the traditional Cuban culture, offering different perspectives on art.
In 1989, Moisés Finalé was invited to Paris by Danielle Mitterrand and the Fondation France Liberté to participate to various exhibitions. He eventually settled in France for over 20 years before returning to Cuba. Nevertheless, his versatile work, intense and very intimate, never stopped showing profound links to Cuban traditions.
In 1999, Moisés Finalé made his entry into the prestigious Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs & Graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays by E. Benezzit (Dictionnary of Art of all Times and All Countries), published by Grund, before being included, in 2001, in the Dictionnaire des Arts Plastiques Modernes et Contemporains by J.-P. Delarge, (Dictionnary of Modern and Contemporary Plastic Arts) published by Grund.
Moisés Finalé ‘s work can be found in private and public collections in Latin America, the United States and Europe, as well as part of the permanent collection of the National Fine Arts Museum of Havana.