My practice focuses on the use of video and multimedia installations to explore the human experience and modes of survival. I use history to create new analogies and ways of understanding reality and social conflicts.

My work is inspired by everyday aesthetics, modes of survival and affective relationships. I examine the contemporary society by presenting a perspective of diverse realities; from pleasures and frustrations, to vice and violence, introducing a reflection on the complex condition and psychological struggle of the human being. In this way topics, such as economy, language, sexuality and communication are of great interest for my research.

Castro has been awarded several grants and notable commission programmes. His work has been shown in more than fifteen countries from the United States to Senegal, Colombia to the United Kingdom. He lives between Havana and New York.


2004- 2009- Bachelor in the Superior Institute of Art. ISA. Faculty of Fine Arts. Havana. Cuba

1999-2003- National Academic of Fine Arts. San Alejandro. Havana. Cuba

1994-1999- School of Fine Arts José A. Díaz Peláez. Havana. Cuba.


2007- 2009- Diploma Humanities, PP.Sch. of Cuba, attached to the University Christopher Columbus of Mexico. Escolapios of Guanabacoa. Havana. Cuba

2004-2006- Cathedra of Conduct. Founded and directed by Tania Bruguera. (Diploma) Superior Institute of Art. Havana. Cuba


2022- Art Residence- Studio Program Artist Alliance Inc. New York. USA

2016- Residence Art Center of South Florida. Miami. Fl. USA

2015 – Scholarship Programs and Commissions CIFO. Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami. Fl. USA

2015- Residence Cannonball. Miami. Fl. USA

2010 – Special Mention. Festarte Video Art Festival – III International Competition. Rome. Italy

2008 – Residence DOG. Espacio Lab Aglutinador. Havana. Cuba

  • Residence Batiscafo. Havana. Triangle Art Trust. HIVOS Foundation. UK
  • Documentary Award. Cuban Film Press Association. Cuba


  • 2022 – Jorge Perez Collection. Promise gift to PAMM. Miami. Florida. USA
  • 2018 – CAM-USF. Contemporary Art Museum-University of South Florida. Tampa. USA
  • 2017 – Ludwig Foundation. Germany
  • 2015 – Ella Cisneros Collection. Miami. USA
  • 2015 – CIFO- Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami. USA
  • 2015 – Nara Roesler Collection. Sao Paulo. Brazil
  • 2014 – Kadist Art Foundation. San Francisco. CA. USA
  • 2013 – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Cuba. Havana. Cuba
  • 2012 – Daros Latinamerica Collection. Zurich. Switzerland
  • 2009 – Mediatheque Caixa Forum. Barcelona. Spain



  • Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art RE-PAIR. Tennessee. USA


  • Open Wounds. Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space. New York City. USA
  • I NDAFFA. 14th Edition of the Dakar Art Biennial. Dakar. Senegal


  • The A4 x Kadist Video Library Project. A4 Art Museum in Chengdu, China


  • A4  Art Museum x KADIST Video Art Screening Series. A4  Art Museum. Chengdu. China
  • The Castle of The Impossible Jungles. Art Chateau. Serrigny. France
  • Tools for Utopia. Kunts Museum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee. Bern. Switzerland
  • LOOP Videoart Festival. Barcelona. Spain


  • XIII Havana Biennial. Havana. Cuba
  • At The Fringes Of Identity. Contemporary Video Art from Han Nefkens Foundation. Historic Museum of Lecce city. Italy
  • FunkaFest. “Geographies of the Singularity”. Palacio de Cristal. Guayaquil. Ecuador
  • Resilience and resistence in the African Diaspora. Museum of Black Civilization. Dakar. Senegal
  • Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). XIV Cuenca Biennial, in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Climate Change Cuba/USA. USF/CAM Contemporary Art Museum. Tampa. USA


  • History of Sexuality. MASP. Sao Paulo. Brazil
  • Adios Utopia. Itinerant Cuban exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts. Houston/ Walker Art Center. Minneapolis. USA
  • Art x Cuba. Contemporary Perspectives since 1989. Ludwig Foundation. Aachen. Germany
  • Sensitive Constructions: The Latin-American Geometric Experience at Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection. Cultural Center FIESP. Sao Paulo. Brazil
  • Wilde Noise. Bronx Museum. NYC. USA
  • Rotative Repository of Latin American Video Art: Mono Canal. Museo del Barrio. New York. USA/ Die Ecke Gallery. Santiago de Chile. Chile/ 2016 – 67 Ludlow. New York. USA


  • Growing up in Neverland. Cuban Contemporary Art. Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. University of Tampa. USA


  • 10 Mercosul Biennial. Porto Alegre. Brazil
  • If You Leave Me Can I Come Too? Hunter East Harlem Gallery. NYC. USA
  • Cuba: Fiction and Fantasy. Daros Latinamerica. Rio do Janeiro. Brazil
  • Intersections (After Lautréamont). CIFO Art Foundation. Miami. FL. USA


  • Frontiers in question. Artepari Gallery, Graz/ Haaaauch Quer, Klagenfurt. Austria


  • Citizens of the world: Cuba in Queens. New York/ Cleverland Museum. Ohio. USA
  • Dilated Biographies. Museum Boston University. USA


  • Video Art Fair AKT in MADRID ESTAMPA. Madrid. Spain
  • The 11th Havana Biennial. Havana. Cuba
  • Art Is Not Easy. Links Hall. Chicago. USA


  • O2 VIDEO AKT International Video Art Biennial. Loop Festival-Faire. Barcelona. Spain
  • DNA. Villa Manuela Gallery. UNEAC. Cuba


  • Video Cubano. 8th Floor Space. New York. USA
  • Invisible Violence. Private/ Public/ Social. Festarte Video Art Festival – Competition III International. Rome. Italy
  • Traveling Show by Ravello (SA. Italy) from the 21st to 23rd of October. La Torre Maggiore di Villa Rufolo in Ravello San LAB – International Colloquium
  • My Body Is A Weapon. Satellite Exhibition The Nature of Things. First Biennial of the Americas. Denver. Colorado USA. Screened-in Fuse Box in Denver Art Museum Gallery
  • ZET. Foundation at the Kunstvlaai. Westergasterrein. Amsterdam. Netherlands
  • Visions: Challenges. Loop Video Art Festival 2010. Barcelona. Spain


  • 31 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Havana. Cuba
  • PLAFF. Providence Latin American Film Festival. USA
  • Confluences II inside: Contemporary Cuban Art. NHCC Art Museum. National Hispanic Cultural Center New Mexico. USA
  • Always in the struggle. Loop Festival. Mediatheque Caixa Forum. Barcelona. Spain
  • Videoarde. Critical Videos in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico. DF. Cultural Center of Spain in Montevideo, Uruguay. Film Ochoy- medio. Quito, Ecuador.  MOCA Cultural Center, Buenos Aires and Cultural  Center  of Spain in Cordoba, Argentina


  • Erotica. Museum of Fine Arts, International Pavilion. Havana. Cuba
  • State of exchange: Artist from Cuba. Iniva. United Kingdom
  • One minutes Buren Word. Dutch- Flemish Cultural Center. Brussels. Belgium
  • 6th Festival of Poor Cinema. Holguín. Cuba.