Miguel Angel Baez

Miguel Angel Baez the “Simpleman”

Grasping the work of this Cuban artist takes us through a labyrinth of many diverse visual subjects that range from portraits, urban scenery, architecture, everyday life and experimentation among others.

Born in Havana, Cuba the 29th of September 1963, Miguel Angel completes his studies in the University of Havana obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a Major in Journalism. After a few years had passed working as a photo reporter for a variety of periodicals and magazines in his native land, he decides in 1999 to dedicate all of his working time in the maturing, aesthetic and spiritual walk into his career as a visual artist.

©2010 Miguel Angel Baez From the series Simpleman

He has published several books,  “Suceden los Espejos, 43 pintores cubanos”, a portrayal of Cuban artistry,  “Havana, 57 panoramic views”  depicting urban landscapes in  black and white and “Looking for hands”.  This last visual experiment of Baez, was acclaimed  at the United Nations Palace, Geneva, Switzerland.

Baez’s works has also been exposed in Mexico and the United States. In addition, his work finds home in private collections of Brazil, Cuba, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and the U.S. In 2001 he was awarded the “Dale Djerassi Fellowship” after his participation at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in San Francisco, California.

His work has also been exposed in Mexico and the United States. In addition his work finds home in private collections of Brazil, Cuba, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and the U.S. In 2001 he was awarded the “Dale Djerassi Fellowship” after his participation at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in San Francisco, California.

©2010 Miguel Angel Baez From the series Simpleman

In his 20 years of photography, his work has been published in dozens of periodicals and magazines like National Geographic, Thomson Reuters Press Agency for which he worked as freelance. Furthermore he work in the realization of other projects and books, such as: “Brief History of Havana”, Collection known Cuba, 1998; “The Colonial City of Havana, Fortified Town”, Collection known Cuba, 1998; “History and Achitecture of a Romantic City, Havana”, 2000; “Modernist Havana” 2009.

From the year 2007 Baez takes residence in south Florida where he works and has found new subjects, themes and motivations for his creative labor. In 2010 he decides to take up on a new visual project, which he has chosen to name “SIMPLEMAN”.

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