Waldo Diaz Balart -- Waldo Díaz-Balart, Ensayos de Arte -- Gables
Nov 29 2011 8:00 pm
Waldo Diaz-Balart is a Cuban painter living in Madrid, Spain. He studied accounting and political science and economics in Havana before moving to New York to pursue art studies in 1962. His work – explorations of color and light in geometric paintings and light sculpture – has been widely exhibited. Most recently, he had one-man shows in the Netherlands, in Spain and in the United States at the Art Gallery of Florida International University. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship and his work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, and the Museum of Modern Art in Huenfeld, Germany, among others. In 1992, he published the book Waldo Díaz-Balart, Ensayos de Arte (Cintas for art, 1968-69, 1969-70). He acted in two movies by Andy Warhol, The Life of Juanita Castro in 1965 and The Loves of Ondine in 1968. Tonight, he joins us for a conversation about his life and work, on the eve of the opening of Art Basel/Miami Beach.