Iván Perera (La Habana, 1993) lives and works in Havana. He studied visual arts at the Eduardo Abela Fine Arts Academy (2008-2012) and the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) (2013-2018) both in Cuba. He has participated in workshops with Burg Giebichenstein University, Germany (2016) and California Institute of the Arts CalArts, California. His work has been shown at The church, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2019); The National Museum of Art, La Paz, Bolivia (2018); the Ludwig Foundation, Havana (2017); Rogue Space, Chelsea, NY (2016); Burg Giebichenstein University, Halle, Germany (2016); Artista X Artista, Havana (2016) among others.
Perera is interested in the origins of the materials, their history, their composition, their physical appearance, and how they adhere to a certain environment or situation. That is why he works with different media: sculpture and installation, photographs and drawings. Through them, he follows the time in the object: the decisions, the accidents that occur, the accumulated experiences, the learning, and the ideas that are derived from the object.