BELKIS AYÓN ESTATE

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FOUNDATION

Created by Dra. Katia Ayón Manso, in 2003, the Estate has set itself as its main objectives:
• Promote the artist's plastic work
• Preserve and restore printed works
• Preserve and restore matrices
• Creation of the Ayón Space

Opening of the exhibition Nkame: A Retrospective of the Cuban printmaker, Belkis Ayón (1967-1999), Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, United States, 2018

ACHIEVEMENTS

Since the creation of the Estate, the work of Belkis Ayón has been present in innumerable solo and personal exhibitions of a national and international nature, which shows the importance of her work for Cuban and universal culture.

The BELKIS AYÓN AWARD was given on the occasion of the VII National Printmaking Encounter that convenes the Experimental Graphic Workshop of Havana and in recognition of the valuable teaching work carried out by the artist, it was decided to award a prize among the competing works of the students of the second year of the San Alejandro from the National Academy of Plastic Arts.

In 2009 we held the first anthological exhibition of the artist in the Convent of San Francisco de Asís, Old Havana.

In 2010 we carried out a very significant and transcendental project for her work of art, the book Nkame. Belkis Ayón, produced by the Turner Publishing House in Madrid, and the participation of important researchers and art critics such as José Veigas, Cristina Vives, David Mateo, Lázara Menéndez, Orlando Hernández, Eugenio Valdés, and others who exalted with a great vision the engravings of the artist.

Since 2016, the exhibition Nkame has toured different cities in the United States in successful presentations, receiving an excellent reception from the American public. With the curatorship of Cristina Vives and the management of the tour by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

  • Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, California. 2016 - 2017

  • Museo del Barrio, New York, New York. 2017.

  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri. 2017.

  • Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas, 2018

  • Scottsdale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona. 2018 - 2019

  • Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois. 2020 (Closed earlier to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. 2021

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Inauguration of Nkame: Belkis Ayón (1967-1999) Retrospective Exhibition, Convent of San Francisco de Asís, Old Havana, Havana, Cuba, 2009

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Opening of the Nkame Exhibition: A Retrospective of the Cuban printmaker, Belkis Ayón (1967-1999), Museo del Barrio, New York, New York, United States, 2017

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PROJECTIONS

Future projects are based on continuing to disseminate the legacy of Belkis to transcend among future generations of artists and make printmaking a greater art that occupies the place it deserves as a manifestation of the plastic arts.