Born in Matanzas, Cuba (1972), she lives and works in North Carolina, EE.UU. Graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana in 1996. She has exhibited at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana; the 57th Venice Biennial (Italy); the Perez Art Museum (PAMM); The Rockefeller Brother’s Fund (NY); Arizona State Museum; Museo del Barrio (NY), among others.
“It is quite possible that Aimée García is one of the artists in this world who has most used the resource of self-portraiture in her works. In Cuba, self-portraiture is almost a political gesture because it goes against the idea in which we have been educated in the island, where the collective and the mass has always been a priority and has annulled any hint of individual initiative. In this way, the artist places herself as the protagonist and center of racial, gender, domestic, historical, identity and social contradictions. In her work, we are confronted with retinal images that paradoxically hold an immense uneasiness, sufficiently autobiographical to be legitimate.” Elvia Rosa Castro, art critic.