JORGE AYALA-ISAZA


Jorge  is a Toronto-based artist whose practice explores issues of temporality, ephemerality and immersive experiences, with a current focus on themes of memory, identity, and migration in Latin American cinema and history.

He holds a Master’s degree in Documentary Media, and a Bachelor’s in New Media from Ryerson University (Canada). He has also studied at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart (Germany), IRCAM in Paris, and has interned at the Cinematheque of Cuba in Havana.

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MICHELE MIYARES HOLLANDS


Although she can’t dance salsa, and Hollands is her mother’s maiden name, she was born in Cuba, lives in Havana and is a graphic designer. In 2002, she graduated from Instituto Superior de Diseño (ISDi), Cuba’s leading design school, where she worked as a professor for several years until she grew tired of the 101 rules of editorial design. She took the risk to improvise, not as a jazz musician, but as creative director of La gaceta de Cuba, a cultural magazine published by the Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba (UNEAC). 

Michele has collaborated with some of Cuba’s leading cultural institutions with a strong focus on poster design work for the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC). Her work has been exhibited and published both inside and outside Cuba.

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GISELLE MONZÓN

Graphic designer born in Villa Clara, Cuba (1979) and trained at the Cuban Institute of Design (ISDI). Her work is closely linked to the Cuban cultural sector, with special attention to postet design for film, theatre and the visuals arts. Major awards include the Coral Grand Prize (2x) in the Poster category at the Havana Film Festival, and as a finalist in different International Design Biennials. Her work has been shown at solo and collective exhibitions in Cuba, Switzerland, France, Germany and the United States. She has taught design at the ISDi and at the Faculty of Communication at University of Havana. Giselle currently works as a freelancer.

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ZAMO PEZA


Carlos Pérez Zamora aka Zamo Peza was born in Havana, Cuba in 1991. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from the Cuban Design Institute, ISDi in 2015.  Since then, he has worked as editorial designer at the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), Enfoco Magazine at the Cuban School of Film and TV (EICTV) and at Abril Publisher. In 2018 he co-founded Guajiro Studio, a collective aimed to revitalize the Cuban craft and design tradition. His work currently focuses on illustration, poster design and typography.

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NELSON PONCE


Nelson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication Design from Cuba’s Design School (ISDi) in 1998. Shortly after, he started working as a UI Designer, and as a professor of Illustration and Poster Design at his Alma Mater. He also managed event promotion and editorial design at legendary Latin American cultural institution Casa de las Americas. In 2013, he was awarded the National Design Prize by the Cuban Book Institute.

Nelson currently works as a freelance designer and as graphic design curator at Havana’s famed Fábrica de Arte Cubano

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