minds@work: Art and Inner Exile in Cuba Presented by Jesús Jambrina

While the cultural production of Cuban exiles around the world in the last 58 years is well studied, the work of a few Cuban artists, who decided to stay on the island despite being censored, is less known. This presentation explores the art paintings of Juan G.G. (Yonny) (Havana, 1933-2010) in the context of the Cuban Revolution, as part of what some critics named the “Inner Exile”, meaning those, mainly intellectuals, who did not leave the country, but continued working at home without any institutional support. The goal is to illuminate a zone of Cuban cultural milieu from the 1960s to the 2000s, expanding on discourses of nation and identity during revolutionary times. Free and open to the public.


  • Brophy Center room 123
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm