Waldo Diaz-Balart biography

Waldo Diaz-Balart

Visual Artist

1931 –


Who is Waldo Diaz-Balart?

Waldo Díaz-Balart is a Cuban painter living in Madrid, Spain.

Díaz-Balart studied accounting and political science and economics in Havana before moving to New York to pursue art studies in 1959. From 1959 to 1962 studied art in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. Professionally, on 1967 he develops as lecturer in many cultural centres and universities of USA, Poland, Spain, Germany and Netherlands. He acted in two movies by Andy Warhol, The Life of Juanita Castro in 1965 and The Loves of Ondine in 1968.

Díaz-Balart lectures frequently and his work – explorations of color and light in geometric paintings and light sculpture – has been widely exhibited. On 1966 presents an individual exhibition in the Studio Gallery in Washington, D.C. In 1967 presented an exhibition in Galerie Iris Clert Paris, France. In 1967 he joined Mass Art Inc. in partnership with Sujan Souri, Dorian Godoy, and Philip Orenstein. The company manufactured the first inflatable chair designed by Philip Orenstein and is now included in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1998 presents "Waldo Balart. Black Painting" in Galería Edurne, Madrid, Spain. In 1970 participated in the collective exhibition Salón 70 in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana. In 1964 exhibits in the Pan American Union in Washington, D.C. and on 1968 in the Gallery of Modern Art, New York, USA. On 1970 he participated at the first San Juan's Bienal del Grabado Latinoamericano at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, Puerto Rico and in 1979 in the Third Bienal Internacional del Deporte en las Bellas Artes in Barcelona, Spain. On 1995 participated in the International Art Fair, Köln, Germany.


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Feb 10, 1931
Banes, Cuba
Also known as
  • Waldo Díaz-Balart y Gutiérrez
  • Waldo Díaz-Balart Gutiérrez
  • Cuba

on July 23, 2013

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