Born in 1973 in Pinar del Río, Iván Capote lives and works in Havana. He completed his art studies at Escuela Nacional de Arte, Havana (1988-92).
He has received several awards and fellowships including the Premio UNESCO during the 7th Havana Biennial (2000) with the artists’ collective DUPP (Desde una Pragmática Pedagógica) and the Noemi Prize and Brownstone Foundation Residency, Paris (2003).
In 2004 he was artist in residence at Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. Capote’s solo exhibitions include Armonía de Contrarios, Galería Habana, Havana (2001); Dibujos y Proyectos, Brownstone Foundation, Paris (2003); Pensamientos Paralelos, Havana Galerie, Zürich (2006); and Aforismos, Galería Habana, Havana (2006). His recent group exhibitions include the 2006 art fairs (with Galería Habana) Show off, Paris and Art Forum Berlin 06; along with Certain Encounters: Daros-Latinamerica Collection, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2006); and Face to Face, Daros-Latinamerica, Zürich (2007).