Born in Pinar del Río in 1977, Yoan Capote lives and works in Havana. He completed his art studies at the Instituto Superior de Arte (1991-95), Havana, where he then went on to teach visual art between 2001-03. He received the UNESCO prize during the 7th Havana Biennial (2000) with the artists’ collective DUPP (Desde una Pragmática Pedagógica).
He has received several fellowships and residencies including Vermont Studio Center Fellowship (2002); Brownstone Foundation Residency, Paris (2003); Mattress Factory Residency, Pittsburgh (2004); Cuban Artists Fund Grant and Fellowship, New York (2004); Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, New York (2005); and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, New York (2006).
Capote’s solo exhibitions include ANIMICA, George Adams Gallery, New York (2004); and Parallel Thoughts, Havana Galerie, Zürich (2006). Recent group exhibitions include Body Language, George Adams Gallery, New York (2005); Art Forum Berlin (2006); and Case Studies: Art in a Valise, Katonah Museum of Art, New York (2006).