Yuniel Delgado Castillo (Havana, 1984) is a Cuban visual artist living in Madrid. Considered, by specialized critics, the new Enfant Terrible of Cuban painting. He graduated with honors from the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, specializing in painting, in 2011. He managed, with extreme speed, to establish a prestigious credit in the Cuban art scene inside and outside the island. His main virtues are the honesty and passion with which he faces painting and the act of painting itself. Those who know him can give of a volcanic and incredibly neat subjectivity that does not cease to work and produce great works at all times.
Unquestionably, he is a versatile and muscular artist. Hence his constant explorations in the field of different techniques, supports and languages such as engraving, sculpture, installation and drawing, being the grammar of painting where he displays all his power. Since the beginning of his career and up to the present, he has made evident his vocation for large formats, which has had its impact in the prefiguration of important mural and installation projects, including environmental sculpture and even some other gesture of performative character that certify his commitment and the levels of complicity with the aesthetic fact itself, even beyond any social approval.
While still a student he held his first solo exhibition at the Pro-Danza Center in 2006, drawing critical attention for the irreverent appearance of his paintings. In 2013 he traveled to the United States as part of a group exhibition at the Aicon Gallery in New York. Coinciding with this show he held other presentations until he moved to Boston. Later he settles in South Florida, where he opened his workshop-gallery in 2014. At the same time he was nominated for the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) grants and commissions program. He has been awarded residency programs and group exhibitions in Napoly, Italy, at the Pam Museum, and in Chopehenaghen, Denmark. His work is in public and private collections, especially in Germany, United States, Canada, Italy, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Luxembourg, Costa Rica, other countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.