Manuel Mendive

Havana, 1944. Painter and sculptor.

Education and Professional Experience

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Havana.

Member of the Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba and of the International Association of Plastic Artists.

Personal Exhibitions

He has made more than 50 solo shows, participated in over 200 group exhibitions and made more than 30 performances in Cuba, the United States of America, Spain, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Italy, Japan, England, Germany, Nigeria, among other countries.

Collective Exhibitions and Events

His work has been exhibited in the most important auctions and fairs in the world of plastic arts.

Awards and Residencies

He has received numberless national and international prizes, among them: National Prize of Plastic Arts 2001; Order Knight of the Arts and Literature of the Ministry of Culture and French-speaking Countries of the Republic of France, 1994; Junior Olympics Medal, Japan, 1989; International Prize of the Second Havana Biennial, Wifredo Lam Center, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, 1986; Prize of the Latin American Space Gallery, First Havana Biennial, 1984; National Prize Diploma at the Second International Painting Festival Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, 1970.
Distinction of National Culture.


His works are in exhibition at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuba; Gallery Le Monde de l’Art, Paris, France; Gary Nader Gallery, United States of America; Joan Guaita Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; John Kennedy Center, United States of America; Wifredo Lam Art Center, Havana, Cuba.

Exhibitions in Villa Manuela

A son music for Nicolás

Collective July 2006

Recount of a prize

Collective July 2004

Recount of a year

Collective July 2005

VII Congreso

Collective July 2008

I was going through a path...

Collective July 2019

Artworks (6)

I want...

Manuel Mendive 2015

VII Congreso

Manuel Mendive 2008

Magic Heads

Manuel Mendive 2005


Manuel Mendive 2003

Woman with Three Breasts

Manuel Mendive 2001


Manuel Mendive 2000