Born in 1971 in Camaguey, Cuba. Lives and works in Mérida, México.
Marco A. Castillo is one of the founders of the art collective Los Carpinteros, and his work is permeated by an interest in the history of Cuba and the country’s post-revolutionary, social and cultural changes. Castillo has been extensively investigating architecture, design and sculpture, which are fundamental aspects of his artistic practice in seeking to create installations, drawings and sculptures that engage with space and negotiate between the functional and non-functional, often expressed in a humorous way. Already with the period of his early works Castillo’s oeuvre is one of the most important and internationally influential of the Latin American continent of the past twenty years.
In tandem with a global movement of historical revision, Castillo reflects on Cuba’s modernization in the 1960s and 70s and refers to influential Cuban artists, architects and designers. Castillo is represented in important public and private collections, such as Tate Modern, London, Great Britain; Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York, USA; Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Center of Art Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain; Thyssen – Bornemisza Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Daros Foundation, Zürich; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA (LACMA) among others.