Hamlet Lavastida’s sophisticated artistic proposal focuses on the field of history, ideology, and collective memory. The artist is interested in the diagnosis and the reconstruction of a particular iconographic memory associated with the ideological notion of "prophylaxis," wielded by the Cuban Revolution of 1959 as an indoctrination tool aimed at the conversion of the individual in the long awaited archetype of the “New Man.”

Hamlet Lavastida (b. 1983, Havana, Cuba) graduated from the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, 2009. He has received the following residences: A-I-R Laboratory, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland (2012); Residencia PERRO Aglutinador-Laboratorio, Havana, Cuba (2008), and El estado somos nosotros. Tejadillo #214 Studio, Havana, Cuba (2006). His work has been exhibited at the Center of Contemporary Art Łaźnia, Gdańsk, Poland; Links Hall, Chicago, US; The 8th Floor, New York, US; Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba, and Pontevedra Museum, Galicia, Spain; Gallery Gentil Carioca, Rio do Janeiro, Brazil; and Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Tokyo, Kawagushi, Moriya, Nagano, Japan; among others.