printmaker, draftsman, curator, professor
1979-1982 20 de Octubre Elementary School of Visual Arts, Havana.
1982-1986 San Alejandro Academy, Havana. Teachers of Engraving: Pablo Borges, Carlos A. García and Ángel Ramírez.
1986-1991 Bachelor’s degree in Engraving, Higher Institute of Art (isa), Havana. Teachers of Engraving: Luis Cabrera, Luis Lara, Rolando Rojas and Pablo Borges.
Belkis Ayón made more than 20 personal expositions, in national galleries in Villa Clara, Guantánamo and of course Havana. She also could take her art to distinguish foreign spaces in Canada, Italy, Germany, Haiti and others. In her prolific artistic trajectory Belkis Ayón work with important curators like Cristina Vives and Beatriz Liaskowski.
Belkis Ayón has been included in more than one hundred collective exhibitions, in galleries from Cuba, United States, , Japan, Brazil, Mexico, India, China, Switzerland, France, Holland, Finland. Many of these expositions were design by relevant curators like Lesbia Vent Dumois and Eugenio Valdés.
The IV Edition of the National Contest of Collography Belkis Ayón, predicted to 2019 in Cienfuegos City, by decision of the organizers, it is postponed for 2020.
This necessary pause will permit update important aspects of the Contest; strengthen promotional platforms and professional and intergenerational exchange resources among the Island's engravers.
Behind the veil of a myth considers the most significant moments of the creative process of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón (Havana, 1967- 1999) following a virtual tour of the exhibit Nkame. A Retrospective of the Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón, showed in Cuba for the first time in September 2009 and traveling several museums in the United States since 2016.