José Toirac and Meira Marrero
Looking for Happiness, 2014
23 x 30 ½ inches
Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching 310 gsm paper
Edition of 20 prints, 2 AP's, and 1 BAT
José Toirac and Meira Marrero are a husband and wife art duo living and working in Cuba. Toirac, born in 1966 in Guantánamo, Cuba is an artist has a background in painting and installation, while Marrero, born in 1969 in Havana, Cuba, has a background as an art critic and curator. In their work, Toirac and Marrero combine references to Cuban politics, history, and culture; much research goes into the artworks. Their work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Museé des Beaux-Arts de Montréal in Québec, and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, among many other institutions.