GABRIELA “GABY” AZCUY (born Havana, Cuba, 1989) is an art curator, consultant, and editor. Azcuy graduated in 2007 from the prestigious Institute of Exact Sciences “V.I. Lenin,” and continued studies at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana, Cuba, where she earned in 2012 a bachelor's degree with honors in Art History. She has also completed postgraduate studies in Art & Business, Art Valuation, Marketing, Administration, and Psychology.
In 2012, Azcuy served as a specialist in the Department of Communication for the National Council of Visual Arts (CNAP). She was the organizer of the communication campaign of the I International Poster Festival of Havana and was a member of the Organizing Committee of the VIII Encuentro Nacional de Grabado (National Encounter of Printmakers).
From 2013 to 2015 she worked as a senior specialist at the Galiano Gallery (Centro Nacional de Artes Plásticas “Collage Habana”) organizing more than 20 exhibitions and three national events. At the same time, she collaborated with other art spaces like Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Collage Ediciones, and Jueves de la Embajada. In the latter, she organized the Visual Arts program of the Festival “Ellas Crean” in 2013 and 2014. Additional exhibitions during this period include Despedida (group show, Spain Embassy, 2015), Lipstick and Sensus (Fábrica de Arte Cubano, 2015), Sobre Cuchillos de Polvo (Museo de Arte Colonial, 2014), Temporadas, Logo Quiz and Añejo 27 (Galiano Gallery, 2013-2015); et al. As co-curator, she worked in Texturas Develadas (Unveiled Textures): Anthology of Collagraphy in Cuba (2013), the blockbuster show H.B., collateral to the 12th Havana Biennial (2015), the first three editions of Post-it. Exhibit and Sale of Contemporary Cuban Art (2013, 2014 and 2015), among others.
In 2016, Azcuy started working as a freelancer. She has subsequently curated several exhibitions throughout Florida, New York, and Washington D.C. In the latter, she curated the blockbuster exhibition Artxiomas at the Art Museum of the Americas, which was about the new generation of artist-entrepreneurs in Cuba. This exhibition was previously held at the Miami Spanish Cultural Center.
In 2017 and 2019, Azcuy organized the visual arts events for the first and second editions of “Bulla Cubana”, a cultural heritage festival located in Gainesville, Florida. In 2019, she was the chief curator of the exhibit Cuban Ingenuity. The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor (2019) a ten-month exhibit for the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention.
In addition to curating art exhibits, Azcuy has provided content management, editing, and proof-reading for art catalogs including “(Art)xiomas” (2015, 2016), “H.B.” (2015), “España en la 12 Bienal de La Habana” (Spain in the 12th Havana Biennial) (2015), “Lisandra Ramírez” (2014), the three editions of “Post-it. Exhibit and Sale of Contemporary Cuban Art” (2015, 2014 and 2013), among others.
She has also written several articles for specialized magazines and catalogs (Art OnCuba, ArteCubano, Arte x Exelencias, et al); and has provided art expertise and commentary for local and national media including CNN, the Washington Post, the Spanish newspaper ABC, among others. She has given lectures on Cuban Printing (her main subject of research), the Cuban Art Market, The New Generation of Emerging Cuban Artists, Cuba Neoclassical Architecture, Mesoamerican Cultures, et al.
Going forward, Azcuy serves as the co-creator of Next Art Project space for management and promotion of the Cuban Art (2016), a platform that has created content for more than 20 events. She is currently involved in several projects among them the documentary Cuban Ingenuity; a Catalog about 60 Cuban artists; a solo exhibition of the artist Osmeivy Ortega; and a solo exhibition of the artist Lisandra Ramirez. She has been working with The Cuban Arts Group since 2016, collaborating in more than 12 art exhibits and events.