Garaicoa was born in Havana, Cuba in 1967 where he currently lives and works. He studied thermodynamics at the Instituto Hermanos Gomez and studied visual arts at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba from 1989 to 1994. Although never formally trained as an architect, he has been an active observer of architecture and has applied this discourse to his artwork.
Interested in urban planning and a city's architectural social fabric, Garaicoa often illustrates his vision in large installations using various materials such as crystal, wax candles, and rice-paper lamps. Softened by the density of the white rice paper, the glowing lights project a fictionalized vision of a city that contrasts with the reality of urban centers around the world.
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