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Born in Havana, Cuba (1958)

Antonio Eligio Fernández (Tonel) studied Art History at the University of Havana, Cuba. He left the Island via San Francisco, CA, where he lived from 2000 to 2005.

He has presented several individual exhibitions including The Journey (Talking Walls), Factoría Habana Center for Contemporary Art, Cuba (2012), and Nothing to Learn, Galería Habana, Cuba (2010). He has been included in important group shows including The Berlin Biennale, Germany (2014); La perversión de lo clásico: anarquía de los relatos, 55th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (2013); Las metáforas del cambio, Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba (2012); and The End of Money, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2011). He has also received several awards including The Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Grant and The John Simon Guggenheim Grant.

He resides in Vancouver, Canada.