Born in Caibarien, Cuba (1954)
Flavio Garciandía studied at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba. He moved to Mexico, in 1995.
He played a significant role in the development of the contemporary art scene in the 1970s and 1980s, and is considered one of the first conceptual artists in Latin America. His work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions including Flavio Garciandía: I Insulted John Baldessari in Havana (2004) and No Man is a Brush, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2012). He has received several awards including the National Award of Cuban Culture, Havana, Cuba; and the John Simon Fellowship, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant, New York, NY. He participated in a Residency at Old Wesbury College, New York, and he was invited as a guest professor to the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland.
He lives in Monterrey, Mexico.