Born in Havana, Cuba (1959)
José Bedia studied at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts and the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba. He left the Island via Mexico (1991-1993).
His work, inspired by Afro-Cuban religions and Native American cultures, has been featured in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions all over the world. Some of his most recent one-person shows include José Bedia: Mujer Natura, Art Palm Beach (2018), and José Bedia Fieldwork: Selections from the De La Cruz Collection and the Artist, NSU Fort Lauderdale Museum (2017). As one of the leading artists of his generation, he is constantly featured in exhibitions that focus on contemporary Cuban art. He has received many awards including the Prize at the II Biennial Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; the Cintas Foundation Grant, New York, NY; and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant, New York, NY.
He lives and works in Miami, FL.