• 3Hanoi-Yilian
  • Angelmaidelín Calzadilla Fernández top, Eduardo Hernández Santos
  • 9Orlando-Norberto
  • 11Lisbet-Adislain
  • 4aAlioski-Chucho
  • 7aLudmila-Ibrahim
  • 6aJamie-Sainz
  • 8Lamothe-Yordi


2013 Edition of 30 with 3 artist’s proofs

18.25 x 7.25  x .25 inches, 46.5 x 18.5 x .8cm

Opened: 32.75 inches, 83 cm Lithography, silkscreen, linocut, woodcut on Japanese Kozuke Ivory, Cover: blue Kyoseishi Sora


La Espera is collaboration with 17 Cuban printmakers: Adislen Reyes Pino, Alejandro Sainz Alfonso, Aliosky García Sosa , Angelmaidelín Calzadilla Fernández, Eduardo Hernández Santos, Hanoi Pérez Cordero, Ibrahim Miranda, Jamie Rodríguez Cunill, Janette Brossard Duharte, Jesús Reyes Romeu (Chucho),  Lisbet Corvo Alderete, Liudmila López Dominguez, Luis Lamothe Duribe, Norberto Marrero Pírez, Orlando Montalbán Rodríguez, Yilian Marie Torres Gómez, Yordanis Garcia Delgado.

The wait accompanied by hope generates a devastating vital force, but when the wait becomes a useless lethargy, then will is broken and reason is lost.

Essay by Janette Brossard

The artist book collaborations have grown out of multiple conversations with Cuban artists since 2003.

In 2007 the artists chose three themes that primarily impact their social and political relationships:  Power, Privacy and Waiting.  The trilogy of artists books Cronica insular:  Poder 2010, Privacidad 2011 and La Espera 2013 tell the stories of their lived reality in 21st century Cuba.

The artists have donated five copies of each book to Cuban cultural institutions.


Haas Family Art Library, Yale University

Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College

Skillman Library, Lafayette College

Fenwick Library, George Mason University

Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana

Wilfredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana

Taller Experimenta de la Gráfica, Havana

Casa de las Americas, Havana

UNEAC (Union of Artists and Writers), Havana


2014: Aqui en la lucha: The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY