1971 Born in La Habana, Cuba.

Lives and works in Mexico City.


Known for his large format blurry paintings with dotted texts and his endless investigation into the structure and language of an artwork, Raúl Cordero (Havana, 1971) has successfully merged figurative painting and text-based conceptual art throughout his career. Exhibiting in museums and galleries around the world, while establishing a very personal universe that explores the visual manifestation of language and investigates the cognitive links between “looking at” and “reading” art.


Musée National D´Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris, France / Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba / Centro Wifredo Lam. La Habana, Cuba. / Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. / Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. / Columbus Museum of Arts, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. / Museum of  Art. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. U.S.A. / DAROS Latinoamérica Collection, Zürich, Suiza. / 21C Art Museum. Kentucky, Illinois, U.S.A. / Museum for Contemporary Art. San Diego, California, U.S.A. / Museum of Latin American Art. MOLAA, California, U.S.A. / Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Holland. / Neuberger Berman, New York, U.S.A. / Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK), Gent, Belgium. / Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno. Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain.  University of Central Florida Library Collection, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. / Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), Spain. / The Pizzuti Collection. Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. / The Vanmoerkerke Collection. Oostende, Belgium / Consejo Nacional de Artes Plásticas. La Habana, Cuba. / Pérez Art Museum. Miami, Florida, U.S.A.


Studied at the Academia San Alejandro and the Instituto Superior de Diseño, in Havana, Cuba; The Graphic Media Development Centre and the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, in The Nederlands. Has taught as visiting professor at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), in Havana, Cuba; at the San Francisco Art Institute, in San Francisco, California and at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the United States of America.