Dagoberto Rodríguez

Artwork: Habana 2040, 2023.


Dagoberto combining architecture, design and sculpture makes use of humor and irony to review artistic and sociopolitical issues, as well as the idea of inhabiting the world.

“My work is, somehow, a way of understanding the space in which we inhabit. Always I have had a great connection with architecture and with the spaces where life takes place. For me they are not simple utilitarian objects, but there is a whole language hidden in all those objects. Any corner of your house has a hidden message. The utility is there, but also a message about existence that should be logged. I think that the work of the artist is a work of translation where you amplify those messages of daily life with a thousand layers and with a artistic language. Art is a perfect tool for knowledge and recording of existence.”


  • 1995-1996 Endowment, Departamento de Exposiciones y Colecciones, Ministerio de Cultura Español. Madrid, Spain.
  • 1997 Premio de Encuesta Popular, Revista El Mundo. Feria ARCO. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2000 Premio Fomento de las Artes, UNESCO, VII Bienal de La Habana. Havana, Cuba.
  • 2002 Medalla por la Cultura Nacional, Ministerio de Cultura. Havana, Cuba.
  • 2021 EFG Latin American Art Award in partnership with ArtNexus.