Victor Mora

Victor Mora
Born Victor Francisco Hernandez Mora in the City of Havana in 1964, Mora studied in both Havana and Santiago de Cuba.  He graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the Escuela de Diseño (School of Design) in Havana.

He has exhibited in over 20 solo exhibition and more than 40 collective shows in Havana.  Mora deals with themes of infancy and youth in attempts to bring out the “sleeping child in each of us”, our whimsical and playful selves.

Mora and his work have been featured in a number of publications in Cuba including Granma and the magazines Apunte and Espacio.  Victor Mora illustrated a children's book, "El Guije de Manguitoa," (written by Elvia Perez, 2006 published in Havana), which is a book of Cuban folktales in English and Spanish.  It is a delicate tale that Mora hopes will begin with the children of Cuba, a renewal of nearly-lost legends of their roots in Africa.  For this work, he has been given two awards in the United States.

His work has been placed in various national and foreign galleries, and has been shown in Project Cuba-Brazil-Germany in various Bienales de la Habana.