Yoel Díaz Vázquez was born in Havana, Cuba, 1973, and lives and works in Berlin. He holds a BA in Sculpture at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba (1997); Diploma in Video Editing and VFX at SAE Institute, Berlin, Germany (2013-14). Through his video installations, he focuses on oral, linguistic and performative urban culture, also including social activism. For him, video, as a media, has the quality of testifying not only immediacy but also actions that gain a documentary value when registered as visual material for posterity. His aim is to draw attention to the critical stances and poetic demands expressed through the work of particular social-artistic groups and to give them a straight physical presence on the visual-arts scene.