Henry Ballate was born on July 30, 1966, in Aguada de Pasajeros, Cuba. He is a Cuban-American visual artist, curator and Art History Professor. He left cuba in a flimsy raft through the treacherous waters of the Florida Straits in 1994 to establish himself in Miami where he works and lives since then in exile. Henry received his BFA in Graphic Design, 2007 and his MFA in Visual Arts from Miami International University of Art and Design in 2010. Previously, he studied drawing and painting at the Accademia italiana in Florence, Italy, and graduated from the Art Instructors school in Matanzas, Cuba.


In his work, Henry merges art history with the contemporary style by using popular symbols, visuals, and techniques of his own making. He deals with provocative themes in his art, mixing them with popular culture in order to create a significant message. His work is easily recognizable through his use of known iconography, which are essential to his public interventions and appropriations. Throughout his career, he has exhibited at solo and group shows in America, Europe, and Asia. His works are part of private collections in the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy.

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Luna Over Miami


I am intrigued with your book Luna Over Miami. You have captured the vivacity and lushness of Miami in your baeutiful Spanish and equally beautiful English. 


Henry King Stanford 

President Emeritus University of Miami

Error de Imprenta


Quien recorra las letras de este libro de poesía, viajará por espacios atemporales y se enfrentará, íntegramente, a las intermitencias y vacuidades que han marcado la vida de su autor. El “no lugar”, la irreverencia y el desacato de no tener un gobierno más allá de la propia conciencia, condicionan la voz de quien escribe y lee, tornando las palabras en pequeños botecitos de madera para salir a flote. 

Roxana M. Bermejo

Re-Appropriation of Fine Arts Through Technology


This book analyze the impact of computer technology on my artwork. It will explain how the computer has become a tool in my creative processes; as well examine the history of erotic iconography, its use, and critical judgment. Finally, It will demonstrate that, through the ages, artists have reinforced other artist’s images in their own works of art.