Vicente Rodriguez Bonachea (Havana, 1957 - 2012)



Vicente R. Bonachea graduated from San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba in 1976. Since then, he worked as an artist, designer and educator at several prestigious institutions in Cuba such as Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematografica (ICAIC), Instituto Politecnico de Diseño Industrial and Escuela Elemental de Arte Paulita Concepcion. He was also a member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).

During his long and fruitful career, Bonachea illustrated books for children and young adults in Cuba and abroad. In addition, several of his Murals can be seen in the streets of Havana, Varadero, Villa Clara and other Cuban cities.

Bonachea exhibited his work extensively in Cuba, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Costa Rica, France, Austria, Mexico, Finland, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Japan, China, Spain, United States, Canada and Brazil.