Tony Labat

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Tony Labat (born 1951) is a Cuban-American multimedia and installation artist. He has exhibited internationally over the last 40 years, developing a body of work in performance, [1] Video, [2] sculpture and Installation. Labat's work has dealt with investigations of the body, [3] popular culture, [4] identity, [5] urban relations, [6] politics, [7] and the media. [8] His work is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. [9]


Early life and education

Labat was born in Havana, Cuba in 1951. [10] [11] [12] He emigrated from Cuba to Miami, Florida when he was fifteen. [13] He received his BFA (1978) and his MFA (1980) from the San Francisco Art Institute, [14] where he has taught since 1985.


In 2005 Labat had a survey exhibition of his work in conjunction with the publication of "Trust Me." [15] Other exhibitions include:

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