The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (LFC) is an autonomous, non-governmental and non-profit institution based in Havana created to protect and promote contemporary Cuban artists and culture, develop research works and new technologies applied to the artistic field, and encourage dialog with both Cuban and international cultural communities. LFC acts as a cultural center to encourage the creation of bridges of understanding in Cuba and abroad.
LFC has established long-term programs with distinguished institutions in Cuba, the U.S. and worldwide. Programs include performances, festivals, exhibitions, exchanges, lectures, seminars, academic courses, workshops, conferences, scholarships and grants.
Founded in 1995 by Peter and Irene Ludwig, world-renowned private European collectors and funded yearly by the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation located in Aachen, Germany.
Board of Directors
Helmo Hernández, President
Wilfredo Benítez, Executive Director
Beatriz Alfonso, Secretary
Dr. Graziella Pogolotti, Advisor
Honorary Committee of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba
Patricia Ariza - Colombian Corporation of Theater, Bogotá
Prof. PhD. Wolfgang Becker - Curator, Aachen
Prof. Achille Bonito Oliva - Art Critic, Rome University
Santiago García - Director, La
Candelaria Theater Company, Bogotá
Claude Gosselin - General and Artistic Director, Centre International d'Art Contemporain, Montreal
Prof. Antje Von Graevenitz - Art Critic, Cologne University Ana Elena Mallet - Curator, México F.D.
Dr. Graziella Pogolotti - President, Alejo Carpentier Foundation, Havana
Dr. Alex Rosenberg - Art dealer, appraiser, New York
Carole Rosenberg - President, The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, New York
Prof. Edward Sullivan - Department of Fine Arts, New York University. Vice President, American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, New York
Pari Shirazi - New York
Ann Marie Stock - Professor, University of William and Mary
The Ludwig Foundation of Cuba
Calle 13 # 509 between D and E
Vedado, Havana, Cuba
Tel (53 7) 832 4270 and (53 7) 832 9128
Fax (53 7) 833 3588