Yovani Bauta graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba, as Professor of Painting and Drawing. The artist has received global recognition for his work. His work has been reviewed and published in a variety of art magazines and books in Mexico, France and the US, with exhibitions in Germany, France, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, The United States, and Cuba. Bauta lectured at: the New School of Social Research, in New York, at Florida International University, and at the University of Michigan, among other academic institutions. His essay “Los Cuerpos de la Nación” was published by Baquiana Editorial in May 2003 and launched at the University of Cadiz, Spain where he participated as a panelist in the conference "Intelectuales Cubanos de la Diaspora", ("Cuban Intellectuals in the Diaspora"). "When an artist submerges himself in the history of his subject, he discovers new paths, which not only enrich the work, but serve to take him to unexpected places." Yovanni Bauta continues to exhibit and travel widely, though he still works and resides in Miami.