Mabel Poblet Pujol (b. 1986) is a contemporary artist from Cienfuegos, Cuba working in Havana. After graduating from San Alejandro, where she was a student of artist Carlos Garaicoa and the Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA) in 2012, Poblet has recently become a significant figure in the contemporary Cuban art scene. Her work demonstrates a technical mastery learned at ISA and a natural ability to overlay media and trends. Her work ranges from photography, video, and installation to a reinterpretation of pop and kinetic art. Poblet’s work is introspective in that she herself is most often the protagonist or subject matter of each piece. She uses this self-reflection as a portal for viewers to reflect on themselves. The colour red is central to the work of Poblet as she believes this is the colour that best represents the polarities of life and death.
Poblet’s work can be found in collections in France and Cuba and has been exhibited across the United States and Europe, as well as a number of biennials. Poblet has recently been awarded a significant large-scale project in the United States for a new cultural centre, the details of which will be released in early 2017. She is representing Cuba at the 2017 Venice Biennale.