Outdoor Site-Specific Light Sculpture Installation

13th Havana Biennial / Detras del Muro

MARIPOSA DORADA | Sarra Building, Havana Cuba 2019



Media:  LEDs, diffusion and reflective material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware. stainless steel.

Dimensions:  55 ft x 35 ft x 10 ft. 


MARIPOSA DORADA Inspired by Cuba’s national flower, the Flor de Mariposa, known for transforming form from an elegant blossom to a tool of revolution during colonial times, the installation breathes life into a profound shift in meaning.

Amoros’s lighting sculpture is a captivating invitation to observe its multidimensional essence from various angles as light perpetually weaves an ever-changing dance of brilliance. MARIPOSA DORADA beckons contemplation of balance. The installation reflects the ever-changing course of history, embodying the people’s spirit and indomitable will to seek harmony amidst life’s contradictions.

As a standout piece in the 13th Havana Biennial, MARIPOSA DORADA engages the dialogue that transcends art and culture. This light sculpture installation by Grimanesa Amoros embraces the essence of Cuba’s history and its vibrant artistic landscape.

Description:  The  13th Havana Biennial , the most significant visual arts event in Cuba, transforms the island’s capital city and creates a “cultural corridor” at the same time. Because of this,  creators and the public interact. Therefore working with the  Detras del Muro  organization, Grimanesa Amoros has created  MARIPOSA DORADA, a monumental light sculpture installation for the 13th Havana Biennial. Read the news  here