Cuban cultural exchange in Key West

  • Cuban artist Sandra Ramos poses with a video installation titled 'In my head.' The pupils of the eyes in the photograph provide a portal through which a video can be viewed. ROMAN LYSKOWSKI / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sandra Ramos' 2011 work, 90 Millas.

  • Artist Juan EGO, who fled Cuba in 1994 on a homemade raft, shows the first painting he ever sold, for 20 pesos in Havana. He got it back years later, paying $200 for it. Now it hangs in a gallery in Key West. CAMMY CLARK / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Juan EGO painted the "Ladies in White," an opposition movement group in Cuba made up of wives and female relatives of jailed dissidents. Cammy Clark

  • Cuban-American artist Xavier Cortada (left) speaks with Cuban artist Roberto Fabelo during a cultural exchange in Key West. Courtesy of Xavier Cortada

  •   Courtesy of Xavier Cortada

  • Manuel Mendive's artwork from 2010, De la serie Hachas de Doble Filo.

  • The Merger's American Dream, created in 2011.

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  • Cuban artist Ruben Alpizar brought several works to exhibit in Key West, including this one that is part of a series called Pequeños Vínculos. CAMMY CLARK / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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