The Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art is a cultural
institution dedicated to the study, research and promotion of contemporary
visual arts from developing countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia
and the Caribbean. It is the organizer of the Havana Biennial. It was founded in 1983 as an homage to Wifredo Lam,
the great Cuban artist (1902 - 1982).
The Center is housed in an eighteenth-century building which was formerly
the residence of the Counts of Peñalver. It is located
at the corner of Empedrado and San Ignacio streets, Cathedral Square
in Old Havana. The building has offices, spacious exhibition rooms,
a library, a video library and areas for other cultural activities.