Observe artists in action at this independent workshop for Cubans with mental health disorders.

Cuba’s art scene flourishes in large part due to support and funding from the government. So to help showcase outsider voices, Samuel Riera launched the independent Riera Studio in 2012. Built outside mainstream art institutions, the Riera Studio is a space for artists with no formal training and people on the margins of Cuban society.

Reflecting the mental ailments and vulnerable social status of its artists, the Riera Studio often showcases non-conventional materials and techniques. You’ll have the opportunity to watch these artists in action and to learn more about the studio’s mission.