José Bedia is a contemporary Cuban painter known for his Neo-Primitive figurative style. His works frequently depict mythical elements, altars, and other sacramental imagery, often serving as a pointed critique of colonialism. Bedia participated in the first Havana Biennial in 1984, and later was selected to represent Cuba at the Venice Biennale in 1990. Two years later, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in New York. The artist has shown work all over the world, notably including a solo show at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles as well as in the collections of the Museo Nacional Palacio de Bellas Artes (La Habana), MoMa , the Metropolitan Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), Guggenheim, Tate Modern, Smithsonian Museum (Washington), The Colección Daros (Zurich), and more. The artist currently resides in Miami, Florida.