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Leandro Soto Papers, 1978-2007 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Ximena Valdivia, 2008.

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Collection Overview

Title: Leandro Soto Papers, 1978-2007Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: CHC5200

Creator: Soto, Leandro

Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The Leandro Soto Papers are organized into two series. Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

GT refers to Gemtrack location

Formats/Genres: Costume design - Drawings, Installations (Art) - United States - Exhibitions, Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery - Drawings

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Leandro Soto Papers consist primarily of original drawings of set and costume designs, audiovisual materials, posters, and photographs of productions and exhibitions documenting the work of visual and performance artist Leandro Soto. While the collection also includes correspondence, clippings, press releases, manuscripts, and theater and exhibitions programs, the bulk of materials relate to Soto’s artistic production in the United States since 1992.

Biographical Note

Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1956, avante garde artist Leandro Soto has participated in more than 200 exhibitions and performances at both national and international levels. Majoring in painting and minoring in graphics, he received his degree in Fine Arts from the National School of Art in Havana. In 1982 he obtained a teaching certificate at the Graduate Art Institute at the University of Havana.

Soto formed part of the “Volumen Uno” art movement in Havana in 1981 and was the first performance-installation artist in Cuba. Along with artists such as José Bedia and Carlos Cárdenas, he is considered part of Cuba’s “1980 generation” of artists. In 1988 he moved to Mexico, where he established the interdisciplinary art school El Tesoro de Tamulté for indigenous children of the Maya-Chontal community.

Throughout his artistic career, he has demonstrated an interest in religion, ritual, and the mythology of indigenous people. Along with his installations and performance art, Soto has designed sets and costumes for theater productions.

From Mexico, Soto went into exile in the United States, teaching at various universities and advising theater groups. He is well known as part of the interdisciplinary and multicultural Latino art movement. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer and Artist in Residence at Arizona State University, West Campus, in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Department.

Subject/Index Terms

Cuban American artists
Performance art - United States
Santeria in art
Set designers
Soto, Leandro, 1956-

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Leandro Soto Papers Finding Aid

Acquisition Method: Gift of Leandro Soto, 2008

Original/Copies Note: Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. For more information please see http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cubanHeritage/chc5200/.

Related Materials: Director Information for Leandro Soto. Cuban/Latino Theater Digital Archive. University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Related Publications:

Soto. Leandro. “E-Motions/E-Mociones.” Presencia negra: teatro cubano de la diáspora (antología crítica). Ed. Armando González-Pérez. Madrid: Editorial Betania, 1999.

-----. Leandro Soto, o las resonancias de la selva. Mexico City: Ninart Centro de Cultura, 1992.

-----. “Performance in Cuba in the 1980s: A Personal Testimony.” Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas. Ed. Coco Fusco. New York: Routledge, 2000. 242-250.

-----. El tesoro de Tamulté: arte desde el trópico. Phoenix, AR: Orbis Press, 2003.

----- and Tony Morales. De palo pa’ rumba: de lo sagrado a lo profano. Yucatán, Mexico: Centro Cultural de Mérida, 2001.

Preferred Citation: Leandro Soto Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid revised and published online by María R. Estorino, October 2008.

Other Note:

Sponsor Note: This collection processed with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Rights Statement:

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Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/chc5200CL.pdf


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Series 1: Personal Papers, undated, 1976-2007Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Files, 1987-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clippings undated, 1976-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 3: El Tesoro de Tamulté, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Volumen 1,, 1981, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1992-2006Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, 1988-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs, 1988-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photographs, 1988-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs, 1988-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs, 1988-1995Add to your cart.
Box GT19A2Add to your cart.
Folder VID1: Video Recording (VHS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Works, undated, 1978-2007Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Visual and Performance Art, undated, 1978-2007Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Exhibition Files, 1978-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 4 Artists, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 1990’s Art from Cuba, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Abacua: Signs of Power, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 10: All Over Again: Recasting Afro-Cuban Archetypes, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Ancestros, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Art Baba 2001: Tribute to Babalu Aye, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Artistas Cubanos al Auxilio, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Artworks of Leandro Soto, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Así es como es, 1986Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs (Fundraiser), 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photographs, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Biennale internazionale dell'arte contemporanea (Florence, Italy), 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographs, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Changó Instalación: Photographs, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photographs, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs, 1996, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photographs, 1996, 1997Add to your cart.
Box GT19A2Add to your cart.
Folder VID2: Arte Cubano en Paulina Miller: Video Recording (VHS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder DVD1: Café III: the Journeys of Cuban Artists: Video Recording (DVD), 2003Add to your cart.
Folder CD1: Curanderismo: Folk Healing in the Southwest (CD), 2006Add to your cart.
Folder VID3: Diaspora: Video Recording (VHS), 2003Add to your cart.
Folder VID4: Video Recording (VHS), undated, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder VID5: Video Recording (VHS), undated, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder VID6: Video Recording (VHS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder DVD2: Video Recording (2 DVDs), 2006Add to your cart.
See Also Redefining Displacement
Folder DVD3: Video Recording (2 DVDs), 2006Add to your cart.
Folder DVD4: Fusion: Trip to India / How Far can We Go?: Video Recording (2 DVDs), 2006Add to your cart.
See Also Redefining Displacement
Folder DVD5: How Far can We Go?: Video Recording (DVDs), 2006Add to your cart.
Folder DVD6: KachIreme: Video Recording (DVD), [2007]Add to your cart.
Folder VID7: Video Recording (VHS 1), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder VID8: Video Recording (VHS 2), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder VID9: El Postmodern Fortuneteller: Video Recording (VHS), 2003Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bienal de La Habana, 1989, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Big Orbit Gallery: Ten years of Spin on Western New York Art, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 3: A Bit of Cuba in the Berkshires, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Breaking Barriers: Contemporary Cuban Art, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Brindis de Sala, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Café: the Journey of Cuban Artists, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Café II: the Journey of Cuban Artists, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Café V: the Journey of Cuban Artists, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Ceremonial Lands, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Cienfuegos Septiembre 5: escenario de una batalla, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Cuban Sunday, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: De palo pa’ rumba, de lo sagrado a lo profano, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Dialogo de 6 poetas y un pintor, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 14: E-Motions, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 15: E-Motions, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 16: E-Pluribus Unum, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 17: E-Pluribus Unum, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Elegua: Crossroads and Liminality, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 19: En mi barrio no se esconde la Fe, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Environments: from Cuba to Arizona, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Exhibición de Arte Contemporáneo Cubano, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 22: A Glance over the Garden, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 23: A Glance over the Garden, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Hispanic Cultural Expo, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 25: La historia del hombre contada por sus casas, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 26: How Far Can we Go?, 2006Add to your cart.
See Also Redefining Displacement
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Posters, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Costume Design, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Efi Visiting the Desert: Sketches, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sketches, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Costume Design, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Set Design, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photographs, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photographs, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photographs, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographs, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photographs, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photographs, undated, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs, undated, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photographs, undated, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Unidentified: Photographs, undated, 1981-2004Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ife-Ilé Afro-Cuban Festival, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Journeys in Machu Picchu, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Latino Perspective, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Leandro Soto at Weiss-Son Fine Arts, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Leandro Soto, o Las resonancias de la selva, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Leandro Soto: Three Installations, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Liborio Wants to Escape = Liborio quiere escapar, 1999-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Man of Rabinal, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Mapping Arizona, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Metaphors: Cuban Artists, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Neruda, déjame cantar por ti, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Niagara, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Obbatala dibuja el mundo, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Oggun Arere!: Afro-Cuban Archetype, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Oggun: Recreating the Bridge among Worlds, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Oppression Images of Intolerance, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Paulina Miller Gallery, 2003-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Pogolotti-Bretch: Siglo XX, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Poiesis: The Language of Images, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Proyecto Arte B, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 21: El Pub (Restaurant), 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Quince artistas cubanos, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Redefining Displacement, 2006Add to your cart.
See Also How Far Can We Go?, Efi Visiting the Desert, or Fusion: Trip to India
Folder 24: Regional Forecast: Current Work by 18 Artists from Northeast Ohio, Buffalo, and Pittsburg, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Retablo familiar, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Rostros de lo femenino, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Shared Visions: India, Mexico, and Cuba, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Soledad de las islas, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 29: The Soul of Coffee, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Telarte V, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Through Brown Eyes, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Touch & Go, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Transracionales, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 34: When the Stones Sing, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Yemaya Altar Installation, 1998Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Theater Designs, undated, 1981-2002Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Production Files (Programs, reviews, clippings), 1981-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Cabaret, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chicago, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Clothes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dancing at Lughnasa, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Los Fantasmas de Tulemón, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Frontiers I, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Frontiers II, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The Grapes of Wrath, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Hay Fever, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 11: I Had a Dream Last Night, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lila, la mariposa, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lysistrata, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 14: The Magic Flute, [1998]Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Malecon / Madre nuestra, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Mar Nuestro, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Matecumbe, el vuelo de un Pedro Pan, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Mirando al tendido, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 19: The Night of the Iguana, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Not in my Season of Songs, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Orquesta de señoritas, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Pasos y entremeses del Siglo de Oro, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Pastorela, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 24: La Peregrina, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Quabbin Dance, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 27: The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Spell # 7, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Tartufee, Vida de Galileo Galilei See La Feria de los Inventos, 1996Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Photographs, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Photographs, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Photographs, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Photographs, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Photographs, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Photographs, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Photographs, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Photographs, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Photographs, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Short Plays from the Spanish Golden Age: Photographs, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Photographs, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Unidentified: Photographs, undated, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cartas de la jaula, una zarzuela insectil: Posters, [2002]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Diario de Campaña de José Martí: Costume Design, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Set Design, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Costume Design, 1997Add to your cart.
Box GT19A2Add to your cart.
Folder VID10: Video Recording (VHS), 1998Add to your cart.
Folder VID11: Video Recording (VHS), undated, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder VID12: Video Recording (VHS), undated, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder VID13: Video Recording (VHS), undated, 1998Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: La Feria de los Inventos: Costume Design, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: El Lazarillo de Tormes: Costume Design, [1982]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Costume Design, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Set Design, [1996]Add to your cart.
Folder 5: No Son Dioses: Costume Design, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Costume Design, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Santa Camila de La Habana Vieja: Set & Costume Design, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Costume Design, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 9: La Vieja dama muestra sus medallas: Set & Costume Design, 1982Add to your cart.

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