Arlés del Rio was born on November 6th, 1975 in Havana, Cuba. He has participated in many national and international exhibitions including The XI Havana Biennial, and his public installation "Fly Away" was part of the Behind the Wall Project (Detrás del Muro), also exhibited at The XI Havana Biennial and The 8th Floor Gallery in New York City. Recently, Arlés has participated in group exhibitions such as "Premio Maretti" and "Stealing Base." He was nominated for the 2012-13 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award sponsored by the Reed Foundation. His work is part of private and institutional collections in several countries including the USA, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland and Greece.