Curated by David Guerra, the Havana-born founder of A R E A Gallery, Cubaneo opened in October 2017 at New England's largest Latinx cultural center Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston. Eight mosaics in the series were exhibited with accompanying artist commentary and audio interviews.
Writes Guerra, "Cubaneo is the term used in Cuba to refer not to the Cuban identity but to the ways that identity is expressed. While access to what's Cuban may be achieved without even visiting the island, exposure to Cubaneo can only be achieved in Cuba, immersed and surrounded by Cubans. Only then can their behavior, including negative attitudes, their interactions and aspirations, their feelings and ways of being and living reveal itself. These mosaics capture the essence of Cubaneo, leaving behind the foreign and naïve views often used by other photographers looking to depict this island and its people."