Oswaldo DeLeon Kantule

Oswaldo DeLeón Kantule (also known as “Achu”) was born in Ustupu, Kuna Yala, Panama, in 1964. He began painting (self-taught) in the 1980′s. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Panama. He has exhibited his work in Panama, Cuba, Canada, France, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and the USA, and his paintings are in private collections in Panama, Cuba, Spain, France, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Portugal, and Argentina. In 2008, Oswaldo was awarded the Visual Arts prize at the 2nd Biennial of Indigenous Art in Quito, Ecuador. The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in Guelph, Ontario, has acquired two of his pieces for their permanent collection. Since 2007 he has curated several shows of Latin American art.

Childhood: Yummy Memories - A plate is a canvas, a canvas full of thoughts and memories.
The idea behind this colourful exhibition is to celebrate childhood memories of favourite foods that we loved as kids, and to remember the most delicious flavours linked to our heritage and childhoods. Integral to our family memories, these are cherished meals that we miss from the time of our grandmothers and joyful family gatherings in our country of origin. Although we may still enjoy them here in our city today, these delightful dishes reconnect us to our childhood.

Exhibition at Harbourfront Centre, Marilyn Brewer Space, Toronto, Canada; in the framework of Pan American Festival.

Oswaldo DeLeon Kantule (website)