William Acosta was born in Havana, Cuba in 1984 and graduated with a BFA from San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, Havana in 2004. He completed a drawing workshop in 2000 at the Visual Arts Experimental Center José Antonio Díaz Peláez, Havana.

With a sharp focus on people’s obsession with beauty and appearance, and the resulting dualities often exposed by social media, William Acosta creates images glamorous on the surface and open to deeper consideration.

"I represent a society obsessed with lifestyle, glamour and iconography... Capable of ruining their own lives by following what the publicity tells them. What to buy and how to live. Spending their entire lives doing something they hate, trying to get something they "think" they would like to have and... If by any chance they get it, they won't have enough time to enjoy it."

His work has been included in group and personal exhibitions in Cuba, the United States, Panama, Spain, Chile, Peru, Lebanon, Colombia and Russia. 

William currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba.


Ki-Moon-O, 2019 Mixed Media on Paper 11"W x 14 1/2"H

Striped Beach Blanket, c.2017 Mixed Media on Canvas 8.5”W x 11.5”H

Beach Day No. 3, c. 2017 Mixed Media on Paper 8.5”W x 11”H

Ki-Moon-O, 2019 Mixed Media on Paper 11"W x 14 1/2"H