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Born in Havana – Cuba on September 2, 1963. He graduated as a doctor of medicine (1987) and psychiatrist (1993). Self-taught caricaturist, illustrator and painter.
He published his first caricature in 1984, in Opina magazine. From that date his works have appeared in the main Cuban publications and numerous publications around the world.
Ares works in Havana as an independent creator, has had numerous personal exhibitions and has won more than one hundred and fifty international awards. He has published more than twenty books and illustrated another hundred. He has collaborated with television and animated films.
In 1994, he was nominated by the Witty World Magazine, USA, to be included in the list of the best cartoonists of the world. He was also nominated by Cuba to the Quevedos Iberoamercan Cartoon Award, and was included in the Memory Project Book, as one of the most relevant visual artists of Cuba in the 20th century.
In 2002, He was awarded the National Culture Medal, by the Cuban Culture Minister.
His works have been published around the world, and he has won more than one hundred awards, out of which, sixty-two are international.
International Awards (selection)
He has taught numerous courses and conducted many conferences on graphic humor in Cuba, Iran, Mexico, Colombia, Turkey, Canada, Finland, Venezuela and Spain and has been the organizer of several international cartoon events in Cuba and abroad. He has worked as an international jury in humor salons on multiple occasions in various places such as Mexico, Italy, Brazil, Cuba, Iran and Turkey
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