Orlando Boffill Hernandez was born in Havana, Cuba on October 16, 1964. In 1980, he enrolled in painting and drawing classes at the Taller de Artes Plasticas under the direction of the painter and sculptor Orestes Vergel and located in the municipality of San Miguel del Padron. At the time, the Taller de Artes Plasticas was located in the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. From this experience, the artists’ group called Vigia emerged and Boffill participated with this group in various collective exhibitions. In 1985, he began his university career working towards a Master’s degree in Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana.