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STUDIES


BA in Art History, Facultad de Artes y Letras, Universidad de La Habana, 1999.
Philology, Facultad de Artes y Letras (two semesters), Universidad de La Habana, 1994.
Classical ballet at Centro Prodanza de Cuba (1990-1999)
School of Visual Arts 20 de octubre, La Habana, Cuba (1988-90).


PRIZES, RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

 

2004
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York.
Cuba: instalaciones nuevas, artistas en residencia, the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh.
Ontario College of Art artist in residency, Toronto.
Mois de la performance (Performance Art biennial), residency and performance, La Centrale, Montreal.
2003
Kunsthochschule fuer Medien Koln, Cologne, Germany; Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung, Aachen and Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, La Habana Scholarship.
2002
Up Front and Personal Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada.
2001
The Second Western Australian International Artists Workshop, Dingo Flat Farm, Walpole/ Access Gallery, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.
National Curatorial Prize, National Council of the Visual Arts, Havana [with Galería DUPP group].
2000
Pinos Nuevos Prize, Literary-artistic Essay and Critic, Cuban Institute of Book (Instituto Cubano del Libro), La Habana, Cuba.
UNESCO Prize for the Arts, VII Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2000) [with Galería DUPP group]


PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (selection)

 

Centre George Pompidou, Paris.
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, US.
Walter Philip Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada.
Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico DF.
Beth Rudin DeWoodin, NY; Angela Goding, NY; Benito Ohara, México D. F; James Rauchman and Paul Hertz, NY; Sydney Levine, CA; John Friedman, NY, Lisa Philips, NY; Nancy Porton, NY; Michael O´Ferray, Perth, Western Australia; Robert Loder, Londres; Cynthia Hollis, Tallahassee, Florida; Thomas Wiegand, Valencia.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2005
Flight of Reason/ El vuelo de la razón, Galerie m:a contemporary, Berlin.
2003
Realidades Mágicas [Magical Realities], Galería 23 y 12, La Habana.
2001
Las formas del instante [Shapes of the Instant], Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana.


PUBLIC INTERVENTIONS


2004
Esperanza (out of season), Parc du Portugal, Montreal
Every Step is a shape of time, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto
2001
Every shape is a shape of time, public intervention in Victoria and Albert Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern, Hayward Gallery, Royal College of Art Galleries, British Museum, White Chapel, Craft Council Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, telephones cabins, undergrounds, buses, houses, toilettes, shops, books, Heathrow International Airport, Gatwick International Airport, Iberia airline plane and night clubs, London.
2000
Cada forma del tiempo (deshielo) [Every shape of time], Bar Cafetería Pulp, Museo Carillo Gill, México, D.F.
2000-1999
Cada sonido (Every sound), intervention, Galería Habana, La Habana, Cuba.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (includes film and video festivals)

 

2005
Videografías invisbles, Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain.
Contactos y mediaciones. Poéticas de lo digital en el arte cubano/ Contact and mediation: Poetics of the digital in Cuban art, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada.
Beograd nekad i sad, Beograd Gallery, Belgrade.
CUADRILATERO, Centro Michon Arte Contemporanea, Livorno.
Reflexiones Intimas, KATT Kunsthalle Attersee, Austria
II Bienal de Jafre, Girona, Spain.
Cubarte.cult.cu, Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany.
IRREDUCIBLE: Contemporary Short Form Video, 1995-2005. CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco/ Miami Art Central, Miami/ Bronx Museum, NYC.
Arteamericas, Galerie Bourbon-Lally, The Coconut Grove Convention Center, Miami.
V Salón de Arte Contemporáneo, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana.
2004
Subasta on line, Galeria Habana, La Habana
In Place of Place, One Night Galerie, California
ArtCologne, Galerie Refugium, Cologne
Cuba: instalaciones nuevas, artistas en residencia, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
Island Nations, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island
Le 6e Mois de la Performance, La Centrale, Montreal.
7a* 11d International Performance Art Festival, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto
Contemporary Cuban Video, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool/ Ritzy Cinema, London
VI Digital Art Saloon, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts), La Habana.
Espacios a la Experimentación III, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, Costa Rica
Labores Domésticas, Centro Provincial de Artes Visuales, Pinar del Río/ Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana.
SCOPE, Images International Festival of film and video, Trinity Square Video, Toronto/ May Works Festival, Emmedia gallery, Calgary.
ARCO art fair, Galerie Refugium, Madrid
Other realities, Galerie Refugium, Berlin
2003
56 Locarno International Film Festival, Italy.
VII Havana Bienal, Complejo La Cabaña, Havana.
An Sich, Casa de la Cultura de Playa, VIII Bienal de La Habana, La Habana.
Más Acá del Horizonte, Convento San Francisco de Asís, VIII Bienal de La Habana, La Habana.
Maneras de inventarse una sonrisa, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, VIII Bienal de La Habana.
Qué?, Espacio Aglutinador, VIII Bienal de La Habana.
V Digital Art Saloon, Centro Pablo de la Torriente Brau, La Habana.
2002
Otra Mirada, (Another Glimpse) Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana.
The Armory Photography Show (Nina Menocal Gallery), Javits Center, New York City, US.
La photographie contemporaine à Cuba. Fnac Etoile, Paris, Francia
Una Fotografía, Dos Fotografías, Casa Vallarta, VII Internacional Book Fair, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Palabras en el Trópico, CENCREM, La Habana.
MA, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana.
La Huella Múltiple, La Casona Gallery, La Habana.
Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, Galería Marta Trava , Sao Paolo, Brasil.
El Arte no es para entenderlo, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana.
2001
Toma 15, Pintura Cubana: Acción!, International College of Film and TV, Centro Cultural Cinematográfico ICAIC, La Habana.
National Video Art Festival, Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, ICAIC, Centro Cultural Cinematográfico ICAIC, La Habana.
II National Photography Saloon, Fototeca de Cuba, Habana.
Elb Art Hamburgo´s Fair (Ars Cuba), Hamburgo, Germany.
III Contemporary Cuban Art Saloon, Centro Wifredo Lam, La Habana.
ArtParis Fair, III edition (Galería Habana), Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.
Hello Cuba/ Breaking Barriers, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art ans Science, Tallahassee, Fl.
III Digital Art Saloon, Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Havana.
Una Fotografía, Dos Fotografías [One Photograph, Two Photographs], Fototeca de Cuba, Havana.
Festival of the Short Piece, Romerías de Mayo, Holguín, Cuba.
The Second Western Australian International Artists Workshop, Dingo Flat Farm, Walpole/ Access Gallery, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.
La Visita [The Visit], DUPP visit Gerardo Mosquera at his house, Blanquita 1502, La Habana.2000
VII Havana Biennial, Morro, Havana.
Ninth International Festival of Performance, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, México D.F.
Zoom.... dupp@hablar.abstraese.cu, Galería DUPP, Centro Andrés Bello, Bogotá, Colombia.
Romerías de Mayo, Guardalavaca Beach, Holguín, Cuba.
La Amistad, Galería DUPP, La Amistad shop, Holguín, Cuba.
Lo nuevo es lo viejo, Galería DUPP, Piano Bar, Teatro Nacional, Havana
Performance Art Festival, Casa de la Cultura Comunitaria, Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Con un pensar abstraído [With an abstract thought], Galería DUPP, Galería Habana, Havana
La Conjunción de la nada (The Nothingness Conjuction], Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Habana.
1999
II Ana Mendieta Performance Festival, Pabellón Cuba, La Habana, Cuba

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY


VIII Bienal de Habana, Christian Rattemeyer, Artforum, February 2004.
8th Havana Biennial: The Bittersweet Taste of Utopia, Gabriela Salgado, Flash Art, January-February 2004.
ARCO 2004 Futuribles, entre el cielo y la tierra, Mariano Navarro, EL cultural número 12-18, Madrid, Febrero 2004.
Contemporary Cuban Video Art, Nerve, Issue 4, Liverpool, Autumn 2004
Mapas Abiertos, Lunwerg Editores SA Barcelona, 2003.
Glenda León, Magali Espinosa, Bomb Magazine, New York, Winter 2002-2003.
Glenda León, Caridad Blanco, Art Nexus, # 49, Bogotá 2003.
Entre el concepto y la apariencia. Dalila López, Revista Arte Cubano # 2.3, La Habana 2003.
Del concepto al defecto: hacia una estética de la ligereza, Suset Sánchez, La Gaceta de Cuba, # 4, La Habana 2003.
Cuba a Paris, Laura Serani, Paris Photo Magazine, Novembre- Décembre, Paris, 2002.
Palabras en el Trópico, Leticia Cordero, exhibition Catalogue, 2002.
Se cierra el Salón, Andrés D. Abreu, Granma newspaper, 01-11-01, Havana.
Para entender o no el arte, Javier Negrin, Noticias de Arte Cubano # 3, marzo 2002.
Glenda León: Jenny Holzer + cirugía estética, Javier Marimón, La Gaceta de Cuba, # 3, La Habana,2001.
www.amitmay.com/art%20gallery/cuba%20perm/cubaperm.htm
PUBLICATIONS (as writer)
La Condición performática (The Performatic Condition), edited by Editorial Letras Cubanas, La Habana. 2001
Intervenciones epocales y abstraídas … Revista Arte Cubano # 2.3, La Habana 2003.
St. James Guide to Hispanic Artists: Profiles of Latino and Latin American Artist, St. James Press, 2002.
Selected Cronology and Exhibition History: Cuban Art since the Revolution, Art Cuba, The New Generation, Holly Block, H.N. Abrams, NY. 2001
Todo espacio, Enema Magazine, April, La Habana. 2000
DUPP: Un fenómeno psicoactivo, Noticias de Arte Cubano # 2, April, La Habana 2000
.Contando formas del tiempo, Noticias de Arte Cubano # 0, February, La Habana 2000
El olor de las almas, La Gaceta de Cuba Magazine # 1, February, La Habana 2000
Intervenciones performáticas, epocales y abstraídas, Cúpulas Magazine, # 11-12, La Habana 2000
Como lágrimas en la lluvia, Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana Magazine, # 16-17, Madrid, España 2000
Bifurcaciones, exhibition catalogue Cimientos del Alma (Inti Hernández), Galería 23 y 12, La Habana, 1999.

 

 

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