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Yuneikys Villalonga Hernández

Independent Curator & Lecturer based in Havana, Cuba

Profile

Education
2002 Art Historian-in-residence, Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany. Visit to museums in Aachen, Basel, Cologne, Helsinki, Paris, and Stockholm
1996-2000 Art History, School of Arts and Letters, University of Havana, Cuba
1995-1996 Philology, School of Arts and Letters, University of Havana, Cuba

 

Awards and Fellowships
2006 Batiscafo Residency. Gasworks, London, UK/Havana, Cuba

2004 National Curatorship Award 2004. UNEAC (National Union of Artists and Writers), Havana, Cuba
CAFKA 04 Award. Peace of Mind. Contemporary Art Forum. Kitchener, Canada
2003 Delfina Studios Trust. Invitational Studio-Visit Program, London, England, May
2002 Christoph Merian Foundation. Scholarship for Researching on Contemporary Swiss Art, Basel, Switzerland, May-July
Ludwig Foundation of Aachen. Scholarship for Researching on Contemporary European Art, Aachen, Germany, July
Danish Contemporary Art Foundation. Scholarship for Researching on Contemporary Danish Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, August
Moderna Museet of Stockholm, Scholarship for Researching on Contemporary Swedish Art, Stockholm, August
KIASMA Museum of Art, Helsinki, Finland, August
Gilbert Brownstone Foundation. Scholarship for Researching on Contemporary French Art, Paris, France, September

 

Professional experience
2005-2006 Lecturer at Taller de Arte Conducta, led by Visual Artist Tania Bruguera, Havana, Cuba

2004 Art Consultant, Matanzas Arts Council, Matanzas, Cuba
2000-2003 Art Curator, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba
2000-2003 Associate Professor, Higher Institute of Arts, Havana, Cuba
2003 Playwright, TV Program Signs, Sundays at 5pm, Tele Rebelde Channel, Havana, Cuba
2001-2002 Co-editor, Annotated edition of Del barro y las voces, autobiography by Cuban futurist artist Marcelo PogolottiCuratorial practice -

 

Upcoming Projects
2006 “Flight/Vuelo”. Multimedia event that includes videos and live music from Glasgow. Artists: Pavel Acosta, Nicola Atkinson.Davidson, Glenda Leon, Alejandro Gonzalez. Glasgow, Scotland
“Së Bashku – Juntos – Tillsammans”. (co-curated by Joa Ljunberg, Rodrigo Mallea-Lira and Edi Muka) Artists: Tania Bruguera, Jose Emilio Fuentes, Flutura & Besnik Haxhillari, Marianne Lindberg De Geer, Ylva Ogland, Adrian Paci, Ola Pehrson, Fernando Rodriguez, Anri Sala, Erzen Shkololli, Elin Wikström and Sislej Xhafa, Havana, Cuba
“Groundbreaking Art from Slovenia/Cuba”. (co-curated by Elvis Fuentes) El Morro Castle, Havana, Cuba/ Mestna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
“Utilitarian Dreams”. Artists and architects: Pavel Acosta, Katrin Bohn, Fidel Garcia, Alejandro Gonzalez, Glenn Longden-Thurgood, Tom Phillips, Andre Viljoen. El Morro Castle, Batiscafo Project, Havana, Cuba.

 

Curatorial practice – Exhibitions
2005 Utilitarian Dreams. Brighton Festival of the Digital Moving Image, Lighthouse Foundation, Brighton, UK. Collaborative project with artists and architects from Brighton, England
Buttons Up Havana (in collaboration with Scottish artist Nicola Atkinson, Davidson) On-line project: Ten Cuban artists create and exhibit 100 badges. (See: http://www.nadfly.com/buttonsuphav.php)
Flight. Multimedia event includes works of art and live music from Glasgow, Scotland
2004 Fluorescencia/Fluorescence. Performance/slide show: Cuban artists and a Jazz Band. School of Arts and Letters, University of Havana, Cuba
Pintura de Mar/Sea Painting. Solo Show by Scottish artist Nicola Atkinson. Davidson, Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
Së Bashku – Juntos – Tillsammans. Group Exhibition of Albanian, Swedish and Cuban artists, Stockholm, Sweden
Fear no Art. Video art exhibition, including works by Argentinean, Brasilian and Cuban artists. Matanzas City Hall, Matanzas, Cuba
2003 Fata Morgana; Chasing Mirages. Multimedia event with Canadian artists Ingrid Mayrhofer, Vessna Perunovich, Amelia Jiménez, Ernest Daetwyler y Sadko Hadzihasanovic. VIII Havana Biennial, School of Arts and Letters, University of Havana, Cuba
New Crop Havana. Group Exhibition. Absolut L. A. International, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Së Bashku – Juntos – Tillsammans. Exhibition of Albanian, Swedish and Cuban artists. Tirana Biennial, National Gallery of Tirana, Albania
2002 Grafimanía. Prints exhibition by the professors of the National Academy of the Arts San Alejandro. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba
2001 Varadero a lo cubano. Photographs by Cuban artist Nadal Antelmo. EXPOCUBA-Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba
I National Video-Art Festival. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba-ICAIC-“Hermanos Saíz” Association, Havana, Cuba
Historias del diario. Photographs by Cuban artist Nadal Antelmo. Centro Cultural Cinematográfico ICAIC- Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba
Paisaje Inconcluso. Paintings by Cuban artist Eduardo Rubén García. Centro Cultural Cinematográfico ICAIC- Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba
Eventos Aislados. Drawings by Cuban artist Emilio Castro. Centro Cultural Cinematográfico ICAIC- Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba
2000 Rearmando el Corazón. Site specific installation by Argentinean artist Natalia Blanch, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Lectures
2005 The Utopia of Living Together; Contemporary Cuban Art. Hunterian Art Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland/ Brighton University, England.
2004 The Utopia of Living Together; Contemporary Cuban Art. McMaster University/Art Museum of McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
The Utopia of Living Together. Conference for the MA. in Fine Arts course. School of Arts and Letters, University of Havana, Cuba.
2003 Utopia in contemporary Cuban art. School of Arts and Letters, University of Havana, Cuba.
Së Bashku-Juntos-Tillsammans within the Second Tirana Biennial of Art. Matanzas City Hall, Matanzas, Cuba.
2002 Visual Arts in Cuba. School of Art and Design, Zurich, Switzerland.
Visual Arts in Cuba. Opened Studios, IAAB, Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland.
A selection of Cuban video art. Kunsthaus Basel Land, Basel, Switzerland.
2001 The project as a work of art. Matanzas City Hall, Matanzas, Cuba.
The postminimalistic sculpture in the American scene of the 70s, Matanzas City Hall, Matanzas, Cuba.
2000 Visual Arts Conference, Palace of Junco Museum, Matanzas, Cuba.
1999 International Conference on Visual Arts, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba.
1998 International Conference on Arts and Literature in the Caribbean Area. National Institute of Literature and Linguistics, Havana, Cuba.
Visual Arts Conference, Provincial Museum of Art, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba.

 

Publications (Selection)
“Retratos”. (Cat.) Listen to Me, Matanzas, 2005

“La Huella Real y la Huella Soñada”. Revista del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, no. 10, year 5, San Juan, Puerto Rico, July-December 2004, pp. 28-39. Special edition dedicated to the San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial
“Fluorescence”. (Cat.) Fluorescence, Havana, 2004
“Transparencias”. (Cat.) Pintura de Mar/Sea Painting; Works by Nicola Atkinson. Davidson, Glasgow, 2004
“2002: May 14, 23:00h – September 13, 20:00h”. The Curator. The Leisure Club Mogadishni. Mogapress, Copenhagen, 2003
“Grafimanía”. (Cat.) Grafimanía, San Alejandro School of Visual Arts. Havana, Cuba, October, 2002
“Crónicas de una ascensión al paraíso”. Casa de las Américas, Year XL, #218, Havana, Cuba, Jan-March, 2000. pp. 113-116
“Entrevista a Emilio Castro”. (Cat.) Eventos Aislados; Drawings by Emilio Castro, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba, April, 2001
“Lisett Castillo expone objetos”. Noticias de Arte Cubano #4, Havana, Cuba, November, 2000
“Rincones de la memoria”. La Gaceta de Cuba, #1, UNEAC, Havana, Cuba, Jan-Feb, 2001. p. 63

 

Nadfly Quick Links ImageContributions to following NADFLY works:

 

Flight & Vuelo 2006

 

GI Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Ar

 

Buttons UP Habana 2005

 

Fluorescence/

Fluorescencia

Images from the project

 

Pintura de Mar Sea Painting

Images from the exhibition.


Fluorescence / Fluorescencia 1

Yuneikys Villalonga essay

 

Fluorescence / Fluorescencia 2

Yuneikys Villalonga essay

 

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Transparencies Yuneikys Villalonga essay

 

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Transparencies Yuneikys Villalonga essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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