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CURRICULUM VITAE

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Havana, Cuba, 1968.
Lives and works between Havana and Chicago.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2004
Dated Flesh, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, United States.


2003
Esercizio di resistenza. Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Curated by Roberto Pinto. (catalogue).

Autobiografia. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba.
(catalogue).


2002
Ingeniero de almas, Palacio de Abrantes, Salamanca, Spain. (catalogue)

Tania Bruguera – Ghada Amer, San Francisco Art Institute, San
Francisco, California, United States (brochure).


2001
La isla en peso, Casa de las Américas, Havana. (catalogue).
LiebmanMagnan Gallery, New York.


1999
Recent work, Vera van Laer Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
Lo que me corresponde, Colloquia - arte contemporáneo,
Ciudad Guatemala, Guatemala. (catalogue).


1997
El peso de la culpa, Tejadillo 214, Havana.
Anima, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,Illinois, U.S


1996
Cabeza abajo, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana. (catalogue).
Lágrimas de tránsito, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana. (catalogue).


1995
Lo que me corresponde, artist's home, Havana.
Soñando, with Fernando Rodriguez, Gasworks Studios Gallery, London, England.


1993
Memoria de la postguerra, Galería Plaza Vieja, Havana. (catalogue).


1992
Ana Mendieta. Sala Polivalente, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana. (catalogue).


1986
Marilyn is alive. Galeria Leopoldo Romañach. Academia de San
Alejandro, Havana.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2004

Art Projects, Art Basel, Miami, United States.

Shangai Bienale, Shangai, China.

Island Nations, RISD Museum, Rhode Island, United States. Curated by Judith Tannenbaum and René Morales.

2003

The Royal, royal trip. PS1, New York, New York.
Palacio del Patio Herreriano, Valladollid, Spain.
Curated by Harald Szeemann. (catalogue).

Poetic Justice. 8th Istanbul Bienale, Istanbul, Turkey. Curated by Dan Cameron. (catalogue).

The living museum. Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Curated by Udo Kittelmann. (brochure).


2002

Fusion Cuisine. Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece. Curated by Katerina Gregos. (catalogue).

Extreme Existance. Pratt Institute. New York. Curated by Klaus Ottoman. (catalogue)

Documenta 11. Kassel, Germany. Curated by Okwui Enwezor. (
(catalogue).

The Stone and water. Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland. Curated by Malin Barth. (catalogue).

No place. IFA Gallery, Bonn, Germany. Curated by Magda González. (catalogue).

III Bienal de Lima, Lima Peru. Curated by Luis Lama (catalogue).

F.A.I.R The Royal College, London. Curated by “The young beaurocrats.” (catalogue).


2001

A little bit of history repeated. Kunst Werte, Berlin,Germany.Curated by Jens Hoffmann. (catalogue).

Mercancias. Espacio C, Cantabria, Spain Curated by Orlando Brito. (catalogue).

Span, International Performance Arts Residency Project, London, United Kingdom. 2.London Curated by Andre Stitt and Roddy Hunter.

The Plateau of Humankind. 49th Venice Bienal, Venice, Italy. Curated by Harald Szeemann. (catalogue).

Do you have time?, LiebmanMagnan Gallery, New York. Curated by Penny Liebman and Kathy Magnan.

Project Room, Algunas Islas ARCO: Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Recinto Ferial Juan Carlos I, Madrid, Spain. Curated by Rosa Martinez and Ocatvio Zayas. Yuko Hasegawa. (catalogue)

2000

Uno mas cerca del otro, VII Bienal de la Habana, Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, Galería de Contraminas de San Ambrosio, La Habana. Curated by Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam (catalogue)

Arte all Arte, 5th edition, Fortezza di Poggio Imperiale, Arte Continua, Poggibonsi, Tuscany, Italy. Curated by Roberto Pinto and Gilda Williams. (catalogue).

Exotica Incognita, 3rd. Kwangju Bienale, Kwangju. Curated by Yu Yeon Kim (catalogue)

Cutting Edge. ARCO: Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Recinto Ferial Juan Carlos I Madrid, Spain. Curated by Kcho, Rafael Acosta, Jorge Fernández. (catalogue).

1999

Videodrome, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Curated by Dan Cameron.

Utopia/Distopia, 8va. Muestra Internacional de Performance, Mexico City, Mexico. Curated by Guillermo Santamarina.

Looking for a Place, III International Biennial, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. Curated by Rosa Martinez (catalogue)

Happening, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium. Curated by Jan Hoet.

Cuba -Maps of desire, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria. Curated by Eugenio Valdes and Gerald Matt (catalogue)

1998

Art in Freedom, Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Curated by Els van der Plas, Chris Dercon.

The Garden of Forking Paths, (traveling exhibition, 1998-1999) Helsinski City Art Museum, Helsinski, Finland; Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark; EdsuikKunst & Kultur, Stockholm, Sweden. (catalogue) Curated by Octavio Zayas (catalogue)

II Salón de Arte Contemporáneo, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana.

La dirección de la mirada, Stadhaus, Zürich; Musée de Beaux Arts, La Chaux-des-Fonds, Switzerland. Curated by Inés Anselmi and Eugenio Valdes (catalogue).

Obsesiones. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana. Curated by Magda Ileana González.

De discretas autorías. Cuba y Venezuela: Nuevas poéticas, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Mario Abreu, Maracay, Venezuela. Curated
by Nydia Gutiérrez (catalogue).

Fragmentos a su imán. Galería Latinoamericana, Casa de las Américas, Havana. Curated by Tamara Díaz Bringas (catalogue).

III Bienal Barro de América. Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela. Curated by Roberto Guevara.

Desde el cuerpo: Alegorías de lo femenino, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas. Curated by Carmen Hernández.

1997

Trade routes, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, The Electric Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa. Curated by Okwui Enwezor. (catalogue)

Troisiéme Manifestation International video et art electronique de Champs Libres, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1990's Art from Cuba, a national residency and exhibition program (traveling exhibition 1997-1999) Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago; Art in General, New York; Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, New York. Curated by Holly Block, Betti-Sue Hertz (catalogue).

Trabajo por cuenta propia, Facultad de Artes y Letras, University of Havana, Havana. Curated by Jorge de Armas.

New Art from Cuba: Utopic Territories, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Curated by Scott Watson and Eugenio Valdés. (catalogue).

Las mieles del silencio, Galería Latinoamericana, Casa de las Américas, Havana. Curated by Yamilys Brito.

El ocultamiento de las almas, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana. Curated by Omar Pascual.

1996 23rd Sao Paolo International Biennial, Parque do Ibirapuera, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Curated by Llilian Yanes (catalogue).

The visible and the invisible -- representing the body in contemporary art and society, St. Pancras Church, Institute of International Visual Art, London

La carne, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana. Curated by Sandra Ceballos and Ezequiel Suárez (catalogue).

I Salón Internacional de Estandartes, Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, México. Museo X Teresa, Mexico City. Curated by Marta Palau.

Otras Escri(p)turas, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana. Curated by Omar Pascual.

Un giro de tuerca, Galería Taller de Serigrafía René Portocarrero, Havana. Curated by Omar Pascual.

Mujeres por mujeres, Galería Imago, Gran Teatro de la Habana, Havana.

1995

1st Contemporary Art Competition, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana. (catalogue)

ART/OMI International Workshop, Hudson, New York.

II Bienal del Barro, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Lía Bermudez, Maracaibo, Venezuela. Curated by Roberto Guevara (catalogue)

La Isla Posible, Centro di Cultura Contemporania, Barcelona, Spain. Curated by Iván de la Nuez and Juan Pablo Ballester (catalogue)

New Art from Cuba, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria, England. Curated by James Peto. (catalogue)

Las formas de la tierra, Galería Buades, Madrid. Curated by Jesus Cañete.

1994

La otra orilla, V Havana Biennial, Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana. Curated by Eugenio Valdés and Magda Ileana González (catalogue)

Una brecha entre el cielo y la tierra, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana. Curated by Tania Bruguera (catalogue)

Utopía, Galería Espada, Casa del Joven Creador, Havana. Curated by Elio Rodrîguez.

Catálogo, Galería Catálogo, Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, Havana.

Salón de la Ciudad '94, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana.

1993

XI International Drawing Biennial, Middlesbrough Fine Arts Museum,
Cleveland, England.

La nube en pantalones, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana. Curated by Corina Matamoros.

Dibujo no te olvido, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana.

1992

2nd International Poster Biennial, Museo José Luis Cuevas. Mexico City.

1989

II Festival de la Creación y la investigación, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana.

Fotografía manipulada, workshop’s exhibition, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana. Curated by Luis Camnitzer.

Es sólo lo que ves (arte abstracto). Havana. Curated by Glexis Novoa.

1988

No por mucho madrugar amanece más temprano, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana. Curated by Rubén Torres Llorca.

1987

I Festival de la Creación y la investigación, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana.

1986

Proteo,Galería Leopoldo Romañach, Academia de Artes Plásticas San Alejandro, Havana.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION IN THE INTERNET:

Threads of the Woven. Universe in Universe.
http://universes-in-universe.de/woven-maze/index2.html. Curated by Pat Binder.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

2004 -
Faculty, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.

Faculty, Connected Images, Columbia College, Chicago.

Invited lecturer, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada.

2002 -
Founder / Director Cátedra Arte de Conducta. A time based and performance art studies department, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba.

Invited lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, U.S.

2002
Invited Faculty, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, U.S.

Invited Faculty, New Genre Department, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco California, U.S.

2001
Invited lecturer, The Royal College, London, England.

1998
Invited lecturer, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

1992-96
Professor, painting department, Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana.

1995
Teacher, Workshop and exhibition Juego de Imágenes, XVII Festival of New Latin American Film, Instituto de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica, Havana.

1994
Curator of group exhibition Una brecha entre el cielo y la tierra (in conjunction with the V Havana Biennial), Centro de Artes Plástica y Diseño, Havana.

Teacher, interdisciplinary creativity workshop, Comunidad Las Terrazas, Pinar del Rîo, Cuba.

1992-93
Coordinating director, project for children with behavioral difficulties, Escuela Victor Marante, Tomás Sánchez Foundation, Havana.


VIDEOS:

Poetic justice. (Video installation, 8 channels), 2003, 0:10 min. on loop.

La isla en peso. (8 channels). .2001, 8:00 min. on loop.

Tania Bruguera, Performances 1994-2001 (Selection). 2001, 19:00 min.

Jugando con los sentimientos (Playing with feelings) 2000, 5:00 min. on loop.

El peso de la culpa (The burden of guilt) 1997, 4:55 min., Production Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria.

Cabeza abajo (Head down), 1997, 10:05 min., Production Western Front, Vancouver, Canada.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

MMK (Museum of Modern Kunst), Frankfurt, Germany.

Daros Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland.

JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York.

Museum of Modern Art, artist book collection. New York.

Bronx Museum, New York.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana.

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana.

The New Museum for Latin American Art, Essex, England.

Colección Barro de América, Maracaibo, Venezuela.


FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES:

2004

Le Mois de la Performance, La Centrale, Montreal, Canada.

7a11d, International Performance Festival, Toronto, Canada.

2002

Resident Faculty, Skowhegan Residency Program, New York.

Visiting Artist/ Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.

2001

Artist in Residency, Khoj artists residency, Modinagar, India.

1999 Merit Scholarship, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

1998

Fellowship, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, United States.

Artist in Residency, Headlands Centers for the Arts, Sausalito, California, United States.

Artist in Residency, Fundación Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Maracay, Mario Abreu, Maracay, Venezuela. February-March.

1997

Artist in Residency, "1990's Art from Cuba," a national residency and exhibition program. Art in General, The Bronx Council for the Art, The Andy Warhol Foundation, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Illinois.

Artist in Residency, The Western Front, media department, Vancouver.

Artist in Residency, Ephemeral Sculpture International Workshop, VI Havana Biennal, Soroa, Pinar del Rio, Cuba. May.

1995

Artist in Residency, The Gasworks Studios, London.

Artist in Residency, ART/OMI International Workshop, Hudson, New York.

Artists in Residency, Xamaca Workshop, Crystal Spring, Jamaica.


 

EDUCATION:

1999-2001
MFA Performance, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

1987-1992
Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana.

1983-87
Escuela de Artes Plásticas San Alejandro, Havana.

1980-83
Escuela Elemental de Artes Plásticas 20 de Octubre, Havana.


SELECTED LECTURES:


S.I.T.A.C., Mexico City, Mexico.

Universidad Autónoma de Mexico, Toluca, Mexico.

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

La Centrale, Montreal.

Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.

The New School, New York, United States.

Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Kunst Akademie, Kassel, Germany.

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.

The Royal College, London, England.

The Kitchen, New York.

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam. Cuba.

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

The School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.

Hunter College, New York.

Columbia College, Chicago, United States.

DePaul University, Chicago.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.

Essex University, Essex, England.

Slade College of Art, London.

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.

ART/OMI, Hudson, New York.