Biography

Born in Havana, Cuba (1989), Mari Claudia García studied at the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy (2004-2008), and at the School of Visual Arts of the University of the Arts, ISA (2008-2013). She taught the Creation Workshop for four years at that institution, from which she also obtained an MA in Formative Processes of Visual Arts (2018). In 2019 she began working as Manager at Brigade Residency, a residency project for Danish artists in Havana. She held that position until March 2021.

She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Cuba and abroad. Among the shows in 2019, collateral to the Havana Biennial, we can mention: Illness has a color at Estudio 50; and Seamos realistas, pidamos lo imposible at Arsenal Habana. Furthermore, it can also refer Vanidades (2018), her more recent  solo show at Servando Gallery, also in Havana. She has been invited to several editions of the Salon de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo SACC and she has been awarded with grants/fellowships such as: Juan Francisco Elso (2015), Havana Cultura (2013) and Estudio 21 (2012). In 2017 she was the artist-in-residence at La Isla Residencia, Holbox, Mexico.

Her art practice is fundamentally anchored in the study of communication and language, crossed by a social and political perspective, which includes power relations and local culture as constructions that impact on that center. She uses different resources and media, which at times mix. She has produced mostly object, installation, video, photography. She has been interested in the way of consumption for her pieces and in the circulation channels of part of her work in non-conventional spaces of art, inviting the audience to get involved in a dynamic and participant way.

Her work has been collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and by the Cisneros-Fontanals Foundation in Miami. She is currently pursuing an MFA in the Sculpture Department at Rhode Island School of Design RISD, (2023).