Resumé

Currículum Vitae

Mari Claudia García Ruiz.

Havana, Cuba, 1989.
mclaudiagr75@gmail.com

Professional experience:

  • 2021 (one semester)- Teaching Assistant for Assistant Professor Carla Edwards at the Senior Sculpture Studio. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Providence, USA.
  • 2019-2021- Manager at BRIGADE Residency for Danish artists. Havana, Cuba.
  • 2013-2017- Instructor of the Creation Workshop for third year students. Visual Arts School, University of the Arts (ISA). Havana, Cuba.

Education:

  • 2023- MFA in Sculpture. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Rhode Island, USA.
  • 2018- MA in Formative Processes Arts with Major in Visual Arts. University of the Arts (ISA). Havana, Cuba. 
  • 2008-2013- BFA with Honors. University of the Arts (ISA). Havana, Cuba.
  • 2004-2008- Diploma. San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy. Havana, Cuba.

Solo shows:

  • 2018- “Vanidades”. Servando Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
  • 2015- “Compilación temporal”. Ludwig Foundation. Havana, Cuba.
  • 2013- “Zoom”. Visual Arts Development Center (CDAV). Havana, Cuba.

Selected group shows:

2019 (all collateral to the XIII Havana Biennial)

  • “Illness has a color”. Estudio 50. Havana, Cuba. 
  • “Seamos realistas, pidamos lo imposible”. Arsenal Habana. Havana, Cuba.
  • “Obra en ejecución”. Centro A+. Havana, Cuba.

2017

  • “Un ensayo de colaboración”. 6th Cuban Contemporary Art Salon (SACC). Visual Arts Development Center. Havana, Cuba.
  • “De donde crece la Palma”. LatLab. Los Angeles, United States. 
  • “Archivo XX”. La Acacia Gallery. Havana, Cuba.

2016

  • “El Yuma”. AREA Gallery. Boston, United States. 
  • “Señales de Cuba. Propuestas femeninas”. European Parliament and BOZAR Museum, Brussels, Belgium; UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France.

2015

  • “Ojalá”. Künstlerforum Bonn. Bonn, Germany.
  • “Puntos suspensivos”, collateral to the XII Havana Biennial. Gallery of the Rum Museum. Havana, Cuba.
  • “Sin oficio ni beneficio”, collateral to the XII Havana Biennial. La Moderna Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
  • “Uno para unos, unos para uno”, collateral to the XII Havana Biennial. Miramar Gallery. Miramar Trade Center. Havana, Cuba.

2014

  • “Sans Serif”. Kesselhaus. Berlin, Germany.
  • “X´l 2”. 6th Cuban Contemporary Art Salon (SACC). Visual Arts Development Center. Havana, Cuba.
  • “Pan y circo”. Ballet School Ruins (actually known as Circus Ruins). University of the Arts (ISA). Havana, Cuba.

2014 / 2013

  • “Feminine voices and poetics. 1990-2013”. SOMArts Gallery / Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. San Francisco, United States.

2012

  • “Layers”, XI Havana Biennial. University of the Arts (ISA). Havana, Cuba.

2011

  • “Cripsis”. University of the Arts (ISA). Havana, Cuba.
  • “Torbellino II”. Havana Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
  • “Sotto Voce”. Visual Arts Development Center (CDAV). Havana, Cuba.

2010

  • “Viene el lobo (el verdadero loop)”. Factoría Habana Gallery. Havana, Cuba.

2009

  • “Cambio y fuera”, collateral to the X Havana Biennial. University of the Arts (ISA). Havana, Cuba.

GRANTS / AWARDS:

  • 2021– Society of Presidential Fellows. Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Providence, USA.
  • 2020– Grant Program for Cultural Projects, funded by the Royal Embassy of Norway. Havana, Cuba. 
  • 2019– Nominated to CIFO’s Grants & Commissions Program, 2020 cycle. Miami, United States. 
  • 2018– Grant Program for Cultural Projects, funded by the Royal Embassy of Norway. Havana, Cuba.
  • 2017-2018– Finalist at CINTAS-Knight Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts. Miami, United States. 
  • 2015- Juan Francisco Elso, grant awarded by the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), and the Visual Arts National Council (CNAP). Havana, Cuba.
  • 2013- Havana Cultura, grant awarded by Havana Club International. Havana, Cuba. 
  • 2012- Estudio 21, grant awarded by Visual Arts Development Center (CDAV). Havana, Cuba.

ART RESIDENCIES:

  • 2017- La Isla Residencia, funded by Ser CasaSandra and the Culture Council of Quintana Roo State. Holbox, Mexico. 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

  • 2018- Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). Boston, United States.  
  • 2018- Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). Miami, United States. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  • Frency. Jacks. Revista ArteCubano. No. 1/2. 2016.
  • Hospido, Gema. The new art from Cuba. Glamour Magazine. July 2016.   
  • Espinosa, Magaly. Talking about Cuban art: Relational practices in the 6th Cuban Contemporary Art Salon. Art Chronic Magazine. Year III. No. 6. 2015.
  • Espinosa, Magaly. Weakness and strength. C de Cuba Magazine. No. 10. 2012. www.cdecuba.org