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CARMEN HERRERA ON HER CENTENNIAL, a celebration of Carmen Herrera’s life and work, at The New School, New York

An event co-sponsored by Cuba Art NY (CANY)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

7 pm

68 5th Ave. (& 13th Street), NYC
Room UL-105

Space is limited.
RSVP at: cccofny@aol.com

A celebration of Carmen Herrera‘s life and work on her 100th birthday year. After a lifetime of anonymity, Carmen Herrera is today one of the world’s most collectible living artists. Our celebration will consist of three documentaries, each produced ten years apart: the shorts Artist in Exile (1994) and Five Degrees of Freedom (2005), and a clip from The 100 Years Show (2015). The films include an in-depth interview with Ms. Herrera, covering her life in Cuba, her marriage, her time in Paris, her development as an artist, her relative obscurity as a painter until her later years, and her life in New York City today, already as an internationally recognized artist.

Welcoming remarks by Aurora de Armendi, director of our Visual Arts Program. The screening will be followed by a commentary by the distinguished curator and art historian Alejandro Anreus, who will also entertain questions from the audience on Ms. Herrera’s career, her upcoming exhibits, and her continued contribution to Cuba’s cultural patrimony.

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Fata Morgana: A Special Tour with Teresita Fernández, at Madison Square Park, NY

Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 12 Noon

MADISON SQUARE PARK Madison Ave. & 23rd Street, NYC

Spend an afternoon at Madison Square Park exploring the ever-changing wonders of Fata Morgana with its creator, Cuban-American artist Teresita Fernández. Fata Morgana is Madison Square Park Conservancy’s largest and most ambitious outdoor sculpture to date. The outdoor sculpture consists of 500 running feet of golden, mirror-polished discs that create canopies above the pathways around the Park’s central Oval Lawn.

This event is free and open to the public. Visitors are advised to arrive in the park around 11:30 am to walk around and experience the work on their own. THE GROUP SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE PARK’S NORTH FOUNTAIN MONUMENT BY 12 NOON to meet Ms. Fernández, who will give a talk and tour of the installation, followed by a Q&A with the public. For more information, write to cccofny@aol.com.

This exclusive event with artist Teresita FernándezCuba Art NY is co-sponsored by the CCCNY (Centro Cultural Cubano de Nueva York) and Cuba Art NY.

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Anthony Goicolea group exhibition at the Magnan Metz Gallery, New York

June 18 – August 7, 2015

Magnan Metz Gallery 
521 West 26th Street,
New York, NY 10001

A Weekend in the Country

Curated by Paul Laster

Magnan Metz Gallery is proud to announce the opening of A Weekend in the Country, a group exhibition of contemporary artists Jude Broughan​, Ernesto Caivano, Anthony Goicolea​, Ellen Harvey​, Jason Middlebrook​, Donna Moylan​ and Spencer Tunick​, curated by Paul Laster.

Together, these artists explore a dialogue between landscape and abstraction.

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Teresita Fernández: FATA MORGANA, at Madison Square Park, NYC

From TimeOut New York

Over the past 15 years, artist Teresita Fernández has created more than a dozen public art projects that put the viewer in the role of both spectator and performer. Recalling natural phenomena, her evocative installations, which could be called conceptual landscapes, often rely on optical illusions that become more magical with repeated visits. She talks about her new piece, Fata Morgana, at Madison Square Park, and the earlier works that led to it.

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Carlos Martiel’s “Ascensión”, at MAAS/Mandragoras Art Space, New York

May 16, 2015

MAAS | Mandragoras Art Space
3601 36 Ave. 3rd. Fl
Long Island City, NY 11106

MAAS | Mandragoras Art Space is proud to open its 2015 Programming presenting Cuban artist Carlos Martiel, on his first solo performance in New York City.

Where is the line that divides a hero from a murderer?

“Ascención” questions the perception of heroism as dependent on the use of power in matters of political conflict and world peace. Martiel bases his critique on the military system, where heroism is grounded on rank and rivalry, and that vindicates authoritarianism and the sacrifice of life for the common good.

In his piece, the artist creates a compelling situation where the audience is able to experience the consequences of patriotism and hierarchy. The problem of violence and power is a constant on Martiel’s discourse. On this occasion, it questions those at the forefront of the arms race, promoting themselves as peacemakers, but ultimately enforcing a world of dominance.

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Teresita Fernandez at McNally Jackson Books, SoHo, NY

Friday, April, 3, 2015 7:00 pm

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince StNew York,
New York10012-3309

Join artist Teresita Fernandez and essayist Eliot Weinberger for a discussion of the artist’s MASS MoCA exhibition and accompanying publication As Above So Below. On view until April 6th, Fernandez’s exhibition, her largest solo to date, comprises immersive installations across widely varying scales, from the panoramic to the intimate. Wienberger, who wrote his new essay collection A Calendar of Stones for the exhibition catalog, will introduce and interview Teresita.

Teresita Fernandez‘s work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking. She is a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In late April this year, her monumental public art project, Fata Morgana, will open in Madison Square Park.  

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Great Hall Exhibitions series- Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

March 30 – May 1, 2015

Opening Reception: March 30, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

Institute of Fine Arts
The James B. Duke House
1 East 78th Street
New York, New York 10075

An installation of two artworks by Felix Gonzalez-Torres will be featured this spring as part of the Great Hall Exhibitions series at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Organized by Katharine J. Wright and Susanna V. Temkin, this installation pairs two works encompassing different media and conceptual practices that speak to major themes in the artist’s oeuvre. The manifestable candy piece “Untitled (Placebo-Landscape-for Roni)”, 1993 and the static photographic work “Untitled” (Natural History), 1990 offer a point of access into overarching strategies that the artist employed throughout the course of his career. The two works will be on view daily, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, from March 30 – May 1, 2015.

This installation was made possible by the generous support of Eileen and Michael Cohen

Great Hall Exhibitions

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Pavel Acosta in group show “In Praise of Folly”, at the New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, New York

February 27 – March 25, 2015

NARS Foundation
201 46th Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220

The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present a group exhibition In Praise of Folly, curated by Jin Y. Hwang Coleman and including work by Pavel Acosta, Hong Seon Jang, Marc Oosting, Lior Shvil, and Ghost of a Dream. In Praise of Folly, inspired by the famous book of the same title by Desiderious Erasmus, focuses on the works by artists who challenge our belief system and dogma in a satirical, humorous and witty way.

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Luis Mallo: Interruptions, at Praxis International – New York

Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015   6-8 pm

Jan. 8 – Feb. 21, 2015

Praxis New York
541 West 25th Street,
New York, NY

Luis Mallo presents in this exhibition a group of visually arresting images meant to stimulate us to question notions of familiarity. With this series Mallo wants us to understand that the manner in which we perceive our surroundings is contingent by nature. Most of what we see and experience is illusory and therefore, deceptive. His scenes reveal this illusory nature by offering partially concealed and most often perplexing representations of the surrounding landscape and its various props.

For Mallo, Interruptions is not an outcome, but a vital process, a way of looking that may offer a fresh perspective. As previously done with other series, he invites us to look deeper and unearth that which lies latently waiting to be discovered under the veil of familiarity.


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Abelardo Morell: Some Recent Pictures at Edwynn Houk Gallery, NY

October 23 – December 20, 2014

Edwynn Houk Gallery

745 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10151

Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Abelardo Morell (American, b. Havana, 1948). Following his inaugural exhibition in 2013 with Galerie Edwynn Houk in Zurich, this show marks the artist’s first exhibition at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. The sixteen large-scale photographs on view will highlight the scope of Morell’s most recent subjects and his continued experiments with perception.

Reveling in the expectations of the photographic process, Morell’s work is charged with discoveries concerning optics, aperture, exposure, and most notably, camera obscura. Since 1991, Morell has been using the camera obscura to effectively turn entire rooms into cameras: the outside world is transposed onto the interior, creating unexpected and often surreal imagery. In Camera Obscura: Late Afternoon View of The East Side of Midtown Manhattan, 2014 (pictured), the New York City skyline floats over two mysteriously lit doors and the two worlds are flattened into one imaginary place.

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Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

February 4 – May 14, 2014

Reception: March 17th, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The reception will include a special performance by artist Carmelita Tropicana

Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park
Boulevard West
Bronx, N.Y. 10468

Alejandro Aguilera, Jairo Alfonso, Alexandre Arrechea, Tania Bruguera, María Magdalena Campos Pons, Yoán Capote, Los Carpinteros, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Christian Curiel, Alessandra Expósito, Teresita Fernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Anthony Goicolea, María Elena González, Armando Guiller, Luis Mallo, María Martínez Cañas, Abelardo Morel, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Glexis Novoa, Geandy Pavón, Emilio Pérez, Javier Piñón, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Andrés Serrano, & Katarina Wong.

Video program: Juan Carlos Alom, Allora and Calzadilla, Humberto Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Luis Gárciga, Tony Labat, Glenda León, and Ana Olema.

Co-curated by Yuneikys Villalonga and Susan Hoeltzel and includes a related Cuban video art program organized by guest curator Meykén Barreto. A series of special programs is conducted by guest curator Elvis Fuentes.


Panel: In A Material World: Cubans Discuss Their America, moderated by Elvis Fuentes – March 18, 2014 – 6pm
Talk and Tastings: Cuban Cuisine, by a Havana Central Restaurant Chef – May 14, 2014 – 1pm



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Ofill Echevarria’s “El Mundo de los Vivos” is Released

This first book of Cuban American artist Ofill Echevarria (La Habana, 1972) is presented in collaboration with Un-Gyve Limited. Debuting as a member of Grupo Arte Calle in 1988, a graduate of la Academia San Alejandro, Ofill Echevarria has since exhibited his work in galleries and museums internationally. He lives and works in New York City, the urban reality of which is vividly depicted in “El Mundo de los Vivos” book and touring exhibition.

Unveiled in Mexico City with the support of Galeria Alfredo Ginocchio and the exhibit “Momentum,” the work has now launched in the United States with the coinciding solo exhibition “The Real World,” new large scale oil paintings from Ofill and a selection of his moving pictures, at the Carriage House Center for the Arts, sponsored by the Cuban Cultural Center and the Gabarron Foundation, New York City.

The 125 page clothbound hardcover with text contributed by Carol Damian, Emilio Garcia Montiel and Alejandro Robles, translated by Marilu Menendez is now available for purchase online.

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Pavel Acosta at Sgorbati Projects, NY

November 7 – December 21, 2013

Sgorbati Projects
525-531 West 26th Street Fourth Floor,
New York, NY


Sgorbati Projects is pleased to announce the gallery’s inaugural exhibition with work by Pavel Acosta, Livia Corona, Ignacio Lang and Gabriela Salazar. Each artist, through acts of intervention—theft, documentation, arbitrary appropriation, formal reinterpretation—modify established systems, repurposing these structures for their own intents.

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Identity and the Accumulation of Memory – NYC

December 4 – December 27, 2013

Group Show with the following artists participating:

Nelson Alvarez, Tony Chirino, Margarita Fresco Crespo, Guillermo Llorente, Renelio Marin, Alexis Mendoza, Mario Petrirena, Jesus Rivera, Juana Valdez, and Raul Villareal.

Opening Reception December 6th from 6-9pm


Boricua College Art Gallery
3755 Broadway (@156th St.)
New York, NY


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María Elena González wins Grand Prize at 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana

The jury, whose members included Tev Logar (president), Chema de Francisco, Sally Tallant and Dusica Kirjakovic, awarded the Grand Prize of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts to Cuban artist María Elena González for her work The Tree Talk Series.

María Elena González (1957), born in Havana, Cuba, lives and works in New York and Basel, Switzerland.  “Best known for sculptural installations that are architecturally as well as personally informed, one of González’s most recent series, Tree Talk, was inspired by her encounter with a fallen birch tree in the woods of the summer artist colony the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.

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Ernesto Pujol’s “Social Choreography” in Lower Manhattan

Pujol was born in Cuba and raised there and in Puerto Rico. As a site-specific public performance artist, his work explores concepts of collective identity, spirituality, and the notion of the artist as a citizen and cultural worker. “I believe that everyone has the right to culture,” he has stated. “And I mean critical culture rather than entertainment. Critical culture is a human right.” His performance practice is based on walking—“durational group performances as public art,” as he states in his website, creating “psychic restorative portraits of peoples and places across the U.S.” Most recently, Pujol choreographed a work presented this past summer at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, in collaboration with Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins and the Silsila Collective.

Time After Us was presented as part of “Crossing the Line,” an annual festival of interdisciplinary and performance art presented in New York by the French Institute Alliance Française. It took place in Saint Paul’s Chapel, one of the oldest churches in New York, which opened for Episcopal services in 1776.

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Coco Fusco Among Winners of 2013 Absolut Art Awards

Renata Lucas and Coco Fusco have been announced as the winners of the 2013 Absolut Art Award, in Stockholm, by Absolut Art Award Jury President Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

New York-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and lecturer Coco Fusco receives the €20,000 cash prize for Art writing, plus up to €25,000 towards the publication and distribution of a new book, in collaboration with a leading publishing house.

This is the first year that the prize, established in 2009, has been presented both for Art Work and Art Writing.

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Zilia Sanchez – Exhibits in NYC

April 21 – June 16, 2013

Artist Space
38 Green Street
Opening April 20, 2013 6 – 8 PM


link:>>NYT article

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Eduardo Sarmiento – NYC

February 1 – March 2, 2013

The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY

Eduardo Sarmiento’s drawing for Mezcal El Cortijo has been selected as part of the annual exhibition that will be held at the Museum of American Illustration from February 1st through March 2nd, 2013.  The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals.

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Luis Mallo – Praxis NY

November 8 – December 29, 2012

Praxis International
541 W 25th Street
New York, NY

Inside the work of Ignacio Iturria, Hisae Ikenage, & Luis Mallo.

Opening Brunch: November 17, 2012 10 am to 1 PM.

link: Praxis

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Abelardo Morrell exhibits in NY

October 4 – December 22, 2012

Bonni Benrubi
41 East 57th Street
New York, NY

Bonni Benrubi Gallery is pleased to present Rock Paper Scissors, new work by Abelardo Morell. The exhibition will further expand on Morell’s innovative “Tent-Camera Obscura” process where visual boundaries are pushed with the use of a lightproof tent and periscope that projects a view of the nearby landscape directly onto the ground. The resulting photographs play on the tropes of impressionistic painting as the refracted light is exposed on the grass and sand below. The artist began using this process in 2010 and in recent months, since receiving a grant from National Geographic, has incorporated the Grand Canyon and other rocky terrains from the American West into this body of work.

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Armando Mariño The Waste Land

October 11 – November 5, 2012

532 Gallery
532 West 25th Street
New York, NY

This solo show features new oil on canvas paintings and works on paper. The title of the show refers immediately to the T.S Eliot poem, but the paintings that Marino shows are far from an illustration of it. In these paintings the artist recognizes the poem as a background to his work. “It helped me put together all the paintings,” he said. “The style of the poem overall is marked by hundreds of allusions and quotations from other texts, like my paintings.”

In Spanish
Link >>Cuba Encuentro

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Skyline Adrift

September 16, 2012 – May, 2013

Omi International Arts Center
Ghent, New York

Architecture Omi, under the direction of Peter Franck, has the mission of facilitating projects that look at the intersection of architecture, art and landscape.

One of their projects currently underway is Skyline Adrift: Cuban Art and Architecture.

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Gladys Triana – Arte al Dia

It was during the years 2001-2002 that Gladys Triana made her first photo series.By that time, she had already had a long and successful four-decade career in painting and related arts, such as drawing.

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Christies Latin American Sale – May 2012

Mark your calendars!!

We will update this blog as information becomes available.  We post information on Cuban Artists that reside and work outside the island.

May 22 6:30pm
May 23 10am & 2pm
Rockefeller Center
May 19 10am – 5pm
May 20 1pm – 5pm
May 21 10am – 5pm
May 22 10am – 12pm
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Luis Mallo at Grits N Glory

186 Orchard St,
New York, NY

Opening April 5, 7 – 10 PM

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Clara Morera Video


Clara Morera is a Cuban -American artist that lives and works in New York City.
Her extremely poetic artworks evolved from her rich Cuban roots and her views of a New York full of popular art. This painting named ” Fish-O-Fish” comes from her mixed environment and is part of the series ” Walls”, where she is inspired from the Latino Quarter in the East Village.

To see video click Read More below.

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Emilio Sanchez – The Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Emilio Sanchez exhibit URBAN ARCHIVES at the Bronx Museum of  the Arts was extended until June 17, 2012

This exhibition presents a group of works by Emilio Sanchez from The Bronx Museum of the Arts Permanent Collection, together with related archival material and a special interpretive project by Bronx-based artist Laura Napier. All the works depict commercial buildings in the Hunts Point area of the South Bronx. With a colorful palette and rigorous architectural design, these works depict the bodegas and auto shops of the Bronx in an almost idyllic style that makes a stark contrast with preconceived views of the borough.

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Cristina Lei Rodriguez: Through Excess and Ruin at Team Gallery, SoHo, NY

November 3rd – December 23rd 2011

team (gallery, inc.)

47 Wooster Street
ny ny 10013

Cristina Lei Rodriguez’s sculptural forms are abstract objects that echo the coupled narratives of decadence and ruin. Although the natural processes of growth and decay have been the operative thematic in all of her work, lately the artist has veered away from nature and towards cultural constructions of uncertainty and instability. In her latest pieces, the materials are shaped with critical attention to the extensive gluttony and unapologetic glamour that accompany contemporary capitalism: the consolidated accumulations of wealth, the global economic recession, the persistent fluctuation of value, and the threats of total systemic collapse.

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Cuban American Art Exhibition

NOVEMBER 17 – 18, 2011
508 W 26th Street, #9E/F
New York. NY. 10001.
Opening: Thursday November 17 (6 PM – 8 PM)

Ana Maria Nardo, César Alfonso, Francisco Sánchez, Jesús Rivera
Raúl Villarreal, and Walter Rodríguez

The artists selected for this exhibition are all Cuban-born but work in different parts of the American continent. Some were trained in the famed San Alejandro’s Academy in Havana, while others pursued their artistic endeavors first in the United States. Although some of the selected works still carry tangible nostalgic tension, most deviate from conventional political parameters and blend into a worldly, or even otherworldly visual narrative that is enchanting, serene, powerful, agitating, introspective and/or playful. The works chosen for this exhibition are meant to please and provoke transculturally and without discrimination.

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