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Carlos Martiel (born 1989, Havana). He Lives and works in New York and Havana. He graduated in 2009 from the National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro,” in Havana. Between the years 2008-2010, he studied in the Cátedra Arte de Conducta, directed by the artist Tania Bruguera. Martiel’s works have been included in: 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Casablanca Biennale, Casablanca, Morocco; Biennial “La Otra”, Bogotá, Colombia; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Pontevedra Biennial, Galicia, Spain; Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba. He has had performances at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston, USA; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia (MACZUL), Maracaibo, Venezuela; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA; Nitsch Museum, Naples, Italy. He has received several awards, including the Franklin Furnace Fund in New York, USA, 2016; “CIFOS Grants & Commissions Program Award” in Miami, USA, 2014; “Arte Laguna” in Venice, Italy, 2013. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, USA; Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee (ZAC), Palermo, Italy; Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, USA; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Tornielli Museum, Ameno, Italy; Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina; among others.

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Education:

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2008-2010 Cátedra Arte de Conducta directed by artist Tania Bruguera, Havana, Cuba.
2005-2009 National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba.

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Solo Shows and Performances:

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2017.
Fragmentos de memoria, Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba. (Upcoming)
Bala perdida, Cais do Valongo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lamento Kayapó, Despina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mediterráneo, Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, Venice, Italy.
The spilled blood, Villa Vertua Masolo, Nova Milanese, Italy.

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2016.

Vivere nel tuo corpo, Rossmut Gallery, Rome, Italy.
Basamento, CIFO Art Space, Miami, United States.
Intersección, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia (MACZUL), Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Maze, The 8th Floor, New York, United States.
Mule, Denniston Hill, Fallsburg, United States.
Caribes negros: la ruta del dolor, Proyecto Poporopo, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Lineage, Y Gallery, New York, United States.
Aparecido, Historical Center, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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2015.
Segregation, Samsøn Projects, Boston, United States.
Legado, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, United States.
Aislado, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, United States.
Basamento, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, United States.
Ascension, MAAS | Mandragoras Art Space, New York, United States.
Ruins, CentralTrak, Dallas, United States.

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2014.
Sentence, Cannonball Residence, Miami, United States.
Silent Prayer, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, United States.

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2013.
Acid Rain, Axeneo7, Gatineau, Canadá.
Punto di Fuga, Nitsch Museum, Naples, Italy.
Prodigal Son, Lux Gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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2012.
Simulation, Contemporary Art Center “Wifredo Lam”, Havana, Cuba.

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2011.
Desilucional, Salle Zero, Alliance Francaise of Havana, Havana, Cuba.

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2010.
Prodigal son, Witch House, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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2009.
Adam Black and more, National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba.

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Group Exhibitions:

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2018.
Live Artists Live: Simultaneity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States. (Upcoming)

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2017.
Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, United States. (Upcoming)
Histories of Sexuality, Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil. (Upcoming)
ARTBO with Y Gallery, Corferias, Bogota, Colombia. (Upcoming)
Ch.ACO with Rossmut Gallery, CV Galería, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Curar la historia, Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana, Cuba.
Manjar, Solar dos Abacaxis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Este mesmo corpo, Despina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, United States.
Hope, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, ESMoA, Los Angeles, United States.
Immigrancy, Samsøn Projects, Boston, United States.
Wake Festival, Performance Space, Folkestone, United Kingdom.
Art x Cuba – Contemporary Perspectives since 1989, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany.
Deconstructing Liberty: A Destiny Manifested, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim, United States.
Pensar la Praxis, Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mostra Performatus #2, Sesc, Santos, Brazil.
Vinte e três, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, Portugal.
Habeas Corpus Ad Subjiciendum: La mística del cuerpo, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
Memorie Indelebili: Arte e parole in movimento, 58° edizione del Premio Bice Bugatti, Villa Vertua Masolo, Nova Milanese, Italy.
ON/OFF, Casa Victor Hugo, Havana, Cuba.
BP.17, Performance Box – arteBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tiempo de la intuición, Cuban Pavilion – 57th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Loredan, Venice, Italy.
Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston, United States.
Independence Pop, Museo Fortaleza San Felipe, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Arte Fiera with Rossmut Gallery, BolognaFiere, Bologna, Italy.
Sonique, Spanish American Culture Center, Havana, Cuba.
Our Anxious Times, Express Newark – Rutgers University, Newark, United States.
LA Art Show, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, United States.

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2016.
Toda percepción es una interpretación: You are part of it, CIFO Art Space, Miami, United States.
Bridges, Hacienda La Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela.
Pierce, Mark, Morph, Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, United States.
We The People, Biennale Internationale de Casablanca, The Mezquita Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco.
Art Verona with Rossmut Gallery, Verona, Italy.
Language Product, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, United States.
CUBA. Tatuare la storia, Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee (ZAC), Palermo, Italy.
Swab Barcelona with Galleria Rossmut, Barcelona, Spain.
Enacting Stillness, The 8th Floor, New York, United States.
La Cubana y el Cubano, The Copley Society of Art, Boston, United States.
Live Action 11, Bältespännarsparken, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Quiebre: Festival Internacional de Performance, Paseo de Diego, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Lima Photo 2016 with Y Gallery, Centro de la Imagen, Lima, Peru.
Xº Encuentro Hemisférico, DETUCH, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
CUBA. Tatuare la storia, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan, Italy.
Scope Art Show with Kir Royal Gallery, Clarahuus, Basel, Switzerland.
New World: Violence Remains, Teatterikorkeakoulu, Helsinki, Finland.
New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) with Samsøn Projects, Basketball City, New York, United States.
Low-grade euphoria, Pfizer Building, New York, United States.
(AS ONE) Durational Works From IMMATERIAL, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile, Miller Gallery / Frank Museum of Art / Fisher Gallery; Westerville, United States.
Barthes, mon amour, La ONG, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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2015.
Time Sensitive, Pinta Miami, Mana Wynwood, Miami, United States.
Celebration Videoplay, Espaço Phosphorus, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Crossing Boundaries, Court Square Studios, New York, United States.
Festival de arte de acción Decadence Performance, Galería Espacio, Valencia, Spain.
L’isola che sognava i leoni – Artwork in Cuba, Tornielli Museum, Ameno, Italy.
A Beautiful New World, The Second Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing International Exhibition Center, Nanjing, China.
Happy Hour, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, United States.
4th Performance Festival Thessaloniki, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Studio Vix Motrix, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Encuentro Latinoamericano de Performance, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Argentino (MACA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Performeando, Glasshouse ArtLifeLab, New York, United States.
Video in Action, Valencia Art Museum (MUVA), Carabobo, Venezuela.
The Third Shore, Kir Royal Gallery, Valencia, Spain.

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2014.
Encuentros, La Brise Glace, Annecy, France.
The New [New] Corpse, Sector 2337, Chicago, United States.
Desafío al poder, Lugar Común, Caracas, Venezuela.
Celebration Videoplay, (BOX)Videoart Project Space, Milano, Italy.
Fleeting Imaginaries, CIFO Art Space, Miami, United States.
Pinta London, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, United Kingdom.
III International Biennial of Contemporary Art ULA-2014, Mérida, Venezuela.
30th Anniversary Havana Biennial, Contemporary Art Center “Wifredo Lam”, Havana, Cuba.
Behind the Wall, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, United States.
Celebration Videoplay, Argentine Museum of Contemporary Art (MACA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Rapid Pulse International, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, United States.
Dextrocardíaco, Factoría de Arte y Desarrollo, Madrid, Spain.
Rodando se encuentran, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China.
The In -Tension, Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon, Besançon, France.
Think twice, New Latin American Jewelry, Arocena Museum, Coahuila de Zaragoza, México.
International Performance Art Biennale, Art League Houston, Houston, United States.

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2013.
Para quebrar los muros, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Video en Acción, Alliance Francaise in Maracay, Maracay, Venezuela.
Video Art of Central American and Caribbean “La Otra Bienal”, La Macarena, Bogota, Colombia.
The In-Tension, Beton7, Athens, Greece.
Dédale, Fonderie Darling, Montréal, Canadá.
Perpendicular Luta, SESC Palladium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Behind the Wall, The 8th floor, New York, United States.
VIVA! Art action, Bain St-Michel, Montréal, Canadá.
Think twice: New Latin American Jewelry, Centro de las Artes, Monterrey, Mexico.
Incorpora, Xisto Space, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
Beyon Fragility, Historical Center Kalamanca, Kalamanca, Greece.
Road Maps, Officine Creative Ansald, Milan, Italy.
Sovereign acts, Spazio 13, Warsaw, Poland.
Think twice, New Latin American Jewelry, Estonian Museum of Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia.
Exhibition of Artists Award 2012, Haus der Kunst, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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2012.
International Multimedia Art Festival, Institut français de Birmanie, Yangon, Myanmar.
Deformes Biennial IV, University of Chile “School of Theatre”, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
On sincerity, Boston University, Boston, United States.
N.N. International Performance, Espacio Quina, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Cuerpo a Cuerpo II, La Multinacional, Quito, Ecuador.
FLYERS, Collateral to the 11th Havana Biennial, Morro – Cabaña, Havana, Cuba.
A History Vintage, 273 Alcalá, Madrid, Spain.
New Video-political realities, Museum of Modern Art of Medellin, Medellin, Colombia; Museum of Modern Art (MAMba), San Juan, Argentina; Contemporary Art Center of Quito (CAC), Quito, Ecuador; Spain Cordoba Cultural Center, Cordoba, Argentina; Cooperativa tramallol, Sevilla, Spain; Cultural Center Founders, Manizales, Colombia; La Mandorla, San Juan, Argentina; Foundation Art Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain; Perifèries (La Nau), Valencia, Spain; Antic Teatre, Barcelona, Spain.
Art is not easy: Temporary Lapses and Artistic Tranlation, Links Hall, Chicago, United States.
Estelas, Espacio Intermitente, Cartagena, Colombia.

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2011.
Quinquenio, Salle Zero, Alliance Francaise of Havana, Havana, Cuba.
Ruido rosa, Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana, Cuba.
Friendly takeover, zu Gast bei E105 Artlab21 studio, Bonn, Germany.
Think twice, New Latin American Jewelry, Bellevue Museum of Arts, Seattle, United States.
Spray, Das Hochhaus Kokerei Hansa Museum, Dortmund, Germany.

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2010.
Images, Imageres, Imaginaires, World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, Biscuiterie of Medina, Dakar, Senegal.
The Atmosphere: Section poetic, + Art Festival, Contemporary Art Center “Wifredo Lam”, Havana, Cuba.
Touched, Visitor Centre, 6th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
El extremo de la bala, una década de arte cubano, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
Sujeto omitido, Cátedra Humboldt, Havana, Cuba.
Think Twice: New Latin American Jewelry, Museum of Art and Design (MAD), New York, United States.
American Night, Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Utropicos, University of Fine Arts in Pontevedra, Pontevedra Biennial XXXI, Galicia, Spain.

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2009.
Strong is the Morro WHO I AM, Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba.
Only short, Transfusion Cuban Cultural Festival, Barcelona, Spain.
State of Exception, X Havana Biennial, Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba.

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Awards and Residencies:

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2017
Residência Despina (Arte e Ativismo na América Latina), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2016.
Franklin Furnace Fund, New York, United States.
Artist-in-Residence, Denniston Hill, Fallsburg, United States.
2015.
Artist-in-Residence, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, United States.
2014.
Artist-in-Residence, Immigrant Movement International, New York, United States.
Artist-in-Residence, Cannonball Residence, Miami, United States.
CIFOS Grants & Commissions Program Award, Cisneros Fontanals Foundation (CIFO), Miami, United States.
2013.
Prize “Arte Laguna”, Venice, Italy.
2012.
Award “Close Up Vallarta”, Jalisco, Mexico.
Residencia a Corto Plazo, La Multinacional, Quito, Ecuador.
2009.
Parties Prenantes, Betansalon, Paris, France.

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Public Collection:

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National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Schoepflin Collection, Lörrach, Germany.
Adrastus Collection, Arévalo, Spain.
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, United States.
The Farber Collection, New York, United States.
Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy.