Yaima Carrazana Works Bio & Contact

Yaima Carrazana (Santiago de Cuba) moves freely among various media and formats such as painting, video, performance and installation. Throughout this range of media, Carrazana's work stands out for the way it engages in a highly informed yet frequently irreverent dialogue with the history and discourse of contemporary art. Creating work that explores the unstable limits between what is considered art and what is not, Carrazana weaves a delicate web of commentary on the contexts political, cultural, gender-based – that determine the way art is received and interpreted in today's globalized art world. Her work has been exhibited in the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum. Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE in 2012, Kunsthal KAdE. Amersfoort, NL, 2012, 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011, the Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Mudam-Luxembourg, the Fondation Cartier, the 2011 Liverpool Biennial, the 2008 Gwangju Biennial and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP. In 2010 she completed two years residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam. Yaima Carrazana lives and works in Amsterdam.

e-mail: yaimacarrazana@gmail.com



2000 - 2003 San Alejandro National Academy of Arts, La Habana, CU
2005 Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), La Habana, CU
2004-2005 Cátedra Arte Conducta (Behavior art School) directed by Tania Bruguera. Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA). La Habana, CU

2009-2010 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. NL
2012- Felipa Manuela. Madrid. ES

2018 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), NL
2009 Van den Berch van Heemstede Stichting, NL
2010 Ministerio de Cultura, ES

Solo exhibitions
2018 ‘Letters from Paradise' NEVERNEVERLAND Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
2016 'Cartas de Declaración' Galería Ángeles Baños, Badajoz, ES
'Maison d’Artiste’ Studio Sandra Recio Contemporary Art, Geneva, CH
2013 'Diva of Geneva', Studio Sandra Recio Contemporary Art, Geneva, CH
2012 'Dating a Royal', Galería Elba Benítez en Kvadrat, Madrid, ES
2011 'The Golden Antelope',Artpocalypse Collective, Amsterdam, NL

(Selected) Group exhibitions
2018 '14th Cuenca Biennial - Living Structures’, Cuenca, EC
2017 'Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950' Walker Art Center, Minneapolis US
'Art x Cuba Contemporary Perspectives since 1989' Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen DE
'Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950' The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), US
2016 'Ritournelle' Art Contemporain - Fondation Salomon Annecy, FR
2015 'L'Heure Qu'Il Est' - Centre d'art contemporain d'Yverdon-les-Bains, Yverdon-les-Bains
We All Have Good Taste - TUB Gallery, Miami, FL
'Ejercicios De Traslado: Colecciones 9915' Centro de Arte Alcobendas (CAA), Madrid, ES
2014 'Variaciones contempladas en silencio' Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CU
'Permission To Be Global / Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection' - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, US
'First Person: Contemporary Cuban Art', Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, US
2013 'Region 0. The Latino Video Art Festival of New York', US
'Media Art Biennale WRO' Wroclaw, PL
'Dissentire', Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno, IT
'From madonna to Madonna'. DA2 (Domus Artium 2002), Salamanca, ES
2012 'Who More Sci-fi Than Us? Contemporary Art from the Caribbean' Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, (exh. cat.) NL
2011 'Círculos', Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid, ES.
'Impakt Festival'. Utrecht, NL
'Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial)', TR
'Formally Speaking/And what shall we do with Painting in the 21st Century?', Haifa Museum of Art ' Israel. IL
'Pinta'. The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show. London. UK
'The Draughtsman's Contract', Studio Sandra Recio, Geneva, CH
'Todos tenemos buen gusto', Factoría de Arte y Desarrollo, Madrid, ES
'Dentro-fuera', OTR Espacio de Arte, Madrid, ES
2010 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 'RijksakademieOPEN', (exh. cat.). NL
'The fear factor'. Officina Giovani. Prato. IT
'Liverpool Biennial'. International 10: Touched. Cátedra Arte de Conducta. UK. 'Unveiled Identity Unveiled', Artpocalypse Collective, Amsterdam, NL
'Out of Storage II - Rhythms'. Mudam-Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LU
2009 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 'RijksakademieOPEN', (exh. cat.) NL.
'10th Havana Biennial', La Habana, 'Estado de Excepción', (exh. cat.) CU
'MiArt', Milano, IT. 'ArteFiera', Bologna, IT
2008 'Salud Deporte y Control', Umberto di Marino, Napoli, IT
'Lança Cuba', Gallery Gentil Carioca, Rio do Janeiro, BR
'Foro Sur', Cáceres, ES
Gwangju Biennale. 'Cátedra Arte de Conducta'. Gwangju, (exh. cat.) KR.
2007 F.E.M. VII, Madrid, ES
2006 9th Havana Biennial, 'Open season', (exh. cat.) CU.
MOT. Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 'Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain', (exh. cat.) Tokyo, JP
2005 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 'J'en rêve', (exh. cat.) FR
Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, 'Centri-Fuga' La Habana, CU
Award Spanish Agency of International Cooperation (AECI), La Habana, 'Vision of the Future'. CU
2004 Encuentro de Performance, Cienfuegos, CU. Centro Wilfredo Lam, La Habana, 'Art Print encounter '04'. CU
2003 San Alejandro National Academy of Arts, La Habana, 'Beyond of the content''. CU

CIFO - Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, US
Meana Larrucea Collection, ES
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, NL
MEIAC, Badajoz, ES
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, FR
MUDAM, Luxembourg, LU