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Elsa Mora

Curriculum_Vitae


Biography

Born in Holguín, Cuba 1971

Currently living in Los Angeles, California


STUDIES

1990 Graduated from The Professional School of Visual Arts, Camagüey, Cuba
1984-1986 Graduated from The Vocational School of Arts, Holguín, Cuba.

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES

2005 Visiting Artist
San Francisco State University, CA.

Visiting Artist
The Oaks School. Los Angeles, CA.

2004 Visiting Artist
San Diego State University. San Diego, CA.

2001 Visiting Artist
Eastern Kentucky University, USA

2000 Visiting Artist
Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts

1996 Visiting Artist.
School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1992 Consultant Art Gallery of the Center for the Development of Visual Arts. Camagüey, Cuba.

1990-1992 Professor of Painting Vocational School of Arts, Camagüey, Cuba.


SOLO SHOWS

2009 -La semilla escondida, Galeria Espacio 304 San Juan, P.R.

2007 Especimenes
Couturier Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

2006 Resoluciones
Galeria Espacio 304. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2005 Birth
Phyllis Kind Gallery.New York, NY

2004 Ni el Principio ni el Fin Existen
Espacio 304 Galllery. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2004 ELSA MORA
Havana Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland

2004 Tijeras
Chelsea Gallery. Miami, Florida

2003 Diary
Ruben Martinez Villena Gallery. La Habana, Cuba

2002 Proceso de Adaptacion
Bourbon & Lally Gallery. Montreal, Canada

2001 Vulnerable
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, USA

2000 Ejercicios de Silencio
Carmen Montilla Gallery, La Habana, Cuba.

1999 RE-ENCUENTROS, Elsa Mora and Anamaria McCarthy
Center of Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam. Havana City, Cuba.

1999 RE-MAKE Espíritu del Cuerpo
National Center of Conservation, Restauration and Museum Sciences
(CENCREM), Havana City, Cuba

1998 The Ego´s Other Dimension
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY.

1998 Lies on a Small Scale
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1998 Cuban Women Artist Dreamers
Sandra Ramos y Elsa Mora,
Gallery Space 21, Tokyo, Japan.

1997 The Second Skin
Gallery La Acacia, Havana City, Cuba.

1997 Mortal Women
Collateral Exhibition during the 6th International Art Biennial at Havana Religious Museum at Convent St. Francis of Asis, Havana City, Cuba

1996 Elsa Mora
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

1996 The Petal Girl
Espacio Abierto Gallery, seat of the magazine Revolución y Cultura, Havana, Cuba.

1995 Portrait of Butterfly
Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana City, Cuba.

1995 Beings Without Landscape
Sala Conciliare, Palazzo Comunale, Celle Ligure, Italy. Cisterne Santa Maria di Castello Gallery, Genova, Italy.

1994 Bipersonal
Circolo Arci Le Cappe Rosse, Genova, Italy.

1994 Elsa and Maidelina.
Gallery at the Salon Covarrubias of the National Theater of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
Iberoamerican Center, Camagüey, Cuba

1993 Self-control and Torture
Gallery of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Asset, Camagüey, Cuba

1991 Santa Natura
Gallery of the House-Museum Ignacio Agramonte, Camagüey, Cuba

GROUP SHOWS

2008 Messages & Magic
100 Years of Collage and Assemblage in American Art.
John Michael Hholer Arts Center
.Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

2006 Du Otro Lado do Atlantico
Universidad de Aveiro. Portugal.
Galeria Sacramento. Aveiro, Portugal.

2006 Reflexiones Intimas. Trois Photographes Cubaines.
Espace 2,Luxembourg.

CIRCA 2006. Puerto Rico
Represented by Espacio 304 Gallery

2005 The Dictionary Project
Brickbotton Gallery. Somerville, MA

2004 Sleight of Hand
McDonough Museum. Youngstown, Ohio.

2004 Three Cuban Photographers
Fraser Gallery. Washington, DC

2004 ARCO
Madrid, Spain

2003 Utopia/Post-Utopia
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. State University of New York
New Paltz, New York

2003 Inside/Outside
Contemporary Cuban Art
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

2000 Cuban Art
Gallery of the Art Institute of Boston

1999 Cuban Art Beyond Paper
Box of Madrid Foundation, Spain

1999 Fotocopiaste
Salon of Photography of Havana, Center of Art Development, collateral, Cuba.

1999 Women
Havana Galerie, Zürich.

1999 8th International Art Fair, Buenos Aires, Argentina: ARTE: BA'99
La Rural, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1999 Latin-American Art
Paula Lama Gallery, Dominican Republic.

1999 Young Cuban Art
Galería Escritorio de Arte. Sao Paolo. Brasil.

1999 Prix Amédée Maratier 1999
Galerie Etats d´Art, París, Francia.

1999 Cuban Art Exhibition
Cultural Fundation-ABU DHABI.

1999 Malecon Cultural Project
Extremadura-La Habana
Extremeño and Iberoamerican Museum of Contemporary Art, Provincial Museum of Cáceres, Sán Francisco Cultural Complex, Santa María Cultural Complex, Patio of the Assembly of Extremadura, Péres Comendado-Lerroux de Hervás Museum.

1999 Cuba-Galicia:a cultural patrimony of references and forks
Palacio Fonseca, Santiago de Compostela, España.

1998 Seductions
Center Wifredo Lam, Havana City, Cuba.

1998 Invitee to the 6th Biennial of Painting at Cuenca, Ecuador

1998 Cuban Art at the End of the Century
Valuarte de la Candelaria, Cádiz, Spain.

1998 Invitee to the Second Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art
Havana City, Cuba.

1998 Itinerant Exhibition around the world Women Beyond Borders.

1998 Seven Looks
Suyú Gallery, Havana City, Cuba.

1998 Group Show of Cuban Artists
Arts Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

ARCO 1998
Madrid, Spain.

1997 Pervasive Referents
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, N.Y, USA.

1997 Evocation of Cuban Films
Collateral show at the 19th International Festival of the New Latin-American Films, Havana City, Cuba.

1997 Silence
Latin-American Gallery, Casa de las Américas, Havana City, Cuba.

1997 50th Anniversary of the Association of the Fine Arts Independent Artists
Metropolitan Museum of Tokyo, Japan.

1997 Presence’s, Cuban Art at the End at the Century
Itinerant exhibition through Spain.

1996 First Iberoamerican Biennial of Watercolor
Salon Viña del Mar, Municipal Casino of Viña del Mar, Chile.

1996 Sculpting Time
Stradone San’t Agostino, Genoa, Italy.

1996 Zirama
Teatro della Societá di Mutuo Soccorso, Borgomanero, Italy.
Words in the Tropic

1996 The Nicolás Guillén Foundation, Camagüey, Cuba

1996 Gallery of the Venezuelan artist Carmen Montilla, Havana City, Cuba.

1995 First Salon of Cuban Contemporary Art
Castle of the Real Fuerza, Havana City, Cuba.

1994 Gap Between Heaven and Earth
5th Biennial of Havana, Havana City, Cuba.

1994 First Provincial Salon of Awarded Artists
Provincial Museum, Camagüey , Cuba.

1993 11th International Biennial of Drawings
Cleveland, England.

1993 Arte da Cuba.
Centro d’Arte IL Brandale, Savona, Italy.

1993 The Lone Rider
Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana City, Cuba.

1992 Encounters
Reception Salon at the Interests Section of Cuba in Washington, USA.

1990 Third National Saloon of Awarded Artists
National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana City, Cuba.

1990 Salon of Young Art in the Oriental Provinces
Provincial Gallery, Guantánamo, Cuba.

1990 First City Saloon
Gallery Alejo Carpentier, Camagüey, Cuba.


AWARDS

2005 Honorable Mention
11th Annual Creating Contest (Miniatures)

2000 Grant UNESCO-ASCHBERG
Paris, France.

1994 Prize of the 10th Salon Fidelio Ponce de León
Art Center, Camagüey, Cuba.

1993 Prize of the Salon at the Museum Ignacio Agramont of the Cuban Fund of Culture Assets and of the Provincial Museum at the Ninth Salon Fidelio Ponce de León
Art Center, Camagüey, Cuba.

1992 Gand Prix at the First National Biennial of Drawing
Art Center, Camagüey, Cuba.

Mention of the Center for the Development of Visual Arts.
Fifth National Salon of Awarded Artists
National Museum of Fine Arts Havana City, Cuba.

1991 Prize of Seventh Salon Fidelio Ponce de León
Iberoamerican Center, Camagüey, Cuba.

Prize of the First Salon of Young Artists
Art Center, Camagüey, Cuba.

Prize of the First National Salon of Drawing
Art Center, Camagüey, Cuba.

1990 Prize Amelia Peláez of the 6th Salon Fidelio Ponce de León
Gallery Alejo Carpentier, Camagüey, Cuba.

1989 Award of the Salon of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba
Gallery Alejo Carpentier, Camagüey, Cuba.

Prize of the 5th Salon Fidelio Ponce de León
Gallery Alejo Carpentier, Camagüey, Cuba.