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Alina Aguila Ferrer

Alina Aguila Ferrer, "Clic clap", 2017, Ink and Acrylic on Fabric and Cardboard, Photo courtesy of the artist, Jorge M. Perez Collection.

Artist Name: Alina Aguila Ferrer
Residency Dates: March 2024
Hometown: Camajuaní, Cuba
Lives & Works: Havana, Cuba
URL: Instagram: @alina.aguila.330
2013 | Visual Arts at the University of the Arts (ISA), Havana, Cuba
2008 | Professional Academy of Plastic Arts Leopoldo Romañach, Villa Clara, Cuba
2000 | Embroidery Academy, Camajuaní, Villa Clara, Cuba


Alina Aguila Ferrer’s work exposes a withdrawal, manipulation and concern for the minute details of the object and its perception. Her work tends to distort the relationship of individual matter and space, altering the scales both physically and psychologically. The scene that is before the viewer is a place where they can rest their gaze or experience a kind of non-relationship. The works are exhibited as material poetry, weaving together stories, narratives subject to the unreal, absurd and indeterminate. At the same time, Ferrer’s work touches on areas of individuality that rediscovers identity. The physical space, laid out in each piece is surpassed by the mental space, furnished with a dialogue of materials and dreaming processes, delirium, hallucination.

The artist’s work has been exhibited in Cuba, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Spain and the United States. Select solo exhibitions include: Hilos de ortigas at Gorría workshop Gallery, Havana, Cuba (2022); De la infancia a la vejez, y también viceversa, duo show with Tana Garrido at Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Spain (2020); El jardín de los suecos, duo show with Orestes Hernández at Galerie knoerle & baettig, Winterthur, Switzerland (2017).

Ferrer participated in the Azkuna Zentroa Art Practice Residency, Bilbao, Spain in collaboration with Artista x Artista in 2019. Her work is part of the Collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba and the Jorge M. Pérez Collection in Miami Florida.


Support: Alina Aguila Ferrer’s residency is made possible with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Cuban Artists Fund.


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