Residency Unlimited


2017 | NYC | Artist

Elizabet Cerviño

Performance, 2015. 4 hours. Variable Hoguera.
Artist Name: Elizabet Cerviño
Residency Dates: June - July
Born: 1986
Hometown: Manzanillo, Cuba
Lives & Works: Havana, Cuba

Recent solo exhibitions include: 2015 Hoguera. Residencia Red Miller; 2014 Paisaje a 360º. Galería Villa Manuela. La Habana, Cuba; 2013 Hálitos. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV). La Habana, Cuba.Awards include: 2015 Residencia Vermont Studio Center. Red Miller. Vermont. EEUU 2015 Finalista 1ra Edición al Premio Internacional de Arte Cubano, Categoría Joven Artista del Año, Fundación Farber. Cuba-EUA. 2014 Nominación a la II Edicción Maretti Award 2014. Cuba-Italia. 2013 Workshops con el artista mexicano Gabriel Orozco, Playa Jibacoa. La Habana, Cuba. 2011 Beca de Creación “Juan Francisco Elso”. Asociación Hermanos Saíz (AHS). La Habana, Cuba. 2010 Henry Moore Foundation. Project Tengo frío. Glasgow, Scotia. UK.

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Education: 2009 Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA). La Habana/Art Higher Institut. Cuba; 2005 Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Manzanillo “Carlos Enríquez”. /Academy of Fine Arts. Cuba.

Bio / Statement:

My art practice, approached from a spiritual, physical and contemplative position, focuses on fragility through the subtle gestures of ritual and craftsmanship. Here the act of making becomes impersonal and the work appears with Art as its surname.

Emptiness is a natural entity within my practice, and its representation seeks to purify. With a tendency towards the non-representational I use the tension between action and reaction as a tool to understand nature.

I use all media, for an idea demands a self-sufficient body to materialize itself. In accordance with this idea my work can take the form of performance, environment, installation, object (painting) etc. or it can be a gesture that tries to say a word but results in a sound.

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Support: Elizabet Cerviño's residency is made possible with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Cuban Artists Fund..