Residency - Montréal - Havana Exchange

© C. F. Vives, 2018

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© C. F. Vives, 2018

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Residency - Montréal - Havana Exchange

Residency
October 6 to 18, 2018

Presentation
October 11, 5:30 PM

As part of the Montreal - Havana exchange, organized by the RCAAQ since 2011 in partnership with the Conseil des arts de MontréalGalerie B-312 is pleased to welcome Cristina Figueroa Vives, New Media curator. Cristina Figueroa Vives is invited by the RCAAQ to complete a training residency as a curator in Montreal. A partnership has been established this year with the Centro de Desarollo de las Artes Visuales in Havana and OBORO in Montreal. This meeting will focus on the issues of the contemporary art world in Cuba as well as her curatorial practice in new media. The Montreal - Havana Exchange allows artists and curators to immerse themselves in a new creative-thinking environment and to engage in activities that combine visual and media arts, in order to encourage partnerships and long-term projects. This project also aims to promote access to expertise and investigate new artistic territories, in both Cuba and Montreal.

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Cristina Figueroa Vives

Cristina Figueroa Vives (La Habana, 1983) holds a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Havana, in Art Curation and New Media at the Escola Superior de Disenny (ESDi) and at the Ramón Llull University of Barcelona. Curator at the Casa de las Américas since 2006, she has realized many projects such as Año Cinético and Optico'70 (2009). She is the author of essays on the Cuban graphic arts (2009), on Korda's famous photographic work (2011), as well as Pioneers of Digital Art, for which she won the Curatorship Award’s National Mention from the Conseil National des Arts Plastiques. She has collaborated on various publications such as La Gaceta de Cuba (UNEAC), Arte Cubano (CNAP), Nouvelles Arte Cubano (CNAP), and Arte por excelencias (Grupo Excelencias, Madrid).