Carlos Martiel

PROJECT: June 05 @ 7pm Gallery

My work reflects on the relations established between the individual and the different contexts in where he develops. I’m interested to work and use the stresses generated in the conflict social areas, where our individual imagination is modified by external powers.

PANEL: Personal Mythologies June 07 @ 2-4pm Society for Arts

photos by Alex Barber, Rodney Batista |

Carlos Martiel (Cuba) graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts, Havana (2009) He studied “Arte Conducta” with Tania Bruguera artist. His work has been included in the “International Biennial of Performance Art” Houston, Houston (2014); 10th, 11th Havana Biennial (2012); Pontevedra Biennial, Galicia (2010), Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdo (2010); and Biennial La Otra, Bogotá (2013). He has also had solo exhibitions at the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana (2012); Nitsch Museum, Naples (2013); Axeneo 7, Montreal (2013) and LUX, Guatemala City, (2013), Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Ángeles (2014).

He has received several awards including “Arte Laguna” in Venice, Italy, 2013; “Premio Close Up” in Vallarta, México, 2012; This year Martiel won the award for young artist Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation as well as the Cannonball fellowship from the same institution. He has exhibited his performance in Cuba, Canadá, Italy, Estonia, United Kingdom, Spain, Senegal, Argentina, México, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, France, Germany, Greece, United States of America and others.