Emerging Artist Award


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Celia González and Yunior Aguiar graduated from “San Alejandro” Fine Arts Academy, Havana in 2004,  “Catedra Arte de Conducta”, Havana, Cuba in 2006 and High Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba in 2009. Celia and Yunior’s works examine the political, administrative and economic scenes in different areas by using information found in situ and building projects with it. Direct contact with specialists in the fields they work in is a key element, they ask for opinions and find the complexities and variations of each place. Their main interest lies in the relationship established between individuals and different forms of administration. The installation is often the space in which they connect the found data with the objects and the environment, bringing together the results of the research within the context of daily human life.


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Havana, Cuba, 1984 & 1985.



Master Visual Anthropology, FLACSO. Quito, Ecuador 2016. | Higher Institute of Art (Instituto Superior de Arte). Havana, Cuba 2009. | “Cátedra Arte de Conducta”. Havana, Cuba 2006. | Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro”. Havana, Cuba 2004.



CIFO Grants & Commissions Program 2017 (Emerging Artist Award). Florida, USA | International Cuban Art Award in the category of Young Cuban Artists of the year, The Howard and Patricia Farber Foundation. Havana, Cuba (2015). | Studio 21, Scholarship for Creation, Development Center for the Visual Arts. Havana, Cuba (2012). | Premio Ceiba IV International Festival of videoarte. Camagüey, Cuba (2011). | Mention FESTARTE. III Video Art Festival. “Violencia invisible. Privacidad-Pública-social”. Roma, Italy (2010). | “Vitral” Award to experimental video, 22nd Meeting of the National Movement of Video. Havana, Cuba (2009). | "Bueno, Bonito y Barato" (Good, Pretty and Cheap), Curatorship Award, (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation) AECI. (2005).


Selected Exhibitions

CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition 2017. Florida, USA. | “Tree without a nest”, National College of Architects. Havana, Cuba, 2016. | “International Day”, new talents Biennale. Cologne, Germany (2016). | “Rendez-vous 15”, Lyon Biennal, Institut D’ Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne/ Rhone- Alpes. Lyon, France 2015. | “The artist between the individuality and the context”, 56 Venice Biennale, Cuban Pavilion. Venice, Italy 2015. | “The Spaces In Between”, Belkin Gallery, British Columbia University. Vancouver, Canada (2014). | “Breaking the Walls”, National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba. Cuba, Havana (2014). | “11 Havana Biennale”, Great Theatre of Havana. Havana, Cuba (2012).