Bio

Analía Amaya is a Cuban artist born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1979. In her work she experiments using different medias such as installation, video-installation, video art and digital photography. Lights, nature, landscape and everyday life are part of her explorations with a poetical and personal approach. She studied at San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, Havana, Cuba (1995-1999) and at the High Institute of Arts, University of Arts, Havana, Cuba (1999-2004), where she also completed a postgraduate in Performance Arts (2003-2005). Among her personal exhibitions are Night Landscapes, Palmerston North City Library, New Zealand (2018) Concert of stars, 12th Havana Biennial Collateral Exhibition, National Theater of Cuba (2015); Landscapes, Co Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile (2014); Light, La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba (2009) and Aural spaces (Museum of Contemporary Art, Valdivia, Chile (2007). She has been awarded national prizes and scolarships and she has exhibited in several group exhibitions. Among the group exhibitions are: Lost in Landscape, MART, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento and Rovereto, Italy (2014); Silent Contemplated Variations, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba (2014); Citizens of the world: Cuba in Queens, The Queens Museum, New York, USA (2013); Out of place: reflextions about art, city and urbanism, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile, Chile (2010).

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Education

2003 - 2005

Postgraduate degree in Performance “Arte de Conducta”. Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), University of Arts, Havana, Cuba.

 

1999 - 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts. Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), University of Arts,

Havana, Cuba.

1995 - 1999

Diploma in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba.

Solo exhibitions

2020

On, Jan Royce Art Gallery, Valencia, Spain.

2018

 Night Landscapes, Palmerston North City Library, New Zealand.

2015

Concierto de Estrellas, 12th Havanna Bienal Collateral Exhibition, Sala Covarrubias, National Theater of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

2014

Paisajes, Co Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

2011

Un minuto de silencio, Salle Cero, French Alliance, Havana, Cuba.

2009

 Light, La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

2007

Espacios Aurales, Contemporary Art Museum, Valdivia, Chile.

2005

Comhla A-Rithist, Taigh Chearsabhagh, Gallery two, North Uist, Scotland, UK.

2004

Evocations, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Scotland, UK.

Land-Scapes, Havana Gallery, Cuba.

2003

Reflejos, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Matanzas, Cuba. 

2002

En tiempo real, Mella’s Theather, Havana, Cuba.

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2018

Canto de sirenas, Galería temporal, Santiago de Chile, Chile

2017

Move Things: Videocreation in Cuba, Experimental Response Cinema, Cine Las Américas International Film Festival, Austin, Texas, USA.

Move Things: Videocreation in Cuba, International Film Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Co-lectiva, Montecarmelo Cultural Center, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

2016

La cubana y el cubano, Co/So gallery, Copley Society of Art, Boston, USA.

2015

Ch.ACO 2015, Contemporary Art Fair, Mapocho Station Cultural Center, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

2014

Variaciones contempladas en silencio, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Las otras narraciones, 6º Salon of Cuban Contemporary art, Wilfredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art, Havana, Cuba.

Ch.ACO 2014, Contemporary Art Fair, Mapocho Station Cultural Center, Santiago de Chile, Chile.             

Lima Photo, International Photo Fair, Lima, Peru.

XXX Fuorifestival, Pesaro and Urbino, Italy.

Video Cubano, Intermission, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA.

Y sucedió por fin, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Lost in Landscape, MART, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento and Rovereto, Italy. 

2013

Citizens of the world: Cuba in Queens, The Queens Museum, New York, USA.

Video cubano, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, New Jersey, USA.

Affordable Art Fair México, Mexico City, Mexico.

New Works: light as photography, photography as ideology, ideology as art, art as fantasy, fantasy as reality, Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico. 

2012

CitySCREEN’12- You and Eye (Cartografías existenciales e itinerarios urbanos), La Central del Raval, Barcelona, Spain.

You and Eye (Cartografías existenciales e itinerarios urbanos), XI Havana Biennial Collateral Exhibition, Plaza Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba.

2011

Video Cubano, University of Iowa Art Museum, Iowa, USA.

Videolab Sinestesia, Videoscreening Take S, Sines, Portugal.

Ch.ACO 2011, Contemporary Art Fair, Mapocho Station Cultural Center, Santiago de Chile,   Chile.

Imagecity: Selections from Video Cubano, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), San

Francisco, USA.

Premios y Menciones, Roberto Diago Querol 2011 Provincial Saloon, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Matanzas, Cuba.

2010

Fuera de lugar: Consideraciones sobre arte, ciudad y urbanismo, National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

Video Cubano, 8th Floor Space, New York, USA.

Animus. Artistas Contemporáneas Cubanas, Island Palace, Cáceres, Spain.

II VVVienal de Videoarte Valparaíso 2010, Valparaíso, Chile.

Contemporary Art Ruhr, Contemporary Art Festival, Essen, Germany.

Vacuna: el virus debilitado, chilean group Caja Negra Artes Visuales, Galería Wschodnia, Poland.

Torneo Audiovisual, Aglutinador Space, Havana, Cuba.

2009

Making Connections: Contemporary Cuban Printmakers, Laconia Gallery, Boston, USA.

Cronos, La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Videolab: Cuba, Santa Clara Gallery, Coimbra, Portugal.

Lentes o el deseo no tiene limites: two exhibitions dedicated to cuban art, Laboratory Museum - ex manifattura Tabacchi, San Ángelo, Italy.

Diálogos en movimiento, cuban videoart, Dragón de Mar ContemporaryArt Center, Fortaleza, Brasil.

A la vuelta de la esquina, Inéditos 2009, Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.

Experimental video and videoart: artists from Cuba, Antioquia Museum, Colombia.

Just Time, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Matanzas, Cuba.

HB, Contemporary Cuban Art, X Havana Biennial Collateral Exhibition, Pabexpo, Havana, Cuba.

Topografías Íntimas. Iniciarte Space, Sevilla, Spain.

2008

Erótica: Sexualidad y erotismo, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Arboleda: El cuerpo es cuerpos, Jesús Gallardo Gallery, Guanajuato, Mexico.

VIP 2008, Group Exhibition for Tate's Latin American Acquisitions Committee (LAAC), La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Asalto al cielo: Estrategias insulares del videoarte cubano, Sala d'Exposicions, Cultural Center Can Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.

Lo que las imágenes quieren: video desde Hispanoamérica, Arte Actual FLACSO Space, Ecuador.

2007

Kairos, CCEBA Cultural Center of Spain, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Cero, Salón Blanco, San  Francisco de Asís Convent, Havana, Cuba.

Moving Fast, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany.

Lo que las imágenes quieren: video desde Hispanoamérica, ICO Fundation, Madrid, Spain.

ARCO, International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.

Art Madrid Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.

2006

Show Off Art Fair (Showroom), Paris, France.

Stop & Forward, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

El tercer entorno, La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Eighth International Digital Art Exhibit and colloquium, Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba.

Asalto al cielo, Insular Strategies of the Cuban Video Art, French Institute of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. 

9th. Havana Biennial, Collateral Exhibitions, Humboldt’s House, Havana, Cuba.

2005

Alternativas, Servando Gallery, ICAIC, Havana, Cuba.

Entre el instante y la eternidad, Sala Avellaneda, National Theather of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

Suave Death, J.A.D. Peláez Gallery, San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

XV Roberto Diago Querol Saloon, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Matanzas, Cuba. 

Contemporary Cuban Art Saloon, Center for the Development of Visual Arts (CDAV), Havana, Cuba.

2004

National Saloon of Drawing (2nd edition), Provincial Center of Plastic Arts, Matanzas, Cuba.

2003

Experiencia de Acción: 30 días (Department of Public Interventions) 8th  Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.

Cátedra Arte de Conducta, first exhibition (sound), Centre for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Sentido Común, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Performance in Reverse, Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), University of Arts of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.

9th Salon of Awarded Artists, Centre for the Development of Visual Arts (CDAV), Havana, Cuba.

2002

XI Roberto Diago Querol Saloon, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts,  Matanzas, Cuba.

De tal palo tal astilla, Servando Gallery, Cinematographic Cultural Center ICAIC, Havana, Cuba.

La Huella Múltiple, La Casona Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

Copyright, Cultural Centre of Spain, Havana, Cuba.

2001

Llega y pon, III Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art Collateral Exhibition, Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), University of Arts, Havana, Cuba.

National Encounter of Engraving, Contemporary Art Centre Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba.

II Jornada de performance, Cienfuegos, Cuba. 

2000

Havana ISA Club, VII Havana Biennial Collateral Exhibition, instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), University of Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Pensamiento visible, Humboldt’s House, Havana, Cuba.

Grants & Awards 

2006

First Prize (audiovisual) VIII Digital Art Exhibition, Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center, Havana, Cuba.

2005

National Prize of Curatorship 2005, National Council of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Batiscafo Scholarship. Triangle Art Trust, British Council, Havana, Cuba.

Prize & Scholarship of creation “Hermanos Saíz”, Matanzas, Cuba.

2004

Glasgow Sculpture Studios, International Artist Residence, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

National Saloon of Drawing Prize (2nd. edition), Matanzas, Cuba.

2003

9th Saloon of Awarded Artists Prize, Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Publishing Seal Cuban Art Prize, National Council of Visual Arts, Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.​

Comhla International Artists Workshop. Taigh Chearsabhagh and the Triangle Art Trust, North Uist, Scotland, UK.

2002

First Prize XI Roberto Diago Querol Saloon, Matanzas, Cuba.

Prize AACA XI Roberto Diago Querol Saloon, Matanzas, Cuba.

Prize & Scholarship of Creation “Hermanos Saíz”, Matanzas, Cuba.