Title: International Migrants Day
Location: Key West, FL
Day: December 18, 2012
Languages: Spanish / English
Guest Host: Tania Bruguera
As part of its 2012 Art Basel Miami Beach Program, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) welcomes performance artist Tania Bruguera (Cuba), winner of the CIFO 2011 Grants & Commissions Program.
On December 18th (International Migrants Day) and in commemoration of Jose Marti’s establishment of the Partido Revolucionario Cubano in Key West, Florida, Tania will open up and present her research challenging the meaning of the word “revolución”. This encounter will take place in Key West, the same place where Marti wrote his first draft for the foundation of the Partido Revolucionario.
Born in Havana, Tania Bruguera is an installation and performance artist, as well as an academic, trained at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her renowned and provocative work concentrates around issues of power and control. She lives and works between Chicago and Havana. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Miami, The Netherlands; Germany, Finland, England, Cuba, Austria, Belgium, Mexico and Spain.. She has lectured extensively internationally among others at The New School in New York, The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, The Royal College of Art in London and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.