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tania bruguera

tania bruguera is an interdisciplinary artist working on political issues primarily through behavior art, performance, installation and video. she has been a participant in documenta, performa, three venice, two gwangju and three havana biennales. her work has also been exhibited at major museums in europe and the united states including tate modern, whitechapel gallery, ps1, the zkm, ivam, kunsthalle wien and the new museum of contemporary art. her work is part of the collection of tate modern; museum für moderne kunst; daros foundation; museum of modern art; museo del barrio; bronx museum; ivam; museo nacional de bellas artes, and centro de arte contemporáneo wifredo lam. in 1998 she was selected as a guggenheim fellow, in 2008 she received the prince claus prize and in 2009 she was the first recipient of the neuberger prize. 

bruguera was featured in “art and today”, “art now vol. 2”, "fresh cream", "performance live art since 1960's”, and “art tomorrow”. she has been written about in the new york times, le monde, artforum, flash art, art nexus, beaux arts, performance research, and kunstforum, among others.

she received her mfas from the school of the art institute of chicago (united states) and instituto superior de arte (cuba).

she currently lives and works between chicago, paris and havana. she is the founder / director of arte de conducta, the first performance studies program in latin america, hosted by instituto superior de arte in havana, and is a visiting faculty member at ecole des beaux‐arts, paris and an assistant professor at the university of chicago, united states.


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