MARIA CRISTINA CARBONELL
Born in San Juan (Puerto Rico), 1964Lives & works in Miami Beach (United States) Very active in: 90s, 2000s, Current decadeRepresentative galleries:UNA
Video Art Works
The Bizarre Sleeping Beauty of the Forest (2009)
Maria Cristina Carbonell graduated in 1987 in Fashion Design for Theater at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she also studied drawing at the Art Student League (1985/87). Between 1982 and 1984 she studied Drawing at the Museum of Fine Arts and Microbiology at Pine Manor College in Boston. From 1988 for several internships marble sculpture in the South Cemetery, Caracas. In 1998 she developed field work as a sculptor in marble, Carrara, Italy.
Since 1989 participates in exhibitions and has won several awards. Highlights:
Solo exhibition An Idyllic World, Dotfiftyone Gallery, Miami, Florida
Project Visionary, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid.
A Time to Bloom, HOT ART 09, Basel, Switzerland
Visionary Project, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2007 Solo exhibition Amazilia, Galería La Cuadra, Caracas
63 Hall Arturo Michelena Biennial, Valencia.
DiVA New York (selected artist in Container DiVA NY 2006).
Perfect Timing, DiVA Taipei, China
Travelers, Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela
Returning to the issue, Museum of Modern Art Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
V Bienal Barro de America, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Lia Bermudez, Maracaibo
Venice Biennale, Art Advisory Tacagua audiovisual project, Venice, Italy
Venezuelan Art twentieth century. Decade 90, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber
Miami Art Fair, represented by Philip Greemberg Fine Arts, USA
Guest Artist IV Bienal Barro de America, Museo de Arte Moderno Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela
Guest Artist III Biennial of the Caribbean, Sto. Domingo
Guest Artist X Prize Mendoza, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela
III Bienal Barro de America, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
The North South: Venezuela Contemporary Art Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
V Bienal de Guayana, Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
Guest Artist So's the thing: Installation Art and Object in Latin America, Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo AC, Mexico
249 Projets pour Uni Dufour, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
I Landscape Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art in Maracay, Venezuela
IV Bienal de Guayana, Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
VII Prize Mendoza, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela
I Bienal de Puerto Las Cruz, Mario Abreu Museum, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Room 63 1st prize 2006 Biennial Arturo Michelena, Venezuela
Container DiVA selected artist in NY, 2006 with the video The Art of Negotiation
Photography Prize 1997 V Bienal de Guayana, Venezuela
1996 1st Biennial Prize Landscape I, Venezuela
Sculpture Prize 1994 IV Bienal de Guayana, Venezuela
Honorable Mention Award VII Mendoza, Venezuela
Honorable Mention 1991 I Bienal de Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela
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