MARI CLAUDIA GARCÍA
Mari Claudia García’s (b. 1989, Havana, Cuba) multidisciplinary mixed-media practice is anchored in the study of communication and language, employing a social and political perspective to investigate the power relations present within these structures. Garcia is deeply engaged in how audiences experience her works in more diverse ways; part of her practice has been conceived to be experienced in non-conventional spaces, inviting audience involvement in a more dynamic, relational way.
García graduated from the San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, Havana in 2008 and from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Havana in 2013. She is passionate about teaching and following her graduation from ISA, she worked there as an instructor a whilst undertaking an MA in Formative Processes of Arts with a Major in Visual Arts from ISA (2018). García’s work has been exhibited in Cuba, the United States, Germany, the UK, France and Belgium, and has been included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Cisneros-Fontanals Foundation, Miami. She has been invited to several editions of the Salon de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo (SACC) and awarded numerous grants and fellowships, including the Juan Francisco Elso (2015) and Havana Cultura (2013).
García is currently based in Rhode Island, US, where she is completing an MFA in the Sculpture Department at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) (2023).