2003-04

  • Departure Point Series #3,2003, C-print on Dibond, 50” x 67”

    Liset Castillo Valdés (b. 1974, Camagüey) Educated at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Castillo works have involved elaborate sand constructions that she describes as “conceptually focused on the representation of the impermanence, vulnerability and nomadic aspects of contemporary art.” Since 2000, Castillo has lived in the Netherlands, where she participated in a residency with de Ateliers, an international artist’s institute in Amsterdam.  In 2002, she was selected to participate in New York City’s International Studio and Curatorial Program, continuing her work on the exploration of what she calls artificial nature. Castillo’s work has been shown in the United States, South America and Europe. It is in the permanent collections of Allen & Overy in Amsterdam, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Fla., the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Antonio Pérez Foundation in Cuenca, Spain. (Cintas for art, 2003-2004)

  • Eduardo Morales Caso (b. 1969, Havana): After winning several composition prizes in Cuba, Morales Caso received a grant to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid in 1996 and has lived in Spain since. His pieces have been performed throughout Spain and other European countries.  In 2000-2001, he took first prizes in the international composition competitions in Paraguay, Spain and England. Two of his pieces had premieres in Madrid in late 2003 – El Vellocino de Oro, for string octet, and Sonata Bien Temperada, for solo clarinet.  Morales Caso studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana. (Cintas for music, 2003-04)

  • Keyla Orozco Alemán (b. 1969, Santiago de Cuba): A composer whose work has been performed in numerous international festivals, Orozco lives in the Netherlands, where she teaches composition at Amsterdam’s Conservatory.  She has received numerous commissions and her work was recognized with a Guggenheim fellowship in 2000.  Orozco studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana, at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and at Amsterdam’s Conservatory. She is the winner of two prizes at the René Amengual International Competition in Chile and received a symphonic music award from Cuba’s UNEAC. (Cintas for music, 2003-04)

  • George Sánchez Calderón (b. 1967, New York): With large-scale, site-specific pieces, Sánchez takes his politically charged art into the community at large. One of his recent projects flashed numbers onto Miami’s famed Freedom Tower to symbolize the journalists killed or imprisoned around the world. Another project, La Bendición, recreated architect Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye under an overpass in one of Miami’s poorest districts. Sánchez has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. (Cintas for art, 2003-04)

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