2011-12

  • Iván Abreu (b. 1967, Havana): Abreu's work incorporates multiple media, such as electronic devices, software development, sound experimentation, Internet, industrial design, documents, video and photography. His work has been exhibited internationally, at venues that include Greusslich Contemporary in Berlin; the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts in El Paso, Texas; the Portugal Biennial; PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, in Italy, and the NTU School of Art, Design and Media, in Singapore. Abreu is the recipient of a grant from the National System of Art Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts of Mexico (FONCA). In 2012, his photography was selected for a group photo exhibition at the Rio+ 20 Climate Change Summit.  Abreu has a Master Degree of Information Engineering from Anahuac University. (Cintas for art, 2011-12)

  • Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas (b. 1967, Miami): A resident playwright at New Dramatists in New York City since 2004, Cortiñas is the winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He also received a Helen Merrill Award, a Writers Community Residency from the YMCA National Writer's Voice, and the Robert Chesley Award, among others. His critically acclaimed play, Blind Mouth Singing, completed runs at Chicago's Teatro Vista and the New York-based National Asian American Theatre Company. Other plays include Bird in the Hand, The Charm of Preparedness, and Look! A Latino. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brown University. (Cintas for literature, 2011-12)

  • Jorge Martín (b. 1959, Santiago de Cuba): Martin’s first full-length large-scale opera, Before Night Falls, inspired by Reinaldo Arena's acclaimed memoir, received its world premiere in 2010 at the Fort Worth Opera Festival. In 2005, he received a fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa. His one-act opera, Tobermory, won first prize in 1993 in the National Opera Association's Fifth Biennial Chamber Opera Competition and has been performed in several cities in the United States. Other compositions include Beast and Superbeast, a set of four one-act operas based on short stories by Saki; the Saxophone Quartet and Four Dances for Bassoon and String Quartet, which had its world premiere in Finland in July 1997. Martín is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters' Academy Award in Music, of an ASCAP Standard Music Award, and of an artist's residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs in 1993. Martín is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University. (Cintas for music, 1999-00; CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in music composition, 2011-12)

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