2013-14

  • Daniel Castro (b. 1985, Metairie, La.): In 2012, Castro received a Master’s of fine arts from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a Dean’s Graduate Fellow in Fiction, won the Schupes Prize for Excellence in Fiction and served on the editorial board of the Iowa Review. In 2012, he won the Novella Prize from the Faulkner Society.  Castro has written fiction and journalism for the Tampa Review, The Miami Herald and Gambit Weekly. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 2007 and studied in Spain under a Fulbright grant immediately after. (Cintas for literature, 2013-14)

  •  Yosvany Terry (b. 1971, Camaguey): A saxophonist as well as a composer, Terry graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana. After moving to the United States in 1999, he studied music composition and orchestration at Juilliard and at the New School for Music in New York. He has received commissions from the Ford Foundation, the Harlem Stage, the Map Fund, the Jerome Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and Chamber Music America. He has recorded with Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Manuel Valera, among others. His own recordings include Today’s Opinion (2012) and Metamorphosis (2006). (CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in music composition, 2013-14) 

  • Double image attached, 2013, Inkjet print on silver metallic paper, 61 x 59 inches

    Angela Valella (b. 1948, Havana): An artist with a long engagement with artist-led projects and collaborative initiatives who founded The Nightclub, a nomadic platform that has created a dialogue among diverse artistic practices and practitioners. Working in a variety of media including, painting, collage, installation and video, she investigates problems of perception, selective accumulation and non-linearity. She has served as curatorial advisor to the Museum of Art and Design MOAD and is a founding faculty member of Design and Architecture High School DASH, both located in Miami. Her work has been exhibited widely including at the Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, FL), Galeria do Museu (Lisbon, Portugal), Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno (Guatemala City, Guatemala), Centro Cultural Español (Miami, FL), Museum of Art and Design (Miami, FL), Cuban Art Museum (Miami, FL), and The Art Center at Colorado (Coral Springs, CO), among others. She is part of the curatorial team of the artist initiative, Fall Semester, a platform for public discussion on contemporary society and culture founded in 2013 and based in Miami. (CINTAS for visual art, 2013-2014)

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