Oroza, Ernesto


Provisional chairs, 2005, Mixed media installation set of 2 Found metal chairs: monobloc plastic chairs and clothes. Set of two Edition of 5, 35" x 23" x 20"

Ernesto Oroza (b. 1968, Havana): Since his graduation from the Higher Institute of Design in Havana with a degree in industrial design, Oroza has worked as an artist in a variety of media, including photography and video, and has produced a wide-ranging series of conceptual art projects. He also lectures widely, and has taught at the Ludwig Foundation and the Polytechnic Institute of Design in Havana, and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Création Industrielle in Paris. Oroza is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as fellowships and awards from the Christoph Merian Foundation in Basel, Switzerland; the Danish Center for Cultural Development, and the Ludwig Foundation. Recent solo shows include Gli oggetti della necessità, at GISH artecodesign in Livorno, Italy, and Statement of Necessity, at Alonso Art in Miami. His work was also recently featured in the Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo in Leon, Mexico, in Cuba! Art and History, from 1868 to today, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada, and in Cuban America An Empire State of Mind, at the Lehman College Art Gallery. Samples of his work can be found at http://www.ernestooroza.com (Cintas Foundation-Emilio Sánchez Fellowship in art, 2008-09)

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