Katiuska Saavedra Leyva

1980 Holguín, Cuba. Lives and works in Mexico City and Cuba.

Education and Professional Experience

1995-2000 Professional School of Plastic Arts, Holguín, Cuba.
2000-2003 Faculty of Scenic Arts, Higher Institute of Art, Cuba.
2003-2005 Faculty of Plastic Arts, Higher Institute of Art, Cuba.
2006 Seminar on Contemporary Photography, Centro de la Imagen (tutors: Pavka Segura and Gerardo Suter)
2010-2012 Presently studying at the Escuela Activa de Fotografía of Mexico City.
Bachelor in Art Education, University of Baja California, Colima.

Personal Exhibitions

2011 Contraportadas (Back Covers). Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City.
Dominio (im)púdico, ((Im)pudic Dominion), Salle Zéro, Alliance Française of Cuba / Curator: Andrés Abreu.
2009 Sincronía (Synchrony), Intervention in BorderLAD, Mexico City/ Curador: Iván Abreu.
2006 In situ, Laboratory of Contemporary Art (LAC), Mexico City / Provincial Center for Plastic Arts (CPAP), Luz y Oficios Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2005 Entropías de una representación (Entropies of a Representation), Casa Tomada project, Calzada y 8, Vedado, Havana, Cuba.
2000 Dilemas (Dilemmas), Casa Iberoamericana, Holguín, Cuba.

Performances
2009 Sincronía, Border LAB, Mexico City.
Estado de pausa (Pause), International Festival of Performance and Audiovisuals, Project Circus, Havana. Collateral to the 10th Havana Biennial.
2006 Éxtasis del hastío (Ecstasy of Boredom), Enjoy, Project Circus, Collateral to the 9th Havana Biennial, Havana.
2005 En nombre de la virtud (On Behalf of Virtue), Romerías de mayo, Holguín, Cuba / BOX, Project Circus, Havana.
2004 Strip Dark, Romerías de mayo. UNEAC. Holguín.
2000 Soldado del Arte (Soldier of Art), Romerías de mayo. Centro de arte, Holguín.
1999 Dulces sueños, Centro de arte. Holguín
1998 Bohemia Rhapsody, Centro de arte, Iberian American Feast. Holguín.
Fiesta de Quince (Fifteen Year-Old Party), Centro de arte, Iberian American Feast, Holguín.

Collective Exhibitions and Events

2012 El baño (The Bath), MAF Museum of Photography. Mexico City / Curator: Juan Antonio Molina.
El baño (The Bath). Alva de la Canal Gallery, Mayo Fotográfico. Xalapa
2011 El baño (The Bath), Photo Archive INAH. Meeting of Photo Archives. Mexico City/ Curator: Juan Antonio Molina.
Mercosur Biennial, Project: Continents. Santa María, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Project: Circus.
Siniestros (Left-handed). Habana Gallery. Havana, Cuba.
Triángulo c-s-e (Triangle c-s-e), Museum Ex Teresa Arte Actual/Curator: Eder Castillo
Golden Projects, ADM Center, Corredor Roma Condesa.
Close UP video show, Cuale Cultural Center, Puerto Vallarta, GDL.
2010 Off the Record, Edges Zone Art Center, Miami, USA.
Festival ENTIJUANARTE 2010, La Sala Arte espacio, CECUT, Tijuana.
Flowers, Lies and Revolution: Contemporary Cuban Art, Sheldon Museum/Curatorial work: Sharon Kennedy.
2009 Cinemaztlan Mexican Film Festival, Amsterdam.
Habitat, FOTOSEPTIEMBRE, Cloister of Sor Juana, Mexico City.
Habitat, FOTOSEPTIEMBRE, University of Guanajuato, Mexico.
Crisis (Las banderas) (The Flags), Expocuba. Collateral to the 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba.
Pura Coincidencia (Proyecto Abstractos) (Pure Coincidence) (Project: Abstracts), Expocuba. Collateral to the 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba.
Toxicomanía, Project: Circo (Circus), collateral to the 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba.
Promiscuidad (Promiscuity), Second Show of Short Films and Videos. Bogotá, Colombia.
International Festival of Performance and Audiovisuals. Project: Circus, Havana.
2008 Light, Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City. Curatorial work: Nina Menocal and Katiuska Saavedra.
2007 Tácticas (Tactics). Centro de la Imagen. Mexico City/ Curator: Gustavo Prado.
La mirada insular (The Insular Glance), FOTOSEPTIEMBRE, Gran Angular, Mexico City.
Close Up en Strobe, Museu del Mostiá, Festival of Video Creation Strobe, Amposta
Close Up, Pasagüero, collateral to MACO, Mexico City.
Close Up special edition, Alameda Art Laboratory, Mexico City.
El regreso de la cooperativa de arte en video (The Return of the Art Cooperative in Video)  FICCO 07´. Insurgentes movie theater, Mexico City.
Identidades (Identities), CPAP, Luz y Oficios Gallery, Havana / Institute of America, Damián Bayón Center, Grenada.
2006 Artfest WTC 06´. 2nd International Festival of Contemporary Art, World Trade Center, Mexico City.
Close up II, video show. Casa Vecina, Mexico City.
Close up I, video show. Pasagüero, Mexico City.
Hibridación en red (Hybridization in the Web), G Gallery, Valparaíso.
La Huella Múltiple (The Multiple Trace), Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, collateral to the Havana Biennial, Havana.
Enjoy, Project: Circus. Collateral to the 9th Havana Biennial, Havana.
IX en la carpintería (9 in the Carpentry), Collateral to the 9th Havana Biennial, Havana.
2005 Safismos, Mariano Rodríguez Gallery, Havana.
Project: Kamikaze, San Antonio de los Baños, Havana.
Fourth Waldo Luis Rodríguez Salon. Belkis Ayón Gallery, 23rd and C Streets, Havana.
Salon of Awarded. Development Center, Havana.
Romerías de mayo, Centro Provincial de Arte, Holguín
Cuba: The Next Generation, The Cuban Art Space, New York.
Festival of Ephemeral Sculpture. Belkis Ayón Gallery, Havana
International Festival of Performance and Audiovisuals BOX, Project: Circo, Havana.
2004 Salón de la Ciudad (City Salon), CPAP, Luz y Oficios, Havana, Cuba.
Los 12 apóstoles en la IV cena (The 12 Apostles at the 4th Supper), Romerías de mayo. UNEAC. Holguín.
Siempre que llueve escampa (Raining Always Has an End), Collateral to the 8th Havana Biennial, ISA, Havana.
2003 Provincial Salon of Holguín, Centro Provincial de Holguín.
2002 Expo Llega y pon, ISA, Havana.
2001 Stage Design Street Dance, Guayasamín Park, Havana, Cuba.
2000 City Salon, Cultural Week, Holguín.
David Salon, Santiago de Cuba.
The 12 Apostles at the 4th Supper, Romerías de mayo. Holguín.
1999 Expo Sitio Arqueológico (Expo: Archaeological Site), El Alba, Holguín
City Salon, Holguín.
Expo Super Girls Superstars, Centro de Arte, Holguín.
Las Hijas de Eva (The Daughters of Eve), Iberian American Feast, Holguín.
1998 Retórica de la metáfora IV (Rhetoric of the Metaphor IV), Holguín.
Expo on Love, Holguín.
First Students Salon, Las Tunas.
Students Expo, Bayamo.
Expo Académica 98, Wifredo Lam Center, Havana.
Los 4 del Ático (The Four from the Attic), Holguín.
1997 Students Show, Art Center Holguín. Expo on Love, Art Center Holguín
David Salon Santiago de Cuba
Homenaje a Malevich (Tribute to Malevich), Fondo de Bienes Culturales, Holguín.
1996 Students Salon, Holguín.
First International Salon La mirada del otro (The Other’s Glance), Holguín.
Expo El soldado del arte (The Soldier of Art), by Rubén Echeverría, Moa, Holguín.
Expo Académica 98, Wifredo Lam Center, Havana.
Electro-encephalogram Casa Iberoamericana, Holguín.

Awards and Residencies

2005 Mention, 12th Salon of Awarded, Havana.
Third Prize, Festival of Ephemeral Sculpture, Havana.
2004 Third prize, 12th City Salon, Havana.
2002 Second prize, Street Dance Festival, Havana.
2001 Mention. Stage Design, ISA, Havana.
2000 Mention. Stage Design, ISA, Havana.
1998 Mention. Students Salon. Las Tunas.
1997 Prize, Salon David, Santiago de Cuba.
1996 Prize of the Students Salon, Holguín.

Collections

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, New England.
Goldberg Collection, Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York.

Exhibitions

They do speak

Collective August 2012

Artworks

Expectation

Katiuska Saavedra Leyva 2011

Expectation

Katiuska Saavedra Leyva 2011