Meira y Toirac

Toirac: Guantanamo, 1966. Meira: Havana, 1969.

Education and Professional Experience

MEIRA MARRERO DIAZ
1992   Faculty of Arts and Literature. University of Havana, Cuba.

JOSE ANGEL TOIRAC BATISTA
1990 Higher Institute of Art, Havana, Cuba.

 

Collective Exhibitions and Events

Bi-personal exhibitions
2010 OPIUM. Factoría Compostela. Santiago de Compostela. Spain.
2009 In God We Trust/ America’s most Wanted. Tenth Havana Biennial. Galería La     Casona, Havana, Cuba.
ORBIS. Tribute to Walker Evans. Geukens y DeVil Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.
José Toirac: Censure and Celebration in Cuba. Artwithoutwalls Foundation. Art Pulse. Miami, USA.
2007 Exhumations.  (In collaboration with Lázaro Saavedra). Salle Zéro, Havana, Cuba.
ORBIS. Tribute to Walker Evans. (In collaboration with Ricardo G. Elías). National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
2004 The Golden Age. (In collaboration with Patricia Clark)  OFFsite, Houston, Texas,     USA.
2002 Think Different. Art in General.  New York, USA.
Mediations II. Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba.
2001 In Red and Black. Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
2000 L. P. V. (In collaboration with Alfredo Manzo) Plaza Vieja Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Spectrum: An Idea of History.  ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, USA.
Spectrum. Tribute to an Idea of Marx’s. Fototeca de Cuba, Havana.
1998 Left Thread. Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.

Main group exhibitions
2010 Scars; Race and Racism in Contemporary Cuban Art. Mattress Factory Museum. Pittsburgh, USA.
Scars; Race and Racism in Contemporary Cuban Art. Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba.
Utropics. XXXI Biennial of Pontevedra. Galicia, Spain.
Factoría Compostela in SH Contemporary 2010. Shanghai, China.
2009 Global WarNing, Scenes from a Planet under Pressure. War, Conflict, Catastrophe… Permanent Collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
2008 CUBA! Art and History from 1868 to Today. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
The Temporary Forms. Salle Zéro, Havana, Cuba.
2006 Art from Cuba. Cultural Centers Banco do Brasil in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. Brazil.
First Video Art Cycle. Institute Valencia D’ Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain.
2005 Art Basel Miami, Toronto, Canada. Corkin Shopland Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2004 New Installations, Artists in Residence: Cuba.  Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA.
2003 The American Effect. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, USA.
Transaction Strategies. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
New Acquisitions.  Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
The Three Wise Fools. Galería Habana, Havana, Cuba. Collateral to the Eighth Havana Biennial.
1998 Coconut Sweet with Bologna Sausage. Art Gallery of the Faculty of Painting at ISA. Sponsored by the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and the Italian Embassy in Cuba. Havana, Cuba.
Jao Moch. Tribute to Antonia Eíriz. Center of Visual Arts and Design Luz y Oficios. Havana, Cuba.  In collaboration with José Toirac.
1997  Together but not Mixed Up. Development Center for the Visual Arts. With sponsorship from the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and the Spanish Cultural Center in Cuba. Havana, Cuba.

Awards and Residencies

1998 National Prize for Curatorial Work granted by the National Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba. For the project: Jao Moch. Tribute to Antonia Eiriz.
2002 National Prize for Curatorial Work. National Council for the Visual Arts. For the exhibition: Mediations II. Galería Habana, Cuba.
2008 National Prize for Curatorial Work. National Council for the Visual Arts. For the exhibition: Tribute to Walker Evans (with the collaboration of Ricardo G. Elías). National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Scholarships
1998 Institute for Studies in the Arts and Arizona State University Art Museum, USA.
2000 Institute for Studies in the Arts and Arizona State University Art Museum, USA.
2001 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
MEDAID.org/ART, Austin, Texas, USA.
2002 Art in General, New York, USA
2004 Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA/ Toronto, Canada.
2009 Artwithoutwalls.  International  Art Foundation. Louisville, USA.
2010 Factoría Compostela. Santiago de Compostela. Galicia, Spain.
Mattress Factory Museum

Exhibitions

ADN (DNA)

Collective February 2011

Artworks

Shoot

Meira y Toirac 2009