Elizabet Cerviño

Curriculum

1986. Manzanillo, Cuba.

Education
2009 Higher Institute of Art. Havana, Cuba 
2005 “Carlos Enríquez” Plastic Arts School of Manzanillo. Cuba

Solo Shows
2013 Hálitos. Development Center for the Visual Arts. Havana, Cuba
2012 Epitafio. Pabellón Cuba. Havana, Cuba
2009 No existe un blanco en la niebla. Luz y Oficios Gallery. Havana, Cuba  
Hay un cielo en la tierra. Ink stream. Villa Manuela Gallery. Havana, Cuba  
Formato apaisado. (Book-object). Higher Institute of Art. Havana, Cuba  
Contando estrellas. Higher Institute of Art. Collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial. Cuba  
La historia de una gota de agua que se rompe en el fondo del océano. Higher Institute of Art. Collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial, Cuba
Inventario. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Havana, Cuba 
2008 Mitos de la  gruta. Carmelo Gallery. House of Culture of the Municipality of Plaza. Havana, Cuba  
2004 Haciendo círculos. Julio Girona Gallery. Manzanillo, Cuba  
2003 Finalidad sin fin. Julio Girona Gallery. Manzanillo, Cuba  

Group Exhibitions
2013 Para quebrar los muros. National Museum of Fine Arts. Havana, Cuba
Detrás del muro. The 8th Floor Gallery. New York, U.S.A.
La parte maldita. Norwegian Embassy. Havana, Cuba
PArC. Perú Contemporary Art Fair. Lima, Perú
2012 Escapando con el paisaje II. Odeón Foundation, Bogotá. Colombia
Detrás del muro. Malecón of Havana, Cuba. Eleventh Havana Biennial. Cuba
Galería 79. Morro Cabaña Cultural Complex, pavilion D, vaults 7-9. Havana. Collateral to the Eleventh Havana Biennial. Cuba
Zone. Former residence of the Marquise of Jústiz. Habana Vieja #18. Collateral to the Eleventh Havana Biennial. Cuba
Escapando con el paisaje. Luz y Oficios. Havana. Collateral to the Eleventh Havana Biennial. Cuba
Ya sé leer II. Image and text in Cuba/Colombia. Arte América. Miami, Fla., USA
Dimensiones variables. Development Center for the Visual Arts. Havana, Cuba
¡CUBA!. Saltfineart Gallery. Los Angeles. USA
Feria Odeón. Bogotá. Colombia
2011 Metáforas de la herejía. Pabellón Cuba. Havana. Cuba
No es la ausencia. Pabellón Cuba. Havana. Cuba
Ya sé leer. Image and Text in Latin American Art. Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center. Havana. Cuba
2010 El extremo de la bala. A Decade of Cuban Art. Pabellón Cuba. Havana. Cuba
Portugal Arte 10. July and August. Portugal
Parábolas del agua. WASPS Artists’ Studios. Glasgow, Scotland. UK
Monomanía. Galería Habana. Havana. Cuba
El quinto día. Church El Carmelo. Havana. Cuba
Esporas. Pabellón Cuba. Havana. Cuba
2009 Fuerte es el Morro, who I am. Espacio Aglutinador. Havana. Cuba  
Glamour de Occidente. Some Tributes to Michel Foucault II. Centre Culturel Fonds Saint-Jacques, Fort de France, Martinique
Hogar provisional. Galería Habana. Havana. Cuba  
Glamour de Occidente. Some Tributes to Michel Foucault. House of Mexico. Collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial. Cuba
La perra subasta. Espacio Aglutinador. Havana. Collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial. Cuba    
2008 Referencias territoriales. Dock. Havana Bay. Cuba  
También. 18th Street between 17th and 19th Streets. House in Vedado. Havana. Cuba  
2007 La cosecha. Development Center for the Visual Arts. Havana, Cuba  
Puerta trasera. Higher Institute of Art. Havana, Cuba  
Situación construida. Higher Institute of Art. Havana, Cuba  
2006 IX en la Carpintería. Higher Institute of Art. Collateral to the Ninth Havana Biennial. Cuba  
2005 Cuatro Dedos de la Mano. Art Center. Holguín. Cuba  
2004 Peón E4. House of Culture of Manzanillo. Cuba  
Ahora o Nunca. Private home, Aguilera Street, Manzanillo. Cuba  
4 de 3 y 5 de 2. Navarro Luna Literary Cultural Center. Manzanillo. Cuba   

Scholarships and Residences
2011 Juan Francisco Elso Scholarship of Creation. Hermanos Saíz Association. Havana. Cuba
2010 Henry Moore Foundation. Tengo frío project. Glasgow, Scotland. UK

Statement

The art practice of Elizabet Cerviño is assumed from a spiritual, physical and contemplative point of view. They are essentially emotive works, because she is interested in the sensory relation that emerges between them and the spectator. They are proposals that exhibit a fragile vision, with subtle, craft and ritual gestures. Contemplation as a form of reaching spirituality is an important aspect of this experience which shows in the penetration of the psychological (spiritual) glance of the spectator and is complemented with the image that is constructed in the mind of each one. Emptiness is another one of the distinctive elements of her creative process, assumed as a natural entity where its representation succeeds in purifying itself to the point of reaching the non-representation. The emptiness then appears as philosophical and aesthetic category. She appeals to all possible media, whether performance, environment, installation, object, painting, photography. She is interested in talking about painting from painting itself, since she is distant from the imitation of reality and focused on penetrating her own postulates, principles and fundamentals; that is why she experiments with colors and textures, she has a penchant for complementary colors and pasting. They are works in which nature appears as primitive entity, so she develops a landscape with a less conventional, more evocative and suggested treatment that flirts with abstraction.
According to her own words: “I offer the union of the attitudes and their projection in such a way that an action-reaction process is maintained, in an attempt to acknowledge the constitution where nature and thought, identical or indistinct, dissolve”.

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