Marianela Orozco


Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, 1973

1991-96 Bachelor in Literature, Central University of Las Villas, Cuba.

Solo Shows and Public Art Projects:
2012 Playtime, Malecón of Havana, 11th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
2010 Tránsitos (Transits), Salle Zéro, Alliance Française, Havana.
2009 Domesticaciones (Domestications), Simón Bolívar House, collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial. Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibitions
2012 Detrás del muro (Behind the Wall), Eleventh Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
Escapando con el paisaje (Escaping with the Landscape), Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana, Cuba.
Travesías (Journeys), Raúl Oliva Gallery.
Flyers, La Cabaña, collateral to the Eleventh Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
2011 Soundings, with work in progress, Anglican Church of Saint George, Venice Biennial, Italy.
Torbellino (Turmoil), Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
Action-Actual, Museo del Barrio, New York, U.S.A.; Project: Continents (with the projects Circus and Bathyscaph, 8th Mercosur Biennial, Brazil.
Habitar, Construir, Pensar (To Live, To Build, To Think), Cuban Music, Art and Literature after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Carleton College, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Performance, with Artprojx and Workinprogress, Reial Cercle Artístic, Festival Loop, Barcelona, Spain. 
2010 Fifth World Meeting of Body Art, Caracas, Venezuela
Animus, Contemporary Cuban Female Artists, Palacio de la Isla, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.
Serendipity, Portugal Arte 10, Portugal.
Parábolas del Agua (Exhibición de Arte Cubano) (Parables of Water – Exhibition of Cuban Art), Glasgow, Scotland.
Confluences II: Inside Cuban Contemporary Art, National Hispanic Cultural Center, U.S.A.
2009 VIVA! Art Action, with DARE-DARE, performance art festival, Montreal, Canada; Glamour from the West, Casa de México, collateral to the Tenth Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba and Fonds Saint-Jacques, Martinique; México Contemporary Art Fair.
2008. Fifth Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art, Development Center for the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
Glocalizados, Visual Arts from Cuba, International Cultural Festival of Boyacá, Colombia.
Arboleda. El cuerpo es cuerpos (Grove. The Body is Bodies), International Festival of Contemporary Art, León, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Auction, Group of the 16, Mexico; Ellas se portan mal (They Misbehave), Salle Zéro, Alliance Française, Havana, Cuba.
2007 Moving Fast, sample of Cuban video art, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany;
Traveling Circus Project, international performance and audiovisual event. Havana, Cuba;
Latido (Beat), Young Cuban Artists. Traveling exhibition 2006-2007 Stenersenmuseet (National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design), Oslo, Norway, / Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen / M.K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania / Stord Kunstlag, Stord / Lillesand kunstforening, Lillesand / Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger / Bodø Kunstforening, Bodø / Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø / Rana Kunstforening, Rana / Kunstmuseet KUBE, Ålesund)

2005 Mention at the Salon of Awarded Artists, Havana, Cuba.
2004  Prize of the 22nd Oscar Fernández-Morera Provincial Salon, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.
2003  Prize of the 21st Oscar Fernández-Morera Provincial Salon and Prize of the UNEAC, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba; Prize of the 7th City Salon, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.

2007, 2008, 2009 ZONA MACO, with Myto Gallery, Mexico City.
2007 NADA Fair, with Myto Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.


My work is a personal search in the states of rupture and balance present both in nature and society. In the turmoil of present times, this observation frequently leads to a deep sensation of uncertainty, of which sometimes emerge those points of no progress that could precede the change. I am interested in those moments when everything seems to stop. Live beings, objects, natural processes or my own body are my most recurrent work tools.

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