Nereida García Ferraz (Cuban American)


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: Nereida García Ferraz during "Why Are We Here?"
Facts: García Ferraz was born in La Habana (Havana) in 1954, and she lived there until she was 16, at which time she moved to the United States. Later, she went to Chicago, Illinois, where she earned a BFA degree from the Art Institute of Chicago (degree granted in 1981). As one of the most important Cuban-American artists during the post-Castro period of the Cuban diaspora, she has exhibited her works throughout the United States, including the Whitney Museum, the Hirshorn Museum (Washington, D.C.), and the Miami Art Museum. And at Santa Fe College in 2009! She has received prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Richard Diebenkorn Fellowship at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Ford Foundation. In addition, she founded the photography program at the San José (California) Center for Latino Arts. As a documentary co-producer she won the prize for Best Video Documentary at the National Latino Film Festival in 1988. Recently she has been the Art Educator at the Miami Art Museum, the Artist Curator at "801 Projects," and the visiting scholar at the San Francisco Art Institute. She has been living, teaching, and exhibiting in Miami, Florida, since 1977.

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