Carlos Martiel 2022-23 Mellon Fellow


Carlos Martiel (born 1989, Havana) lives and works in New York and Havana. He graduated in 2009 from the National Academy of Fine Arts, “San Alejandro,” in Havana. From 2008 to 2010, he studied in the Cátedra Arte de Conducta, directed by the artist Tania Bruguera. Martiel’s works have been included in the Biennial of the Americas; 4th Vancouver Biennale; 14th Sharjah Biennial, UAE; 14th Cuenca Biennial; 57th Venice Biennale; Casablanca Biennale; Biennial “La Otra,” Colombia; Liverpool Biennial; Pontevedra Biennial; and Havana Biennial. He has had performances at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York; Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; La Tertulia Museum, Cali; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, among others. He has received several awards, including the Franklin Furnace Fund (New York, 2016); “CIFOS Grants & Commissions Program Award” (Miami, 2014); and “Arte Laguna” (Venice, 2013). His work has been exhibited at the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP); Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee (ZAC), Palermo; Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami; Benaki Museum, Athens; and National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, among others. His works are in public and private collections such as the Guggenheim Museum; the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); and Museu de Arte do Rio.

As part of his residency, Martiel will finalize the curation of his upcoming collection in HIDVL.