ABOUT ME

Paola Martínez Fiterre is a Cuban artist who became passionate about photography in 2009. Paola is a One Year Program student at the International Center of Photography, and was awarded the Director’s Scholarship. She was also recently awarded the ICP New Media Grant, which allows her to develop her graduation project. Paola also is a student at the University of Arts (ISA) in the Visual Art department in Habana, Cuba. 

Paola’s work was selected for the 2018 New York Portfolio Review sponsored by the New York Times and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She was also recently awarded the ICP New Media Grant. Her work has been exhibited in several Galleries including the First Street Gallery in Chelsea, and Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City. Also, her work has been displayed in Cities like Havana, San Francisco, Bordeaux, Geneva and  Mexico City. 

Paola worked as a photographer for the international art gallery, Galleria Continua, which represents more than 50 of the most well known artists in Cuba and internationally, including Migelangelo Pistoletto, Daniel Buren and Anish Kapoor.  Her photographs of performance art, contemporary sculptures, artists’ speeches and art exhibition opening receptions in Cuba, have appeared in numerous publications.

EDUCATION

-Creative Practices Program. One Year Certificate. International Center of Photography. New York City, NY. 2018
-The University of Arts (ISA) at the Visual Art department. Art Preservation and Restoration. 2013-2017.
-High School Diploma in the National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro. Havana, Cuba. 2011

 AWARDS:

-13th Julia Margaret Cameron, Mention of Honor, Fine Art Category. Barcelona, Spain. 2019

-International Center of Photography New Media Narratives Doc Arts Grant. New York, US. 2019

-International Center of Photography Director’s Scholarship to attend the General Studies One-Year Certificate Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. New York, US. 2018


SOLO SHOWS

2018

-“Mine all Mine”. The Plaxall Gallery, LIC-Artists. Long Island City, NY. 

2016
– “HOLD BACK”. Galería de Nelson Domínguez. Havana, Cuba.

2015

– “Territorios de la Mirada Femenina”: espacios de experimentación y diálogo. Casa Frisaac, CDMX, México.
– Open Studio. Colateral a 12 Bienal De La Habana. La Habana, Cuba.

2011

– “Artificial”. Sede: Fundación Ludwig de Cuba. La Habana, Cuba.

2010

– “Mientras tenga Memoria”. Galería: Antonio Díaz Peláez. Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro. La Habana, Cuba.

 

GROUP SHOWS

2019
-“Furies, Fairies, and Visionaries”. Pen + Brush Gallery. New York, NY.

2018
– “Off the Wall”. The Plaxall Gallery, LIC-Artists. Long Island City, NY.

-“Eminent Domain”. Robert Miller Gallery, Chelsea, New York.

-“National Juried Show”, First Street Gallery, Chelsea, New York.

-“Then She Did”. Plaxall Gallery, LIC-Artist. Long Island City, NY.

-“Pop-Up Show, On & Of the wall”. First Street Gallery, Chelsea. NY, NY.

2017
-“Tiempos de Reciclaje”, Ginebra, Switzerland.

-“Post-it” 4. Expoventa de Arte Contemporáneo Cubano. Centro Nacional de Artes Plásticas Collage Habana del Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales. La Habana, Cuba.

2016

-“L ́alose et le Huachinango. L ́art du voyage.” PUCEART/Collectif Mémorie. Diciembre 2016. Bordeaux, Francia.

2015

-“Simulacros”. Pared Negra, Fábrica de Arte Cubano. La Habana Cuba.

-“Arte Cubano. Voces y poéticas femeninas (1990-2003).” Cara & Cabezas Gallery. San Francisco Foundation. Mission Cultural Center Gallery. San Francisco, Estados Unidos.

-“Identidades.” Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. La Habana, Cuba.

-“Les Insoumises/ Las insumisas.” PUCEART/Collectif Mémorie, Bordeaux, Francia.

2013
-“Post-it”. Expoventa de Arte Contemporáneo Cubano. Centro Nacional de Artes Plásticas Collage Habana del Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales. La Habana, Cuba.

-“Muestra/Inventario Allison Moore y alumnos del Taller.” Fundación Ludwig de Cuba. La Habana, Cuba.

2012
-“XIX Salón de la Ciudad.” Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño. La Habana, Cuba.

-“Subasta Benéfica de Arte Cubano Terry Fox.” Residencia Oficial del Embajador de Canadá. La Habana, Cuba.

-“Nuevas Ciudades.” PUCEART/Collectif Mémorie, Bordeaux, Francia.

2011
-“Otras Historias.” Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño. La Habana, Cuba.

-“Les moustaches de Zapata”. PUCEART/Collectif Mémorie, Bordeaux, Francia.

2010
-“SAMO.” Homenaje a Jean Michael Basquiat. Galería: Cascarilla. Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro. La Habana, Cuba.

2009
-“VISUARTE 2009.” Comité Provincial de la UNEAC en Cienfuegos, Cuba.

2003
-“Exposición de pintura”: Taller de Artes Plásticas de 23 y C. La Habana, Cuba.