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ROSA NADAY GARMENDIA

ROSA NADAY GARMENDIA

Rosa Naday Garmendia is an interdisciplinary artist who produces work at the nexus of contemporary art and social action, blurring the boundaries of social activism and art making. Fed by her experiences facing injustices as a woman, an immigrant and an industrial worker, she identifies with the struggles of Blacks and Native Americans. Rosa is an immigrant from a country that has faced hostilities from the United States since 1959. Her work is rooted in her personal relationship to colonization and the ruptures in family heritage that come forth as a result of forced migration. She considers her practice a daily act of resistance. Garmendia was born in Havana, Cuba. She has pursued her fine art studies at the University of South Florida, Parsons School of Design, University of Miami, Vermont Studio Center, and the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute. She has exhibited in Miami, FL; New York, Salt Lake City, Utah; Cuba, Guadeloupe, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Suriname. She has participated in International Cultural Exchanges and exhibition programs across the Caribbean. She is the recipient of several awards; Artist Access Grant, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator grantee and more recently the Equal Justice Thematic International Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute. Garmendia speaks English, Spanish and Haitian Kreyol and is a teaching artist at the Perez Art Museum Miami. She works with children and homeless adults. Through the discourse of artistic representation Rosa continues to reaffirm that she is part of a larger community that transcends geographical borders.

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