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About

Eduardo García

 

March 14th 1978, La Habana. Cuba.

He graduated at The Foreigner Language Pedagogical High Institute” Enrique José Varona” in 2005” and in The Academy of Art Antonio Díaz Peláez.

He and his twin brother Orlando García conformed the duet -Proyecto Siamés- since they won the first Prize in a Digital Art event in 2004. By that time they were focused in Digital Art and Contemporary Art carrying out different projects regarding to audiovisuals, installations and photography.

Based in Havana, Eduardo started doing street photography in 2009. He found himself motivated by the human condition and people are present in each of his photographs. The themes of his works are primarily social issues.

In 2012 he won a Mention in the “Daily Life “category in the 1rst Edition of The Latinoamerican Photographic Prize. This encouraged him to keep on working on the streets and motivated him to develop photographic essays and exploring social issues.

Eduardo has been the recipient of a Photographic Scholarship in The Santa Fe Workshops, “The Project Workshop” (2015) taught by Whitney Johnson, Deputy Director from National Geographic.

In 2016 he wins an Honorable Mention in the Photo Contest at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. New Mexico, E.U.

His series "Home" is finalist in The Magnum Photography Awards 2016

He cooperates with the Santa Fe Workshops from New Mexico, USA in Havana since 2011.

He is a member of UNEAC. (Cuban Writers and Artists Union) Some of his works are in private collections in different countries as Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, México and The United States.

 

Solo exhibitions:

2005. “Angels in Havana”. Hispano-American Cultural Center. Habana, Cuba.
2007. “Limitless”.  La Paz, Bolivia.
2008. “Angels in Habana”. CUBA! GALLERY OF FINE ART. Melbourne. Florida, USA.
2009. “Life”. Hispano-American Cultural Center. Habana, Cuba.
2011. “De Nuestra Voz Para Vos”Chaco, Argentina.
2012. ¨Similar Different¨ Bipersonal of the Proyecto Siamés. Fototeca de Cuba. La Habana, Cuba.
2014. ¨Shared Series¨. Hotel Occidental Miramar. La Habana, Cuba.

 

Selected Group Shows:

2009. “Sharing Dreams 5”. Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center. La Habana, Cuba.
2010. “Light Your Own Chemistry III”. Ludwig Foundation. La Habana, Cuba.
2011. “Cuba in Focus”.  KCEI Gallery, Foothill College. California, USA.
2012. “In the Light of Cuban Eyes” the Madeleine Plonsker Collection of Cuban Photography. Sonnenschein Gallery / Albright Gallery. Durand Art Institute Illinois, USA.
2013. “Intersected Eyesight” Cuba -Francia. La Habana. Fototeca de Cuba. La Habana, Cuba.
2013. “A New Image of Latin America” Latinoamerican Award Photography. La Casa Nacional del Bicentenario-Secretaria de Cultura de la Presidencia  de la Nación. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014. “Desigual”. Fábrica de Arte. La Habana, Cuba.
2015. “In the Light of Cuban Eyes”. Robert Mann Gallery, New York, E.U.
2015. The AIPAD (The Association of International Photography Art Dealers) Photography Show. The World’s Leading photography Art Galleries. New York, E.U.
2015. The Auckland Festival of Photography. New Zeeland.
2015. “The Caribbean Iconography”. Museum of Fine Arts of Caracas. Venezuela.
2015. “In the Light of Cuban Eyes”. Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California, E.U.
2015. “ART CUBA”. Galerie Aura, Montreal, Canadá.
2016. “CUBA” Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. New York. USA.
2017. “VISIONES DE CUBA” Exposición fotográfica colectiva celebrando los 5 años de los talleres de Santa Fe, New México en Cuba. Fototeca de Cuba, La Habana, Cuba.
2017. “Month of Photography Denver Biennial.MoP's hub, RedLine Contemporary Art Space. Denver, Colorado. USA.
2017. The AIPAD (The Association of International Photography Art Dealers) The Photography Show. The World’s Leading photography Art Galleries. New York, E.U.

 

Awards :           

2004. 1rst place in the printed work category  in the 6th Digital Art Salon.
2006. Honorable Mention in the audiovisual category in The International Digital Art Festival CLIC 2006 in El Salvador.
2007. Grand Price in the XIII Erotic Art Salon. La Habana, Cuba.
2012. 1rst place in the “UNIFORMS” category in the 4th edition of “Havana Times” Photo Contest. La Habana, Cuba.
2012. Mention in “Daily Life “category in the 1rst edition of The Latinoamerican Photography Award, leaded by the Master Rene Burri from The Magnum Agency. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2012. Special Price from the jury in the 4th Edition of the Photo Contest “I play!” ,organized by The Embassy of The United States of America. La Habana, Cuba.
2013. 1rst place in “LINES” category in the 5th edition of “Havana Times” Photo Contest. La Habana, Cuba.
2014. Honorable Mention in the Oso Bay Biennal. Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Texas, USA.
2015. 1rst place in “BYCICLES” category in the 7th edition of “Havana Times” Photo Contest. La Habana, Cuba.
2016. Magnum  Photography Awards 2016. Finalist Documentary “HOME” series.

 

Collections:

Afterimage Gallery. Dallas, Texas, USA.
Robert Mann Gallery. New York, USA.
Pablo de la Torriente Brau Center. La Habana, Cuba.
Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, California, E.U.