Biography

Milena Martínez  – Pedrosa, 1971, Havana, Cuba.

Since 1995, the Artist Lives and works in Miami, USA.

Education:

-1990-1995  Graduated with a (BFA) Bachelor of Fine Arts from (ISA) Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba
-1986-1990  Graduated from Academia de Arte “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba
-1983-1986  Graduated from Escuela Elemental de Artes Plásticas 20 de Octubre (23 y C), Havana, Cuba.

Solo exhibitions:  

“Captivity Forces”, Kendall Art Center, Miami, USA August 2018

“I Rise”, Miami Dade College, Hialeah Campus Gallery, Miami, USA, March 2018

“Underground Voices”, Art Wynwood, Miami, USA, Feb 2018

“Handmade II”, Spectrum Art Fair, Miami, USA, Dec 2017

“Hands Full”, Loud Gallery, Orlando, USA, Oct 2017

“Handmade”, Art New York, NY, USA, April 2017

“Handmade”, Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, USA, Dec 2016

“Como en Casa”,  Imago Gallery,  Havana,  Cuba 1995.

“Cosa Nuestra”,  Gallery Juan David, Havana, Cuba, 1994

“Puerta abierta”,  Gallery Casa de la Obra Pía, Havana, Cuba, 1994

”Una Carta para ganar y otra para no perder” performance,  Tribunal Provincial de la Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba, May 1990

Group exhibitions:

“Como tú no hay dos”, Calle Ocho Gallery, Miami, 2017

“Junto a los niños”, UNICEF sponsored exhibition at  Imago Gallery, Havana, Cuba, 1995

“El rápido”, ISA Gallery, Superior Art’s Institute, Havana Cuba,1995

“A falta de Pan, Camellos: un oasis de la necesidad al mercado””, (“For lack of bread, camels: an oasis on necessity’s road to the market”) alternative group expo of the Fifth Biennial of Havana, Pabellón Cuba, 1994

“Nacido en Cuba”,  travelling exhibition of cuban artists, Venezuela,  Puerto Rico & México, 1991-1993

“Si Tim tiene,  Tim Vale”, Collateral exhibition of the Forth Biennial of Havana, (ISA) Superior Art’s Institute, Havana, Cuba, 1991

“S.A.”,  Leopoldo Romañach Gallery, San Alejandro Academy, 1989

Bibliography:

“El Arte y el Cuerpo: lenguajes contemporáneos en el Caribe insular”, by Yolanda Wood Pujols, Nierika Magazine #14: Revista de Estudios de Arte of UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico).  July 19, 2018

“Milena Martinez, el despertar de una pintora cubana en Miami”, by Rosa Tania Valdez. El Nuevo Herald, July 10, 2018

“Pintora Cubana cuenta como sobrevivio a la falta de censura”, Martí Noticias, by Rosa Tania Valdez y Luis Felipe Rojas, March 11, 2017

“The Fifth Biennial of Havana”, Luis Camnitzer, 1994. (reference to the group expo “For lack of bread, camels: an oasis on necessity’s road to the market”, 1994 at Pabellón Cuba.

Since 1998 Milena have being running the Art Department at Advanced Multi-Sign Corp, the Graphic company that she and her husband created. Recently Milena has return to her artwork with new projects that redefine a new era, an era marked by the distance. She is now coming back to the use of different materials while keeping her inspiration on Cuba, its culture, symbols and idiosyncrasy.