Special Artist Lecture | CHRISTINA GARCIA RODERO | MDC Museum
SPECIAL ARTIST LECTURE | CHRISTINA GARCIA RODERO
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Lecture to begin at 6 p.m.
1490 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, FL 33132
T: 305 448 9677 | email@example.com
Admission is FREE and the event is open to the public, it is suggested to RSVP.
Cristina García Rodero was born in Puertollano, Spain. She studied painting at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Madrid, before taking up photography. She then qualified as a teacher and worked full-time in education. For the next 16 years, she also dedicated her time to researching and photographing popular and traditional festivities – religious and pagan – principally in Spain but also across Mediterranean Europe. This project culminated in her book España Oculta published in 1989, which won the “Book of the Year Award” at the Arles Festival of Photography
Rituales en Haití is the first major solo museum exhibition by the Magnum Photo photographer in the United States, whose work has been included in exhibitions in venues throughout the world, including MoMA PS1, New York, N.Y.; Museo del Prado, Madrid; Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; Bogota Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, Colombia; and Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris. García Rodero’s extensive accolades include the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund award, and she was recently elected to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, taking the chair of the great Spanish writer and film director, Luis Garcia Berlanga.
Organized by the MDC Museum of Art + Design and presented in partnership with the General Consulate of Spain in Miami, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), and the Centro Cultural Español Miami
This Special Presentation will be held on Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. at CCE Miami. It is free and open to the public. The lecture will be conducted in Spanish.