Ibrahim Miranda

  • Cuban artist ARTempoCuba Ibrahim Miranda

    Cocodrilo en Almería (Crocodile in Almeria)

    2007. Serigraph. 56 x 76 cm.
  • Cuban artist ARTempoCuba Ibrahim Miranda

    Conejo de Basel (Rabbit of Basel)

    2007. Serigraph. 76 x 56 cm.
  • Cuban artist ARTempoCuba Ibrahim Miranda

    Untitled, from the series Maps

    Mixed Media on Map of Cuba. 25 x 200 cm.

Ibrahim Miranda's Statement

I live on a kind of animal island.

Recycling is the basis of domestic life in Cuba. That’s why I use maps in my work as a point of reference to the daily life of my physical space. The place where I live, and the points or cities I visit – always with an artistic eye as I assume my own fictions and utopias, or interpretations of my passages through them. The literature of the Cuban poets Virgilio Piñera and José Lezama Lima and Cuban maps are complements to the images I print or paint.I live on an island full of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world – valleys, mountains, beaches – and at the same time as if a detainee on another planet. An island as full of human error as the world itself, of idealism in its highest expression, shared or not, but present… Carnival and vulgarity, education and evidence of warlordism and longing…

I Convert my island into something that you never know exactly what it is, because you experience an eternal metamorphosis, like the cities where you never know if you’re maybe part of a giant whale or elephant, just a minnow navigating the streets of Jerusalem…

About Ibrahim Miranda

Ibrahim Miranda was born in 1969. He received the Award from the International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland in 2003 and the Honor for National Culture, Havana, Cuba in 2005. Miranda has been Artist in Residence at GRAPHICSTUDIO, USF College of fine art, Tampa, Florida, EUA in 2011 and The McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, USA in 2012. His works are part of the collections of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, USA; Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Foundation, Anit, Austria; Gravura Museum, Curitiba, Brazil; Van Reekum Museum, Appeldorn, Holland; Woodcut Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina; National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA; Cultural Foundation Televisa, Mexico DF, Mexico; Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba; Museum of Contemporary Art, USF, Tampa, USA; Wolfgang Scheiner, Germany; Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan, Puerto Rico; European Commercial Arts, Bilbao, Spain; Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, USA; Peter Norton Collection, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, USA; Latino Art Museum (LAM), California, Los Angeles, USA; and University of Essex (UECLAA), England.

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