Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa

Visual Artist

Born in Havana, Cuba

Lives & works in Boston, US & Havana, Cuba

 

Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa is a Cuban visual artist currently based in Boston, MA. Alicia graduated with a BFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in May 2018. She is the recipient of the Springborn Fellowship and The Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography in 2017. Her photography work has been exhibited throughout the Boston area at AREA Gallery, Bromfield Gallery and three consecutive Medal Award Galas at the MFA, Boston; and internationally in Sanlang Art Dimension China, The Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zealand and in her home country Cuba as part of the Biennale of Havana in 2016. She has performed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Gallery Kayafas Boston, MA and The University of Ohio. Her on-going performances & public interventions include her series of performances I Can Look Strong, I am Strong, in which she becomes “Strong Arm”, a genderless bodybuilder who talks about issues of gender, identity, and race in the contemporary art world while lifting weights and wearing high heels.  

 

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EDUCATION

2014 –  Bachelors of Fine Arts, SMFA at Tufts University, Boston, MA, US (expected 2018)

2013 – Studied at The High Institute of Design, Havana, Cuba

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Artcetera, The Castle at Park Plaza, Boston, US

2018 – In Search of Coalescence, SMFA at Tufts, Boston, US

2018 – MedalAward, SMFA at Tufts, Boston, US

2018 – Temporal & Corporeal, Sigfried Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, US 

2017 – Stand Up, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, US

2017 – Body Politics, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, US

2017 – MedalAward, SMFA at Tufts, Boston, US

2017 – End of the Year Show Featuring…, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, US

2016 – mfaNOW Overnights, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, US

2016 – The Opposite of the World, Sanlang Art Dimension, Hangzhou, China

2016 – MedalAward, SMFA at Tufts, Boston, US

2016 – Future Projections, The Auckland Festival of Photography, New Zeland

2015 – Breaking Boundaries VI Exhibition, Pingyao, China

2015 – Biennal of Havana, Cuba

2015 – MedalAward, SMFA, Boston, US

2014 – Eva sale a cazar, UNEAC, La Habana, Cuba

2014 – Tengo que pensar, FAC, La Habana, Cuba 

 

AWARDS / GRANTS

2017 – Springborn Fellowship

2017 – Karsh Prize in Photography

2015 – Breaking Boundaries VI Competition and Exhibition

 

PRESS

2018  – Art & Life, interview with Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa, August 27th, Boston Voyager Magazine.

2018  – Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa’s Work and Bio, Catálogo de Fotógrafas Cubanas (Catalog of Cuban Female Photographers) by Aldeide Delgado, August 1st.

2018 – Boston Art Review, May 25th, In Search of Coalescence by BAR Editorial.

2017 – Lenscratch, December 8, Undergraduate Photography Now IV by Greer Muldowney, Article.

2017 – What Will You Remember, Photography blog, November 30. Best Photo Picks by Elin Spring.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2013 – Social worker, Romerillo, Havana, Cuba.