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), Palazzo Ca Zenobio, (Venice Biennale 2019), and in her home country Cuba with her solo show Dale Con Todo at the Biennale of Havana 2019. 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.  




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

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



2019 – Dale Con Todo, ArtHaus, Havana Biennale, Cuba


2019 – Contemporary Cuban Art Venice, Palazzo Ca’ Zenobio, Venice Biennale, Italy

2019 – Ruffles, Repair & Ritual: the Fine Art of Fixing, Dirt Palace Public Projects, Providence, US

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 



2017 – Springborn Fellowship

2017 – Karsh Prize in Photography

2015 – Breaking Boundaries VI Competition and Exhibition



2019 – Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa: con brazo fuerte (strongarm)… by Amanda Beatriz Ramos Márquez, Artcronica, April 17th.

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

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.



2013 – Social worker, Romerillo, Havana, Cuba.