Search
News
View full story geemay.jpg

story

Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

View details CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

events

Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

View full story mcpbrianbendisfinalrmuller414.jpg

story

Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

View details Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

cia exhibition

Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

View Link

social

a day ago via Facebook

Come out and celebrate CIA ingenuity with us tonight in University Circle Inc.! Join us for the Spring Illustration + Animation Show opening reception, the Spring Design Show opening reception, and NEO: A Runway Show. All events are free and open to the public. See more details at www.cia.edu/springshows.

View full story abbeyblake.jpg

story

Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

cia exhibition

Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

View full story mihaltianu.jpg

story

Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

cia exhibition

Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

View details picresized1396640639citizenkane2.jpg

blog

Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

View full story princeton-reviewcopy.jpg

story

Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

View details 2014 Spring Design Show

cia exhibition

Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

News . Feature Stories . Cleveland Institute of Art Announces The Cuba Project

News

October 05, 2011

Cleveland Institute of Art Announces The Cuba Project

Five noted Cuban artists will teach at CIA and engage with the community

Cleveland Institute of Art Announces The Cuba Project

The Cleveland Institute of Art launches The Cuba Project, a program featuring five contemporary, multi-generational Cuban artists who will teach as artists-in-residence at the college. The project begins with a fall Symposium at CIA on Thursday October 13 at 5:30pm.

The Symposium features the project’s first visiting artist Osmeivy Ortega, along with artist Alejandro Aguilera, and Alejandro de la Fuente a University of Pittsburgh history and Latin American studies professor and author of A Nation for All: Race Inequality and Politics in Twentieth Century Cuba. The Symposium takes place at CIA’s Aitken Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Symposium details are at cia.edu/cubaproject.

Through The Cuba Project, and this fall Symposium, the community will be introduced to an important Cuban perspective on art and culture, and participate in discussions on Cuban social issues. The project is funded mostly through the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program, with additional funding from CIA.

“We’re delighted to host these influential artists and be a part of this very important cultural exchange. CIA and the Cleveland community are privileged to experience Cuban art and culture right in our classrooms and community and we are grateful to the Cleveland Foundation for making this project possible, ” said CIA President and CEO, Grafton J. Nunes.

The artists were chosen to participate in the program by CIA professors, David Hart, Saul Ostrow, and Charles Tucker, while on a trip to Cuba funded by the Cleveland Foundation grant. There, the professors interviewed 44 Cuban artists to identify mid-career and emerging artists with a record of socially responsive work, the desire and qualifications to teach in a school of art and design, and the ability to engage with the community and local institutions.

“Our interviews revealed that Cuban artists distinguish themselves by generation. It’s the inter-generational aspect of this project that makes this particular Cuban cultural exchange program unique,” said David Hart, associate professor of art history at CIA. “We learned that younger artists tend to respond to Cuban culture and social conditions somewhat differently than older, more established artists whose careers were established in the 1980s and 1990s.” Hart and CIA Assistant Professor Lane Cooper serve as directors of the project.

Printmaker Ortega will arrive on October 7 and leaves on December 2. Installation artist and sculptor Abel Barroso will visit from October 15 through December 10. In spring 2012 painter and video artist Alex Hernández will be in residence from January 9 to March 5. The collaborative team of Meira Marrero (artist and art historian) and José Ángel (painter and installation artist) will at CIA from February 2 to March 30.

The artwork of the artists-in-residence also is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA Cleveland, now through December 31. A spring semester symposium is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 11, 2012 at CIA.

Learn more at cia.edu/cubaproject and clevelandfoundation.org.

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr

Social Feed

Thanks @Kristel_CLE @clevelanddotcom for checking out NEO: A Runway Show last night! http://t.co/gJc0WcZ28m

57 minutes ago via Twitter

Sign up for our alumni + friends newsletter

Arrow

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Pre-College Program

Sharpen your artistic skills at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

Read More

Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

CIA welcomes spring with two wildly different shows.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.