Raul Ferrera-Balanquet (Cuba/USA)


Raul Ferrera-Balanquet

was born in Havana, Cuba in 1958. MFA, Multimedia and Video Art Department, University of Iowa, 1992. Ferrera-Balanquet has curated major media arts exhibits in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico, among them InteractivA’03 and 01 for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACAY), Merida, Yucatan. Mexico, 2001 and 2003; “Huellas de un Corazón Sangrante en Tropicana”, MIX-Brazil, for the Museum of Sound and Image, Sao Paulo, Brazil; “Videos That Unmask, Test and Invade the Colonial System”, Program I, Video In, Vancouver B.C., Canada.

He has exhibited his work at the
Whitney Museum of American Art, Randolph Street Gallery-Chicago, Brisbane
Powerhouse Art center, Australia, Video IN-Vancouver, Canada, Museo de Arte Actual, Bogotá, Colombia, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona, Spain, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACAY), Merida, Mexico.

In addition to a Fulbright Fellowship, Ferrera-Balanquet has been awarded grants from US/Mexico Cultural Fund, Moon Radio Webtv Commission, The Australian Network of Art and Technology, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The Lyn Blumenthal Video Foundation, and the Noetic Science Institute/Fetzer Institute. His writings have appeared in the Australian based The Media Circus Reader, Artpapers, Radical Teacher, Cinematograph, Felix, the Mexican literary magazine El Juglar, the Miami based Perra! La Revista and the British/German art magazine Guestroom.

Raul Ferrera-Balanquet is curator for

  • [R][R][F]200x—>XP – global networking project
  • RRF v.2 – Intervención
    featuring these artists

    1. Giselle Beiguelman (Brazil)
    2. Ricardo Baez (Venezuela)
    3. Santiago Perez Alfaro (Mexico)
    4. Eduardo Nava (El Salvador/USA)
    5. Juan Devis and OnRamp Arts (Colombia/USA)
    6. Alex Riviera (Peru/USA)

    Raul Ferrera-Balanquet participates as an artist in

  • JavaMuseum – Forum for Internet Technology in Contemporary Art
  • LatinoNetarte.net – netart from Lating American countries