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Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet

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Tres Ciudades (Campeche, Mexico) Digital Print, Media Installation and Performance Variable © ferrera-balanquet
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Abuelos Maternos (Serie Retratos), 2008 Photography Variable © ferrera-balanquet
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Tropikana (Portrait of Ana Mendieta), 2009 Landart Installation
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Erekuso (Serie Erekuso), 1998 Mixed Media Drawing Large © ferrera-balanquet
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Memory's Soldiers/ Soldados de la Memoria, 2010 Experimental Video Art HD © ferrera-balanquet
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Merida Tho_MX (Parque Cantaritos, Merida, MX), 2009 New Media Installation and Performance Variable © ferrera-balanquet
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Catrina (Series Retratos), 2005 Photography Variable © ferrera-balanquet
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Nomad Dreams (Parque Las Americas, Merida MX), 2011 Social Interactive Media Performance Variable © ferrera-balanquet
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Volvere, 2001 Interface/cd-room Interactive Variable © ferrera-balanquet
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Traveling Corners/Esquinas Rodantes, 2003-2007 Net Art, Installation, New Media, Writing Variable © ferrera-balanquet
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Mariposa Ancestral Memory (Bogota), August 2016 Media Installation Variable
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After Tarquina, 2005 Drawing 8 X 10
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Roger Study II (Cuerpos Informales) Color Photography 12 X 18
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Futura Tho, 2008 Sculpture (carverd Stone) Variable
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Flor, 2000 Experimental Color Photography 12 X 18
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Soldados de la Memoria, 2010 - 2013 Installation View From 2013 Exhibition (color Photography and Video) Variable
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Mariposa Ancestral Memory (Berlin), 2013 Installation and Ceremonial Performance Variable
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Hombre Pez, 1999 Ink Drawing 8 X 8
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Hombre Rojo, 1999 Ink Drawing 8 X 8
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Ancestral Shadows (Series) Color Photography 18 X 12
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Cuco III (Cuerpos Informales Series), 2008 Color Photography 18 X 12
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Malcom X (Serie Cimarronaje), 2013 Mixed Media (water Color, Ink Drawing, Lettering) 7 X 5
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Marasa III (Mariposa Ancestral Memory Series), 2014 Ink Drawing 9 X 7
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Ebbo For Elegua , 1992-1996 Perfomance and Video Variable
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Shango (Series Colores Misteriosos), 1995 Photo Collage 11 X 17
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Icono 4 (Series Icono), 1994-1995 Ink Drawing 7 X 5
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Nomad Dream (Queens Museum of Art), 2012 Media Installation Variable
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Eligio III (Serie Intervenidas), 2000-present Dry Point Over B/w Photography 8 X 10
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Havana
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art; Latin American Studies Archive, Duke University; Museo de la Imagen, Santiago de Cuba; New York City Public Library; Video In Centre, Vancouver, B.C.,
Schools
State University of Iowa, 1992, Intermedia Arts
Duke University, 2016, MA and PhD (expected)
Tags
installation, video-art, performance, photography, digital, exhibition/performance
Statement

Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet

Interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator and Fulbright scholar 

Ferrera-Balanquet is one of the most prominent artists of the Mariel Generation. He holds a MFA in Intermedia Arts from the University of Iowa, a MA from Duke University,  and he is expecting a PhD from DUke University (May, 2016).

He has exhibited at Haceres Decoloniales, Galeria ASAB, Bogota, Colombia; BE.BOP 2013, Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin, Germany; DysTorpia Media Project, Queens Art Museum, New York; GaleríaLa Cúpula, Córdoba, Argentina; the Nasher Museum, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California; Zentral Bibliothek in Zurich, Switzerland;  Fundacion de Arte Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay; 33ro Festival Internacional Cervantino, Leon, Mexico; Exit Art Gallery, New York City; Alchemy Projects, MAAP Festival, Australia; The Cuban Allure  Light Factory, Charlotte, North Caroline; Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada; Actions of Transfers: Women’s Performance in the Americas, UCLA Broad Center, Los Angeles, California; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Randolph Street Gallery, Video IN, Vancouver B.C., Canada; LACE, Los Angeles, California; Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey; Voices Series, Gallery 400, The University of Illinois at Chicago; Museo de Arte Actual, Bogota, Colombia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona, Spain among others.

His writings have appeared in Andar Erotico Decolonial, Ediciones del Signo, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Caribbean InTransit, No 4, Virginia, USA; Social Text Journal / Periscope, New York, USA; IDEA arts + society, #39, 2011, Cluj, Romania;  Artecubano, Vol.3-4, Havana, Cuba; SalonKritik, Madrid, Spain; Bienal de La Habana Para leer, Universitat De Valancia, Spain; PublicNo. 41, Toronto, Canada; Escaner Cultural, Santiago de Chile, Chile.  Inter, Art Actuael, No 102, Québec, Canada; Integración y Resistencia en la Era Global, Evento Teórico Décima Bienal de La Habana, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wilfredo Lam, La Habana, Cuba; Worlds and Knowledges Otherwise, Volume 3, Dossier 1, Center for Global Studies and the Humanities, Duke University; Vídeo en Latinoamerica. Una visión crítica, Editorial Brumaria, Madrid; Tierra Adentro, México DF; Forum Idea, 9na Bienal de La Habana 2006; La Hija Natural de J.T.G., Montevideo, Uruguay; Revista Biblia, No. 20, Lisboa, Portugal; Circus Reader, Melbourne, Australia; Felix: A Journal of Media Arts and Communication, New York; Artpapers, Atlanta; the Mexican literary magazine Navegaciones Zur, and the electronic publications Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness y Net Art Review;.

Executive curator of Arte Nuevo InteractivA, Ferrera-Balanquet has organized numerous art, video and new media exhibitions. Among them Indigeneity | Decoloniality | @rt, Jameson Gallery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Arte Nuevo InteractivA: Bienal de las Nuevas Artes, Merida_MX (2001-2013); Traslocalidades en Movimiento, video art, Centro Cultural de España en El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador, 2008; In[ter]vención,  [R]-[R]-[F] – Festival, JavaMuseum: Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art, Cologne, Germany, 2004; Huellas de un Corazón Sangrante en Tropicana, MIX-Brasil, Museo de Sonido e Imagen, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1994; Nomads: Plural Identities in Traveling Territories, Randolph Street Galley, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1993; Videos That Unmask, Test and Invade the Colonial System, Program I, Video In, Vancouver B.C., Canada, 1992; La Ruptura Latina: An Exhibit of  Latino Video Art in North America, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago. Illinois, USA, 1992; Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Iowa II, International Festival and Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1986.

In addition to a Fulbright Fellowship, Ferrera-Balanquet has been awarded grants from The Prince Claus Foundation, FOECAY, US/Mexico Cultural Fund, The Australian Network of Art and Technology, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Lyn Blumenthal Video Foundation.