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Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera is an award-winning Cuban installation and performance artist, who explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change, and delves into issues related to power dynamics and repressive control in Cuba. Many of her works critique and reimagine events in Cuban history, including the Cuban Revolution, as she encourages her viewers to consider visible and invisible forms of state-sanctioned oppression.

As a result of her continued activism, she has been arrested and detained innumerable times, including for denouncing Cuba’s anti-free speech law, “Decree 349.” She was a National Endowment for the Humanities/Hannah Arendt Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow (2017), and a Yale World Fellow (2015). She is currently a senior lecturer in media and performance at Harvard University’s Theater, Dance & Media program.

Learn more about Tania by:

• Reading about some of her most famous works;

• Reading an interview during which Tania defines what it means to be an artist and explains what the phrase “Arte Útil” means in relation to the social responsibility of art; and

• Watching this video about her ongoing project, Immigrant Movement International, which uses art and education to empower immigrants.

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