Nereida Garcia Ferraz is a painter, photographer and video maker who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received the following grants: Ryerson Traveling Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1985 and in 1998, The Ford Foundation grant in 1994. Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship in 1985, 1986, 1989 Mac Arthur Foundation Media Grant in 1994 as well as The Richard Diebenkorn TeachingFellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2000 – 2001.
She has taught at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The San Francisco Art Institute, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has also been a resident/visiting artist in many Art Schools and Museums. She currently works at MOCA’s Women on the Rise Program and Miami Art Museum’s Brick X Brick Outreach Art Education Program since 2008, working with youth on issues of Urban Design and Architecture, also at the Idea Lab atBASS Art Museum in Miami. Founded The Photography Program at MACLA, San Jose California in 1998. Her works have been exhibited in numerous Museums and Galleries around the US and abroad. Among them:
Chicago Art 1945-1995 at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Paisajes de Ida y Vuelta, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, FOCIIllinois State Museum, Museo de Arte Moderno Mexico City, Islip Museum among others.
She co-Produced and directed the award winner video-documentary Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra.” The film is in the collection of MOMA, Guggenheim Museum, Yale University, San Francisco Art Institute and many other Museums and Universities around the world.
Cintas Finalist Exhibition, Museum of Art And Design, MDC, Miami 2012
Drawings. Schoolh ouse Gallery, Provincetown Mass. 2012
Far and Near, Cuban Art in Bay Area Collections, MACLA, San Jose California. 2011
Matinee, 801 Projects Miami 2011
Imagining of Place. Solo Exhibit. Santa Fe College, GainesvilleFlorida ,2009
Artof Uncertainty. Edge Zones. Miami- Santo Domingo, 2009
8 X 8 Inter American Campus Miami Dade College, 2009
Incomplete Archives 801 Projects, Miami 2009
Dialoguesin Cuban Art. The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2009
Drawing Center Viewing Program New York City
Why Are We Here? 801 ProjectsMiami, 2008
Fortuna , La Bodega Space.Miami, 2008
MOD 11 Bass Fisher Invitational Gallery Miami, 2007
Here and There: Deterritorializing Miami and Havana..Solo exhibit Cushing Martin Gallery Stonehill College, Boston, 2007
IMAGINING PLACE, Solo exhibit Santa Fe Gallery .Gainesville Florida, 2007
Beyond Boundaries, Gallery One, WashenawCollege, Ann Arbor Michigan
Beyond Havana, Solo Exhibit, Bettsher Gallery. Miami
Cuban Art in New York AT DACTYL FOUNDATIOlN GALLERY, NY, NY.
ROUGE NATIONS “China & Cuba”, MACLA GALLERY, SAN JOSE California