Lissette Solórzano

 
Lissette Solórzano (1969)
 
Plastic Artist – Professional Photographer
Member of the Cuban Writers and Artists Union (UNEAC)
www.photo-lissettesolorzano.com      www.carasandcabezas.com    www.discoveriesinart.com
www.the-gallery.it
lissettesolorzano@hotmail.com
 
 
Academic  training
 
Master’s degree in Microsoft, Cristobal Colon University, Veracruz México. 2011-2012
Digital Photography Workshop  given by José Maria Mellado, 2008
Curatorial Activity Workshop  given by Lesbia Verdumuois. UNEAC,2004
The Maine university Photographic Workshops,  master classes taught by Davis Alan Harvey from National Geographic, Stacy Boge from Maine and David Wells from Magnum, 2000.
Pvovincial School of Photography, Havana, Cuba 1991-1992
Higher Institute of Industrial Design ( ISDI) and Photojournalism  1987-1991
San Alejandro Plastic Arts Academy 1984-1987
Vocational School “Paulita Concepción”, Havana, Cuba 1982- 1984
 
 
Work history
 
2009 - 2015        Professional Photographer (free lance)
2000 - 2009 Specialist Photographer, Fototeca de Cuba
1998 – 2000        Specialist Photographer CENCREM (National Center for Restoration,
 
 
Conservation and Museology of Havana
 
1997-1998 Photo-reporter, Free Lance
1993-1996 Director of Photography at the Propositions Magazine, Pablo Milanes                     Foundation.  Artistic Director, OKRA Magazine, “Martin Luther King, Jr.” Center.
 
 
GRANTS
 
2014  Residency Program Cubam Phototheque Foundation, EU
2010       Residency  Program Caras and Cabezas Contemporary, EU
2005 National Prize given by the National Centre of Plastic Arts for the Curatorial Work done with “The City of Columns” exhibition.
2003-2005 Residency Program “Shared Vision” St. Augustine-Baracoa Friendship Association.
2002 UNEAC Price, V Bienal of Photography, San Antonio de los Baños.
1999 Pize for the “Instants” performance  base don the artistic work of Lissette Solorzano,             Her-Car Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1995 Tina Modotti, prize given by the Cuban Press.
1994 Photographic Essay Prize, Selected Salon, for the exhibition “Ephimeral Phantomes”  (Mencion),  Casa de las América.
 
 
COLLECTIONS
 
Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba.
Fototeca de Cuba, Cuba
Center for Cuban Studies  N.Y.
Harvard University, Boston, US
Americas Museum, Denver, US
Cuban American Phototheque Foundation  
The Gallery, Milan, Italy y Washington, DC. US
Novoarte Gallery, N.Y., US
The Brevard Museum of Art. US
Private collection Maria Teresa Boulton, Caracas, Venezuela
Benham Gallery, Seattle, Washington, US
National Photographic Center,  Venezuela
Private collection Plonsker Family, Chicago, US
Caras and Cabezas Gallery, San Francisco, US
Habana Cultura,  Francia, Cuba.
National Museum of Phillipines, Manila.
Private collection Terri y Seven Certilman
Private collection John Rosenmiller
Private collection  Elizabeth Holtzman
 
 
 
Publications
 
Magazine of Harvard University DRCLAS; The Millennium Capsule Book and the Book Collection at the Millennium Photo Project; Topo Magazine (art magazine from Quebec); Cuban publications and specialized magazines; “Vórtice” magazine from Yucatan; Luna Cornea (Centre for the Photographic Image); photographic book: “The photo of my mother.”; “Work Art in the 90´s”, Catalogue of the 9th Biennale of Havana, Opus Havana Magazine, Web-pages: “Cuban Galleries”, “Portal Latino” and “lissettesolorzano.com”, “Miradas Catalogue”, Milano Festival of Photography “intime visini”. The Sensationalism of the Art from Cuba”, autor Alex Mendoza; Cuban Art News, Arquitectura y Ciudad en la fotografía cubana contemporánea, 2013, autora Grethel Morell Otero.
“Reflections”, The Sensationalism of the Art from Cuba” , Alex Mendoza, NY
“ The Light in Cuban Eyes” Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography, Madeleine Plonsker, Chicago
“La seduccion del Cuerpo” ,Rafael Acosta de Arriba.
events
 
2015     Spectrum Art Fair
2015     12 Bienale of Havana
2015    The AIPAD Photography Show New York, EU
2014     Art Basel Miami Beach, EU
2014     Miami Photo Salon Festival
2012    Siris Photography Festival, Italy.
2012     XI Bienale of Havana
2009     IX Bienale of Havana
2008 Art Fair in Chicago.
2007 Collaboration Project between Cuba-Venezuela, Workshop given in the
Art and Design     Faculty, Los Andes University.
2007 First Latin American Meeting of Photography, Foto Sur, Venezuela.
2007 “Photo September”, Mexico.
2007 “Terry Fox Auction”, Havana, Cuba.
2006 IX Biennale of Havana.
2006 Siris Photography Festival, Italy.
2005 ESTATEFOTOGRAFIA, Milano, Photography Festival.
2003 VIII Biennale of La Habana (participant).
2003 Festival of Photography in Zimbabwe.
2002 VI Exhibition of the Iberoamerican Photographer.
2001 National Hall of Cuban Photography, Joaquin Blez exhition,
La Acacia Gallery,  Havana, Cuba.
2000 February-March. The Maine University Photographic Workshops.
Masterly Conferences given by: David A. Harvey, Bob Sacha and David Wells.
2000 VII International Biennale of Havana, Cuba.
1999 “National Salon of Photography 1999", Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
1996 Member of the Jury at the Provincial Plastic Art Exhibition, Santiago de Cuba,
1994 Fifth International Biennale of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1994 Second International Workshop of the Photographic Image, Havana, Cuba.
1992 First International Workshop of the Photographic Image, Havana, Cuba.
 
 
SELECTION OF ORGANIZED EXHIBITIONS AND CURATORIAL WORK
 
2012       Borderless “ XI Biennale of Havana, La Cabaña,  Havana
2009 “Once upon a time there was a Matrioshka” (personal),  “Galería Espacio Abierto”
IX Biennale of  Havana
2007        Habitat Project,  collective exhibition
2006      “Reencounter”, collective exhibition, San Francisco de Asís Gallery
2006 “The real is …….. marvellous”, collective exhibition, 9th Biennale of Havana.
2004 “The city of Columns” (personal), Fototeca de Cuba.
2003       Collective exhibition, Photo bridge.  Fototeca de Cuba
2001 “National Salon of Photography 2001”,  Fototeca de Cuba,
(curatorial work and printing of the work (potos) of the Cuban photographer  Joaquín       Blez,  Galería Acacia
 
 
LINKS
 
www.photo-lissettesolorzano.com
www.havana-cultura.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lissette_Solorzano
http://www.cubangallery.net/Lissette.Solorzano/index.html
http://photoshoping.ning.com/page/lissette-solorzano
http://www.pasqualechiurazzi.it/associazionesud/sudarte/SOLORZANO/SOLORZANO.htm
http://granma.co.cu/2009/11/17/cubamundo/artic09.html
http://www.opushabana.com/noticias.php?id_brev=84
http://www.newcanaandarienmag.com/n/In-the-Know-2014/Absolut-Kuba/
http://www.cubarte.cult.cu/periodico/noticias/el-carriage-barn-arts-exhibira-obras-de-artistas-cubanos
http://www.cubanartnews.org/es/news/contemporary-cuban-photography-architecture-and-the-city
http://www.discoveriesinart.com/collection
The Phantom Photographer: Lissette Solorzano by MEAGAN DION
 
 
Personal Exhibitions
 
2016 “Retrato o Selfie”, Fototeca de Cuba, La Habana
2015    “Metaphors of Silence” 12 Biennale of Havana, Taller Experimental de Papel Artesanal, La Habana.
2012      “Divergent spaces” Nova Siri, International Festival of Photography, Italy
2012        “Hábitat series – Malecón”, Biennale of Havana, Miramar Trade Center, Havana
2010 “Liminal Atmospheres in Real Time” Dead Sea Artworks Gallery, Kansas City
2010 “Parallel Stories” International Book Fair, Pabellón Cuba, Havana
2009 “The City of Columns”, National Museum of Philippines, Manila
2009 “Once upon a time there was a Matrioshka......”, Espacio Abierto Gallery, collateral,
X Biennale of Havana.
2006 “Portrait in Sepia”, Larramendi Gallery, collateral show, 9th Biennale of Havana.
2006 “Portrait in Sepia”,  UNEAC Gallery, Guántanamo, Cuba
2005 “Made in Cuba”, Gallery Is-Tinto, Milan, Italy.
2005 “The City of Columns”, Université d´Architecture La Villette, Paris.
2004 “Month of Photography in Gwanza”, Harare, Zimbabwe.
2004 “The City of Columns” (1st Part), Photographs, Fototeca de Cuba.
2003 “Ferro-Carril”, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.
2003 “Railway”, Benham Gallery, Seattle, Washington, US
2003 “Railway”, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
2002 “Latin Atmospheres”, The Gallery, Milan, Italy.
2002 “Margins”, Kultstein Gallery, Austria.
2001 “Four visions of Cuba”, Blue Circle Gallery, Chicago, US
2000 “Patina of the Time”, Spanish Cultural Centre, Havana, Cuba.
2000 “What are we?” Provincial Centre for the Plastic Arts and Design. Luz y Oficios, Old Havana, Cuba.
1999 “A single camara”, Her-Car Gallery, Arroyo Naranjo, Havana, Cuba.
1998 “Homeless”, Cultural House of  Plaza, Havana, Cuba.
1997 “Contemporary Cuban Photography”, Museum of the Americas, Denver, US
1997 “Lissette Solórzano´s photos”, University of Ohio, US
1997 “Contemporary Cuban Photography ”, Casa de las Américas of New York, US
1994 “Photographic work of Lissette Solórzano”, Espacio Abierto Gallery,  Havana, Cuba.
1994 “Two photographic essays”, Arawak Centre, Curazao, Antillas Holandesas.
1994 “Photos of the Cuban artist Lissette Solórzano”, Galería Viva, New York, US
1994 “The image of theatre”(The Theatrical Image), Fine Arts Museum, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1994 “Photographic Essay Prize”, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba.
1992 “Ephimeral Ghosts and other imagess”,  Fototeca of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
 
 
Collective Exhibitions
 
2016 “La madre de todas las artes” Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam,La Habana
2016 "Six women, two men, eight views on photography". Vero Beach's Art District gallery, Miami.
2015 – 2016 “Landscape o Miradas al entorno “ La Pared Negra FAC, La HAbana
2015 Through the Women’s Eyes. second edition of the Miami Photo Salon Festival, Spectrum Art Fair ,EU
2015     “The  light in cuban eyes” Jenkins Johnson Gallery, SF,EU  
2015    The AIPAD Photography Show New York, Robert Mann Galery,EU
2015     The Light in Cuban Eyes, Robert Mann Gallery, NY.
2014    Reality of Placement, contemporary art from Latin America, Fordham University’s Lincoln Center, NY  
2014    Acquiro 2, Cuban America Phototheque Foundation, Miami, EU
2014      Absolut Kuba!, The Carriage Barn Arts Center, Connecticut, US
2013 – 2014 Femenine voices and Poetics, female contemporary art from Cuba, Cara and Cabezas  Contemporary Gallery. San Francisco, CL. US
2013 “Reality of Placement” Contemporary Art from Latin America, Atrium Art Gallery, NY
2013 Fábrica de Arte,  Proincial Centre of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana
2013 “Water, what is femenine and masculine”,   Charles Chaplin Cultural Centre, Havana
2012 In the Light of Cuban Eyes, The Madeleine P. Plonsker collection of Cuban photographs, Sonnenschein Gallery/Albright Gallery, US
2012 “Water, what is femenine and masculines”, National Museum of Arts, Havana, Cuba
2012 Fábrica de Arte, “Fototeca de Cuba, La Habana
2012   “Reality of Placement” Contemporary Art from Latin America, SALEM ART WORKS, NY
2012    “Borderless”,  Biennale of Havana, La Cabaña, Havana
2012    “Borderless 2”,  Biennale of Havana, Galería Larramendi,  Havana
2011 Vivid Shadows / Obscure Illuminations,  Cara and Cabezas Gallery,  Contemporary, Kansas, US
2010 “Black is a color”, Punto Cero Gallery, Mexico, D.F.
2009 “Irrational Relationship” Cultural Centre in San Pancho, Mexico
2008 “Homo Nudi” (nude images), Fototeca de Cuba.
2008 “The body is a body”, photos and video), Jesús León Gallery in Guanajuato, Mexico.
2008 “Gathering”, 22 Cuban Photographers, Villa Manuela Gallery.
2008 “Ten Years of Contemporary Cuban Photography”, Fair of Art, Chicago, US
2007 “HABITAT”,  Centre for Spanish-American Culture, Havana, Cuba.
2007 “Insular Look”, Gran Angular Gallery, Mexico, Photo Septiembre.
2006 “Reencounter”, Fototeca de Cuba 20th Anniversary, San Francisco de Asis Convent, Havana, Cuba.
2006 “Light and shadows”, Casa Frela Gallery, N.Y.
2006 “…two wings of the same bird”, Casa Escuete Carolina, Puerto Rico.
2006 “The Real….is marvellous”, René Portocarrero Worshop (Taller de Serigrafía),
IX Biennale of Havana, Havana.
2006 “The City and the Photography 1900-2005”, José Martí National Library, IX Biennale of Havana.
2006 “Only Women”, San Francisco, US.
2006 “Descartes”, Espacio Abierto Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2006 “Woman´s vision”, Autonomous University of Madrid.
2005 “Che in Cyprus”, Cyprus.
2005 “Che Forever”, Milan
2005 “From Havana, the beautiful things”, Casa Simon Bolivar, Havana.
2005 “Dialogues”, Gallery of the International Press Centre, Havana.
2005 “Glances”, Cuban Photography Exhibition in Napoles, Italy
2005 “Panorama of Cuban Photography”,  Kuala Lumpur, Malasia.
2005 “Shared Vision”, Eliseo Osorio Gallery in Baracoa, Cuba.
2005 “Shared Vision: Images of Baracoa”, Galería Larramendi, Old Havana, Cuba.
2005 “Celebration for the Third Anniversary of ADAVIS”, Havana, Cuba.
2005 “Shared Vision”, Capitol Building, Tallahassee, US
2005 “Shared Vision”, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, US.
2005 “Shared Vision”, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, US
2005 “Shared Vision”, Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, US.
2004 “Shared Vision”, Brevard Museum of Art & Science, Melbourne.
2004 “The Mysteries of Santeria”, Paterson Museum, New Jersey.
2004 “Photo September”, Cuban Photography, Mexico.
2004 “Month of the Phtography in Guanza”, Harare, Zimbabwe.
2003 “The history of Cuba through photographic images”, National Museum, Malasia.
2003 “Cuban Photography”, Benham Gallery, Seattle, Washington, US.
2003   “Interior space”, Fototeca de Cuba, VIII Bienal de la Habana
2003 “Cuba-Canada”one hundred years view”, Fototeca de Cuba,  Havana, Cuba.
2003 “ Havana Images”, Development Centre for Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba.
2003 “Havana in my heart “, Proud Galleries, London.
2002 “Women”, Gallery of the Alianza Francesa de Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
2002 “Latin Atmospheres”, The Gallery, Milan, Italy.
2001 “One Photograph, Two Photographs”, Hall of Contemporary Cuban Photography, Fototeca de Cuba.
2001 Exhibition at “La Llorona Gallery” in Chicago
2001 “Dawn of the 21st Century”, O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, USA.
2001 “Cuban Photography”, Contemporary Art Festival, Seattle, US.
2001 National Contemporary Photographic Salon, Havana, Cuba.
2001 “A Winter in Havana”, Morro-Cabaña Complex, Havana, Cuba.
2000 “Dialogue with the Photography”, collection Art of our America, Casa de las Américas, Galería “Haydée Santamaría”.
2000 4th IIPC, (Internet International Photo Contest): the photo “Coincidences”.
2000 “The Cuban Photo in the Fifties up to the present”. Photographic Museum in Israel.
1999 II Salón Combinatorio “Body Art”, Galería de Arte HER-CAR”, Havana.
1999 3rd  IIPC (Internet International Photo Contest): the photo “My dreams”.
1997 “Fotonoviembre”, hosted by the Caguayo Foundation, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
1995 Exhibition at the Latin-American Studies Centre "Rómulo Gallegos", Caracas, Venezuela.
1995 Exhibition in Pachuca, Hidalgo, México.
1995 Exhibition in Techo Peón Contreras, Mérida, Yucatán, México.
1994 “The photo of my mother”, Edimbourg, London
1994 “Prize for Photographic essay”, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba.
1992 “Salón de la Ciudad”, Havana, Cuba.
1992 “Minifoto (1,2 y 3)”, Journalists Union of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
1992 “Expo-Salón”, Journalists Union of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
1992 “Por el camino”, Universal Art Gallery, Cienfuegos, Cuba.
1992 “Made in Cuba”, House of Culture Flora, Havana, Cuba.
1992 “America & Americhe”, Casina Grande, Milan, Italy.
1992 “Per Cuba”, Ciudad Matera, Italia.
1992 “Imagen”, Wilfredo Lam Gallery, Havana, Cuba.