iliana emilia Garcia

b. 1970

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Art, Communication Design, Parsons School of Design at The New School of Design, New York, NY, 1991.

Associate in Applied Sciences, Graphic Design, Summa cum laude. Altos de Chavón / The School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic, 1989.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 

La razón / el objeto / la palabra, The Reason/The Object/The Word, Galería ASR Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2012

Story Piles, Affordable Art Fair-Fall Edition at the Tunnel, New York

Commissioned by the West Harlem Art Fund

2003 

Centro Docente/Homeschooling, Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2001 

Diario / Diary, IV Caribbean and Central America Biennial, Palacio de Bellas Artes,

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Chosen Hearts, Howard Scott Gallery, New York, NY.

2000 

One Last Sitting, Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, Bronx, NY. 

1996

To Get to Heaven, Galería Fundación de Arte Nouveau, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

SELECTED DUO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Visual Memory: Home and Place, AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington, DC.

2017

Home is Gold, Taller Boricua, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, New York, NY.

2015

DUOtone, 490 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2010 

RompeOLAS / Breaking the Sea, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Dimensión Móvil, Commissioned Public Art for the 27th Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes, Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic

2018

Empathy. Smack Gallery Mellon, Brooklyn, NY.

Queenie: Selected Artworks by Female Artists from El Museo del Barrio Collection.  Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY.

Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Their Diasporas. BRIC, Brooklyn, NY.

Easy Encounters, West Harlem Art Fund at Governor's Island, New York, NY.

Más Allá de la Alteridad: Homenaje a la gran artista dominicana Soucy de Pellerano, Galería ASR Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2017

OPEN Call: TRUTH, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY.

Personal Identity Matter. Gallery MC, New York, NY.

2016 

Unfinished Stories, Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, NY.

Resilience: Reclaiming History and the Dominican Diaspora, Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, Washington, DC.

Borinqueya, The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY.

Arte/Amor, Taller Boricua, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, New York, NY.

La permanencia del dibujo. Trece artistas de hoy, Galería ASR Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Autodefiniciones-Narrativas femeninas en el arte actual. Galeria ASR Contemporaneo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

OPEN (C)all, Up for Debate, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY.

Tyranny’s Tears, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY.

2015 

Borimix 2015, The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY.

Memorial, ACTe Museum, Basse Terre, Guadeloupe.

Relatos de hoy, Galería ASR Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Reinterpretaciones y Subjetividades, Galería ASR, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Bring in the Reality, No Longer Empty / Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY.

Open Call, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY.

2014

Cuestion de actitud, Galería ASR, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

If You Build It, No Longer Empty / Broadway Housing Sugar Hill Building, NY.

Reality of Placement, Fordham University, Bronx, NY.

Caribbean Waves North, Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA (DYPG), The Latino Museum, Omaha, NE.

Community, DYPG at Word UP Community Bookstore, New York, NY.

Crossroads, Local Project, LIC, New York, NY.

Auto-exile, Bronx Center for the Arts, Bronx, NY.

Art-ternate, Pop Up installation at 1 Park Avenue, New York, NY.

2013 

Endless Vision, Ephemeral Art project, NOMAA and the NY Restoration Project, Swindler Cove Park, NY. 

Detour, Local projects, LIC, New York, NY.

Detour, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Once upon a Seat… Play-LABS, outdoors installation in collaboration with the West Harlem Art Fund and NY Restoration Project, New York, NY.

Our America: The Latino Presence in America Art. Smithsonian American Art 

Museum, Washington, DC. Traveled to The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida nternational University, Miami, FL; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN.

Here &There, DYPG, University of California-Washington Gallery, DC.

Visiones colectivas en espacios vinculados, Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes, Santiago, Dominican Republic.

2012 

Aware, Manhattan Graphic Center, New York, NY.

Nomaa, DYPG, New York, NY.

Contemporary Latin American Art, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD.

El panal / The Hive, Third Triennial Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, Casa de los Contrafuertes, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Flores y espinas, Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE), San Salvador, El Salvador.

Actualizaciones y Manifestaciones-Dominican York, Celaja, Mexico

Here & There and Manifestaciones, Barnard College, New York, NY.

Eternal Chase in collaboration with Scherezade Garcia, Figment 2012-Governors Island, New York, NY.

2011 

El Cambio / The Change, The World Bank, Washington, DC.

Loosely Coupled, West Harlem Fund at Governors Island, New York, NY.

Marathon of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Encuentros, Brooklyn College Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Etnia-Art Fair, Espacio Latinoamericano, Brussels, Belgium.

La Peña, Austin, Texas

2010 

Babel, QMAD at Space 37, Jackson Heights, NY.

Manifestaciones, Dominican York PROYECTO GRAFICA, The City College of New York, NY.  Traveled to University of California Washington Center Art Gallery, Washington, DC; Empire State College Gallery, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

ABRO Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL.

AriZONA, El Taller Latinoamericano, New York, NY.

25th Anniversary Show, Lehman College Gallery, Bronx, NY.

Dreambox, District & Co. Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR.

2009 

Voices/Voces: Selections from the Permanent Collection, El Museo del Barrio, NY. 

FUSION, The BIGGS Museum, Dover, DE. 

Back to Back / Face to Face: The Art of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Washington, DC.

Grand Tour 2, Gallery MC, New York, NY

2008 

The Labyrinth Wall, Exit ART, New York, NY.

LOOP, Video Festival, Barcelona, Spain.

2007 

Emerge 8, Aljira Center of Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ.

ReGROUPING, 3 Generations of Latin American Artists, Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, NY.

AWAY: Dominican Women in the Diaspora, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

De allá pa’ acá y de aquí pa’ allá, XXV anniversary of Galería Arawak Arte Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Video-creadores-iberoamericanos, IVAM, Instituto Artes Visuales, Valencia, Spain.

Currents, ARTMiami with District & Co., Miami, FL.

2006 

The skin I’m In: Dominican Art from the Museo’s Collection, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.

¡Merengue! Ritmos Visuales / Visual Rhymths, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.  Traveled to:

El Museo Latino, Omaha, NE; AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA; Latino Arts, Inc., Milwaukee, WI; William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

PERIFERIA, Sin Título Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

The Studio Visit, video, Exit Art, New York, NY.

The S-Files, El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, Puerto Rico.

2005

S-Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. 

Dominicanazo, Samson Projects, Boston, MA. 

Video-creadores-iberoamericanos, Centro Cultural de España Juan de Salazar, Asunción, Paraguay

SCOPE Art Fair-New York, Samson Projects, New York, NY.

2004 

The TEN, Gallery MC, New York, NY.

Panorama of the City, Queens Museum of Arts, NY.

Post Platano, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx, NY. 

Ms. Washington Heights, Public Art for Apple Fest, New York, NY.

2003 

L Factor, Homage to Hostos, Exit Art, New York, NY. 

10 Years of Editions, Joan Guaita Art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Proyecto Paraguas Intervenidos, Museo de Bellas Artes Urbano Poggi, Rafaela, Argentina.

A la orden del día, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

Spanic Attack, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY.

2002 

How February Was Born, Cinema SLAM, Brooklyn Academy of Music–Short Video Festival, Brooklyn, NY. 

Women and Artists, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY. 

To Scale, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2001 

Joan Guaita ART, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

DDNY 2000: Dominican Designers in New York, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

ARCO Fair, Joan Guaita ART, Madrid, Spain.

Art Caracas 2001, Joan Guaita ART, Caracas, Venezuela.

ARTMiami 2001, Joan Guaita ART, Miami, FL.

2000 

Fresh Produce, Taller Boricua Gallery, New York, NY. 

Known Territories, Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. 

E. León Jiménes Art Biennial, Santiago, Dominican Republic.

ART Shanghai, Joan Guaita ART, Shanghai, China.

ARTissima, Joan Guaita ART, Turin, Italy.

Politics, Poetics and Books, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 

DDNY 2000: Dominican Designers in New York, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY. 

1999 

SDQ-JFK An Heroic Effort, The Carriage House, New York, NY.

Disorienting Signs, Leonora Vega Gallery, New York, NY.

1998 

Sound Fates, Leonora Vega Gallery, New York, NY.

10th Anniversary of Fundación de Arte Galería Nouveau, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

International Festival of Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1997 

Celebrating the Altos de Chavón/Parsons Affiliation, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.

1996 

Manifesto, Mary Anthony Galleries, New York, NY.

XX National Biennial of the Dominican Republic, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1994 

One Foot Here and the Other There, Ossaye Gallery, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1992 

Crossings: 13 Artists from the Dominican Republic, Krasdale Foods, Inc., Bronx, NY.

1991

Crossings, Henry Street Settlement Luis Abron Arts Center, New York, NY.

COLLECTIONS

Altos de Chavón / The School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Arthur Paxton, NJ, USA

Cariforo Institute, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carmen Rita Pérez Pellerano, Dominican Republic

Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

Colección de Arte del Palacio Nacional de la República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

District & Co., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Eduardo Díaz, Washington, DC, USA

El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

Elba Bermúdez, Dominican Republic

Fundación Centro de Arte Nouveau, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Fundación Ortíz-Gurdian, Managua, Nicaragua

Gilberto Cardenas & Dolores Garcia Carrillo, Austin, TX, USA

Joan Guaita ART, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Joanne Flores, Washington, DC, USA

Leonora Vega, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, New York and Puerto Rico

Ligia Reid Bonetti, Madrid, Spain

María del Carmen Ossaye, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Mary Anthony Galleries Collection, New Hope, PA

Mary Pily de Rodríguez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Rafael Tulio Pérez De León, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Olga & Carlos Herrera, Vienna, VA

Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman, Exit Art, New York, NY

Pierre Restany, Spain.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA

Susan Lizan & Bob Immerman

Suzy Guzman de Ferreira

Yuyu Sánchez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Acero, Carlos. Arte Joven Dominicano. Santo Domingo: Fundación AES Dominicana, 2009.

---. “Miradas Al Arte.” Art Journal, 2006.

Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio. “Visions/Visiones, The Museo del Barrio Collection.” Exh. cat. New York: El Museo del Barrio, 2006.

Baez, Josefina. “Introduction.” Crossings. Exh. cat. New York: Henry Street Settlement, 1991.

Bazzano-Nelson, Florencia. “Preparing for Our America: Imagining Migration, iliana emilia garcia’s Chairs.” Eye Level, Smithsonian American Art Museum Blog, August 15, 2013.

Blanco, Delia. El Siglo, Cultura section, February 2002.

---. “Manifesto.” Revista Artes, Abril 2005.

Borras, Maria Lluisa. “A Form of Poetics.” In iliana emilia Chosen Hearts. Exh. cat. Howard Scott Gallery, New York, July 2001.

Caballero, Mabel. “Encuentros,” El Caribe, March 2001.

Corniel, Zaida. Diario Libre, January 2003.

Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Fresh Produce.” The New York Times, May 12, 2000.

---. “A New Latino Essence: Remixed and Redistilled.” The New York Times, Nov. 28, 2003.

---. “Latino Art, and Beyond Category.” The New York Times, September 2, 2005.

Cullen, Deborah. “In These Days.” Exh. cat. The S Files 2005 (The Selected Files), El Museo del Barrio, 2005.

de Tolentino, Marianne. “Ventana.” El Listin Diario, January 2001.

Edgecombe, Wallace I. Foreword. In One Last Sitting: ‘Apostolado’ of What I Have Always Had Present. Exh. Cat. The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture and Creative Art Source, 2000.

Estep, Jan. “Disorienting Signs.” Exh. cat. May 1999.

Frias, Humberto. “Un pie aqui y otro alla: Anagnorisis de la memoria.” Exh cat. Un pie aqui y otro allá, Galeria Roberto Ossaye, Santo Domingo, 1994.

Fuentes, Elvis.  “Merengue” Exh. Cat. New York: El Museo del Barrio, New York, 2005.

Garcia, Miki. “Impossible Destinations.” Exh. cat. The S Files 2005 (The Selected Files), El Museo del Barrio, 2005.

Gómez Jorge, Paula. “Miradas Al Arte.” Art Journal, March 2006.

---. “Centro Docente Ego.” June 2003.

---. “Orden del dia.” January 2003.

Gugelberger, Rachel. “Bring in the Reality.” Exh. cat.

Hermann, Sara. “The TEN.” Exh. cat. December 2004.

---.  “Orden del dia.” Exh. cat. January 2003.

---. “Intimate landscapes.” December 1996.

Kartofel, Graciela. “Disorienting Signs.” Exh. cat. May 1999.

Levin, Kim. “How latin is it? Village Voice, December 2003.

Mendoza, Alexis. Quisqueya LIFE, August 2001.

Onabanjo, Oluremi. “If You Build It.” Exh. cat. No Longer Empty, New York.

Ramos, E. Carmen. “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.” Exh. cat. Washington DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013.

Routte Gomez, Eneid. “One last sitting.” Exh. cat., October 2000.

Sullivan, Edward J. “Immutable Fragility.”  In iliana emilia Chosen Hearts. Exh. cat. Howard Scott Gallery, New York, July 2001.

Torres, Tanya. “Dominicanyorks sin cadenas.” Siempre Newspaper, August 7-20, 2003, p. 9.

Vega, Leonora. “SDQ-JFK- An Heroic Effort,” Oct. 1999.

Vega, Maria. El diario La prensa, Cultural section, October 2000.

---. El diario La prensa, Cultural section, November 2003.

Vinuales, David. El Listin Diario, October 1999.

Zimmer, William. Art in review, New York Times, Bronx edition, 1991.

Dardashti, Abigail Lapin  Bordering the Imaginary

Perry, Ana Cristina

LINKS

www.nolongerempty.com

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https://www.artsy.net/artwork/iliana-emilia-garcia-the-sage-andthe-dreamer

https://americanart.si.edu/artist/iliana-emilia-garcia-30293

https://earlyencounters.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/iliana-emiliagarcia/

https://www.bricartsmedia.org/storytelling-chairs-artist-iliana-emilia-

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https://www.artnexus.com/Catalog_View.aspx?EcatalogID=24...2

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ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

iliana emilia garcia Papers, 1992-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Goya Residency, Fundacion Niños de Cristo/Fundación Maestro Cares, 2018.

Budweiser Select, This is My New York" Contest, New York, NY

Emerge 8, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ