Tania Bruguera

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Portrait of Tania sitting criss-cross on a tan couch, wearing all black and smiling softly with mouth closed

Tania Bruguera is an artist and activist whose performances and installations examine political power structures and their effect on society's most vulnerable people. Her long-term projects have been intensive interventions on the institutional structure of collective memory, education and politics. Bruguera has received many honours such as the Robert Rauschenberg Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Prince Claus Fund Laureate and her work has been extensively exhibited around the world, including the Tate Turbine Hall Commission and Documenta 11. 

Tania Bruguera was born in 1968 in Havana, Cuba. She holds an MFA. in Performance from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as degrees from the Instituto Superior de Arte and the Escuela de Artes Plásticas San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba. Her work is in the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands; Tate Modern, London; and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, Cuba. She has been awarded Doctor Honoris Causa at the Maryland Institute College of Art and from her alma mater. She lives and works in Queens.

 

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Light blue flag flying that says "dignity has no nationality" in all caps.

Tania Bruguera, Dignity Has No Nationality, 2017. Nylon flag, dimensions variable. Presented as part of Creative Time’s Pledges of Allegiance, 2017 - 2018. Courtesy the artist and Creative Time, New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli.