Alma Leiva

 

 

1975 born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras
lives and works in Miami and New York, USA
Education
2011 MFA in Photography/Film, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,VA
 (USA)
2007 BFA in Photography/Electronic Media, Minor in Art History, University of Florida (New World School Of The Arts) Miami, FL (USA)
Solo Exhibitions
2015 Object of my Affection: San Pedro Nos vé,  Swing Space, MDC Museum of Art and Design at The Freedom Tower, Miami, FL (USA)
2014 Celdas (Prison Cells), Artspace Gallery, Raleigh, NC (USA)
2012 Celdas (Prison Cells), Space Camp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN (USA)
2011 En La Celda (Inside The Cell), 6th Street Container, Miami, FL (USA)
Two Persons Exhibitions
2015 Un-Titled: Adriana Corral and Alma Leiva, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, South Bend, IN (USA)
Counter-Archives To The Narco-City, The Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, IN (USA) (November)
Counter-Archives To The Narco-City, The Snite Museum of Art, IN (USA) (August)
Counter-Archives To The Narco-City: Adriana Corral and Alma Leiva, balzer art projects, Basel (CH)
 Group Exhibitions
2015 Race, Love and Labor: New Work From The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-In-Residence Program, Cuarated by Sarah Lewis, The Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School, Lakevilla, CT (USA)
Made in Woodstock VII, The Center For Photography At Woodstock, NY (USA)
South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Exhibition, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL (USA)
2014 THIRD SPACE: Inventing the Possible, Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami, MOCA, FL (USA)
Race, Love and Labor: New Work From The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-In-Residence Program, Cuarated by Sarah Lewis, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Palz, NY (USA)
Life is (not) a still life (after Oskar Kokoschka), balzer art projects, Basel (CH)
Inside Out, Atlantic Center For The Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (USA)
2013 Bronx World Film Cycle, Centro Español- La Nacional, New York, NY (USA)
Illusive Self, Taller Boricua, New York, NY (USA)
 Re-Formed, Curated by NYFA, Wesbeth Gallery, New York, NY (USA) (Invitational)
31st Annual Membership Exhibition, Houston Center For Photography, TX (USA)
The Fence, Brooklyn Park at Photoville, Produced by United Photo Industries, Photo District News and Brooklyn Bridge Park , Brooklyn, NY (USA)
Miami’s Independent Thinkers Summer Art Auction, Cannonball, Miami, FL (USA)
The Fence, Boston at Photoville 2013. Produced by United Photo Industries, Photo District News, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA (USA)
Sixth All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL (USA)
Home, Ground Arts, New York, NY (USA)
2012 BYOB-RV, During Inlight Richmond, supported by 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA (USA)
Bronx World Film Cycle, Centro Español La Nacional, Manhattan, NY (USA)
31 Women in Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation, Hasted Kraeutler, NY (USA)
Inside Out, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (USA)
PPAC’s 3rd Annual Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center,Philadelphia, PA (USA) (Curated by Natasha Egan and Kathy Ryan)
DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (USA) (Invitational exhibit)
Screening 2012, New World School of Art Alumni Exhibition, Artseen, Miami, FL (USA)
2011 Bronx World Film Cycle, Centro Español La Nacional, Manhattan, NY (USA)
Arteles Exhibition, Arteles, Haukijärvi (FI)
Circumpolar: Go Shapers, Circumpolar Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (USA)
80 Inches of Art, NWSA Art Action, sagamore Hotel, Miami, FL (USA)
Lumen Video and film Festival, Staten Island, NY (USA)
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (USA)
Irrational Exhuberance ,The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY (USA)
Art Everywhere 2011, Video screening, Norfolk, VA (USA)
Where The Heart Is, Brooklyn Artist Gym Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (USA)
2010 Art Basel Juried Show, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL (USA)
Miami Independent Thinkers, Casa Wynwood, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL (USA)
Memory Upgrade, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA (USA)
Bow Wow and The Big Meow, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (USA)
Juried Photography Exhibit, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD (USA)
First Contexts: Where Art Comes From, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH (USA)
Tallahassee International 25th Juried Competition, Florida State University, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL (USA)
Process Impact, Eagle Art Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY (USA)
Security, Root Division, San Francisco, CA (USA)
Altered (Curated by Tomiko Jones), University of West Florida Pensacola, FL (USA)
2009 December 2009 Juried Exhibition, Emerson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA (USA)
Photo/Image Project, (Curated by Taryn Simon), Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA (USA)
 Five Past One, Candidacy show, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (USA)
 2008  Hurt Feelings and Reputations,Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (USA)
2007 Fortune and Freedom, SOHO building, Miami, FL (USA)
Altered Surfaces, New world School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, FL (USA)
Fear. Fate. Fame, New world School of the Arts, Miami, FL (USA)
Residencies
2015 Yaddo Residency Program, Saratoga Springs, NY (USA)
2014 Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (USA) (with master artist Luis Gispert)
Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program, Woodstock, NY (USA)
2013 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (USA)
2012 The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY (USA)
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (USA) (with master artist Pepón Osorio)
2011 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson (USA)
Arteles, Artist in residence, Haukijarvi (FI)
Awards / Publications
2014 NFA Artist/Ensemble Project Grant, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, San Antonio, TX (USA)
South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists, Miami-Dade Artist Access Grant 2014, Miami, FL (USA)
Joan Mitchell Foundation partial scholarship to attend Atlantic Center for the Arts
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Fellowship, funded through the Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Anatomy Of a Successful Grant Application: Center for Photography at Woodstock
David Walker, Photo District News, Print (Pg 38-39, July Issue) and Digital Publication “La Cruda Realidad de Honduras a Través de Celdas”, La Conexión, Newspaper, Raleigh, NC (USA)
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Travel Grant, MacDowell Colony, NH (USA)
 Authentic Branding, Creative Capital, Miami, FL (USA)
MasterMind 2014 Honorable Mention: Alma Leiva, Miami New Times website, Travis Cohen
Celdas; Alma Leiva, Shana Dumont Garr, Exhibition Brochure, Artspace, Raleigh, NC (USA)
2013 Leon Levy Foundation Grant, The MacDowell Colony, NH (USA)
15 of Our Favorite Photos from THE FENCE at Photoville, Feature Shoot, Jenna Garrett
Last Call: Every Picture Tells a Story, Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, TX (USA)
2013 Creative Capital Professional Development Core Program, Miami, FL (USA)
Exploring Latino Identities: Alma Leiva, Lauren Moya Ford, Glasstire, TX (USA)
Don’t Fence Me In, Photo of the day, PDN (Website)
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Grant Award, New York, NY (USA)
Beth Block Juried Membership Prize 2013, Houston Center For Photography, Houston, TX (USA)
Project “Bananas”, featured on “On our Radar”, Creative Capital website
“MasterMinds : Meet Some of the City’s Most Creative Geniuses”, Miami New Times
Miami New Times’ MasterMind awards 2013 finalist
“Inside Alma Leiva’s Celdas: The Practice of Everyday Life in the most Violent Country in the World”, Tatiana Reynosa. Abriendo Brecha (Opening a Path). Art, Activism and Social Justice. The University of Texas at Austin. February 15 2013.
2012 ”Through the Glass Ceiling, Into the White Cube; 31 Women in Art Photography”, Time Magazine’s Lightbox, July 25th
”31 Women in Art Photography 2012″, Newsweek magazine’s (website)
NYFA fellowship in the category of interdisciplinary work, New York, NY (USA)
”PPAC’s 3rd Annual Photography Exhibition”, Book publication, Philadelphia Photo, Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant to attend Atlantic Center for the Arts residency
”Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition” Catalogue, Virginia Commonwealth University
“2011 Winners and Losers in the Arts”, Carlos Suarez de Jesus, Miami New Times
2011 “Alma Leiva: En La Celda”, Janet Batet, Artpulse Magazine, winter issue (Dec. 28)
“Art That Always Shines”, The Spectrum, by Elva Aguilar (October 13)
”La Calle 6: La Verdadera Esquina Caliente de La Pequeña Habana”, El Nuevo Herald, Janet Batet (September 25)
“La Violencia As The New Norm”, Anne Tschida, Knight Arts (August 30)
“Alma Leiva’s Prison Cell at 6th Street Container Evokes Honduran Crimes Terrors”, Carlos Suarez de Jesus, Miami New Times (August 19)
“When New York Was Is Cool” Fader. Magazine Publication (May)
“Resolve”, The College Journal, Magazine Publication, May Issue (front Cover)
 Virginia Commonwealth University Graduate Travel Grant, Richmond, VA (USA)
College Art Association 2010-2011 Professional Development Fellowship in the Visual Arts, NY (USA)
2010 “Memory Upgrade”, Juror Juan Alonso, Catalog publication, Seattle, WA (USA)
CoCA Annual 2010 “Memory Upgrade” Honorable Mention, Seattle, WA (USA)
Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship, Johnson, VT (USA)
McNamara Family Creative Arts Project Grant Purchase Award, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL (USA)
“Altered: Experimental Photography. Juror’s Statement: Tomiko Jones”, Catalogue Publication, University Of West Florida, Pensacola, FL (USA)
The Voyager: “Digital skills blend with artistic eye”, Newspaper, Pensacola, FL (USA)
2009 Work featured on The Washington Post website, “Arlington Arts Center’s ‘Image/project’ focuses on contemporary photos and video”

 

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