Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet
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Havana, Cuba, 1958. Interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and Fulbright scholar. Ferrera-Balanquet holds a Ph.D. from Duke University and an MFA from the University of Iowa.
His artworks have been exhibited at MIX New York, Film Anthology, Nueva York; “Decolonizing The “Cold” War”, BE.BOP 2013 Black Europe Body Politics, Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin, Germany; Transitio_MX 03, Centro Nacional de las Artes, México D.F.; “Cuba: La Isla Posible”, Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, Spain; Centre for Media and Culture in Education, University of Toronto, Canada; Film and Video Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival San Francisco, California.
A member of the Mariel Generation and author of Aestesis Decolonial Transmoderna Latinx_MX (2019); and Imaginarios Creativos y Soberanía Erótica Decolonial (2018). His critical research and literary texts have been published in Australia, Mexico, Italy, Canada, United States, Colombia, Germany, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, Ecuador, Romania, Turkey, England, and Dominican Republic.
In addition to a Fulbright Fellowship, Ferrera-Balanquet has been awarded grants from FONCA (2017), Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2017), Prince Claus Foundation, US/Mexico Cultural Fund, The Australian Network of Art and Technology, the NEA/Film in the Cities, and The Lyn Blumenthal Video Foundation.