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An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile - Spring 2016

Information to support Spring 2016 Cuban visual and performing arts programming.


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Cuban Arts & Culture @ Otterbein

In Spring 2016, Otterbein hosts an array of Cuban visual and performing arts programming for Otterbein and the Greater Columbus Community. An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile, a series of arts-related events, will explore contemporary Cuban art and culture, focusing on issues of identity, place-making, and ways of knowing. Events will include visual art exhibitions, lectures, and musical performances.

Artist Juan Si González will serve as artist in residence throughout the semester, while composer José María Vitier will undertake a residency in April, and artist and academic Coco Fusco will have a long running video exhibition.

Click on the tabs above to learn more about these artists and see examples of their work. The schedule of events is available under the Opening Doors to the World Webpage.

José María Vitier

Maestro José María Vitier will be an Artist-in-Residence for the month of April, leading master classes and performing Misa Cubana.

Juan Si González

view of Juan Si González's installation Migración of Language at SPACES GalleryBetween February and April, Artist-in-Residence Juan Si González will work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and the community to explore themes of exile, migration, identity and place-making. The project will culminate in an exhibition. 


Many thanks to Al Bernardo for his work as a practicum student on preparing this guide.

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Carlos Martiel

Carlos Martiel performance AsentamientoCarlos Martiel will be on campus for a performance Friday January 22nd. 5-7:30.

Coco Fusco


Morir Soñando/To Die Dreaming, Work-in-Progress | 2011. (Source.)