Jimenez - Colon Collection
Myritza Castillo
An Empty House
Ed. 1 de 3.
Castillo, Myritza
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico 1981

ACADEMIC STUDIES:

2005 University Complutense of Madrid, Spain (MFA)
Master Degree in Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art, Video Art and Photography.

1999- 2004 University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus (BS)
Bachelor Degree in Natural Sciences, Human Biology.
Minor in Humanities. (Magna Cum Laude)

2001-2004 Student Art League San Juan, P.R.
Studies in painting, photography and drawing.

SOLO SHOWS:
2009
Not everything is what it seems to be, Galería 356 San Juan, PR
2008
Post Industrial Dust, Solo Show at Photo Imagen 08, Barna Business School, Santo Domingo, RD.
2006
Exhibition of the video, La Machine qui Trottera part 1 and 2 and The Return of the Impossible, Area-Projects Space Caguas, Puerto Rico.
GROUP SHOWS:
2009
Geografía Humana: Imágenes del Siglo XXI, Museum of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico International Short Film Festival 7 Edition CINEFIESTA, Out of Oil, Museum of Art San Juan, PR
Re/Acción: Ciclo de Acciones y Performance, La Nómada San Juan, P.R.
Palestinian Territories, Ramallah, Video-Festival-Femlink
Fondation Al Qattan and the Franco-German Cultural Center)-Femlink
BOURGES, Bandits-Mages, France-Femlink
Boston's CyberArts Festival at Leslie University,MA- Femlink
Franklin Pierce University (New Hampshire)- Femlink
Florissant Valley (Missouri)-Femlink
Conboca Publication, Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan, Arsenal de la Puntilla, P.R.
CIRCA International Art FAir, Puerto Rico, Galeria 356 Booth
Concord (New Hampshire) at the Red River Theater - March 20 (RES), Femlink, USA
Art Institute of Boston, MA, Femlink, USA
2008
El T-Shirt Show, Galeria 356 San Juan, PR
Expanded Painting Contest Castellón, Museum of Fine Arts Castellón-Valencia, Spain
Perspective, Bucharest-Romania, Anaid Art Gallery, Femlink
Perpetual Art Machine, Video Installation, Charllote and Phillip Hanes Gallery, Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC. Curator- Victor Faccinto
International Film Fest, Multicultural Center Budapest, Hungary. (Femlink)
Biennale of Contemporary Art Nimes, France (Femlink)
Franklin Pierce University, New Hampshire, USA (Femlink)
Fitchburg Art Museum in the CMWCA Show (Curator Professor Helen Obermeyer Simmons), MA (Femlink)
Auditorio Mar de Plata, Argentina (Femlink)
Ramaliah Fondation Al Qattan (with the Franco-German Cultural Center) Palestine
Scope Art Fair, Basel Edition, Perpetual Art Machine, Video Installation, Switzertland.Femlink, Video collage, Resistance, Area-Lugar de Proyectos Caguas, PR
Cataño D.C., 22 proposals for a public space, Cataño, PR (Images of a Recent Past Project)
Angora, Caguas, PR
AREA-Lugar de Proyectos, Artist on Residence Exhibition, Open Spaces Project, Caguas, PR
Feria CIRCA, Booth AREA-Lugar de Proyectos, Puerto Rico Convention Center San Juan, PR.
Festival Loop, Barcelona, Spain.
Directors Lounge, Contemporary Media and Art Belin, Germany.
Perpetual Art Machine, Video Collage Installation, Scope Art Fair New York.
Oriental Group Awards, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Museum of Art Ponce PR, el comienzo de una nueva etapa, Video Under Construction, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Te quiero, Galería 356 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Kagart Video Festival, Canli Perfomastar Istanbul, Turkey.
2007
Photo Miami Fair, Booth-Galería 356 San Juan, Miami, Florida.
Video Art Screening, Curated by Irmak Arkman, Contemporary Art Fair Istanbul, Turkey.
Femlink Project, Les Instants Vidéo , Polygone Etoilé , Marseille, France.
Femlink Project, French Cultural Center, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Fermlink Project, Taller Multimedia 2007 and les Instants Vidéo (November 4), France Embassy, www.francia.org.ve Caracas, Venezuela.
Femlink Project, The Shed (November 15th), Dublin, Ireland.
Femlink Project, Lebanon, Beyrouth, les Instants Vidéo with Shams (October 12 – 14).
TAKING ACTION, Video Art Festival, The Hall Beyoglu Istanbul, Turkey.
Boston Latino Film Festival-Short Film Screening, El Dia Menos Pensado, Boston, M.A.
Fourth International Contest of Photography of Industrial Patrimony, Testimonies and Iron Landscapes, Sala Cultural Cajastur Monte de Piedad Gijón, Spain.
Stockartist project, Open-Gallerie Berlin, Germany.
Femlink project, Fragility and Resistance, Issy les Moulineaux, Le cube, Paris, France. (Video Exhibition)
Femlink project, Fragility and Resistance, Marie de Paris IX, Paris, France. (Video Exhibition)
Femlink project, Fragility and Resistance, 6 DF, Mexico. (Video Exhibition)
Femlink project, Pula, Pula Film Festival and Media Mediterranea Festival, Croatia. (Video Exhibition)
Video Art Festival, Art for Humans Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Subconscious Dream, Primo Art LivinGallery Lecce, Italy.
FemLink project, Barcelona Festival Loop, Spain. (Video Exhibition)
FemLink project, Cultura y Media, Centro Cultural San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Video Exhibition)
FemLink project, CyberArts Night Vision Festival, Porter Square, Cambrigde, MA. (Video Exhibition)
CIRCA PR 07, International Fair of Contemporary Art, Sugar Factory Project, Gallery 356, Convention Center San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective jury exhibition, Artists’ Books:Transgression/Excess, a collaboration with German artist Dirk Meinzer, Space Other Gallery Boston, MA.
2006
Collective jury exhibition, University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus. (Invited artist)
Collective jury exhibition, Tráfico Pesado, 356 Gallery San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Exhibition of the project, Emotion Shop, Space F Gallery Madrid, Spain.
First Video art Festival at the University Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
Hecatombe, AREA-Projects Space Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Video exhibition, University of Salamanca, Spain.
Exhibition about the Fast Painting Contest in Casa de Vacas, Parque el Retiro, Madrid Spain.
Exhibition about the Fast Painting Contest, Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
2005
Collective jury exhibition Sin título, técnicas mixtas, dimensiones variables at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
Collective jury exhibition Superheroes at ECCA Gallery in Madrid, Spain.
Collective jury exhibition at the Hall of the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
2004
Collective jury exhibition at Student Art League of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Forth Biennale of Photography, Americas Museum at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
100 Years U.P.R. exhibition Museum del Barrio, New York.
100 Years U.P.R exhibition at Plaza las Américas Mall in Puerto Rico.
2003
Collective jury exhibition Sports at the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus.
2002
Collective jury exhibition in the Student Art League in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collective jury exhibition in the Student Art League in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
ARTIST RESIDENCE
2008
AREA-Lugar de Proyectos Caguas Puerto Rico.
AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS:
2009
Lexus Prize for the Development of an Art Project at the Museum of Contemporary Art, P.R.
2008
One of the finalist for the Castellón Painting Prize, Museum of Fine Arts Castellón, Spain.
Third Place, Young Artists Oriental Group Awards, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005
Second place at the contest Fast Painting 2005 at Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
Grant awarded by Institute of Culture of Puerto Rico for Master Degree Studies in Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. (January 2005 to December 2005).
2004
Third place in the contest of the U.P.R. Centennial, 2004, photography category.
One of the ten finalists at the contest Luces de América 2004, National Geographic, Spanish.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS:
2008
Young Puerto Rican Video Artist Survey, Circa Labs, Puerto Rico Convention Center, PR
(Co-Curator Lee Wells and Myritza Castillo)
2007
In Times of Video…, collective exhibition, AREA-Projects Space Caguas, Puerto Rico.
In Times of Video…, collective exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art at Puerto Rico.
In Times of Video…, collective exhibition, 356 Gallery San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2005
Superheroes at ECCA Gallery in Madrid, Spain. (Curator)
PRESS:
2007
FemLink -Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women and Feminism edited by Karen Frostig and Kathy Halamka. Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781847183767
Testimonies and Iron Landscapes, INCUNA Industrial Archeology Association, Gijón, Spain.
ISBN: 978-84-935766-0-8 Catalogue
The Dream, Primo Piano Art Living Gallery Leece, Italy. Catalogue
Exibart Magazine, The Dream, Primo Piano Art Living Gallery Leece, Italy.
Rotund World Magazine, In Times of Video, Museum of Contemporary Art San Juan,PR.
ARTFOR Magazine, In Times of Video, Museum of Contemporary Art San Juan,PR.
Curator text, In times of Video…, Catalog Gallery 356 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Rotund World Magazine, Circa 07-Gallery 356, Puerto Rico.
2006
Rotund World Magazine, Heavy Traffic exhibition, 356 Gallery San Juan, P.R. (November 2006)
NY Arts Magazine photography publication of the series Post-Industrial Dust. (October 2006).
Critical review, Los teatros hacia la construcción del Yo y las relaciones de Poder en la obra de Quintín Rivera-Toro, Difusion Journal, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
(November 2006)
Critical review, La simbología pictórica de Caravaggio, Difusion Journal, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. (May 2006)
Critical review of the artist Santiago Cubides, El diógenes tecnológico, for the catalog “ Sin título, técnica mixtas, dimensiones variables”, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
ISBN-10: 84-689-5685-6 (February 2006)
Critical review of the artist Virginia Ledesma, Quién limita a quién, for the catalog “ Sin título, técnica mixtas, dimensiones variables”, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
ISBN-10: 84-689-5685-6 (February 2006)
Critical review of the artist Alberto Chinchón, Los trecientos veinticinco golpes, for the catalog “ Sin título, técnica mixtas, dimensiones variables”, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. ISBN-10: 84-689-5685-6 (February 2006)
2005
Curator text about the exhibition Superheroes, Difusion Journal, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.(October 2005)
Critical review of the exhibition The Passions Bill Viola, Difusion Journal, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. (October 2005)
Finalist photography publication of the contest Luces de América of National Geographic in Spanish. (August 2005)
Critical review of the video Tragi-Cómico, Difusion Journal, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.(July 2005)
Critical review of the exhibition Huellas in Tangent Space, Difusion Journal, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. (May 2005)
Critical review of the exhibition Huellas in Tangent Space, Burgos, Spain.(May 2005)
Photo Collage Niña brinca a la comba, Difusion Journal, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.(May 2005)
Study essay about the exhibition Fast Forward, Difusion Journal, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.(May 2005)

COLLECTIONS:
University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, Oriental Group Bank, Museum of Fine Arts Alcalá de Henares, Spain

ASSOCIATED GALLERIES/PROJECTS:
Space Other Boston, 356 Gallery Puerto Rico, FemLink International Video Project, Perpetual Art Machine PAM, New York and StockArt project (Open-Gallerie )Berlin, Germany.
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