Artist Tania Bruguera was born in Havana, Cuba in 1968 and currently lives and works in Havana and New York.
Bruguera studied at Escuela de Arte San Alejandro and the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Her work is rooted in personal experiences and examines the relationship between ideology, power, and social behaviour. Her politically provocative works are supported by cleverly designed installations that threaten, frighten, lecture, educate, and entertain, albeit in a carnivalesque way.
She has orchestrated large-scale projects around the world, including Cátedra Arte de Conducta in Havana and Immigrant Movement International in New York and has taken part in the Havana Biennial, São Paulo Biennial, Venice Biennale, Documenta; Istanbul Biennial, Shanghai Biennial and Gwangju Biennial.
Solo exhibitions of her work have been staged at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, Neuberger Museum of Art in New York, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven; Centre Pompidou in Paris; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, MoMA, New York and Tate, London.