Harold Garcia V. Havana, Cuba | 1985

Biography

You might think, myself being a Cuban guy not even born in Miami, not even born in Florida, that it's kind of weird, but it's something that I'm passionate about, I believe there's a need for education about this great ecosystem and this ecological treasure we have, and it needs to be preserved.

His work dwells where the intersection between ethics, ecology, politics, and religion can be appreciated. His current work focuses on one of the most critical ecosystems globally, The Everglades, the largest wetland in the United States, located in southern Florida.

 

Harold García V graduated from the San Alejandro National Academy of Fine Arts in Havana in 2004. In recent years his practice has been focused on the conditions, both past and present, that pose a threat to the Everglades’ fragile ecosystem and their underlying causes. He has developed an imaginary, in which watercolor and installation have been essential in his language. His pieces are conceived from historic and current data and communicate his findings in a vision fueled by a growing awareness of the issues affecting the region where the past and present coexist in layered symbolism. Powerful and visually anachronistic, his work is a call to action.

 

Garcia's works have been shown in Miami, Italy, AMA Museum, Washington DC and New York, he also participated as a guest artist of the KulturKontakt Residency. His most recent body of work has been the subject of two conferences at the United Nations and DDLS: A Guilt-Ridden Landscape and Welcome to The Everglades: An Investigative Project on Art and Environment”. His pieces are held in private collections in the Unites States.

 

Harold currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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