1959 Born in Matanzas, Cuba

Resides and works in Brookline Massachusetts

1980 National School of Art, Havana, Cuba

1985 Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Painting, Havana, Cuba

1988 Massachusetts College of Art, Painting, Media Arts, Boston, MA

Selected Exhibitions


2007 Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything Is Separated by Water, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach (solo)

2007 Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything Is Separated by Water, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN (solo)

2006 New Work, Gallery Pack, Milan, Italy (solo)

2006 Dipersed, MoAD SanFrancisco

2006 Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC

2005 Getting Emotional, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

2005 Pan African Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Salvador Bahia Brazil

2005 RAMPA - Signaling New Latin American Art Initiatives, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe

2005 Some Color: A Color Photography Exhibition, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston

2005 Back Yard, Dreams, Julie Saul Gallery New York, NY (solo)

2005 New Work, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)

2005 ARCO ?05, Gallery Pack, Milan, Italy

2005 Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits, El Museo del Barrio, NY

2005 Dreaming Now, The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, MA

2005 Dispersed, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

2004 Threads of Memory, Dak?Art, the Biennial of Contemporary African Art, 6th edition (solo)

2004 Elevata, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)

2004 Visualizing Diaspora/Constructing Self, GASP, Brookline, MA

2004 3 x 3: THREE ARTISTS/THREE PROJECTS, Dak?Art 2004, Biennale of Contemporary African Art, Dakar Senegal

2004 De lo que soy/Of what I am, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

2004 Remberance Fields, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan

2004 Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston MA

2004 Inside/Outside, Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University

2004 Dak?Art, the Biennial of Contemporary African Art, 6th edition, Dakar, Senegal

2004 Talking Pictures, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)

2004 Something New, Something Old, Schneider Gallery Chicago Ill (solo)

2003 De lo que soy/Of what Iam, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York

2003 Remberence Fields, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan

2003 Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston

2003 Only Skin Deep, ICP, New York

2003 Interiority or Hill Sided Moon, La Marrana, Montemarcello, Italy (solo)

2003 One Thousand Ways to Say Goodbye, Henie Onstad, Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway (solo)

2002 - 2003 Mar¡a Magdalena Campos-Pons, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota (solo)

2002 M.M. Campos-Pons, Gallery Pack, Milan, Italy (solo)

2002 Art Through the Eye of the Needle, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

2001 Authentic/Ex-centric: Africa in and Out Africa, 49th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2001 Unpacking Europe, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2001 Museum Eki, Kyoto; Tkamatsu City Museum of Art Japan

2001 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan

2001 Nesting, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

2000 Nesting, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)

2000 The Likeness of Being, Contemporary Self Portraiture by 60 Women Artists, DC Moore Gallery, New York

2000 Religion, Contemporary Interpretations by Women, The Art Gallery University of New Hampshire

2000 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan

2000 Visibility, Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore

1999 - 2000 Meanwhile the Girls Were Playing, MIT List Visual Arts Center Cambridge, MA (solo)

1999 Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, UK

1999 Uncommon Perspectives, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

1999 Croosing/Traversee, National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Canada

1999 Ritual Acts: Videos by Women, Decordova Museum, MA

1998 Unfolding Desires, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY (solo)

1998 Spoken Softly with Mama, National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, Canada (solo)

1998 History of People. . . Part I, "A Tonw Portrait," Lehman College, NJ (solo)

1998 M.M. Campos-Pons, Sustenance, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

1997 Abridor de Caminos, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

1997 M.M. Campos-Pons, New Work, Ambrosino Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)

1997 When I am not Here. Estoy Alla, The Caribbean Cultural Center, New York, NY (solo)

1997 Trade Routes, Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa

1997 Caribbean Vision: Contemporary Painting & Sculpture, Smithsonian, Washington DC

1996 Skin, M.M. Campos-Pons & Sandy Slone, Crieger/Dane Gallery, Boston, MA

1996 Grifu, Campos-Pons, Carlos Cardenas, Tomas Esson, C.M.A.C., Cambridge, MA

1996 M.M. Campos-Pons, New Work, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

1995 Latin American Women Artists, 1915 - 1995, Milwaukee Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, NM

1995 Cuba, La Isla Posible, Centre de Cultura Contemporania, Barcelona, Spain

1994 Rejoining the Spiritual: The Land in Latin American Art, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1994 Transcending the Borders of Memory, Norton Gallery & School of Art, FL

1994 Recent Work, Miami Dade Community College Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)

1994 History of People Who Were Not Heroes, Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (solo)

1993 Let me Tell You, INTAR, Latin American Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

1993 Racially Inscribed Body, Akin Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)

1993 Trade Routes, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY

1993 Witness, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada

1992 Ways to See: New Art From Massachusetts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1992 The Year of the White Bear, The Walker Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN

1992 Como el Cuerpo de un Hombre es un Arbol ? / ? How the Body of a Person is a Tree ?, Gallery La Centrale/Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada (solo)

1991 A Woman at the border/Una Mujer en la Frontera, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

1991 Amuletos/Amulets, Burnaby Art Gallery, B.C., Canada (solo)

1991 Africa in America, Traveling Show from 4th Biennial of Havana, Spain IV Biennial de La Havana, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana

1991 El Corazon Sangante/The Bleeding Heart, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1990 Cuba OK, Stadische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany

1990 No Man is an Island: Young Cuban Art, Porin Taidesmuseo, Finland, Flaffy Palace, Vienna, Austria

1990 A Woman at the Border/Una Mujer en la Frontera, Presentation Room JPL Building, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (solo)

1989 Isla/Island, Castillo de la Fuerza/Castle of Royal Force, Havana, Cuba (solo)

1989 Contemporary Art from Havana, Riverside Studios, London, UK, Aberstwyth Arts Centre, Dyfed, Wales

1989 Made in Havana, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisborne, Australia

1988 Made in Havana, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

1988 Raices en Accion Nuevos Artistas Cubanos/Roots in Action, New Cuban Artists, Museum of Art Carrillo Gil, Mexico

1988 Erotic Garden or Some Annotations on Hypocrisy/Jardin Erotico, Kennedy Building Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (solo)

1987 The Love, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba

1987 Veintitantos Abriles, Havana Gallery, Havana, Cuba

1986 Africa Inside Cuba 6 Fine Artists, (Bedia, Lam, Mendive, Olazabal) Wifredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba, National Museum of Anthropology, Luanda, Angola 18th International Painting Competition, Cagnes Sur Mer, France 10 A¤os del ISA, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba ARA OKO, Museum of Guanabacoa, 2nd Havana Biennial, Cuba

1985 Acoplamientos/Coupling, Gallery L, Havana, Cuba (solo)

1984 13 of March Exhibition, University of Havana, Cuba

1981 Four Young Creators, (Marta M., Perez B. Regina F., Eidania Perez, M. M. Campos-Pons), Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba



 One Thousand Ways to Say Goodbye. Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 2003 Curated by Selene Wendt ISBN NR 82-90955-58-8

 Meanwhile the Girls Were Playing. MIT List Visual Arts Center October 8 ? January 2, 2000. Essays by Jennifer Riddell & Michael D. Harris. ISBN 0-9338437-60-7

 Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art Tate Gallery / Exchange Flags September ? December 1999 Text by Anthony Bond

 Crossing / Traverses. National Gallery of Canada Ottowa, August 1 ? November 7, 1998 Text by Diana Nemiroff, Germaine Kock, Nikos Papastergidis, Hou Hanru

 A Town Portrait. Lehman College, February 4 ? May 16, 1998, text by Julia Herzberg

 Spoken Softly with Mama. The Museum of Modern Art, March 5 ? May 26, 1998 Text by Sally Berger

 The Latina Artist, The Response of the Creative Mind to Gender, Race, Class and Identity. State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, January 15 ? March 1, 1998

 Trade / Routes, Johannesburg Biennial. Text by Okwui Enwezor, Kellie Jones, Julia Kristeva, Gerardo

 Invasion, Saaremaa Biennial. Text by Peter Linnap, Lisa Freiman. Kuressaare Episcopal Castle, Saaremaa Museum, Tallin, Estonia.

 Breaking Barriers. Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art 1997. Text by Carol Damian, Jorge Dis Santis, Florida.




curatorial project by: Alejandro de la Fuente and Elio Rodriguez