Visual Artist

Liliana Folta

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina - 1960
Lives/works between Berlin and Boston

Upcoming:

2018 - Berlin Science Week - Art Science Exhibit "Eco-connectivity" – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin's Thaer Institut - Opening November 1st - 10th

2019 - Curatorial: “Crossing Seas/Crossing Borders” – Envoy Art platform, with the support of Fort Point Arts Community, Boston

These collective voices are a group of politically active Women Artists who explore the global issues of gender equality, social justice, and environmental topics, which transcend personal emotions, controversies and raise awareness of global warming; provoking and inspiring conversations with the public.

These international contemporary artists are working with a variety of mediums. They come from diverse cultures and generations -Russia, Europe, USA, the Caribbean and South America -They speak truth to power through their artistic voices and recollections of challenges they have experienced throughout their lives in different parts of the world.

Ongoing: "Undisclosed Sites - Berlin": ceramic and mixed media installation

My approach of doing this project in undisclosed sites in Berlin is a personal experimentation between emotions and the past history of the city. With these installations, I intend to do interventions with my ceramic work in existing places and not necessarily accessible to the public.

Ongoing: “Formation/Deformation”: ceramic with mixed media installation, paintings & collage

These artworks make references to the environment, taking into consideration the planet’s reaction to human behavior, the alteration of the ecosystem and the pollution of land and ocean.

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 – Argentinian Embassy - Berlin, Germany

2012 – Amazing Things Art Center – Framingham MA. USA

2011 – Agencyport Technology – Boston USA

2003 – Tarrant County Collage North East – Texas USA

Biennial/Triennial – Invitational:

2013 – Cluj International Ceramics Biennale – Cluj-Napoca Art Museum – Romania

2013 – 1a Bienal Arte Sacro Contemporáneo – Museo Histórico Ramón Rivera Bermúdez, Puerto Rico

2010 – 1st Biennial of the Americas – Museo de las Américas – Denver USA – "Libertadores"

2004 – 3rd International Triennial of Ceramic Tile – Museo de la Cerámica Contemporánea, Dominican Republic

Selected group exhibitions:

2018

– Nacht & Tag in den Gerichtshöfen - Art District Wedding, Berlin

2017

– Transatlántica – Berlin – Ceramic sculptures and objects– Black and White series

2016

– Group Global 3000 – Berlin Art Week – “The Age of Man Kind, we create a new epoch of the Earth”

– Caribbean Museum and Center for the Arts – Saint Croix, Virgin Islands

"Women to Women, Island to Island: A Dialogue"

2015

– Templeton General Project – Collaboration with Supported Agriculture and ceramic – Boston

– Fort Point Arts Gallery – Boston USA

– Spring Open Studios – Fort Point, Boston USA

– Made in Fort Point Feature Artist – Boston USA

– Midway Gallery – Boston USA

2014

– Fall Open Studios – Fort Point, Boston USA

– Temporary Public Art, Founded by New England Foundation for the Arts – Boston USA

– Museo de Historia – Ponce, Puerto Rico

– Spoke Gallery – Medicine Wheel, Boston USA

– Spring Open Studios – Fort Point – Boston USA

– Midway Gallery – Boston USA

2013

– Cluj International Ceramics Biennale – Cluj-Napoca Art Museum – Romania

– Fort Point Open Studios – Boston USA

– Fort Point Arts Community Gallery – Fall Open Studios – Boston USA

– 1a Bienal Arte Sacro Contemporaneo – Museo Histórico Ramón Rivera Bermúdez, Puerto Rico

– Midway Gallery – Boston USA

2012

– Traveling Exhibition Puerto Rico (Fine Art Popular Center – Compañia de Turismo Gallery

–Casa Gonzalez Cuyar, Colegio de Arquitectos – Puerto Rico

–Galería de la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico – International Women's Month

– Art at 12 Gallery – Boston USA

– Midway Gallery – Boston USA

– Compañía de Turismo – Puerto Rico

2011

– TransCultural Exchange International Conference, "An Abstract Poem of Freedom" Part II”

Global Collaboration – Midway Gallery – Boston

– Galería de la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico

– New York Public Library Aguilar Branch – "The Last Book" – Luis Camnitzer Collaborative Project

– Midway Artists Open Studios – Boston USA

2010

– 1st Biennial of the Americas – Museo de las Américas – Denver USA

"Libertadores" – Ceramic & Mixed Media Installation

– Centro Cultural Musical Criollo J.I. Qintón – Puerto Rico

– Art at 12 Gallery – Boston USA

– Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios – Boston USA

2009

– FPAC Gallery and Open Studios – Boston USA

– Cultural Office of the City of Manatí – Puerto Rico

– El-Status Platform of Puerto Rico Contemporary Art – Muñoz Rivera Park – Puerto Rico

– Universidad Metropolitana de Cupey – Puerto Rico

2005-2008

– Código 3 Gallery – Puerto Rico

– National Library of Buenos Aires, Argentina – "The Last Book" – Luis Camnitzer Collaborative Project

– National Library New York – NYC – "The Last Book" – Luis Camnitzer Collaborative Project

– Universidad Interamericana de Fajardo – Puerto Rico

– Ku Art Center – Beijing, China – Collaborative Ceramic Mural Installations Olympic Games

– Historical & Cultural Center of Cibuco, Puerto Rico

– Uri Art Gallery – Puerto Rico

1998-2004

– 3rd International Triennial of Ceramic Tile – Museo de la Cerámica Contemporanea, Dominican Republic

– Sanz The Shop Gallery – Puerto Rico

– Tarrant County College – Texas, USA

– Fort Worth Art Center – Fort Worth, Texas USA

– May Fest Art Show – Fort Worth, Texas USA

– Tarrant County College North East – Texas USA

– The Art Gallery Broward College – Florida USA

Awards and Honors

– Fondation François Schneider - Centre d'art contemporain -Finalist Contemporary Talents 2017

– Grant – New England Foundation for the Arts– Massachusetts USA – 2014

– Featured Artist Saatchi Gallery – Curator Rebecca Wilson – London – 2013

– Selected Cluj-Napoca Art Museum – International Contemporary Ceramic Biennale – Romania – 2013

– Featured Artist Ceramic Now Magazine – Romania – Curator Vasi Hirdo

– Invitational Solo Exhibition, Amazing Things Art Center – Massachusetts USA – 2012

– Invitational – Museo de las Americas – 1st Biennial of the Americas – Denver USA – 2010

– American College Recognition of Outstanding Merit and Accomplishment – Texas – 2003

– Excellence in Education – Distinguished Scholarship – Tarrant County College, Texas –2003

– Friend of Education Award – Public Art Mosaic Mural – Texas USA –2003

Education:

Tarrant County College NE – Fine Arts – Texas

Liga de Arte – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Photography Studies – Puerto Rico

Private and Public Collections:

USA – Puerto Rico – Argentina – Spain – Poland – Australia – Museum of Contemporary Ceramic, Dominican Republic – Wilshire Elementary School – Euless Texas – Academia Perpetuo Socorro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Collaborative Public Art Project – Puerto Rico Institute of Culture: Expres-Arte a Todo Rincón: City of Carolina, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Aguas Buenas and Rio Grande, Puerto Rico – Ceramic Murals

Ku Art Center – Beijing China – Public Installation for the 2008 Olympic Games – Collaboration

Artist-in-Residence

Wilshire Elementary School – Public Mosaic Mural – Euless, Texas (2001-2003)

Academia del Perpetuo Socorro – Public Mosaic Mural – Puerto Rico (2005-2009)

Puerto Rico Institute of Culture, Expres-Arte Program – Community Public Art (2005-2009)

Publications/Interviews

– Interview by Summer Confuorto – New England Foundation For The Arts – 2014

– Cluj International Ceramics Biennale Catalog – Romania – 2013

– Interview/Feature Artists by Ileana Surducan, Ceramic Now Magazine – Romania – 2013

– Interview by Curator Olga Shmuylovich – Amazing Thing Art Center – USA – 2012

– PBS Broadcast – 1rst Biennial of the Americas – Denver Colorado –USA – 2010

– Agenda de Decoración Magazine – Puerto Rico – 2010

– ArtExpo New York Catalogue – 2008

– Interview by Anca Corostiuc, Transilvania Express – Romania - 2008

– Mosaic Year Book – 2007/2008

– TV Broadcast News, Telemundo – Public Art Mosaic Mural – Texas – USA – 2003

– Contemporary Latin American Woman Artist Catalogue – 2001