Sarahy Martinez

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Sarahy Martinez

Sarahy Martinez (b 1970) studied at the prestigious Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana.

Of the work included in the present exhibition she has said:

Memory plays tricks on us. Sometimes we think we have forgotten, that the past has died, that ancient dreams have been passed over and then one fine day in front of a sheet of white paper thinking my mind is completely empty, objects I saw some day, songs which my grandparents sang, sorrows, hopes, materialise through the ink of the drawing …all that which is there in memory…

In my work texts taken from songs, poems and famous phrases which are part of Cuban culture acquire new significance. The hummingbird, flowers, corn, and coffee are symbols which I use to say who I am and where I am coming from.

Of these corn recurs most frequently. For me it is the beginning and the end, reality and dream, man and divinity. “All the glory of the world fits inside one grain of corn”.


Solo Exhibitions

  • "Confesiones" (paintings, engravings and drawings). Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba. 1998. Galería de 10 de Octubre.
  • "Lugares Comunes" (paintings). Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba. 2000. Galería de 10 de Octubre.
  • “De mis recuerdos” (paintings). Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba. 2006. Hotel Palco.
  • "Cuando la Luna salga" (drawings and installations). 2010. Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba. Galería 10 de Octubre.
  • “Toda la gloria del mundo” (drawings and installations). 2011. Ciudad de la Habana. Cuba. Galería-Taller Amelia Peláez.
  • “Femenino Plural” (drawings and instalations) 2012. Ciudad de la Habana. Cuba. Exposición colateral dentro de la 11na Bienal Internacional de la Habana.

Group Exhibitions

  • Engravings. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba. 1991.
  • Colateral por la Bienal de La Habana. San Alejandro. Ciudad de la Habana. Cuba. 1992
  • "Pintores cubanos" (Cuban Painters). Palacio de las Convenciones. 2001
  • “Pintores retratistas” (Portrait Painters) Feria comercial de Sullivan, México. 2000
  • The Morgan Gallery. Gran Caimán. 2008
  • "Mixtura" (Mixture) (Proyecto Arte 4). 2009. Ciudad Habana. Galería de 10 de Octubre.
  • "Maneras" (Ways) (Colectivo plástico 10 de Octubre). 2010. Galería de 10 de Octubre.

 Besides pursuing her own work she is Curator at the Galería de Arte 10 de Octubre in Havana.



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tricks of mem

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