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Liudmila & Nelson | Cuba

Duo created in 1993 by Liudmila Velasco & Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde,
They live and work in Havana, Cuba,
Photography, installation, video, performance

Nelson graduated from the Academia de Artes Plásticas de San Alejandro of Havana, Cuba (1994).

The duo received grants from the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany (2007) ; Cuban Art Fund for a residency at the Vermont Studios in the USA (2005) and another one for a residency at the Watermill Foundation in the USA (2003).

Individual exhibitions by Liudmila & Nelson

Cuba – Absolut Revolution at the Galería Arte x Arte in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011) ; Trampas in Luz at the Instituto Cervantes of Utrecht, The Netherlands (2010) ; Tour de Force at the Gallery 659 of Steve Stober Studio in Toronto, Canada (2007) ; Absolut Revolution at Lieu Art Actuel Center in Québec, Canada (2007) and at the Fototeca de Cuba in Havana (2002) ; Mare Nostrum at the Galeria Servando in Havana , Cuba (2007) ; Rituales at the Galeria 23 y 12 in Havana , Cuba (2000) and Memoria Posible at the Fototeca de Cuba in Havana , Cuba (1999).

Collectives exhibitions

Fabrica de Arte Cubano at the Fototeca de Cuba in Havana, Cuba (2012) ; Cuba: Imagen y posibilidad at the Galería Abierta Alvaro Obregón in México DF, Mexico (2011) ; Photography and Art – Cuba at the LAKMA – Latin American Art Museum of Amersfoort, The Netherlands (2011) ; itinerant show Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba in the USA (2010) ; Trópico estoico at the Museo de la Universidad Autónoma de México, Colonia Roma in México DF, Mexico (2010) ; Il Meleto di Tolstoj in the Arci del Trentino in Trento and at the Museo della Carale in Accattino, Italy (2010) ; Homo-nudi and Examen de Conciencia at the Fototeca de Cuba in Havana (2008) ; Visiones desde una isla at FLACSO Arte Actual in Quito, Equator (2008) ; Killing time at Exit Art, New York, USA (2007) ; 48 hrs Medienrally at the ZKM-HfG in Karlsruhe, Germany (2007) ; Waiting list at the Mestna-galerija in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2006) and DIASPORA/CUBA – 5th Reencounter of African Photography at Bamako at the Saline Royale d’Arc and Senans, France (2005).

Biennials, fairs

Liudmila & Nelson represented Cuba in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. They also participated in the 11th (2012), 9th (2006), 8th (2003) and 7th Havana Biennial (2000) with the Proyecto más de 100 ventanas.

They are invited to Fotologia 6 in Colombia at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Medellin and at the Galería, Bogotá (2008-2009) ; at the Biennial of Cuenca (1998-1999) and in several photo festivals such as GuatePhoto in Guatemala (2010) ; New York Photo Festival Fotovisura (2010) ; Thesaloniki Photo Festival (2010) ; Festival International de Photo de Pingyao, China (2008) ; ParisPhoto (2006) or PhotoEspaña in Madrid (2005).

Uprising Art Gallery presents Liudmila & Nelson at the 8th edition of Slick Art Fair, Paris, France, in 2013.

Collections

Liudmila & Nelson’s artworks are included in the following collections : Fototeca de Cuba in Havana ; Lehigh University Collection, Watermill Foundation Collection, Allison & Peter Rockfeller Collection in the USA ; Jeff Stober and Steve Stober collection in Canada ; MUDAM Museum of Modern Art of Luxembourg ; WestLicht Schauplätze für Photographie in Wien, Austria…

Prize

In 2001, they receive the prize of « photographic essay » (Ensayo Fotográfico) from Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba.

Artworks by the duo

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Liudmila & Nelson | El Viaje

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Liudmila & Nelson | Enjoy Revolution N°3

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Liudmila & Nelson | Prado y Neptuno (Telégrafo)

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Liudmila & Nelson | Obispo y Habana

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Liudmila & Nelson | Absolut Revolution – La Isla (video still)

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Liudmila & Nelson | Absolut Revolution

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Liudmila & Nelson | Absolut Revolution – Azul (after Aivasosky)

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Liudmila & Nelson | Absolut Revolution – Azul (after Aivasosky)

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Liudmila & Nelson | Absolut Revolution – Azul (after Aivasosky)

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Liudmila & Nelson | Absolut Revolution – Azul (after Aivasosky)

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Liudmila & Nelson | Absolut Revolution – Azul (after Aivasosky)

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Liudmila & Nelson | Prado y Neptuno

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Liudmila & Nelson | Aguila y Dragones

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Liudmila & Nelson | Reina y Galiano

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Liudmila & Nelson | Infanta y San Lazaro

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Liudmila & Nelson | Monserrate y Neptuno (San Juan de Dios)

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Liudmila & Nelson | Absolut Revolution La Isla

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Liudmila & Nelson | La Gran Ola (the big wave) 1998-2007 after Hokusai

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