Tania Bruguera (b. 1968, Havana, Cuba) works with issues of institutional power and control, engaging performance through an activist lens that empowers both participant and audience.
Her work has been exhibited widely, and most recently online, where her #YoTambienExijo social media campaign went viral for its call to justice in the aftermath of her imprisonment by the Cuban government in late 2014 following a performance in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución. Bruguera’s work has been exhibited at La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2015); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2013); Queens Museum of Art, New York (2013); Tate Modern, London (2012); Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, México City (2012); Centre d’Art Pompidou, Paris (2010); and ARCO, Madrid (2010); among many others. She is currently the first artist-in-residence for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, working with undocumented immigrant communities across the city.