Anita Guerra


Anita Guerra was born in Havana Cuba and received her art training in the United States, in Spain, and in Italy. In 1984 she obtained her M.F.A. degree in Painting from Temple University, Philadelphia. She has been living and painting in Rome, since 1977, where she resides. Her works hang in collections at the National Museum of Sacred Art, Castello Piccolomini, Celano, Aquila; Centre d'Etudes Saint Louis de France, Rome; Pricewaterhouse Cooper, NYC, The Caproni Museum in Trento and in many private collections in Europe and in the United States. Recently, she received the Presidential Award for Arts and Humanities from the President of Temple University in Philadelphia, USA, partially funding her illustrated memoir on her family's exodus from Cuba. She presented a span of her work in the "Autoritratti" Series at MACRO Asilo in Rome, Italy, in January of 2019.

The art critics Manuela De Leonardis, Marco di Capua, Benedetta Dosa, and William Navarrete have written about her work.

 

Selected Solo Exhibits

2016  “Mi Cuba, La Mia Italia: reliving the past, living the present” Exhibit for Italian Cultural Week, November 20-27, 2016  Casa de la Obra Pía, Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba

2016 “Volver a Cuba” St. Stephen’s Cultural Center, Rome, Italy

2015 “Ascent”, St. Stephen’s Cultural Center, Rome, Italy

2015 "Building Bridges of Hope: Success Stories and Strategies for InterfaithAction” painting chosen as logo and for exhibit during a conference at the

2015 Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America to the Holy See, Rome, Italy

2006 "Anita Guerra" Zen Sushi, Rome, Italy

2000 “Natura e Geometria” Piccolomini Castle, National Museum of Sacred Art, Celano/ Aquila, Italy

Selected Group Exhibits

2019 “RAW 2019 Faculty Exhibit” Temple Gallery, Temple University Rome, Rome, Italia

2019 “Buening, Clink, Guerra" St. Stephen's Cultural Center, Rome, Italia

2018 “Under Another Roof” with Marina Buening, Maria Korporal, Kristien de Neve. IA&A at Hillyer, Washington DC, USA

2018 “Under the Same Roof” with Marina Buening, Maria Korporal, Kristien de  Neve. Sala 1, Rome, Italy

2017 “50x50x50” 50th Anniversary Exhibit, Temple Gallery, Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy

2016 ”Temple University Rome 50 Year Celebration.” Past and Present Faculty Philadelphia, PA, USA Monoprint “At the Top" selected to hang in the Office of President of Temple University, Richard M. Englert.

2015 ”Oltre I Libri: l’arte del presente incontra I libri del passato.” Winner in Sculpture category, Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy

2012 “Un Cortadito en Calle 8” Cremata Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

2011 “Woman. Embodied: Cuban Women’s Art from the Diaspora” In memory of Ana Mendieta. Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, Colorado, USA

2011 “Café XII: The Journeys of Writers and Artists of the Cuban Diaspora” In memory of Antonio Benítez-Rojo. Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, Colorado, USA

2010 “Café X: The Journeys of Cuban Artists” A multi-medium symposium the Caribbean Diaspora, Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination Barbados        

2018-98 “Faculty Exhibit”, Temple Gallery, Temple University Rome, Italy

2008 Participated in the Rome edition of “Café VIII: The Journeys of Cuban Artists”co-curated by Leandro Soto. Temple Gallery, Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy

2007 “Café VII: The Journeys of Cuban Artists” Interdisciplinary Art and Performance Gallery, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

2007 “Art in the Tropics” sponsored by the Cuban American Bar Association Miami, Florida

2004 “Basel Art”/Miami Design District at “The Gallery”. Seven paintings in a group show of Cuban artists, Miami, Florida, USA

Corpus Domus -Acrylic on plastic and acrylic on hand-dyed gauze and cotton embroidery. 1.5m x 7m (each of the four panels) 2018
I Six Elements Oil on Copper  25 x 30 cm (each of the four panels) 2019
 Corpus Domus II Acrilico on plastic, hand dyed gauze and embroidered mosquito netting, silver leaf on wood frame. 40x82x7cm 2018
José Martí at Anti-imperialist Platform. Oil on wood and Acrylic on embroidered mosquito netting. 30x40cm. 2016