PROJECTS/EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS

2017
desert (HD video, 6 min., 18 sec., silent, 2007-2010). Official Selection in Experimental Film Category, Fall 2017. Sydney World Film Festival, Australia
STAND UP. Curated by Silvi Naci. Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
querido cuba (UHD video, 5 min., 43 sec., silent)

2016
latinx@mericaņaza. Samson Gallery, Boston, MA
el futuro (UHD video, 1 min., 3 sec., silent)
La Cubana y el Cubano. Curated by Camilo Alvarez. Copley Society of Art. Boston, MA
Projections. A Harvard University public art initiative. Window projection curated by Camilo Alvarez. Emily Isenberg, Creative Director. Allston, MA

2015
just a feeling (HD video, 2 min., 54 sec., silent). ILLUMINUS Boston 2015. Project curator, Camilo Alvarez
colonial blindness (HD video, 4 min., 43 sec., silent, 2011-2015)
american pie (HD video, 1 min., 46 sec., stereo, 2006-2015, revised)

2014
it was never theirs to lose (HD video, 8 min., 35 sec., silent, 2008-2014)
song of a bordertown artist (HD video, 8 min., 18 sec., silent, 2007-2014)

2010
"it's real to me." A lecture and screening of videos-in-progress. "The Theatrical/The Performative/The Transformative Lectures Series."
Organized by Ute Meta Bauer, Joan Jonas, and Amber-Frid Jimenez. Program in Art, Culture, and Technology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
desert (HD video, 6 min., 18 sec., silent, 2007-2010)

2008
softie (HD video, 4 min., 29 sec., silent)

2006
american pie (HD video, 5 min., stereo). National Image. Curated by Lynne Cooney. Sherman Gallery, Boston University, MA
Kathryn Dziadik Lapolla. Peekskill Project 2006, sponsored by Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY
Pacifism! A web and mail art project
a safe bed (SD video, s.o.s. signal, 4 min., 47 sec.). As part of public art project, a safe bed is a human right. A collaboration with Clay Ward. Boston, MA

2005
19th Drawing Show : Wall Drawings, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
$ome Color : Boston Art Windows, Boston, MA
Mobius 7th Annual Cattle-Free Auction, Boston, MA
Tsunami Relief Benefit, Public Service Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
home sweet gated home. Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA

2004
NADA Fair. Allston Skirt Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
hope and glory. Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
a cuban tie, a cuban divide. [booklet] Lincoln Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA
(e)Vent. Gallery 535, Boston, MA
collages. www.papotage.com. issue 11, May 2004

2003
gone fishin'. Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston & Provincetown, MA
Brewster Project, in Mary Sherman's Cabinet of Wonders. Brewster, NY
www.expressyourselfproject [now archived at www.magdafernandez.com/eyp.html]
HUBBUB! Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2002
ArtRages. Mobius, Boston, MA
new economy project. [catalog] Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
ARTcetera Aids Action Committee Auction. [catalog] Cyclorama, Boston, MA
Artists Behind the Desk. [catalog] Rotch Library, MIT, Cambridge, MA
9th Annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios. Jamaica Plain, MA

2001
17th Drawing Show. [catalog] Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
Visual Artists Grants Program Slide Showcase. Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA. MASS MoCA,
North Adams, MA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Silvi Naci, "Confronting Legacies: Magda Fernandez," Big Red and Shiny, August 22, 2017
"STAND UP for Women," The Take Magazine, thetakemagazine.com/stand-up-art-exhibit, July 2017
"ICA Boston Summer Staff Picks," ICA Boston, July 06, 2017, and Facebook, July 10, 2017
Cate McQuaid, " The Ticket, Galleries: LATINX@AMERICANAZA," bostonglobe.com, December 30, 2016
Erica Marchant, "Waking the Monster at Illuminus," The Voice of Downtown Boston, October 13, 2015.
Nick Normal, "Peekskill Project." normalblog, September 18, 2006. www.nicknormal.com
Linda Lombroso, "Peekskill Project's 93-year-old star," The Journal News, September 16, 2006
Walter Robinson, "Go North, New Yorker!" www.artnet.com, September 12, 2006
Beth E. Wilson, "Beyond the Charmed Circle," Chronogram, September, 2006
Neil Ira Needleman, "A World of Contemporary Art Comes to Peekskill," North County News, August 2-8, 2006
Laurel J. Sweet, "Fiery assault stokes conscience of artists," The Boston Herald, March 10, 2006
David L. Ryan, "Artists Protest Attack," The Boston Globe, March 10, 2006
Cate McQuaid, 19th Drawing Show on Boston Globe 10 Best List, The Boston Globe, December 30, 2005
Jeffrey Gantz, "2005's Best," The Boston Phoenix, December 22-28, 2005
Cate McQuaid, "With striking images, 'Drawing Show' leaves its mark," The Boston Globe, December 23, 2005
Rachel Gepner, "Drawing Show @ the BCA," www.bigredandshiny.com, December 5, 2005
Christopher Millis, "Mutations on a theme : The Drawing Show gets the willies," The Boston Phoenix, December 1-8, 2005
Loren King, "Writing on the wall," South End News, November 17, 2005
Cate McQuaid, "High alert : locally and nationwide, artists are exploring the country's amplified state of anxiety," The Boston Globe, October 30, 2005
Cate McQuaid, "Sharp Art, in Place of Sharp Fashions," The Boston Globe, September 2, 2005
Randi Hopkins, "Editor's Picks: Out the Window - $ome ©olor in Downtown Crossing," The Boston Phoenix, August 5-11, 2005
Cate McQuaid, "Bulletin from the Fortress," Cate McQuaid Blogspot, May 18, 2005
Charles Giuliano, "Magda Fernandez: Home Sweet Gated Home" in "Mass Culture: Shows and Tell" column, Big Red and Shiny, April 24, 2005
Cate McQuaid, "Security, and fear, color a view of the US," The Boston Globe, April 8, 2005
Norma Niurka, "An Artist without Fences," The Miami Herald, June 21, 2004
Norma Niurka, "Una artista critica," El Nuevo Herald, June 11, 2004
Fabiola Santiago, "Cuban Themes Escape Traditional Palette," The Miami Herald, May 20, 2004
Miguel A. Sirgado, "Reabre la Miami Art Central y una antologia neoyorquina," El Nuevo Herald, May 16, 2004
Liza Weisstuch, "FUN(d)raiser: Mobius' 14th Artrages," The Boston Phoenix, November 7-14, 2002
Christine Temin, "Drawing Attention," The Boston Globe, January 18, 2002
H.L. Resnikoff, "17th Biennial Drawing Show," nyartsmagazine.com, December 2001

TALKS, GRANTs, EVENTS, ETC.

2017 Artist Talk with Curator Silvi Naci, as part of STAND UP, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA
2017 Conversation Host in Lee Mingwei's ongoing series, The Living Room, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
2017 Reviewer, Prof. Gediminas Urbonas' Arts, Culture, and Technology Cuba class, MIT
2017 In Evelyn Rydz's communal/performative Comida Casera, as part of latinx@mericaņaza, Samson, Boston, MA
2016 Artist Talk with Camilo Alvarez, as part of La Cubana y el Cubano, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
2014 Council for the Arts at MIT, Director's Grant
2014 Guest Critic, Wendy Jacob's Mass Art Sculpture Reviews, Mass Art
2007 Guest Critic, Wendy Jacob's Advanced Visual Arts Seminar, MIT
2006 Work Travel to Scandinavia for Artist-in-Residence Program, MIT
2006 Associate Provost for the Arts at MIT, Grant
2006 Council for the Arts at MIT, Director's Grant
2006 St. Botolph's Foundation, Grant Nominee
2006 Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Visiting Artist
2004 and 2005 Guest Presenter, Prof. Jan Wampler's Cuba Architectural Design Studio, MIT
2004 Creative Capital Foundation Visual Arts, Grant Finalist
2004 Cintas Foundation Fellowship, Finalist
2004 Beaver Country Day Art Preparatory School, Visiting Artist
1983 Teaching Fellow, Harvard Summer Drama Program at the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA

EDUCATION

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
B.A. Smith College, Northampton, MA

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