Artist statement: My recent projects address issues of immigration, water protection, feminism and climate change.  Relegated, yet vibrant cultures and the problems of disregarded people need documentation.  As a working artist, I consider myself part of a global community. I taught art to displaced teachers at universities in Haiti, after their devastating earthquake. I organized art classes in schools in India, one in a crowded slum and another in a Muslim school where girls have limited access to education. I believe in generating creative projects outside of a museum, gallery or studio setting to reach all kinds of people.                                                                       

Gina Cunningham born 1955

 * ginayapling@gmail.com * www.ginacunningham.com*

Instagram: ginacunningham Boatlandia

 Education:  B.A., M.A., Hunter College, Barry University, USA

 Selected Exhibitions:

upcoming:  Art Basel Miami 2017, Spectrum Fair, Fair.

ghetto Biennale 2017 Port au Prince, Haiti 2017

Current: November 19, 2017 "The Sixth" Bridge Red Studios, North Miami, FL. USA

2017 October "Gallery Tally", Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle on Tyne, U.K.

2017 - "for all boat people" solo exhibition, Under the Bridge, North Miami

2017 - 1st place winner, "8th Juried Biennale" Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

2017 - "100+ Degrees in the Shade," Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

2017 - "Dear Mr. President", South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA

2016 - " Now & After",The State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia

2016 - Root of New" The Apothecaries Gardens, Moscow State University, Russia

2016 - "Valletta Film Festival 2016 Art Shorts" Valletta, Malta

2016 - "By Land or By Sea", Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition, CA

2016 -  "Athens International Video Festival" Athens, Ohio

2016 - "Pecha Kucha #32 Miami", Miami, Florida

2015 - "100+ Degrees in the Shade" Art Basel, Miami

2015, 2013 & 2011 -  "ghetto Biennale" Port au Prince, Haiti

2015 - "Studio", Gulkistan Center, Laugarvarth, Iceland

2014 - "Art Miami", Art Basel, Miami, Florida

2014 -  "Barim" Gwangju, Korea

2014 -  "Video Dance Festival" Havana, Cuba

2014 -  "1 Image, I Minute, Bass Museum, Miami

2013 - "Myth" Art Basel, Miami, Florida

2013 - "Sacred Memories", Pico House, Los Angeles

2013, 2012 - "A/V Show"& "Pataphysics Show", Swampspace, Miami

2013  -  "Cuba Fest", Miami Light Project, Miami

2012, 2011, 2010  - "Miami Independent Thinkers" Art Basel, Miami

                                2011-2012 Artist Access Grant Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs, Miami USA

2007, 2008 Caveman performances with Kenny Scharf Art Basel Miami, Deitch Projects, New York, USA

1990's-2000's created Tap Tap Restaurant, Miami Beach, designer and co-owner, USA

Residencies: Miami Light Project, Miami, FL., USA, 2002, Barim Residency, Gwangju, Korea 2013,  Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India 2014, Gulkistan Center, Laugarvarth, Iceland, 2015

Books:  Ghetto Biennale /Geto Byenal 2009-2015 _GORDON, Leah- ISBN13/Barcode: 9781999864705                Dear President_ 2017_ Sivert-Zask, Peggy_ISBN 9781366431790                                                            100_+Degrees in the Shade _ 2015_ Hart, Jane,  Just above the Water__Bucuvalas, Tina &_Condon, G, Kristin ISBN 1-57806-778-2 p.111, The Cloud Appreciation Society Cloud Calendar 2017/August

Teaching experience: M-DC Public Schools 2003-2011, Somit Schools, Varanasi, India 2014-2015, Project Teach, Canada/Haiti 2010-2012, Nike Filmmaker's workshop 2008-2010

Press:  :  https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/emergency-protest-performance-displaced-boat-people                                                      http://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/miami-artist-takes-a-stand-for-immigrants-in-for-all-boat-people- 9115613   http://artandculturecenter.org/8th-all-media-juried-biennial                                                              http://diversionsla.com/?tag=dear-president                                                                  http://nextlevelfairs.com/artpalmbeach/100-degrees/                                                              http://athensfilmfest.org/2016-schedule/ https://issuu.com/tboneidol/docs/press_release._artnaked_art_shorts_           http://artuzel.com/content/koren-novogo-dzhina-kanninghem                                                                             http://now- after.org/eng/seichas.php?y=1