A painter, professor, and engraver, Ibrahim Miranda frequently uses maps of Cuba as the basis for his work. Reinterpreting his vision, Miranda expands the island borders and physical limits to make his country universally accessible through art. The poetry and songs of Cuba provide literary and philosophical ideas, deepening the meaning and impact of his prints and paintings. During his residency, Miranda will develop mapaglifos, incorporating maps of cities in the United States with imaginative animals. The pictorial urban bestiaries will define spaces within a large city as well as identify tiny utopias in his shapes. Miranda attended the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and has extensively exhibited his work nationally and internationally including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Ibrahim Miranda's residency is made possible through the generosity of Jeanie & Tom Cottingham and Barbara Laughlin
Residency Type Alumni Artist-in-Residence
Currently Based La Habana, Cuba
Residency Dates Sep 17 — Nov 30 2012