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Studio 

2925 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables Fl 33134

Phone: (305) 364-5561

Open : 12–5PM

E-mail: info@auroramolina.com

Represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

Aurora Molina
I’m a figurative fiber sculpture artist. Currently I'm working on a series of soft sculptures, each has its own spirit; some grotesque, others belligerent and some with a more serious side. All are like ill-behaved children that demand attention. But each one tells a story about their physical process of aging. They are creatures that appeal to our social consciousness and narrate stories about our extemporaneousness, instilling a spirit of modernity and the friction it creates in our society.

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS 

2019

Selfies, Foosaner Gallery, Florida Institute of Technology

2018

The decline of rationality in American Politics, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Miami Fl

2016

Dark Days of Disconnect, CircaDit, Arnhem Netherland

2015

Everydayness, Espacio Trapezio. Madrid, Spain

Incoherent Stories, Miami Dade Main Library, Miami. Fl

2014

Retra-tablos, Textile Museum. Oaxaca, Mexico.

Face Shields, Sewon Art Space. Jogyakarta, Indonesia

Pecados y Milagros, Blue Door Fine Arts. Miami, Fl

SuperHumanoids, Bake House Art comple. Miami, Fl

2013

Retra-tablos, Espacio Zegache. Oaxaca, Mexico

Los reyes del Anahuac, Museo Imagina. Puebla, Mexico
2012
Masked, Artisian Lounge, Miami, Fl
Los Reyes del Anahuac, Museo Textil, Oxaca, Oxaca Mexico
Los Reyes del Anahuac, Museo del Ferrocarril, Puebla, Puebla Mexico
2011-2013
A established critique towards Aging & Beauty, Projects Rooms, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl
2010
Gerontos, Wolfson Gallery, Miami Dade College, Miami Fl
2009
CS Gallery, Miami, Fl
2008
Karkinos Humorous, CS Gallery, Miami, Fl
2007
A word is an open ended conversation, Edge Zones, Wynwood, Miami, Fl
Surrounded by my people, Installation, I. d Art, Calle 8, Miami, Fl
Socially commune Portraiture, I.D Art, Wynwood, Miami, Fl


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2018

Retratablo, Coral Gables Museum, Miami Fl

Personify, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood Fl

America Weaves, Coral Gables Museum, Miami Fl

Hey Look us over, bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl

Ripped from the Headlines, Fat Villages, Fort Lauderdale, Fl

Mother, I see myself in your eyes, Concrete Art Space, Miami Fl

The Palette Project, Lowe Museum

Bear, Bare with me, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl

Florida Biennial, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood Fl

Cintas Foundation, Lowe Museum

I'm a witch, Fat Village Fort Lauderdale Fl curated by Milly Cardoso

Everyday is Summer, 24th Street Space, FountainHead Project, Miami Fl 

It's hot Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

Sobredosis, Quinta del Sordo, Madrid Spain

Rebel Daughter, The point, Doncaster UK

Disruptive Female, Collective 62, Miami Fl- Arttable Fl

Exposed, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood Fl

New Work, BAC, Miami Fl 

Fragile Ecologies II, Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl 

Mottos, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Hollywood Fl

Woman behind threads, Bossa Gallery, Miami Fl

2017

Gritty in Pink, BaCA/Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach, FL

Intimate Lines: Drawing With Thread, Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ

Fragile Ecologies , Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Art Pier 94 New York Fair

Exposed, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Fl

Friction Fiction, Amadlozi Gallery, Miami Fl

Baking History, BakeHouse Art Complex, Miami, Fl 

8th All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Fl

Zoo-Per-Duper, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Fair

Shared Threads, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mount Dora, Fl

Threads of Connection, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Coconut Grove, Fl

2016

Lucky Us? BakeHouse Art Complex, Miami ,Fl

Political Sideshow: "From Bitch to (Big) Nuts and Beyond", Schmidt Center, Boca Raton, Fl

"Open Source" Little Haiti Cultural Center Miami, Fl

"Fiberish" Miami Beach Urban Studios, FIU

"Down they forgot as Up they grew" The projects @Fat Village Fort Lauderdale ,Fl

“Talking until your hear our threads rattle” CCPS Project Space

“Swimming with Narcissus”, Bailey Contemporary Center

"Selfie", Hollywood Arts Center, Hollywood, Fl

"Wrestling the snake", The projects @Fat Village, Fort Lauderdale, Fl

"Intimacy", Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables Fl

"Ethos & Pathos", Mano Fine Art Project Space, Fl

"Supernatural Humanoids", New World Symphony, Miami Beach, Fl

2015

"In this moment", Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami. FL

"Art is home", 4Most Gallery. University of Florida School of Art, Gainsville. FL

"In transition," Museum of Florida Arts and Culture (MOFAC)

"Felt Sew Knot Bound", Fat Village, Fort lauderdale Fl

"Eco-tax", Peter Fend and R.A.D students , Dimentions Variable, Miami, Fl

"Retratablos", Unilatina International, Miramar Fl

2014

Incoherent Stories, Kontempor Art, Coral Gables Fl

"Manifest Destiny" Haity Cultural Center"

"Bonfire of Vanities" Conde Art, Miami Fl

2013

"Dazibao" Ningbo Art Museum, China

"Too much is not enough" Haiti Cultural Center, Miami Fl

"Fiber optics", Fort Laudedale, Fl. Curated by Lisa Rockford

"Dazibao" Austro Sino Arts Program and Embassy of the Arts activities in Chongqing, China
"Works on paper" Contemporary Cuba Artists. Alexandras Art 954. Miami, Fl
Sea Fair, Irreversible Magazine, Artist Collective
“Reclaimed Miami” Zadok Gallery, Miami Fl
“Human Rights, Human Wrongs”, Artisian Lounge, Miami Fl
“Part of a Conversation” Mano Fine Art, Miami Fl                                                                          

2012

“PhotoFez International”, Fez, Morroco
“Coming to America” Fiac, Intercontinental, Miami Fl
“Emerging artist Series” Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Fl
2011
“In and out of Cuba” Art Miami Fair, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
Made in USA, Mano art Space, Miami Florida
“Los Reyes del Anáhuac” Arquetopia, Puebla Mexico
2010
“docuperu” Video Festival, Lima Peru
“FCA Ruta 2010” International Juried Competition, Bake Haus Complex, Miami, Fl
“Exodus”, Diaspora Vibe Gallery Wynwood, Fl
“9@ 12 and 6” Ocupa Space, Miami, Fl
“ArtSoby”Deering State Annual Art Exhibit, Juried by Bernice Steinbaum
“It is a Group Thing” MyPac, Wynwood, Mimi, Fl
2009
“Café Cubano,Miami’s Cuban Collection”, Yuma Art Center, Yuma Az
“Get Ready” Cynergy Building, MDC, Miami Fl
“Objectique”, Green Art Fair, Art Basel Events, MESS, Miami Fl
“Implicit Ageism” CAS, Miami, FL –Curated By Aurora Molina
“Contemporary Cuban Visions: Established Cuban Masters and Emerging Stars in Exile”, Colby Gallery, Chicago Ill
“Jamaica Cultural Exchange”, Revolution Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica
“Yo no tengo razon” Offlimits, Madrid, Spain
2008
“I do – I do” University of Colorado Spring, Co
“Art Bridge Fair/ Art Miami”Art Basel Miami, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, Ill
“85@85” 3rd Annual, MiArte Gallery, Miami, FL. (Juries Choice)
“The way to Love” Color Altrnative Space, Miami Int. Book Fair, Curated by Yovani Bauta
“Mexican Influences” Colby Gallery, Chicago, Ill
“Art and Context” MiArte Gallery, Coral Gables Fl “Installare”, I.d Art Gallery, Miami Fl.
“Beyond Breast” Tower Theater, MDC Gallery, Miami Fl.
“Virgenes & Altares” MiArte Gallery, Coral Gables, FL.
“Woman History month” Wolfson Campus, MDC Gallery, Miami, Fl.
“Off The Wall” Experiment Series, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, Fl.
“I do, too” Tower Theater, MDC Gallery, Miami Fl. “Fiber and Paper”, MiArte Gallery, Miami. Fl
2007
“Fire Haus” Fire Haus Gallery, Miami. Fl
“85@85” MiArte Gallery, Miami, FL. “Obj-Art” Color Alternative, Wynwood, Miami, Fl.
“Safety Zones” Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Wynwwod, Miami, Fl
“U-Phoria pushing the limits” MiArte Gallery, Miami, Fl.
“Pieces” Chirino’s Gallery, North Miami. Fl
“Baruj’s Atelier” Cremate Fine Art, Miami, Fl, Curator Baruj Salinas
“Re-Emergence” GC Gallery FIU, Miami, Fl, Curated Wendy Fisher
“Art of Uncertainty”, Fabri-K & Edge Zones, San Salvador , El Salvador
“Annual student Show” MDC, Interamerican Gallery, Miami, Fl
“I do, I do ‘till the end”, Color Alternative Space, Miami, Fl, Curator Yovani Bauta
“Senses”, Kunst Motel, Miami, Fl
“Alternative”, Kunst Motel, Miami, Fl
“I do, I do” Group W-10, Contemporanea Fine Art, Curated Yovani Bauta, Miami, Fl
“Support the Arts” I.D. Art, Wynwood, Miami, Fl
“BFA Exhibition” Frost Museum, FIU, Miami, Fl
“Retratos” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
“41st  Annual Student Art Show” MDC InterAmerican Campus, Miami, Fl
“Women by Women” Group W-10, MDC Wolfson Campus, Miami, Fl. Curated by Yovani Bauta.
“Mares” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl. Curated by Baruj Salinas
“1st Annual FIU Art Show”, Miami, Fl
“African Beat” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl. Baruj Salinas Student Show.
2006
“Eyes of the South” Group W-10, Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
”85@85” miArte Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl “Zero Gravity” MDC Kendall Gallery, Miami, Fl
“Hispanic Heritage Exhibition” Group W-10, MDC Wolfson Gallery, Miami, Fl
“La Mirada del Sur” Group W-10, Cremata Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Fl
“Figuras Exhibition” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl “Art Exhibit” United Seniors of America Foundation, Miami, Fl
“Dos Orillas” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
“4th Annual” Discover Miami Festival, Miami, Fl
“Student Show” Green Library, Florida International University, Miami, Fl
“Alt Space” Design District, Miami, Fl. Curated by Tori Arpad
2005
“Masters Mystery Art Show” During Art Basel Miami.
“African Roots” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl “Flowers” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
“Emerging Artists” Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
“Beginner’s Luck” Dorsh Galley, Design District, Miami, Fl
“5th Annual Juried Student Art Show” MDC InterAmerican Campus, Miami, Fl
2004
“Annual Exhibition” MDC InterAmerican Campus, Baruj Salinas’ Class, Miami, Fl
2003
“Gallery Hall Exhibition” MDC InterAmerican Campus, Miami, Fl
“Student Show-Painting” MDC North Campus, Miami, Fl
2002
“Student Show-Photography” Books & Books, Coral Gables, Fl “Student Show-Photography” Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus.

ART FAIRS

2018

Scope, New York

Art Miami, Bernice Steimbaum Gallery

2017

Art New York, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

Palm beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

2016

Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

2015

Spectrum Art Fair, Conde Contemporary

Art Santa Fe Fair, Conde Contemporary. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Art in the Natural World and Cultured Settings, Art Wynwood Fair, Bernice Steinbaum Project Series

2014

Art Fair San Diego, Conde Contemporary, California

2012

Wynwood art Fair Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami Fl

2011

“In and out of Cuba” Art Miami Fair, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2017

Miaminewtimes.com/arts/bernice-steinbaum-returns-with-new-coconut-grove-gallery-9086079

Orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-lk-mount-dora-center-arts-shared-threads

2016

Theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/florida/articles/women-who-stole-the-spotlight-at-miami-art-week-2016/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=share

Miamiclasica.com/2016/12/05/universos-que-colisionan-en-art-basel-miami-2016/

Knightfoundation.org/articles/art-basel-miami-beach-2016

Artisabout.com/2016/07/01/talking-to-hear-our-threads-rattle/

Thecabbagepalm.com/blog/2016/11/10/textiles-equality-and-gallery-practices-a-conversation-with-bernice-steinbaum

2012
Bravo Tv, Gallery Girls, Sept 17th
International Artist visiting Central Academy Shinkshantar, Kota Newspaper, Rajasthan, India Sept 8th.
El diario la Jordana, Puebla Puebla July 24th.
Sculptures in the Garden. Written by Anne Tschida - BT Arts Editor Biscayne Times, Feb 6th.
Arte al dia. International Content Review, Feb 6, Written by Eduard Reboll
Faces, Miami Dade College Catalogue, by Carlos M. Cardenes
2011
Una Sobredosis de Arte, El nuevo Herald, front page. Daniel Shoer Roth. Dec 5tth
What’s Beautiful, Eduard Reboll, Tu Miami Blog, Sept 8th.
Age is Beauty at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, on Exhibit Aurora Molina’s Extraordinary Motion Dolls, Cecilia Paz, Miamiartblog, Set 14th.
Aurora Molina contra la Historia actual de la belleza, el Nuevo Herald Sunday Special Sept 25th, By Adriana Herrera
Karen Rifas and Aurora Molina Wow at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New Times, Carlos Suarez de Jesus, Sept 29th.
2010
Nagari Magazine, Illustration Issue 0
2009
Yo no tengo Razon Catalog, Universidad Europea de Madrid Art Department
Art Spain, http://www.artespain.com/tag/videoinstalacion
2008 
Aurora Molina y Diani Safdeye arte joven de Cuba y Colombia/ El Nuevo Herald, Galeria artes y letras by Elena Iglesias Thusrday October 02, 2008
“Veo la Sociedad como un Cancer” Express News , Comunidad
“Beyond Breast” Especial/El Nuevo Herald, Galeria artes y letras by Carlos M. Luis Sunday  July 6, 2008
“Beyond Breasts Exhibition” – Revista Aplausos Musica Llega Viernes culturales by Sandra Palacios Friday June 27, 2008
“Mas alla de los Senos/Beyond Breasts” Blog Los Lirios del jardin by Lopez
Ramos Thursday 24,2008
“I do, 2!” Exhibition at Tower Theater Gallery El Nuevo Herald, Galeria   Aplausos Thursday / May 15, 2008
“Maruchi Carmona y la vision femenina del Grupo W-10″ By Elena Iglesias
New Times/ June 2007 Little Havana Heights
2007            
“Textos y Cuerpos Cosidos”. Sec. Artes y Letras, Nuevo Herald/September
“Arte Contemporanea”. Sec. Cultura, La Prensa Grafica, San Salvador, El
Salvador/September
“Puentes Artisticos de Miami al Salvador”. Sec. Cultura, La Prensa Grafica, San
Salvador, El Salvador/August        
Art Center Bi-Weekly Newsletter/September-August
“Color Alternative: un espacio artistico que busca dinimizar Allapatah”, Revista
Aplausos. Nuevo Herald/August
“Little Havana Heights: Flourishing among kitsch, a couple of gems off   Calle
Ocho” Miami New Times. June 7, 20
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2007-06-07/culture/little-havana-heights
“10 Maneras de reinventar un traje de novia” Page 9D Galleria, Nuevo
Herald/May
“Surrounded by my People”,Secc. Galleria, El Nuevo Herald/May
“BFA Spring Show”, Miami Art Guide, May/June
“I Do, I Do”, Miami New Times/May
“I Do, I Do”, Aplausos Magazine, Nuevo Herald/May
“Musica, instalacion y escultura en Viernes Culturales”, Page-6D Galleria, Nuevo Herald/Mayo
2006             
“Inspiracion en Vidrio y Luz”, Page: 1E Section: Galeria, Nuevo Herald/November
“85@85”, Miami Art Guide, September/October

 

INTERVIEWS
2015

Wall street Journal

2011
Mdc Tv, Art Instructor classes and ideas, Aug 24th
2008  
“I Do, Too” http://www.cubaencuentro.com/es/mundo-cubano/cartelera/miami/exposicion-de-doce-artistas-latinoamericanas-bajo-la-tutela-del-cubano-yovani-bauta/(gnews)/1209573780
2007   
“I Do, I Do”, Desperita America, Univision, June.
“BFA Spring Show”, Quiereme Descalzi, AmericaTeve, May 8th, 2007, 4:pm-6:00pm.
“I Do, I Do”, Quiereme Descalzi, AmericaTeve, April, 4:00 pm- 6:00pm.
“I Do, I Do”, Canal 6, April.

EDUCATION

2014-2015

research.art.dialogue, Fall/Spring Semester
2008-2009

Master in Contemporary Arts, Universidad Europea de Madrid. Spain
2008-2009

AS Degree, Photography Technology. Miami Dade College, Miami, Fl
2007 

BFA in Mixed Media, Art, Minor in Art History.
2005-2007

Florida International University, Miami, Fl
2002-2004

Miami Dade College, Miami, Fl Associate in Arts Degree- Art

 

WORKSHOPS

2019

Back Strap Looming, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Natural Dyes, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

2016

Wet felting, Arnhem , Holland

2014

Hoja Lata, Oaxaca, Mexico

Calenda Puppets, Oaxaca, Mexico

Shadow Puppet, Yogjakarta, Indonesia

Batik, Kelik Batik, Yogjakarta, Indonesia

2013

Back Strap Loom, Santo Tomas Jaliza, Oaxaca, Mexico

Gold Leafing Retablos, Santa Ana Zegache, Oaxaca, Mexico

Barro Verde, Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico

Natural Pigment, Teotitlen del valle, Oaxaca, Mexico

Black Pottery, San Bartolo, Oaxaca, Mexico
2012
The Arts of Marionettes Workshop, University of Arts, Udaipur Rajasthan, India
Block Printing Workshop, Jaykirti Textiles & Clothes, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Minuature Painting Workshop, Master Artist Atjay, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Tie and Dye Workshop, Jaykirti Textiles & Clothes, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Kagzi Hand Made paper Ind. Workshop, , Sanganere, Rajasthan, India
Alebrijes Workshop, Maria and Jocabo de los Angeles, San Martin Tilcajete, Oxaca Mexico.
Photography workshop Roger Ballen, Fez, Morrocco
2011
Talavera Ceramics, Don Cesar State Certified Talavera Atelier, Puebla, Mexico.
Printing etchings and monotypes at California Printmakers, Miami, Fl

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY

2019

Trama Textile, Guatemala

2017

Sam Rit, Thailand

2016

Slak Ateliers, Arnhem Holland

Trama textile, Guatemala

2015

Intercambiador ACART, Madrid Spain

Textile Museum, Oxaca Mexico

2014

Arquetopia Residency, Oaxaca Mexico

Sewon Art Space, Indonesia

2013

Arquetopia Residency , Oaxaca Mexico

Arquetopia Educational Residency, Oaxaca Mexico
2012
Art in Jaipur, Jaipur, India
Arquetopia , Puebla, Oxaca Mexico
1000 Words Photography Magazine, Roger Ballen, Fez, Morrocco
2011
Arquetopia, Puebla Mexico
2010-2012
Deering Estate at Cutler

AWARDS

2018

Wave Maker, Locust Project

Access Grant

the Ellies

En residencia, Koubek Center 

2013

4th Place, Juror's Choice.

Fiber Optic, Broward, Fl

2008-2011
Artist Grant, TigerTail Production, Coconut Grove, Fl
2006
FIU Art Scholarship, Miami, Fl
2005
Honorable Mention, Art Exhibit Tower Theater, Miami, Fl
2003
Miami Dade Woman Club Scholarship, Miami, Fl
2003
Honor of Excellence from the Department of Fine Arts, Miami Dade College, Fl

 

ART EDUCATION 

Equip students  with valuable life skills and encourage creative and critical thinking. Expose students to career paths in the arts, teaching them job skills and high-school and college readiness. Support students’ initiative to instill confidence and inspire them to stay in school, go on to college and expose them to career paths within the arts.

 

Interview by Jade Villaremo

1) Full name and age.

Aurora Molina, 30 years old

 

2) Tell me more about yourself.

I love being around kids, elders and my sewing machines, i think i like to provide tools to kids and make every moment a learning experienced for them, when i'm around elderly i like to be educated and listen to their life's stories and sometimes that turns or has a big influence on my work, and of course when i am at the studio working the sound of the sewing machines and the rhythm block me out from being in the world outside. I can consider myself very fortunate for doing what i like to do, traveling and meeting people is a big part of my work and lately working with artisans and establish a relationship and a collaboration as part of my art practice had been definite in growing as an artist. I consider myself some type of archeologist or art-cheologist, looking into small stories and making them global through the artwork.

 

3) How long have you been doing artworks with embroidery?

I can say it all started on my second year at the University 2004, but i consider that time very experimental, i was not so much into creating artwork but understanding the how to make and puzzling up ideas into different mediums, so i will say 2006 i was defined as a fiber artist.

 

4) How long does it take you to finish an artwork?

It can take me from a couple of days to a year, depending if the artwork is more visceral or more research based.

 

5) Why did you choose embroidery as your medium?

I remember when i was 9years old and my mom signed me up for sewing classes, i loved it and then i did not want to stop, i got back home and my grandmother had an antique sewing machine, she had been a seamstress all her life, i sat down on the sewing machine and spent hours on it. Now that i think of it, is not only my grandmother's history that might have influenced me but the fact that i felt connected to the foot pedal of the machine, my hands, my eyes and brain where into it, it is a full circle and you have to be very attentive to control a mechanic equipment. Then when i was at the University, i took a fiber painting class and the sewing machine appeared again a art tool and a drawing tool and i remember getting hooked as i did when i was 9 years old. After i knew that was my medium i started to understand the traditions  and history of textile and where this played huge role in the history of woman, so now im chasing this history and researching different cultural traditions.

 

6) What is the best part about working with embroidery?

I like to bring back the traditions of womanhood and cultural traditions attached to embroidery, so every time im working this is the set off to create something.

 

7) What is the most challenging part about working with embroidery?

I think is to educate people and have them understand to break the stereotypes of the artist, people still see my work and refer to me as a painter.

 

8) Any advice you can give to aspiring young artist?

It is truly important to understand the context of your work and understand the historical context of art. I would say to artist that are starting their careers to look into the many pixels of our history and see what is mostly important to look into according with each particular persons' history and dwell on it to see what part of history they can reinvent, considering the medium mostly important as part o the concept of the artwork