Photo: Oriol Tarridas, Courtesy of CIFO

Emerging Artist Award Recipient


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Sandra Nakamura was born in 1981 in Peru, and currently lives and works out of Lima. Her work derives from the critical analysis of spatial, social and economic conditions that shape our sense of identity and permanence. The everyday fragility, the symbolic and real meanings of property and the imminent transformation of the urban environment, are recurrent elements in her drawings, installations, and interventions. Sandra Nakamura was nominated by Sharon Lerner.


Photo courtesy of the artist





A Look Inside:

Born  Peru, 1981

Education M.F.A. Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany. (2008). | B.A. University of California San Diego, United States. (2003).

Awards  Grants & Commissions Program Award (Emerging artist). CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016). | Research grant. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Lima, Peru. (2009). | Grant for production of site-specific interventions. Museo de Arte de Lima + Centro Fundación Telefónica. Lima, Peru. (2009). | Residency. Center for Contemporary Art. Kitakyushu, Japan. (2009). | Postgraduate grant. Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Berlin, Germany. (2008). | Production grant. ARTIUM: Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2007-2008). 

Selected Exhibitions  Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition. CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016). | Museo de Arte de Lima. Lima, Peru. (2015). Palazzo Dolfin Bolani. Venice, Italy. (2015). | IV Bienal del Fin del Mundo. Ushuaia-Mar del Plata, Argentina. (2014-15). | Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Lima (MALI). Lima, Peru. (2013). |ARCO Madrid. Madrid, Spain. (2012). | XI Cuenca Biennial. Cuenca, Ecuador. (2011). | I Biennial of The Americas. Denver, Colorado. (2010). | CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art. San Francisco, California. (2010). | Centro Cultural del Matadero. Huesca, Spain. (2006).



Installation View:

Colorless to White (2016)
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
Photos: Oriol Tarridas, Courtesy of CIFO