Rodríguez-Casanova, Leyden

Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova (b. 1973 Havana): Trained at the Ringling School of Art and Design and the New World School of the Arts, Rodríguez-Casanova has been an artist-in-residence at the Centre International d'Accueil et d'Échanges des Recollets in Paris, the Capri Palace in Italy and the Vermont Studio Center.
He has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including installations at Socrates Sculpture Park and Sculpture Center in New York, and at Locust Projects and the David Castillo Gallery in Miami. His work is in the permanent collections of CIFO: The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, The Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and the Bass Museum of Art. He received the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual & Media Arts in 2004 and 2011. Also in 2011, he was awarded a Knight Arts Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for Dimensions Variable, an exhibition space he founded and co-directs. Rodríguez-Casanova moved from Cuba to the United States during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. He lives and works in Miami. (Cintas for art, 2010-11)

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