About

nestor siré

(*1988), Born in Nuevitas, Camagüey. Cuba
Lives and works in Havana

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About

Nestor Siré

(*1988), Born in Nuevitas, Camagüey. Cuba

Lives and works in Havana

BIENNIALS_

2023 – TheWrong Biennale, Unarchive Pavilion, Graz, Austria (Coming Soon)

2022 – II Biennial of Warsaw, Seeing Stones and Places Beyond the Valley, Poland (with Steffen Körn)

2018 – 12th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2017 – 17th Curitiba Biennale, Curitiba, Brazil

2015 – 1st Asuncion Biennial, Asuncion, Paraguay

2015 – 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

 

SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS [selection 2015/23]_

2023 – Made in Taiwan | 台灣製造, Chinese American Museum of Chicago, US (in collaboration with Cathy Hsiao)

2023 – MEMORIA, Aksioma- Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

2023 – Fragil Connections, OSMO/ZA and Liudmila Art and Science Laboratory, Ljubljana, Slovenia (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

2023 – Offline Games, The Voult, in Art Week Mexico City, Mexico

2022 – Connectify/ Free_Wi-Fi [poetry]. O, Miami, US

2021 – Basic Necessities, The Photographers Gallery, London, UK (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

2019 – ARCA [archive], Gorria Gallery, Cuba (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2018 – Common Good [La_red-SNET], School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. Wichita State University. Kansas, US

2018 – ARCA [archive], Triple Canopy, New York, US (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2018 – Five essays of Conceptual Photography in Collaboration, Villena Gallery, Plaza de Armas, Havana. Cuba (in collaboration with Yonlay Cabrera)

2018 – !!!Section A R T E [No. 11 + Rhizome], Rhizome, New Museum, New York, US (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2017 – 17. (SEPT) [By WeistSiréPC]™, Queens Museum, New York, US (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2017 – Systeme D, l’Institut français and Two Seas, Marseille, France

2016 – Habitat, Fucina des Artistas, Havana, Cuba (in collaboration with Chuli Herrera and Mauricio Vega)

2015 – Deathmatch DOTA 2, Start Game, Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba

COLLECTIVE SHOWS [selection 2015/23]_

2023 – Out of Scale, Transmediale, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

2022 – InterAktion – Kuba, Schloss Sacrow, Germany

2022 – From the Real Museum to the Imaginary Museum, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

2022 – Site de Rencontre avec l’art, Musée d’art de Rouyn-Noranda (MA), Québec, Canada

2022 – REVOLUTION V52, Digitale Zone and Lunique, Marseille, France

2021 – Interregnum: between emergence and contamination, Artis (Digital Platform), New York, US

2021 – Museum of Democracy, nGbK neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2021 – Multimedia Encounters, UCL, Multimedia Anthropology Lab, London, UK

2020 – Disobey Orders, Save the Artists, Manifesta 13 (Program), The American Gallery, Marseille, France

2020 – Imperfect Cinema: Respond, Work, Play. Perlman Museum, US

2019 – NEWS, ETC., Moisés Pérez de Albeniz Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2019 – SDR, !!!STRUCTURING – DES-STRUCTURING – ReESTRUCTURING, Empedrado 458, Havana, Cuba

2019 – Greetings from Cuba, Klubovna Gallery, Czech Republic

2019 – Yungas, Inventions (against) art, Malba, Fundación Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Argentina

2018 – Just in Time (To Play), El Oficio, Havana, Cuba

2018 – Offline Browser, Hong Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2018 – Internet Yami-Ichi at NADA Art Fair, Rhizome, New York, US

2017 – 7th Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art, Center for the Development of Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba

2017 – Experiments in Cinema v12.3, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

2016 – The political potential of the image: video art in Cuba in the 2000s, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, UNAM. Mexico

2016 – UNTREF Electronic Arts Award, MCI, MUNTREF, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 – 62nd Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

2016 – Negative Horizon, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2016 – The mother of all arts, Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana, Cuba

2015 – ¿Cuál es tu necesidad? Arsenal Studio, Havana, Cuba

2015 – Observatori d’Es Baluard, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Mallorca, Spain

2015 – 5th Edition of Samples-Mexico: Telekinesis-Shared Video Actions, Itinerant, Mexico

GRANTS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES [selection 2015/23]_

2023 – Residency, TOKAS, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan (Coming Soon)

2023 – Grants, Ignite Fund, Chicago, USA

2022 – Residency, FountainHeadarts, Miami, US

2021 – Grants, CrossCulture Programme, IFA, Germany

2020 – Residency, The Camargo Core Foundation, Casisis, France

2019 – Award, Guy Pérez Cisneros National Criticism and Curatorship, Havana, Cuba

2018 – Award, Media Arts Assistance Fund Grant, New York Council on the Arts, US

2016 – Award, Visa for Creation, l’Institut Français, Paris, France

2016 – Residency, Dos Mares, Marseille, France

PUBLISHED ARTICLES [selection 2015/23]_

2022 – The Book of X: Packaging Across Networks: Tracing Strategies and Curatorial Intelligences of the Cuban Paquete Semanal, (in collaboration with Gaia Teodone anf Nicolas Malevé)

2022 – The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology: Swap It on WhatsApp: The Moral Economy of Informal Online Exchange Networks in Contemporary Cuba, (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

2022 – American Anthropologist: Fragile connections: Community computer networks, human infrastructures, and the consequences of their breakdown in Havana, (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

2022 – American Anthropologist: Screen Walks: Conducting “Research in Motion” in Digital Environments, (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

2021 – Weird Economies: !!!Cuban Creativity [Practices of innovation in a context of alegality]

2021 – Unthinking Photography: Messaging grups and the digital black-market in Cuba, (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

2020 – Triple Canopy: Proyecto DATA, (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2020 – RIALTA: Columna !!!Sección ARTE (finished in 2021)

2018 – Frieze: Permission to Participate: What it Takes for a Cuban Artist to Exhibit Abroad, (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2017 – Artforum: Julia Weist and Nestor Siré discuss their project on El Paquete Semanal, (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2017 – Art in America: Packet Switching: Cuba’s Offline Internet, (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

CURATORSHIPS_

2022 – 5 DeadDrops [H4v4n4], !!!ARTE Section [No. 37], Weekly Package (in collaboration with Aram Bartholl)

2021 – Disconnected Experiences, Ars Electronica, Garden Cuba, Linz, Austria

2019 – !!!Act [No. 22], !!!ARTE Section in the Weekly Package, Havana, Cuba

2017 – Experiments in Cinema v12.3 (The Cubano Edition), Basement Films, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS [selection 2015/23]_

 

2023.

Localising the Internet, Lecture at OSMO/ZA and Ljudmilalab as part of the program Tactics & Practice #14: Scale organized by Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

Digital Ethnography (for artists), Workshop at Academy of Fine Arts and Design, UL, Video, Animation and New Media, as part of the program Tactics & Practice #14: Scale organized by Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

2022.

Gobernanza de datos: hacia una agenda del común, Javeriana University, Bogotá, Colombia

CAAP Program´s “Inside Innovative Minds”, SAIC´s School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US

Computer and Social Sciences Classes, University of Toronto, Canada

Public Talk at York University’s Glendon Campus, Toronto, Canada

Working from Home, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Understanding SNET [Yhe human infrastructures behind Cuba’s alternative computer networks], II Biennial Conference in Warsaw, Poland (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

Simon Dennys Student Workshop, KFBK Hamburg, Germany (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

Alternative Digital Practices in the Context of Disconnection, Conference Eye & Mind Laboratory for Visual Anthropology, Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

2021.

Punto de Acceso, Seminar #2 CryptoISLA, Forum on blockchain technology in Cuba

Cables, Waves, Hard Drives and Tattoos or how to trace the post-photographic image across network, Hybrid Online and Offline Workshop, Swiss National Science Foundation and Lucerne School of Art and Design, Switzerland (in collaboration with Gaia Teodone and Nicolas Malevé)

+Packaging Across Networks [online, via Telegram channel], Workshop developed as part of the collaborative program Critical Tracing and the Post-Photographic image, Swiss National Science Foundation and Lucerne School of Art and Design, Switzerland (in collaboration with Gaia Teodone and Nicolas Malevé)

+Packaging Across Networks [Weekly Package/!!!ARTE Section], Conference at Lucerne School of Art and Design, Switzerland

OF SNEAKERNETS and Copy Houses: Offline Media Distribution, Symposium TIMES OF HANDS

Entonos digitales offline en Cuba, Etnografía Digital, UNAM, Mexico (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

Punto de Acceso, Seminar #1 pinchadolaburbuja, Forum on Digital Literacy in Cuba

Now you’re playing with power, Conference at GAIA, Argentina (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

Exploring digital connectivity with the help of desktop cinema, Conference at Multimedia Encounters: Experimental Approaches to Ethnographic Research, London, UK (in collaboration with Steffen Körn)

2020.

VI Rebirth Forum Havana, Workshop Good use of networks, Tercer Paraíso, Cuba

Screen Walks, Conference at Fotomuseum Winterthur and The Photographer Gallery, London, UK (in collaboration with Gaia Tedone)

Tracing archives of consciousness: Six Cuban Artists, Lecture at The Fairfield University Art Museum, Connecticut, USA (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2019.

Lecture at PLAYLAB, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands

Behind the Net [the Package] _Building a country offline, Workshop at DATA, ArtEZ Academy for Art and Design, The Netherlands

Contemporary diplomacy and the arts: Forging and sustaining impactful institutional Partnerships between the United States and Cuba, Lecture at ICFAD’s 56th (in collaboration with Royce Smith)

2018.

Offline Media Dissemination. Art Basel, Miami, US (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

Lecture at MIT, Open Documentary Lab and Program in Art, Cultural and Technology, Massachusetts, USA (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

Lecture at New York University, Digital Communications + Media, Department of Technology, Culture, and Society, La Habana, Cuba

Lecture at Faculty of Arts and Letters, Art History, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba.

Art for the offline Internet, Lecture at The New Museum, New York, USA (in collaboration with Julia Weist)

2017.

!!!Informal Media Cultures and Contemporary Art in Cuba, Conference at PLAS, Princeton University, USA

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