Bio

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons (Matanzas, Cuba, 1959) is a Cuban artist expatriated in United States, long-time based between Cuba, Boston, MA, and Nashville, TN.
After attending an educational path at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba, and at the Massachusetts College of Art, Painting & Media Arts in Boston, Campos-Pons has undertaken an intense career of solo and group exhibitions as a performer and multimedia artist, taking part into several art Biennials and manifestations and acknowledging prestigious recognitions and awards worldwide. Among the several teaching experiences in Cuban and U.S. esteemed Universities, in 2017 Campos-Pons obtained the Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowd Chair of Fine Arts at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she currently teaches.
Among the international art events she attended from United States to Europe to Africa and Middle East, her participation at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013 with the multimedia project “53+1=54+1=55. Letter of The Year” curated together with Neil Leonard was fundamental. Several International Biennials would follow in the next years.
The work of Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons is today included in several public collections, including the MOMA in New York,  which has recently reconfirmed its support through a new acquisition in October 2022, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the Art Institute in Chicago, the National Gallery of Canada, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Miami Art Museum, the Fogg Art Museum in Boston and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, which boasts the acquisition of the installation “Bar Matanzas Sound Map” presented by the artist at documenta14 in Athens and Kassel in 2017.

Works

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled, 2019, watercolor on paper, 40×27 cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, “Conversation”, 1997/2002, polaroid diptych, 82 x 56 cm each.

 María Magdalena Campos-Pons, “Carta Natal 7/26/1953, 7/22/1959, 7/13/1989, 7/11/2021”, 2021, mixed media, photo transfer, watercolor,
ink, gouache, BFKR archivepaper. 5 panels 111,5 x 76 cm each. Unique installation, 111,5 x 380 cm.

 María Magdalena Campos-Pons, “Mother Tree. Rooted by the Spine”, 2019/20, mixed media on archive watercolor paper, triptych, 66 x 101,5 cm each.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, “Because the human body is a tree Spring Awakening” III, 2019/20, mixed media on arches watercolor paper, three single works, 106,5 x 114,5 cm each.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Nesting #2, 2000, polaroid, triptych, 82x56cm each.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Red Composition, 1997, polaroid, triptych, 82x56cm each.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Deluge Rain, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Extreme Weather, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – El Secreto, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Atardecer, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #2, 2017, watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 126x168cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #6, 2017, watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 126x168cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Catch of the day #3, 2016, acrylic, watercolor and gouache on Fabriano paper, 87x118cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, A reason why Janet Jackson should move to the Veneto region: a wardrobe malfunction early on go unnoticed, 2006, gouache, pencil, watercolor and fabric on paper, 211x153cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Deconstructing Louis Vuitton – El Chino, 2006, gouache, ink and Louis Vuitton bags logos, 85×64,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos Pons, When I Am Not Here Estoy Alla, 1997, polaroid, triptych, 83x60x2 cm each.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Nesting #1, 2000, polaroid, triptych, 82×56 cm each.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, “Because the human body is a tree Spring Awakening” I, 2019/20, mixed media on arches watercolor paper, three single works, 106,5 x 114,5 cm each.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, “Farrar’s garden to 2,24,8”, 2019/20, mixed media on archive watercolor paper, triptych, 75 x 100 cm each.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – La Ola Monstruosa, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Embrace, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Secrets, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Centrifugal Force, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Clouds, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #4, 2017, watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 113x155cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Catch of the day #1, 2016, ink, watercolor and gouache on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 100x65cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Catch of the day #4, 2016, acrylic, watercolor and gouache on Fabriano paper, 69x89cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Invocazione alla questura – Rita of Nigeria, 2006, mixed media on paper, 111 x 181cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Glass Forest #1, 2012, mixed media on paper, 76x57cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Glass Forest #4, 2012, mixed media on paper, 76x57cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Juxtaposition #1, 2006, photographic print on paper, 83×63 cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Juxtaposition #2, 2006, photographic print on paper, 83×63 cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Juxtaposition #3, 2006, photographic print on paper, 93,5×63 cm.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, “Because the human body is a tree Spring Awakening” II, 2019/20, mixed media on arches watercolor paper, three single works, 106,5 x 114,5 cm each.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Fire Pit, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – La Ira de Chango & Zeus, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Pajaro de Atenas, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Captiva – Reflection, 2016, mixed media on Arches archive paper, 106,5×75,5cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #3, 2017, ink and watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 116x115cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled #5, 2017, watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper, 126x168cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Catch of the day #2, 2016, acrylic, watercolor and gouache on Fabriano paper, 75,5x89cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Il pane è vita. zucchero and company are good, 2006, mixed media on paper, 113x152cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Glass Forest #2, 2012, mixed media on paper, 76x57cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Glass Forest #13, 2012, mixed media on paper, 76x57cm.

Marìa Magdalena Campos-Pons, Going Platinum, 2006, silver leaf, pencil and watercolour on paper, 208x137cm.