Born in Havana, Cuba, Prof. Anita Guerra lives and works in Rome, Italy. She has shown extensively in Italy, in the Caribbean and in the United States, particularly with “C.A.F.E.” an itinerant group of Cuban artists founded by Leandro Soto.
Her works hang in collections at the National Museum of Sacred Art, Celano, Aquila; Centre d’Etudes Saint Louis de France, Rome; Pricewaterhouse Cooper, NYC, The Caproni Museum in Trento and in many private collections in Europe, South America and the United States. Her installation “Volo di Libri” won the Sculpture Prize at the Biblioteca Angelica in 2015. Since 2012 Guerra has been experimenting with various surfaces and materials to convey nostalgia, loss and transformation. Among many current projects, she is writing an illustrated family memoir.
M.F.A. in Painting (cum laude) from Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
B.F.A. in Painting (cum laude) from Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
Completed four of those years in Italy
2018 “Under Another Roof”at IA&A at Hillyer, Washington DC, USA and “Under the Same Roof” at Sala 1, Rome, Italy
2016 “Mi Cuba, La Mia Italia” Solo Exhibit for Italian Cultural Week, Casa de la Obra Pía, Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
I am an artist who has moved a lot and has lived in different cultures. I gather the various fragments of linguistic, geographic, political and emotional experiences; fluctuating alliances and identities and attempt to unite them in my paintings and multi-media installations. Lately, as a metaphor for our life-journey, I paint or embroider the human figure suspended in space, on surfaces of gauze, glass, mosquito netting, canvas, wood and found objects. Each layer aims to bridge the past to the present and in their connection, to create a viable path towards the future.
2011 Herrera O’Reilly, Andrea, “CAFE–Cuban Artists Across the Diaspora: Setting the Tent Against the House” The University of Texas Press, Austin, TX USA
2018 “Live Social” Artisti Romani di Rome Art Week. di Emilio Giordano. Radio Roma Capitale
2016 “Vitrales” Cultural Program created by Katia Cárdenas Radio Emisora Cuba. Anita Guerra , live radio interview about “Mi Cuba, La Mia Italia” Havana, Cuba
2016 “I Giochi dell’Armonia” Cultural Program created by Alessandra Petitta of Vatican Radio. Anita Guerra , live radio interview about exhibit “Volver a Cuba” Rome, Italy http://it.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/05/27/pagine,_fogli,_parole_sognare...
2018 Recipient of the Presidential Award for Arts and Humanities from Temple
University comprising a painting and research trip to Havana, Miami and Philadelphia for my illustrated family memoir, “Tres Patrias” (temporary title).