sandra bermudez

17 E. 63 street
NY NY 10021

biography awards education
artist’s statement bibliography and lectures web resources
selected exhibitions selected collections

Galleries in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Minneapolis have exhibited my work. El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Fine Arts of Florida, San Diego Art Institute, Holter Museum Of Art and the Delaware Center of Contemporary Arts exhibited my self-portraits during 2000. I won the Juror’s prize at the Women in the Visual Arts Exhibit and am currently participating in the AIM program of the Bronx Museum, which will conclude in an exhibit.
This year I was a speaker at the Women's Caucus for the Arts Conference, in Chicago. I will also be exhibiting new work in New York, Boston, Michigan, Colombia, Uruguay; and will have a solo exhibit at The Project Room in New York and another one in Colombia
artist’s statement
These self-portraits explore the relationship between the private and the public identity of the female body. The images examine the implications of finding a common ground where the dichotomy of being seen, the male gaze, and seeing oneself might meet. I explore the visual identities of gender and sexuality, by analyzing the body as a construct of the rules of beauty and polite conduct.
selected exhibitions
2001 AIM 21, Bronx Museum of the Arts. New York, USA. (Catalogue)
Curators: Marysol Nieves, Lydia Yee and Edwin Roman.
SPUNKY, Exit Art. New York, USA
Curator: Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo.
A FLOR DE PIEL, Generous Miracles Gallery. New York, USA. (Catalogue)
Curator: Henrique Faria
I-ME-MY Centro Cultural Molino de Perez. Montevideo, Uruguay. (Catalogue)
Curator: Alejandro Cesarco.
DOMESTICA, Luis Angel Arango. Bogota, Colombia. (Catalogue)
Curator: Jose Ignacio Roca
DOCUMENTA USA, Museum of New Art. Detroit, USA
Curator: Jef Bourgeau
TWEAKED, The White Room-Oresanz Foundation. New York, USA. (Catalogue)
Curator: Hayley Zelikovitz
SKIN Alianza Francesa. Bogota, Colombia. *
Curator: Jose Ignacio Roca
THE HEIGHTS, Baldwin Gallery. New York, NY
Curators: Henrique Faria, Ruth Newman, Fatima Bercht
NO LIVE GIRLS, Show World. New York, USA
Curator: J. Mcdonald
FIGURATIVE EXPLORATION, Monique Goldstrom Gallery. New York, USA
Curator: Monique Goldstrom
TABOO, Museum of New Art. Michigan, USA
Curator: Jef Bourgeau
SELF-PORTRAITS, The Project Room at The Phoenix Gallery. New York, USA. *
PERISCOPE, The Coolidge. MA, USA
Curators: Andrew Lynn, Caz McIntee and Dina Williams
*Solo exhibit.
2000 THE S-FILES, El Museo del Barrio. New York, USA. (Catalogue)
Curators: Deborah Cullen and Yasmin Ramirez.
COMBINED TALENTS, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida, USA
Curator: Jean D. Young
New York, USA.
Curators: Marilynn Gelfman Karp and Carlo Lamagna
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, USA
Curator: Kaye Benton
SHE-ELLA.COM, M Gallery. New York, USA
Curator: Tod Roulette
ANA, Holter Museum of Art. Montana, USA
Curator: Lucy Lippard
NURTUREART IN NOHO, Golding Gallery. New York, USA.
Curators: Adam Baumgold, Marilynn Gelfman Karp and Irene Nikolai.
ABOUT FACE, Delaware Center of Contemporary Arts. Delaware, USA
Curator: Dede Young and Sunny Kim.
INSTIGATING BANALITY, Cesar Chavez Art Center. San Francisco, USA
Curator: Wendy Fong
WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS, Erector Square Gallery. New Haven, USA
Curator: Lisa Denison, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Guggenheim Museum.
Curator: The Agency/Lisa Hooper
SHARING THE VISION, Cooper Union. New York, USA
Curator: Margaret Bodell
BRUSH STROKES, South Shore Cultural Center. Chicago, USA
Curator: Nicole Garneau.
E-MONA, Museum of New Art. Michigan, USA
Curator: Jef Bourgeau
SHUTTER: PHOTOGRAPHY 2000, No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA
Curator: Tasha McNutt
1999 PHOTOGRAPHY AS ART, Asian American Arts Center, New York, USA.
Curator: Gerald Pryor
GROUP SHOW, Washington East Galleries, New York, USA.
Curators: Marilynn Gelfman Karp, Ruth Newman and George Robinson.
CHINA IN PHOTOGRAPHY, Chinese Photographer’s Association, Beijing, China.
1998 SALON REGIONAL DE ARTISTAS, Estacion de la Sabana. Bogota, Colombia
SELF-PORTRAIT, Macy Gallery. New York, USA
1997 FALL ANNUAL, Columbia University. New York, USA
2001 Artists in the Marketplace. BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS. NewYork, USA
2000 Juror’s Prize. WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS, Erector Square Gallery. New Haven, USA. Curator: Lisa Denison, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Guggenheim Museum.
First Prize. NATIONAL JURIED SHOW, Art Center of New Jersey. New Jersey, USA. Juror: Melissa Marino
1997 Finalist in Photographer’s Forum Photography Competition.
bibliography and lectures
Lecture, “Self-portraiture” Women’s Caucus for the Arts Conference. Chicago 2001
Cultura vernácula. El cuarto del Quenepón Junio 2001 - Septiembre 2001
Aaron Van Dyke, Shutter, Artzine. Spring 2000
Editorial, Vida SoHo July 2000
Editorial, Artistas del Salon Regional XX Salon regional de Artistas 1998
Best of College Photography Annual 1997 Photographer’s Forum Magazine 1997
Editorial, Highlights Glamour May 1994
selected collections
Casa de las Americas. La Habana, Cuba
Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University. New Jersey
Museo Contemporáneo del Mercosur. Buenos Aires, Argentina
New York University-ICP. New York, USA. M.A. Studio Art. 1999.
Columbia University, New York, USA. M.A. Art Education. 1996
Istituto Artistico dell’abbigliamento Marangoni, Milano, Italia. B.F.A. 1994.
web resources