ACADEMIC BACKGROUND University of Miami, 1996 Ph.D. Philosophy University of Miami, 1988-1990 Master's degree in Music Montclair State College, New Jersey, 1985-1987 Mathmatics graduate courses Manhattan School of Music, New York, 1983-1985 Violin Performance Edison College, New Jersey, 1982-1986 B.A. in Humanities Institute Superior de Arte, Havana, 1977-1980 M.A. in Music University of Havana, 1980 B.S. in Mathematics Institute Nacional de Arte, Havana, 1976 B.A. in Music
PROFESSIONAL 1991-Present: Assistant Professor of Philosophy-Humanities at M-DCC Wolfson PUBLICATIONS 1997: Doctoral dissertation abstract - University of Miami. 1996: Rending Conceptualism & Reality: Appearing in MPF, catalog for Steve Bollman's, Ambrosino Gallery 1995: Juan-Si: Altars Alter: Exhibition Catalog M-DCC Interamerican Campus, by Juan-Si 9/21- 12/1/95 1995: The Civil Society after Communism: (Editorial work for Catalogo de Letras) - A literary magazine published in Miami. 1994: Dialogo o Embargo: Mala Fé Buena Fé e lntransigencia (Article published in Catalogo de Letras - Same as above. 1994: Ayer en Miami: Objetividad e lntransigencia (Article Published in the Opinion Section of El Nuevo Herald) 1993: Que Podemos Hacer?: Un Reporte de Urgencia - (Imprimatur Press, Miami) - A political-philosophical treatise based on the Cuban experience 1993: De Cuba a Cuba: El Arte Como Puente (Catalog text for exhibition at Cuban Museum of Art and Culture) 1992: La Bete - (Art Works, Miami) - feature interview, eight pages of original drawings and cover design of South Florida's Journal of the Arts. 1991: Art & The Interstice - first published book on aesthetics which explores the dynamics of artistic creation. VIOLIN PERFORMANCE & COMPOSITION 3/97: SpeechActs:Arias in a White Box - Performance for violin and narrator featuring Tom Pepper, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami. 11/96: Night of the Phantasmatic Purities - Set of five pieces for symphony orchestra - a tribute to the Miami Beach nightclubbing. Conducted by Tom Sleeper. 4/96: Sucking Stones - Subtropics Festival. A piece for narrator and violin, featuring Tom Pepper. 11/94: One Thousand Nights - Kip Hanrahan's album featuring Don Pullen, Robbie Ameen, Ruben Blades, Jack Bruce and others. 2/93: Exotica - Kip Hanrahan's album featuring Don Pullen, Jack Bruce, Arto Lindsey, Robbie Ameen and others. 1/93: Radio City with Cachao & Co. - lst Violin/Concert Master. 11/92: Exotica - European Tour with Kip Hanrahan - Macedonia, Frankfurt, Brussels, Holland 7/92: Andy Garcia Presents Cachao Lopez & His Mambo Orchestra - lst Violin/Concert Master - James L. Knight Center - Miami, Florida. 1991: Homage to the Cuban Danzon - Performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Lincoln Center - New York. Sudwestmusik - New Music Meeting '91 - Live in Mainz, Germany. A group of musicians from all over the world met and collaborated for two weeks. Kip Hanrahan Group - European Tour '91 - Tour thirteen European countries. 3rd Annual Subtropics Music Festival - World-premiere composition Interstice 1990: Kip Hanrahan European Tour '90 - with guest artists Jack Bruce and Sting - Germany, France and Italy. Kip Hanrahan's Tenderness Album - Recording Session - New York City. Cuban Museum of Art & Culture - Solo Violin Recital - Miami, Florida. 2nd Annual Subtropics Music Festival - Violin performance - Miami Beach. Miami Arts Asylum Presents - Alfredo Triff and Flores Chaviano - Improvisational violin and classical guitar - Cameo Theater, Miami Beach. 1990 South Florida AIDS Quilt Tour - Improvisational performance with percussionist Nelson Diaz, Center for the Fine Arts - Miami, Florida. 1989: Eddie Palmieri Album - Polygram Record's Recording Session - New York City. Southeastern Composer's League Forum - Violin performance - FIU 1987: New Generation in Concert - Featured artist at Dade County Auditorium, 1979: Autumn of Warsaw Festival - Ante Vivo Group - Violin performance - Warsaw, Poland. 1978: Musican collaborations and seminars with composers Luigi Nono, Kristoff Pendercki and Leo Brower as part of the Casa de las American Interchange with foreign artists - Havana, Cuba. 1976-8:Co-founder and member of Grupo Arte Vivo, musical trio which grew to become one of the most recognized contemporary music groups in Cuba. EXHIBITIONS 5/94: Triff/Ray - Two-man exhibition of drawings at the Alliance, Miami Beach. 4/93: Fuera del Juego - Group exhibition of Cuban artists at the Galeria Nacional de Arte Contemporaneo - San Jose, Costa Rica. 12/92: Cipher Theory for Art - exhibition with Gene Ray, Cuban Museum, Miami. 9/92: Kill Your Television - Group show of video installations, screened tapes and video performances, curated bv Bill Orcutt for the Alliance For Media Arts, North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami. 1991: Artists of La Bete - Invitational group exhibit at the South Florida Film Alliance Artists Pro Genesis II - Invitational group exhibit and art auction for terminal AIDS patients. Metropolitan Museum of Art - Coral Gables, Florida. Miami Arts Asylum 1-Year Anniversary Celebration - Cameo Theater. Beauty Occurs in the Interstice - A solo exhibition of mixed-media paintings and works on paper at the Borders Gallery - Coral Gables, Florida. 1990: Sonata Allegro - Solo exhibit of paintings at the Garabato Theater - Miami. 1986: Hispanic Artists Exhibit, Collection of drawings, Riveron Arts Center, NYC. PERFORMANCE 1990: Burial Performance piece with artist/musician Nelson Diaz, combining amplified violin & percussion, action painting, theater, video and human form. 1990: Sonata Allegro - Premiere and month-long run at the Garabato Theater Miami. PROJECTS Black Box - A month long conceptual intervention at South Florida Arts Center, consisting of weekly art exhibitions, performances, poetry readings, panel discussions, and contemporary film series. The space worked as a book and music store and coffee house. It featured artists such as Susana Baca from Peru, Carmelita Tropicana from NYC and Regina Frank from Germany. PERSONAL Born: Havana, Cuba Speaks: Spanish, English, French, reading proficiency in German.
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