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Upcoming: Mónica's short fiction on Hannah Arendt translated by Margaret Randall in THE OVAL PORTRAIT -an anthology by Soleida Ríos.

Mónica's panel intervention at "Art for the Offline Internet. El Paquete Semanal on The Download", organized by Rhizome. With Julia Weist, Nestor Sire Mederos, and Paul Soulellis. THURSDAY, 02/01/18, 7PM. See video of the event here. Read More here:

Mónica's curatorial intervention Underdevelopment (Video Installation)

“Underdevelopment” mini-exhibition of Cuban cinematic pieces, with an emphasis on the technology involved in their production and distribution.

Mónica on El Paquete's Art Gallery at Cuban Counterpoints.

Visual Artist Nestor Siré has set up an art gallery in today’s most popular Cuban media. El Paquete is a 1 Terabyte size changing database of digital content, mostly pirated, and transferred informally through USB external hard drives.

We Can Be Fictions, ongoing (with Melanie Crean)

The We Can Be Fictions project explores the intricacies involved with artistic, economic and political relationships through the metaphor of a romance between a Cuban and American couple. The overall narrative, told through letters, images, maps, and rule sets for performance games, will be based on a series of communications between myself and the Cuban writer Lizabel Monica. The plot involves a young American filmmaker who meets an aspiring Cuban politician in early 1990’s Havana, during the country’s Special Period. As the Filmmaker gets increasingly involved in reporting on Guantanamo Bay, and the Politician rises in ranks of the Castros’ Cuba, the two correspond, conflating references to their relationship with the intense, secret negotiations said to occur regularly between Cuban and American officials about the use and maintenance of Guantanamo Bay. 

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