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GeoVanna Gonzalez

2022 Florida Fellow

GeoVanna Gonzalez

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Miami, Florida



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Artist Statement

GeoVanna Gonzalez is a Miami/Berlin-based artist. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design. Her work desires to connect private and public space through interventionist, participatory art with an emphasis on collaboration and collectivity. She builds installations that are designed for non-directive play in order to express the potential of our embodied cognition. She references architecture and design by reflecting on how the voids in the spaces we inhabit affect our everyday. Through her work she addresses the shifting notions of gender and identity, intimacy and proximity, and forms of communication and miscommunication in today’s technological and consumer culture. Her most recent work performs these possibilities by collaborating with movement and sound based artists. These improvisations are political acts, analyzing and critiquing what it means to share public space as womxn, queer folks and people of color.


"GeoVanna Gonzalez was born in Los Angeles, California and lives and works in Miami, Florida. Gonzalez received a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design (2011). Selected solo exhibitions include: “HOW TO: Oh, look at me” (2021), Locust Projects, Miami, Florida; “Where we open every window” (2019), Gr_und, Berlin, Germany; “PLAY, LAY, AYE: ACT I” (2019), Bass Museum, Miami, Florida. Selected group exhibitions include: “Common Space” 2021, Oolite Arts, Miami, Florida; “without architecture, there would be no stonewall; without architecture, there would be no brick” (2021), Station Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; “2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium”(2020), NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Gonzalez received awards and residencies from: A WaveMaker grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation and Locust Projects (2020); The Ellies Visual Arts award from Oolite Arts (2020); The South Florida Cultural Consortium from Miami Dade County (2020). Artist residencies included: Franconia Sculpture Park (2022), Shafer, Minnesota; Santa Fe Art Institute Residency (2022), Santa Fe, New Mexico and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (2022), Omaha, Nebraska and work is in collections at Miami-Dade County Art in Public Place (2021), Miami, Florida; and University of Maryland Art Gallery (2019), Museum in College Park, Maryland.