Carlos Martiel (Havana, 1989) is a performance artist graduated from the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana (2009). He studied at the Cátedra Arte de Conducta, directed by artist Tania Bruguera.
His works have been showcased at the Havana, Pontevedra, Liverpool and Casablanca biennials, as well as Bogota’s «La Otra» Biennial and the International Performance Art Biennale in Houston. He has had solo exhibitions and performances at Y Gallery (New York), Samsøn Projects (Boston), Robert Miller Gallery (New York), Steve Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles), Nitsch Museum (Naples), Axeneo7 (Gatineau, Canada) Galería Lux (Guatemala City), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo «Wifredo Lam» (Havana). His work has been exhibited at Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan), Benaki Museum (Athens), Museo Tornielli (Ameno, Italy), Estonian Museum of Art and Design (Tallinn), Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, among others.
Martiel has received several awards, including the Franklin Furnace Fund (New York, 2016) and the CIFOS Grants & Commissions Program Award (Miami, 2014). He currently lives and works between New York and Havana.