Linet Sánchez Gutiérrez was born in Santa Clara, Cuba in 1989. She lives and works in Havana where she has been a professor at the Professional Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro. She is a graduate in Visual Arts at the University of Arts (ISA) in Havana. She is also a graduate in Painting at the Professional Academy of Fine Arts Leopoldo Romañach, Santa Clara, Cuba as well as a graduate in Ballet at the Vocational School of Art “Olga Alonso González” in the same city. Linet is a member of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) in Havana. Her work has been exhibited in many countries and places like Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, Ciudad de México, México in 2017; The Annemberg Space for Photography, Los Ángeles, United States in 2017; Centro de arte contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, La Habana, Cuba in 2016; Factoría Habana, La Habana, Cuba in 2010 amoung many others. She has been awarded with the FotoFest Scholarship, Houston, Texas for 2018; Havana Culture Residency (3rd Edition) from Havana Club International, Havana in 2013; First Prize at Post-it (3rd Edition), Havana in 2015; and Third Prize of Cuban Art, ArtOnCuba Magazine in 2015; among others. She uses photography and sculpture for her work that focuses on memories and mental images related to architectural spaces. She reconstructs those spaces as a cardboard model first to then take the photographs.
My work connects mainly with memory and architectural spaces which I feel like a kind of container of our life experiences. I show them white and empty alluding to oblivion and at the same time to a kind of birth. For me, over time, our memories are separate from the reality where they were born to become something else.
My works arise from self-absorption, from introspection and not from the observation of what is around me; they intend to return to this state in their contemplation.
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