BIOGRAPHY

Otniel David (born in Havana, 1989). He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL. He holds a Bachelor in Arts from the National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, La Havana, 2009. David’s work has been included in: Havana Biennial (2006), First Symposium of Contemporary Jewelry, Mexico DF (2010). He has had solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Jewelry, La Havana, Cuba (2009). He has received several awards, including “Ruth Nelson Kraft Scholarship”, Miami, FL (2015), “Frances Wolfson NWSA Scholarship”, Miami, FL (2015), Visual Arts Award, “40th Annual Honors Day Convocation”, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL (2015), Honor Student, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL (2015), Frances Wolfson NWSA Scholarship, Miami, FL (2014), Scholarship, First Symposium of Contemporary Jewelry, Mexico DF (2010), Honor Student, National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, La Havana, Cuba (2009), Scholarship, University of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden (2008). His work has been exhibited in the Permanent Collection, Patronato Plata Del Peru, Lima, Peru (2010), among others.

Education

2014-Present New World School of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Miami, Florida.

2005-2009 National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Bachelor in Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Solo Shows

2009

Artists or Artisans?, Jewelers or Goldsmiths?, National Museum of Jewelry, Havana, Cuba.

Group Exhibitions

2016

Rising Stars, New World School of the Arts Gallery, Downtown Miami.

2015

Warp: The Class, New World School of the Arts Gallery, Downtown Miami.

2010

First Symposium of Contemporary Jewelry, Mexico DF.

2009

Multicentered, Art Gallery of Norrtälje, Sweden.

2009

Third International Symposium of Jewelry, Zacatecas, Mexico.

2008

The Madness of Hephaestus, National Museum of Jewelry, Havana, Cuba.

2008

Divergent, Jose Antonio Diaz Pelaez, San Alejandro, Cuba.

2006

Only One, Collateral Ninth Biennial of Havana, San Alejandro, Cuba.

2007

Dialogue Between Two, National Museum of Jewelry, Havana, Cuba.

2005

From the Virgin to the Hermitage, Art Gallery of San Miguel del Padron, Havana, Cuba.

2004

Rita Longa and the Kids, Art Gallery of San Miguel del Padron, Havana, Cuba.

Awards

2015

Ruth Nelson Kraft Scholarship, Miami, Florida.

2015

Frances Wolfson NWSA Scholarship, Miami, Florida.

2015

Visual Arts Award, “40th Annual Honors Day Convocation”, Wolfson Campus, Miami, Florida.

2015

Honor Student, New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida.

2014

Frances Wolfson NWSA Scholarship, Miami, Florida.

2010

Scholarship, First Symposium of Contemporary Jewelry, Mexico DF.

2009

Honor Student, National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba.

2008

Scholarship, University of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden.

Professional Activities

2014

Art Basel Volunteer, Miami, Florida.

2014

Artseen NWSA Volunteer, Miami, Florida.

2013

Art Basel Volunteer, Miami, Florida.

2011

Jewelry Internship, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida.

2010

Jewelry Internship, Museum of the Goldsmith, Havana, Cuba.

2009

Black & White Photography Workshop, San Alejandro, Cuba.

2009

Collaboration, 10th Biennial of Havana, Cuba.

2008

Digital Photography Advance II Workshop, San Alejandro, Cuba.

2007

Digital Photography I Workshop, San Alejandro, Cuba.

2007

Collaboration, Contemporary Art Saloon, Republic of China.

2005

A.C.A.A Papier-Mâché Workshop, Antonia Eiriz, Havana, Cuba.

2003

Collage Workshop, Art Gallery San Miguel Del Padron, Havana, Cuba.

Media & Publications

2013

Quinque Cuba, Los invitados: Otniel Castro, Cuban photography blog: http://www.quinquecuba.com/los-invitados-otniel-david/

2009

Opus Habana, International Magazine, Joyeria u Orfebreria? Arte, Rodolfo Zamora Rielo: http://www.opushabana.cu/index.php/articulos/29-articulos-artes-visuales/1490-

2008

Letters of Cuba, Article No 3, El Morro Photographs: http://www.lettresdecubaold.cult.cu/global/loader.php?&cont=galeria.php&num=3&seccion=7&num=3&ano=2008&expo=68

Collections

2010

Permanent Collection, Patronato Plata Del Peru, Lima, Peru.

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