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With a solid background in Architecture, Carola Bravo’s (1964) work ranges from immersive site-specific video and art installation, to public art. Layers of video projections, drawn annotations, and objects are often used to superimpose new realities to the space and the information embedded in it.
Bravo holds a Ph.D. in Architecture (2016) and a MA. in Art History (2003) from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, as well as a BSc in Architecture from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA (1987). Her work has been exhibited internationally. Some of her awards and recognitions are: Winner for The Baptist Hospital-Doral Public Art Competition (2019); Miami Dade Art in Public Places-Royal Caribbean’s Cruise Line Innovation Lab, Miami (2017); Honorable Mention for Public Intervention- XI Architecture National Biennale, Caracas-Venezuela (2014) and the “Lorenzo Il Magnífico Award” II Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence-Italy (1999).
Bravo is a former Titular Professor, Chair of the Architecture and Art Department and Head of the Art Section at the Simon Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2014, she founded HARTVEST PROJECT, an art venture with the mission of offering art education to the community.
Like a traveler, I draw maps and take over spaces. I have a fascination for geometry, dimensions, scales, proportions, distances, and everything that can physically define and delimit an area. I believe in spaces as containers of memories.- Carola Bravo