Tania Bruguera

Political and performance artist in Cuba

Tania Bruguera is a leading political and performance artist researching ways in which Art applies to everyday political life by transforming social affect into political effectiveness. Her long-term projects have been intensive interventions on the institutional structure of collective memory, education and politics. To define her practice she uses the terms Arte de Conducta (Conduct/Behavior Art), Arte Útil (Useful Art), political timing specific and and aesthetics.

Called a catalyst, Bruguera is highly regarded by artists, academics and political activists. Her art project of an art school for performance and political art in Havana inspired other similar institutions in Latin America. Bruguera was invited as an expert for a document on cultural rights presented by UNSR (United Nation's Human Rights Council) and approved by High Commissioner for Human Rights in 2013; she participated in the initial meetings for Occupy Wall Street and a TED Talks Global speaker in 2013. She is currently working on the political representation of migrants through her project Immigrant Movement International. See more of her work at