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Born in Matanzas, Cuba (1959)

María Magdalena Campos Pons studied at the Provincial School of Art (EPA), Matanzas, Cuba; the National School of Art (ENA), Cubanacán, Cuba; the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Havana, Cuba; and the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.

She uses photography, performance, audiovisual media, and sculpture to create works that are clearly autobiographical. She has participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions including María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Everything is Separated by Water, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN (2007); New Work Gallery Pack, Milan Italy (2006); Pan African Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Salvador Bahia Brazil (2005); and 3X3 Dak’Art Bienale: Threads of Memory, Dakar, Senegal (2004). She has received several awards including the Rappaport Prize and the City of Boston “Leader in the Arts” Award.

She resides in Boston, MA.