ALMA LEIVA
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Born in Honduras. Lives and works in Miami, Fl.


EDUCATION
2011

MFA in Photography/Film, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,VA

2007

BFA in Photography/Electronic Media, Minor in Art History, University of Florida (New World School Of The Arts) Miami, FL.


EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2018
Race, Love and Labor | The Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University | Winston-Salem | NC 
2017

South Florida Cultural Consortium | Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami | Miami | USA
2016
Race, Love and Labor | Photographic Resource Center at Boston University | Boston
Alumni Series–Photography | New World School of the ArtsGallery | Miami | USA
Race, Love and Labor | The Center for Photography at Woodstock | NY
Todas Las Vidas (All Lives) | X Biennial of the Central American Isthmus | Museum  of Contemporary Art and Design | San José | Costa Rica
The Fence 2016 | Various Locations around the USA
Race, Love and Labor | University Art Museum | University at Albany | New York | USA
2015
The Persistence of the Immigrant Experience | Southern Illinois University | Department of Cinema and Photography Gallery | Carbondale | Illinois | USA
Swing Space | The Museum of Art and Design | Miami | Florida | USA
Counter-Archives To The Narco-City : Adriana Corral and Alma Leiva | balzer projects | Basel
Object of my Affection: San Pedro Nos Ve | MDC Museum of Art and Design | Miami
2014
“Das Leben ist (k)ein Stillleben”. (nach Oskar Kokoschka) | Basel | balzer art projects
Celdas (Prison Cells) | Artspace Gallery | Raleigh
Made in Woodstock VII | The Dorsky Museum of Art | New Paltz

2013
Bronx World Film Cycle | Centro Español- La Nacional | New York
Illusive Self | Taller Boricua | New York
Re-Formed | Curated by NYFA | Wesbeth Gallery | New York
The Fence | Brooklyn Park at Photoville 2013 | Brooklyn
Miami’s Independent Thinkers Summer Art Auction | Cannonball | Miami
Sixth All-Media Juried Biennial | Art and Culture Center of Hollywood | Hollywood | FL
Home | Ground Arts | New York
2012
Celdas (Prison Cells) | Space Camp Gallery | Indianapolis
BYOB-RV | Video projections during Inlight Richmond, supported by 1708 Gallery | Richmond
Bronx World Film Cycle | Manhattan | NY
31 Women in Art Photography | Humble Arts Foundation, Hasted Kraeutler Gallery | New York
Inside Out | Atlantic center for the Arts | New Smyrna Beach | FL
PPAC’s 3rd Annual Photography Exhibition | Philadelphia Photo Arts Center | Philadelphia
Screenings 2012 | New World School of the Arts Alumni Exhibition | Artseen | Miami
2011
En La Celda (Inside The Cell) | 6th Street Container | Miami
Bronx World Film Cycle | Centro Español La Nacional | Manhattan
Arteles Exhibition | Arteles, Haukijärvi | Finland
Circumpolar: Go Shapers | Circumpolar Art Gallery | Buffalo
80 Inches of Art | NWSA Art Auction | Sagamore Hotel | Miami
Lumen | Video and film Festival | Staten Island
Art Everywhere 2011 | Video screening | Norfolk
Where The Heart Is | Brooklyn Artist Gym Gallery | Brooklyn
2010

Art Basel Juried show | Daniel Azoulay Gallery | Miami
Miami Independent Thinkers | Casa Wynwood |  Miami
Memory Upgrade | Annual Juried Exhibition | CoCA Seattle Center On Contemporary Art | Seattle
Bow Wow and The Big Meow | Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond
Juried Photography Exhibit | The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Cente | Frederick
First Contexts: Where Art Comes From | Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center | Cincinnati
Tallahassee International 25th Juried Competition | Florida State University | Museum of Fine Arts | Tallahassee
Art/Everywhere | Video Screening | Norfolk
Process Impact | Eagle Art Gallery | Murray State University | Murray
Security | Root Division | San Francisco
2009
December 2009 Juried Exhibition | Emerson Gallery | Palo Alto
Photo/Image Project | Arlington Art Center | Arlington
2008
Hurt Feelings and Reputations | Virginia Commonwealth University | Richmond
2007

Fortune and Freedom | Group exhibition | SOHO building | Miami
Altered Surfaces | New World School Of The Arts Gallery | Miami
2006
New World School of The Arts Student Exhibit | Miami
Rising Stars | New World School of The Arts | Miami


AWARDS AND GRANTS
2014
Byrdcliffe Residency Program, Woodstock, NY
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (with Master artist Luis Gispert)
2013
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2012
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (with Master artist Pepón Osorio)
2011
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT
Arteles, Artist in residence, Haukijarvi, Finland