Queer Zagreb

Carlos Martiel – Discussion With the Artist

The artistic practice of Carlos Martiel critically explores the structural racism and political systemic historical violence against all socially marginalized bodies, black, female, sexually and gender non-normative, queer, immigrant bodies and generally stands as a condemnation of the dominant North American and Eurocentric discursive and social stigmatizations of otherness.


Carlos Martiel (1989, Havana) lives and works in New York and Havana. Martiel’s works have been included in the Biennial of the Americas, USA; 4th Vancouver Biennale, Canada; 14th Sharjah Biennial, UAE; 57th Venice Biennale, Italy; Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom. His work has been exhibited at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston; The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, USA; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; The São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil; El Museo del Barrio, New York, USA; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.