Carola Bravo

Carola Bravo is a Venezuelan-American artist, architect, and cultural activist based in Miami. Her artwork ranges from immersive site-specific video and art installation to public art. Carola’s work explores how we experience and relate to spaces, creating a geometric ordering tied to memory and time. Her proposal is a permanent reification of space, harking back to history and exploring the possibility that they might retain a memory of the actions that have taken place in them. Her interest in landscape, spaces, and territories has led her to study the themes of change, home, exile, and hope. She aims to show the existence of nesting and a sense of belonging in the geometry of our places.

Bravo has been featured in, among others, The Wall Street Journal, El Nuevo Herald, and ArtNexus Magazine. Her solo exhibitions in Miami include: “Inhabited Geometries” (2019) at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, “Blurred Borders” (2016) at The Frost Art Museum, and “We are where we are not” (2013) at The Screening Room.

Some of her awards and public art commissions are The Bass Museum’s New Monuments (2022); MiGlo Project-Miami Lakes (2021); The Baptist Hospital-Doral (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); “Lorenzo Il Magnífico Award” VII Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence-Italy (1999).

In 2014, she founded HARTVEST PROJECT, an art venture that promotes art appreciation and collecting. Bravo is a former Titular Professor and Architecture and Art Department Chair at Simon Bolívar University, Caracas, Venezuela. Carola holds a Ph.D. in Architecture (2016), an MA. in Art History (2003) from Venezuela’s Central University, and a BSc in Architecture from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA (1987).