Maria Providencia Casanovas

Maria Providencia Casanovas is a Visual Artist from Spain, living in New York since 2005. Her work includes photography, printmaking, installation, and moving media. She received her BFA from School of Fine Arts- Barcelona University, and obtained an MFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Her work is inspired by the most immediate experiences and activities of daily life. She creates images from the relationship she establishes with her living and working spaces to explore issues related to place and social identity. Providencia's work explores the dichotomy of you/me, and the negotiations that we establish between them in order to build our sense of uniqueness. 

Maria Providencia has participated in exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Chicago and Vermont. Awarded residencies include MacDowell Colony, NH, and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium. She has been recipient three times By Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts and the Entitat Autonoma de Difusio Cultural Art Grants in Spain. Also she was awarded with the New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA fellowship. 

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