Rosa Naday Garmendia
As a socially engaged, multidisciplinary artist, Rosa Naday Garmendia produces work at the nexus of contemporary art and activism. Her work is rooted in social issues, particularly the intersectionality of her identity as a woman, immigrant, and industrial worker. Her driving impulse is the desire to use art as a tool for self-reflection and to build understanding among people. For the past 5 years, she has been focusing on projects that critically view the role of police, systematic racism, inequality, poverty, and growing military intervention abroad. She considers her artistic practice a daily act of resistance.
Rosa Naday has exhibited nationally and across the Caribbean. She is the recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium and Ellies Creator Awards. She was born in Havana, Cuba; she speaks Spanish, English and Haitian Creole. She has been working as a professional teaching artist at the Perez Art Museum Miami while engaging in her studio practice.