Cuban, born 

in Pinar del 

​Río, 1989

The woman who doesnt fit:Moník Molinet.j

Moník Molinet- Visual Artist

Artist Statement

I approach the visual arts with the intention and need to confront ideas, to recreate stories that explore the modern circumstances of the human being, immersed in deep chaos with the belief of belonging to an ordered world, alienated by the terrible need to line up socially. 

From here, I address the thematic of Beauty, the search for the meaning of being a woman within the social construction, the alteration of the emotional landscape that a person can achieve. 

"All my training has been in vocational arts schools, when I was 7 years old I began studying classical music in my hometown of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, then performing arts at the National School of Arts in Havana and later photography at the Academy of Visuals Arts in Mexico City, I can not imagine my life without fine art."

Education

-Vocational Music School, Raúl Sanchez  (1998-2003)  

-National School of Arts (2003-2007) / Havana, Cuba

- Professional Photography Diploma / Brandhome Image Center - 2014-2015 / Guadalajara, Mexico

- Portrait Specialization / Ricardo Trabulsi / Academy of Visual Arts (AAVI) -2016 / Mexico City, Mexico

- Author Photography / NY Allen Frame / Academy of Visual Arts (AAVI) -2016 / Mexico City, Mexico

- High en Retouch / Post production workshop / Jesús Vilca / México, 2018

- Post Production and digital retouching / Lindsay Alder / Creative Live online platform, 2019

- “The Magic of Gels” / Study color work / Lindsay Alder / Online Course, 2019

- Annie Leibovitz Master Class / Online Platform Master Class 2020

Exhibitions 

2018

Foto México/ Oscar Román Gallery/ Mexico City

2019

2020

2020

Contact Photography Festival/ 500px Gallery/ Toronto

Aurora Home Festival, The first online art and music festival in Latin America / Art Gallery 2020

 Humans of the world, Life Framer (Part of my 2d Prize Award)

Rotterdam, 29 November - 19 December 2020, Contour Gallery

2021

"FEMME, Ahora hablamos las mujeres" Haba Gallery, Barcelona 13 Marzo - 28 Marzo

2021

Humans of the world, Life Framer (Part of my 2d Prize Award)

Paris, 25th March - 17 April, Galerie Écho 119

2021

"The Female body: Rebuilding a collective memory" Virtual Exhibition MIA Anywhere Museum May 12 - May 27th

Up Coming Exhibitions 

2021

2021

Humans of the world, Life Framer (Part of my 2d Prize Award)

Milan,  Dates to be defined, Officine Fotografiche

Arles, Dates to be defined, Summer  Fisheye Gallery​

Awards

2020

2dn Prize "Humans of the World" Life Framer/ Judged by Amy Kellner, Photo Editor at The New York Times. 2020

Interviews and Press

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-  Interview / El Toque, Title: Moník Shoots Obama Visit the interview here
-  Interview / Vistar Magazine. Title: Photography as Weapon  Visit the interview here
-  Critical Article / Eter Magazine, Title: “Moník Molinet: The Cuban photographer who captivated Vogue” 
- Interview La Negra (Cuban Photography Magazine) 
-  Interview CubaPlus Magazine 
-  Press Release / Garbos Magazine “Moník Molinet, a Cuban photographer at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival”  Visit the article here                                  -  Cubaness Journal / Article: 7 BEST CUBAN PHOTOGRAPHERS                        

-  OnCuba Magazine, video interview,  “Moník Molinet's feminist pistol " by Alain Menox Watch the interview here

- Fonoma Blog: Top 7 Women Cuban Photographers to follow Visit the article here

- Life Framers Winners of “Humans of the world” 2d Prize Visit ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS here

- IPS Cuba/ Press Release/ “Sorority networks and entrepreneurship sprout in Cuba” Visit the article here

- Alma Mater Magazine/Photo report “Beauty (ties) Visit the article here

- Lym Social/ Interview, Moník Molinet: "The idea of the shutter as a trigger captivated me" Visit the interview here

- Press Release/ "What to do on March 8, virtual ideas" Visit the article here

- Alma Mater, "Monik Molinet and his relationship with women" Visit the interview here

- Cubadebate, "Monik Molinet and his relationship with women" Visit the interview here

- Matria , "Why does Moník have a gun?" Visit the interview here

Conferences and talks

2021

- On Photography, Talk at the Faculty of Art and Design, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)