Manuel Piña

BASc (Vladimir Polytechnic Institute)

Manuel Pina B is an artist, pedagog, and social and spiritual activist. His research adopts spirituality+technology as a key intra relation to elucidate present realities and challenges, and imagine new forms of life and Justice.

His work explores digital imaging technologies and transmedia languages to investigate their role in the creation of our presents, and their generative potentials to enable new sensibilities, ways of life and community.

Pina is co-founder of the Newtribes School, an online and land-based global network of healers, teachers and cultural and software activists working towards the preservation and dissemination of ancestral wisdoms and languages from around the globe.

Pina was born in Havana. Graduated as mechanical engineer in Vladimir, Russia, in 1983. Began exhibiting his art in 1992. He has been a professor at AHVA since 2004.

His work has been exhibited in the Americas and Europe including the Havana Biennale, the Estambul Biennale, Kunsthalle Vienna, Grey Gallery, N.Y., LACMA, U.S.A., Dorsky Gallery, N.Y., DAROS Museum, Zurich.

 

Courses

Winter 2021

VISA340 Intermediate Photography I Sections

An investigation of approaches to photography and its meaning in the context of contemporary art. The term theme will be determined by the instructor. B and W, colour and digital production.

Winter 2021

VISA582 MFA Studio VI Sections

Winter 2021

VISA581 MFA Studio V Sections