Nestor Siré
Born Nuevitas (Cuba), 1988
Lives and works in Havana, Cuba and Camagüey, Cuba


2006. Graduate from Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Education (B.A.E)


2019. ARCA [archive], Gorría Gallery, Havana, Cuba (collaboration with Julia Weist)
2018. ARCA [Paquete Semanal_archive], Triple Canopy, NYC (collaboration with Julia Weist)
2018. Commons [La_red-SNET], ShiftSpace, School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, Wichita State University, Kansas.
2018. Cinco ensayos de Fotografía Conceptual en Colaboración, Villena Gallery, Plaza de Armas, Havana. Cuba (in collaboration with Yonlay Cabrera)
2018. !!!Sección A R T E [No. 11+Rhizome], Rhizome, The New Museum, NYC (in collaboration with Julia Weist)
2017. 17.(SEPT) [By WeistSiréPC]™, Queens Museum, New York (in collaboration with Julia Weist)
2017. Systeme D, l’Institut français and Dos Mares, Marseille, France
2016. Habitat, Fucina des Artistas, Havana. Cuba
2015. TA ́ ANGARYRYI ATY, Biennial of Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay
2015. Combos de Video, Havana Biennial, Ludwig Foundation, Havana, Cuba
2015. Deathmatch DOTA 2, “Start Game”, Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2014. Shared Link, 6th Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art, Center for Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba (Pirate digital exhibition in the “Weekly Package”)
2014. In the Same Place, Ludwig Foundation, Havana, Cuba
2013. Tutorial, Be Patient!, National Salon of Visual Art, Camagüey, Cuba
2013. Yellow Pages, Salle Zéro, French Alliance, Havana. Cuba


2020. Imperfect Cinema: Respond, Work, Play. Perlman Museum. USA
2019. NEWS, ETC. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Madrid, Spain
2019. !!!Act [No. 22], in !!!Sección ARTE at Paquete Semanal, Havana, Cuba
2019. Yungas, Invenciones (contra) el arte, Malba Foundation Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018. 12th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
2018. Offline Browser, Hong Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2018. Internet Yami-Ichi, NADA Art Fair, Rhizome, NYC
2017. 7th Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art, Center for Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
2017. Curitiba Biennial ’17, Curitiba, Brazil
2017. Move things: video creation in Cuba, CineLasAmericas and Experimental Response Cinema, Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC), Austin, Texas
2017. Experiments in Cinema v12.3 (The Cubano Edition), Basement Films, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2016. The political potential of the image: video art in Cuba in the 2000s, Cuban film and video art cycle, Contemporary Art University Museum (MUAC), UNAM, Mexico
2016. UNTREF Award for Electronic Arts, MCI, MUNTREF, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016. 62th Oberhausen International Festival of Short Film, Oberhausen, Germany
2016. Negative Horizon, Hong Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2016. The mother of all the arts, Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana. Cuba
2015. What is Your Need?, Estudio Arsenal, Havana, Cuba
2015. NANO, Teodoro Ramos Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2015. Observatory Baluard, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Majorca, Spain
2015. 5ª Edición de Samples-México: Telequinesis-Acciones Video Compartidas, Itinerant, México
2014. FIVA 4, International Video Art Festival, The National Library, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014. Homage to the 30th Anniversary of the Havana Biennial, Center for Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
2014. Circus of Dust,National Museum of Fine Arts, La Havana. Cuba (Premier of the video about the workshop of Gabriel Orozco)
2014. 6th Salon of Contemporary Cuban Art, Center for Development of the Visual Arts, Havana, Cuba
2014. 6th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt
2014. 2nd Festival of Video Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, Argentina
2013. TOCATE, Habana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2013. The Ardid of the Lambs, Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba
2013. Galería Tomada en Casa Tomada, Latinoamericana Gallery, Havana, Cuba
2013. 12th Young Filmmakers Exhibition, Havana, Cuba
2012. MAC-SAN TV,XI Biennial of Havana, LASA Project, Havana, Cuba
2012. Dialogue, Public Art, XI Biennial of Havana, ISA, Havana, Cuba (WorkShop of José Ángel Vincench)
2012. Art Isn’t Easy: Temporal Lapses and Artistic Translation, Links Hall, Chicago, IL
2012. Close up Vallarta,International Festival of Video Art, Puerto Vallarta, México
2012. #New Realities Video-Politics,Nomadic videoart festival: Intermediæ Matadero, Madrid, Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMbA). Buenos Aires, Museum of Visual Arts (KINOKI). Santiago de Chile, Museum of Modern Art of Medellín (MAMM). Medellin
2012. 10th International Poor Film Festival, Gibara. Cuba


2019. Mention, National Curated Awards of Group Exhibitions. Cuba
2019. Lecture in PLAYLAB, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, KABK. Netherlands.
2019. Workshop Behind the Net [el paquete], DATA (Design, Art and Technology Arnhem), ArtEZ. Netherlands.
2018. Offline Media Dissemination, Art Basel, Miami, US
2018. Visiting Lectures and presentation at College of Arts & Architecture Montana State University, Bozeman, US
2018. Presentation at MIT, Open Documentary Lab and Program in Art, Cultural and Technology. Massachusetts, US
2018. Guest artist to the program of New York University, Digital Communications + Media, Department of Technology, Culture, and Society, Havana. Cuba
2018. The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art 25th Anniversary: In and Out of Cuba, Visiting Lectures at the Williams Collage Museum of Art. US
2018. #workshop NAVEGATION_FOLDER, by Nestor Siré. School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. Wichita State University.Kansas. US (in collaboration with Claudia Pederson)
2018. Faculty of Arts and Letters, Talk for Department of Art History, University of Havana. Cuba
2018. Informal Networks, Presentation in FEC, Canarian Society. Havana. Cuba
2018. Art for the Offline Internet, Presentation at The New Museum. NYC
2018. Commons, Conference at Center for Development of the Visual Arts, Havana. Cuba (in collaboration with the sociologist Antonio Ramos Hernández)
2017. !!!Informal Media Cultures and Contemporary Art in Cuba, Presentation at PLAS, Princeton University. US
2017. Talking about contemporary art, Presentation at the Embassy of Spain in Cuba. Havana. Cuba
2015. Contemporary Art of the Americas, Presentation at Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Asunción. Paraguay
2014. The City and its Context, Workshop on Rutas y Andares,Factoría Habana, La Habana. Cuba
2013. Converging about contemporary art, Encuentro VI, Havana. Cuba


2018. Media Arts Assistance Grant, New York State Council on the Arts. NY
2016. Awards, Visa for Creation, l’Institut Français, Paris, France
2016. Residencies, Dos Mares, Marseille, France
2013. Future Talent, SIGNIS and The Foundation of New Latin American Cinema, Havana, Cuba
2013. Mention, FIVA III, International Video Art Festival, Argentina
2013. Award, 12th Exhibition of Young Filmmakers, Havana. Cuba
2013. Residencies, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana. Cuba.
2012. Special Award, V International Festival Incubarte, Valencia. Spain
2011. Award, VII Hall of Small Format, Camagüey. Cuba
2011. Mention, FIVA, International Video Art Festival, Almirante Brown, Argentina
2011. Award, XI Digital Art Project, Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center, Havana. Cuba
2010. Residencies, LASA Project, Havana, Cuba
2009. Mention, III International Festival Visuarte, Cienfuegos, Cuba
2009. Award, XXV Fidelio Ponce de León, Camagüey, Cuba


Bienal de Curitiba: Guide Book, 2018
Imagined Borders. Gwangju: Gwangju Biennale Foundation,2018 [catalog]
Antípodas – Diverso e Reverso: Bienal de Curritiva 17, 2017 [catalog]
Negative Horizon,Hong-Gah Museum, 2016 [catalog]
Un grito de libertad – Sasõ sapukai: Biennial of Asunción, 2015 [catalog]
Entre la idea y la experiencia: Havana Biennial, 2015 [catalog]
ARTempoCuba, Guide Studies of Cuban Artists,, 2013
Incubarte: V International Festival, 2012 [catalog]


Der Tagesspiegel: Paquetes gegen das Virus by Michael Thoss
Rhizome: Michael Connor’s Decade in (the end of) Internet by Michael Connor

El Cultural: Fakes: Todo es Mentira by Rocío de la Villa
Rhizome: Net Art Anthology in El Paquete Semanal by Michael Connor
YucaByte: ARTE: de la Bienal de la Habana al Paquete Semanal by YucaByte
EFE: El Paquete, la ̈internet del desconectado ̈en Cuba, contada a través del arte by Yeny García

Document Journal: “Artists Nestor Siré and Julia Weist on Cuba’s underground internet market” by Clara Malley
Rhizome: Internet Yami-Ichi at NADA Art Fair by Lauren Studebaker
Frieze: Permission to Participate: What it Takes for a Cuban Artist to Exhibit Abroad by Julia Weist & Nestor Siré
Rhizome: Coming to America by Julia Weist
Hyperallergic: Delivering the Internet, an Underground Network Keeps Cubans Connected by Mimi Wong

Cuban Art News: El Paquete SemanalComes to New York by Lidia Hernández Tapia
OpenDemocracy: The digital revolution in Havana: between liberation and submission by Marianna Liosi
Cuban Art News: Moving Things: Cuban Video Art in the US Southwest by Lidia Hernández Tapia
Artforum: Julia Weist and Nestor Siré discuss their project on El Paquete Semanal by Julia Weist & Nestor Siré
Art in America: First Look by William S. Smith
Mousse Magazine: An Offline Internet that Fits in a Suitcase by Orit Gat
Art in America: Packet Switching: Cuba’s Offline Internet by Nestor Sir and Julia Weist
Document Journal: Offline in Cuba by Benjamin Gutierrez
Cuba Counterpoints: El Paquete’s Art Gallery by Lizabel Mónica
Frieze: Data Roaming by Orit Gat
Art On Cuba: El marco transgresor del cine experimental… by Magaly Espinosa
Revista ARTEPOLI: Videocreación cubana en Estados Unidos by Angel Alonso

Document Journal: El Paquete: An Underground Railroad for Art in Cuba by Richard Morgan
Society (2 Sep): Social Network by Amelia Dollah
On Cuba: Nestor Siré: primer cubano en obtener “Visa para la creación” en Francia by Yoe Suárez

Art On Cuba Magazine: Cubans in the 12th Havana Biennial by Niurma Pérez Serpa
Cuban Art News: Bienal Snapshot: Néstor Siré’s Banksy in Havana by Abelardo Mena Chicuri
Portal de las Artes Visuales: Dota Deathmatch, o la posibilidad de establecer relaciones sociales sobre un interés en común by Yonlay Cabrera Quindemil
EFE: La huella del grafitero Banksy en La Habana sale a la luz by Sara Gómez Armas
Granma: Huellas de Banksy en La Habana by Michel Hernández
OnCuba: ¿Banksy en La Habana? by Diana Ferreiro
Art On Cuba: Start Game on Villa Manuela by Hamlet Fernández
Cuba Contemporánea: Nestor Siré: declaración de principios by Lianet Hernández
ArtCronica: Estética Relacional, Encuentros sobre Arte Contemporáneo by Magaly Espinosa
Art On Cuba: Nestor Siré con Frecuencia Semanal by Rigoberto Otaño Milián
Revista ARTEPOLI: De la galería a la sala oscura y viceversa by Angel Alonso
Art On Cuba: Estamos Absolutamente Solos by Yainet Rodríguez

Cuban Art News: “Curadores Come Home!” III – El placer del Anonimato by Meyken Barreto
Cuba Contemporánea: Arte Joven: entre la mesura, la anarquía y el desparpajo by Elvia Rosa Castro
Portal de las Artes Visuales: Circo de polvo: para engañar al tiempo by Maeva Peraza
Art On Cuba: Narrar Enlace Compartido, en voz de Nestor Siré by Yainet Rodríguez

Noticias Arte Cubano No. 7: Acepto, acierto by Gretel Acosta
El Correo del Archivo Veigas. No. 16: Ironías de una ideología. Arte y memoria: documentar el presente by Magaly Espinosa
Arte por Excelencias. Revista de Iberoamérica y el Caribe. No. 18: El Ardid de los Inocentes. Documentales de la Ciudad by Mabel Machado

CdeCuba No. 11: Anaideia y Parresia by Pavel Alejandro Barrios Sosa
Noticias Arte Cubano No. 8: Metáfora del poder urbano: barreras de contención by Magaly Espinosa
ArtCronica: Gabriel Orozco en la Bienal de la Habana by Nestor Siré

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