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Beatriz Monteavaro is an artist and musician whose work is influenced by monster movies, science fiction, Disneyworld (especially it’s themed area Adventureland, a midcentury representation of Africa, Asia, Polynesia, and The Caribbean), and underground music scenes including the 1970’s English punk scene and the Miami underground scene surrounding Churchill’s Pub, which she has been a part of since 1991.
Beatriz Monteavaro was born in Cuba, and received a BFA from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Annina Nosei Gallery, New York; Miami Art Museum, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; NFA Space, Chicago; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C; Tent, Rotterdam; Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva; Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris; The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum at FIU, Miami, among others. She has had solo exhibitions at Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles; Derek Eller Gallery, NYC; Galerie Sultana, Paris; Locust Projects, Miami; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami; Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami; The University Galleries at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; The Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, FL; and CUNSTHAUS, Tampa, FL. Her work has been reviewed and featured in Flash Art, ArtUS, ArtNews and Art Papers.
Monteavaro plays drums and is one half of the band Holly Hunt and one quarter of the band SAAVIK. She has a solo sound project called Ellen Ripley. Monteavaro works at a record store, which she considers part of her practice.
Monteavaro lives and works in Miami.
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