Represented Artist

Yanira Collado

Born 1975, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Yanira Collado
Penumbra 108, 2019 52 x 36 inches Oil pastel, oil stick, ink, textile, cardboard, carbon paper

Yanira Collado's work attempts to assemble a visual language that reconciles the process in which the history of this information is recorded, stored, and retrieved.

Selected Works

These are a selected group of works and installation photographs. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

Yanira Collado

I am interested in concepts that allude to the restoration of things once muted due to the paradoxes in time. These perceptions are summoned through Construction materials, reclaimed literary texts and textiles; wood, concrete, masonry bricks, iron and drywall. Materials with inherent geographic histories, processes and economies that imply varying degrees of personalized and public memory.

My work attempts to assemble a visual language that reconciles the process in which the history of this information is recorded, stored and retrieved. I am interested in the labor inherent in these materials and the shapes taken during their transitions which conjure up invocations, ritual, transcendence of presence and in many ways “fragments becoming whole.”


Yanira Collado was born in in 1975 in Brooklyn, NY and then moved to Dominican Republic when she was three with her mother. From the age of 10 to about 14 she moved back and forth between Santo Domingo and Miami frequently, until in 1992 she attended Miami’s New World School of the Arts for high school and to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Collado lives and works in North Miami, FL. Collado’s artist residency fellowships include Bridge Red Art Center, North Miami, FL (2013-present), Project Row Houses, Houston, TX (2015), Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL (2020), and the Joan Mitchell Foundation residency in New Orleans, LA (2020). She was awarded an Ellie Creator Grant from Oolite in 2019, first place in the 2013 South Florida Biennial at the Art and Cultural Center/Hollywood, FL and was named a Joan Mitchell Foundation fellow in 2018. Her work has been featured in numerous group shows, including Monarchs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL (2018); Connectivity, Deconstruction, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL (2018); Transmissions, The Franklin, Chicago, IL (2016); Dirt, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (2016); and Ascent: Black Women’s Expressions, Nova University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2015). Her work was pictured in’s Critic’s Pick, to accompany the review of Fragment, a group exhibition at Emerson Dorsch. In 2016, Collado had a one-person exhibit at Museum of Art + Design at Miami Dade College, in collaboration with Bridge Red Studios, and she had solo exhibitions with Under the Bridge and Farside Gallery in 2018. An interview with her by Onajide Shabaka was published in BOMB Magazine in 2019. Collado is represented by Emerson Dorsch Gallery.


Yanira Collado

Lives and works in Miami, FL


2018   Penumbras, Under the Bridge Art Space, Miami, FL

            Viento brujo, Farside Gallery, Miami, FL

2016   Original Conditions, MDC Museum of Art + Design/Bridge Red Studios, Miami, FL

2015   Tivio Esta…and always the same, Farside Gallery, Miami, FL

Selected Group EXHIBITIONS

2019   Fragment, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

            Penumbras: narrative of presence, Project Row House, Houston, TX

            Paradise Lost? Alchemy of necessity, Juxtaposition, Minneapolis, MN

            The Other Half of the Sky, Girls Club, For Lauderdale, FL

2018   Penumbras, Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL

            Deconstruction, Frost Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL

            Outlaw Culture: or higher ground, Bridge Red Studios, Miami, FL

            Paradise Lost? Alchemy of the everyday, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York

            Monarchs, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

            The past is more infinite than the future, Under the Bridge, Miami, FL

2017    In time of Uncertainty, Edge Zones, Miami, FL

            Transphysics we knew about, Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL

2016    Invisible: spirits in the material world, Prizm Art Fair, Miami, FL

             Transphysics: istwa, landscapes, paisajes, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

             Intersectionality, Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Miami, FL

             Transmissions: algoritmos, polyrhythms, karuraqmi puririnay, The Franklin,    Chicago, IL

             Dirt, Florida International University, Boca Raton, FL

             Ascent: Black Women’s Expressions, Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2015    SA/C Alumni Exhibition, Suite Three Space, North Miami, FL

             Inscribing: meditations on time and presence, Bridge Red, Miami, FL

             Socabon, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

2014    Third Space, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

             MIA_ATL, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA

             Ten, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY

             MIA_BER, Verein Berliner Kunstler, Berlin, Germany

2013    South Florida Biennial, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

             Palimpset, Carrol Jazzar Contemporary, Miami, FL

2012    Smoke Signals, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

             Smoke Signals, Under the Bridge, Miami, FL


2019   “Seeing the Obvious, Revealing the Hidden: Yanira Collado in Conversation with Onajide Shabaka,” BOMB Magazine, June 4, 2019. Last accessed online April 2, 2020:

Oroza, Ernesto, Beta, publication for Penumbras exhibition, January 27

2018   Fishman, George. “Monarchs”, The Miami Herald, Visual Arts, July 13, Pg       1,2 Galpin, Amy, Deconstruction catalogue, July 10, Pg 4

2017   Dennis, Ryan N., Art, economics and Biscayne, The Miami Rail, Spring

2016   Turner, Elisa, In Turbulent Times, Hamptons Art Hub, Nov 30

Shabaka, Onajide, Dirt Yuta Suelo Udongo Te, FAU catalogue Pg. 20-21

Fishman, Scott, Sun Sentinel, Black history put emphasis on women, Feb 29

Lane, Nicole, Third Coast Review, Interview with curator, May 24

Reichert, Elliot J. New City Art, the sun is bright in Florida, June 1

2015   The Back Drop catalogue, Girls Club, September

2014   M’Bow, Babacar, Third Space MOCA Catalogue, MOCA Museum, Dec

2013   Art Pulse Magazine “Palimsest” December, Pg. 96-97

Tschida, Anne, One Gallery, Two shows, 2 locations, Knights Arts, Oct 12

2012   Tschida, Anne, “Building Bridges” Biscayne Times, June 6, Pg. 68-69

Perez, Henry, “Featured Artist” MiamiARTzine, June 8


2020   Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency, New Orleans, LA (paused due to COVID-19, will resume in 2021)

2013 – present  Bridge Red Art Center, North Miami, FL

2011 – 2012      African Heritage Cultural Center, Miami, FL


2018               Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2013               First prize, Miami Biennale


1994 – 1998    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

                        Chicago, IL

1992-1994      New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL



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