Rosa Naday Garmendia is a visual artist who is socially engaged, she produces work at the nexus of contemporary art and activism. Her work is rooted in social issues, particularly the intersectionality of her identity as a woman, immigrant, and industrial worker. Her driving impulse is the desire to use art as a tool for reflection, discourse, challenge traditional political views and build understanding. She focuses on projects that critically view systematic racism, the role of police, poverty, and growing intervention (military) by the United States abroad.

Rosa Naday was born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of eight. She pursued her studies at the University of South Florida, Parsons School of Design, University of Miami, Vermont Studio Center, and the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute. She has participated as an artist and cultural ambassador with Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator’s International Cultural Exchange program to the Caribbean to Suriname, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Belize and Jamaica.

She is the recipient of several awards and residencies: Wavemaker Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, Artist Access Grant, South Florida Cultural Consortium, the Ellies Creator Award, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator Award, Equal Justice Thematic International Residency, Vermont Studio Center.

Rosa is a member of Common Field, the National Performance Network/Visual Arts Network,  a member of American Alliance of Museums and serves as an artist on the board of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator. She has been a teaching artist at the Perez Art Museum Miami since 2008.

Contact me or visit my studio @

Laundromat Art Space

5900 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

305 606 9241

rosa naday garmendia

creatividad / activismo / cambio social

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