A B E L A R D O   M O R E L L 

ABELARDO MORELL (b. 1948 Havana, Cuba) immigrated to the United States from Cuba with his parents in 1962. Morell received his undergraduate degree in 1977 from Bowdoin College and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1981. His photographs are in some of the most important private and public collections around the world including the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, The George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England. Morell is the recipient of numerous awards including the Cintas Foundation Award in 1992, the John Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1993, and the ICP Infinity Award in 2011. He has published eight books to date, and is currently working on The Island of Rota, in conjunction with Oliver Sacks and Ted Muhling (to be published by MoMA later this year). The Universe Next Door, a major retrospective of his work jointly organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Getty Museum, opened in early 2013 at the Art Institute of Chicago, before traveling to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and The High Museum in Atlanta, GA.  A monograph of the same name was published to great critical acclaim by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Yale University Press. Abelardo Morell lives and works in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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