Guiselt Thaiz

Guiselt Thaiz was born in New York City and raised by her Dominican mother in Santo Domingo. Her mother introduced her to the world of classical ballet, which she studied rigorously and taught until switching her focus to visual arts. She then attended Altos de Chavon School of Design, graduating with a degree in Visual Communication. From there began an ongoing period of migration. She moved first to Buenos Aires, then to New York City, and on to Berlin, where she received a master’s degree in Visual Arts from the University of Arts Berlin (UdK), winning the President Prize at UdK in 2021. Her creative focus has always drawn her towards exploring identity—her own, and that of the larger collective. In order to do so, her practice uses sculptures and paintings, including conceptual and performative elements. She remains as much influenced by the ballet of her youth as by migration and fairy tales.





Solo exhibitions
2014: ‘LIVE FREE OR DIE’, La Alpargateria, Art Space, Dominican Republic
2013: ‘Portraits’, 192 Mott st., NY

Group exhibitions
2024: Sweet Spot, Galerie Met, Berlin
2023: GRAPHIC DISCONTENT, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin
2022: POSITIONS Art Fair, Maus Contemporary Gallery, Berlin
2022: “PRETTY IN PINK”, Schau Fenster Gallery, Berlin
2021: HAUS AM KLEISPARK, The President’s Fine Arts Award, Exhibition, Berlin
2021: ‘ IT’S ONLY THE END’ Exhibition, Kühlhaus, Berlin
2021: UDK _ Rundgang Exhibition, Berlin
2021: ‘ Online Art Auction’, group Exhibition, Weserhalle Gallery , Berlin
2020: ‘ Online Art Auction’, group Exhibition, Weserhalle Gallery, Berlin
2019: ‘ Online Art Auction’, group Exhibition, Weserhalle Gallery, Berlin
2019: UDK _ Rundgang Exhibition, Berlin
2018: ‘FROZEN MOMENTS’ group Exhibiton, Museum Sayn, Sayn, Germany
2018: ‘West Germany’, Berlin
2018: ‘Wesseralle 1st spring Auction ’, Wesseralle Galerie, Berlin
2017: ‘Rundgang UDK’, Universität der Kunst Berlin, Berlin
2016: ‘Rundgang UDK’, Universität der Kunst Berlin, Berlin
2015: Lemonade stand, Exhibition, New York, NY
2014: ‘Salonukah’, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014: EXPERIOR: “ Try, Test, Experience’, Rosa Gitana Gallery Brooklyn., NY
2013: ‘Seeking Space’ Exhibition, Art in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2013: Raw Artist Exhibition, Brooklyn NY
2012: The Reading Project, N.Y selection of short stories

2013: Towheads film Shannon Plums, Premier screening at MOMA, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC

2018 NUANCE, Museum Sayn, Sayn Germany

2021: Preis des Präsidenten der UdK Berlin

2021: Tagespiele Newspaper, Art & Culture section front page Article, Germany
2018: ‘Season Five’ – An Assortment of Contributions on Themes of Land, Art, and Commons
2012: ‘The Reading Project’, N.Y selection of short stories

2021: Master of Fine Arts- Painting, Sculpture, Contemporary Media – Berlin University of the Arts, Germany
2005: Bachelor of Communication – ALTOS DE CHAVON SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Affiliated to New School of NYC, Dominican Republic


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