The artist Tania Bruguera lives and works in Havana, Cuba. For over twenty years, she has developed time-based works and situations that engages with issues surrounding institutional power, borders, and migration. Deploying a wide range of media, which has included performance, film, sculpture, and teaching, Bruguera more recently has described her approach as Arte Útil (Useful art) to underline her common interests in art and activism. In 2015, together with a group of fellow activists, she founded the Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt (INSTAR). INSTAR will be part of the forthcoming documenta fifteen's lumbung network in 2022. Bruguera’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions including: documenta 11, Kassel (2002); Performa, New York (2015); the Venice Biennale (2001, 2005 and 2009); the Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2000 and 2008), Istanbul Biennial (2003); the São Paulo Biennial (1996) and the Havana Biennale (1994) and has had exhibitions at major museums and art institutions in Europe and the United States, including MoMA PS1, New York (2018); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2013); Tate Modern, London (2012); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2018); MoMA/PS1 (2003 and 2008); Kunsthalle Wien (2006); Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2003); KW, Berlin (2001) and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1994) among others. In 2021, Bruguera together with INSTAR received the Arnold Bode Prize.