Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Miguel Braceli

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Provincetown, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Miguel Braceli is a Venezuelan-born—New York-based artist, architect, and educator. His practice is focused on participatory art projects in public spaces. He works at the intersection of art, architecture, and social practices, exploring geopolitical and local conflicts. Most of these projects have been large-scale works developed in Latin America, Europe, and the United States and have been exhibited in galleries and institutions through photography, sculpture, and film.

For the last 15 years, Braceli has worked on participatory projects bringing together schools, museums, and communities; collaborating with venues and institutions such as The Bronx Museum of Art, Pace Gallery, and the MUAC-UNAM, among others. In 2023, he received a commission from NYC Cultural Affairs to develop his first large-scale permanent sculpture in Staten Island, NY.

Braceli has led educational projects with institutions such as Documenta Fifteen, The Bronx Museum of Arts, The MUAC-UNAM with Hemispheric Institute NY, Washington Projects for the Arts, and Matadero Madrid, among others. In 2021, he founded LA ESCUELA___ together with the non-profit Siemens Stiftung International, an art platform about art and education of Latin American practices.

He has participated in Fellowships at Skowhegan School of Painting (2022), AIM Bronx Museum (2022), Art Omi (2021), and McColl Center for Art (2020). He is a Fulbright Scholar (2020-2019), Future Architecture Fellow (2019), and won the Young Artist Award of the Principality of Asturias (2018).

At MacDowell, Braceli worked on a large-scale, public art project for the NYC Percent for Art program.



Miguel Braceli worked in the Heinz studio.

The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Marian MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman…

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