Lionel Cruet



Lionel Cruet, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico lives and works in New York City and San Juan. Received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from La Escuela de Artes Plásticas en Puerto Rico and a Masters in Fine Arts from CUNY - The City College of New York. He was the recipient of the Juan Downey Audiovisual Award in 2013 at the 11th Media Arts Biennale at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. In 2015 had a solo show, Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital with Bronx River Art Center in New York. Also his artwork have been part of a group exhibition such as SuperReal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video at El Museo del Barrio in New York, Colonial Comfort at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico and the Sound Art Fair at Sala de las Artes, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico and most recently at Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. In 2016 he participated on the AIM Program with The Bronx Museum of the Arts and his projects has been published by Made in Mind Magazine, designboom, Daily Serving CCA, Latinx Spaces among others. His work focuses in subjects of geopolitics, economy and technology, using experimental digital printing processes, audiovisual material, performance, and installations.

Lionel Cruet CV (PDF)



2014 - Master of Fine Arts - Digital Interdisciplinary Art Practice - CUNY - The City College of New York, New York, NY

2012 - Continuing Education Program - Photography and Contemporary Art - School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2011 - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Image and Design - Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, PR


2017 - Seen and Heard, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, curated by DJ Hellerman

2017 - Lionel Cruet: Entre Nosotros (Between Us) Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

2017 - AIM Biennale at The Bronx Museum, New York, NY

2017 - make__ place, New York Immigration Coalition, New York, NY

2017 - Entre Nosotros (Between Us) Spring Break Art Show, BKLYN IMMERSIVE, Brooklyn, NY

2017 - Lionel Cruet: Entre Nosotros (Between Us), Lincoln Center Education and Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, New York, NY

2017 - Culture of One , Rockaway Artist Alliance, Rockaways, NY

2017 - Rotative Repository of Latin American Video Art, Galeria Die Ecke, Santiago, Chile

2017 - Grupo 11 - Satellite 2 Transamerican Eye, The Orozco Room at Parsons, The New School, New York, NY

2017 - Bestiario (Menagerie): A Group Show, at the Adobe Book Gallery, San Francisco, CA Curated by Angel Rafael Vazquez Concepcion

2016 - 2da Gran Bienal Tropical Puerto Rico , San Juan, PR

2016 - VideoBardo Video and Poetry Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 - Intangible Sites, PASEO Taos, Taos, NM

2016 - INCITE// INSIGHT, CoLab Factory, Brooklyn, NY

2015 - Colonial Comfort, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC PR), San Juan, PR

2015 - An Economy of Light, XY Atelier, New York, NY

2015 - Explorart: Puerto Rico, Vargas Gallery, Jose Maria Vargas University, Pembroke Pines, Miami, Fl

2014 - Colonial Comfort, Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI, Curated by Lisa Ladner

2014 - Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY, Curated by Karine Duteil

2014 - Jardin Cerra, Recinto Cerra, San Juan, PR

2014 - Me, Myself & I, Runnels Gallery, Golden Library, Eastern New Mexico University, NM

2014 - MFA Thesis Exhibition, CUNY – The City College of New York, New York, NY

2013 - 11 Bienal de Artes Mediales, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

2013 - Feria de Arte Sonoro, El Status, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, PR

2013 - Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival 2013, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago IL

2013 - Sea and Sky, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013 - Working it out!, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2013 - SuperReal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video, El Museo del Barrio New York, NY

2013 - Igniting Self-Expression, Casita Maria Gallery, Bronx, NY

2013 - ¡Dale! from Puerto Rico to Galapagos Islands, Casita Maria Gallery, Bronx, NY

2012 - DIAP First MFA Show, Compton Goethals Hall, CCNY, New York, NY

2012 - Artist Wanted: Art Takes Time Square, Chashama, New York, NY

2011 - Graduate Exhibition, La Galeria Nacional, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PR

2011 - Florece la primavera Glade, Escuela de Artes Plásticas with Glade; Grant, San Juan, PR

2011 - Intersecciones: arte y naturaleza, Escuela de Artes Plásticas Gallery, San Juan, PR

2010 - Image and Design: annual exhibition, Escuela de Artes Plásticas Gallery, San Juan, PR

2009 - Image and Design: annual exhibition, Escuela de Artes Plásticas Gallery, San Juan, PR


2015 - Strange Oasis, Project by Pablo Helguera, Kent Fine Art, New York, NY

2015 - Ripen: Forbidden Truth Leslie Parker, HERE and Performance Mix Festival, New York, NY

2014 - Artist Summer Institute Lower Manhattan Cultural Council + Creative Capital, New York, NY

2014 - Poetics of ReparationMonica Carrillo aka Oru and Martin Fuks

2013 - Spanish Lessons, A Project by Gabriel Orozco, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY<

2013 - Building Community Center for Youth Program Quality, New York, NY

2012 - Figure Drawing Atelier, A Project by Nicole Eisenman, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2010 - Araña de Agua Dhara Rivera Art Collective, San Juan, PR

2009 - Araña de Agua Dhara Rivera Art Collective, Dorado, PR


2017 - Mailee Hung, FanMail Lionel Cruet, Daily Serving An International Publication for Contemporary Art, CCA

2017 - Art Reveal Magazine, Entre Nosotros (Between Us)

2017 - Claire Voon, Spring/Break Art Show Trades Labyrinthine Rooms for Immersive Installations, Hyperallergic, NY

2017 - Stephen Barry, BKLYN Immersive - Spring/Break Art Show, ArteFuse, New York, NY

2016 - Edwin G. Domenech, Captura de los intangibles con Lionel Cruet, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2016 - Helen Longstreth, Puerto Rico-born Lionel Cruet creates an audiovisual installation? POSTmatter, London, UK

2016 - Puerto Rico Art News, Intangible Sites instalacion de Lionel Cruet en The PASEO Art Festival Taos, New Mexico.

2016 - Puerto Rico Art News, Exitosa la Segunda Edición de la Gran Bienal Tropical en Piñones, Puerto Rico.

2016 - LiveTaos, Whats in the Box?, LiveTaos, Chelsea Reidy, Taos, New Mexico

2016 - art:i:curate, A Conversation with Lionel Cruet, art:i:curate, Despoina Tzanos, London, UK

2016 - designboom, lionel cruet materializes the cloud on espacio intangible, designboom, Italy

2015 - Puerto Rico Art News, “Exhibition ExplorArt: Puerto Rico” Pembroke Pines Fl., Puerto Rico Art News

2014 - Zona f8, “Exhibicion fotografica ‘Colonial Comfort’ en St. Croix” Zona f8

2014 - Repeating Islands, “Colonial Comfort” in St. Croix” , Repeating Islands

2014 - ARC the Magazine, “Colonial Comfort” photography exhibition CMCArts in St Croix” ARC the Magazine

2014 -, “Colonial Comfort”

2014 - Art Haps, “Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital” Art Haps

2014 - NY Art Beat, “Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital” NY Art Beat

2014 - American Towns Bronx NY, “Exhibition - Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital” American Towns Bronx NY

2014 - Time Out New York, “Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital” Time Out New York

2014 - Michael Corbin, Interview, “Environemental Immersion” ArtBookGuy, NY

2013 - Daniela Silva Astorga, “Hoy comienza la Bienal de Artes Mediales” El Mercurio, Supplement Culture (Santiago. Chile). Pp. A11.

2013 - Artishock, “Autonomía: La Bienal de Artes Mediales y su enfoque artístico cultural y educacional”, Artishock revista de arte contemporáneo, online article

2013 - Cheryl Hartub, “FAS/PR/2013”, Visión Doble, (San Juan, PR)

2013 - David Gonzalez, Lens Blog: What Is Real, The New York Times (New York, NY)

2011 - Ana Teresa Toro,“El muchacho y las tortugas” El Nuevo Dia, Art & Culture Supplement (San Juan, PR). Pp. 16/17.

2011 - David Moscoso & Dhara Rivera, “Cosiendo Agua, Collective Anaña de Agua” (online review on

2010 - Ana Teresa Toro, “También la curiosidad se siembra” El Nuevo Dia, Art & Culture Supplement (San Juan, PR)

2010 - Ana Teresa Toro, “Puntadas para el agua” El Nuevo Dia, Art & Culture (San Juan, PR)

2010 - Vasco A. Carinhas, “Photo Gallery” Papel Mag, (San Juan, PR)

2009 - Artefacto2,“Artefacto2” (San Juan, PR)

2009 - David Moscoso, “Homenaje al Pterocaurpus” Dhara Rivera and Collective;


2016 - PFLAG Foundation, Taos, New Mexico

2016 - Foundation for Contemporary Art


2009 - Lionel Cruet, Arte ecológico: la presencia de la gestión, a través de las obras de: Joseph Beuys (1921 - 1986), Ana Mendieta (1948 –1985) y Mark Dion (1961-)

2009 - Lionel Cruet, Espacio Intangible (Intangible Space) CUNY MFA Thesis 2014


2013 - Lionel Cruet, “Art Workshop on Discovery of Puerto Rico and Caribbean Islands” News 12 The Bronx NY, November 19, 2013


2014 - National Society of Leadership and Success

2013 - Golden Key International Honour Society

2011 - SC Johnson


2017 - Intercultural Art Practices, Australian Cosulate-Genral New York

2017 - Empowering Immigrant Communities Through Art and Activism alt_break art fair and Upwardly Global

2016 - Lucky Seven: An Art Salon, El Museo del Barrio

2016 - Pecha Kucha Taos, New Mexico Edition 2016

2016 - Lincoln Center Education, Clark Studio,

2016 - Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico.


2017 - SALT Quarters, Syracuse, NY

2017 - Lincoln Center, Boro-Linc on site Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, New York, NY

2015 - Seven Below Arts Initiative | Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT

2015 - The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY

2015 - Grantee for The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria


2016 - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Education, New York, NY

2013 - CUNY - The City College of New York, New York, NY

2013 - Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Bronx, NY

2012 - English as Second Language and International Support Preparatory Academy, Bronx, NY

2012 - Bronx Arts Ensemble, Bronx, NY

2010 - CAUSE = (Center for Urban Action, Community, and Business), University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras San Juan, PR 2006 - Departamento de Educacio?n de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR


2014 - Eyebeam Internet Blackout or “Practocalypse”

2010 - Eyebeam Open Source Digital Archiving: Omeka, Collective Access


Vargas Gallery, Jose Maria Vargas University, Pembroke Pines, Miami, Fl