2015    John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. New York, NY.

2014-15   Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant. Washington DC

2013     Grand Prize Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale. Icheon, South Korea.

2012     Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. New York, NY.

2011     Leeway Foundation. Transformation Award. Philadelphia, PA.

2009     USA Knight Fellow. Santa Monica, LA.

2003     PEW Fellowship Recipient. Visual Arts. Philadelphia, PA.

             Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Grant in Visual Arts. Philadelphia, PA.

2000     Anonymous is a Woman Award, New York, NY. 

1999     Leeway Foundation, Window of Opportunity Award. Philadelphia, PA.

1997-98   Artist in Residence, Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

1997     Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Sculpture Award. New York, NY.

1996     Artist in Residence, Paula and Edwin Sidman Fellowship in the Arts,

             Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1993     Creative Time. Project Underdevelopment in Progress/500 years (Ana Ferrer, Kukuli Velarde.)         

             Recognition for Freedom of Expression, Andy Warhol Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation,

             Merce Cunningham Foundation, etc., MOMA. New York, NY. 

1992     Bronx Council of the Arts   Fellowship, New York, NY.

1987     Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop Fellowship, New York, NY.


2016    Kukuli Velarde- PLUNDER ME, BABY. Peters Project Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

2015    KUKULI VELARDE. Art Lima solo show (Cavin-Morris Gallery) Lima, Peru.

2013    PLUNDER ME, BABY. Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS.

2012    PATRIMONIO. Germán Krüger Espantoso Gallery, ICPNA. Lima, Perú.

            KUKULI VELARDE. Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury. NY.

2010    PLUNDER ME, BABY and The Cadavers Series. Barry Friedman, New York, NY.

2007    PLUNDER ME, BABY, work in progress. Garth Clark Gallery. New York, NY.

2001    ISICHAPUITU, final presentation. John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, WI.

1999    KUKULI VELARDE. From Isichapuitu and Pure Love series. Invited Artist. International Biennial of              

            Lima, Peru. 

1998    ISICHAPUITU. John Elder Gallery, New York, NY.

            ISICHAPUITU (work in progress) Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

            METAMORPHOSIS. Long Island University, Long Island, NY.                                                                                                           

1996    HOMAGE TO MY HEART, Museum of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, M.I

1995    HOMAGE TO MY HEART, INTAR, New York, NY.

1993    UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN PROGRESS; 500 YEARS, Window installation with Ana Ferrer, Soho 2. New

            York, NY.  

            New Ceramic Sculpture, Carla Stellweg Gallery, New York, NY.  (In conjunction with Eugenia Vargas


1992    UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN PROGRESS; 500 YEARS. Window installation with Ana Ferrer (censored),

            Institute of Technology, New York, NY.



2016     Clay Love installation by Doug Herren & Kukuli Velarde. Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

2015     10º Biennial of Mercosur. Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2014     International Ceramic Biennial. Yenggi Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

             Bodies at Rest: Figurative Clay from RAM Collection. NCECA 2014. Wisconsin Convention Center.                            

             Milwaukee, WI.

             The Clay Studio: 40 Years NCECA 2014, Wisconsin Convention Center. Milwaukee, WI.

             The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection-The Human Condition. Chazen Museum of Art. Madison, WI.

2013     Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennial. Invited Artist. South Korea.

2012     Tatu Bohu, Gallerie Collection, Paris, France.

             The Garth Clark and Mark del Veccio Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.

2011     Identify Yourself, Saint Louis Craft Alliance. Saint Louise, MO.

2009     Uber Portraits. Bellevue Museum of Arts. Bellevue, Wa.

2005     Ev+a 2005. Limerick, Ireland.

2003-04  Form and Contents: Corporal Identity- Body Language, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt,


             Museum of  Arts and Design, New York, NY, Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago, IL

2003     Home/land: Artists, Immigration, and Identity, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA 

             De lo que soy/Of what I am. Lehman College Art Gallery. Bronx, NY.

2002     Dialogue-Installations. Taller Boricua Gallery. New York, NY.

2001     Monsters and Wonders. De Cordoba Museum. Lincoln, MA.

             Ceramics, Cultural Connections. Plattsburg State Art Museum, Plattsburg, NY.

2000     Glimpse to the Invisible NNCCA Invitational, Arvada, CO.

1999     Looking in the Mirror: Aspects of Figurative ceramics. Riley Hawk Galleries. Columbus, OH.

1997     Art-Making, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY.

             Shades of Blue: 12 Residents of Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

             Four Women in Form, Hostos Art Gallery, New York, NY.

1996     Artists from the Bronx, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY.

             Domestic Partnerships, New Impulses in Decorative Arts from the Americas. Art in General. New York, NY.

             Labor of Love. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.

1995     Dialogues of Peace, Palais de Nations, Ariana Park, Geneva, Switzerland.

             Ceramists of Color, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, YWCA, New York, NY.

             Heroes and Heroines, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts. NJ.

1994     Foire Internationale d’Art Latinoamericaine; Special Ceramic Exhibit: Carla Stellweg Gallery. Brussels,


1994     Transformers, An independent Curators Inc., Traveling Exhibition.

             Beyond the Borders: Art by Recent Immigrants, Bronx Museum of Arts, NY.

             Artists Select Artists, 20th Anniversary of Artists Space, New York, NY

             Reclaim, Recover, Reaffirm: A 25 Year Dialogue  “Reclaiming History Through Contemporary Art,” El Museo                                

             del Barrio. New York, NY.

1993     Intimate Lives, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX.

             Testimonio, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.

             Three Video Installations, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY.

             Longwood Studio 1992-93 Fellowship Artists, Bronx Council on the  Arts, NY.

1992     Uncommon Ground: 23 Latin American Artists, SUNY New Paltz, NY.

             New Talent, Carla Stellweg Latin American and Contemporary Art, NY.

             Remerica America, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY.

             Traveling Exhibition at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop Collection.



2012     CERAMICA, #126, “Kukuli Velarde” (p.42-45), Antonio Vivas.

       NEW CERAMICS #2/12, “Kukuli Velarde” (p. 26-29), Miriam Roger.

2011    ESTEKA #10, “Kukuli Velarde: La Cultura Precolombina desde la ironia” Miriam Roger.

2008    ART IN AMERICA, “Kukuli Velarde at Garth Clark” , Janet Koplos. Feb 2008

2006    AMERICAN CERAMIC, “Latin America Discovered ” Robert Coolodge Morgan and Ana Sokoloff, volume 15,

            number 1.

2003    SEX POTS. Paul Mathieu. Chapter 1 (p.44, 45) Rutgers University Press.

2001    POSTMODERN CERAMICS. Mark Del Vecchio. Chapter 10 (p. 146) Thames & Hudson.

2001   "Kukuli Velarde: Cantaros de Vida". Essay by Anna Indych. John Michael  Kohler Center.

1999    AMERICAN CRAFTS. Portfolio.

1998    CERAMICS MONTHLY "Isichapuitu" by Kukuli Velarde.

1995    SULFUR. "Kukuli Velarde, Syncretizations: Reconquering The Conquest". Anna Indych.

            THIRD TEXT, #32. "We, the Colonized Ones, Kukuli speaks". Ivor Miller.

1994    NEW YORK TIMES "Redefining ‘Immigrant’ In the Bronx,”, Melinda Henneberger, February 20, 1994.

            ART IN AMERICA, “Kukuli Velarde at Carla Stellweg,” Yasmin Ramirez, March.

            FLASH ART, “Global Art: Kukuli Velarde,” Francesco Bonami, November.

1993    HERESIES,# 27. Latina. Kukuli Velarde.



1988-1992   BFA Hunter College, University of New York. Magna Cum Laude.

1985-87      Continuing Education: Printmaking, painting and sculpture. Academia San Carlos, Graduate program.

                   University of Mexico.