Coralina Rodriguez Meyer was born in the Everglades and raised queer between Homestead, FL and the Caribbean. She spent half her life in NYC before returning to Miami to birth her daughter Zaita whose name means the beginning of time and the “umbligo” origin of the world. Coralina’s Quipucamayoc art practice spans urban design, documentary sculpture, moving images and immersive installations created in collaboration with social justice leaders and her BIPOC community.
Coralina studied painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and anthropology at John’s Hopkins before completing her Architecture BFA at Parsons School of Design, New School University. After completing her MFA in Combined Media at Hunter College CUNY in 2013, she received awards from Foundation for Contemporary Art, Oolite Arts, Kennedy Center VSA Arts, NYFA and Young Arts. Coralina was a resident of Mildred's Lane and the Bronx Museum AIM program. She was a research fellow at the Museo de Sitio Machu Picchu Peru connecting Quipu social structures to US American iconography, at Syracuse University Florence Italy excavating Italian fascist architecture and Universitat der Kunst Berlin investigating Nazi utopian urban design with Hito Steyerl. She has been featured in the NY Times, Village Voice, Hyperallergic, Univision, the Guardian, London Review of Books and Jezebel. Her work was exhibited at the Queens Museum, Bronx Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, Kunsthaus Bretanien Berlin, KMAC Museum, the Corcoran. She has shown at AIR gallery, Bitforms, Andrew Edlin and the NY Armory. Her recent solo show Unbearable Fruit at Bronx River Art Center, was reviewed in Hyperallergic and supported by grants from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Young Arts, Oolite Arts and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Her recent solo show of Mother Mold sculptures and Linea Negra photographs from the Mama Spa Botanica were reviewed in Hyperallergic. Coralina is currently a mother and adjunct professor of architecture and urban design at FIU.