Jessica Gispert (*1984) is a visual artist from Miami, FL. Her work interconnects themes of identity, spirituality and corporeality. Gispert uses transformative materials to investigate subcultural practices in the digital era related to ethnography, alchemy and religion. Her recent book, UNSEEN, explores her relationship to spirituality as a silent part of her Cuban identity. The book presents new photographic work inspired by the intimate spaces used to honor ancestors and deities in Latin-American households.


2021          Post-graduate degree, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, DE

2012          MFA, Studio Art, New York University Steinhardt School, New York, NY

2007          BFA, Studio Art & Art History, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Selected Solo Exhibitions 


Unseen, Mélange, Cologne, DE


10,000 Island Spiral, Noguchi Breton, Miami, FL


Sense of Selfed ,Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, DE

The Big Ass Affair, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE 

Heartspace (sitting still within, sitting still without), Melange, Cologne, DE


Stone Is Not Stone, Between Arrival & Departure, Düsseldorf, DE


NO LOVE, Goldrush Fine Arts, Skowhegan Residency, Skowhegan, Maine


Limpiezas (GisMo Girls collective), Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami, FL

Awards, Public Art Commisions, & Lectures 




Vaina, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places, Brisas del Este II Allapattah 

Oolite Art's Ellies Creator Award

Artist Talk for MFA candidates, Class of Cash Regona at Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh, PA


Traveling Artist Award Nordrhein-Westfalen, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen


Group panel discussion mediated by Susanne Titz and Diango Hernandez for the exhibition Lonelyfingers: KONVERSATIONSSTÜCKE, Museum Abteiburg, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Visiting Artist Lecturer,  Kunsthochschule Mainz


NYU Steinhardt Honorarium for selected feminist artist colloquium Panelist at Helene Cixous’ Laugh of the Medusa Colloquium with Kathe Burkhardt, Nancy Barton, Marlene McCarty, Avital Ronell, and Andy Slemenda

Selected Group Exhibitions


Unique New Work curated by Alan Gutierrez for Miami Beach Open House Project during Art Week Miami

Unseen, performance with Joseph Chesson & book launch at Paradis Books, North Miami, FL

Cabinet of Kaput, Galerie Mieke van Schaijk, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands


AIM Biennial, curated by William Cordova, Gene Moreno, Marie Vickles and Mikhaile Solomon Miami, FL


Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration., curated by Dr. Nicole Fleetwood, MoMA PS1


Everything Ordinary, PiK Deutz in Kunstwerk Köln, DE

LOFT at Studio 2.63 in Quartier am Hafen, curated by Jan-Ole Schiemann & Carmen Lenhart, Köln, DE


I caught a rat, we caught some air, curated by Mélange + Markus Lutgen at Art Düsseldorf


No Soy Sincero, curated by Patricia Hernandez, Orgy Park, Brooklyn NY


Surface Imagery, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, FL

Honey: Bread & Butter, Jessica Gispert & Melike Kara, Komplot Brussels,


New Positions, Melange Cologne at Cologne Fine Art Contemporaries, Germany


Fair Jahresgabe, Dortumnder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany


NNN NNN, curated by Sonja Engelhardt, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin


BAD DATA, curated by Alice Wang, Wolfart, Rotterdam, NL


Translating Transformers, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany


Object Manipulating Economy / Economy Manipulating Object, curated by Aman Sandhu & Swapnaa Tamhane with Kultubüro Mönchengladbach


Jahresgabe-Ausstellung, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

Another Place / Another Space / Quadriennale Düsseldorf

The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY


Ein ahnungsloser Traum vom Park, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

DSNY in Stamsund, Norway, Galleri 2, Stamsund, Norway


Lonelyfingers KONVERSATIONSSTÜCKE, Museum Abteiberg


O Fortuna, curated in collaboration with Laurent Pellissier Paris; Düsseldorf; New York, NY; Berlin, DE


#D, curated by Giselle Zatonyl, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY


Re-Framing the Feminine, Girls Club Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Apogee, ISCP Salon curated by Elmar Hermann, Brooklyn, NY

MFA Thesis Exhibition, 80WSE Gallery, New York University, NY


Memoria percibida, Museo de Arte Moderno, Guatemala City, Guatemala

LANDMARKS: Works by Ali Prosch and the GisMo Collective, curated by Jillian Hernandez, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

Selected Bibliography


UNSEEN, artist book funded in part by the Künsthochschule für Medien Köln, Edition 150



Brett Sokol, "Art Basel Miami Beach Was Canceled, but the Show Goes On, New York Times, Nov 27


Zion Sealy, “Alumnae use art to empower incarcerated teenage girls,"  FIU News, Nov 16



I caught a rat, we caught some air, publication by Mélange + Markus Lutgen



Katherine Sperber, “Q&A: Jessica Gispert”, Strange Fire Collective,  January



Rolf Pfeiffer, “Venus am Strand,” Westfälischer Anzeiger, August



Elodie Evers, “Alle Türen stehen offen,” Monopol Magazin, September


Christina Irrang, “über Stephanie Seidels “BETWEEN ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE,” Kuba Paris, July



Monica Uszerowicz, “Art: The Female Form”, BRACEDigital, August 28


Re-framing the Feminie: photography from the collection of Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz, Exhibition Catalouge



nüans (Anna Heidnhaim, Elmar Hermann, and Maki Umehara), APOGEE  - a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation.



Jillian Hernandez, Performing Identity in Miami: A Case Study of Women Artists, Florida without Borders: Women at the Intersections of the Local and Global