San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Nationality||Spaniard / American / Puerto Rican|
|Education||School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of Architecture at Universidad de Puerto Rico|
|Known for||Photography, Video, Sculpture|
Javier Cambre -born Xavier Cambre in San Juan, Puerto Rico, son of a Spanish father and a Puerto Rican mother - is a contemporary artist working in diverse media such as photography, collage, painting, text, sculpture and video. His maternal grandfather was the poet Evaristo Ribera Chevremont.
After earning an Associate Degree in Science and Mathematics, Cambre studied architecture at Universidad de Puerto Rico (B. Design) and at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Dipl. Arquitecto) in Colombia. In 1998 Cambre graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Master of Fine Arts. Javier Cambre is a tenured professor in the Art and Photography department at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, where he has taught since the year 2000.
Cambre has exhibited his work at the 2002 Whitney Biennial, MoMA-P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, the Sculpture Center, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, El Museo del Barrio and the Moore Space in Miami. He has also exhibited his work in museums in Spain, Puerto Rico, Russia and Argentina. Cambre has been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, and at the National Studio Program in P.S. 1/MoMA, as well as artist grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the New Jersey Council on the Arts  and the Research Foundation of the City University of New York. His work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum and has been discussed in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine, Tema Celeste, Sculpture Magazine, Arts Monthly and Art Nexus among others.
Grants and Awards
- 2013 PSC-CUNY Research Grant (Photography), City University of NY
- 2011 PSC-CUNY Research Grant (Photography), City University of NY
- 2010 PSC-CUNY Research Grant (Photography), City University of NY
- 2008 PSC-CUNY Research Grant (Video), City University of NY
- 2007 NJ State Council for the Arts Award, Sculpture Fellowship, NJ
- 2007 PSC-CUNY Research Grant (Video), City University of NY
- 2006 PSC-CUNY Research Grant (Video), City University of NY
- 2005 NALAC, Artist Grant- San Antonio, Texas
- 2004 Headlands Center for the Arts- Artist in Residence, Sausalito, Ca
- 2003 New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship, NYC
- 2002-03 PS1-Contemporary Art Center, Artist in Residence, NYC