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politics, economy, social
The winner of the love letter contest
Produced by Casa de Cultura de Girona / Maintained by the artist and her spouse.
2008 - 2013
With this project NÃºria GÃ¼ell offered herself as a bride to any Cuban who wanted to immigrate and obtained the Spanish citizenship. The aspiring husbands were invited to write a love letter which was submitted to a jury composed by three prostitutes who then declared the winner letter.
Once married and having obtained Spanish citizenship it was possible ask for a divorce. This project focuses on issues related to immigration restrictions and the social consequences that they involve.
This project gave a chance to the contest winner to live legally in the country and consequently to receive a Spanish residence permit. The project also shows a possible strategy to be used by other immigrants who are in the same situation.
Through the project, GÃ¼ellâ€™s husband has obtained a legal residency in Spain and a residence permit to be abroad from the Cuban government. From now on, he is free to enter and exit Cuba whenever he wants and has all the rights of a Spanish national.