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Composition: The shape of a thought (III), (I), 2017

Installation, fabric sculptures, burlap, thread

Ongoing series of fabric sculptures. The number of pieces to build is determined by the space in which it will be installed. Due to Yali's background as a fashion designer these fabric sculptures are free from the limitations of the human body. It approaches the body more like elements of change, transformation and possibility. Each piece has a touch of handmade and irregularity that is intriguing and provocative. Inspired by the handicraft techniques often associated as “women’s work” in response to the fact that women and women artists are not sufficiently valued by society. Women's intelligence and intellectual capacity are still questioned. As a woman, Latina, Caribbean and Cuban Yali is facing those challenges and barriers. With this project she examines the polarity between craft and conceptual art, on one hand, and on the other; to speak to the strength as well as the exploitation of female labor, particularly immigrants in the US.

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Composition: The shape of a thought II, 2017

Fabric sculpture, burlap, thread

View from installation at Yali Romagoza solo exhibition “Todas las cosas que ella dice (All the things she says)”, Galería de la Biblioteca Pública Rubén Martínez Villena, Havana, Cuba, (May 4th-June 5th, 2017)

Composition: The Shape of a Caprice, 2017

Fabric sculpture, linen, thread

View from installation at Fall Open Studios, NARS Foundation, NY, (October 13th, 14th), 2017