Yali Romagoza's (b. in Havana, Cuba, based in NYC) is a multi-disciplinary artist, whose practice reflects on notions of feminism, identity, power and oppression and explores broader issues of migration, politics and social behavior. By constructing her artistic vocabulary through mining her own biography of dislocation and immigration, Romagoza's work examines the cultural displacement and alienation, through a combination of various mediums, such performance, video, installation, photography and conceptual costume.

Romagoza graduated with an MFA in Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013-2015) and a BA in Art History from the University of Havana, (2001-2006). Her works have been included in the Gothenburg Biennial (2007), Havana Biennial (2009), Bétonsalon, Paris, (2009), Liverpool Biennial (2010). She has performed at Links Hall Theater, Chicago (2012), White Box, NY (2012), Teatro LATEA, NY (2018), Art in Odd Places, NY (2018), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC (2018), Grace Exhibition Space (2019). Romagoza has collaborated with Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano in Post-Plástica, at El Museo del Barrio, NY (2012) and Schwanze-Beast, Vermont Performance Lab, Vermont (2015), UCRArtsblock (2017), Queens Museum (2019), Leslie-Lohman Museum (2019). She has been granted numerous awards and residencies including Cátedra Arte de Conducta by Tania Bruguera, La Habana (2007), Bétonsalon Centred'art et de recherché, Paris, (2009), NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (2017), NY.



Master of Fine Arts in Fashion, Body and Garment, The School of the Art Institute (SAIC), Chicago, IL, September 2013-May 2015

Bachelor in Art History, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, September 2001- June 2006



2019 The Mistress of Loneliness (Rehearsal/Work in process), Grace Exhibition Space, New York (Upcoming)

2018 Monument to the Great Living Artist, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), North Carolina

2018 Self-Experience of Freedom and Unfreedom, Pique, Kentucky

2018 Monument to the Great Living Artist, Teatro LATEA, New York

2017 All the things she says, Galeria de la Biblioteca Publica Ruben Martinez Villena, La Habana

2012 Normal Is Good: Golden Dreams in Black and White, White Box, New York

2010 Normal Is Good: Dressing boys for Andy Warhol, Galeria Origenes, La Habana

2009 Fuck the Handbag! Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana



2019 The Syncope, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, New York

2019 Dear Democracy, Chashama, New York

2019 Mother, I see myself in your eyes. The search for the essence of the feminine being, Concrete Space, Miami

2018 SYNTHETIC ZERO: Looking at What You Don’t Want to Look at, BronxArtSpace, New York

2018 Art in Odd Places & Westbeth Gallery, New York

2018 Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure and Pain, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), North Carolina

2018 Out of Control, The Border, New York

2018 Identity. Of what?, Teatro LATEA, New York

2017 Fall Open Studios, NARS Foundation, New York

2016 Yo he visto en la noche oscura (Una pelea cubana)/ I have seen through dead of night (A cuban fight), Carlos Garaicoa Open Studio 11.0, Madrid

2015 The Good Good, apartment gallery 3253, Chicago

2014 Threshold One, Garcia Squared Contemporary, Kansas

2012 Art is not Easy: Temporary Lapses and Artistic Translation, Links Hall Theater, Chicago

2010 10th Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool

2010 Profane Expressions, David Castillo Gallery, Miami

2010 Visual & Dance, alternative to Art Basel Miami, Incub8, Miami

2009 Estado de Excepción, 10th Havana Biennial, Galería HabanaLa Habana

2009 Perdiem, Bétonsalon, Paris

2008 Comikase, Casa de las Américas, La Habana

2007 4th Gothenburg Biennial of Contemporary Art, Gothenburg

2007 Masa Crítica, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana



2018 Light Year 40: Sine Gallery, Sine Gallery and Light Year, public video projection on Manhattan Bridge, New York 

2016 Sights & Sounds && Version 3.0Dance Hall, Fire Hall, Calgary

2016 Sometimes Art Space, La Habana

2016 Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana

2016 #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, White Box, New York

2015 Hyde Park Free Theater, Chicago

2016 FVNMAS Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago



2017 NYFA Immigrant Artist Program for Performing and Literary Arts, New York

2009 Artist -in Residence, Parties Prenantes, Bétonsalon, Paris

2007 Cátedra Arte de Conducta, La Habana 



2019 Supporting Immigrant Artists and Communities, Panel in collaboration with NYFA, No Longer Empty and Katya Grokhovsky, CAA Advancing Art & Design conference, New York.

2018 Artist Talk, Wake Forest University, North Carolina

2018 Artist Talk, Pique, Kentucky

2017 Cuban Millenials: Making and Consuming Culture in Twenty-First Century Cuba, New York University, New York

2016 How can fashion be poetic and political?, Artista x Artista, La Habana

2016 Artist Talk, Hyde Park Free Theater, Chicago

2012 Artist Talk, Museo del Barrio, New York

2011 Artist Talk, Chicago Contemporary Art Fair Chicago, Chicago