Photo by Yali Romagoza

Yali Romagoza (b. in Havana, Cuba). is a multimedia artist. Yali works and lives between Havana & NY. Based on her cuban roots she builds a bridge between cultures discussing notions of identity and migration in relation to politics and social behavior.

 

EDUCATION

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

Postgraduate Certificate in Performance Art, Cátedra Arte de Conducta created by Tania Bruguera, Havana, Cuba, January 2007- April 2009  

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

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

2017 All the things she says, Galeria de la Biblioteca Publica Ruben Martinez Villena, Havana, Cuba

2015 Normal Is Good (I like America and America likes me), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012 Golden Dreams in Black and White, White Box, New York

2010 Dressing boys for Andy Warhol, Galeria Origenes, Havana, Cuba

2009 Fuck the Handbag! Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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, Spain

2015 The Good Good, apartment gallery 3253, Chicago, IL

2015 #YoTambienExijo: A Restaging of “Tatlin’s Whisper #6”, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (as part of the international support in solidarity with the artist Tania Bruguera organized by Creative Time), Chicago, IL

2014 Threshold One, Garcia Squared Contemporary, Kansas

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

2012 ENDLESS SUMMER @ BEACH BOX, Special Fashion Guest Normal Is Good at “Labor Latin Day”, White Box, New York

2010 10th Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, England

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 Habana, HavanaCuba

2009 Perdiem, Bétonsalon, Paris, France

2008 Comikase, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba

2007 4th Gothenburg Biennial of Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden

2007 Masa Crítica, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba

 

FILM SCREENINGS

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

2016 Normal Is Good (I like America and America likes me), Sometimes Art Space, Havana, Cuba

2016 Normal Is Good (I like America and America likes me), Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba

2016 #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, White Box, New York

2015 Normal Is Good (I like America and America likes me), Hyde Park Free Theater, Chicago, IL

2016 Normal Is Good (I like America and America likes me), FVNMAS Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

 

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2017  NYFA Immigrant Artist Program, NY, US

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

 

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

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, Havana, Cuba

2016 Hyde Park Free Theater, Chicago,

2012 Museo del Barrio, New York

2011 Chicago Contemporary Art Fair Chicago, Chicago

 

COLLABORATIONS

2015 Costume designs for the theater/video/installation Schwanze-Beast written and directed by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano, Vermont Performance Lab, Vermont

2012 Costume designs for the theater/video/installation Post-Plástica, co-written and directed by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano, Museo del Barrio, New York