Rafael Domenech ( b.1989, Havana)

Lives and works between New York and Miami




2019   MFA Columbia University

2015   BFA New World School of the Arts

2009   BA Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro”


Solo Exhibitions


assembling beneath a desire for sabotage, Locust Project, Miami, Florida

The affordance of the oblique, ASE Foundation, Shanghai, China

Heat Silhouette in collaboration with Tomas Vu, Asia Society Texas, Houston, Texas


The medium is the massage, ICA VCU Museum, Richmond, Virginia 

Estuaries, MOAD Museum of Art and Design Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida 

The other square with no corners, Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, Brest, France

An oracle on a tomato, ubiquitous rectangles, NAME Publications, Miami, Florida 


Notations from Somewhere, Hua International, Berlin, Germany

Imperfect fragments of an uncertain whole. HUA International Gallery, Beijing, China

Hialeah Eléctrica-Metavector Collaboration with Ernesto Oroza, The Bass Museum, Miami Beach, Florida


re-model: la ciudad más allá de la ciudad, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York

Bad infinities: laboratory of fragments, Yeh Art Gallery St. John’s University, Queens, New York

Model to exhaust this place (SculptureCenter Pavilion), SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York


Paradoxically Tied: A Landscape of Permissions, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida

Las palabras son muros (Pavilion for Astoria), Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island, New York


Pleiades, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida

The List of Messier Objects Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida


Time/Memory/Context, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida


Symplectic Structures, Artseen NWSA, Miami, Florida


Last Image of a city, Casa-Museo Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum, Havana, Cuba


The Wall, Collateral to 10th Havana Biennial, National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba

Canalización-GAS, Cascarilla Gallery, National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba


Group Exhibitions


Noor Riyadh Festival, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


58th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, Pensilvania

Shake your body, Algo Lagos, Mexico City, Mexico

PHRASEOLOGY, The BASS Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida

That, Instituto Cervantes, New York, New York


Common Space, Oolites, Miami, Florida

Youyi, Shanghai Fish Sculpture Art Park, Shanghai, China

SUMMER SERIES: THIS WAY, MIT List Museum, Cambridge, Massachusets

24 Signs of the Times, Mana Contemporary, Newark, New Jersey


Berlin, GREEN GO HOME, Hua International, Berlin, Germany

The Shands Collection: New Directions, Quappi Projects, Louisville, Kentucky

A.I.M. Biennial, Miami, Florida

Draw: Concept & Craft, SECCA, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Art on the grid, Public Art Fund, New York

A year without the southern sun, Hua International Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Searching the Sky for Rain, Sculpture Center, Long Island, NY

Green Go Home, White Box, Harlem, New York

LIT: Recent acquisitions from the collection, The Bass Museum, Miami Beach, Florida

Aesthetically Functional, Curated by Edsel Williams, New York, NY

Battleship Potemkin, Curatorial project, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida

Untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) Collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija, ICA London, UK

Columbia MFA thesis exhibition, Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, New York

A stone in a shoe, Curated by Elvia Rosa Castro, Collateral to Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

Spheres of Meaning: Artist Books Made in Miami, Phillip and Patricia Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida

La Mata (the perennial sprout) collaboration with Ernesto Oroza, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida

A Gaze through the CINTAS Fellowship Program: A Selection of Works from the CINTAS Foundation and the Art Museum of the Americas, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.

A space to fill, Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York


Grand reverse (Collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija), Tommy Simoens Gallery, Belgium

Feel that other day running underneath this one, Time Square Space, New York, New York

Summer Hot, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida

DYI: Made in the studio, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, New York

Draw (Over) Contemporary drawing from LeRoy Neiman till Today, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

2018 Florida Prize, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida

Cubans; Post Truth, Pleasures, and Pain, SECCA, Winstom-Salem, North Carolina

MFA First Year Exhibition, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, New York

Signos 36 A project by Ernesto Oroza, Bienal 00, Havana, Cuba

Solid Abstraction: Strategies of Disobedience in Cuban Art, Miami Biennale, Miami, Florida

Still Crazy, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida


Between the Real and the Imagined, Coral Gables Museum, Miami, Florida

40th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami

Florida Champions, Armory Center, West Palm Beach, Florida


Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art (Collaborative work with Maria Martinez-Cañas), Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida

Re-produce, Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano, Florida

Iconocracia, CAMM, Gran Canarias, Spain

Collaboration with Ernesto Oroza, Makers Fair, Miami, Florida


100 + Degrees in the Shade, Red bridge Studios, Miami, Florida

Cintas Fellowship Award Exhibition, Freedom Tower, Miami, Florida

Libros sin dominio, 12 Havana Biennial, Fayad Jamis Bookstore, Havana, Cuba

NWSA BFA Exhibition, Center for Visual Communication, Miami, Florida

Iconocracia, Artium Museum, Vitoria – Gasteiz, Spain

Seinfeld, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida


Beyond the Supersquare, Bronx Museum, New York

Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Romance, Under the Bridge, Miami, Florida


Rising Stars, New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, Florida

Behind the wall, The 8th floor gallery, New York, New York


Detras del Muro/ Behind the wall (11th Havana Biennial), Havana City Cuba

Escapando con el paisaje (11th Havana Biennial), Provincial Center of Visual Art and Design Luz y Oficio, Havana City, Cuba

Rising stars, New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, Florida

League for Innovation, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Miami, Flroida


Other Stories-Collective Show of the Project Cascarilla, Provincial Center of Visual Art and Design Luz y Oficio, Havana, Cuba

Ya see leer, Contemporary Art Center Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

Sound Senses, 18 Rabbit Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Video projection, The Mordes Collection, West Palm Beach, Florida


Ars Latina, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba


Proyeccion Maraton, Cascarilla Gallery, National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba

La escultura es algo más que tridimensionalidad, Cascarilla Gallery, National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba




Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Morty Frank Fellowship Fund

Soros foundation finalist


Swing space project, MDC Museum of Arts and Design


Cintas Fellowship Award

Tulsa Artist Fellowship