The Immigrant Artist Biennial



Normal is Good ( I like America and America likes me), 2016, 25” x 30”.


Yali Romagoza is a Havana-born multi-disciplinary artist whose practice reflects on notions of feminism, identity, power, and oppression and explores broader issues of migration, politics, and social behavior. Romagoza is based in New York. She has constructed her artistic vocabulary by mining her own biography of dislocation and immigration. Romagoza's work examines cultural displacement and alienation through a combination of various mediums such as performance, video, installation, drawing, and conceptual costume.

Romagoza is a Cuban-born artist currently based in Queens, NY and La Habana, Cuba. She graduated with an MFA in Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015) and a BA in Art History from the University of Havana, (2006). Her works have been included in the Gothenburg Biennial (2007), Havana Biennial (2009), Bétonsalon, Paris, (2009),and 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), and Grace Exhibition Space, NY (2019). She collaborated with Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano in “Post-Plástica” at El Museo del Barrio, NY (2012) and “Schwanze-Beast” at Vermont Performance Lab, VT (2015), UCRArtsblock, CA (2017), and Queens Museum (2019). Romagoza 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), and NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program (2017), NY.


The Emancipation of Cuquita the Cuban Doll (Mama Yanqui), 2019, 26 x 28 inches.

Monument to the Great Living Artist, 2018, 30 x 25 inches.

Meditating my way out of Capitalism and Communism. 12410 days of Isolation, 22018, 25 x 20 inches.

Meditating my way out of Capitalism and Communism. 12410 days of Isolation , detail, 2018, 20 x 30 inches