Yali Romagoza, 2022
Yali Romagoza is a Cuban-born artist whose interdisciplinary work discusses migration issues and the effects of political trauma on the individual. Through her alter-ego Cuquita The Cuban Doll, she approaches identity, power, and Latinx feminism. Romagoza graduated with an MFA in Fashion from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Art History from Havana University. Her works have been presented at the Art and Social Activism Festival, NY; The Immigrant Artist Biennial, NY. Romagoza has performed at Links Hall Theater, Chicago; Teatro LATEA, NY; Art in Odd Places, NY; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC; Grace Exhibition Space, NY. She has been granted awards and residencies, including Cátedra Arte de Conducta by Tania Bruguera, La Habana, Bétonsalon Centre d’ art et de recherche, Paris; NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, NY; Creative Capital NYC Taller, NY; Franklin Furnace Fund, SVA Artist Residency Project, NY.