Imperfect Fragments of an Uncertain Whole: Rafael Domenech

22 April - 19 June 2021

Hua International is pleased to present Rafael Domenech’s first solo show in China, “Imperfect Fragments of an Uncertain Whole,” in April 2021 during Gallery Weekend Beijing. Installed in both the gallery space and Gallery Weekend Beijing’s public program area, this exhibition expands Domenech’s explorations of buildings as linguistic devices and experimental publications.


Rafael Domenech (born 1989 in Havana, Cuba), lives and works in New York City. Having grown up and been educated in a socialist system, an interest in architectural spaces and public propaganda naturally defined the foundation for Domenech’s early work. After migrating to the US, the artist experienced a transformational broadening of influences and interests through the transition, the process of geographical relocation, and cultural integration. 

Rafael Domenech graduated with a BFA from New World School of the Arts in Miami in 2015 and later earned an MFA from Columbia University in 2019. He has been exhibited by major institutions such as The Bass Museum, The Sculpture Center, Yeh Art Gallery, Hua International, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, and Socrates Sculpture Park. He has received several awards including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Morty Frank Fellowship Fund, and Soros Foundation finalist.

Installation Views

“Residue of the implicated body”, 2021, Rafael Domenech, Plywood, archivalglue, laser-printonvariouspapers, foundconcreterock, Unique, 37.5cm×22cm×26.5cm, courtesy of the artist and the Hua International, Beijing