Reynier Leyva Novo of Havana, Cuba graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in 2003, studied at the Higher Art Institute from 2004 to 2008, served as chair of the Behavior Art program directed by Tania Brugera in 2007. Among his solo exhibitions are National Sport, Salle Zero, Alliance Fran├žaise; 50th Anniversary Collection, Center for the Development of Visual Arts: and, By an Endless Trail, Museum of Colonial Art, all in Havana.

He has participated in significant group exhibitions at the Liverpool Biennial Arte 10: 31st Pontevedra Biennial in Galicia, Spain; and, National Hispanic Center Art Museum in Alburquerque, New Mexico. In 2011, Novo was the sole Cuban artist chosen for the 54th Venice Bienniale.