Reynier Leyva Novo


Reynier Leyva Novo (b. 1983, Cuba) is a leading Conceptual artist inspired by Cuba’s revolution and the following political tension. His multidisciplinary practice is grounded in his scrutiny of historical data and official documents to unearth content that he transforms into formally minimalist and conceptually charged work.


Novo graduated from the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in 2003 and studied at the Higher Art Institute from 2004 to 2008. His work has been shown internationally in the Liverpool Biennial (2010), the Venice Biennale (2011, 2017), the Sorocaba Triennial of Arts (Brazil, 2017) and the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition Deconstructing Liberty, A Destiny Manifested (2017). His work has been collected by the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington D.C.), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (Miami) and Perez Art Museum (Miami). The artist lives and works in Havana, Cuba.


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