Rafael Sánchez

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b. Havana, Cuba, 1960

duCret School of the Arts 1978-81

Rutgers University, Newark 1981-86

Performance / Theatre Works*

Fandango!* w / Jim Fletcher, MoCA, Miami 2008

Rafael Sánchez + Rafael Sánchez w / Rafael Sánchez, Gershwin Hotel NYC 2007

TABLE project w / Kathleen White, Gene Frankel Theatre NYC 2006

The Three Voices* Performa, Participant Inc NYC 2005

REVOLVER* Participant Inc, NYC 2004

Subdivisions for Miss Gowanus* Red Dive, Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn 2003

Les Fleurs des Vents* Fruit Farm Film Festival, McMinnville OR 2002 Market Theater, Cambridge 2001 Gershwin Hotel NYC 2001

Dark Pearl* Armada Festival, Nijmegen, NL 2000

The Libation Bearers* Thread Waxing Space NYC 1999

Dream On, Jackie 60 NYC 1997

Water Boy, Chasing The Apron, Jackie 60 NYC 1997

Feed the Birds, Extrapol, Nijmegen NL 1996

Interlude, a garden in Brooklyn 1996

Rising for the Moon, Jackie 60, NYC 1996

A Goat’s Song* X-Teresa, Mexico City 1995

Boog-a-loo* Rushmore Festival, Orange County NY 1994

Bedtimestory, Rushmore Festival, Orange County NY 1993


BOAT, Magnus, Miller & Truman ; Theater at St. Mark’s, NYC 2010

People Without History, NYC Players; Chapter, Cardiff / Project Arts Center, Dublin 2010, NYC Players; The Performing Garage, NYC, 2009

Crime or Emergency, Sybil Kempson / Mike Iveson; PS 122, NYC 2009


Lonesome Dove, 2.5 min. video w / Kathleen White 2008

Rough Boy, 5min. video with R. D. Realmuto, 2008

REVOLVER, 30min. performance video edit: Laura Parnes 2005

Rooftop Balloon Inflation – Filming Experiment Event w / Glen Fogel, duration variable, film & video 2003

Lazy, 7min. video, music: 2003

Wuthering Heights, 15min. super 8mm to video edit: Yael Bitton 1999

Stormtrooper in Stilettos, 10min. video, music 1998

Little Prayers, 15min. super 8mm to video edit: Claire Barnier, 1995


Balloons Umbrellas Turntables, Participant Inc NYC 2004

Puff, Z Deli NYC 1997

Unfinished Masterpiece, Barneys Windows, NY 1997

Sugar Paintings, Hoboken Dental Specialties, Hoboken 1995

Teatro de la Cabeza, Foundation Elba, Nijmegen, NL 1993

Rafael Sánchez, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City 1991

Unfinished Masterpiece, D’ Clic Arts Club, Paris 1989

Black White Paintings, etc., Finck Residence NYC 1987

Rafael Sánchez, Hallwalls, Buffalo 1987

Look Don’t Touch, Aljira Arts Inc., Newark 1985


Aljira @ 30, State Museum of New Jersey, Trenton NJ 2014

Not Over, Visual AIDS / LaMaMa Galleria NYC 2013

Millennium Magazines, Museum of Modern Art NYC 2012

Strange Birds, Center for Book Arts NYC 2012

The (S) Files, El Museo del Barrio NYC 2011

Double-Bill, Art in General NYC 2010

Mold, Rotterdam, 2009 / Istanbul, 2007 / Ghent 2008

Unsteady, Studio 1.1, London 2006

This Hard, Gem-like Flame, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas 2005

The Record Show, Exit Art NYC 2001

The Pineal Body w / Gail Thacker at Jenny Moore NYC 2001

Fashioned, White Box Gallery NYC; 1998 / Philadelphia 1998

Alternatives, Hallwalls, Buffalo 1995

Mob @ Speedway, Speedway Gallery, Boston 1993

The Naming of the Colors, White Columns NYC 1993

Dress Codes, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston 1993

Mob @ 620 Pavonia, Ave. C6, Jersey City 1992

Selections by Carl Hazlewood, Artists’ Space NYC 1990

Mob @ 3 Boys from Italy, Pizzeria, Jersey City 1989

On Paper / Of Paper, Aljira Arts Inc., Newark 1984

Awards, Residencies

Braziers Artists Workshop, UK 2004

Creative Capital Foundation 2002

Braziers Artists Workshop, UK 1999

New Jersey State Council on the Arts 1992

Usine Ephemere, Paris 1989

Projects / Collaborations with Kathleen White

alLuPiNiT (the new york city environ mental magazine) co-editor w/ Rafael Sánchez, vol.1: Luther Price, Winter 2008; vol. 2: Rats !!!, Fall 2008; vol. 3: TABBOO!, Winter, 2009 -10; vol. 5: Hunter Reynolds / Survival AIDS, Spring 2011

Dolmen Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art & Citizenry 2011, Ms. Bette Midler; 2012, 2013 Dr. Steve Cannon

TABLE 2004, ongoing >

Somewhat Portable Dolmen 2007, ongoing >

REVOLVER, Participant Inc, 2004

The Three Voices, Participant Inc / Performa 2005

(A) Rake’s Progress, Momenta Art, 2014

Sounds Texts, Momenta Art, 2014


B O D Y, Fletcher, Jim, (interview) Rafael Sánchez, “Balloons Talk” bodyliterature.com (2004) pub. July 1, 2014

McKenzie, Philip, FutureMark / “Transcendent Ideas of the Near Future” interview, Influencer Conference, New York, NY, 2013

ferran el otro, Pipa, “If The Medium is The Message, What Happens When the Medium(s) Disapear(s)?” is. # 1, Barcelona, 2012

Sur Rodney Sur, (interview) Rafael Sánchez Visual Aids Web Gallery, “The Architecture of Loss / Mark Morrisroe 1959-1989”. April, 2011

Goldberg, Roselee, PERFORMA, New Visual Art Performance, Rafael Sánchez / The Three Voices, pg. 65, Performa NY / Art Publishers, 2007

Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, “Rafael Sánchez: Balloons Umbrellas Turntables” October 1, 2004

Smith Regina, Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, “Squaring the Circle: The Invocations of Rafael Sánhez” is. no. 62, Spring 2001

Jackson, Susan, Time Out New York, “Sheer Art Attack” is. no. 172, January 7-14, 1999

Adams, Brooks, The Print Collector’s News Letter, “ New Humanist Photography” Vol. XXVII #2, 1996

Kenny, Kay, The Jersey Journal, “Art Makes the Medicine Go Down Easier”, April 7, 1995

Sánchez, Rafael, “Panorama with Hood Ornament” Boston School, exhibition catalogue, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Lia Gangitano editor, 1995

Arning, Bill, The Naming of the Colors, exhibition catalogue, White Columns, Kirby Gookin co-editor, 1993

Zimmer, William, The New York Times, “Painting with Peanut Butter and Jelly”, December 29, 1991


On Untitled, 1985 by Mark Morrisroe, 99 Objects / Whitney Museum of American Art, 2015

Mark Morrisroe’s Letters and Drawings, Fales Library NYU, 2011