Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Nicolás Estévez Raful

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Bronx, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2006, 2007

Nicolás Dumit Estévez treads an elusive path that manifests itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05 and 07, IDENSITAT, Prague Quadrennial, The Pontevedra Biennial, The Queens Museum of Art, MoMA, Printed Matter, P.S. 122, Hemispheric Institute of Performance Art and Politics, Provisions Library, El Museo del Barrio, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Franklin Furnace, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. During the past seven years Estévez has received mentorship in art in everyday life from Linda Mary Montano, a historic figure in the performance art field. Montano and Estévez have also collaborated on several performances. Residencies include P.S. 1/MoMA, Yaddo, and the MacDowell. He has received grants from Art Matters, Lambent Foundation, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Printed Matter, and Puffin Foundation. Estévez Holds an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and an M.A. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He has curated numerous exhibitions, was born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, and now lives and works in the South Bronx.

Studios

Heyward

Nicolás Estévez Raful worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the east side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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