MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTED RAFAEL DOMENECH: ESTUARY
The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) presents Estuary [Pavilion for MOAD], a work by Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech.
Estuary is the second iteration of MOAD Projects, series of exhibitions that features work by Miami-based artists, including distinguished MDC and New World School of the Arts alumni and faculty. The project is curated by Isabela Villanueva.
Commissioned by MOAD, it functions on multiple levels—as a public sculpture, a reflection on the written word, a platform for live performances and public gatherings, and a meditative environment. It is made from everyday construction materials, such as aluminum framing, and can mutate into a variety of distinct spatial configurations. Large panels or “pages” of construction mesh feature laser-cut texts that will change throughout the duration of the project.
Rafael Domenech earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New World School of the Arts. His artistic practice investigates notions of architecture and urban design, public gathering spaces, and publishing methodologies.
He was the recipient of awards from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and the Cintas Fellowship. His work has been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain, Brest, France; The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; SculptureCenter, New York; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; The Bass Museum, Miami Beach; and Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Estuary [Pavilion for MOAD] is the second iteration of MOAD Projects, a new series of exhibitions that features work by Miami-based artists, including distinguished Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts alumni and faculty. MOAD Projects provides a platform for local artists to realize new projects or exhibit recent bodies of work, as well as for investigations of understudied historical developments in Miami’s cultural past. MOAD Projects expands upon the swing/SPACE/Miami alumni exhibition series that began in 2013.