Raúl de Nieves

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Raúl de Nieves is a multimedia artist, performer, and musician, whose wide-ranging practice investigates notions of beauty and transformation. De Nieves’ visual symbolism draws on both classical Catholic and Mexican vernacular motifs to create his own unique mythology. Through processes of accumulation and adornment, the artist transforms readily available materials into spectacular objects, which he then integrates into immersive narrative environments.

Recent solo institutional exhibitions include Entre las manos del tiempo, Morán Morán, Mexico City, MX (2024); and imagine you are here, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (2023); A window to the see, a spirit star chiming in the wind of wonder..., Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (2023); The Treasure House of Memory, ICA Boston, Boston, MA (2021); Eternal Return & the Obsidian Heart, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, FL (2021); and Reemerge the Zero Begins Your Life, Eternal is Your Light, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2020). De Nieves has participated in numerous group exhibitions including those at Hauser & Wirth, The Highline, MoMA PS1, the 2017 Whitney Biennial, K11 Foundation, Documenta 14, Performa 13, ICA Philadelphia, The Watermill Center, The Kitchen, Artist’s Space and numerous other venues. His work is included in public collections at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. De Nieves was born in 1983, in Michoacan, Mexico and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Solo Show

Carnage Composition


Group Show

De Por Vida


Solo Show

As Far As UUU Take Me


Solo Show

El Rio


Selected Press

Jan 30 2024

My New Orleans

Prospect New Orleans Announces Artist List for Prospect.6

Oct 19 2023

New York Times

At Museums and Galleries, a Spirit of Togetherness

Oct 12 2023


Seattle art spaces for solace and contemplation

Jun 2 2023

Baltimore Fishbowl

Mexican artist Raúl de Nieves to transform East Lobby of Baltimore Museum of Art

Apr 20 2023


Raúl de Nieves, Brontez Purnell, and Others Unearth John Giorno’s Legacy at the Joule Hotel

Sep 1 2022

Architectural Digest Arte

Adornar La Memoria

Aug 4 2022

Joan Mitchell Foundation

In the Studio: Raúl de Nieves

Jun 1 2022


Raúl de Nieves Tells Ryan McNamera About the University of Desire

May 27 2022

The New Yorker

Goings on About Town

May 25 2022

The New York Times

What To See in N.Y.C. Galleries Right Now

Jan 6 2022


Identity and Transformation in the Art of Raúl de Nieves

Dec 23 2021

Artnet News

‘I Got to See a Lot of Celebration’: Watch How Artist Raúl de Nieves Fuses Mexican Craft Traditions and Queer Club Culture

Sep 16 2021

Boston Globe

Sculptor Raúl de Nieves fuses memory, myth, and Mexican tradition in ‘Treasure House’ at ICA

Sep 13 2021

Artnet News

Here Are the 13 U.S. Museum Shows That Matter This Fall, From a Survey of 21st-Century Feminisms in Berkeley to a Radical Art Rediscovery in Atlanta

Aug 30 2021


At the ICA, Artist Raúl de Nieves Investigates Memory and Mastery

Jul 16 2021

The New Yorker

A Surprise-Packed Exhibition on the High Line

Apr 28 2021


Dreaming on the Dancefloor with Raúl de Nieves

Apr 2 2021


Raúl de Nieves - Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Feb 11 2021


In “De Por Vida,” New York’s Company Gallery Explores The Liminal

Jan 11 2021

The Guardian

'I wanted to honor this moment': what to expect from US artists in 2021

Nov 20 2020

Miami New Times

Raúl de Nieves Explores Queerness and the Cyclicality of Life at MOCA

Oct 21 2020


What's New in Miami This Fall

Oct 13 2020

Time Out

Raúl de Nieves: Eternal Return and The Obsidian Heart

May 4 2020

Surface Magazine

Quarantine Culture: 5 Ways to Experience Design and Art Without Leaving Your Home

Mar 24 2020


Miss Having Company Over? Join Artists for a “Sunset Reading” and an Evening of Erotic Poetry

Feb 18 2020


High Line in New York Unveils Public Art Commissions, as Conceived by Future Venice Biennale Curator Cecilia Alemani

Feb 1 2020

Miami and Beaches

Raúl de Nieves Exhibition at Miami Museum of Contemporary Art

Dec 5 2019


The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Nov 24 2019


The Out100 Artists of the Year 2019

Oct 8 2019

Contemporary Art Daily

Raúl de Nieves, As Far As UUU Take Me

Oct 1 2019

The New Yorker

Goings On About Town: Raúl de Nieves

Sep 25 2019


6 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York This Fall

Sep 4 2019


The September Openings: Must-see Shows

Jun 18 2019

Fashion Week Daily

KAWS and Other Artists Design Trophies for Love Ball III

Jun 18 2019


Preview the Six Artist-Designed Trophies for Love Ball III

Jun 12 2019

LA Times

Critic’s Notebook: MOCA on the rebound? Three strong shows and free entry are welcome signs of change

Apr 27 2019


How Rising Art Star Raúl de Nieves Got His Start in Queer Spaces

Apr 5 2019


From A Decadent LACMA X UCCA Party To A $14.8 Million Kaws: The Highlights Of Hong Kong Art Week

Mar 29 2019


Inside the Sumptuous Exhibition Glowing Atop a Hong Kong Tower

Mar 28 2019


Leading Light: In Hong Kong, Developer Adrian Cheng Inaugurates New Project With Art Show High in the Sky

Mar 22 2019

Galerie Magazine

Highlights from Art Dubai 2019

Feb 26 2019


Meet the 21 Designers, Stylists, Models, and Insiders Who Are Re-Energizing Fashion In N.Y.C.

Feb 20 2019


35 things to do in Cleveland through Feb. 27

Feb 11 2019


Raúl de Nieves at Transformer Station, Cleveland

Feb 8 2019


Raúl de Nieves: Fina and the Lives of Objects

Jan 31 2019

Cleveland Museum of Art

Raúl de Nieves: Fina

Jan 24 2019


Michelangelo's "Hand of God" and other must-see objects coming to Cleveland Museum of Art in 2019

Jan 22 2019

NBC News

10 must-see Latino art shows in 2019

Dec 31 2018


Confessions On The Dance Floor: Reveries From The Gay Bar

Dec 10 2018

Document Journal

Raúl de Nieves creates a magical carousel with Bulgari and Art Production Fund

Dec 5 2018


Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away: Raúl de Nieves Conjures Fantastical Carousel in Miami

Dec 5 2018

The Cut

At Art Basel, Life’s a Big Merry-Go-Round

Dec 4 2018

Architectural Digest

Bulgari and Art Production Fund Enlist Raul de Nieves to Create a Fantastical, Rome-Inspired Carousel at Art Basel Miami Beach

Dec 3 2018

The New York Times

All the Pretty Horses! A Carousel at Art Basel

Nov 30 2018


Raúl de Nieves at Freedman Fitzpatrick

Nov 30 2018

Art Production Fund

Raúl de Nieves: When I Look At You I See The Sun

Oct 29 2018

LA Times

Review: Raúl de Nieves' bedazzled mosaics and fantastical little friends at Freedman Fitzpatrick

Jun 6 2018

Art Viewer

Altered at Company

Apr 5 2018


raúl de nieves makes kaleidoscopic sculptures from plastic beads

Apr 1 2018


Raúl de Nieves Sparkles Fly

Feb 7 2018


Raúl de Nieves & Colin Self Harmonize

Dec 27 2017


Raúl de Nieves: Most Likely to Define American Art

Nov 13 2017

NBC News

Mexican-American Artist Finds Beauty in Everyday Objects

Aug 17 2017

T Magazine

The Other Side of the Wall: A New Generation of Latino Art

May 28 2017

The Baltimore Sun

Q&A: Artist Raúl de Nieves talks about preciousness, passion, and process

May 16 2017


In Studio with Raúl de Nieves: Whitney Biennial's Nightlife-Inspired Standout

Apr 26 2017


exclusive film spotlights raúl de nieves' 'stained glass' mural for the whitney biennial

Apr 17 2017

New York Magazine

A Trip Into the Bead-Strewn Studio of a Whitney Biennial Artist

Apr 3 2017

W Magazine

In the Studio with Raúl de Nieves, the Would-Be New Star of the Whitney Biennial

Mar 18 2017


From Striking Photos To Surprising Stained Glass, A Wide-Ranging Whitney Biennial

Mar 17 2017


The Whitney Biennial Is Brimming With Design-Minded Works

Mar 8 2017

The New York Times

A User’s Guide to the Whitney Biennial

Feb 21 2017


A Whitney Biennial on Fifth Avenue? Tiffany & Co. to Host Provocative Artist Collaborations in Its Fabled Windows

Feb 7 2017


Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self

Dec 13 2016


The Top Emerging Artists of 2016

Dec 4 2016


Dustin Yellin’s Miami Basel Reqs, for a Last Minute Art Binge

Dec 3 2016

Art F City


Dec 2 2016


The 10 Most Outstanding Sculptures of NADA Miami Beach 2016

Dec 2 2016

The Art Newspaper

Whitney Biennial-bound artists take a bow in Miami

Dec 2 2016

Art Observed

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: NADA at the Deauville Resort and Hotel, December 1st – December 4th, 2016

Sep 26 2016


Raúl De Nieves

Jul 14 2016


A Bedazzled Alternate World Where Death Comes to Life

Jul 1 2016

Spike Art

Views: Raùl de Nieves "El Rio"

Jun 23 2016


Raul de Nieves

May 23 2016

The New York Times

What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

May 2 2016


15 New York Gallery Shows Where You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This June

Jan 23 2014

BOMB Magazine

Raul De Nieves by Brian Chidester


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