Abel González Fernández

Abel González Fernández (Havana, 1991) is a writer and curator based in New York. Currently, he is a 2023 MA candidate at the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS), Bard College. He received a Bachelor's degree in Literature from the University of Havana, in 2015, where he engaged with the contemporary art scene through research-based and conceptual art practices, questioning art history as a language of power, and a source of social imaginaries making. González Fernández has curated exhibitions in Havana, Berlin, Tokyo and New York. In 2019, he was awarded with the Prince Claus Fonds Next Generation Program. In 2022, he curated Sin Autorización, Contemporary Cuban Art at the Wallach Gallery, Columbia University. He is the 2022 Caribbean Cultural Institute fellow at Perez Art Museum Miami. Currently, he is working on his upcoming show at Cranbrook Art Museum (Detroit) in 2024. With a growing interest in latinx contemporary art, he is developing a thesis project at CCS about pop culture in decolonial contexts, and how Latinx identity could be understood as a hub for the cultural and political interchange between Latin America and latino population in the US.

Events and Residencies


April 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm
Music/Sound, Time-Based Visual Art
DeForrest Brown Jr.
April 20–28, 2023
Music/Sound, Residency
DeForrest Brown Jr.