Rob Goyanes

Postcard for Domingo Castillo’s exhibition “New Acquisition,” 2019 (Still from “One Froggy Evening,” 1955)

Goyanes photo by OK Mccausland

I’m a writer and editor from Miami, Florida, living in Los Angeles. Besides my nonfiction and fiction work, I also provide public relations and communications services, mostly in the art world. Feel free to reach out with inquiries. 


Some press:
“A Peek Behind the Bloodstained Curtains of the Blacklips Performance Cult,” The New York Times Magazine, 2023

Paper Trail, Bookforum, 2021

“Aesthetics and Politics at the New Museum Triennial,” The New Yorker, 2018 


2024. “Those That Are Fools: At Clownchella,” the Paris Review
2024. “Wading Through: The uncanny pull of Ahmed Morsi’s fish,” Frieze
2023. “Letters to the Lost,” Los Angeles Times
2023. “Gala Porras-Kim wants to know: ‘Can a museum be a cemetery? Or a Crate & Barrel?’” Los Angeles Times
2023. Peter Gronquist interview, BOMB online
2023. “Sak pase? N’ap boule: Viktor El-Saieh’s TIM-TIM,” Burnaway
2022. “Double Fantasy,” CREEM  
2022. “Love Language” (part 1, 2, and 3), Cultured
2022. “The Sequence Doesn’t Matter: Faith Ringgold at New Museum,” Spike
2020. “Seduce and Destroy: Hannah Levy’s Dangerous-Looking Sculptures,” Art in America
2019. Brian Evenson interview, BOMB
2019. “The Ecological War on Gaza,” Jewish Currents
2019. “Elaine Khan’s Romance or The End,” BOMB
2018. “Last Resort,” Affidavit
2018. “How a Russian Librarian Aimed to Cheat Death,” GARAGE
2017. “I Won’t Fear My Passions Like a Coward,” Los Angeles Review of Books
2017. “A Palace of Unsaids,” e-flux journal    
2016. “An archive reveals the personal and political realities of Iraqi Jews, but mysteries remain,” The Miami Herald  
2015. “Asif Farooq’s Paper Plane,” Interview

2024. the future is present, the harbinger is home, Prospect New Orleans (catalog copyeditor, forthcoming)
2024. So Be It! Asé! Photographic Echoes of FESTAC ’77, GRAY (editor and proofreader, forthcoming)
2024. McArthur Binion and Jules Allen: Me and You, GRAY (editor and proofreader)
2023. A Dark Plunge, Torkwase Dyson, GRAY (editor and proofreader)
2023 - present. Art Basel Stories (copyeditor)
2023. Blacklips: Her Life and Her Many, Many Deaths, ANOHNI and Marti Wilkerson, Anthology Editions (assistant editor)
2023. Escape from the Great American Novel, Drew Lerman, Radiator Comics (copyeditor)
2022. News, Sports, and Weather: Televisual Tactics in Black Art, 1973-1994, Northwestern University PhD dissertation, Grace Deveney (editor)
2022. Cultured magazine, April/May issue (senior editor)
2021. “Shannon Cartier Lucy and a Web of Uncertainty,” Hassla Books (copyeditor)
2017 - 2021. American Way magazine (copyeditor)
2016. Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (website proofreader)

Grants & awards
2021. City Artist Corps Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts 
2017. Art Writing Workshop, IACA/Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation
2017. Public Space Challenge, Miami Foundation (Miami Music Club)
2017. Bas Fisher Invitational, Open Call for Projects (Miami Music Club)
2017. Mastermind Award, Miami New Times (Miami Music Club)
2016. Knight Arts Challenge, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, (Miami Music Club)
2013. Community Supported Art Program, Cannonball 
2012. Miami Writer’s Prize, Artlurker 

Residencies, teaching
2024 - present. The Prose Workshop (private writing workshop)
2019. Key West Literary Seminar, writer-in-residence
2018. Contemporary Art Stavanger, Residency in Art Writing, Stavanger, Norway
2017. Crypta747 Residency, shortlisted, Torino, Italy
2016. ICA, Miami: Residents (Miami Music Club)
2015. Writer in Residence, Meta-Gallery at Locust Projects, Miami
2014. Teacher in Residence, MOCA, North Miami
2013. Writer in residence, General Practice, Miami

“Netherlandish Proverbs,” Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1599 

“The Ears Between Worlds Are Always Speaking,” Postcommodity, 2017