In 1955 he exhibited at the Third Biennial Spanish American Art in Barcelona, Spain. For several years he taught in secondary education institutes recognized Caracas among which may be mentioned the Liceo Andres Bello, the Lyceum and Lyceum Fermín Toro Application. By 1955 he was arrested by the National Security and imprisoned for disseminating Marxist ideas from the classroom. In 1957 there was another clash between the Independents and the Board of Conservation and Development of the MBA, which approves rules for selecting the participating works in the Salon des Independants. Again, Rovaina disagrees with this fact in extensive articles in the media capital. However, participates regularly in the official Salon. In the years following exhibitions organized with the aim of bringing the art of social content to the cities of the interior, with works by the Free Art Workshop, the TAR and AVAPI.
In 1979 he received the Golden Trowel Award at the XV Annual National Exhibition Hall for his work Armando Reveron Portrait of H. Dazai. In 1982 the HLG takes The Ranger (1955), a work with which is included in "Inquiry of the image (Figure, the scope, the object). Venezuela, 1680-1980. Exhibition theme. PART" (GAN, 1980 ) in the space devoted to the main representatives of social realism, a trend that will not leave completely Rovaina along its trajectory. Within its production highlights the iconographic study of historical evidence that Venezuelan Bolivar portraits, Paez, Black First, Sucre and Zamora. In the early eighties Ocumare residence Coast (State of Miranda) and is dedicated to providing free classes in painting. Back in the nineties, there are two retrospectives of his work organized by the City Council of the Federal District (Caracas, 1990) and the AVAP (1991).