Quisqueya Henríquez

Quisqueya Henríquez



Havana, Cuba, 1966


Henriquez was born in Havana, Cuba and lives and works in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. After graduating from the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, Henriquez has exhibited throughout Latin America, Europe, and the US. In 2013, the artist participated in the Bronx Museum International Residency Program.

Quisqueya Henríquez’s work addresses aspects related to cultural and gender stereotypes, insularity, social contrasts and popular aesthetics in urban and rural spaces, as well as preconceived notions that operate in the universal imagination about the Caribbean region. She works from the field of interdisciplinarity, mixing diverse resources and disciplines such as collage, video, action, printing on non-conventional media, and the exhibition of projects – many of them ephemeral – outside of institutional spaces. She is interested in questioning the permanence of obsolete categories and unnecessary borders, not only in the creation process, but also in the social dimension of the work that comes mainly from the decontextualization and recontextualization of materials, objects and experiences that she uses in her artistic practice.

Henríquez has had solo exhibitions at Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI; and The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD. She has been included in group exhibitions at Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico; Frost Museum of Art, Miami, FL; 23 Bienal Nacional, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and 8 Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador. Before traveling to the Miami Art Museum, Henriquez’s mid-career retrospective at the Bronx Museum of the Arts garnered a review in the New York Times.

Her work is in important private and public collections including El Museo del Barrio, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Miami Art Museum; Cintas Foundation, NY; Rhode Island School of Design; and Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, NY, among others. The September 2007 issue of ARTnews named Henríquez one of 25 art world trendsetters.