Ana Mas Projects, Barcelona / San Juan
Quisqueya Henríquez provokes conventions of race, ethnicity, and gen_der encountered in Caribbean and Latin cultures and practiced uni_versally. Working across collage, print, video, installation, and sound, Henríquez naturalizes stereotypes originating in corporeal notions of beauty and athleticism and expanding to manifest destinies perpetua_ted by contemporary ideals of cognitive ability, economic achievement, political power, and art history. Compared to the compounded systems they expose, Henríquez’s subjects seem grotesque in their banality and implication of the viewer in cultural counterfeit.
Henríquez was born in Havana, Cuba and lives and works in Santo Do_mingo, Dominican Republic. After graduating from the Instituto Supe_rior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, Henríquez has exhibited throughout Latin America, Europe, and the US. In 2013, the artist participated in the Bronx Museum International Residency Program. She has had solo exhi_bitions at Centro Cultural de Espana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Repu_blic; Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI; and The Contemporary Museum, Baltimo_re, MD. She has been included in group exhibitions at Oglethorpe Uni_versity Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; 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. Her work is in important pri_vate and public collections including El Museo del Barrio, New York; Mu_seum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Miami Art Museum; Cintas Foundation, NY; Rhode Island School of Design; and Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, NY, among others. The September 2007 issue of ARTnews named Henríquez one of 25 art world trendsetters. Before tra_veling to the Miami Art Museum, Henríquez’s mid-career retrospective at the Bronx Museum of the Arts garnered a review in the New York Times.