QUISQUEYA HENRIQUEZ

Quisqueya Henriquez provokes conventions of race, ethnicity, and gender encountered in Caribbean and Latin cultures and practiced universally.  Working across collage, print, video, installation, and sound, Henriquez connaturalizes stereotypes originating in corporeal notions of beauty and athleticism and expanding to manifest destinies perpetuated by contemporary ideals of cognitive ability, economic achievement, political power, and art history. Compared to the compounded systems they expose, Henriquez’s subjects seem grotesque in their banality and implication of the viewer in cultural counterfeit.

 

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. Henriquez has had solo exhibitions at Centro Cultural de Espana, 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 Oglethorpe University 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 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 Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, NY, among others. The September 2007 issue of ARTnews named Henriquez one of 25 art world trendsetters. 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.

Born in 1966 in Havana, Cuba; lives and works in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

EDUCATION

 

1987-1992
Instituto Superior de Arte , Havana, Cuba
Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2012
After Some Twisted Lines, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Converge, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

 

2010
The Noise of Others, Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

2009
The Damage is Done, BARNA, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

2008
The World Outside: A Survey Exhibition 1991-2007, Miami Art Museum

 

2007
A Heap of Paradise, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
The World Outside: A Survey Exhibition 1991-2007, Bronx Museum, NY

 

2006
Intertextuality, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2002
Recent works, CRP Arte Actual, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

2001
From the Series: Mockeries.  Author Selection, VI Bienal Internacional de Tenerife
Centro de Fotografía de la Isla de Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain.

 

2000
Sala 7, Proyecto de Arte Contemporaneo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico, DF
Inova, Institute of Visual Arts at The University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee
Panorama, Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

1997
Xsite, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Projecto City/Cidade, Espacio Cultural Sergio Porto, Río de Janeiro, Brazil
Project City, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL.

 

1996
Quisqueya Henriquez/Consuelo Castaneda Collaborations, Morris-Healy Gallery, New York, NY

 

1995
Real – More Real, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

 

1994
Intar Gallery, New York, NY

 

1993
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR

 

2018
The World’s Game: Futbol and Contemporary Art, Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL
Solid Abstraction: Disobedience Strategies in Contemporary Cuban Art, Miami Biennale, Miami, FL
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY; Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
In terms of collage, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 

2017
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
No burden as heavy, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

 

2016
Resonance / Dissonance: Video Works by Women Artists, Frost Art Museum FIU, Miami, FL
PROMPT, McColl Center for Art and Innovation, Charlotte, NC

 

2015
100+ Degrees in the Shade, A Survey of South Florida, Miami, FL
Global Positioning Systems: Uses of History, Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL
Self Proliferation, Girls Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Wild Noise, El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

 

2014
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Metabolic Bodies, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Beyond the Supersquare, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Image Search: Photography from the Collection, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL

 

2013
The Eye on Time, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico
Honey, I Rearranged the Collection, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

 

2012
SHUTTER: Selected Photography and Film from the CINTAS Foundation
Fellows Collection, Miami Dade Collage, Miami, FL

 

2011
Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
The Pleasure of Slowness, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY
Sum of the Parts, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2010
Between Here and There: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum, FL
Guerilla Store 2, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
El Ruido de Otros, Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2009
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
With You I Want to Live, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

2008
Geografias (in)visibles, Collection Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, International tour
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2007
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Real Time, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Infinite Island, Brooklyn Museum of Art, curated by Tumelo Mosaka, Brooklyn, NY
Destroy This City, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2006
A Room of One’s Own, Frost Museum of Art, Miami, FL
Metro Pictures, MoCA, North Miami, FL

 

2005
Individual project Parallel to Art Basel. Buena Vista Building Suite #216, Miami, FL
Project Spaces, Artist Space, New York, NY
Mapping Space, Selections from the Collection, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Que no me quiten lo pintao, The visual codes from el merengue, Centro León, Santiago, Dominican Republic and Museo Bellapart, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

2005
23 Bienal Nacional, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Rep. Dom.

 

2004
Quirky, Odd And Out of Sort, Five artists react to stereotypes, MACLA, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana, San Jose, CA
8 Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador
Curador Curado, Clark Space, Montreal, Canada
Travesías Arte Contemporaneo de España y República Dominicana, Centro Cultural de España, Dominican Republic

 

2004
No Lo Llames Performance, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

 

2003
V Bienal del Caribe, Museo de Arte Moderno, Dominican Republic

 

2002
Interplay, The Moore Space, Miami, FL
No Place, IFA Galerie Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Tutto Normale, Villa Medici, Roma, Italy

 

2001
Curador-curado, Museo De Arte Moderno, MAM, Santo Domingo
Políticas de la Diferencia, Arte latinoamericano de fin de siglo, La Generalitat de Valencia
Cada Cual Sabe Lo Suyo, Cuatro propuestas a discrecion, Carmen Rita Pérez I Arte Actual. Dominican Republic
Globe-Miami-Island,  Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

 

1998
New Installations, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA

 

1997
Breaking Barriers, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Suenos Concertos, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia
Insite 97, Private time in public spaces, San Diego, CA
Crossing and Departures; Making Art in Miami, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
The Crystal Stopper, Lehman Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
1997 South Florida Cultural Consortium, Media and visual artist fellowship exhibition, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

 

1996
On/In/Through, Morris-Healy Gallery, New York, NY
Sculpture, Preview-Review, Cohen Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Vivir es dejar huellas, Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico
Warehouse Project, Quisqueya Henriquez, Consuelo Castañeda Colaboraciones, Miami, Florida

 

1996
Defining the Nineties, Consensus-making in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami, FL

 

1995
Human Nature, Exhibition and auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

 

1994
Selected Gallery Artists, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida
Las Nuevas Majas, Otis Art Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
A Day By Day, Marta Gutierrez Gallery, Miami, FL

 

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RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

 

2017
Acquisition Award Nominee, EFG Bank and ArtNexus, Miami, FL

 

2013    
The Bronx Museum International Residency Program

 

2012
Artist-in-Residence, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

 

2002
Eduardo Leon Jimenes

 

1997-98
The Cintas Fellowship

 

1996
South Florida Cultural Consortium, Visual and Media Artist Fellowship

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Ninart Centro de Cultura, Mexico
Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin Collage, Oberlin, Ohio
Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
The Henry Buhl Foundation, New York, New York
Centro de Fotografia de Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain
Cintas Foundation, New York, New York
Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, Providence
Frost Museum, Miami, Florida
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

Lines of Fracture
In terms of collage
No burden as heavy
Amerika
Metabolic Bodies
Quisqueya Henriquez: After Some Twisted Lines
Don’t Get High On Your Supply
Sum of the Parts
Quisqueya Henriquez: A Heap of Paradise
Real Time
Destroy this City
Quisqueya Henriquez: Intertextualidad