Contemporary artist Quisqueya Henriquez passes away

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After years of battling stomach cancer, prominent Dominican artist Quisqueya Henriquez died at the age of 58. She was born in Cuba, but lived and worked most of her life in the Dominican Republic.

She had studied art at the Faculty of Art of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo and the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) in Havana, Cuba. She worked in the mediums of sculpture, photography, sound art, installation art, video art, and collage. Henríquez participated in numerous international exhibitions and biennials.

Henríquez is known as an avant-garde artist who worked in the mediums of sculpture, photography, sound art, installation art, video art and collage. She was non-conventional and addressed issues such as adversity, the stigma of climate, race, ethnicity and gender as happening in Caribbean and Latin American cultures. She incorporated the colors and...

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